Stop beating yourself up.

October 8th, 2018. Stop beating yourself up. Stop repeating negative stories to yourself. Stop putting yourself down and start pulling yourself up.

You have to be your own best friend. You have to treat yourself with love and kindness. You have to start relaxing a little bit more and enjoy this magical journey.

@jamesjneed

Relax with life.

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October 2, 2018. This moment is exactly as it’s supposed to be in order for you to learn and grow. As hard as it can be to see sometimes; life is always giving you the experiences that you need to help you evolve and grow as a person. If you don’t learn the lessons that life is trying to teach you, life will keep giving you the same or similar experiences until you have learnt that lesson. The more you learn from the challenges you’re facing, the faster and quicker your life will evolve.

Most pain and suffering is rooted in resisting the past or present and by creating anxiety over what the future might hold. You can mitigate all of this by accepting that this is where you’re at in your evolution right now, and that life is always trying to teach you, not hurt you.

Today make it your goal to ease off a little bit. Don’t fight against anything. Just accept what arises and focus on breathing calmly and slowly throughout your day. Talk to yourself in a calmer and more gentle way. Find positives, not negatives. Don’t rush, walk a little bit slower. Don’t let small things bother you. Hold the door open for people. Smile more. Remind yourself of the things you’re grateful for and leave alone the things that are bothering you.

You gain enormous inner power inΒ surrendering to the present moment, and if you can fully accept yourself and the present moment with all your being, you will be flooded with feelings of inner peace.

Keep learning from everything that happens to you and enjoy this magical journey. Life isn’t serious after all.

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@jamesjneed

Celebrate life.

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September 3, 2018. We should all do this a little more. Sometimes I think we all fall into the trap of taking ourselves and life too seriously. At times it’s important to just stop and remind ourselves that life is supposed to be fun, that life isn’t supposed to be serious, and that we should try to enjoy our day to day experience a little bit more.

Moving forward in our lives let’s make it our goal to celebrate the simplicity of life. Even if you’re at work, even if you’re doing chores all day that you’d rather not be doing, just smile and be grateful to just be here experiencing life. When you stop and reflect and think about it, things are never as bad as they seem. One thought that I try to remind myself when my mood dips is that no matter how I feel right now, there are still millions of people all over the world who would rather be in my shoes. No matter how bad it seems, there are still people worse off.

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Go with the flow.

August 17th, 2018. I’ve found (through years and years of forcing life!) that the secret to feeling more content and at peace within yourself, is to not resist life. Life is never unfair, life isΒ always trying to give you the experiences that you need in order to help you learn and grow the most. The challenges that you face, are trying to help you. Don’t resist them. Don’t fight against life. You have to learn to flow with life. You have to learn to accept the situations that are coming into your life, learn from them, move on stronger because of them, and then let them go. If you resist and push against life, you will create nothing but pain for yourself, and you will be in a constant battle that you will never win. You’ve got to learn to flow with life and then the next steps of your life will begin to fall into place for you. If you don’t accept and learn from the challenges that life is giving you, your life cannot evolve and grow. Life will keep giving you the same or similar situations until you learn the lesson that you need to learn.

You have to accept, learn, and move on stronger with love and gratitude in your heart.

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