Be Prepared

We prepare for birth, not death.  We prepare for romance, not breakups.  We prepare for marriage, not divorce.  We prepare  for our career, not redundancy.   We become more peaceful and accepting of all things that impact our lives when we embrace preparation. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020

Investing in Self

  If we believe we have to trade our values and self worth in other to gain the affections or acceptance of others our path forward will be littered with disappointments and regret.   Life is a short sojourn, today we are here, tomorrow deceased.   We ought to be invested in ourselves always.  There […]

Snapshot of Life

  There are things which are constant, like aging, sickness and loss, although not in that exact order.  These occurrences are part of our lives.  We cannot suffer sorrow when we know and accept that life revolves.   Everything that happens to us is not a secret, we see it happening all around us.  Let’s celebrate […]

Sacred Space

Photo credited to Unsplash   Create a sacred space within you, where you can escape in times of joy to give thanks and in times of doubts or disappointments to reach out for acceptance.   Without self acceptance there cannot be peace within, and where there is no peace within there cannot be peace  on […]

Resistance

Photo credited to Unsplash   The feathers of ducks are impermeable to water, it just falls off.   In the same way we cannot allow ourselves to wallow in self pity.      We have to throw off self doubt and hopelessness and be compassionate and kind to ourselves.   Loving ourselves and accepting ourselves without reservation […]

Masked

Photo credited to Google   I choose to wear a mask Society expects me to I walk everyday knowing rejection paves my path I turn a deaf ear to rants and dissent That is the price I pay I must assimilate   I did all I could even selling myself short I thought I could […]

Problems

Photo credited to Unsplash   Problems are unavoidable.   As long as we are in relationships, whether with spouses, children,parents or siblings there would be tension at times, these can fester and populate because of our desire to please and feel wanted.  We look for validation outside of ourselves instead of looking within.  What we […]