The first time I watched Dark Side of the Lens, I was captivated by the sights and sounds of the ocean. It truly is magnificent. But, it was what Mickey said that really resonated with me:
"I never want to take this for granted, so I try and keep motivation simple, real and positive."
"If I only scrape a living at least it's a living worth scraping. If there's no future in it, at least it's a present worth remembering."
"For fires of happiness and waves of gratitude…for everything that brought us to that point on Earth, at that moment in time, to do something worth remembering with a photograph or a scar. I feel genuinely lucky to hand-on-heart say I love doing what I do."
Mickey also gave a DO lecture (which you can find here) where he offered these suggestions (some are paraphrased):
DO arm yourself with a grin. If you can face any situation and burst out laughing, it's going to be a hell of a lot easier than facing it with a grimace.
DO embrace being out of control. Learn to go with the flow, just relax and take things as they come.
DO let your weirdness flow free. Be yourself, don't worry what people think you should be doing.
DO trust in the things you love.
DO re-establish that connection with Nature.
DO take your time learning and experimenting. Don't be scared to make mistakes. Things will work out a lot better in the long run if you make mistakes than if you try and make things perfect all the time.
DO trust your instincts and run with them always.
DO use your fears and failures as fuel … and expect disillusionment and lack of confidence as perfectly natural.
DO what you love for a living, but be wise with it. Don't let the pursuit of money kill your enthusiasm for what it is that you love.
I think he holds some seriously great wisdom. Have a beautiful day - Adrienne :)
You're charging toward your goal, you're really focussed, you're really driven and up pops a major road block. Sound familiar? Why does life throw us hurdles? Why are we faced with obstacles?
From my own experience, this is what I've come up with so far:
1. The timing may not be right. You may need to divert your attention for a little while.
2. How much do you really want this? What tools have you learned along the way that will help you break down that block or make your way around or over it?
3. You think you're on the right path, but your subconscious knows better and is trying to divert you to the path you should be on.
4. It's an assessment time: you may need more tools, you may need some rest or you may want to rethink what your goal is.
While they can be very frustrating, obstacles are not the enemy. They either help us grow or help us see something that we've missed. The next time you come to an obstacle, thank it and take some time to reflect on why it's really there. You can always ask for guidance to help figure out what the best course of action is.
I posted this image in a previous blog, but the message is fitting for today as well. First Love Yourself - F.L.Y. How many of you can honestly say that you really and truly LOVE YOURSELF? I know I'm a work in progress, but I love how I feel as I get closer and closer. It's a lot easier to love other people, but the most important person you need to love is yourself! YOU are your most important everything.
Valentine's Day can be a tough day for people. Maybe you're single or maybe your significant other doesn't do Valentine's Day. Perhaps, you just had a break up and the last thing you want is to be reminded of how scary it is to be on your own. Maybe you're too shy or see yourself as undesirable or unworthy and Valentine's Day is just a reminder of that.
In lieu of looking to others for love and approval - why not feel it for yourself? Instead of looking to others to pamper you with gifts, why not do something awesome for yourself? Rather than looking at being on your own as terrifying, see it as liberating and a pause to recalibrate your energy to attract the person you choose to see yourself with. In place of using this day to pile on more negative thoughts about yourself, use it as one to empower yourself. When you love yourself, when you feel and see your own self-worth, others won't be able to help but notice as well. Be the love of your life. YOU are the key to your own heart.
When we love ourselves, we are more open to loving others. When we respect ourselves, we are more apt to respecting others. When we believe in ourselves, we are more likely to believe in others. It starts with you. Love yourself this Valentine's Day and every single day!
Valentine's Day - for some it's a day to do something special for the ones you love. For others, it's a reminder that you don't have that special someone in your life or you get to battle the feelings of worthlessness as those around you are receiving flowers or chocolates. For some, it's a commercial day that has lost all meaning. Card companies, flower companies, jewelers and chocoatiers rely on that "guilt trip" of having to come up with something romantic for our significant other. I often wonder, why is the focus just on one day out of the year when we're meant to show our love and affection?
In Japan, Valentine's Day has a twist. On this day, the women gift chocolates to the men and not just to that special guy in their life. They also give friendship chocolates and 'obligation' chocolates to colleagues or bosses. A month later on March 14th, it's the men's turn to return the favor.
In most cases, Feb. 14th is El Dia del amor y la amistad (Day of friendship and Love) in Latin American countries. It's a day to focus on all those you love, including your good friends. I love that it's a celebration of not just relationships, but friendships as well. But again, why should celebrating the ones we love be sanctioned to one day a year?
I find it sad that we need a commercialized day to remind us of how special our loved ones and friends are to us. We've been trained well by companies to focus on that one day and in a specific manner: flowers, chocolates, candy hearts, cards, romantic dinners. I think it's great to do these things for others and I'm in no way against traditions, I just think we should show our love and appreciation more often and in our own ways without the stress of letting someone down because, God forbid, you didn't buy the right gift. Why not start your own V-day traditions? And why not implement them more than once a year? Sending you all some Love on this February day. - Adrienne :)
Hello! I'm Adrienne Almamour, an empathic intuitive conduit. I assist people by detecting and clearing their subconscious emotional energy blockages. This blog is a commentary and reflection of life from an intuitive standpoint which also incorporates ways that allow us to be from our heart.