Negativity | How NOT to be an asshole

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Sometimes we have those days – where everything pisses us off and we don’t have time for anybody or anything.

I know I’m not alone.

Sometimes, we even allow these negative emotions to seep into our lives and affect the ones we care for most – even when we don’t mean to.

We’re all allowed bad moods from time to time, but what I’m learning is to not take out my personal issues on others when it isn’t warranted.

You know what I mean.

You’re having a really tough time, due to stress about work, bills or other things in your daily life that may have seemed to pile up on you.  Although completely understandable, what must be understood is that EVERYONE is dealing with something at one point or another.

Taking your issues out on others not only makes their day worse, but it can also disrupt the peace in other people’s lives and really doesn’t make you feel any better at all anyways.

In many cases you will probably end up feeling worse if like me, your conscience never takes a damn day off!

What we can practice in times like these is to breathe.

Yup!  That’s it!

Breathe.

Take a deep breath, relax and attempt to grasp an understanding of what exactly it is that’s bothering you and instead of taking out on others, perhaps try talking it out with someone.

I find that most people would like to help you, even if it’s advice or a reassuring word.

Before you get consumed in that fire of negativity you feel boiling in your gut, take a breath and quench that beast with some compassion for others and yourself!

Nine times out of ten it will work, or at least diffuse that bad boy some before it becomes an all out inferno!

Be easy

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Wisdom & Understanding | Applying life’s lessons

Today I felt bad stress for the first time in months.

It was more an annoyance with the way things turned out, but it manifested itself through stressful symptoms/reactions that left me tightly wound and with a headache.

I was very stressed.

Well, very for me anyways.

I guess it’s a result of having a productive stress that I didn’t mind at first.

It helped me to be driven and to get things done.

But today, it felt like…ugh, it just felt awful.

The good news is, after I got home and was able to reflect during my sunset prayer/meditation session, I was able to understand where I went wrong in my day, among other lessons learned today.

It’s times like these when I feel so grateful to still be here experiencing this thing called life.

Being older, something that people in our (Western) culture tend to shun, is something I find great wonder and awe in.

Accumulating all the knowledge of your lifetime up to this point, and applying it to your life – avoiding mishaps because of lessons learned from the past.

Life is such a beautiful thing!

Tomorrow, I know the things that are supposed to happen, will happen!

Que sera, sera

Be easy ✌

Karmic Law | What’s your karmic FICA score?

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In light of a few things that have been going on in my life lately, I’ve been meditating on Karma for a minute.

I’m curious as some things catch up to some people so quickly and others, they just seem to rack up negative karmic debt and keep on rolling on with  little to no consequence.

I mean, pure evil.

Abusive – to everyone.

Sociopaths.

I digress…

I put conscious effort into not only my karma, but the karma of those I encounter daily.

I do not want to spread any negative vibes.

I try to notice when I am moving into a negative place and I withdraw a little – not anti-social like I used to, but just a little.

I don’t visit people’s homes and stuff like that.

Negative energy lingers and I try to get out of the house and walk around a store, around the park – SOMETHING to difuse the negative energy coursing through me.

You gotta let it out – don’t allow it to get trapped in.

But also, don’t spread it to others!

Negative energy is like a virus.

It needs a host to facilitate it’s ‘thing’.

Quarantine works – but you have to know how to do it,

I guess I was in the mood to jot down some of my current thoughts.

Maybe just to look back and see where my head was at in this moment in my life one day.

Or maybe even feedback?

Who knows.

Be easy

On a personal note | 30 days in & lots of yoga

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30 Days of Cleansing

Next Thursday, the 5th of September will mark 30 days of cleansing for me.

Really more than that, but this latest cleanse will be 30 days in by then.

I’m proud of myself for sticking with it.

The only transgression I had was some french fries the other day – and they were disgusting – I don’t know what I thought I was missing but needless to say, I didn’t finish them.

Blech!

Otherwise, it’s been a very clean, very well documented journey thus far.

I don’t want to fail.

I’m being as transparent as I possibly can on this platform, and that’s a challenge for me because I’m very private 🙂

But, I know that unless I’m honest with what I’m sharing, I won’t be successful.

So that’s that.

Yoga

I’m really enjoying yoga this time around.

It’s funny because I couldn’t get into it before.

I guess I’ve grown 😉

Something about it makes me feel in control of my body – like I am slowly molding it to do the things I want it to.

I can feel myself getting more and more flexible each day.

Not to mention spiritually.

I feel such a deep connection with…something.

Something deeper and bigger than I could ever be.

That thing we go home to when we leave this plane – that thing.

Such a light, airy, peaceful feeling despite the chaos that is my life right now.

‘Calm Chaos’ is what I’m calling my yoga practice, lol – because it’s how I really feel about my life at this present moment – not that I would trade it for a thing – I’m thankful for my experience in this life, but it’s just so tough sometimes.

I’m just an earthling.

I’m happy that I’ve found yoga, or that it found me – which ever way it goes.

Personally speaking…

In my personal life, things have come to a head recently & haven’t quite been dealt with completely – though not through lack of effort.

Observation is the best teacher.

Life is to be lived, not calculated.

Self preservation extends to your mental, emotional as well as your physical, my loves.

Don’t forget that.

Be easy,

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