Things Fall Apart So New Things Can Be Built

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“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but  enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgement; more experts, yet more problems; more medicine, but  less wellness. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life, not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things. We’ve conquered the atom, but not the prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce; fancier houses but broken homes. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.”

Soon this will be a time of the past. A world we once knew. Have you noticed more and more people around you are emerging with a new perspective? At times I thought maybe I was just at that age where my peers and I start to question our lives, but it seems people of ALL ages are starting to do the same. 6 year olds are creating non profits these days to help in the creative ways they can to create solutions to the problems they see around them. We are realizing that the ideas we once had set aren’t working anymore. We are realizing there HAS to be more to life then how rich you can get, what kind of car you drive, how many titles you can obtain, and how good you look. We are realizing that THOSE things aren’t fulfilling, and acquiring the biggest and baddest just doesn’t lead to peace and happiness.

As much as some things appear to be falling apart now in this country and around the world, we have to remember for new things to emerge, for new ideas and perspectives to be birthed….old ways HAVE to die. A caterpillar has to go through pain, struggle and die to be born again as a butterfly. This is true on all scales of life. We are seeing it in our personal lives and on bigger scales such as whats going on with our government. Although the chaos seems to be getting worse, people are fearing the downfall, but this death of the current way necessary. IT HAS TO FALL APART. It’s creating space for NEW WAYS to be born. 

When chaos prevails, the old way is looking for someone or something to blame. Our parents, our partners, our bosses, our President. Our music, our teachers, our neighbors, our religion. Our circumstances, our birth order, our status, our government. Chaos is part of evolution and growth. It promotes change. There is no one to blame. The new way is to let go of blame and take on responsibility. We are finding out more and more that responsibility is what leads to change while blame only keeps things how they are. Individually we are responsible and WE can make differences.

The physical earth didn’t end in 2012 like everyone feared, but the life as we once knew it began it’s death process. People are awakening into a new era where consciousness and purpose is becoming the priority. As scary as it feels to live in this world at this time, it’s also the most exciting. We get to live through a new birth. We get to witness the changes that are coming. We have the potential to grow into our true selves and live our purpose and instill these new ideas into our children who then will pass it on. WE ARE A PART OF HISTORY right now. We will be a part of it all.

Yes scholars, visionaries, and intellects have always been around but we get to live in a time where more and more and coming forth and we realize that we have just as much potential to be one of those people the makes a profound statement in this world no matter what level . I love seeing more and more of my friends and people I know making conscious steps to let go of the path of that’s safe but not fulfilling in order to step into the unknown and finding the courage to do what they LOVE and what contributes to society. We are learning through our own struggles and lifting people up, helping them get through theirs. It’s becoming less of ME and more of WE. For this to happen successfully, we have to open up and accept the death of the old ways. Let go of the past. Let go of what’s not working anymore. Let go of everything we once knew and create space and wait with open arms for the things that matter the most. Take fear head on, challenge, grow, perservere, and enter into the peace that awaits for you

“Who am I?” “Why am I here?” “What is my life’s purpose?” “How can I live a fulfilling life?” “How can I make a meaningful contribution in my world?”

If you’ve asked yourself these questions…. don’t worry, you’re on the right track.

With MUCH  love, light, and happiness this morning!

xoxo

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Philosophy

So do you guys know of the brand Philosophy? Its a brand of products and all the bottles and packaging have these cool little philisophical quotes on them and they are really awesome. I love this brand mainly because I love reading all the different bottles.  Even the philosophy behind their idea is great:

In case you cant read that tiny print above the first one says : ” we use children’s pictures and lowercase writing to remind us of the genuine curiousity, wisdom, and joy that exists within the childhood consciousness  in us all”

. There are hundreds of products. The cool thing is practically every single bottle say something different. Amazing Grace alone has like 4 different sayings. I cant share ALL of them but here are a few good ones :

Amazing Grace: how you climb up the mountain is just as important as how you get down the mountain. and, so it is with life, which for many of us becomes one gigantic test followed by one gigantic lesson. in the end, it all comes down to one word, grace. it is how you accept winning and losing, good luck and bad luck, the darkness and the light.

with clean hands we find our grace. only grace can wash away our anger, bitterness, sadness, or mistakes we regret that no longer serves our soul. with grace and gratitude we dry our clean hands and realize the slate can

Eternal Grace: youth is effervescent and eternal. as children we live in a perfect world full of possibility, hope and boundless prosperity. no dream is too big, and what we believe is what we become. our hearts are pure, with a limitless capacity for love. we wholeheartedly love ourselves and others without judgment or critique. beauty exists within us and flows freely from us. honesty is effortless. life’s simple pleasures bring us endless joy, as we gravitate toward one another’s innocence. delight in feeling forever young.

Falling in Love: when it comes to love, you need not fall but rather surrender. surrender to the idea that you must love yourself before you can love another. you must absolutely trust yourself before you can absolutely trust another and most importantly you must accept your flaws before you can accept the flaws of another.

Inner Grace: God is love. God is peace. God is trust. God is joy. God is family. God is friendship. God is fearless. God is breath. God is life. God is wisdom. God is eternal. God speaks in whispers.

inner grace is a still, quiet voice that connects us to places that live inside our hearts and places beyond this galaxy and the next. to live in inner grace is to be embraced by the deepest, sweetest peace you will ever know.

Keep the Peace: the peace you seek is at your fingertips. you just have to be willing to reach for it. sometimes peace is taking a deep breath, calming your heart and quieting your mind.

to keep the peace is to resist the struggle and surrender to the moment

Love Sweet Love: how do you describe your hand-in-hand stroll in the park when each day seems sweeter and every memory more precious than the last, the feeling can only be described as love sweet love. you have everything to look forward to and every reason to simply live in the moment. suddenly, your number one priority is standing beside you, and all there is left to do is to take their hand and never let go.

Microdelivery (Exfoliating Wash): you are not who you appear to be on the surface. your age, beauty, wisdom and unique qualities are within. clear the debris clouding your perception, and reveal who you really are. you are positively radiant and ready to share your light with the world.

Pure Grace: one of the best tools for longevity and good health is not just taking a walk outdoors but taking a walk while holding the hand of God. when we walk in gratitude for each and every moment, we empower ourselves by empowering our spirits. when we breathe in nature through our eyes, ears and lips, we become certain that not only are our souls eternal, but that God knows how to manage our lives, our troubles, our worries and our days better than we do. so today and everyday let go and let God.

Purity: purity is natural. we come into this world with all the right instincts. we are innocent and, therefore, perceive things as they should be, rather than how they are. our conscience is clear, our hands clean and the world at large is truly beautiful. it is at this time we feel most blessed. to begin feeling young again, we must begin with the most basic step of all, the daily ritual of cleansing.

Summer Grace: summer grace is the carefree spirit of summer. the feeling of freedom as the breeze blows through your hair. the warmth of the sun’s kiss. the smell of sweet summer air and flowers blooming. the taste of juicy, sun-ripened fruits. fun daytime adventures and late summer nights. embrace your carefree spirit, and let happiness bloom.

Unconditional Love: once upon a time, there was a person who said they would love you forever. their love moved on, but your love stayed in the same place. consider the opportunity to love the greatest of all blessings, even when love doesn’t go your way. the love you give is the love you get, and it is all good no matter where love takes you. let the ability to love another belong to you forever and ever because real love stories never end.

With Gratitude: gratitude is contentment wrapped in happiness

Well Balanced: only when we give do we truly receive. when we circulate love and generosity, we live a well balanced life.

They have sets for men too!

Hope you enjoyed these. Keep a look out for these amazing products and even if you dont buy them, just read the bottle. It may lift your spirits.

xoxo,