Ever been to a place that has a jukebox? They don’t look how they used to when i was growing up, weird to say cause I don’t feel old well, now i do. Even without the same appearance they work the same way. You put money in the jukebox, select the songs you want to hear, and then enjoy. Now if you only put enough money in the jukebox for three songs that’s all you get to select. What usually happens after that is someone else’s selections are played if someone has paid and selected or random songs play and sometimes they aren’t good songs. Whomp whomp. Now there are times though that you don’t have to do anything and it just so lines up that every song is a banger. You do however risk someone else coming along and picking a hundred slow sad country songs (maybe that’s you’re thing) and having to sit through it all, depending on how long you’re in the establishment with the jukebox.
Imagine the establishment to be life. Imagine the jukebox are your talents, dreams and goals. Imagine if you stopped putting work, time, energy, devotion, sweat and tears into your talents, dreams and goals and being stuck in a dead end job or doing something you totally hate. Basically having your career chosen for you and having to sit through life dealing with it. Imagine someone else snatching up the dreams and goals you once had and sitting through life watching them live the life you dream of and deserve! Well dear, your life is a jukebox! Invest back into yourself and play exactly what you want to hear, what you want to feel! BE what you are made to BE and go where you are meant to go and LIVE as you wish to LIVE! BE Invested in your life and take back control of the music of your life! Or continue to be the visual of that old lonely sad ass country song!
BElieve, BE Free, BE YOUtiful… BE!
That saying “people will show you who they really are” or something like that, is all truth. Well mostly. You do have some con artist who can throw you off for a little while but eventually who they are will always surface.
So many times we have faith that all people are good and can be what we want and need them to be so even when they show a side we are not really sure if we sometimes still keep them close and hope that a change will soon come. That’s okay! Whatever works for you. For me? Nope! I watch, I learn, I accept people for where they are. Sometimes I meet them where they are. I offer to pull them up to where I am. Many times I leave them right where they are. It’s less stress for me. I don’t have to do all this figuring shit out, wondering what’s wrong with me, none of that. I really mean it when i say I LOVE everyone for who they really are. Good people because i want them around. Bad people because i want to avoid them. Those in between, the ones who are shaky and I cant tell who they are well I love then too because I know to avoid them also. BE receptive of people and their ways, this means you are open to the idea of who they are but it doesn’t mean you have to allow them and their ideas to play a role in your life.
BElieve, BE Free, BE YOUtiful… BE!
You know that idiom “until I’m blue in the face”? Oh you don’t don’t know what an idiom is? Google it that’s not the focus in this keynote. Well i used that saying a while ago to someone that meant a lot to me that i was speaking life into. It went like this. You don’t listen, you aren’t actually taking any of this in but if I have to I will say it over and over again until I’m blue in the face…. BUT NOT UNTIL I’M OUT OF BREATH, I yelled afterwards. Lol. Yes yelled. It was then I realized I was actually almost out of breath. Blood pressure must have been super high, I had a headache. I was over passionate about the idea that this person needed to hear and take heed to what i was saying. Not taking into consideration that this person did not need to follow my advise or instructions and that it was none of my business really what they chose to do with their life! The whole time they are living in comfort where they were I am over here driving myself ill with anxiety and literally losing my breath.
Being all worked up and stressed out etc can be VERY negative on your body. It can cause you to become sick and can even drive you to death. So literally I mean, until I am blue in the face but not until I’m dead.
I will speak life into people. I will continue to love and lead and support but If it’s not wanted or accepted or it’s not even heard I learn to just back off and let life give the lesson. I learn to say what i feel needs to be said and let it BE until it organically comes back up again. If it’s affecting my life, whatever it is that I’m speaking of that’s not being heard or delt with, then I get to make the decision if it’s worth still Being apart of or not. It’s not worth losing peace and health. I simply choose to BE Peaceful.