Discovered Inspirations

Follow your bliss. Only a three-word phrase but a powerful reminder that encourages us to follow the calling of our heart and soul.

IMG_2987Personal Reflection:

Being consistent is key. If we pursue our passion, we must also encourage other people to do the same. Share the positive energy instead of bringing other people down.

Celebrate other people’s milestones. I feel blessed whenever I learn that a loved one has achieved his/her goal. Happiness is contagious and knowing that they’re happy makes me believe in the good that the Universe brings.

Isolation  is not a bad thing if balanced with communing with others. We all have our own creative pursuits and sometimes, it takes solitude in finding one’s inspiration. I have a group of people that I sometimes meet up and talk about my interests but I value the time when I isolate myself from all the influences of things and people around me in order for my creativity to flow.

If you love what you do, you wouldn’t mind having bad days. No pursuit is ever perfect. No great love is ever without challenges. The bumps on the road teaches us a thing or two. If you love what you do, you know that it’s all worth it.

Practice and persevere. If you want to be good at what you love doing, practice makes it (almost) perfect.

Love and commitment are two of your best values, the fuel to chasing your dreams.

Have faith. Lots of it. Pray that you’d be guided on the path you have chosen.

Follow your bliss, especially if it brings out the best in you.

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Every morning, I allot at least 10 minutes for reflection. Sometimes I’d just sit and be grateful for the quiet. Other times, I’d have a phrase or word I’d reflect on and jot down my thoughts and feelings. Hence, this is where I mostly get my personal reflection which I share on the blog.

I’ve been following the “Becoming Minimalist” website and their facebook page for some time now. Their tips and stories are a source of inspiration for living a simple and minimalist life. In this time of technology and social media, it’s easy to get tempted with online purchases or be influenced by other people’s lifestyles. The things they share online are good reminders for someone like me who aims to live a simple life or anyone who gives value to a life of simplicity.

Below is a poster they shared on FB, which has become one of my favourite manifestos:

Manifesto For A Simple Life

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 Below are a few good reads from their website:

Find Hope. Give Hope.

Surround yourself with people who speak confidence in your life. Nurture relationships with optimistic people who have overcome trial and hardship. Remove people from your direct sphere of influence who discourage you, trample your creativity, or who are so self-absorbed they never help others. Instead, seek people who inspire and believe in you.

The Latte Factor: 8 Ways We Overspend

A list of 8 common money leaks.

7 Reasons That Keep People From Getting Started

Reasons that keep people from taking this first step towards living with less.

 Not Just The Outcome, But The Process

Recognize the importance and the joy in your present activity. Be mindful in every moment and each step of the journey.

 Don’t Buy Stuff You Don’t Need

Owning fewer possessions means less cleaning, less organizing, and less financial burden. It brings freedom, clarity, and opportunity.
When we eliminate the distractions of excess stuff, we gain the freedom to dive into life, deepen our relationships, and discover our full potential. And that’s what’s so great about being a minimalist.
Happy Monday!

One of my words for this year is SHINE and I found the right quote to inspire me in living a life that exudes positivity from within me. 

“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl

It’s not always easy to think good thoughts all the time. Like any other person, I sometimes worry or come across a negative thought. But it helps to acknowledge that I have such thoughts so I can decide to let it go and fill my thoughts with something positive again. I also find that prayer is helpful in having the right state of mind.

Every thought of ours have merit. In my book, a thought of worry may also be a thought of caution. What’s important is that we are aware of every thought we have, acknowledge it and never let it consume us. 

Happy start of April, everyone! May our thoughts be filled with positivity all the time.


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