Being different is often viewed as a negative, but the fact is that being different can help you stand out in the crowd and make you unique. When you are different you decide to choose a path that few others follow, whether this path is chosen out of necessity or because of your desires. Sometimes being different is not a choice, such as an individual with a handicap or someone who has been severely injured. Embracing your differences is what makes you stronger, and this strength can cause others to look up to you,
When you feel lost, when you are not sure if you are focused on the right things in your life, when you are not sure if you are with the right mate, when you are not sure if all what you are doing is worth your time and effort, stop and reconnect with who you are as a person. Take the time to write down your goals, your dreams, your aspirations. Take the time to write down all pros and cons of what you are doing right now. Take the time to listen to what your heart is telling you to do. And take the time to talk to God and see what He has in store for you. The more you realize what your heart desires, the more you feel closer to God and the more connected you are with God the more you feel happier. The more you get a sense of direction and you become clear about what you need to do next to achieve your dreams.
Have you ever wondered why we are all here on earth at the same time, and why you get to meet certain people and others will be strangers until your last breath. Well God allows us to meet the people that lead you to your purpose, even the ones that were trying to drag you down. You are going to ask me how the ones that tried to stop me from my spiritual path are helping me for my purpose. They made you realize how much you want it, how much you are willing to push to get to your dreams, how far you would go to reach them. And the ones that are sent to you to help you, will become like angels in your life, pushing you softly to the right direction, enlightening your path and ,while they are helping you, believe it o r not you are helping them to; to walk in their own path. It becomes a place where we are all angels to each other, helping each other to be directed and to walk in our own spiritual path, but those path are not individual to each other. All of our path is like a spider web, we are all connected to each other, and sometimes we cross each others path and other times they are just parallel to each other. But there is one thing that we all have in common is love. The love that we have for God and the love that we have for each other. And so with that love we can help each other's purpose and make this place that we live in become Paradise full of angels helping each other and loving each other.
When we look at a tree, we overlook how long it took to grow, to become strong, to have leafs, and to be fruitful. Why are we expecting when we start working toward our goals for us to grow fast magically and produce fruits that people would want to eat from. It takes time, it takes a lot of digging first, a lot of dirt work, to plant the seed and than it takes a lot of water, a lot of good food, a lot of nutrition and a lot of sun. If one of those ingredients are missing the tree will not grow strong and standing tall and mighty. So how do you measure if you are growing in a good rhythm not too slow and not too fast. By how you feel. If you feel happy everyday and feel right about what you do toward your goals than you are already successful and you are growing strong. Also, if you see the growth within; meaning you feel each day you have learned something new, or you have become aware of something you were not aware of before..when you see spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual growth each day in your life, than keep doing what you are doing, you are in the right path and you only need now to be patient. But if you do actions and it doesn't feel right, you feel you are not learning anything knew anymore, you feel like you are stuck in a dead-end, you don't feel happy in the morning, you don't feel any growth, than you need to change your goals, or the direction that you are taking; the steps and actions that you are taking. Always reevaluate what you are doing everyday and see if it's leading you to a growth or to stagnation. May God give you wisdom and lead you to the right path for your happiness, strength and success.
It's easy to complain about our life, about how everything is chaotic around us, about the rise of crimes, homeless and poverty. If each one of us starts looking at the people that are trying to make a difference then we will start seeing good instead of only seeing the bad in this world. The more we see good around us, and we pay attention to someone who is doing a kind gesture, the more we become positive and hopeful about the present and the future. For example, someone opening the door to a mom who is pushing a stroller, or see that driver in front of you giving to a homeless, or reading about a story of a CEO of a company that sold everything to go and help African kids, or a guy buying flowers for his lady. All those small or big actions makes a difference in people's lives. The more our eyes are open, the more we will become inspired, energized and start doing the same.
We all have wings to fly. Whether you are using them or not that's up to you. You may ask me "How do I know if I'm using my wings" And I will ask you; Are you achieving your goals that you have set, that you have written down, that you are focused on? Goals not only that relates to your personal needs and wants, but goals that is directly related to your neighbor. to a stranger, to future friends and family. When you start reaching your goals and dreams, you start feeling that you are flying and that you can no longer slither like a serpent, or crawl like a snail. And when you do start flying, you can fly in the sky or above the sky. God wants us to fly above, to fly in Space, to fly with others, and to fly to reach Him. Because we are created not like birds that we see on earth, but Spiritual Beings that can fly wherever God wants us to go and to whoever God wants us to help. The more you are helping others freely, with your heart and with God's strength and blessings, the more you will fly above the sky. And you may ask me what is the feeling that I will get when I start flying above the sky, and I will tell you it has no words that can describe it, because it is not from earth, but from the kingdom of God. God has amazing feelings that He will share with you when you start helping others and God has an amazing way to thank you for feeding and giving a hand to the ones that are in need. Once you experience those feelings with God there is no turning back, you can no longer fly in the sky, you just want to fly with God.
Today ask yourself how can you be that water that people are thirsty for? What is the need out there? What you see is what is part of you. For example, if I'm frustrated about how many homeless there is in LA, than there is something in me that can help out. Instead of just complaining about it, I will do some phone calls and volunteer, or I can just walk in the streets of LA and give away blankets for those cold nights. Be that fresh water that people are longing for, that people need. On the other side, you can be working too much and you don't have time to go to the gym to work out, but at work there is an empty room that no one is using, why not offer to have a gym there. You have found a solution to your own challenge and provide service to everyone around you, who had the same problem and challenges. Yes both of those examples you may not get money out of it. Water does cost in the U.S.A but it does not cost anything in Canada. Sometimes your ideas will be free for others and sometimes people will pay for your service. Ask yourself are you only going to provide water if the person pays you or are you simply going to be who you are and give water to everyone? Do you only give because you know you will receive back or do you give freely? If you give freely God will bless your life in ways you never thought was possible.