We just got our yearbooks and these are my fav quotes
I KEPT THINKING I HAD A FAVORITE AND THEY JUST KEPT GETTING BETTER AND BETTER
senior quotes are the new text post
Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want’ event in Atlanta was a phenomenal 2-day experience. Oprah came out Friday evening and delivered a two hour message about her life and lessons learned. When she emerged on stage I was only 10 feet away from her.
One piece of wisdom she revealed that really resonated with me was when she said, “Whatever is happening TO you is happening FOR you.” When you look at tough times with that in mind, it shifts your perception that this may actually be a GOOD thing you are going through.
The next morning Deepak Chopra took the stage.
He said, “The fastest way to be happy is to make someone else happy.” He also led the entire arena in meditation which was incredible. I recently started meditating about 2 months ago. To meditate with thousands of other people was surreal.
Next, author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, took the stage. She talked about her quest to find herself. “Even in the darkest of times, life is exploding in beauty, magnitude, and possibility.” After her presentation I was able to get a photo with her.
Pastor Rob Bell was the next speaker.
He reminded us that the life we have is miraculous and that it matters. My favorite thing he said was “The life you want begins once you embrace the life that you’ve been given.”
Iyanla Vanzant was the last to speak.
I loved it when she said “Your life doesn’t play tricks on you…YOUR MIND DOES!” We tell ourselves negative things all the time in our thoughts. This is something I’ve been dealing with in some areas of my life. But if we can be the observer of those thoughts and realize that they are just thoughts, nothing more, than we can learn to ignore them. She also told us to be careful of what we say about ourselves, especially after we say “I am…” If you keep telling yourself that you are tired, unfortunate, broke, etc. then the universe is going to keep you in that state. You can reframe those messages by saying “I am on my way to a better place”, “I am growing”, “I am grateful for…”, etc. and your mind and life will shift.
In between speakers I had some great moments. I met wonderful people from all over the world, got to dance with thousands of people, and even got to shake hands and speak with Oprah for a few seconds about how grateful I was for Super Soul Sunday!
http://youtu.be/07kZhE8owGU (Video: My six seconds with Oprah!)
It was an awesome event and I would highly recommend it if part of her tour is coming to your area.
This week I had to deal with a very difficult person for two days. Mean, unkind words were used on many occasions by this person. Not just to me but everyone around him. I know he was coming from a place of pain. So I bit my tongue on several occasions even though I wanted to lash out at him in return. This video reminds me of how we should deal with difficult people even though the world tells us we should retaliate.
"This person was in fear when they said that. This person was not in conscious contact with the truth of who they are. This person is an innocent but in that moment their personality was not aligned with their spirit. I am asked by God to see the situation differently and asked to see the innocence in that person." - Marianne Williamson
The following are my resolutions for 2014. All three of them are inter-related so really it’s just one resolution.
1.) Care less about what others think.
2.) Be more of my authentic self.
3.) Act more on love instead of fear.