Who am I?
These questions are the ones I have pondered many times as I have trekked through my journey, and I am sure many of you have asked the exact same thing.
Each and every one of us are destined for big things and have been chosen to pursue this life on earth. It’s a gift, a magical experience that often gets clouded by our negative mindsets. Often our “ego” blocks the love that we all deserve to radiate.
When the ego takes over we automatically separate ourselves from love. The ego is that voice within that tries to add the darkness into your life. It’s that beast we all try and not wake up… but for many it’s too late. We begin to trick ourselves into thinking, “I am not good enough,” and on and on with those toxic phrases we all have thought about.
Let go of these negative thoughts and understand that everything will be okay. Stop stressing and start believing. I saw Russell Simmons tweet a quote a while back that still has stuck with me… it read as, “Everything is okay in the end, if it’s not ok, then it’s not the end.”
Life can throw MAJOR curve balls as we wander day by day through our journeys, leaving us feeling empty, depressed and just downright lost, but it’s so important we bounce back from these moments. It’s an opportunity for us to rise again, higher, better, and stronger.
The more we dwell on the bad that has unfolded, the more stress we will attract into our lives. This stress will keep building, and building, and eventually literally make us sick. Instead, thank these moments for occurring. Accept what has happened and begin to move forward. Yes, sounds crazy but I am so serious! When we come from a place of gratitude we will see an overall shift within ourselves. The world will be seen through a brighter lens.
Trust me, I hate these moments when we feel kicked to the curb, emotionally drained, and lost in the madness that life can be, but these are the moments we must force ourselves to shift our minds away from these toxic thoughts. You could go on and on dwelling on how bad life is or you could take a step to begin to improve on the present moment.
These negative moments often unlock an inner experience within us that helps build us to be the people we are today. Growing up I was filled with anxiety on what my future would be. I was the kid with BIG dreams, and after revealing them, I would be shut down by those around me. People loved to belittle what seemed impossible, but as I got older I decided to trust these crazy ideas.
In life it’s so important we trust our inner voice. This inner calling is a guidance tool towards our true purpose. Not everyone will agree with your dreams and goals and that’s okay. In life it’s impossible to please everybody, but you must always focus on your happiness.
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Joey Parker is editor-in-chief of The Joey Parker Movement and contributing writer for MTV Act. He is passionate about ending human trafficking & creating a brighter future.