Talking to the universe

I was on a short drive with my friend today when he spoke up non nonchalantly: “Do you speak to the universe sometimes?”

Apparently, I needed to affirm the universe about my dreams, aspirations and hopes.

For many people, this is the universe for them: an unstoppable force, a treacherous burst of energy.

Sometimes the universe feels like a hulk of a man, and we behold it fearfully. Yes, the universe is powerful, but I’ve come to learn that the more I wish and long for things to happen, my wishing and longing remains just that.

Though you may or may not believe in the power of speaking to the universe, how you relate to the universe does determine on how you take on life.

You can wake up in the morning determined to have a successful day. Setting your attitude for the day is also affirming the universe. Although your day may not turn out as brilliant as you expected, it’s your will and determination that got you through the day.

Affirmations are simply about having a positive mental attitude, which will reflect on your daily activities. It’s a simple proclamation, filled with positive energy.

I believe that you can not give what you don’t have. You can not radiate happiness or kindness if it’s not from within. Do everyday simple and well meaning deeds for yourself.

Put yourself first.

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The caged bird flies again

I’ve realized that it’s easy for someone to hold you to your throat. Not necessarily physically, like an armed robbery situation, but mentally.

It’s with the hovering around, darting eyes awaiting your next move. Asking questions relentlessly. Prying. Nagging. Prodding.

Claustrophobia has been manifesting itself in physical form of late.  It’s been hitting me at every angle and turn. I have come to feel suffocated by own family and friends.

This is when I realize that it’s okay to be selfish. It’s okay to say no. It’s okay to want to be by yourself sometimes, as much as it’s okay to demand someone’s attention when you need it. It’s okay to put yourself first. It’s okay to do something that makes you feel better about yourself. Whether it’s sports, entertainment, rest, a frivolous purchase, a good cry.

Life is simply learning to let go, being yourself, freeing your emotions. It’s okay not to be okay.

In admittance of this choc-a-block situation I’ve found myself in, I’ve realized that I need to be selfish to heal myself. Only when I’m whole will be able to give more of myself as there will be an overflow of ingenuity.

Loveless cafe

I want to take my coffee cold, bland and bitter today

Cold fusion to prode my soul awake

Stir it with unparalleled gusto

To quench the thirst gripping my core

Strong enough to evoke emotion

Let the bitterness resonate with the echoes of my shattered soul

And the residue be like the fragments of my heart

Severed heart at the loveless cafe

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