What Are You Willing To Struggle For?

Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room.

Everyone would like that — it’s easy to like that.

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Word Power

The power of communication and the words used can make us either feel elated or despondent. There was a saying we used to sprout when I was a younger, ‘sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me’. Unfortunately words have energy and do hurt. Negative words sometimes linger in our unconscious minds for a lifetime.

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Resilence Be They Name

The story of the Ugly Duckling is one of resilence and never giving up. According to Baz Luhrmann, “The ugly duckling is a misunderstood universal myth. It’s not about turning into a blonde Barbie doll or becoming what you dream of being; it’s about self-revelation, becoming who you are.”

A classic tale of searching for one’s identity it encourages people to find the confidence to never give up.  The duckling is told time and again that he is different,that he is ugly, however he chooses to not give in, searching for others like himself rather than assimilating and accepting certain ways. In the end he triumphs, becoming a beautiful swan that is admired in the pond.

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A Deep Truth Empowers Us to Act

Have you seen the movie, ‘Hunger Games’? This futuristic movie has a society divided into 12 districts with each member of the community examined for district fit, to live and perform according to the district classification. Though our society is not divided as such into these classification we do have people who are more suited to caring than others. In reality, we each have a degree of caring and empathy within us though we may not chose it as our profession.

Ask yourself the question, would I help someone unconditionally? Would I go out of my way to offer support to family and friends? Would I go to the aid and support of strangers if some event happened?

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Why Don’t I Fit In?

While we search for our own identity as an alternative to assimilation and following the crowd, thus not becoming a carbon copy of others, we place ourselves in a position where we are sometimes ignored, ridiculed, bullied and mistreated to force us to conform.

There are many reasons people don’t fit in, you could be too much of a joker and not serious enough, too much of a nerd and too serious, your body or face are not attractive, you are of a different culture, you are homeless, you are too outspoken, you work too hard, you are a dole bludger, you are an alcoholic, you are gay, you are fat, you are disabled, you are a drug addict, you are too talkative, you are too quiet or shy, you are not into sports and the list goes on. Who’s judgement is this? Why is it so important to you?

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