Posts tagged living
Totem animals and hearing the messages the universe sends you.

Absolutely everything is a divine message because life is always calling you. I’m leaning against the fridge in a soul sister’s Brooklyn kitchen. “So Megg, Crocodiles are showing up EVERYWHERE for me lately. Like, everywhere. I’ve got to figure out what the Crocodile totem means. Do you know?” And Meggan gives me her classic eye twinkle and says, “Turn around.” Taped to the fridge door is her boy’s drawing of the day… “Shai's Crocodile Shadow.” Alright cosmos, you have my attention...

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Instant gratification has gotten a bad rap.

Why would you want to delay gratification? Within the constraints of morality and maturity, you should do whatever you need to do to feel gratified in the moment. It may be as subtle as choosing a more positive thought or reminding yourself to smile. Maybe it’s taking two minutes in your car or at your desk to do nothing but fantasize. Maybe instant gratification is fifty sit-ups for an adrenaline rush, ordering dessert first, giving an unexpected hug, signing the lease, or telling your boss to shove it.

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Make space for your future to show up

Sometimes when you fill up your day planner, your closets, your dance card, you’re telling the universe that you're too busy to pick up the gift you ordered -- your hands are full, you like being distracted, you're okay with killing time.

Just because what you want isn’t here today, doesn’t mean you should fill the empty space while you wait for it to arrive. "In the mean time" kind of living can be a toxic compromise.

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