Shielding the Spirit From Disappointmnent 

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On a rare occasion, optimism has won over your usual pessimistic outlook. Your spirits are high and for once you feel like you are worth something; as soon as this one thing works out.

You have done the research, put in the leg work, and put just about all of your eggs in one basket. You heard the promise; or so you thought. Needless to say you began making plans in your mind, almost to the point of obsessing, about the inevitable good news.

Then, the all too familiar disappointment followed by a drop in your spirit.

This one outcome has caused you to feel, in some way inferior, latching on to the thoughts that if you WERE this way or that way, or if you had SAID this or that, or even if you HAD this or that, the outcome would be different.

In those moments, we fail to realize that it was not supposed to work according to our plan. Yes, we understand that there is a high power working in our favor and we believe that there is a certain course that our life must take. But in moments of disappointment, where do we really stand?

Because it is our spirit that has the capacity to be vibrant and free, we must seek to protect it from the woes of disappointment. It is the hope of our spirit that sheds light in dark places. It is our spirit that can help heal a broken heart, mend relationships, and provide the spiritual capital to accomplish our life goals. Without the beauty that is the spirit, we often find ourselves alone, in desolate places.

We must understand the value of the spirit in our lives; so much so that we will not allow it to be damaged by the disappointments in our lives.

It is our spirit that picks us back up and says try again

It is our spirit that says we can win at any cost

It is our spirit that keeps us strong even when we are weak

It is our spirit that remind us  of who we are and what we are here to do

It is our spirit that reflects our true worth back to us even when we feel less than adequate

When disappointments arise in our lives, if we continue to nurture the spirit we will find that not only are we worthy of greatness but that we can withstand the trials that come on the way to our triumph.

©2017 Kim Seymore                                                   https://www.kimseymore.com

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When Your Worst Enemy is You

Looking at the world around you, it’s easy to get discouraged when things fail to work out the way that you have planned. When you are still in the same place after years of hoping, wishing, and praying for a break through, one can feel defeated. When you get to this point, it’s time to take a closer look at yourself. 

The odds may be against you ever getting a promotions, owning your own business, going back to school, buying a house or a new car. It may seem impossible that you would ever find the perfect mate for you and start a family. It may look like the money will never be right for you to take that vacation you have always wanted to take. Whatever the desire, some things  will only come to pass as you look inward.

Rather than blame the people in your life, lack of money , red tape, politics, or lack of knowledge and skills, take a closer look at yourself. Your dreams are only as strong as you are to see them through. When you come up against an obstacle or barrier in your life, whether it be a person or a particular situation, go to plam B, C, or D. Never give up before you have exhausted all options. 

You can only do this when you know who you are and have confisenxe in your skills and abilities. Greatness comes from within. This means that it is already in you. You don’t have to go searching for how you can be great. Just start to live it everyday’ Take note of every talent, skill, and ability that you have been blessed with. Those are both your weapons in in the fight and your ticket to your dreams.

No one can truly know you as deeply as you know yourself. No longer alow yourself to be negatively affected by others. No longer allow nonsense into your life. When you allow things amd people into your life that don’t line up with your life vision and goals, YOU, not them, are your own worst enemy because you allowed it. 

Understand that sometimes when things fail to work in your favor, you have fallen behind and there is more that you can do. Never stay still, stagnant, or  complacent. You must keep moving towards your goals to be your own cheerleader Do people at a sporting event  cheer the players sitting on the bench? Even the injured players get applause as they limp off the field or wave their hand as a sign that they are ok. If you are paralyzed with fear or ridicule, what do you have to cheer for?

There are enough enemies out in the world and if you look hard enough you may even find some in your circle. But let it not be you. Never be your own worst enemy. Be your biggest cheerleader and  keeep moving towards your goals.