The one mistake I keep repeating over and over is believing in what someone say, especially when it comes from a narcissist. I always have a problem in giving people more chances than they should, and thinking they will change. Sometimes, the signs can appear early after meeting them, and I also feel stupid trying to see the good in people. And then 9 times out of ten, they prove me wrong.
I have to learn to ignore the signs and stop trying to see the good in people who are clearly showing their true colors. Their mask slipping down their face like egg yolk. Or maybe, it’s the egg on my face not believing the truth in the first place.
I have learned, and still learning not to make those mistakes again. Though there are good people, it’s still best to have a spirit of discernment when it comes to the others to choose wisely.
Today’s question for March Writing Challenge is: If you could choose your own life obstacles, would you keep the ones you have? Um, my answer to that would be yes and no.
I said yes, I would keep the ones I have because one of my life obstacles is overthinking my goals. I’m afraid of failure and of things not working out the way I would like. Sometimes I feel overthinking is good because I wouldn’t rush into things without giving it a thorough thought.
I also said no because I wouldn’t want to keep limited finances. It is true that money can solve a lot of problems. If I could have more than enough money, it would help out a lot without having to worry about money for bills, food, and such. If there was more than enough money I could have, a shelter for those looking to better their lives for themselves and their children would be a great help. Money for food could be deliver out to or have a building used to hand out boxes and bags of food that a trusted person could monitor and give out to the ones who need it the most.
Life obstacles are something to learn from and overcome, and I like to think I am trying to do just that. Though, at times, obstacles can be a good thing because they make you stronger. Stronger to overcome the obstacles so when new things come up, you’re better equipped to handle them.
Thanks for reading.
If you could choose your own life obstacles, would you keep yours?
Have I ever been genuinely afraid for my physical safety? Yes, I have, in more ways than one to the point I feel like I have to always keep watch over myself. Life can make you feel like that at times, especially when you suffer behind not only verbal and mental abuse but physical as well in the past.
You want to do whatever you can to avoid situations like that, but most importantly the people who are out to cause harm.
So yes, I might always be afraid for my physical safety because there were times when I didn’t feel safe. It has been for years because I felt like I couldn’t trust the ones I was around.
I have learned to prepare myself for the what ifs. And to be careful about certain areas and people.
There are times when I feel like I am when I am constantly running around trying to cram everything in one day. There is simply not enough time in the day.
I don’t know how some people do it. It’s like they work (or doing something) every bit of the 24 hours of the day. Hats off to them.
One could probably hope to get as much done as possible while still trying to find rest whenever they can. I’m still trying to figure out how some of those mothers with nearly ten children or more get so much done. It’s a mystery.
From an adolescent to a teenager, I would watch shows like Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Craft, to watching Charmed (the original one), and others. It’s the magic for me, I guess. And how a person can make something happen with incantations, a combination of ingredients for spells, and the ability of believing and using your energy and such. Though not only that, the fact of what one can do with magic. Then there come movies like with the supernatural/paranormal and fantasy elements to it.
Though, as from what you may have picked up from my previous posts, I believe in that magic just how it is portrayed on television.
Those are the magic I started out believing in until I gotten older. I believe in that type of magic even more, but also a different type of magic than when I did as a child and teenager. I don’t know when I first felt magic, I know that magic has always been inside me.
It’s the magic that makes you feel like you can accomplish anything. That feeling inside you that is so powerful and believing you can thrive and being one with the Universe. Okay, I’m getting mystical.
Magic can be looked at differently to many people. Though, I also see it as something that is nothing short of a miracle; like for instance, a woman giving birth. Something wonderful happened in someone’s life that they have been waiting for, and someone having their life being spared, etc. Well, it’s like magic in a way to me. I believe anyone should a little magic in their life because mostly are magic.
Still, with magic, it requires doing the inner work in ourselves and believe that whatever we want to achieve we have to believe it will manifest. It’s the meditations and the mantras to change your life for the better. It’s the little things as well as the big, but the little things mean so much more. It’s feeling a white light enveloping you, warming your soul, and relaxing your mind.
Believe in the magic in you. Believe in the power you have inside you. For you can do whatever it is you set your heart out to do.