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intuition

How To Listen To Your Intuition While Setting Intentions

“intuition is always right in at least two important ways;
It is always in response to something.
it always has your best interest at heart” – Gavin de Becker

Life is very mystic; respectfully so. So mystic in fact that humans work hard on coming up with reasons why things are the way they are and how it all works. What I tend to marvel is that I’ve experienced similar situations in my relationships with people.

I’ve learned about intention, that positive energy attracts positive energy, how loving and nurturing oneself will help one make the best decisions, how to detach from specific things, and to never take things personally.

TIP:  Best thing to do is write down desires for your life that continue to provide positive happiness. It is okay to do it over and over if things change over time. Be as specific as you can and try not to set intentions based off of attachment to any specific person, place, or thing.

Practice Until You Master: For a couple of years, I have been putting this wisdom into practice wondering why I haven’t seen the results I desire. I’m realizing that practice is necessary before mastering these universal rules. It seems I have been attracting eerily similar situations into my life although the people and circumstances differ.

Furthermore, I wonder that while practicing these wisdoms, was it imperative that I had to meet and interact with these people and experience these things before moving onto the things I truly want. I’ve never been the person to settle for an unhappy lifestyle. Especially because I am oozing with love and the intention to heal and make others happy. It wasn’t until fairly recently that I have learned that happiness starts from within and in order to be happy and love others, you must first start with yourself.

Desire Growth: I have always craved internal growth. And the craving gets stronger as I continuously define who I become and what it is I really want out of life.

How To Listen: External disturbances including your own mind can confuse you. It is important to maintain a balance of self reflection in order to hear your own soul. The light within us speaks clearly when we are calm, quiet, and ready.

Although life is mysterious, interesting, and not always easy to deal with, find reasons to smile, set your intentions, listen to the light within, and move forward.

Being Vulnerable

How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Can Change Your Life (VIDEO)

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” – Brené Brown

Ever since I could remember, I’ve been an open book. Some people consider that to be a weakness. I’ve come across so many people who are “private”, people who don’t want to speak about who they are or what their experience has been in order to protect themselves from the opinions of others and perhaps even themselves. We live in a world where we desire to “fit in”, we want the people we love to be proud of us and we have so many distractions that we can barely digest our deepest emotions. We become lost in a world that is so distracted by perfection that we lack love and concern for our feelings and soon, we don’t know what it is we feel unless we can speak about it.

So how do we practice vulnerability? How do we learn how to be honest with ourselves instead of being correct? How do we take on the courage to be vulnerable with ourselves in order to feel safe to be open with others?

Have The Courage To Be Honest With Yourself: I am sure you’ve all heard the saying before, “The Truth Shall Set You Free” When you are accepting of your emotions and your fears only then can you truly over come them. If you don’t confront what it is you are feeling, you can’t address it. Try talking about your fears to someone you feel comfortable with, someone who you believe won’t judge you this way you can come to terms with the feelings you are having. This isn’t necessarily because you need advice, but because you want to understand the depth of what you are feeling. 

Take Nothing Personally: We live in a world where people judge themselves. It is hard to find a spiritually strong person who loves themselves and are honest with others. It is important to understand that how people may react to your vulnerabilities is a reflection of how they feel about themselves. One of my favorite authors, Don Miguel Ruiz said, “Don’t take anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”

Prepare yourself to have the strength to be comfortable with your vulnerabilities. We are human and function the same way. No amount of money or confidence can take away anyones vulnerabilities. As a poet, I find that when I read my poetry to an audience, I am allowing people to relate and in turn they thank me for saying things that they couldn’t say. We are all experiencing different things. All scary and courageous things. Perhaps if we all start to be vulnerable, it may give people the courage to be vulnerable too. But remember, even if they aren’t at that emotional level of maturity, do not take it personally.

Practice Being Vulnerable: The more you practice being your true self, the easier it will become. Being vulnerable doesn’t mean you have to tell everyone what you have been through, only the things that make you who you are. The things that you fear from time to time, and the things you’d like to discover in life. Be vulnerable in a positive way. 

Don’t miss this TED talk by Brené Brown. She is the author of Daring Greatly 

What would you like to get out of being vulnerable?

Doodle 4 Google doodle courtesy of 11-year-old Audrey Zhang

This 11 Year Old Doodler Won a $30,000 Scholarship From Google

“To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life.” – Audrey Zhang

Thanks to Google’s 7th annual Doodle 4 Google Competition, Audrey Zhang, an 11-year-old girl from New York now has money to fund her college.

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Google asked children from grades K-12, to draw an invention that would make the world a better place. Google received over 100,000 submissions and chose 250 state finalists, 50 state winners, and 5 national age group winners.

Google offered Audrey the chance to spend a day with some animators to turn her doodle into a moving animation. The moving image shows can be seen on Google’s Home Page todayAs the animator and director for her project, she took the reigns on describing how she wanted the water to look and added a little imagination by adding ideas. Her inspiration comes from a novel she is currently writing.  

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After she completed the project, Audrey flew back to New York with the $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for her school. Google was so inspired by her doodle, they decided to donate $20,000 in her name to a water charity in Bangladesh dedicated to providing clean water for their schools.

Doodle 4 Google is an amazing event that takes place annually. Many students compete year after year showing true perseverance and determination. This year, Audrey’s perseverance granted her a new experience, scholarships, and inspiration to pursue her future goals.

Congratulations to every Doodle 4 Google Winner!

mike king best son surprises dad

An Amazing Son Surprises His Dad With A Promise Made Since 8 Years Old

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. – William Shakespeare

We all wish we could give back to the people who love us, especially our parents. Well this good son, Mike King, at the age of 8 was promising his old man something awesomely amazing. He knew his old man could only dream of having it. Take a look to see the reaction of the father and the son’s surprise.

Mike King has a “Go Fund me page” to accept donations for the maintenance of the car. The car doesn’t run well right now and he plans on giving these donations to his father.

Here is what Mike King had to say,

“Growing up my dad always dreamed of owning a 57 chevy bel-air. He grew up poor in a family of 7 children. He never thought he would be able to own his dream vehicle but would talk about it all the time. 

When I was 8 years old I promised him that on his 57th birthday I would buy him a 57 bel-air. I never forgot and was able to fulfill my promise.

Here is his reaction.

Explanation on what he was doing. One of our cornhole boards was broken and we were trying to rig it to stay up, while he was occupied I opened my garage to show the vehicle. He was too intent on fixing the board that he didn’t notice the garage opening which took my sister saying “theres something we can fix it with in the garage, there”.

Also when he states thats the one you have been showing me, that is because I had been,I had showed him pictures of the Bel air. (I have had it for over 2 years waiting to give it to him) We would talk about older vehicles so to gauge how much he would enjoy it etc I would show him pictures of it from the listing I found. He would get so excited and talk about owning something like that but that he “knew her never would be able to.”

What exciting things do you have planned for your father this father’s day??

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