What is the difference between living and existing? I like to ask this question often in my life coaching group practice sessions (you know the one I'm getting certified for) because many of us go through our days on autopilot - without fully living. And the simple act of thinking about the answer to this question puts you in a state of mindfulness and awareness. We often get so caught up in simply existing - in thinking about how busy we are, emails and messages we have to return, distractions from social media, and the dreams we’re putting off because of fear or uncertainty. That it can be easy to forget to experience life in its purest form and without judgment.
How many times have we been told to push harder? “Never quit”. “No pain, no gain”. But do you know how to actually become a person who never quits? People become complacent when things go wrong. “I earn less because I didn’t go to college”. “I don’t have friends because I’m shy”. It’s easy to have excuses. Few hold the belief that we can become whoever we want to be in life. We just need to take charge. We just need to lay one brick at a time and soon enough we’ll have a strong wall of success. People usually believe that being tough means pushing harder. But sometimes, we need to zoom out and focus on the bigger picture. We need to ask ourselves a very basic question – “What is my purpose?”
When we aspire to write or look for inspiration from a literary genius, we often have many famous names in mind. Here are 25 Literary Geniuses Who Will Empower You To Live The Fullest Life Possible. These are more of an excerpt from their writings rather than just quotes. But it has etched it's way down in history and we all remember them fondly. These are from my personal collection from my own journal. Pick your favorite.
We all have compared ourselves to some other person/people at least once in our lives. We all are guilty of forgetting our beautiful soul for that particular moment when realization strikes and you're back to your own reality. Well...STOP. Just stop comparing yourself to some one else because you are a miracle and you're unique in your own way. Job title, income, grades, house, and the social media comments and likes—the number of categories in which we can compare ourselves to others are infinite. So is the number of people we can compare ourselves to. A comparison is generally the fast track to unhappiness. It’s a recipe for misery. All it does is keeping you focused on what you don’t like about yourself and your life. Here are ten powerful reminders when you start comparing yourself to others:
But, lets start with what is self-love? Many of us don’t know the answer to this question. The truth is, many of us never truly developed it, or it is not very strong. This can lead to destructive, harmful, and unhealthy ways we treat ourselves, including how we allow others to mistreat us. It wasn’t until I wrote a self-love affirmation that I started on a journey that helped me recover and, heal my depression, and build a life centered on well-being and happiness. Anyone can write a self-love affirmation. Even if you think your self-love is good, it’s important to make sure to continue to build your self-love and keep it strong. Having strong self-love is the foundation for which the rest of your life and your happiness stands.