Brave!

Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Ever been bullied? Ever wanted to say something back? Ever wanted to stand up for someone else? Ever hurt someone with your words? Your actions? Your silence?

I was like that. I was shy and scared. I always kept my opinions to myself. Wrote everything in a diary.
Now I realize how selfish that was.
Yes! It’s selfish!

You have no idea how much of an impact you can make in this vast world.
I’ve been humbled to the ground when friends of mine thank me for my words. words of encouragement, of advice, of solace, of humor and even honesty.

We have this notion that only a certain kind of person is capable of being brave. NO! get rid of that idea right now.

You are Brave.

You just have to decide to do it. To be it. And you become it.

Your words are powerful. You have no idea how much someone could need to hear them from you today. So be brave, if not for you then for someone else.

And share your inner voice.

Show the world how big your Brave is!

P.S: If you don’t know how, feel free to take some pointers from Merida!

It’s Time.

It’s time to begin, isn’t it?
I get a little bit bigger, but then I’ll admit
I’m just the same as I was
Now don’t you understand
That I’m never changing who I am

 

As human beings, we are genetically engineered to mess up. We were perfectly designed to be flawed. If we aren’t making mistakes and learning from them in some way we’re doing something wrong!

We shouldn’t be aiming to be “perfect”. What the hell is perfect?

We should be aiming for better.

Be better than who you were yesterday.

Until you become the best version of yourself that you know you can be.

You’re awesome just the way you are, with all your flaws, your imperfections, your fumbles, your falls, your lies, your secrets, your shortcomings. You, my fellow human being, you are beautiful.

 

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So get on your way!

 

This is a beautiful and creative recital and you can feel the love emanating from it with every spoken word.

I love Dr. Seuss! I remember being 20 years old at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL and all I wanted to do was ride The Cat in the Hat ride.

My childhood is a blurry memory but I have the fondest flashbacks when I see anything Dr. Seuss related. I think they were the first books that introduced me to rhymes.

I fell in love with the way that you could mix words together to make it sound like a song of sorts. I loved letting my imagination run wild and trying to create stories with rhymes. That’s a habit I haven’t lost.

Sometimes we need to take a deep breath and think back on our childhood. Remember the ease in which happiness came to us. And let it come to us again.

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Who needs your Love?

I need your love
I need your time
When everything’s wrong
You make it right
I feel so high
I come alive
I need to be free with you tonight
I need your love

I have dedicated this song to myself.

While this song is about being a relationship, I look at it from being in a relationship with YOURSELF.

I find we spend so much of our time, our energy, our thoughts, our feelings, our everything on others. Our family, our friends and our partners, we even stretch ourselves for complete strangers. And I think that’s awesome. I really do. But what about you? Who is loving you? Are you? How often have you neglected yourself for someone else?

There’s the old saying that you can’t love anyone until you learn to love yourself. I think by practicing Self-Love daily, you are more in tune with your core feelings, your true self, your natural spirit and therefore you connect easier with the right people, the right opportunities seem to find you because you are aligned with the Universe.

Loving yourself is an active task. Everyday we must wake and and be conscious that today is another day. No matter how much you loved or neglected yourself yesterday, it starts over today. You can make a change. No one is more deserving of your love than you. Not a soul. You need your love, you need your time. So do yourself a favor and give yourself the gift of YOU!

Compliment yourself, recognize a talent you have, give yourself a pat on the back for facing a challenge, a fear, trying something new. Acknowledge everything about yourself and just fall into a deep love with it.

I think one great tip is that you should always love yourself. If you don’t love yourself, take care of yourself, cater to yourself and that little inner voice, you will really not be very worthy of being with someone else, because you won’t be the best version of you.
Kimora Lee Simmons 

You are More.

 …And that you realize your size in relation to this one universal declaration: I desire.

You are the space and the fullness.

The core and the more.

Ever expanding.

Desire.

–Danielle Laporte

You are more… You are infinitely more. You are everything. You are energy. You are life. You are passion. You are love. You are desire. 

We tend to associate desire with lust, with ego. We think it’s wrong for us to feel it, don’t we? I know I’ve felt guilty more than once for desiring something.

When I was younger, my heart ached to be independent. I wanted to be left to my own devices and I was so confident in myself to land on my feet. Last year, I finally achieved one of my lifelong dreams of living alone in a foreign country. I spent 12 beautiful, crazy, colorful, loud, gutsy, inspiring, educational, heart wrenching and fulfilling months in Buenos Aires, Argentina working as an English Teacher.

It wasn’t easy and I most certainly didn’t always land on my feet. And I fell… a lot. The first month was the hardest. I missed everything about home, even the things I hated when I was there. The heat, the sweat, the small city life, not having much to do, I missed that. I missed the people. Warm, friendly people we are. The city was so big I felt like it would swallow me. My second month, I moved out of the Hostel I was living in and into an apartment. My third month, I dedicated to exploring the city. My fourth month, I met the love of my life. My fifth month in, I couldn’t pay rent so I got kicked out of my apartment and begged a friend to sleep on her couch. Six months in, I was struggling to make ends meet.

What I know now that I didn’t know then was that there was an undercurrent pulling me towards my dreams. I had gone there for a reason. There was something I wanted to achieve and no matter what happened, no matter how much I had to bust my @$$ it always felt like it was worth it. That energy was desire.

I had a burning desire to become my own person, and I still do. It’s what lights my fire. It ignites my soul. So do not be afraid of desire. Learn to channel it in the right way. If we are attracted to something, it is for a reason. That is the fundamental Law of Attraction.

I stumbled upon Danielle Laporte by chance in 2011 and it’s been a passionate love affair ever since. She is someone who will have you questioning what you think you know and feel

You can read more awesome stuff by Danielle at : http://www.daniellelaporte.com/

I feel so close to YOU right now!

I feel so close to you right now
It’s a force field
I wear my heart upon my sleeve, like a big deal
Your love pours down on me, surrounds me like a waterfall
And there’s no stopping us right now
I feel so close to you right now

Dear Readers,

I am so excited! I have just reached 50+ followers! Some might think that this number seems small in the grand scale of things but to me, this is the grand scheme of things. 

I want to share with you why I started this blog. I had learned something a few years ago and that something was that no matter what you’re going through, you are not alone. You are NEVER alone. There is always going to be someone, somewhere out there that knows and feels exactly what you’re going through.  To me, learning that was comforting in a way I can’t quite explain. So I thought to myself…. If there’s someone out there that is currently feeling my pain, my sorrow, my despair, my confusion, making my mistakes then  that means that there’s also someone out there sharing my joy, my happiness, my passion, my awe, someone that was on the path of exploration and discovery, someone with my music tastes, someone just like me. So I started this blog to connect with… someone, anyone, everyone. My goal was if I was able to make one person smile, question their reality, believe in themselves that I could die happy.

All of us have something in common, not only are we online at the same time and use the same site to host our blogs but we are… seekers, lovers, thinkers and dreamers. I just want to say thank you for recognizing the piece of me that isn’t so different from a piece of you. I’m looking forward to us all growing together.

Much Love!

Appreciate Natural Beauty!

Appreciate Natural Beauty!

This is a picture of the beautiful island of Barbados that I was born in and where I currently live. I just wanted to share it to remind you to love where you’re from. No matter where that is or what that looks like. I’m lucky on so many levels and i know it. Can you believe they’re people that live here and pass by the beach everyday like it was a dirt road?

This reminds me of a beautiful poem that I want to share with you:

“…You watch the sunset too often it just becomes 6 p.m, you make the same mistake over and over you’ll stop calling it a mistake, if you just wake up, wake up, wake up one day you’ll forget why…”

So wherever you are, just look outside and find something to appreciate. It can be a big mountain piercing through the skies or tiny rose taking its sweet time to bloom.
Appreciate the beauty around you in its true form. By doing this, you are also appreciating the beauty that lives within you.