Trust yourself

You have to trust that life will connect the dots for you. Believe that each moment that you live through next will give you the opportunity to make such a sharp turn in your life. That you will become successful in anything that you want and so desire. Because, you will know no other way. Trust your heart to lead your mind, not the other way around. Follow the impulses you feel, that’s your heart trying to talk to your mind. Listen.

A bird on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking. Because, her trust is not in the branch, but her own wings. Always believe in yourself.”

“Trust yourself more. You know way more than you think you know.”

By: Edwin Libreros aka “E”

Life is too short

life is too short

Life is too fragile, one of my dearest and oldest friend’s girlfriend was killed in a tragic car accident. Please, don’t forget to tell the people that you love how much you love them or just a reminder of how much you appreciate them. Forgive those who haven’t forgiven you. Because, you never know when life’s flame flutters off.

If you have something in your heart to say, then say it. Don’t let feelings or thoughts linger in your heart and mind. You do not want to live with something like that for the rest of your life. Every second that we breathe is a blessing, life can be cut off at anytime when we least expect it just like a light switch. It is human nature to think it would never happen to us or someone we hold dear. It can and it is crucial and important to let others know how much we care about them and how they have impacted our lives in a positive and uplifting way.

My heart goes out to them and their families.

Change someones mind through their heart.

You challenged me, broke me down, showed me a path I never knew before, believed in me, broke my heart, opened my eyes, put me on the path of change, and God as my witness I will forever appreciate and eternally be grateful for all of it. Change is not easy but it’s always possible. It’s Never too late, never forget that.

I have come to the conclusion that people that enter your life that challenge you and support you at the same time are needed even if you don’t see it in that moment. We are blinded until the moment of self realization. When we think that it was too late in reality it was just in time.

We must take full responsibility and own our mistakes. Immaturity holds us back from real change. Not communicating and not holding others values to the high most respect destroys any kind of relationship. You must stay open minded. If you are not being challenged, then you are not growing, period. It took me a long time to truly learn that. The difference between knowing it and really knowing it (internalized) is experiences and nothing teaches like experience. Do not resist the change because it hurts you and the people around you.

 

By: Edwin Libreros aka “E”

E’s Thoughts & Quotes: Fear is an illusion

Fear is the assumption that you’re about to experience more pain than pleasure, more negative than positive, more loss than gain. Fear is an illusion that can fragment your full potential. Don’t let fear get the best of you and dictate the life you lead, it will leave you with nothing but “I could haves” and ‘I should haves”. Either you forget everything and run away from your fears or face your fears and grow to the next level. Then, be grateful for opportunity to recognize and conquer that fear that has crippled you for so long. Remember, that fear is an illusion you have set up in your own mind.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson

Pain is necessary

Growth happens not in spite of pain but because of it. We must go through pain to come out stronger. The things that caused us this pain before have less and less effective in the new stronger version of ourselves we could become.

If you find yourself going through a tough time and you are feeling down or depressed about it. Know that everyone goes through this. Some spend a very short period of time and others spend a very long period of time in this state. Think of this state of mind like the winter, as it comes it will also go. From cold and dark to spring warm and bright. We can’t control the world around us but we can control how we start to see the world.

Find people that will listen to how you feel and give you encouragement, especially if they too have been through the same or similar situation.

If you were in the woods lost for the first time, wouldn’t you want a guide that has been through there before and made it out? Makes sense, huh.

“A smile simply does not mean the person is happy. They can be the most upset, angry, and depressed person you have ever seen on the inside. Don’t ignore someone because they are smiling. They might still need you.”
-unknown

“The pain you feel today, is the strength you feel tomorrow.”
-unknown

“The strongest steel is forged from the hottest fires.”
-unknown

By: Edwin Libreros aka “E”

Am I Negative and don’t know it?

This is a quick self test to know if you are Negative.

I totally observed this from all the negative people I have come across. See if you fall into one these below:

1. If you know or get around positive people that you can only handle to be around for 10-20 mins. Then, you walk away because you are emotionally drained. You my friend are a negative person.

2. If you know or get around a person that is negative or complains for hrs and you don’t mind being around it or you jump in and compare who has the bigger complaints. You my friend are negative as hell! lol

3. If you look at a glass of water and you see it as 1/2 empty. You my friend are fkn negative because you should be grateful you are drinking water lol

If you fall into one of these. Then, you need to change your attitude because people around you don’t like being around you because you are sooooo negative but they don’t want to tell you to your face. You probably also wonder why you attractive a lot of negative people into your life. It’s because like attracts like, you will receive what you project or the state of mind you are in.

Be grateful, Be positive, enjoy life….No matter what’s going around you.

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”
-Zig Ziglar

“Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.”
-Joel Olsteen

“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”
-Michael Jordan

“You will become what you think about the most”
-E

Something to think about and act on today!

Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing, and even greater wisdom recognizes that blessings can also trigger a crisis. When we truly understand that, we’re less likely to be upset about difficulties or elated about opportunities: we remain centered no matter what happens around us. That is one of the secrets of self-mastery.

Everything that happens is a vital part of the divine order that most of the great minds understood. Even the most terrible events always contain hidden blessings. The masters know this great truth and remain undisturbed by events, while those of lesser wisdom swing from elation to depression as they move through positive and negative experiences on their way to understanding.

When you know that bad things aren’t so terrible and good things aren’t so terrific, you can quietly grateful for whatever occurs.

When you buy into the fantasy of better and worse, seeking the illusion of greener pastures, you’re never present, or satisfied with your life the way it is. You think, Someday I’ll find a way to let my wife and children know how much I really love them, Someday when things are better, I’ll start that business, take a trip, or write that book. You live on “Someday Island, which doesn’t exist.”

Someday, is today!

“Don’t look for opportunities in the far distances of space and time, but embrace them right where you are, because where you are already has the perfection and the balance.”
-Napoleon Hill

From: The breakthrough experience by Dr. John Demartini

E’s Thoughts & Quotes: Finding yourself

Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere with nothing, feeling lost, helpless, alone and hopeless. Guess what? Everyone comes to that crossroad in their life in way or another. It will come unexpected like a thief in the night. But, don’t worry “this to shall pass”. Because a storm can’t last forever, the sun will rise again and a new day and chapter will be ready to be written. In the middle of this nowhere you will have the opportunity to find yourself only if you choose to see it as an opportunity and not a tragedy. Remember, it’s not what happens to you because it happens to everyone, it’s how you react to it and what you decide to “DO” that will make the difference between the 2nd part of your life not looking anything like the 1st part.

“In the midst of the scorching flames you have the choice to stay as ash or to rise from the ashes, a phoenix reborn.”
– E

E’s Thoughts & Quotes: Stripped

Sometimes life’s plan for you cannot be seen by you until you are stripped of everything, this will force character building and growth. You can either choose to feel like a victim and tell yourself it’s not fair and complain to others how life isn’t fair. But, guess what!? NEWS FLASH!! Life isn’t fair, it was never meant to be fair. You play the cards you are dealt to the best of your abilities and if that doesn’t work. KEEP TRYING because you will live a miserable life when you give up on yourself. You must earn happiness, success, dreams and fulfillment. No one is going to show up to your door and just give you any of those, You must go out and get them. Life’s treasures were meant for those who are willing to fight and sacrifice for it.

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

“Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
― Rumi

“You got to be in it, to win it”
-Texas Lottery