Getting Back To MEnimalism :)

It has been about 4 to 5 years of practicing minimalism, and it’s gotten a lot easier a long the ways. However, we all know that minimalism isn’t just about the materials, it is also about the non-materials that can bunch up into our lives and our minds. The people, our type of work, hobbies, foods, etc. I’ve been trying to get back to the basics of eliminating anything that no longer serves me. And also eliminating myself from anything that no longer needs my services . I remember having this feeling back in 2010/2011 and ended up getting rid of my FaceBook, this time going on for 7 years. I’ve decided to leave my social platforms for work/creativity. I feel the further I get away from it, the better I feel. The same feeling of not getting involved in other “toxic entertainments” like the news, or other TV programs. I am ready for a deep cleanse, and want to encourage everyone as well. It is time to get back to the basics, and appreciate the simplicity of our own lives. We need to make more time for what really matters with ourselves. Now, this is a personal challenge, and not to say everyone has to do it, but to at lease try it and give yourself a break from time to time. I believe in the importance of adding value to your life, and sometimes that means stepping back, so you can go forward.

So what is there to do with your time?

  • CREATE

Spark up your interest/creation by doing something fun.

  • APPRECIATE

What is going on in your life right now? Can you make changes to it? What can you do to show your appreciation?

  • Do Something New

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?

  • Relax and Enjoy

You don’t have to always find something to do. Sometimes doing nothing is all the enjoyment you need at that time.

Take little steps for bigger rewards. And know that it’s okay to be missing out sometimes, it is not the end of the world :). 

Moj0

 

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I L.O.V.E You

We were walking on the hot sand before it turned cold, you grabbed my hand, and it was a tight hold.

What were you thinking of? 

The waves from the ocean were so powerful, and we were talking while admiring the its roaring sound, they were quite unmatchable.

It was beautiful.

I like that you weren’t afraid to look into my eyes, it was a feeling I haven’t had in some time.

What were you thinking of?

You explored my mind by sharing a piece of yours, what a feeling. A discovery coming to shore. 

I LEARN you. Taking in what you tell me, show me, and learning about what moves and soothes you. 

I Object! taking the negatives from what you experienced, and helping you discover the positives. I don’t want the negatives to draw you in, it will draw me in too, but together we can fight it, but only if you want to.

I Value you! the similarities, the differences, the black, white, and grey. I Value you as your own person. How you are now, and even how you were back then. 

Together we can EVOLVE. As individuals and as one. 

I L.O.V.E you! but Do you L.O.V.E me too? 

Moj0

You Get Tired Of It…

You Get Tired Of It…

And eventually become sick of it…figuratively and physically. 

What do you do????

You STOP!!!

As a coach, I often have the answers for others, but sometimes not for myself. But knowing myself, I have to constantly remind myself, and remind myself to remind myself again , and again (lol). This is a mindful activity that some people do, but many of us don’t actually have that ability as it is not a part of how we operate, and trust me it is not a skill. However, we can still enhance it.

When you get tired of what ever “IT” is, take this moment as an opportunity to reevaluate, readjust, redo. MEDITATE! or do whatever it is that helps you reconnect with yourself. I had to find what works for me, and sometimes it is more than one thing, however, the idea is to rid the negative distractions, and to become more at peace.

THINK about it. How can you receive anything, if you’re not open? How can you see with your eyes closed? We do a lot of things to distract ourselves, and continue the habit of the distraction, and yet never quite stop, sometimes not even pause for a moment. We just go and go and go……… next? It is a never ending cycle, and then we wonder why things aren’t progressing as they should. We are evolving in a lot of different ways, but maybe we need to evolve more internally. We are so fast to get somewhere, then before you know it, we aren’t really getting anywhere. We’re just spinning the wheels. 

This is why it is important to STOP! Breathe! Listen! and Trust!

STOP the negativity, by stopping what you are doing. Even when you entertain the negative, you are just as bad as the negative. Stop it. When you complain about someone else’s complaint, belief, lack of, gain, etc. You are just like them…. You ever think about the crazy stuff going on in the world, and see or hear others going back and forth about the rights and wrongs, but none of it is to remedy the actual problem itself. This means that we are the problem! 

Breathe. Know that what we cannot control is out of our control for a reason. It can be difficult to accept that, but once you do, you set yourself free to focus on what you can control. Like YOUrself. Some people tend to have control issues, wanting to manipulate situations, or others, because it makes them feel superior. But what better satisfaction than to have complete control over yourself and your life. Are you really in control? Don’t give that power to the distraction(s).

Listen. Because a lot of us just talk, and talk, and talk, sometimes about NOTHING! And it is annoying. How can one learn if they talk more than listen? All of us don’t have the answers, but we can all answer questions together. We can all come to a solution, but do we all want to Listen to each other?

Trust. You are tired, mentally, physically, maybe even emotionally, but trust that it means something to you. Think of putting  a puzzle together. When you get tired, the universe is trying to tell you something, but you have to find the missing pieces to put them together. This takes time. But this is why it is important to Stop, Breathe, Listen, and Trust. You have to put time into what you want, and sometimes you have to do absolutely nothing to figure it all out.

Life’s like a scavenger hunt, 

But….what will you collect along the way?

Moj0

He Said He Loves Me…

He Said He Loves Me…

Of course he did. And maybe he thought he did.

What does love mean to you? Maybe that’s what it was all along, and maybe we were both loving each other wrong.

We loved differently………

He said he misses me. And maybe he does.

But on the other hand all of that missing was the feeling I don’t miss when we once was.

It’s too late for all of the that, so he can miss me with the bullcrap. 

He said I was right. And I knew he would say that. They always do.

But it was never about being right or wrong, it was about being true…all along.

All the things he says to me now, doesn’t even matter now…..

I’ve always thought that was funny. The similarities of one wanting something so badly back then, and all of the sudden now the other.

It’s too late for all of that, so he can tell me he loves me, he can tell me he misses me, and that I was right all along…None of those sayings matter at this point, especially when you could have said back then.

Maybe those feelings weren’t valid then as they are now, but so are mine. I thought, and I’ve said a lot, but after time apart, I realized that I was right, and where I am now is where I belong.

Too bad you had to learn this way, but what more can I say…

Moj0

Don’t 4Get 2See Da Bea.you.ty of it @LL…

Don’t 4Get 2See Da Bea.you.ty of it @LL…

This is how you’ll keep your frequency going. Find the positive, and don’t be afraid to show it…..

Go ahead and look back, but don’t ever allow the past to attack. You’ve gone through enough already, so instead reflect….

What have you learned?

What will you take with you towards your upcoming lessons? You have another chance, and you will continue to have them, such a blessing.

See the beauty of it all. The ups, the downs, the smiles the frowns. All of these experiences are here to guide you, which way are you willing to take?

Which path is real, and which one is fake?

The action is up to us, so what will it take?

You are standing after that last fall, and that last one was pretty tough. Sometimes you feel like not getting up…..but you did, and it was good enough.

Realize what you did, how far you came, don’t ever water-down your mountain. It’ll turn into a big clod of mud, instead of an accomplishment. Your little successes deserve some recognition too. Give yourself more credit, and love yourself a little more too.

Remind yourself to keep going, but when you look back, know that you had to overcome that. You are here now, the past is back there now, but being here has allowed you to be prepared for the next round.

It’ll be easier this time around.

And you got it, the resilience you have is of nothing short of brilliance. Sometimes you see the test, and other times you feel tested. Being an overachiever, you already passed it, so think ahead, and enhance it.

See the beauty of it all.

You are still wearing that crown, no matter how many times you fall down.

And you do it with grace,standing there face to face with yourself. Only you are holding yourself back, and you know that.

But this time, looking in the mirror, you reflect once again. It’s been digested before, and this time you’re positively sure.

The beauty of it all, quite the figure of speech. It’s more than an external visual, and more like the state of BEing.

It is reflected from how you are feeling…

Moj0

I Feel Too Much…

I Feel Too Much…

I feel too much, so I’d rather not… 

But when I do, I sit back and reflect. Now why did I do that? There comes a time when your alter ego appears, and at the same time you don’t have control.  Well you do,  but it’s your alter ego doing the thinking, and behaving.  Now how do you feel? Different now huh? 

I feel too much, I’d rather not… but I do,  and even when I don’t feel like feeling, I still feel. I’ve come to embrace it, a lot of us don’t have that ability,  so why not. To feel is a gift, don’t  look at it as a curse. It’s what you do with it, your truest intentions, and sometimes it hurts. Can you feel it? You rather not, because of the simplicity of  not feeling. Not wanting to make life complicated.  Too easy. Nothing is simple,  so why not feel? Why not get closer to the  potential? Why not feel alive while living? 

Don’t be afraid to feel,  but rather feel to make a difference,  to love, and to live…it’s really that simple, if you are able to feel…

Moj0

Ask Yourself…

Ask Yourself…

Are you living your life fearfully or are you fulfilled fully?

I don’t know about you, but so much has changed for me in the year, but I couldn’t be happier where I am now. It took a lot out of me to get here, but now that I am here, I’m not leaving.

My “here” is myself….. Doing things that make me feel coMpletE….

Realizing that changes take a lot of sacrifices, and redirecting your focus, A LOT not just a time or two. It is different. You are becoming different, so this requires doing things differently. It is so uncomfortable, but that’s okay, we embrace it…we must learn to.

Life is seriously like a roller coaster, the thrill can be scary, excited, unsure, etc. But we must still learn to enjoy the ride. Or like when you’re commuting somewhere for the first time, you never know how the traffic is going to be until you drive. Just buckle up and go. Ask yourself, are you living, or are you just alive? Check in with yourself sometimes, and know that it is okay to take that step back to check in. Often times we’re just coastin’, and floatin’ through the days and become burnt out from it. Pause, breathe….or breathe, stretch, shake, let it go LOL (music break). Anyhow, take a break from your tasks…Living is not just about working, creating, eating, cleaning, and what have you, sometimes you just need to chill and not do anything. Or maybe you need to hang out around other people, or maybe alone. Ask yourself what you need to do so you can learn to live life fully, and in that moment…don’ just float around, you are not a balloon.

Remind yourself of this daily, it takes practice, but maybe you’ll become more aware of this and learn to appreciate your days, or learn to make them better…You deserve the best after all right? 

M0j0