Because I can talk. . .

 

. . . I learned how to walk.

 

I have chosen to share the inspirational thoughts on life and living that my spirit guide, the Raven, has shared with me. But these thoughts I share on Facebook, in my blog posts, and in my book are not just words—they are words I live by every day.

 

If you have been following my blogs, you will have read about the value of believing in yourself, rewarding yourself, patting your own back after your successes, and learning from your failures. I have written about smiling and staying calm and about finding your inner balance. Every day, I want to inspire everyone who hears my words to enjoy being who they are. Every day, I look in the mirror and am happy being me because I write these things for you. This is who I am.

 

I succeed, I smile, I fail, and I smile because I tried. I don’t just write for the sake of writing; I write because, thanks to technology, I can share my beliefs on the important things in life that we all tend to forget: breathing, believing, balance, and being. Practice these things every day and reward yourself every day for just being you. Give yourself credit—it is due. You’ve earned it.

 

Recently, the creation of BawB’s Raven Feathers Volume II became a reality. It is currently in the final stages of editing, a task that can only be done by someone who understands what I think and how I feel when I write. In order to experience the thrill of publishing a book, I had to learn to let go, to be patient, and to believe in what others can do.

 

I am excited to share volume II. I am growing and breaking down the walls that took so many years to build; I am finding strength inside me I never knew existed. I am what I write because I choose to be. I am living the happiness that I deserve, and I will share my smile on whatever path I choose to walk—I hope that you do too.

 

Before you could think you learned to talk, your words are how you share

the way you feel and what you believe—they bring your soul to bear.

 

J

BawB

 

Why is it called weekend. . .

. . . when we are just beginning?

The concept of a weekend is a perfect example of social conditioning. Most of us  have grown up believing that the week ends on Sunday. When you sit for a moment and empty your mind of generations of conditioning, however, doesn’t this seem like an absurd idea? I know there’s no changing what is cast in stone, but it sure is interesting to consider how programmed we are to respond to corporate needs.

Often as we get older, we start to see things a little more clearly. Our future is not a future anymore: it is a here and now. We no longer have the luxury of planning and the benefits of holding on to “what if” scenarios. Instead, many of us experience fear involving the following question: what will I do when I am no longer told what to do? When I step outside the corporate walls?

Within the corporate walls of existence there are doors, hundreds of them, and these doors swing both ways—you can choose to enter or exit at any time. This should ease the fears in some of you. At some point in your life, you will likely start to question routine, and you don’t have to wait to question this at the corporate-based magic age of sixty-five. When you feel that you are better suited to do something on your own, then believe in yourself and do it. Start your own company, take on the challenges, and weigh the risks and benefits.

We often fear the unknown, but instead of being scared of what’s to come, try welcoming the gift of choice and plan your future. Walk through the door of opportunity and start something for yourself. If it doesn’t work the first time, walk back through the door and pick up where you left off or find something different for yourself. One of the most important things you can do in life is believe in yourself and what you can do. Start your week whenever you want to, not when someone else tells you to.

There is no hard and fast rule that states you must work for someone else for the rest of your life or until you are “too old to benefit the company.” Get out and enjoy your life: it is yours. And don’t worry about going stir crazy and having nothing to do outside of the corporate walls—you might just be amazed at how busy you become when you finally start to enjoy being you.

The time when you finally step away, from being told what you can do

could be your most uplifting time, to start to enjoy just being you.

🙂

BawB

Do you have trouble believing. . .

 

. . . in what you cannot see?

 

Do you believe in yourself, sight unseen? You can see yourself when you look in the mirror, but can you believe what the mirror is telling you? Without the mirror or belief in yourself, you can only perceive what others see you to be. To believe in yourself, you must trust that you are real. I don’t mean real as in what you see on TV (sarcasm)—I mean real as in what is in your soul. You must believe in what you can’t always see.

 

A friend of mine, Patricia Monna from Our Angels Center in Calgary has recently done some very amazing things because she believes in herself. She believes that she can “see,” with her mind, images that help to locate missing persons, and she has been very successful in doing that. She is a very gifted soul, and I choose to believe in what she can do, even though I cannot see what she can see. I know that if I stand in a room completely devoid of light, the room still exists in my mind, so I also choose to believe that when you close your eyes and believe in you, then you too can exist wherever your mind wants you to be.

 

I know this concept is deep, but on the surface it is simply all about choosing to believe, and it all starts with believing in you. Once you fully grasp and understand the similarity between the reality of what is and the abstract of what could be, you will then find the balance and calm required to believe all things are possible.

 

Many years ago I started believing there was more to life than what society had to offer. I started believing I could find an answer to a question I had not yet asked myself: Who am I? I went off to my mountains to find myself, to learn more about BawB. I needed to learn how to believe. It is not something we are born with; it is not an instinct. Belief, according to Merriam-Webster, is “a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing.” Well, that sounds easy enough; I trust myself, so I believe in myself, and I am confident in others, so I believe in them too.

 

When I first started sharing my words, people believed in me, and my confidence increased. With this confidence, I was comfortable sharing my views, opinions, and inspiration about life and living. My book was created because people believed in me; the volumes that will follow will be shared by people who believe in themselves; and maybe, just maybe, we will all learn once again how important it is to just believe.

 

Seeing is believing, believing is seeing, it’s true if you want it to be;

you can believe in the person you are, if you learn to set your mind free.

 

: )

 

BawB

Life always looks good. . .

 

. . . through rose colored glasses.

 

And what’s wrong with that? I have been accused many times of wearing shaded lenses when I look at life, but I am okay with this because it’s my life and wearing them makes me smile. Your life is yours to shape, change, alter, or manipulate any way you choose. Even if you choose not to make a change you have made a choice—it’s that easy. So, I choose every day to see the goodness in everything. I try to relate to those having a bad day and turn it around for them.  I do my best to reflect a smile when all I get is a frown.

 

Indeed, the energy you send out to the universe is the energy you will get back. Case in point, my little book was only a dream until it became a reality: I had to make it happen. During the course of fruition, my thoughts and emotions were all over the map, I was scared, apprehensive and even doubtful at times, but I never took off my rose colored glasses. I replaced “what if it fails” with “I will succeed,” and “no one will take me seriously” with “I believe in me,” and the world has shared in this belief.

 

You might be thinking to yourself, “the world? He’s only one man living in Calgary with a handful of friends.” This is true, but the handful of friends I have all believe, and that means the world to me. To understand life, we first need to look at life, and if you look at it every day with a positive perspective (rosy outlook), you will see only the good things looking back at you.

 

I ask all of you reading my words to take off your dark glasses, put away your trepidations, and celebrate life—all life: animals, plants, and humans. Everything is here on this planet to live in harmony, to share existence, to share beauty, and to simply be. Choose to “see” with your heart for even five minutes today. Look around you and recognize the wonders of life, put on some rose-colored glasses, and spend your day being positive.

 

 

Believe in you and others too, your smile is free so wear it,

Positive energy comes back to you if you’re not afraid to share it.

 

🙂

 

BawB