The Shadow knows the way... Whatsoever it is that so deeply annoys you in others - and the world - is an UNCONSCIOUS aspect of YOUR personality which you have at some time repressed, denied and ‘banished’ from the land. You have said to yourself ‘I will never be like that!’ Have you NEVER been selfish? vain? egotistic? arrogant? rude? annoying? out-of-shape? unhealthy? uninformed? anxious? fearful? needy? irritable? angry? Never-ever? Not one memory of one time when that was exactly who you were? To be human is complex, and to be a complete, whole and healthy human means knowing ourselves fully. To know both our light and our darkness is the way to wholeness, oneness and healing. Pay attention when you are consciously hostile to a particular value or ‘vice’ you see outside yourself - it will lead you to a deeper self knowledge. #psychology#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#mentalillness#mental#mentality#psyche#mindful#mind#haters#path#lookwithin#psychotherapy#health#healing
This could get long.
In June, when I started recognizing PPD in myself, I didn't realize how angry I was.
I was angry with God more than anything. You may not have a relationship with God, or maybe you are one who does, and it's blasphemy to even hear me acknowledge how angry I have been with Him.
Either way, not my point.
I have been soooo angry with Him. I have cried, screamed, and called him a name I have never actually called any human being because it's just that awful.
I also told Him he was worthless, and He only loves some and not others.
And, I meant every word.
Fast forward to now, six weeks later, and I am feeling my heart soften more and more. But, I still felt like a victim.
I asked for a child. I asked for two children. I got these children. But, I didn't ask for PPD. I didn't ask for PPD in combo with solo parenting (with no preparation and training). I didn't ask to be abused as a child, and in turn, carry PTSD from this abuse that appears when there are loud, out of control noises like thunder and inconsolable baby cries.
I felt led to read Job this morning. Verse 2:10a "But Job replied, 'You talk like a godless woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?'" This is a man who had all of his possessions AND his children destroyed all because Satan and God were acting like Batman v Superman. He was literally caught in the middle, and NONE of this was his fault.
But, he stayed faithful. And, he recognized that what he was given could easily be taken away. He also recognized that these things can truly happen even to the most faithful person.
It speaks to me this morning as I still carry that victim question of "why me." And, it gives me something to meditate on as I WANT to move out of this victim mindset and into the Job mindset.
REPOSTGBINSTAGRAM: ''I kept myself in Birmingham to keep my feet firmly on the floor and to avoid the distractions that I would maybe be exposed to if I was in the States. So I decided to stay in England, stay training in the rain, stay in that gym, and keep that same mentality that I had when I was an amateur.. That HARDCORE HUNGER.'' @thedorianyates
#FOCUS#NoDistractions#TrainYourAssOff#DRIVEN#DorianYates#MENTALITY#BeastMode#POSING#ChampionMindset#HARDCOREHUNGER "No en vano se guardaba en su sótano a entrenar sin mostrar lo que hacía, pero cuando volvía hacia un buffet de carne molida con todos..." 💪🏻🤟🏻🔥
this is my goal every. damn. day.
i used to hate on people because i was insecure and immature. but now, as i become more confident being myself, i enjoy bringing people up. because i’ve learned it’s not a competition, it’s not me vs. you.
our society has trained us to believe that there is a limited amount of worthiness and only certain people are valuable. that is absolutely 100% a lie. because honestly, how does it actually benefit you when you make someone feel bad? how does it hurt you when you make someone feel good?
your worth does not diminish mine, & my worth should not be based on demeaning anyone else. i want people to feel good, confident, and unstoppable around me because thats how i feel, & everyone deserves to feel valued.
A lot of us have an innate ability to put others first and want the best for them, before our own welfare.
As great as that is to want to help others, if you don’t take care of yourself first, you won’t be able to take care of anyone in the long run. And if taking care of others is your goal, you need to start by taking care of yourself.
Now that might sound counterproductive and backwards, but think about this; how can you take care of someone else when your in the hospital most of the time because of illnesses, or how about needing to work three jobs to pay your bills, so you have zero time for anyone else.
Taking care of yourself is easy and will become second nature after you’ve done it a little while.
It’s as simple as taking a walk daily as exercise, going to school now to upgrade your chances of getting a better job later, giving you the most time in the long run; or how about reading a book instead of watching tv to stimulate your brain and learning more to be able to put that knowledge into practice.
Take care of yourself first, love yourself first; that needs to happen before you can truly and honestly put anyone else before you.
If you are looking for happiness, you won’t find it in anyone else but yourself. If you aren’t happy with yourself first, trying to be happy with anyone else will fail because you are trying to get happiness from someone else. Be happy with yourself first, with your mind, your body, your spirit, your emotions. Love yourself first and it won’t matter who’s around you.
-Karat sneaker museum-
Since we are passionate about sneakers, we are going to dedicate a space in our shop to showcase some unique and hard to find sneakers. It will be an assembly of sneakers dating from the early 80’s, up until now. Our sneaker museum will be composed of several collections from local Brussels based sneaker collectors, partially completed with some of our own sneakers. It’s a fun project we’d like to share with you. Expect some serious heat guys!
Btw, the pair of sneakers pictured is a pair of Nike Diablo's from '82 we found at a flea market last weekend.
You can find us at Sainctelettesquare 17, 1000 Brussels from 6-10 August.
Opening hours: 10 am - 10 pm (or later)
Peace and love,
Karat crew ✌️
One word that holds more power than almost anything else. Everything needs its. It applies to anything, and it's what wars are built around and fought for. It's the backbone of humankind.
Learn to Love the Grind
Have you ever felt like as you’re on your spiritual journey and really “working hard” to make things better and to feel better- it feels like your whole world is crashing down around you? Does it ever seem like no matter how hard you try to practice surrendering & to connect to your intuition- things just aren’t changing and maybe that they’re even getting worse?
Here’s the thing: sometimes when we get started on a spiritual journey or we begin to do work on our internal selves- we bring along with us all of our old conditioning of what it means to be alive. So, we step into spirituality but with it we bring in “working hard”, “being busy”, “focusing and being serious”, and all of the doing. No surprise that it all seems and feels hard then, is it? Part of this journey is about re-conditioning a lot of these beliefs and cracking the code to realise that it actually doesn’t need to be this “hard”. This theme showed up with all of my clients this morning- that moment when you feel like you’ve heard the same thing a million times or you’ve been “doing the same practice daily for months” & still nothing. That defeat and destruction begins to set in as you face the hard truth that maybe it’s just never going to change and in fact you are just doomed to failure for the rest of your life. That, or you’ll have to go back to old ways of being that leave you unhappy & uninspired.
I have some news for you. As long as you’re believing that it is hard work and that you are “doing” in order to be better or working to be happier- you are most likely going to continue to feel this suffering. We don’t need to work to for happiness. Happiness is not something that lives outside of you. No matter how many spiritual books, courses & retreats you go to, those changes that you desire will only take place when you realise that they are already within you. These shifts happen in the small moments of your daily life. Believing anything other than that is believing in the illusion of who you are & who you are not. You are a spiritual being, you do not need to work hard to be that which you already are. You just have to start seeing that you already are just that. Start here ✨
Every team has these 3 types of players. The most common one I see is the second one. Lot of players talk the talk but they don’t walk the walk. It’s easy to work hard when you’re motivated or playing well. What about when you go 0-20 or you have a few bad outings on the mound in a row! This the point where people start to drift away from their routine and what makes them better. The REALLY GOOD ONES DON’t LET SETBACKS CHANGE THEIR DRIVE. 👀👀🔥🔥☑️☑️🔑🔑🔑 A setback is an opportunity for a comeback. Be the third type of player. Don’t talk. Just work work and work. Everyone will be tested at some point. How bad do you want what you really say you want? My guess is not bad enough for most. Be uncommon. 👀🔥🔥🔥💰💰💣💣💯💯💯🔑🔑👏🏻👏🏻 #Baseball#Baseballism#baseballislife#training#strength#mentality#mindset#motivation#mlb#goals#drive#dedication
Did you make new goals today?
Have you decided to start saving money, make a YouTube channel, start a new business, be kind to a family member, or even start a new fitness journey?
The best way to be resilient is to start putting one foot in front of another and starting now instead of tomorrow
Make it a Terrific Thursday 🌻 #beresilient
Where do you fall in this? If you have the desire to build a better life for yourself you HAVE to step out of the comfort zone
If you have the desire for more, more happiness, more money, more freedom, more knowledge, more experiences etc..don't wait and hope it all just comes to you. Spoiler alert: it won't
If you do what everyone else does, you'll have what everyone else has. Be the 2% who wants more.
📈📈Depois de alguns meses onde a performance não foi a melhor, com vários problemas na recuperação e ainda com uma mini fase de défice calórico, os níveis de força começam a voltar ao normal.
📝Antes de iniciar este bloco implementei duas semanas de deload seguidas e neste bloco comecei um pouco mais conservador em relação a blocos passados. Posso dizer que foi sem dúvida das melhores decisões que podia ter tomado.
👉🔑Por vezes é preciso aceitar que é preciso tirar o pé do acelerador e baixar a quantidade de trabalho, sendo que é comum pensar que isso é sinônimo de regressão. O problema é que por vezes é exatamente o contrário.
💭Ainda esta semana tive uma conversa super interessante sobre esse tema com a ,@theflexibleana, onde disse o seguinte "Quantidade de estímulo que não vise recuperação e adaptação é volume lixo".
☝️Se a longo prazo os níveis de força não aumentarem, é provável que a quantidade de trabalho não permita recuperar e, consequentemente, impossibilidade de gerar adaptações.
Grow up📈, meet new people, make new experiece. Let yourself CHANGE but in the sense that you gain knowledge. DON’T change because someone else wants you to, change because you want too. Remind yourself of the hard work, you have put into this life, it is gonna be your strength to pursue your dreams.🗝