Live a warrior life!

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There are some days that I feel like I can take on the world, then there are other days when I just want to pull the covers back up over my head. When I wake up in the morning, more times than not, the negativity begins. The overwhelming list of to do’s, should have’s, and you’re not good enough’s start in. If I go a few days and don’t feed my mind the right things it will be a full out uphill battle to kick the negativity, but if I stay on top of my daily routines then the battle is much easier. What I continually feed my mind will automatically start to surface.

If I allow the outside world to determine my thoughts and emotions, I know what kind of day I’m going to have. A negative beat myself up day. When I start off right away being thankful for all that I have, before my feet ever hit the floor, then I get ahead in the battle for my mind.

Once my thankfulness is in order, I get my coffee, grab my books, and dive into battle mode. Directing my thoughts to higher things takes me away from the negative. Yes, I am aware that I’m not perfect, but I am persistent in my pursuit of being my best self. Yes, I am aware that I am not the highest educated person around, but I read daily to increase my knowledge. I long to be in warrior mode because I have lived the majority of my life in coward mode. For me, warrior mode is far superior because I am not hiding anymore. I love this authentic life. I want you to love your authentic life.

This week, wake up every day and prepare for warrior mode. Feed your mind, body and spirit the warrior meal plan. Get excited about being you!! Don’t live the status quo life. Throw off the inhibitions and let your beautiful life shine for others. Not sure where to start? Shoot me an email via the contact page and let’s get a plan started for you!!! Peace and success!!

If you can worry, you can meditate.

meitate (1)“If you can worry, you can meditate”.  I heard Joyce Meyer say this the other day and loved it. It basically sums up meditation in a nutshell. Before I get hate mail about this summary of meditation let me add that there are as many forms of meditation as there are cultures that utilize it.

To meditate as defined by Mr. Webster himself is “to spend time in quiet thought for religious purposes or relaxation”. Most people relate meditation to Buddhist monks, but it gained acceptance into the West in the 60’s and 70’s. Some look at meditation in a negative way because certain cultures began using it in connection with magic. However you look at it, you may be meditating and not even realize it.

Have you ever memorized scripture? Taking a verse from the bible and saying it over and over again to have it sink deep into your subconscious is a form of meditation. Just because you’re not sitting on the floor, cross legged with your eyes shut doesn’t mean you’re not meditating. Part of meditating is filling our subconscious with thoughts that are brought back into our minds at a later time. I often memorize scriptures or quotations that my subconscious brings back to my conscious mind when I am working through issues or problems.

When Joyce says, “If you can worry, you can meditate”, what does that say to you? It tells me if you can roll something over and over in your mind that is a form of meditation. So why would we want to roll negative things such as worries over and over in our mind when we have the opportunity to purposely roll positive uplifting thoughts over and over in our minds? What do you want your subconscious to bring back to you in challenging opportunities? I have enough issues in life without sabotaging myself with more negativity. I vote positive over negative any day. What are you going to meditate on this week?