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Just a little message..

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It’s been way too long since I’ve written you a love note! So, may I just say..

It’s all going to be okay. (whatever “it” is.)

The clouds will pass with time. Darkness always fades to light.

And laughter is waiting just around the corner.

You are enough.

Your life is a masterpiece.

You are beautiful, especially all the messy parts.

We are human, we are one.

Just a little message from a girl with a pen in her hand and a song in her soul..

I love you.

❤ Brittany

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You are more.

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So, I’m a pretty big believer in the idea that thoughts are things.

So it’s no wonder that I feel like a failure in life when I *believe* the thought that “I should be better, richer, wealthier, more successful.”

And the honest truth is that I am already those things.

Those qualities are already within me:

I am rich – in love and compassion.

I am wealthy – in abundance of life and energy and health. I have shelter and food to sustain me.

I am successful – I’m growing. And isn’t that one of the main purposes in this life anyway?

Now, I may not have all the money I desire, and I may not be where I “think” I should be yet, but the truth is this: I am where I am now because I’m supposed to be here.

And I don’t have to know the reasons why.

I just have to show up in life. Like I know I’m able.

If my purpose really is to love and connect and inspire, I should be feeling like a success each and every day that I’m alive!

So as I sit here and take another deep breath I start to let go. Letting go of all the pressure I put on myself to be something “great” in the eyes of others. Letting go of defining who I am based on the number in my bank account.

Because ultimately we are all in this together. We are all seeking purpose. And drive. A reason for breathing.

So maybe the answer is to simply let go. To find compassion within. For not only others, but for ourselves as well. Because that’s what really matters in this lifetime.

On our death beds, we won’t remember everything, every moment. We’ll only remember the ones that truly meant something.

So my challenge to you is this:

#1: Decide on your purpose. It could be anything. You get to choose.

#2. Let go of the false expectations and beliefs you have for yourself.

#3. Give the gift of compassion. To others, and most importantly, yourself.

Life is too short to live it anxious, depressed, let down, disappointed, discouraged, scared, sad, and lonely.

It’s time to rise up and truly live!

And it all starts right here.

Right now.

With our thoughts. Our beliefs.


I love you. Thank you so much for reading! I hope this message inspires you to greatness.

Take care, and remember – you are more than your bank account. You are more than the things you own, and the stuff you buy.

You are you. So rock it out!

Go out now and live the best life you could ever imagine – the life of your dreams! (It is possible..) 😉

 

Message from a notebook

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So this is a short(er than usual) and sweet message from my personal notebook..consider it from my heart to yours. ❤

And to be honest, it was something I wrote up in an attempt to get some good content on one of my sales pages on my website.

But as I was re-reading it, I decided that I really just wanted to share it with you now. And not try and sell you on anything. (Except for perhaps inspiration and general awesomeness in life.) 😉

I just want to help those out there who have lost the spark. Lost that drive, the momentum, that force that sets your soul on fire.

So, without further ado…here it is:

My message. Going out to everyone. (Especially me.)


Who is bold enough to not only want, but is actually willing to change their life?

Let’s do this people.

No more crying and doing nothing about it. No more wishing and hoping some magic pill will finally work this time.

What it takes is doing the work.

There are no shortcuts to lasting success.

What it takes is doing the right things. Making good decisions.

What it takes is persistence.

Keeping our eyes on the goal. Knowing what our goal even is!!

And knowing (truly believing) that even when it’s hard, even when we feel like giving up–that we won’t because we will eventually make it!

Whatever we want will come to fruition eventually, because we’ll do what it takes to get it.

We’ll not settle for less. Never accepting “no” for an answer.

Our dreams will come true.

But we must first believe. (We must!)

If anyone else can do something, so can we. Period. They’re only human too.

(Even if they’d like to believe differently and want you to think they’re something special..)

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SO.

Nobody’s coming to save you. Nobody is going to do it for you. There will be guides, there will be inspiration and gifts from the universe along the way, but ultimately it comes down to this:

* What do you want?
* What plan will you create?
* And how will you take the action (that is necessary) to really make it happen?

No hoping here.

Just trying different things until it works. No baby ever started walking after falling a couple times. (Right? They kept trying and trying and falling and finally worked up the muscles to do it!)

So my message here, (to myself mostly), is to keep trying. And persist, damnit!

Start believing in yourself, then others will too.


I love you all! Thank you for reading. I hope this message inspires you to GREATNESS! 😀

With all the love and joy and passion a heart can hold,

The Perfect Autumn Day

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Sitting outside in this chair.

It’s an absolutely beautiful day- The sun is shining brightly and full. The clouds are little magical pillows in the sky and the breeze is cool. Crisp.

The perfect autumn day.

I suppose I “should” be feeling amazing right now- I’m off work. Filled with nourishing food. My hot tea keeping me company. I feel the cool breeze on my skin. The sunshine warms me. Soaks into my body from outside the threads that cover my human form.

No expectations from anyone.

Just being.

But there’s this incessant feeling I have deep within me. Chest aching. Stomach churning.

The feeling of unease. The background of my mind moves as if searching for something.

Answers, maybe.

Leaving me feeling incomplete in this moment, as if something is missing.

And I believe it has nothing to do with what’s going on externally, and that it has everything to do with me.

Perhaps there are no external expectations on this day, but internally, I have many mental boxes that have left to be checked off. That running list of things I feel I must do…or else!

“Or else” you might ask?

Or else.. I won’t:

-be good enough.
-reach my full potential.
-feel worthy.
-feel accomplished.
-be successful.
-become financially independent.
-get out on my own and live the life of my dreams-living on MY terms.

Total illusions of reality.

So many “or else’s” it can become overwhelming to write them all out.

But in doing so, in writing out all of those persuasive reasons as to why I feel bad and incomplete in this moment, it helps me to realize something.

It helps me to realize that every feeling I ever experience in my body comes from my thoughts. From my mind. Like my mind and body are completely and wholly and directly linked to one another.

That realization is so powerful. And freeing if I allow it to be.

Because, you see, as soon as I come to realize that what I’m feeling is a direct reflection of what’s going on in my mind, I end up with 2 choices:

#1. To change my thoughts which in turn will change the feelings in my body.

OR

#2. To continue the exact same thought pattern, getting the same results- good, bad, or otherwise.

These anxious, tense, and uncomfortable feelings in my body are mere creations of my mental habits.

Worrying about the future-about not having enough, not doing enough, not being enough. Never “arriving” to enjoy my successes.

But the truth is that I’m already a success. I’m a success right now.

-I’m alive.
-I’m breathing.
-I’m growing.

And isn’t that one of the main purposes of our existence anyway?


So yeah, I may not be where I want to be…but I’m absolutely positive that I’m where I’m supposed to be right now In my life. In this moment. In this journey of existence.

And in order for me to become this huge success that I have envisioned for myself?

Well, that will take work. That will take being first, unsuccessful.

To be doing- well, the work I’m doing right now.

So I’m deciding now, in this moment, that I am okay. I’m finding my feet once again. I’m embracing where I am right now.

And I’m honoring myself.

Because truthfully, I am exactly the person I need to be now, in order to become the person I want to be in the future. In order to reach my destination.

So I’m going to keep on keeping on. Keep my nose to the grindstone, doing whatever it takes to get to where I’m going.

All the while knowing that I will meet hardship. Pain. Sadness & defeat.

But that’s all a part of the process. That’s all a natural part of this life. And when I change my expectations to become aligned with the realities of this life, living it doesn’t seem so hard afterall.


I look into the sky in wonder. What an absolutely magical existence this is. The mere beauty within a single cloud. A single ray of sunshine. And how grateful I am to be a part of it.

I close my eyes and smile. I am whole once again.


Thank you for reading! I love you.

You are special, and you are divine. Keep on keeping on and know that this life is completely worth living! Find the magic and beauty in your life.

In this day. This moment.

And smile. Because all we have is now. Take advantage of the life given to you today, and make your life truly meaningful.

Take care friend. 🙂

And until next time,
❤ Brittany

For more inspiration, feel free to visit me at my other blog Huckleberry: A little dash of inspiration.

Facing your fears head on (Part 2)

Welcome friend! If you’re just getting in on this series of discussion, feel free to stay here and read on, or visit the preceding post here: Facing your fears head on (Part 1) 🙂

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Photo Credit: Nikki Durham

Continuing on from my last post..

“I kept rationalizing in my mind that it was “okay” that I kept walking. That I didn’t need to pick up that ONE TINY LITTLE bag out of the bushes anyway….

So.

I turn around.

Walking at a quick pace now…”


I say to myself:

“No, Brittany. Face your fear head on. Do NOT give in to fear! Conquer it NOW. You’re going to go. Crawl. Pick up trash. Crawl back out. Victoriously. And you’re going to be JUST FINE.”

And that’s just what I did.

I crawled through that moist, wet grass.

And brush.

I ducked my head under limbs.

The limbs coming from bushes reaching out for the sun’s precious rays of light.

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And you wouldn’t guess what.

Not only one piece of trash, but two.

And you know what else?

No spiders. No bites. No snakes. No predators.

Just me and nature.

And what a beautiful thing.

“Thank you nature for being my friend today,” I say out loud — as I get back out on the trail that leads home.

I then leapt the highest leap and shouted high above the trees..“WHOO HOO!!!!”

Jumped into the air. Breathed the deepest breath.

I felt amazing.

Because I did it.

I faced my fear.

I conquered my MIND. And what a powerful thing.

Fear IS only an emotion, you know.

I forget too sometimes, and that’s okay.

Fear is only a feeling. A bunch of electric impulses going off in the brain. Signaling to each other.

It’s not REAL. Not tangible.

Unless we believe it is. Unless we believe our thoughts.

A well-trained mind conquers.

I still have a lonnnnnnng way to go, but I’m on my way to conquering my own thoughts on a daily basis.

It’s a process. And I’ll have to give it time.

But it’s the tiny, every day steps that will lead me there.

That will lead my to VICTORY.


So. To you, the reader:

–> What chatty electric impulses are holding YOU back from living an extraordinary life?


Please feel free to comment below with any thoughts that come up for you. I respond to EVERY one.

I can’t wait to hear from you 🙂

Live a life of adventure. OF challenge. Gratitude & love. Tell people how you really feel about them.

Live with integrity. Live with PASSION!

I love you.

With all the strength, joy, and passion a heart can hold,
❤ Brittany