Category: self-love

love stronger

 

What is love to you?

Love has no right answer. Love is.

Growing up I believed with all my heart that love was a feeling. I believed that if I felt something so deeply and magically — that’s love.

How naive, huh?

As each day passes, a deeper sense of love is seen everywhere and in everything; In the food I eat, the breeze I feel, the smiles I see, the hands I hold, the silence I hear, the words I pray.

It’s difficult to explain as complex as it is. But simple to feel as beautiful as it is.

Love is where you are, not where you ought to be.

Love is seen, felt, made, chosen, done, given differently.

But in the end of it all, it’s love.

At the end of it all, we loved.

So I’m challenging myself to love stronger and I invite everyone to do so as well. To love others with no judgement but with pure intentions of seeing others souls as they are and choosing to respect their journey. We must also be kinder to ourselves. We often forget that the kind words we speak especially to ourselves will change our perspective in the most positive light. This change will over flow onto others in the most authentic and organic way and that to me is the best gift to give.

Wishing you all the best of luck!

dear diary

I finally finished my first ever journal. This is a huge accomplishment for me. (You can use my

unfinished notebooks as reference.) I started this practice back in November 2015 with the intention of

just sorting my thoughts out and trying to get full value of my $10. But with time and practice, I began to

grow as a person.


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In the beginning of my journal, I was dealing with a lot of self-esteem issues. Dealing with motherhood.

Dealing with myself. I got to overcome these barriers with patience, forgiveness and lots of love.

When faced to faced with my thoughts in writing, I began to see words that did no good and where I

needed to change for the better. I trained my thoughts to control the negative ones that

essentially hindered my progress. Journaling has helped me to control my emotions. To help me

understand why I feel what I’m feeling. And that everything external to me isn’t the problem – my way of

thinking was. I was no longer making excuses for things that I know were in my control and learned

to let go of the things that weren’t. I began to place no blame on others but reflect back to myself and ask

why.

Journaling is a form of prayer and meditation. You are intentionally looking for a peace of mind when

you lift that pen and start writing. And I have to say, each time it never fails me to learn something new

about myself. It’s a private practice that only you and the book will have. No one will ever get to read

your rough draft. I don’t know about you but I tend to ignore and numb the bad things hoping for it to go

away. But we all know bottling things up will only resurface with time. That’s why

journaling releases resentment, judgement …anything negative really. At least it did with me.

It’s difficult to be alone with your thoughts. At first you have no idea of what to write and when you do

you start to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable, but don’t be. There will be moments where you don’t get

anything meaningful from it, take it for what it is. Like with everything else in life that’s good for you,

you just need to keep pushing. It’s a process you will need to get through and with time and

practice, you’ll begin to have this unknown abundant love for yourself.

Be prepared when you choose to go into your thoughts. I’m not going to lie, it’s scary.  I even thought I

was going crazy for a bit. But understand that it takes a lot of courage to do so. We are given this life to

live it wholeheartedly, with great bravery and a worldly amount of faith. Your faith is your safe haven.

Protect it.

You will break through and I promise you will only have nothing but love.

Happy writing, all!


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The Love Anyway Project

My reading and writing has opened many doors I never knew were even there. One being my latest pursuit:

The Love Anyway Project

A nonprofit initiative that strives to inspire a community of leadership, hope, faith and most importantly – love. 

I have contemplated whether I even needed to create a new website rather than having it as an extension of my blog. But I wanted to create a distinction between the two. 

My blog is an archive of my thoughts openly shared with others as I walk through my personal journey of spiritual growth and possibly shed some light on others’ own journey. It’s a place where I can creatively express who I am and what I love. My blog is filled with me, I, myself. 

The Love Anyway Project is an open community to make it known to everyone that what we do and who we are is enough. From the small kind gestures to the big grand acts of love. Every action is worth writing. Every action is worth sharing. Every action is worth everything. It’s a community that gives instead of receives. A community that leads with inspiration to share an act of kindness through story. The Love Anyway Project is centered around you, us, ours.

Why The Love Anyway Project?

It stems from the poem “Do It Anyway” by Mother Teresa as it encourages to always do good and have hope in our tomorrows. 

The poem has always lifted me on days where I felt beaten down. I have a never ending list of flaws and lessons and that list has consumed me with anxiety and fear which only made me feel stuck. 

How could I go on when I’ve done this? 

Why should I do it when I’ve done that? 

Everyone has a past. But the past is only there to allow us to learn from them and make way for better decisions. 

I always loved reading stories of trial and victory. Reading stories of how others prospered through their storms always gave me hope and comfort that I’m not alone. I believe that stories have a powerful impact to connect with others. The first thing anyone does when they meet someone new is to tell their story. This is a glimpse to who they are and what they value. This is where they lay a solid foundation to building that lasting relationship. 

Telling a story leaves you vulnerable and we tend to associate being vulnerable as being weak. But it’s the opposite.

Being vulnerable is being brave. You are choosing to let another person into your soul and what happens after is out of our control. Will they reciprocate the feeling or reject it all together? The choice is theirs, not ours.

Being vulnerable takes guts. 

Though this project may look empty and still in need of a lot of work on my part, I want to continue living vulnerably and sharing with you all my beginnings.

Join me as I venture the unknown, the faithful and the brave.

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it is

. . .

It is overlooked and ignored.

But,

It forgives and provides.

It is His grace.

It is the warm morning sun that seeps through the window.

It is the shadow that moves from west to east.

It is the calm cool evening air brushing against our skin.

It is His grace.

It is offering a second chance.

And another.

And another.

It is His grace.

It is never too late to receive.

It is never too early to receive.

It is.