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ACCEPTANCE IS NOT DEFEAT (REPOST)

Accepting is NOT defeat, it’s adding layers of intimacy with the universe or higher power and getting more acquainted with them.

-Kyle Higgins, Mental Health Counselor

Does acceptance of something that didn’t go your way a form of defeat?

This is something my counselor and I recently talked about in a grueling session. For new readers that may not know, I have clinical depression and have been seeing a counselor years.

MEN DON’T CRY…DO THEY? (REVISED)

“Have a good cry, wash out your heart. If you keep it inside it’ll tear you apart.”
-Sometimes You Win (1979) by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show

Sometimes it’s discouraged, sometimes you’re pushed to let it out. But if you’re a male who grew up in the twentieth century, you were most likely told not to do it, especially in public.

I’m talking about crying.

THE LIFE-LESSONS OF GETTING SICK

“Being sick is just your body’s way of saying you’re too awesome, and you need to slow down, so everyone can catch up.”

-Unknown

Being sick sucks, right? It can put you in a depressing mood and everything, be it eating, talking or simply getting out of bed seems like a chore.

But what if I said that there are certain benefits of becoming sick?

TODAY’S TOPIC? YOU TELL ME!

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.”
-Bernard Baruch

This is something I’ve done before a few times and still feel it’s never enough. I’m talking about listening.

Yes, I’ve posted and reposted this article a few times. And I continue doing so periodically because I feel it’s crucial in building a relationship with all of you members and readers. And hence, here is that article to give YOU, the reader, your time under the spotlight:

GO AHEAD…GIVE UP (REVISED)

“If someone seriously wants to be a part of your life, they will seriously make an effort to be in it.”
-Unknown

If you’re read my previous articles on this site, you’ll notice that one thing I always stress on is never giving up on anything that’s a passion and close to your heart no matter how many obstacles come in your way. But are there exceptions to that philosophy? Are there instances when giving up will actually be advantageous?

SO WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE ANYWAY?

“The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.”

-Joseph Campbell

What’s the meaning and/or of life?

Looking for such answers is a quest that everyone goes through at some point.

And while it’s normal to wonder about it, I’ve always felt that in many ways it’s a quest with no real answer because life is a different journey for everyone.

What the final destination is for one person is different from another.

To someone who’s dreamed of being an astronaut, their sole purpose would be to find themselves inside a rocket in space. One who aspires to be a lawyer or a police officer dreams of ridding corruption and crime from society.

In that case, it’s best to look at it from this point of view: life is ultimately what we make it.

Sure certain circumstances are unavoidable, but the every decision we make that’s in our control has an impact one way or the other.

Every person walking this planet has some purpose to fulfill. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be here. But what exactly that is a journey of finding out. The only ones who know for sure are the divine forces.

But for us humans, finding that purpose is one long journey. Sure, we can predict certain destinations in the short run. If I do the laundry, I’ll have clean clothes to wear. If I pay my bills on time, I won’t be in debt.

But in the long run? None of us can really say. All we can go by is going about what we hope is our destination with sincerity and hope.

Rather than wonder what’s the meaning of life, we should ask ourselves what are the steps we should take to reach a destination we ourselves create. Maybe we’ll get there, maybe we won’t. But create the path and follow it.

So what’s the meaning of life? In my opinion, whatever you aspire to be or do at this very moment.

Do you often think about the meaning or purpose in life? If so, what does that mean to you? How do you feel and react when things don’t go the way you planned? How often do your goals change? Share your thoughts and experiences by commenting below on our secure servers.

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INSIDE THE MIND OF SOCIAL MEDIA

“You are responsible for everything you post [on social media] and everything you post will be a reflection of you.”
-Germany K

We’ve all done this at some point. You grab your phone to check a “few” social media notifications. You’re sure it won’t take more than a few minutes.

You reply back, hit all the “likes,” share what you find interesting and look at the clock. Surprise surprise, it’s a few hours later!

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"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

Audrey Hepburn


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