All of life is peaks and valleys, don’t let the peaks get too high or the valleys too low – John Wooden
And then she turned 26 years old, she has a calmness in her mind and a fine rhythm in her heart beat that reassures that life with all its highs and lows is nothing but beauty full, see her name is Shad she is not your usually average type she is unique all the way nothing she does is ordinary. she breathes a gentle intensity, has a fire in her soul, an eagle eye and a lion’s attitude. she could have died at 8 months, a menace then would have befallen the world for she inspires greatness. she moves with vigour, speaks with power, acts with courage and she has one of those smiles that shows that her soul is nothing but beautiful beneath her skin. she knows who she is, what she wants and where she is going… now let me tell you, the warrior in her is unstoppable.
So much for blowing my own trumpet😂 the truth is am a weakling with a really mighty, big and strong God. I feel so blessed for my plus one now how about I share with you what I’ve learnt over the years;
Allah is the most powerful and prayer is the strongest weapon, life is a battle field I have learnt to choose my wars wisely and fight each one of them with God, fore those who let God fight their battles win even before the match. i have seen transformation in my life that I never deemed possible, I testify to the times I acknowledged that I am weak and I can’t help myself allowed and let God and merged a winner, praying will open doors to all sorts of miracles.
We are all here for a purpose, the best day of your life is the day you find out why you were created. There is a reason for each and everyone of us existence and that reason is to give, serve and to share our gifts and talents to add value unto others. Passion is what fuels purpose, you know those things that you love and enjoy doing? Yeah, they’re connected to your purpose you just have to find a way to use it to help others.
What you give is what you get, i heard a story of a woman who used to pray for everyone except herself but at the end of the day what she prayed, hoped and wished for others came back to her. You have to get out of your way and give the things that you want. If you want to be loved, love. If you want to be forgiven, forgive. If you want money, give money. You want people to be kind to you, well then be kind to them and understand one thing sometimes the person you’re kind to may be callous and rude to you but the kindness in its self will find its way back at you in anyway possible
Be a good receiver, it’s not enough to be a giver you also need to be good at receiving! Accept and Allow yourself to receive the love, kindness and all the good there is.
Dont be a judge, no human being who has existed before or who is gonna walk on earth will ever be perfect and so it’s not your place to Judge anyone but it’s your responsibility to love, respect and pray for everyone no matter how bad we think they are. Hate the sin not the sinner, most times we underestimate the power of praying for people and treating them right. We need to show people what kindness is. spread peace. How people treat you is a reflection of what they are going through and how you treat them is who you are! Always take the high road where you treat people better than they treat you, when someone hurts you or throws you hate they’re having it way bad than you .. So Send them love, joy, peace, forgiveness and understanding
Think about death often, not to be scared but to be inspired to focus on what matters, it helps to curb and keep our lustful desires in check! Knowing one day you’re gonna be gone and all your possessions won’t belong to you anymore pushes you to attach very less meaning to material and worldly things and instead work toward impacting, helping and adding value onto others
Read alot of books, knowledge is the fore runner to experience! The more knowledge you have the more prepared you’re to experience something in your life and so if you want to be an abundant person study abundant people to understand their characteristics, personalities, values and qualities – Joe Dispenza
Challenges are good for us, difficulties play a decisive and undeniable role in personal growth and development. Had there been no tests and tribulations in life piety, human merit and worth would not have value, and self discipline, and self restraint would have no relevance. Similarly, if difficulties did not exist and were every effort to lead to spontaneous success, there would not have been any motive for struggle and advancement would have come to a stand still. Accordingly the pinch of difficulty and failure is not only not harmful it brings dormant capacities into action and completes a man’s moral character and make up – from the book “Ethics and spirtual growth”. the juice is in growth, what you become in the process is much more important than what you achieve and challenges help you to grow into the person who fits the size of your dreams.
It’s the small things that matter, giving someone or something your consistent undivided attention is better than doing something big occasionally
happiness is not a destination, its a choice! why postpone happiness for the future when you can have it all day long everyday for the rest of your life? please read Happiness is here, not there
Life is not happening to us, it’s responding to us, we create our own realities what we think we become. if only you knew the power of your thoughts you would never think a negative thought again. rich and successful people think and talk about what they want most of the time. unsuccessful people focus on what they don’t want and we all know what you focus on expands, where attention goes, energy flows and results start to show.
Your life is a total sum of your perspective, attitude and reaction, two people with the same privileges and tribulations can be leading two different lives. An optimist will see an opportunity in a challenge, have an attitude of gratitude and do the right things while a pessimist in the same situation will see an obstacle in the opportunity, complain and end up messing up.
Love is rare, infact what we have are contracts, people don’t care about energy and how they feel anymore lately its all about what the other person has to offer! THIS NEW CONTRACT disguised as love comes with alot of conditions and expectations it’s no longer about nurturing, helping and serving someone’s growth. People get into relationships to survive. This ain’t love please give it another name.
Love yourself and take good care of your body, until you love, value and respect yourself you will never be able to give the same to someone else. If you dont have $5 can you give someone $5? NO! Same thing when you don’t feel good, you can’t Make anyone else feel good about themselves. Love should begin with you, once you love you, you love the whole world, it’s easy and it’s delicious to love everybody and everything.
5/95 rule, the mind is divided into two; conscious or logical mind and subconscious mind which is our deeply rooted emotions. We operate from the sub conscious mind 95% all our choices and what we do from the moment we wake up until we sleep is getting command from the subconscious and we don’t have active control over it. It keeps collecting information from the time we are born henceforth. If you got fears and limiting beliefs you can change your subconscious mind by repeating instructions out loud ( declarations and positive affirmations) meditating, praying etc
You are a master of your silence, but a slave of your words. You can’t be held accountable for what you did not say. I have learnt that when I have nothing kind, inspiring or encouraging to say then my silence is better because a tongue might not have bones but it’s strong enough to ruin a life. And that death feeling I get after saying something disheartening to someone is not worth it.
The best medicine, is love, gratitude, forgiveness, laughter and connecting with other people
Dream big, have vision and set daily goals, if you dont know where you’re going you’ll stay where you are! If you have no north star you’ll keep wandering off in all directions which will make it hard to get to your destination.
its the spirit not grit, that makes great men. There are people with half the talent that you got making big names and brands because they had the balls to suck at first times, the self discpine to push themselves and invest in the much needed effort to do what they gotta do even on days when they didnt feel like, the will power to rise above the challenges and pick themselves up after big defeats. with practise and patience all of us can paint, all of us can play basket ball, all of us can write great articles. if you are willing to do the work you can be anything.
Perseverance and patience, is the part that most people hate but a test one must pass to achieve anything of greatness. All successful people had that dip where they had to persevere in the face of adversity. If you’re going to win at anything, you’ve got to cleave onto it until it betides.
Fear is an illusion, this is what holds man back the most, the fear of the unknown, the fear of opinions, fear of failure etc but if you can stand boldy and look fear right in the face it shrinks and disappears. We are powerful beyond measure, we have so much potential to create beautiful things but all great things are on the other side of fear.
Comparison is an insult, when you try to become someone else you can only live up to their level when you focus on being the best version of yourself you got no limits! Comparison will make you bitter, resentful, jealous, envious and un productive besides, you have no idea what the other person is dealing with behind curtains or how much they survived to get where they are, you will be shocked to find out that half of what they deal with might kill you, focus on your own journey, run your race at your pace.
Chemicals are a big threat, From the food we eat, to the air we breath, cosmetics, Medicines we take, to the relaxers we use on our hair, mattresses, cleaning detergents, air fresheners, plastic food containers and plastic drink bottles etc our entire lives are in jeopardy! No wonder we are weaker, we get sick often and die at very early ages. Let’s go back to being natural🙏🏾
Health is not the absence of disease, its a state of complete spiritual, mental, physical and social well being. When you have one but not the other you’re not considered healthy, soon enough a handicap in one affects the other to be healthy you have to cut across once you do you achieve a balance and harmony peace and happiness become yours.
Just do it, you have this one life don’t waste it playing it safe never knowing what its like to dare. Old people don’t regret the things they did, they regret what they didn’t do. So Go for it, if you fail atleast you tried, if you win well enjoy, live a little we all wind up dead anyway, take that risk, do that hike, dont hesitate. The little voice in your head saying don’t do it is a sign that you need to do it.
Follow your heart, your head has limits!