Monday, July 26, 2010

Breaking the Generational Curse

A generational curse refers to an adversity, handed down from generation to generation which is tied to the wrongdoings of the forefathers, in that the consequences of their actions continue to affect the children born in that bloodline. It is connected with religious doctrine, but there are different types so some can be dealt with through personal development.

For instance, this inherited misfortune could be due to a family living in less than ideal circumstances and through time, their children’s children carry on that lifestyle. Similarly, as an adult, you may dislike certain characteristics in your parents but unconsciously, your mannerisms may be the same.

The main issue however, is to sever its hold in our time to secure the wellbeing of our future kin. Learning from the mistakes of our predecessors, changing our point of view, teaching our children the value of knowledge and to respect the rights and freedom of all living, making an effort to improve the way we associate with others, are a few methods we can use to curb the generational curse.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Respect for Boundaries

There is a simple yet forceful word consisting of only two letters, when said can be nerve racking or invigorating and when heard, can be daunting as well as annoying. No, despite the context in which it is applied or how it is presented, affects the way we feel and behave. It imposes limitations which when considered, may not be as bad as you think.

No issues a challenge
If someone said to you this is wrong, that is not the way to do it. Then your options are either throw in the towel or find the correct way to get it done.

No strengthens your character
If ever you are told you do not have what it takes, you did not make the team, you can feel offended or keep practicing, determined to improve your skills.

No builds courage
Against opposition, it can help you develop the ability to walk away from victimization, demoralization and self pity.

No teaches value
Anything that easily falls into your lap is not usually appreciated. By working hard to achieve success, gaining something that was initially out of reach, you are unlikely to take for granted your blessings.

No offers protection
In some instances, paying heed to a warning even though it is difficult to understand at first, can save you from physical harm, heartache or the harsh result of being isolated.

The key points are do not be intimidated by negative comments, do not feel put down by refusals or left out when rejected. Such incidents cannot hold you back if you remain level headed, learn what is being taught and explore more opportunities to find enrichment.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Declaration of Devotion

I pledge my love for you this day, binding my soul to yours in a holy union. I give to you my all, because in our lifetime every moment we spend together, will be a treasure more valuable than its weight in gold.

I will respect this commitment by being patient, by listening and showing you understanding. I will not allow a little issue to become a major problem, and I will never insult you or make you feel unimportant.

We will share all of life’s hardship and success together. We will laugh and cry together, sing and dance together and be passionate towards each other. We are from this day forward, one in mind, body and spirit.

For all those who want to be, will be and are already married, always bear in mind that for the relationship to continually blossom, cooperation, forgiveness and loyalty must be the key ingredients, alongside the heartfelt warmth of an undying love.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Real Question [Part 3]: What DO you have to lose?

Ambition is a dream…

A thought in your head of something you would like to achieve, that is to say, a goal you aspire to make a reality.

We’ve heard this statement before, ‘dreamers never amount to much.’ Nonetheless, one’s purpose is discovered through much thought, so without dreams there's nothing really worth aiming for.

Now, bringing an object to life, is not as easy as snapping your fingers. You must first envision it, draft a plan, gather your resources and then build each level layer by layer until the project is complete. It is a painstaking process that takes time.

Your state of mind can be a major downfall when seeking purpose, if you refuse to try by saying that dream is unattainable, if you give up part of the way, or if you become easily distracted then your dream will remain just that, a fantasy.

Even if you make an attempt putting your best foot forward, trying sincerely to succeed yet failed, but in that failure you are determined to see it done, you would in fact be proving to yourself that you have great inner strength to face head on, any challenge that may come your way in the future.

You have absolutely nothing to lose by following your dreams; instead, there is much to be gained.