LETTING GO -
What a lesson to learn.
There comes a time, like in any life cycle, that we will need to let go. It’s inevitable. Change is the only guarantee; and those that are the most successful, are often (subsequently) the best at navigating and remaining anti-fragile in the face of change and transition. That capacity and ability to be agile and flexible. When you’re building an empire; a vision so far beyond the horizon you can currently see - and in my case, potentially beyond my lifetime - it requires many, many, many iterations of identity. You feel you’ve finally found a point of stability and certainty - “THIS is the version of myself strong enough to welcome my end goals!” - just to find, once again, there’s more shedding, more letting go and more courage to gain. The universe is always willing what it is you’re asking for, for you. It just won’t ever come easy. That’s the catch - the challenge is the only way to condition and shape us into the version of ourselves capable of living out, and sustaining, our nirvana.
This week, an unexpected series of events have left me slightly rattled but even more awe-inspired. A car write off last Wednesday seemed like enough of a wakeup call; without the shock of coming home to a breeze coming into my apartment and smashing my awards cabinet. The only thing I can liken this feeling to is a Olympian watching their medal be shattered in front of their eyes after years and years of blood sweat and tears. It’s not the material award that causes me the sense of loss, per say, but rather the symbolism.
I’ve always lived by the term; “in your heart, you must be the same person you were on the bottom as you are at the top” - of course, a tougher, stronger, more un-fuckable-with, version of yourself. But nonetheless, remain the same open-hearted, pure-intended, person you were at the beginning. It’s dangerous to allow success, recognition or financial gain, to define you. I didn’t think that was the truth, in my instance. But the universe has other plans, and I stay willing, open and humble. After all - we’re never in control. [READ MORE ON FACEBOOK...]
I got so much positivity for y’all coming PRONTO.....What GOD is doing in my life is amazing just to think 🤔 that my life was almost taken from me last year gave me PURPOSE AND A DREAM.....I’m EXCITED BECAUSE “NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER” I’m a beast I don’t sleep I grind and pray all day....NO FEAR will prosper in my LIFE BECAUSE IM A BEAST...GOD IS ON OUR SIDE YALL....Become a beast stop fretting about the DEVIL turn into a beast and he will flee...GOD IS IN OUR CORNER HE LISTENS TO EVERY PRAYER 🙏🏿 The devil thought wrong keep fighting who ever it is reading this remember “The race isn’t given to the swift nor the strong but to the one WHO ENDURES IT...Till the end”
In this world, we are always going to have critics. We will also have difficult people who try to upset us and steal our peace and joy. But you should not respond to every critic. You decide to take the high road and let Lord fight for you. In other words, be peaceful and stay calm and see the salvation of the Lord.
Sometimes, no matter what you say or do, there are people who are not going to accept you. They just do not want to be at peace with you. In fact, when jesus sent his disciples to certain homes, He told them always speak peace over those homes. And then He said in effect, 'If they do not receive the peace you are offering them, then it will come back to you.' That tells you, if you will do your best to be at peace with people around you, even if they will not take your peace, the good news is that peace will just come back to you.
You will not only get your peace but you will get their share as well. That is double for your trouble when you do the right thing, it does not matter what is happening. God sees it and rewards you. My brothers and sisters, today stay in peace, cease from strife and take the high road. Sow good seeds into others and watch the harvest of blessing come to your own life in return.
#SoulfulSundaywithShimi | Content intended to nurture the mind & soul. Inspired by Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, it is my hope that this content will be both uplifting and motivational, but most importantly, thought-provoking!
10 Ways To Have Better Conversation - Celeste Headlee:
"According to Pew Research, about 1/3 of American teenagers send more than 100 texts a day and many of them...are more likely to text their friends than they are to talk to them face to face.
There's this great piece in @theatlantic, it was written by a high school teacher Paul Barnwell, and he gave his kids a communication project; he wanted to teach them how to speak on a specific subject without using notes, and he said this:
"I came to realize that conversational competence might be the single most-overlooked skill we fail to teach. Kids spend hours each day engaging with ideas and each other through screens, but rarely do they have an opportunity to hone their interpersonal communication skills...
It might sound like a funny question, but we have to ask ourselves, is there any 21st century skill more important than being able to sustain coherent, confident conversation?""
I love this topic, and every skill and tip Celeste lists! Such as learning how to be present in order to connect with others, how to listen better by always assuming you have something to learn, and the importance of not making the conversation all about you.
What was your favourite tip? Were there any conversational faux-pas you didn't realize you may have been committing? Let me know in the comments below! Watch the full @ted talk by tapping the link in bio @drshimikang
Your employer doesn’t wake up in the morning to think about you. He thinks about his business. If tomorrow he’s convinced that relieving you will make his business better, he doesn’t have any reason to worry about you.
Stop being a coward. Stop making excuses. Stop expecting your employer or government to take care of you. Take charge of your life. Confront life and it will bow for you. Don’t be motivated by “good job”. It’s a lie. Don’t be motivated by “job security”. It’s a deception. Be motivated by adding value. Be motivated by wealth. Be motivated by freedom. #bemotivated#beinspired#entrepreneur#enrichinglives#freedom#motivationalquotes#motivationalspeaker#successquotes#supreme
When you do not grow up with parents to teach you the importance of responsibility you run from it. After that near death experience I realized that it was time to embrace responsibility and teach others how to do the same.
Some of the amazing sponsors for our Perth launch of #thef2fproject . Incredibly grateful for their generosity, all organised by our Ambassador @aliciajvs as usual. 💞💃👸🏼
So sad that I never got to see what was in the @skino2au box. Couldn't have used it, but still 😭😭😭.
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