Fear

Ponder This

What will you notice today?

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 Take some time to notice the beautiful world around you today. Let go of the past. Let go of the future. Still you mind in the present and bask in the glory of all that is in this moment. You are here. The practice of mindfulness is one we could all benefit from. Why not start today. Happy Friday everyone.

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Reconnecting With Your True Self

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A fellow student of coaching and friend of mine recently shared this wonderful passage with me over a very powerful conversation. As we spoke about our ambitions and future goals, we shared with one another the obstacles, fears, and doubts we had around achieving true happiness and authenticity in our lives. Our Deepest Fear emerged in our conversation as the two of  us came to the powerful realization that our desired paths have already been laid before us. While we may have been doubtful of our inner power and potential for happiness, we found through our conversation that our limiting thoughts had only served as a distraction from what was really true of our lives. Throughout our conversation we battled with our fears and allowed our inner voice to emerge. As we listened to our inner voice and acknowledged the wisdom we have so long been silencing, we were both transformed through the process. Together we acknowledged for one another that power, potential and limitless possibilities already existed within us. Through our conversation we allowed the words of this passage to come forth and aid us to reconnect with our true selves. We shed those limiting thoughts that for so long have loomed over our heads and permitted true transformation to occur.

Written by Marrianne Williamson, this passage from her book Return to Love resonated with me in such a wonderful way that I had to share the experience with my readers. This passage evokes power and awakens ones inner voice to shine through and be heard. Please take some time to read this passage and allow for its words to sit with you for a while. What is it that stops us from being and doing what we really want? What is your deepest fear?

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

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Honor your inner power and embrace the strengths and natural talents you already possess. It is only when we allow our innate power to emerge that we permit ourselves to be vulnerable to failure. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho. When we embody our power and release ourselves from the grips of fear, we allow for a great many things to happen. Not only will we see transformation within our selves but we will help to transform the world in ways we never would have imagined.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

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Allow your inner light to shine through. Watch as the beacon that emerges from your very soul guides you to a place of possibility and wonder. Trust in this light and allow its warmth to cradle and protect you. Allow it to guide you on the path you never knew existed. Fear not the light for it comes only with good intentions. We are each gifted in a unique and important way. The journey to uncovering our inner light should not be paved on of path of fear, but with childish enthusiasm and curiosity.“People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

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Embrace who you are! You are unique and gifted in ways that no one else can compare. No two people are the same for good reason.  We are all here to impact one another with our love and with our individual talents and abilities. Why be afraid to cultivate what you were brought on this earth to share with the rest of humanity? Shield not what is true and brilliant! Embody those gifts and talents you were born with to do something positive. You are beautiful and worthy of not only self-love, but of receiving the love and adoration of others. Allow your walls to come down and let others see you for who you really are. “The more love we have for ourselves, the more we can love others” Valquiria Oliveira

You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.

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Never diminish yourself for the sake of others. When we can reconnect with the person we know is our true and authentic self, we can acknowledge and accept all aspects of ourselves that are unique and powerful.  There is no need to shelter those around you from the beauty and power you came to this world to share?  Be proud of who you are and take a stand to embody all the innate talents and abilities you know are true and meaningful. Those who become insecure in your presence feel your power, and are intimidated by it. While they may attempt to make you feel as though this is your problem to fix, the issue lies within them. You are a work of art and you deserve to showcase the magnificence that is you.  Regardless of your flaws, insecurities, or doubts never dim your wonderful light for others. When you love the person you are then those who matter will love you in return. “There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?” C. JoyBell C. 

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

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See power and potential in everyone around you. Within everyone there is the power to be extraordinary. When you reconnect with your true self it is here that you fully embrace your inner power to achieve those things you felt  were missing in your life. Allow for the inner stirring to emerge and watch as you are transformed by acknowledging what is. We can all call upon our power at any point in time. Call upon your power and inspire those around you to find the power within themselves. “All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do anything and everything, without even the guidance of anyone. Stand up and express the divinity within you.” Swami Vivekananda

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. 

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Allow your power to shine through in your everyday expressions. Watch as your everyday actions bring you closer to your truth. Slowly but surely your actions will begin to motivate those around you to awaken their own inner power and transform their lives in extraordinary ways.  Let your deepest fears serve as a motivator for change. It’s time you let your light shine through by silencing those limiting thoughts that keep you stuck in a place filled with oppressed dreams and unfulfilled desires. Become one with the best version of you and inspire others to do the same. “A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.” Friedrich Nietzsche

“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” Bob Marley 

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This is Your Life

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The next time you feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to do what you really want to do, take some time to look over this list and remind yourself that YOU are the most important person in your life. Make the effort to be happy and never look back. -Ambition In The City

I Wanna Be On Top

ImageIn order to ensure success one must always envision themselves at the very top of their game. If you don’t exhibit the confidence and skill set necessary to be like all those successful people you admire the most, then you better be prepared to step aside for the people who do. A successful person is one who not only perseveres in spite of obstacles but is also a person who can foresee obstacles before they present themselves.-AMBITION IN THE CITY

There’s Always Tomorrow

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It takes a great deal of courage to work towards your goals. Although you might hit a wall every once a while the most successful people understand that there will always be tomorrow. Continue to make efforts towards your own personal success and remember that no one else is responsible for your happiness. There is always a way to make things happen. -AMBITION IN THE CITY

Im Single And I Know It

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Contrary to popular belief, being single is not a medical condition! 

As I approach my 30’s, I have come to notice that being single is often looked down upon. Now I don’t want readers to think I feel this way personally, but I have been a witness to the odd reactions my friends get when they admit that they are neither married nor dating. Let’s examine some common reactions.

A Friends response: ”You won’t be this cute forever.”, “You’re too picky.” 

An older sibling’s response: “Isn’t the club and bar scene getting old?”

Mom’s response: ”When are you going to settle down and give me a grandchild?”

The dating/married crowd’s response: “You wouldn’t understand you have never been in a long committed relationship.”

Is being single really that bad?

Based on some of the comments listed above, it seems like single people are running against an imaginary clock. They need to act fast before the wrinkles and cellulite start to settle in, they need to act their age and give up the social scene; they need to hurry up and give their parents grand kids, and my favorite they need to grow up already because they can’t “hang” with people in relationships. The pressure to settle down with one person is definitely more prevalent when you reach your late 20’s and 30’s.  It makes me wonder are their people dating just because they think they have to. It’s not easy fighting against all that pressure to be someone’s plus one. Are we supposed to settle for someone that’s “good enough in order to avoid being “singled out”?

Being single shouldn’t feel like some disease that results in the person being looked down upon and judged. “Singledom” should be thought of as a time for self exploration and utter bliss. You come as you please, date who you want and determine what and whom you really want in your life. We have all been single at some point or another so why make it hard for those around us that just haven’t found a partner. If you ask me, people in relationships need to admit that single people make them uncomfortable. Deep down inside some people in relationships yearn for the freedom to be single again so they project their frustrations, and even misery, onto innocent single people. Perhaps this practice has served as a safety blanket of sorts. “If I make others feel bad for being alone I will feel better about being unhappy.” Just something to think about guys.

Being alone can be a scary thought for some, but should these fears be projected onto people who are obviously just fine with the idea. Let people live!

If you’re single and happy that’s all that matters. -Ambition In The City-