The Wisdomous : Listen to the inside and live in the now.
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Hey wisdomous friends,
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This week I reflected a lot on this quote :
The outside world teaches you to want more, but the inside world teaches you to need less.
When was the last time you sat quietly to listen to your mind? When was the last time you lend an ear to your body and uncover carefully what it wants?
Last Saturday, I couldn't add my morning thoughts on my Instagram story. I have shared 100-morning "nuggets" since the beginning of this year. I learned that you could only post 100 story posts under one Instagram highlight menu.
Those nuggets are mostly intrusive thoughts that came when I decided to listen to my mind, but I didn't share any on that day. Instead, I reflected on what I had shared before and observed how my thought process has evolved. I am exploring more the inside. I am focusing on the long term and desire less of what is regarded as the norm.
How about today or this week? You take a bit of time to look inside and listen closely to what your mind and body have to tell you?
It is so hard to be angry. Sadness comes more easily.
All of us are carrying baggage which slows us down.
“Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.” ― Shannon L. Alder.
It's not about how many followers you have. It's about who follows you.
Chase your dreams, but be grateful for what you already have.
How to live in the now: The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
What does it mean to be grateful? : It doesn’t mean convincing yourself of some bogus notion that everything’s fine and dandy. Living your life with gratitude means choosing to focus your time and attention on what you appreciate.
How to identify your circle of competence: Understanding your circle of competence helps you avoid problems, identify opportunities for improvement, and learn from others.
Live in the now.
How do we chase our future while appreciating our present? How do we remember the past without letting it influence our present?
The cure to the fear of the past and anxiety of the future is to embrace today. But how do we develop being in the moment?
Here are a few tips to help you live in the now :
Be Mindful: Open your eyes and look around. Don't walk on the streets with your eyes on your phone all the time. Observe your environment, interact with your surroundings, record in writing or photographs what goes around in your world.
Meditate: Meditation isn't easy. Our thoughts are loud, and our minds always scattered. Meditation is useful as it is a tool to guide us towards that calm and peaceful state that we long to enjoy in the present.
Be Grateful: We are all blessed beyond measure but too busy to appreciate it. I hope you are not too busy to be thankful to people and for things in your life. Being grateful may not solve all life's difficulties, but it will arm us with a better perspective as we face them.
“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” — Abraham Maslow.
A world of chaos by Powfu ft Ivri.
15 minutes away by K'naan.
Bed on fire by Teddy Swims.
Yebo/Sema by Masego.
A Song For The Drunk And Broken Hearted by Passengers.
Solos: A 6 episode mini-series that dives into regrets, woes of being alone, lost love and life in another dimension. If you enjoyed black mirror or any recent sci-fi, this would be a treat. The cast is superb too. The lineup includes Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Anthony Mackie and many others. (On Amazon)
Friends Reunion: It is coming out this week. One more reason to watch it? Joey is the saint patron of this newsletter!
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