How to Remove Your Masks

We all play different roles in our lives that may change from moment to moment. Each role depicts an emotional state we may be feeling at the time. Although this may seem like the traits of a hormonal pregnant women, it can happen to anyone of us. This may be a problem for those who don’t like showing their emotions. Being transparent with what we are feeling makes us feel vulnerable. Vulnerability makes us feel insecure and fearful of people discovering our truth. In an attempt to hide our true feelings, we put on an act.

I hate two-faced people. It’s so hard to decide which face to slap first.

How to Defeat Anger Before It Defeats You!

“I’m going to HUFF and PUFF and BLOWWWW your house down!”

Anger is something that so many of us have to deal with. Whether we are witnessing someone else act out in a raging fit or if we are acting it out ourselves, it’s something that stimulates us at a very high intensity. Anger is something that we have almost come to accept as a part of life. This sad reality is what paves the way for future occurrences.

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce

The Key to Lasting Happiness

What is happiness and where do I find it?

Happiness comes in many different forms for many of us. Everyone wants to be happy in some shape or another. But when we want for something, it’s because we feel it’s something we are lacking. It’s funny, because as much as we want it and can’t find it, it’s sitting right in front of us. There’s no far off land we need to travel to in order to discover it.

“One of the best things in life is realizing you’re perfectly happy without the things you thought you needed the most.”

Sticks N Stones Will Break Bones…

“I’m rubber, you’re glue! Everything you say bounces off of me and comes right back to you!”

This is something that my sister and I constantly recited back to each other when we were kids. This line alone was what saved us from even the cleverest rebuttal. All responses were no match for this one-liner! Aside from being a great way to have the last word, this line itself carries some major truth.

The Universe Has Better Plans For You

We all have visions for a bright future. As we think of all the different things and experiences we want in our life we develop an attachment to those images. But life has showed us over and over again, that things don’t always pan out in the manner we had planned. This is ok, because the bad has its own way of ironing itself out

“I need an industrial-sized iron to iron out the kinks I’ve had in my life!”

We often attach ourselves to the things we have become so familiar with. We take ownership of such things, thinking that it becomes a part of who we are. Typically, we are able to have some amount of control over the things that are part of us and our identity. The visions that the mind presents to us, is something that at times is beyond our control.

When Life Throws You A Curveball

“Even when the rain falls, even when the flood starts rising…even when the storm comes, I am washed by the water.”

We always hear or read these inspirational quotes that are aimed at helping us through the difficult times. No matter how many people we talk to or how many quotes we read, we will still be challenged by life in some manner. The key is to be able to apply the wisdom we are being gifted at the time of our greatest struggles.

“Do not pray for an easy life; pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” – Bruce Lee