I posted a few weeks back about gratitude here on IG and FB. There was a huge positive response and it got me thinking about other virtues we strive to be, look for in our spouses, colleagues and try to instill in our children. -
Humility is one of those virtues that I believe we all want to possess and look for in others. In the profession that @tanya_kirkpatrick_ and I are in humility is a must. We have to lead from a position of service and do everything we are asking others to do.
Tanya and I know we are not here of our own accord. Both of us full understand that and are humbled by the platform we have to help change lives physically and financially. We are truly humbled by the hearts of service we are surrounded with on a daily basis to make a huge impact in the world. Have a blessed week ahead.
At first it was so lonely. -
I haven’t wanted to downplay that. I do remember. -
I remember lots of things from when my Maiden path split off from the herd + I had to go alone. -
I’m grateful for my tribe on the same level who remind me: it was like going from sheep to shepherd. -
How at first you don’t want to be a shepherd. You’ve got to turn thick bramble into trails, scratching + scarring yourself along the way. -
You have to learn sovereignty + find Spirit within: only that will ease the loneliness of your solitary path. -
I used to say “alone on the throne” because that’s how it felt. -
Like you enter an isolated chamber with God/dess + you leave the other Maidens outside in the court , where they party + play joyfully + recklessly outside. You can still hear them + see them but the inner voice tugs too loudly now + when you ignore it it hurts more than the loneliness does. -
But sometimes I’d still sneak out of my Mother chamber + break the rules, when I wasn’t fully ready to evolve through the rites. Looking back I wasn’t totally safe to serve. I tried, but serving in Maiden can be like driving a car you haven’t learned to handle yet. -
When I still thought my power was on the outside + I laid it at others’ feet, I kept finding teachers who made the rules for others but broke them for themselves. Caveats for their own personal desires. It royally mind fucked me. They abused their power. I get it: it’s something I had to burn through to learn through too. -
Once I sat through a teacher’s talk on kindness then outside of the room he snapped viciously at me. “Ouch,” I said, my eyes brimming with tears.
“Sorry,” he said. “Sometimes there isn’t time to be nice.” -
I walked away, something broken within me. “There’s always time to be kind,” I said beneath my breath. -
One of my greatest teachers was a salty sober Taos cowgirl with no damn following to speak of. I wanted a break from alignment, to break the rules. “Ain’t no day off from Love,” she said.
That’s the throne. Love. Ain’t no day off from it. Don’t want one either 🙏🔮🗝👁🌎
The most difficult part about life for many now and days is keeping the eye on the bigger picture. I’m going to say it again, we live in the plan B era or instant gratitude era. Where unfortunately the biggest part of society has no set values, confused, has no idea what they truly want or desire. It’s easy to say what sounds right at the moment, but at the end of the day, not that easy to stick to it, defend it, or take action for it. ✨
The grass might look greener on the other side, but distance can misconstrue your vision, in fact the grass might be greener under you already! ✨
Think about the last time you wanted something so bad, but all of a sudden a shimmering distraction came into your life, and boom all that you thought you really wanted was exchanged for INSTANT GRATIFICATION, and before you knew it you realized that what you had imagined was nothing in compare to what you had. The mind can play the worse of tricks on us. Jumping on a fast opportunity can go just as fast as it came. ✨
I get it we are all social beings, and the pressure of fitting in is very important. We all do it someway or another. Most want to flock with all the other birds, right? ✨
Now and days, I have to remind myself constantly that I need to keep strong, focused, and give myself daily reminders of where I want to be! For I know that the reward will be worth it! ✨
Одним из умений, которые определяют наши отношения с тем, что нас окружает, и в то же время требует много времени для развития, является способность знать подходящие моменты, чтобы говорить и, следовательно, молчать. Помните, когда Бог использовал вас как инструмент, чтобы подбодрить друга правильным словом, или когда вы хотели что-то сказать, вы решили, что разумнее молчать.
Что произойдет, если вы будете каждый день отдавать свои слова Богу? что только набожные слова исходят из твоих уст? И я говорю не только о том, чтобы восхвалять и благодарить Бога во время медитации, или говорить позитивные и ободряющие слова о себе.
Здоровые отношения зависят от того, как и что вы говорите о других. Ты лжешь другим? Вы оскорбляете их или плохо о них говорите? Или вы говорите ободряющие и живительные слова, которые приносят радость всем, кого вы встречаете?
Посвятите свой рот Богу и используйте его только для того, чтобы угодить Ему в восхвалении и поклонении, назидании и увещевании, а также в благодарности. Положи свои губы на алтарь каждое утро. Отдай свои уста Богу, чтобы твои уста провозглашали любовь Божью.
The humiliation that came with allowing God to take control brought freedom.
The humiliation while drinking brought shame, guilt, anger, and incarceration.
My pride was not just a stepping stone, but it has been a very tall brick wall and every day I turn over to God more and more bricks are removed.
It has turned from humiliation to humility and Freedom from a vice that was sure to remove everything worth living for from my life.
Progress not Perfection.
I have been charting my learning journey through VIPKid. Day 4’s lesson is humility. Not everything is going to go your way. Sometimes you have to be humble and let others take the lead.- #vipkidteacher#vipkid#humility
Relationships are beautiful, but they can be hard. And these days, if you differ in political opinions, it may feel like you are walking on a landmine in your relationship. My friend Shivangi and I are aligned on some core political issues, but there are many that we are not. I wrote an article about our political conversations and how we left them thriving, not simply surviving, because of one main ingredient. I was so thankful it got published by Morning by Morning last month and the night before it was Shivangi and I prayed that our story, including our mistakes, would reach many people…and we found out a couple weeks ago that it went viral.
I got to see Shivangi this week in Chicago and we rejoiced in how our story was used-not for our glory-but for the God behind our story and HIS glory.
I think when we have differences in opinions with those we love, God can use them to strengthen our convictions or humble and change our convictions. Both can be equally important. "Pick Up Your Cross, Not Your Political Pitchfork: How to Be Friends With Different Viewpoints”. (Link in bio)
If I have one thing to remember in the past 1 year and a half that I started running is improvement!! You could see how your life is going with the improvement you are making, improvement in your happiness, improvement in relationship, improvement in running, at work etc!! Life is always in constant changes and you need to adapt to them !!! Adapting life with humility and passion... 1 year and half I wouldn't think that I would be able 1 day to run 30mins at 10.2miles!!! But I improved and improved to be able to do it!!! I never gave up and faced all problems that I encounter instead of fleeing them. And it appeared in all aspects of my life in a positive way! That is the lesson that life made me learn in 2019!! 10kms st-laurent april 14th Sub40!!! #running#lifegoals#improvement#happiness#passion#humility
Donner sans attente.
Attendre sans compter. •
Donner à l’autre ne te rendra pas plus pauvre mais t’enrichira. Car personne n’apprends ou obtiens tout de la même façon. Tu peux changer en un simple geste la façon de faire voir les choses différemment à quelqu’un, ce même pour un court instant. •
Attendre sans attentes, ne fait pas de toi un esclave du temps mais plutôt t’apprends à le respecter. Car tout le monde le gère le temps différemment. Ne cours pas après. Laisse venir à toi. •
Today we’re chopping it up about humility on durag thoughts. Hit the link in the bio for all that goodness. Also, what’s your favorite color durag so far? 🧵 all my 🎶 done by @taeetheproducer. Follow him.
No filter needed for this moment.
Kenya, you beaut!
I am in awe at the humbling way in which I feel when I am there truly the most brilliant people, wicked humour, wisdom found from so much more than just reading a book or five hundred. I will never belong to anywhere or be part of anything but this is the closest I will get.
Thank you for not just these moments of clueless bliss in this picture, thank you to the people I grew with. Simon and tipa who walked with me as a child across northern Tanzania, to Maria who guided me as a lost teenager, to the forest in Karen for the challenges I felt, the men who pulled my step father off the road and saved his life, for the humility I feel when I am in the bush and with people who understand it so much more, the people who questioned me as a white woman in Africa and what that means, for my life before Africa. .
If you have not visited this amazing place I urge you to, but do so mindfully and with grace for you are in a land of wise elders and large expanses. I am lost without this, thank you for all that I have learnt - good and bad.
A lot has happened within a short amount of time. Basically within a week my life changed. The man I love (who still isn’t fully accepted by my family)father passed and it hit me so hard. I’m still in shock. It awakened a lot of deep emotions and regression I’ve had. I wanted things to be perfect, in my eyes perfect is having a masters or bachelors, a six figure income, religious, activities and to travel the world. This perfect lifestyle is usually the idealistic view we have on life but it’s not just that way.
I placed in my mind to be the perfect daughter in law to both my father and mother in law, but things just have changed completely. My mind is focused on my continued self goals as well as taking care of my own, but now is the time to be that supportive fiancé to be there in every way possible even though certain rituals and reasons I have to keep distance I will do my best... I am praying to god for brighter days for my fiancé and his family.
I will say I am scared I am worried I have fear I have stress anxiety I’m depressed but I am thankful.
GRATITUDE - 💙 Spotted these beautiful bluebell’s today, I don’t see them much in LA and they reminded me of home (England). I’ve always just loved these flowers and even named our cat after them 😻. I just coincidentally found out that bluebells symbolise humility and gratitude. 🙏🏻 They are also associated with everlasting love and constancy. 💕These are all such important characteristics that keep us mentally happy and healthy. I am grateful for this sweet little reminder today. Amituofo
Nada que o meu metro e meio me impeça de fazer... Depois de uma ginástica braçal lá consegui pôr o meu dedinho no vértice primordial da pirâmide 🤣! Hoje vi gente que me pôs ficar de olhos em bico no que diz respeito a estas coisas da ilusão de ótica, da redimensao dos objectos e de nós próprios... 👩🏻🔧👥... Vi 30 pessoa has a tentar agarrar a torre eiffel💁🏻♀️, vi posições drásticas em que a nossa espinal medula grita 🤳🏼:"valha-me nossa senhora"🤸🏻♀️🧘🏻♀️,vi aspirantes a equilibristas a tentarem ficar suspensos em cima de pontes, querendo dizer directamente com o focinho "olá Seine"🤦🏻♀️, à capacidade dos dedos em tirar 300 fotos seguidinhas a um poste só porque a máquina custou igual a um dos meus salários e tem que ser levada até à exaustão... Mas eu também tiro fotos...📸 Muitas fotos.📷📷📷.. Mas gente tenham atenção à segurança nacional, à trabalheira que davam aos restantes turistas e transeuntes caso haja... Tipo... Um acidente... A audácia é o jogo de cintura dos médicos legistas para identificarem a causa de morte... Selfigês, fotogês... Estupidez???🤷🏻♀️Protejam-se pela vossa segurança e saúde!!! #ootd#paris#pinupgirl#pinup#pinuplife#photooftheday#photoshoot#photography#morena#blueeyes#newfuture#instagood#instagram#believe#faith#behappy#calm#primark#humility#god#thanks#monthinparis#parisbynight#parisienne#goodmood
Today I learned a very important lesson on the importance self love and confidence. As a little girl growing up in a predominantly white town there was only one other person that looked like me and my peers parent’s had more money, more resources and more opportunity than at the time I thought I would ever see. In addition, I was struggling with my sexuality, bearing my parents divorce, it was a downright mess. However, as I get older I think back on those times and realized how much they propel me into excelling at everything I do, proving that it is a choice to allow them to either negatively effect you or in my case positively. I could have easily choose to limit myself or put myself down but instead I just worked my ass off to love myself first. When you love yourself confidence begins to naturally radiate off of you; even if you make a mistake make that mistake with confidence and learn from it. Over the last 24 hours I was reminded to love myself first instead of being self deprecating and i killed it at work today. When you go into hump day tomorrow think of this and remind yourself that you are strong and you are worthy to be in the position you are in or to achieve a goal that you are working on. Kill it. -Laura
*In every and all aspect* “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
The power of free will is hands down the most dangerous thing I could have ever experienced, but I needed it to understand the importance of humility and what I was doing wrong. I became careless in my understanding and turned to the wrong things for clarification. Never again will I be so selfish.
It is a dream of mine to raise up a family in HOLINESS. All boys or 3 boys and 1 girl. To teach them and show them whom to give their hearts to first, to whom they must always fear, to whom they must always obey and to whom with time and patience will reveal unto them the beautiful souls that they are. For my boys, by GOD'S permission, help them understand their role. That they were made in GOD'S image and they have mighty shoes to fit. For my only daughter, LORD willing, I will teach her the importance of obedience, privacy, sacredness, humility, meekness, shamefacedness, true beauty, being head strong, confidence and explain to her how she will deal with emotional instability. I want my children to have what I never had, a chance for that voice in their head to be spoken out loud. For their curiosity to be explained. For their hearts to be heard. For their mind to be stimulated and for their soul to be kept. I want them to learn the freedom of HOLINESS and how to live within to please GOD. As a parent, you can't go with them everywhere but I will teach them the importance of praying, fasting and sacrifices. I want them to want and need GOD freely. Without anything being forced. I don't want to force this on them... I want to teach it to them... and it is my prayer that they love it and grasp to it and never let go....