Thirty Life Lessons

Here are 30 of my most important life lessons so far.
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Don’t Panic
Everything is “figure-out-able”. Your task in life is not to be the genius with all the answers to life’s lessons but rather to observe and learn. Engage when you feel the need but also know that it’s OK to release and let go.

Buy Memories not Things
Pretty simple right? I am the forget the diamond ring and red bottom shoes type of girl. Take me on a trip around the world, engage my senses with all the world has to offer and expand my mind. When you travel you grow,explore and appreciate humanity at it’s most authentic self.

Authenticity
It’s ok to say no and you don’t need permission to do so. You also don’t have to explain why you are the way you are. Those that matter will allow you the space to live and breathe your authentic truth.

Never loose the kid in you
I hope you never take yourself too seriously, I hope you never loose the wonder of skipping over puddles and dancing in the rain. I hope you never loose the imagination your inner kid longs to explore.

StopSign

STOP
Drop it all and do nothing. Yes it is important to be productive but sometimes you need to stop and listen to the clutter in your head. Does it scare you? Silence and inner peace does not dwell in clutter.

Happiness
Make a list of what makes you happy, Make a list of things you do everyday. Compare the lists and adjust accordingly.

Your Body
Your body listens to you all the time, even those thoughts that run silently when you sleep. It knows if you love it and also knows if you hate it. Love your body wherever you are. It is your vessel and needs love from the most important person; You.

There will always be more. More cookies, more boys, more guacamole.

Hug (ALOT)
Hubby is a hugger, I am definitely spoilt in this department. Hugs connect our most important chakras and our aura’s feed off the positive vibrations when we hug. Hugging someone you love is food for our soul and connect us.

Courage
You can choose courage or you can choose comfort but you cannot have both.

Doubt kills.
The person who stops you from doing everything you want to do, who stops you from being completely free, who stops you from being healthy, happy, and passionate—is you.

Pain is not suffering
We can experience events in our life that cause us pain. However suffering preceding the pain is a choice. You can choose not to suffer and accept the pain as part of the transition.

Service is life fulfilled
Human nature is the need to feel accomplished. True fulfillment comes from being of service to others and the community.The ability to leave your own unique imprint in your world is what truly drives us.

LOVE is a VERB

You First
It may sound selfish but learn to put yourself first. Fill your well with abundance so it may overflow into every aspect of your life. Love/Marriage/KIds/Work. When you are in alignment everything else falls into place.

Gratitude

Make a habit of being grateful and filling your space with gratitude first thing in the morning. You are alive. You are Well. Its another day to make it right. Be grateful

Show Up
Every single day. Get dressed, put on your big girl heels and show up.

Evolve
Fail. learn. expand. Get to know every mixed up+dusty corner of your soul. Move around. Meet new people. Try something. Mess up. You are evolving and its OK

Merry Magic Everything

Step out of your mind

Learn to appreciate silence, it is in this space that you discover.

Connect

We are stardust. Beings made up of love and born with a God shaped hole in all of us. Plug in and download from the creator himself, it all starts and ends in oneness.

Validation

Waiting for the whistle to blow, the crowd to cheer and the tap on the back. That should not be your motivation. Pick that thing you would do even if no one was watching. Release the need to be validated.

Inauthenticity breeds mediocre

Imagine
Remember when you were young and daydreamed of all the things you would do/be? Remember when the teacher told you to use your imagination? When did you start forgetting? Go back to that place of dreams and sit for a while.

The world can wait. It won’t stop spinning but it can wait.

Sometimes the blessing is in the release

I am a work in progress
I have had front row seats to my action packed 3D, Habiba life movie and the cast keeps changing with a few edits in the script. The reel is still turning and I am loving every moment of my full length feature.

Take yourself on a date, every week. Get to know who this person you wake up to every morning is all about.

If you want to find the one, be the one.

and lastly…
words to live by;

Our deepest fear by Marianne Williamson

ur deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
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.

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

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4 Comments

  1. Peggy Bentley
    January 10, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Beautiful and inspiring!

    • January 10, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  2. natashasolae
    February 15, 2016 / 10:47 am

    I am seriously the EXACT same way! I always tell people that I would rather go on a trip than get a ring, a purse or the latest designer shoes. Material things are so much fun at first but then you get bored and you get over it very quickly. There is a delicate luxury in time and spending that with your loved ones is what matters.

    And in regards to the part on gratitude, I’ve learned that most people are unhappy because they don’t wake up every morning first being grateful. When you don’t celebrate how far you’ve come and your current situation EVERY DAY….EVERY MORNING, then you kind of get lost. This is why I feel that meditation or self-development books are excellent first thing in the morning. Just zen, smile, and thank the universe or if you’re religious, God!

    • May 25, 2016 / 2:23 am

      “when you don’t celebrate how far you’ve come and your current situation every day.. every morning, then you king of get lost” I couldn’t put it into better words than that. I absolutely love your response and couldn’t agree more. Thank you so much for reading and providing such an uplifting response.

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