Thank You Thursday: Self

Be thankful this day for self.

Recently I wrote about relationships, and how we must have a relationship with ourself. To create a healthy relationship with ourself, we must look at our purpose(s) and passion(s). All we do and are revolves around them, both consciously and unconsciously. When a goal, job, or any action or thought feels forced, it is not in alignment with purpose. When there is a natural flow to all we do, when it feels effortless, then we are in alignment with our purpose. The joy exuded from the purpose is our passion. This passion drives us to completion of the desired purpose. Knowing there are life situations where not everything is in alignment with our purpose, we have to accept it as it is temporarily, until something more fruitful takes its place. This is where we begin to examine and question all that is happening in our life now.

When we begin to question ourselves, it is a sign of evolution within. With this evolution, we look at our situations, possible outcomes, people and their intentions for us, and all excess in our lives. When I say excess, I'm referring too emotional and material. This thorough life examination can take weeks or even a few years. During this time there will be life changing questions and situations. The most common question will be "why". The answers may not come immediately. With each answer received, we release something, (an emotion or item) and/or someone, anything we feel is not serving our higher goal, purpose or function. This will most likely happen during your period of rest. The period of rest is the time allotted for our soul and body to rejuvenate. This can occur in a waking as well as a sleeping state.

Through this period, it may feel we are suffering because of the emotional shedding we experiencing. It is a time of challenges leading to evolved growth of self. This level of growth challenges our internal environment, our soul. Whatever the challenge or situation is, it is meant for growth. We often seek external sources for guidance, times to be reaffirmed by our own instincts. As humans, we desire reassurance to feel good about ourselves. Ultimately, the reassurance received feeds the human ego. Our soul does not require such reassurance. The souls requires love and proper guidance, through this the soul, self can and will flourish. This guidance is obtained from those whom God has placed in your life to serve you at the desired capacity. The relationship with our self is the most important one of all relationships. When we learn of self, we learn of others. We learn how to treat, respect, love, honor, cherish, be kind, and care for others. We perform these actions from a genuine place, because we would want the same. As a collective we are more alike than different. All relationships begin with self. If we see energy of ourselves, we can bring this world closer to harmonic vibration of peace, love and gratitude.

Be thankful this day and everyday for the growth and development of self.
Be thankful this day and everyday to release the excess in your life now.
Be thankful this day and everyday for those in your life to offer love and guidance.

Design of Me

A blue print of me

Defined by He

DNA who made me

Led me to life

Design of me living life as it should be free

Life’s trials

Life’s loyalties

Testing me

Counting on me

Astound by what this is to be

Design of me living life as it should be free

Reflection of what is to be

The company I choose to keep

Mirror image of a former me

Design of me living life as it should be free

Unique more than a technique



Lessons learned

You are to be better

A work in progress

Design of me living life as it should be free

Combination of what was is and shall be

Altered the plan from choices given

Livin’ the freedom to choose

Now a part of me

Design of me living life as it should be free

Soon to be whole

Weaved from experiences and teachings

Leading me

Creating a new design of me




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Hillis Pugh

A visionary with an authentic soul, Hillis Pugh’s journey has been one of enlightenment, resolution, and inevitability. An inspiring writer and poet, he uses his gifts to propel readers on how to build self-confidence and explore their own journey of finding gratitude in everyday matters.

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