Are You Present in the Moment?

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How to be Present in the MOMENT

We’ve all experienced those times where we are kind of on auto mode. Whether it is at work, driving or in the comfort of your own home. You drive somewhere and don’t remember the actual drive, or you go through your daily tasks not really paying attention to the world around you.

Being present in the moment is practicing mindfulness.

We need to practice being in the moment because you never know when will be your last moment.

You may be wrapped up in the future, your daily tasks for tomorrow at work, or what you’ll say to someone, or even deciding how you’ll get an important project done. Face it, we are all busy in different ways.

Our kids, friends or significant others value our time with them. In our society technology and social media distract us from being present when we’re with our loved ones.

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Here are a few steps you could take to help with being mindful:

1. Put your phone away, or turn it off
2. Ask meaningful questions to catch up with family and friends
3. Take a deep breathe and really look at your surroundings and what is going on around you
4. Be aware of what you’re eating or snacking on
5. Take time to do daily deep breathing in attempt to prepare or reflect on the day

Mindful eating is important as well. Too often we are caught in our favorite TV show and grab a bag of chips while in auto mode, not really thinking about making a healthier choice.

Being more mindful will help you to be healthier, achieve your goals, and have more time for what REALLY matters.

Once you set a few goals each day towards mindfulness, it will become a part of you. You’ll do it automatically and begin to really reflect and enjoy life.

Mindfulness or being present in the moment really gives our lives meaning. Too many things in our lives are taken for granted, people too, and life is way to short to waste anytime.

What could you change in your life or every day routine to become more mindful of your surroundings?

 

 

Potential and Preperation 

What is potential? The ability to have certain traits and circumstance that could lead to your success? Your personality, attitude, energy level and even intelligence.
Is potential the set of skills that you’re naturally born with? Could it also be the energy that is within you to have the ability to do a certain task. Potential is something you must grow, feed, and take care of.
So you have the potential. I believe all of us do, we just have to find it and CULTIVATE it into something so spectacular that the whole world will be mesmerized. You have to believe in you, once you do, figure out what your potential is in. Maybe you have potential in multiple things. We need to stop putting all our time to one task when we have the brain power to efficiently be excellent at whatever we please.
How do you prep your potential to take form into your greatest aspirations? Blue prints, lists, planning, undying determination, some failures, and most of all a passion for what you’re doing.
At any given moment we only use 10% of our brain power!!! So what about the other 90?
Potential and preparation are essential to living a successful life.

Let’s get something straight. Success does not equal money!! No, success is achieving your dreams, attaining happiness and living and walking in your purpose. Recognize your potential, make note of how excellent you are at certain things. Next prepare. Put in the time and thought into making your dreams a reality.
Potential an preperation will lead you to your PURPOSE in this world.

Sometimes life prepares us for a higher purpose that we had no prior knowledge of. Sometimes you prepare and harvest potential throughout your life without even realizing it.
When you mixed preperation with potential your on a rocket to self fulfilling achievement. Be mindful in this moment, you need to be able to see CLEARLY to get done the task at hand.

What comes to mind? Is there some project you’ve been neglecting? Some dream that is on hold? An idea that is waiting to surface!?
Your potential and preperation are KEY to getting started. Once you start who can stop you right?

Creative Writing| Familiar Stranger

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It came out of no where. Her deep coffee toned eyes peered into the dark hall way. What was out there anyway? What was that noise? It couldn’t have been him, he wouldn’t be back for another 14 hours or so. Still, she stayed in the safety of the closet, trying to get a glimpse of this unknown stranger in their house. Moments passed, it felt like forever, sitting watching this shawdow.

It had to be a he. She couldn’t see the face or any hair but she assumed by the way it moved it must have been a man. Suddenly he got closer with each step. Could he see where she was hiding? He couldn’t have. It was pitch dark. The steps continued, closer and closer, she gripped her hand over her mouth, trying to quiet her loud and anxious breathing. He stopped. What was he doing. Searching for money? As if they kept anything worth taking in their house.

The door crept open. To her horror, her surprise she saw a familiar face. He hadn’t seen her yet, she was in a ball on the floor. His eyes roamed the closet. He looked upon the shelf, threw everything down. What was he looking for? He maneuvered his hands perhaps to find a light switch. Little did he know it was around the corner placed with all the other switches. He stroked the walls of the closet, getting closer to her. His hands sat beside her. She remained still, out of sight, but she couldn’t bare it any longer.

She lunged at him, she took him to the ground. Panicked he flung her off of him. He didn’t say a word. She got up to run, where should she go? The neighbors? She darted through the hall way, dashed around sharp corners in attempt to trip him up. The door was within reach just as she pulled to open it….

Eternal Love

Life Writes with Tiffany

Do you believe in the term “Soul Mate”? That being someone who was meant for you. Maybe even created just for you. Surely there would be no one else that could compare in your eyes or there’s if they’re you’re soul mate.

I don’t know if that is real. What I do know is that ETERNAL love is real and hard to find. Love is being completely self-less. You change and evolve for the better. Not just for your other half but for yourself too. Loving the right person means that they help you become a better person.

Sometimes people fall in love with people that make them worse, expose them to darker sides of themselves that they didn’t know existed. That’s the most dangerous form of love. You start losing yourself, even family and friends don’t recognize you anymore. Maybe you don’t recognize you either.

Eternal love can be good…

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Eternal Love

Do you believe in the term “Soul Mate”? That being someone who was meant for you. Maybe even created just for you. Surely there would be no one else that could compare in your eyes or there’s if they’re you’re soul mate.

I don’t know if that is real. What I do know is that ETERNAL love is real and hard to find. Love is being completely self-less. You change and evolve for the better. Not just for your other half but for yourself too. Loving the right person means that they help you become a better person.

Sometimes people fall in love with people that make them worse, expose them to darker sides of themselves that they didn’t know existed. That’s the most dangerous form of love. You start losing yourself, even family and friends don’t recognize you anymore. Maybe you don’t recognize you either.

Eternal love can be good and bad depending on the people involved and what they do together. If your love for some consumes you, you think of that person all day and would do anything for them, then congratulations your love for them may be eternal. That means that nothing could stop you from loving them. That can be good and bad. If you’re with a crappy person you may HAVE to leave them. Sure you’ll always love them but they aren’t what’s best for you.

On the brighter side, eternal love that is reciprocated is the best of all. You do what is best for them and they return the favor. You just click, it is effortless and easy to be yourself around them and to find yourself in a good mood.

They are your best friend and you value everything that they bring to the table. You see their uniqueness and value everything that is them. Above all you forgive each other. No relationship or love can last without forgiveness. In fact everyone you know has or will do something wrong to you at some point, you just need to figure out who is WORTH it.

That’s eternal love. Finding someone who is absolutely worth it.

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Poetry|Remnant of You

Life Writes with Tiffany

Remnant of You

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Early morning approaches with the desire to see your face,

Rhythmic, patterned breathing, escapes to the reality of dawn,

We leave our nest for the day to go about our own ways,

The day has gone by, as I go through my daily tasks,

Still remembering the imprint left on my mind from your love, so fulfilling,

Home at last, to greet your charismatic face,

Your embrace is as safe a mother bear’s as she grips her cubs,

Though your touch is as gentle as a feather,

Night does not delay any longer,

As I rest my eyes I recall this sense of familiarity,

Knowing that every night with you will be as safe and blessed as this,

When dawn erupts I will be left with my remnants of you.

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Poetry|Remnant of You

Remnant of You

IMG_1493

Early morning approaches with the desire to see your face,

Rhythmic, patterned breathing, escapes to the reality of dawn,

We leave our nest for the day to go about our own ways,

The day has gone by, as I go through my daily tasks,

Still remembering the imprint left on my mind from your love, so fulfilling,

Home at last, to greet your charismatic face,

Your embrace is as safe a mother bear’s as she grips her cubs,

Though your touch is as gentle as a feather,

Night does not delay any longer,

As I rest my eyes I recall this sense of familiarity,

Knowing that every night with you will be as safe and blessed as this,

When dawn erupts I will be left with my remnants of you.

Empathy and the Empath

Life Writes with Tiffany

Let’s start by giving some definitions. What is empathy? Well according to psychology.com it is as follows: “Empathy is the experience of understanding another person’s condition from their perspective. You place yourself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling. Empathy is known to increase prosocial (helping) behaviors”.

I must say that is a pretty good definition for someone who isn’t familiar with the word or does not have a clue as to what it means. Now that we know what empathy is, is it safe to say an Empath is someone who is able to ALWAYS understands others emotions, maybe even to the extreme?

Some people confuse empathy with compassion. Although they’re similar they’re not exactly the same. Think of being compassionate as a concern for others well being. Empathy instead is something that is not always controlled. For instance you may be taking with a broken hearted…

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Empathy and the Empath

 

Let’s start by giving some definitions. What is empathy? Well according to psychology.com it is as follows: “Empathy is the experience of understanding another person’s condition from their perspective. You place yourself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling. Empathy is known to increase prosocial (helping) behaviors”.

I must say that is a pretty good definition for someone who isn’t familiar with the word or does not have a clue as to what it means. Now that we know what empathy is, is it safe to say an Empath is someone who is able to ALWAYS understands others emotions, maybe even to the extreme?

Some people confuse empathy with compassion. Although they’re similar they’re not exactly the same. Think of being compassionate as a concern for others well being. Empathy instead is something that is not always controlled. For instance you may be taking with a broken hearted friend, maybe he or she is going through a break up, if you have the ability to be empathetic then you’re feeling pretty hurt and angered of the situation too!

Empathy is something we are all capable of, just on different levels. You know those people who cry at every movie? They’re able to put themselves in others peoples shoes ALL the time! Having empathy in this day in age is so important so that we can understand one another. Compassion and empathy go hand in hand.

On the more extreme side of Empathy or being considered an “Empath”, people can experience everything around them without really going through it. They can look at your pain, your situation and automatically know or have an idea of what is going on and how it’s affecting you. They always sense when something isn’t quite right even when they cannot exactly be sure what it is.

Empaths pick up on vibes. Some call it intuition. They can be good vibes, bad vibes, mellow vibes or dangerous vibes. They know when someone has an attitude before the person will even admit it. Maybe you know an empath? That person who always asks what’s wrong, wants to know if your okay and seems to always know when something isn’t quite right with you or others.

There are a couple different ways empaths can manifest their abilities. Some empaths are able to instantly change the room they’re in. When they come in people usually feel more happy and upbeat around them, as long as they’re in a good mood. There are also empaths who feel the energies of everyone else. So if they’re next to someone who is sad their mood will also decrease. If they’re around mad people that may start to feel that out of nowhere as well. They don’t even notice they’re doing it, it is just something that happens, picking up on others energies and manifesting it as their own.

People who are empathetic, or are considered empaths, they usually like nature. They like calming spaces and may be exhausted from hanging around in big crowds, displaying or taking in different energies and vibes they feel through out the time there.

I like to think of Empathy as a continuum. One side being the least empathetic and the other, being a full blown empath. Where do you think you fit on the continuum?

 

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Why Is She So Quiet?

Life Writes with Tiffany

Next time you meet a quiet person..

I am an introvert. But before I go into a whole spiel about how introverted I am and how it effects my interactions, maybe I should give you a definition.

Yeah, I was always the quiet one in school. I NEVER raised my hand, if they wanted me to talk I had to be called on. I would talk to my friends and that’s it. Just within the last 2 years I actually realized and categorized myself as an introvert. I mean it made perfect sense.

I’m not terrified to share my ideas or thoughts but I find it difficult if I have to do it in person. Even on the phone!! I even found it difficult to ask for anything, such as an extra cup or napkin in the lunch room.

Maybe that’s why I am sooo independent, because it is excruciating…

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