Lost Art of the Heart to Heart

On our journeys, we either seek the truth or we lose our way. I lost my identity because I feared to speak my mind, stand out, and be different.

Viewing life through a different lens has taught me to be a truth seeker and a keen observer of the world.

The greatest discovery is the truth in the heart to heart conversation.

J.P. McEvoy When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know - but if you listen, you may learn something
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Heart to Heart Wisdom

  • Love and respect. It takes courage to love and respect each other despite our differences. Relationships with others is the greatest gift we must not take for granted. Truth cannot strive when we hate one another and remain divided.
  • Connect on deep level. Have honest, authentic conversations free from judgment and ridicule. Ask each other tough questions. Our minds become stagnant when we don’t explore and challenge our beliefs. Listen to one another to find common ground. Bare your souls to find understanding and appreciation for each others strengths. Don’t shut people out when you disagree with them.
  • Learn and Grow. One person can’t have all the answers so we must unite upon principles like freedom and liberty. We grow as human beings by standing for our beliefs and learning valuable lessons from one another. Bring back the childhood curiosity. Be a student of history and think like an investigative journalist. Don’t accept a truth until you explore various ideas and possibilities. Facts and critical thinking are not our enemies.

Be Bold. Be courageous. Lead. Live by Honor and Respect.

No temper tantrums. Leave that shit to the children.

Will you join me and unite on respect to learn about life together?

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Wisdom of the Day: Go with the Flow

When something goes wrong throughout the day or does not go as planned, think of it as an adventure, go with the flow.

Life is much more pleasant when you accept the unplanned events which occur and make the best of it.

Life is too short to sweat the small stuff and stress over something that you have no control over.

If you’re stuck in traffic turn on the music and enjoy it.

If you get lost driving in a new area, take that opportunity to explore, see and experience new things.

If you’re late to the movies, go to a later showing, while waiting grab a cold beer and enjoy some conversation.

Nothing in life is worth stressing over; you’re not going to die happy by stressing too much.  Stressing out is only a mindset; it’s not worth the energy and negative thoughts.

Worrying about what time it is shouldn’t take precedence over having a good time, enjoying every moment.

Planning is many times no fun and sometimes necessary but when you are trying to relax and enjoy a day off from work or the weekend out on the town planning is unnecessary because when you plan something, stress is ready to rear its ugly head.

It is fun and exciting to do things spur of the moment; the opportunities become endless.

Time is always on your side, if you let it.  Priceless moments love to present themselves during times of spontaneity, uncertainty; unplanned events are there to be embraced, not taken for granted.

Next time you’re feeling stressed and disappointed with certain circumstances that you have no control over, embrace the change of events as a new experience to enjoy with the people around you.

Get out there, relax, go with the flow and have the time of your life! 

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Word of the Day: Trust

Trust is strong word that should not be taken lightly because if you trust too easily you will get burned.  I try to give people the benefit of doubt, to give them a chance to prove them self worthy of trust.

It is the best feeling in the world to know when you can fully trust someone to do right by you in your best interest and not do something behind your back without your knowledge.

When a person tells you they have your best interests at heart, it can be tremendously reassuring or it can be a nightmare straight out of a Lifetime movie where betrayal is a common occurrence.

Doing something in somebody’s best interest is a sticky matter because it can get twisted in what the other person believes is in your best interest, especially when money is involved.

Trust is a powerful idea on its own, but when you combine trust with money it can be a deadly combination.  It is also the ultimate test to determine whether or not you can fully trust a person, some people can justify anything when money is involved.

The problem is that some people are skilled with deception and lying.  Sometimes it takes a long time to see somebody’s true colors, which is bad because many times people will say, “Oh she is so sweet and kind, she would never do something like that!”

Some people are like chameleons; they turn a certain color only when it suits them.

For example, when someone is all friendly smiles and sweet talk around groups of people, but when the sun goes down, watch out!  The fangs are sharp and ready.

What you see on the surface of some people is only a front, a distorted view of what truly lies beneath.  They are also like light switches; they flip on and off their true self, when it is convenient for them.  Their bad side can be well hidden.

Trust is a difficult concept to master and the most significant component to all relationships among people.

Remember, to make sure you fully trust someone but don’t forget to love with all your heart.  The best advice is to treat others how you want to be treated.

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