I truly believe Vibe Attracts Tribe hence there being zero coincidence related to Jay and I being on each others radar. Our synergistic energies most definitely emanated over the airwaves in our delicious interview with one another; also attested to by the loyal global listeners and the generous podcast subscribers! Jay and I covered much ground on a vast array of subject matters inclusive of... the inner journey of self, critics/nay-sayers, honouring ones own purpose in life, what it means to pay it forward, and to be of service to others in daily life. Thank you Jay Shetty for continuously choosing to be the beacon of light you so inherently are! Immense gratitude to you our friend for the purpose-driven and value-based messaging you so generously shared and imparted to myself and the rest of the planet via my global platforms! Eternally grateful to you Jay, Keep Shining!
Those who know me, know that I am first and foremost, a staunch proponent of focusing on the inner workings of self. The daily commitment to self-awareness and self-healing IS fundamentally what shifts change for the collective; at the universal level. If every single person who inhabits our global home, took stock and took heed of this, and did so at the conscious level mindset - the majority of us would recognize and acknowledge the interconnected personal accountability piece. If this concept were to be wholeheartedly embraced by the masses - do you think the shared experience might be viewed as increasingly unified? I am most certainly a firm supporter of this belief, yes!
Tempers flare, fingers point, voices raise, backs turn, apathy grows, resignation teeters, moods sour, judgements rise, confidence implodes...when we as a society feel overstimulated, over-inundated, and overwhelmed with the vile and the venom for which can run a-muck. It is much easier to cast stones and to externalize the issue than it is to go deep within by questioning our own individual contributions or participation to the existing state of universal affairs.
Is it too far-fetched to fathom that perhaps the external bully outside of us is quite simply the internal bully within each of us? For some - the internal bully is magnified. For others, it may be temporarily tamed or subdued. For some, the internal bully is forever lurking with the potential to surface; rearing its ugly head should the right amount of gasoline ignite it. There is a 'push-comes-to-shove' switch within all of us. For some, it may lie dormant providing one does not feel provoked. In some circumstances, it can become a fight or flight response whereby the survival instinct automatically kicks into high gear - 'kill or be killed' either literally, figuratively or both. I will never endorse or support the perpetration of inflicted upon violence or abuse. It is easy to forge opinions as to who may have earned or deserves the label of 'bully' within our family constellations, or on the school-yard, or in our circles of 'friends,' or within our local communities or even those who are on the global stage. However, I am going to turn this upside down; inside out by suggesting YOU - yes YOU the reader, may be the biggest bully of all!
Mirror Mirror On The Wall...who is the most (self) hateful of them all?
How we view ourselves, treat ourselves, speak to ourselves IS absolutely a precursor for how we ultimately emit our energies out into the external world. There is always a synergistic correlation between action and reaction. The value and respect we hold for ourselves is the value and respect we are then capable to authentically embolden for others. Playing devils advocate with ourselves, allows us the capacity and the ability to provide others with the benefit of the doubt before ever feeling an inclination to presume the worst. Challenging ourselves to be discerning and critical in our own thinking before formulating a conclusion is vital for establishing healthy minds, healthy perspectives, and viable relationships. Forging a unified front from within - loving and embracing who we uniquely are as individuals IS what lays the foundation and sets the standard for all else. Inner peace, inner acceptance, inner healthiness, and self-love is essential and imperative for us to obtain the required bandwidth necessary so as to healthily show up for ourselves and for others.
Regardless of our own highs and lows - we must consistently talk to ourselves no differently than we would talk to someone else who deserves to be spoken to with the utmost respect and compassion. Being an effective and discerning listener when it comes to the floodgates of our own thought processes and belief patterns is usually a great barometer for measuring our own openness and receptivity for others held thoughts and beliefs. Being less judgemental and less punitive with ourselves enables us to operate at our highest vibrational level with everyone else who is on the periphery. This is especially true for who has yet to potentially cross paths with us in our individual journey. Let us all be the internal magnet of love and light; pulling us toward the mutual and reciprocal potentiality of one another. Let us all be the attractor factor for all that is right and beautiful in this world, and for which equally exists within each and and every one of us. It is a choice! The following is a list of self-imposed questions I ask of myself on a daily basis. 'What are you currently choosing for yourself?' ' What is the residual impact of your choices for you personally?' 'What is the residual impact of your choices for anyone else who is on the receiving end of your energies?' ' What does the mirror of self reflect back to you?' 'Proud of what you see or would you wish to alter that personified version of your inner self which reflects back upon those who are observing you?'
Who we choose to be, and how we show up to be...is a choice.
Uplifting You To Fear Less And To Live More!
Love & Gratitude ~ Lisa