Most people complain about their bills. They complain about the struggle and how expensive life is. How they never have any money left to enjoy life. I know because I used to be one of those people.
I've learned to say "Thank You" for having the money to pay my bills even if it leaves me with nothing left. I know what it is like to feel the stress and worry of not having what I need. I know what it feels like to have that sick to your stomach feeling when the phone rings and its the landlord, to not know how your going to get to work because the car has no gas and you have no bus money. I know what it is like to open the fridge door three to four times in hopes of finding something to eat but realizing it is empty.
The attitude of genuine gratitude always makes way for opportunities and roads to open that allow for more blessings to enter. So these days when I get the opportunity to pay a bill, I see it as just that, an opportunity - one that I do not take for granted. Now when I get money in and I know I can pay something on time, I get excited, I say thank you, shoot, when I can pay bill I want to high five the world! ~Will "Story" Rivera
Have you every worried yourself to the point of emotional, even physical exhaustion? Do you often feel stuck, anxious, or mistrustful of the world around you? There are many ways to aid the worry heart. Worrying plays tricks on you, it makes you feel like everything that has not come to pass is real.
The first thing to remember is that Worry cannot exist in the present. That is a fact. The other is having the courage to let it come. When we use acceptance of our situation rather than trying to control and change what cannot be changed, we eliminate the room for worry. There is power in acceptance and facing life welcoming the mysteries that come with it.
Chances are you have been through worse things than what you are worrying about. These notable small conquers count. These triumphs are just proof of how strong you really are. ~Will “Story” Rivera
Ive learned that you can never judge a book by its cover. You dont know a story until you have heard from all the story characters and even then it is not the whole truth. The people who look the scariest and do mot live by the rules of society turn out to be the greatest, kindest and most honest people - while the ones who look safe and smile friendly can sometimes be the craziest.
The point is you never know until you explore. You never know until you step out on the ledge and see what is really out there. You just never know. Learn to see through the eyes of the soul. ~Will "Story" Rivera
Take some time to be mindful about what you choose to worry about? It probably has no relevance to the here and now. We lose so many moments of our lives worrying and stressing over what will or will not come. Some even worry themselves into sickness. Worry is a very powerful energy but you know what else is? Prayer / meditation / mindfulness. All very powerful practices that utilize the same energy as worry only it serves to bring your mind back to the hear and now. These practices help you to stay focused on what matters now and release what cannot be controlled.
It is perfectly ok to worry. It is very natural process but it becomes disruptive when we allow worry to take over us all day every day. One of the greatest lessons I learned about worry was that "worry was praying for what I don't want". When I realized how much time and energy I was giving in to things that were out of my control I recognized the importance of letting the worry go. I gave into the situations I knew I could not change and accepted that whatever was to come I would meet with a humble heart. There is nothing in this world I cannot handle and I am the master of my thoughts and my feelings.
So with this new mindset I could choose to focus on the things that are in front of me or the experiences that have yet to even manifest. It is always my choice. ~Will "Story" Rivera
You are not me and I am not you yet we are stronger together than we could ever be separately. This world, our world, made up of these various cultures and peoples from all walks of the earth, yet each one to their own vision and way of solving the experiences that see and feel, all problems solved through the eyes of their own soul, you, me us, WE are so different yet we are stronger together than we could ever be alone. This dominating of one world view and annihilation of the differences between us because you believe that one life is more valuable than another. You kill the bee that pollinates and makes blossom the flowers you send to your loved ones, you disregard the tree that breathes life into the very lungs you rely on, chances are you educated yourself in higher education but fail to realize that you cannot even live and utilize that degree if the ants of the world ceased to exist. You cannot even conceptualize how reliant you are on everything that surrounds you yet you choose to create these gender, race and cultural walls, beliefs that one value is better than the next, these policies and rules that will never serve the whole only a few, living life to protect only those who look, feel and agree as you do, failing to recognize that everything on this planet is OURS, everything on this earth is within us, so when you punish one you punish all, you, me us, WE are so different yet we are stronger together than we could ever be alone, it’s through our differences that we become unstoppable. ~Will “Story” Rivera
Will "Story" Rivera
May the words shared from my soul forever serve to Inspire yours.