Because you owe it to yourself to live in the “here” and the “now”...
A TRUTH ABOUT… AFFIRMATIONS
A blank piece of paper at the start of your day
becomes, at night, a letter filled with your expressions,
you annotated with your thoughts and reflections.
What does your letter say?
For it is being read and interpreted by the Universe
as requests to attract more of what you focused on that day,
so whatever has been said or thought is now coming about
And hence, for the good or the bad occurring in your life,
in full measure, only you are responsible for it all,
for it is the script of your own dialogue.
Rub off any words or thoughts negatively charged
and post instead, to the Recipient, a set monologue
that magnetizes whatever it is you long for.
With your senses, project your crafted future,
so you convey to your mind a clear picture
defined with such passion and appreciation
That your excitements are set in caps lock bold
as they jot themselves down on your correspondence
And with your moving messages,
you direct the Universe to deliver to your mailbox
what has been energetically expressed.
A truth about affirmations?
They are positive declarations that put you in charge of your life
They are statements predicting your next chapter
They are amendments that can rectify any imperfection
And sealed with sincere gratitude,
your letter, now enveloped in candid emotions
is stamped by the heart of the Universe
That then unleashes its cosmic energy
to mark every day in your calendar
as a red-letter day.
You decide on the path you want to take in your life.
You may choose the road of happiness, the road of love, the road of success, abundance or the path that leads to all. You name it.
So whatever your choice is, you probably get prepared, map in hand, and once you feel ready and steady, then off you go. Easy as pie – so you think – all you need to do is get from A to B.
Unfortunately, unexpectedly and annoyingly, on your journey to B, there are road works in your itinerary. The path you planned on taking has been torn apart and bright flashing light signals warn you that you cannot take this way to reach your desired destination.
Hmmm, not what you have been expecting. Now you are being redirected on a new road that you have never even considered using and additionally, this new direction is taking you way beyond your limits.
And so, you’ve started from A and now are being redirected to C, then to D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z to then finally arrive to B.
Gosh! You could have been at B with the snap of a finger. Why do you have to go through all of that deviation? What a ridiculous detour! A total waste of your precious time!
But do you really have a choice? If you still want to get to B, no, you do not. So faithfully, you get to follow the diverted traffic road signs placed along the route, and trust that this itinerary is going to test you and challenge your perseverance.
To start with, irritatingly, you will often think the road signs are useless, as they are more often than not confusing you. Indeed, even with the signalization, directions are not easy to follow and you sometimes end up lost, at dead ends… so you reverse back to the previous road sign and perhaps have to humble yourself and stop to ask people for directions.
Then once you are on the right track and get moving again, you follow the directives more attentively, more patiently, as it is rushing in the first place that got you lost.
Additionally, the narrow and difficult new routes you take will challenge your ability to pass through arduous times. Plus, on top of that, you will have to adapt to the new environment, to the people crossing your route, to the system and regulations and more.
Your boundaries are sure being tested, along with the depth of your desire to arrive at your chosen destination.
But what is the ignition that has initially gotten you started? What is the motive that made you move away from A?
Remembering the real reason, the “why?”, is the fuel that will feed your hunger to arrive at the end of your chosen path.
Just keep going, driven by your “why”, and throughout this diversion you get to discover new strengths; you get to educate yourself with the right code of conduct, which is the attitude you must have to move forward. You also get to realize that your desire to arrive at B surpasses all of the negatives you can come across. And for every milestone you go through, in that case from A to Z to get to B, for every single landmark, you gain in momentum with newer or improved qualities. And to sum them up, you become:
- No excuses man/woman
- Risk taker
- X- traordinary
- Your own self
- Zealously Zen
- And finally you become Brave.
Brave, because it takes a lot to chase your own desire and to never give up until the outcome has been fulfilled. It takes delay, detour, frustration, and courage to undertake a challenging path.
In your lifetime, you will aim for specific directions but you will get sidetracked by the circumstances of your day-to-day life and must afterwards undertake an un-chosen and unplanned route. So make sure that you have fueled your spirit with a positive attitude so you can face these unexpected changes with optimism and without a fear of failing. Believe in yourself and believe that the indications you receive will take you to where you want to be.
And now, there is something you must know. The truth is that the road was never under construction. It was an illusion, a reflection of yourself, as actually, you were the one that was under construction. Because sometimes you need to be broken, smashed, and drilled into so you can mature into a better self. And as you grow and mend, then you unveil qualities that otherwise would never have been dug up.
So in the end, you will understand that this struggle was the perfect itinerary for you. And once you have reached B, enjoy your accomplishment. Share the news. Celebrate. You deserve it.
However, you must then prepare soon after to unfold your next map and again take the road that will lead to your next desire. And now you know that once more, you will be under construction. But today you understand that no matter how badly damaged the road is, there is always another way.
Following it is all you will have to do. Never stop, keep going and always trust the “signs”. They will always lead you to a better place and a better “you”.
That is the question! Can they win the World Cup ever again?
Their 1966 victory was 52 years ago, more than half a century ago, and the gap between this victory and the next is getting to be too long.
Do they feel cheated, ill-fated? Like the shadow of the hand of God is everlastingly upon them?
It’s all a tosh to think like that! Let’s forget the past and all of these crushing losses. Let’s focus instead on what could help them prevail.
What is the formula they need in order to become winners?
For many, it’s a miracle they need. But in the World Cup, it isn't about miracles, but about performances.
But ask, can England win the World Cup?
The answer is, of course they can. With their physical condition and their technical training, they have the ability to win. And as they have qualified, again this year they have the opportunity to do so.
So what is it, then? Why can’t they win? Is it the way they handle the corners, the way they dribble? Perhaps they should rethink their attacks and their defenses? Or maybe they should simply rethink.
Yes! Maybe instead of their usual training, they should train their brains into believing that they can win the World Cup. This perhaps could miraculously work… They could use sports psychology and mental training to get the result the whole English nation is yearning for.
Indeed, it has been proven that the mind is as important as the physical and technical side in sports. It is difficult to determine which is more important, but knowing that the English football team has physically and technically got what it takes to win, what would we lose in trying this new approach?
But we do not want to give you false hope; in all fairness, the 3 Lions need more than mental training. They need this victory to be associated with their country, to be something they are proud of, something that is already engrained in their English culture, rooted in their history.
So in all seriousness – please don’t get too chuffed; keep in mind that it is by far the best suggestion we can come up with for a feasible win, but still cannot guarantee victory. Here’s the solution: in order for England to win the World Cup, FIFA has to rename the championship, "the World Cup of Tea."
Not taking the mickey here. Seriously. I dare you to challenge Southgate, Trent, Gary Cahill, Jesse Lingard and the rest of the English squad by asking them: Can you win the World Cup of Tea? You have to find the trigger, the motivation, the passion... The World Cup of Tea? They heard you and you can hear them now proudly responding, "Of course, we're English!"
But to ensure victory, this is not quite enough; FIFA would have to allow the English's cows on the field so they could add fresh milk to their refreshment teas during half time."
This request also must be granted. Well obviously, a World Cup of Tea without tea or fresh milk would be like playing football without any balls.
But ok now, let’s come back down to Earth. Sure, it might be a bit late - to convince FIFA to change the name of the Cup and accept some new minor rules, but let’s give it a shot. Yup, we might fail, but would you rather wait another four years to put the odds in our favour?
Because if this is implemented, and we are now playing for the World Cup of Tea, the English team can finally feel they are in control. During the competition, they can playfully hold suspense, steeping for awhile to then show their true colours, a bright, brownish tone... but after 3 to 4 minutes they would add some milk, change their colours, and consequently, disorient their opponents.
Winning this World Cup of Tea will be a piece of cake, or, as they would say “a piece of scone...” Indeed, the English Team would be sipping each victory but would still be true to themselves, as they would be slurping loudly in the ears of the teams they have defeated. So as they win the tournament they shout over and over again, proudly, “We've got our cuppa! We've got our cuppa!”
Finally, more than half a century later, they can smell the aroma of victory, and they realise that 1966 does not seem that long ago anymore... as the whole English nation can at last taste the victory of the World Cup of Tea. And they all nod and agree, that it was actually the perfect brew.
A TRUTH ABOUT... FASTING
Would you mind feeding your soul?
It is starving for attention
It is patiently coping with you
while you load and or overload the boat you journey in
And while all the junk accumulated burdens your ship,
it also forces it dangerously toward the depths of the sea.
It is through your tacit crew’s upkeep
that you can stay afloat
Or else, probably sooner than later,
you will be caressing the sand at the bottom of the deep.
Would it not be better to sail unburdened?
To now and then refrain from bringing on more cargo?
As no matter
how wrecked your ship is
it can be mended to its former glory
setting you to cruise the entire ocean of life.
A truth about fasting?
It is the remedy for ailments rusting your vessel
It rids you from the excess slowing you down
and the energy released from processing intake
now works to repair your ship from the inside out.
You are sailing your boat as the captain
and can navigate toward the map of health,
where you can draw from the water
to become enriched by your own private fountain of undying youth.
A TRUTH ABOUT... YOUR BODY
Until death do you part
You are stuck with your body
Your mind and soul dwell inside your flesh,
not for an eternity but for a lifetime,
are youbound to each other.
So may you tie the knot with love.
Though if you are not in love with yourself
but instead feel discontentment,
then how appreciative will your body be
of what you yourself are judging?
For your body is but a devoted
and obedient servant
True to your word, it applies your affirmations,