You have a moral and spiritual obligation to share your gifts and walk in your purpose. Like...it's a REEEAAAALLLY big deal.
Think about it. Have you ever watched an interview of your favorite entertainer, leader, motivational speaker, athlete or entrepreneur? If so, do you notice when asked about how they got a point of notariety or even into their line of work, they often respond along the lines of " I'm not different than anyone else."
They are human but realise they found the answer to a common problem, fear and it's cousin, doubt. They realized that their great idea, vision, or passion really paved a road to understanding their purpose here on Earth. They tapped into it, developed it and shared with others. Now becaus3 they shared, you have someone to look up to and admire. What if they never shared?
It's not to say you have to or even need to be a well known person to make a difference with your gift, passions, and purpose. You just have to BE You and share. Its imperative because
1. You never know who's life you can absolutely transform
2. You never know who will take away key memories of the realness of your work, speech, invention, business, story, etc.
3. The more you give, the more you receive
4. You will a sense of peace and joy like no other
5. The service we provide to others is the price we pay while occupying this planet
6. You, your vision, your story, your experience, your talent matters
So if you're keeping something inside of you, you should really work on letting it go. Creative talents, great ideas, a book, a movie, or any talent, you HAVE to share, enthusiasticslly, authentically, and without expectation.
If you need any tips, feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org
By: Tiffany W.
There is a lot going on in the world and the media is having a great August so far. Story after story about international combat, death and violence; national story after story about police brutality, suicide, violence, and racial discrimination. These stories are powerful and the words used to report tell as much of a story, as the commentary the public has about them. Todays edition of "What We Can Learn From Wednesday" is dedicated to power of story telling! There's too much going on, that I don't feel justice is singling out one event or person.
One of the major premises of BE! lies in the power of story telling. Sharing of your mind and spirit to others or even back to yourself in reflection is powerful. Life is defined my transformation. To have life means that one organism is birthed, serves a greater function, duplicates, and passes along. From the amoeba, to the rose, to the elephant, to the human. We have the elaborate gift of communication, higher thought, and extravagant invention and innovation.
We as humans depend on one another for everything. Food, labor, and most importantly love. The lives we live are never just for ourselves. No matter how selfish or introverted one may be, we are connected and of course we get to choose how to embrace those connections. Story telling is truly utilizing the power of words to connect us to one another; to connect the past to the present and the present to the future. There are power in your words, no matter what others say.
There's many idioms that seek to play down the power of words.
" Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me."
"Actions speak louder than words."
"Talk is cheap."
" Its not what you say, its what you do."
With anything in life, its just not that black and white. Those statements are not only inaccurate but absolutely contextual. It depends on the culture, the person, and the context of the situation. Words are powerful. Words create wars, fights, relationship conflict, job terminations, and total shifts in people's self esteem.
Why am I bringing up all of this? Well I've had an overcharge of words since the weekend, which is partly why I hadn't wrote a post. There are so many stories currently circulating about death, hate, depression, rape, abuse, and violence! International, national and local news, everywhere, and it's become a little overwhelming. It's overwhelming because the words used to describe the incidents are so pensive; the stories told along with such incidents, spirit arousing. There power in words.
Make sure you understand the power of your words. The power of life's story. Do you share to heal and help, or hurt and spread hate? Do you know that your story, any story, of your life can change someone's life? There's so many stories I remeber from childhood that my elder family members , family friends or whomever else would probably never remeber sharing with me. There's power in words.
Because humans respond to matters of sex, violence and negativity, our society is really good about promoting anything along those lines. It gets people going. Likewise, social media perpetuates those storylines as well, but what if more people just shared themselves? Shared their true lives? Decided to be transparent every now and again, o how this world would change. It's began to happen with transparent figures like bloggers, vloggers, instagram, twitter, and facebook superstars!
The power of our words and stories can transform the world. It's been done time and time again. Words can bring about revolutions, healing, deliverance, joy and so much more.
When you speak, consider your words. When you want to speak about someone, consider your words. When you entertain someone speaking negatively about another, consider the words they're speaking. When you overcome or go thru a trialing period, consider the worss you can share.
Written by: Tiffany Wright
One notion I've learned to understand on my spiritual journey is that when you get so into yourself as "master of everything", you will experience humbling situations from henceforth faith replaces your need to control life. Every spiritual being has their time. Life happens. In and out of your control. You are responsible for what you do at every moment, but so is everyone else, and the greater force that connects us allows life to play out.
The higher level of consciousness one enters, the more you realize the world does not revolve around you. You are not the world, therefore all that you want, is not reflective of the natural order of life. Life is not about getting what you want. It's not about becoming what you want. It's about an experience of BEing; an experience of exchange, and experience of fulfilling purpose. Every living organism has a purpose on Earth.
When we are more connected to our need to control what exists, and what may occur, we ignore the greater picture of life, and tend to have weak emotional and spiritual capabilities; we cut off our ability to thrive on every level of our being. Consider yourself and anyone, who's greatest goal was financial success. Typically once attained, they feel empty or lost. When you want a position, or material item so much, you receive it, and still feel "unfulfilled". Or attaining any type of status, you may lack the presence of love from a partner, family or friends, and feel empty. When you focus on controlling life for your mere pleasure and desires, you find out, "something" will be missing." Once you lose a person, place or thing, your world will turn upside down. Life will not always go as you plan, which is a clear indication that your control is limited.
Here enters faith. It is no secret that there are forces that cannot be explained by science. Doings that occur way outside our realm of control, and they typically involve the variants of faith, hope and belief. Peace comes when you can exists in the flow of life. When you know that you can give, and give up power simultaneously. To exist in a flow means to live in minimal resistance to life. Don't beat yourself up; don't anger quickly; don't sulk in regret, repression, and resistance. Give what you can, whether it's your best or a little. The more you give in life, the more you will receive, but at every moment, it will look differently. Learn to put forth what you can, and learn to just BE! Occupying your mind with ideas of control, takes away the mystery of life. Have faith, no matter what, choose to slow your roll, and Just BE!
BE Faith Filled~
Written By: Tiffany W.
Control. A fine concept that allows us to reflect strength and resilience, or helplessness and stagnancy. It's a concept that some will feel they understand perfectly and others not so much. one of the most interesting understandings of control, is that your sense of it is fluid. It can change depending on age, and life circumstance. In general from childhood to our teenage years we are very clear on our ability to control adults, peers, and what we want. The concept of no and rejection often seems foreign, and even if we receive such notice, our superhuman mentality looks right past it. So much so, most of us have inflated ego's into our 20's or until we have a major experience that forces us to look at control differently.
For so long, I felt I had everything down. I was a hard working, detailed oriented, extremely analytical and organized individual, who knew what I wanted, and never considered the possibility of not getting what i wanted. Such thought processes kept me busy and excelling as a scholar, and leader in my respective community. If you looked at my planner, it was laid out each day from waking up, to showers, to eating, to sleep time. I was dedicated to my life like clockwork, and I never considered how life would be different. I was always busy, and always stepping up to be in control, and take the lead in something. Then I had a close friend at the time say, "Tiffany, let go. stop trying to control everything in your life; do something off schedule. I can't believe you schedule your bubble baths. step out your routine." That conversation changed my life, and every since then I've been trying to find my balance.
My sense of control made my sense of adulthood come really early, and by 22, I was somewhat burned out. I honestly wanted to experience life not being obsessed with controlling everything, and learn to just ease up. The result was not always what I expected because when you take "yourself" out of something, you learn to feel. You learn to be present. you learn to be mindful, and you really learn about yourself, the world, and people on a whole other level. When you experience the world with this sense of consciousness, and life throws you curve balls or you tend to make decisions that turn in to lessons, it can get easy to blame, guilt, and attack yourself. I can say 5 years later, I am back to where I started. To be resilient isn't to just keep going without feeling, or processing, but its to understand that yes, we do have SOME control over our lives; and whatever happens, we are not those events...those events are consequences of a series of actions...but they do not define us.
One who commits a crime is not a criminal...they are a BEing that committed a crime. One who loses a job is not a failure, they merely lost an opportunity and can be opening of another. If you lose your home or spouse, it may be very difficult, but those losses do not define you.
The difference in my understanding of control, is absolutely reflected in this quote. I allowed my attachment to the control of people, things and situations define who I was or was not. Life isn't always that simple,a nd when you become more mindful of "why" you do everything, its easy to over think, over judge, and over attribute. Know that you are multifasceted. You are powerful. There are aspects of life you will be able to impact and others that you have no control over. When you live thru purpose, vision, and love, manifestations of life don;t always reflect what you think they should in your mind. Set goals, plan, stay focused, stay consistent, and belive, but know that even with such systems...things happen, and that's ok. Sometimes you won't set goals, plan, stay focused, stay consistent or even believe, and g
So often we search for answers to challenges from others. We ask for signs. We pay a host of individuals for their expertise: psychics, psychologists, social workers, counselors, spiritual minds and more. We look at movies, magazines and read self help books. As someone that is a trained Social Worker, I would say those experts are valid, and its' nice to have someone to speak to, or get extra insight, but from my experience, we use others to confirm and affirm what we often already believe, know or fear. We don't always realize the root or why, but when it comes to decisions of the now, we know. To know the answers of some of our deepest or even very basic questions we ask ourselves, require us to know and trust ourselves. It doesn't have to be so complex but most times it starts with mindfulness.
When speaking to yourself, do you know when your untrustworthy side is speaking? You know, that side often labeled as the "bad conscious". If you do, then it sounds like you're aligned with your intuition. Your intuition or primal self comes thru by means of "my mind is saying this but my heart is saying this. " As a truly cognitive BEing, an often someone who just over-thinks too much, I do trust my mind but have learned in on a journey of self love that true inner power knows how to satisfy both mind and heart (with the mind in the lead).
For some its' challenging tapping into and channeling that inner power but that's because there's soooooo much noise inside. Finding environments or activities that stimulate the trust process definitely help. For the creative BEings, it might be entering that flow, creating your art be it visual, physical or even culinary. Others may want to exercise, BE in nature or just BE silent. Whatever it is, use that as an incubator to nurture that inner space of silence.
The reality is, if you have to make a sudden decision, retreating won't be an option, and you'll really just have to breathe. Walk thru pros and cons and maybe ask yourself some guiding questions.
The Point: One of the greatest realizations is to know YOU HAVE POWER. To know you have power shifts the possibilities of your world. Once you know, then the challenge become tapping in and using it. What's the best way for you to tap into your power?
Written By: Tiffany Wright