Why Activism’s a Blessing (and a CURSE)!

🚨 PRO vs. ANTI 🚨

👍 You CAN be a Democrat and not be Anti-Republican.

👍 You CAN be a Capitalist and not be Anti-Communist.

👍 You CAN be a Vegetarian and not be Anti-Carnivore.

👍 You CAN be a Businessperson and not be Anti-Government.

👍 You CAN be an Atheist and not be Anti-Religion.

👍 You CAN be a Feminist and not be Anti-Men.

👍 You CAN support Black Lives Matter and not be Anti-Police.

👍 You CAN support Economic Growth and not be Anti-Environment.

👍 You CAN support MeToo and not be Anti-Skeptical.

👍 You CAN support Justice and not be Anti-Civil.

👍 You CAN support Local Businesses and not be Anti-Corporations.

👍 You CAN support Spirituality and not be Anti-Science.

👍 You CAN support Ending Racism and not be Anti-White.

👍 You CAN support Eating Healthy and not be Anti-Junk Food.

It doesn’t have to be one OR the other. 🙂

I support activism, AND I caution activism that’s without any critical thinking and self-criticism. 💯

𝐖𝐞 𝐂𝐀𝐍 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐚 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞’𝐬. 🌉

Support the causes you believe in. Be a part of the change you wish to see. Set the example for others to follow. 🙌

Just be sure to keep an eye out when your focus has shifted from being more Pro to more Anti. 👀

𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐫𝐨 ❤️ 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐢 🤬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬.

How to Stop Arguing With REALITY!

Want to be less stressed? 😵

🙌 𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. 🙌

Have less opinions about how the world “should” be.

Have less opinions about how others “should” act.

Have less opinions about how events “should” happen.

🙌 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐀𝐋𝐖𝐀𝐘𝐒 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞. 🙌

Give yourself permission, and stop “should”-ing all over yourself.

Give yourself permission, and accept things as they are.

Give yourself permission, and start being more loving to yourself.

❤️ 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐭. ❤️

Why YOU Are Suffering!

“What upsets people are not THINGS themselves but their JUDGMENTS about the things.” ~ Epictetus 💬
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Do you want to feel LESS UPSET? Allow me to assist! ❤️
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We are not upset because an event happens. We are upset because we believe an event “shouldn’t” have happened. 😣
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We’re arguing with the “shoulds” in our minds. 🤯
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We’re arguing with the feelings of anger and frustration we’re experiencing. 🤬
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We’re arguing with a past which no longer exists. ⌛
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But here’s the problem: “𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞.” 😓
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So, I want to introduce you to a solution: ACCEPTANCE. ❤️
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🙌 Accept whatever it is you’re experiencing. 🙌
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Accept the events which happened. Accept the emotions you’re feeling. Accept the judgments your mind is making. Accept whatever is.
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Accept. And you’ll be surprised how fast you’ll be able to let these things go. 🙌
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Release. 🙌
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Surrender. 🙌
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Because it’s only when you continue holding onto this baggage will you cause yourself needless suffering. 😨
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🤬 “HOW DARE YOU, DONALD! I HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED!” 🤬
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You do! 100%! You have every reason to feel this way! 💯
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There’s no doubt there’s a feeling of nobility, this sense of self-righteousness, to hold onto these negative emotions. I totally get it! 💯
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These intense emotions serve you feelings of power. These intense emotions serve you feelings of control over what at times can feel like a very chaotic world. ✊
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As I heard 1 person once describe their feelings of anger: “It’s like jet fuel!” 🤬
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For me to tell you to accept your emotions, for me to tell you to diffuse the mechanisms which provide your feelings of power and control, is by far the last thing you’d want to hear from me, right?! 💯
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I understand. ❤️
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But I can assure you: 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬, 𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐝, 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐬𝐭.
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And there are far better, more constructive ways to handling our problems. 💯
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Let me clarify:
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📍 Acceptance does not mean we become complacent in our life.
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📍 Acceptance does not mean we enable the things and situations which spark our negative emotions.
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📍 Acceptance is simply about freeing ourselves from needless suffering.
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📍 Acceptance is simply about clearing the weeds from our minds.
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📍 Acceptance is simply a tool to help us see things as they are, objectively, without any judgments and attachments.
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And practicing acceptance doesn’t just affect you! 😲
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It affects how you will interact with others, how civil you’ll be with others in tense situations. 🗣️
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It affects what solutions you’re going to come up with to address your problems. 🤔
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It affects the long-term impact you’re going to have upon short-term situations. 🗓️
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“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle 💬
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Why EMBRACE Change!

Last year I was in Glasgow visiting the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. It was such a beautiful museum, I spent nearly 3 hours looking at EVERY nook and cranny! 😍

If you ever want to be reminded of how VAST our world and its history is, take a trip sometime to a museum! 🖼️

At one point, I had entered the section with an ENTIRE wall dedicated to Charles Darwin and his Theory of Evolution! 🦷

Before Darwin, our world had a much MORE simplified explanation as to how our world’s inhabitants came to be. 😅

Contrary to popular belief at the time, Earth is in fact WAY MORE than 6000 years old! 😱

Not only going against conventional understanding, Darwin changed the paradigm of BOTH the religious AND scientific beliefs of his time! 😱

He showed us there was a world FAR MORE complex than what was once thought, presenting ideas which later laid the foundation for MANY subjects we study today including Biology. 🧫

But why do I share this post with you? 🤔

Because there was one KEEN observation Darwin noticed during his studies. Verbatim, I saw this written on the museum wall: ✍️

🌟 “𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐰𝐢𝐧 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞’𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐥𝐞 – 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞.” 🌟

With COVID and everything happening in 2020, I find this quote stretches FAR BEYOND Darwin to our modern world today. Our world is constantly changing, perhaps too fast for many people’s comfort. ⌛

But with this finding from Darwin, I challenge us to take on this opportunity to continue adapting to whatever comes our way. Because we are greater than our circumstances! 💪

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” ❤️