Morning Thoughts: Red Flags vs. Fear

Fear is a FEELING produced by a perceived threat. We develop these based on our experiences and they can cause us to change the way we behave and react. A red flag is SIGNAL to this feeling of fear; causing us to either react or not react. Think of it like flag football: you want…

Rivers of Emotion

I used to read poetry and wonder how people managed to write things so heartbreakingly beautiful. One day I experienced true heartbreak for myself and the words poured out of me like a river. I didn’t see the beauty in those words until the pain healed. Oftentimes I go back to my rivers to visit…

Internal Sunshine

There is a certain kind of sunshine she carries within It sustains her in life She hears complaints from others during times of rain, thunder, or general overcast But can no longer relate No matter what the view may be outside; from her window to the world, all she will ever see is a bright…

Facing Your Shadow

What are you so afraid of? It’s no secret that there are parts of ourselves that we keep hidden from others, but what is to be said about the parts of ourselves that we keep hidden from ourselves? If you’re anything like me, you didn’t even realize these parts existed until major trauma caused them…

Heal

Sometimes in life we go through things; we experience them and handle them. We process the traumas and victories and we move on.  Though some time may pass, these things come up again. They may take on a different appearance, but they feel familiar. It’s in these moments that it’s easy to find comfort in…

Self Love or Self Righteous?

There is a difference between mastering the art of self love and being self righteous. Understand that there are over 7.6 billion people in the world and while you are unique and special, you can be replaced; in love, work, and other ventures. And for everything that you think you do best, there is likely…

She

She has a story to tell, though she does it mostly without words She speaks through silence She smiles with her eyes She loves with her actions and unconditional devotion The only lie she tells is that it doesn’t hurt. She has a delicate heart, and a resilient spirit She faces the world head on…

Waves of Pain

It’s going to hurt; this pain It will come in waves Some days it will consume you Swallow you whole Spit out your bare bones and leave them on the shore Other days you will wade The water will be calm You may feel brave enough to venture deeper; Progress is made But just as…

Will You Choose Inner Peace Or Ego?

There is always more to a situation than what can be seen on the surface.  Pain and offense come from viewing actions at face value. “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”  -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow If we…