Aug 15, 2013 - Mental Health    No Comments

Agree to Accept

We have to agree to accept the past as it is. No one can change the past and we shouldn’t dwell on it. However, just because we know we cannot change it and we know we shouldn’t dwell on it, sometimes putting the past out of our mind is not always the easiest thing.

The reason I say “agree” to accept is because acceptance means you have come to the realization of a truth and are at terms with it, but that doesn’t mean you agree with it. You only agree when you think something is being done or has been done the way you consider appropriate and convenient for you.

For example, let’s say you have claimed compensation from a company of $1000. They may offer you $600. You may accept that $600 is all that you’ll get all the while not agreeing that it’s reasonable.

If we can agree with the circumstances of our past that we know are true, then maybe we can start walking down that road to forgetting and moving on.

No matter what burdens you bare, or where life leads you I hope you’re always at peace with who you are and where you’ve come from. You are a beautiful person and deserving of all the joy that you can find in this world.

Wishing you all the best.
~John

Jul 25, 2013 - Mental Health    No Comments

Are my feelings my own?

Do you ever feel upset or frustrated and you have no idea why? There can be many reasons why you feel that way. It could be something recently that’s happened and you’re not aware of it. It might be a past struggle that’s surfacing, or maybe it’s not really your feelings’ that’s causing discomfort but rather it’s someone you know.

This is found many times in children and it starts at a young age. They will assimilate the successes or failures of their parents and this can sometimes be very harmful. Many times we take the experiences of others and apply them to our own life. It’s good and noble to be aware of other people and want to support and aid them any way we can. However, we need to understand that other people’s problems and struggles are theirs and not ours. We need to learn to separate ourselves and not allow those feelings to becoming a part of our own life.

If this is something you’re struggling with I want to encourage you to take some time for yourself and spend it meditating, think about where your feelings are coming from. If you find out their not really yours but someone else’s, work at letting those feelings go. It can be very difficult letting those feelings go, especially if you’ve had them for a long time. They can become a part of you and letting them go can be very scary.

First, start out taking small steps each day to uncover what feelings you have most and soon you will be able to notice were your feelings are truly coming from.

~John

May 27, 2013 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Oklahoma Tornadoes

If you live in the US you’re aware of the tragedy that hit my home town a few days ago. I spent the first few hours after the storm moving rubble and looking for people lost in the debris. It was a horrific scene standing on a pile of rocks that once used to be a beautiful home and looking over the landscape of what was a growing town and neighborhood turned into a crumbling war zone. It is something I will remember for the rest of my life and I am so thankful that those I love are safe and well.

Please take some time today to give your support and aid to the relief effort (Links are below). Think about those who have lost loved ones and those who have lost all their possessions. Please pray for the victims and their families during this horrible tragedy. Be watchful for opportunities and ways that you can help those in need during this time.

Thank you,
~John

Moore Tornadoes

American Red Cross
Habitat for Humanity

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