Speak, Love, Live with Intention

“To believe your own thoughts, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men – that is genius.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the labels we hear stem from our parents, family, and community. It makes perfect sense why we embrace certain labels and reject others. She’s not a great artist. He’s a bit clumsy. She’s shy, etc. You’ve heard these pronouncements for so long that you believe them. They’ve become a habitual way of thinking about your abilities and potentialities.

As Wayne Dyer eloquently pointed out; these habits have pigeonholed you to a point where you allow labels to be attached to you. These labels become to define you in many ways; and they shouldn’t. 

As William James suggested, genius means making a shift in your thinking so that you can let go of those habits and open yourself to possibilities of greatness.

Pursue what you love doing and excel at it. Involve yourself in the high-energy levels of trust, optimism, appreciation, joy and love. That means love for what you’re doing, love for yourself, and immerse yourself in any activity and enjoy the process of experiencing it fully.

Much Peace ~ B

22 thoughts on “Speak, Love, Live with Intention

  1. Magnificent quote! Such an important topic to reflect on. It makes me wonder: Why do we label? Why is it so difficult not to label? One of the greatest lessons in my life so far has been not to label and go beyond labels. Now, my goal is to search for people with similar mindset 🙂

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  2. Oh Bernice, I love your post. You have such a gentle and encouraging way to invite us into greatness. Thank you.

    You are welcome to contribute this post, or another of your choosing, to Forgiving Fridays, if you’d like to do that again!!

    If you’d like to share, all you need to do is include a pingback to my most recent Forgiving Fridays post & also include #ForgivingFridays in your tags. (my most recent post: https://forgivingconnects.com/2017/07/14/todays-forgiving-fridays-results-of-my-7-day-quiet-my-mind-retreat/ )

    Sending you love. My greatness today includes listening and trusting in my inner guidance, and loving myself through all my choices!

    Blessings to you, Bernice, Debbie

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          1. Oh Bernice, that’s wonderful! I didn’t see it, love. Did you link to my blog post? Here it is again if helpful: https://forgivingconnects.com/2017/07/28/todays-forgiving-fridays-take-the-road-less-traveled/

            I’d love to share your post as part of my Forgiving Fridays tomorrow 🙂

            ps – Sorry for the delay in responding. I just finished a coaching lab. It was 6 days long and full of grace. The facilitator was a man named Robert Holden, truly a magnificent leader of loving. Bless you Bernice!

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            1. Hi Bernice, that’s ok! In general, it’s very helpful to link to my post, so that I can find your contribution to Forgiving Fridays. Plus, others may see it and then come and visit your blog. So it’s a good way to support the Forgiving Fridays prompt.

              I’ll just go ahead and share your post on my next blog tomorrow. 🙂 🙂 🙂

              Sorry for the delay in responding … I went on a long retreat right after my coaching training. I was off of email and phone completely. (It was glorious)

              I hope you’re doing wonderfully. Sending you blessings,
              Debbie

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