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Innocent perception is seeing life through the eyes of a child, the way children see life.
Simple. Judgement free. Carefree.
Using innocent perception to see people, places, and things is just the begging! The result it brings is a new way of thinking. A new you!
Perception plays a huge part in our decision making process, so creating innocent perception results in freedom with a rare opportunity to just be you!
10 ways to start to create innocent perception.
Comment below with other ways to create innocent perception.
~TK, Vivaciously Designed
"Half of all graduates express regrets, saying they would pick a different major or school if they had to do it all over again."
It seems the youth who are on their way to college, and even those in college, are so unsure of their identity, they are willing to graduate with a degree they are not even sure they want.
I believe this phenomena has been growing for many generations. It is creating a society of broken thinking. Where we choose to be someone we are not all with the mindset that monetary rewards is where there is peace and love. I know. I was part of this mindset.
Then I heard a new concept. Well, maybe not so new, rather accepted a truth I had a hard time believing. One I grew up with, yet never completely understood until about three years ago.
When God is taken out of the picture, so man becomes separated from God.
To find the passion, to get to the heart of the direction of life, is to get reconnected with spiritual thoughts and eyes, back to the essence of who we are when we were created. It is only there we will once again find our passions so we can follow our heart.
Every man has a dream.
Every man is created with a passion.
Every man is on this earth for a mission.
I have a passion to see others come alive with their own personal, unique dream. The statistics of today's youth is exactly why I do what I do. They are the future of our society. If they lose their dream, what is left.
There are many coaches and motivational speakers who point to being unique and following dreams. They speak on giving love and receiving love. You read their words all over social media and many of you share their quotes on Facebook or Twitter. Very few of these quotes point to the Truth. The True essence of Love.
It is a Truth which lies in Love and Forgiveness of one Man. One man who died for us so we may die to ourselves and experience the ultimate sacrifice of Love. It is the Kingdom of Heaven.
It is unavoidable.
The Kingdom of Heaven is near.
It is inside each one of us, although we must first look very close and find what this Love is all about.
It is the Love that separates us from man, rather than from God.
It is the Love that brings us back to being who we are, and puts away the wreckage of our pasts.
It is the Love that breeds the fruits of Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, and Self-Control.
It is a Love with no boundaries and knows no end.
It is the Love I coach others to give and to receive.
It is the stepping stone to living a balance life.
Without this Love we are lost. With it, we are born again. A life of chaos becomes a life of order. A life filled with strong core values.
The decision is up to us. Our choice. His Love.
Comment below if this type of Love is evident in your life. How did you come to experience it? How does it bring balance to your life, in everyday living?
~TK, Vivaciously Designed
Do you remember Melanie Griffith in Working Woman?
How about Julia Roberts in Erin Brochovich?
Or Dolly Parton & Lilly Tomlin in 9 to 5?
The dream of making it to the top are childhood memories of mine, believing..one day I will have the "one idea" or the "great inspiration" for the next big...you know the dream.
I actually remember telling my parents in high school I there was no need to learn to keep house or to cook for large groups of people because when I graduated college with my PhD I would hire someone to do all of the cleaning and cooking for me. Funny how life works out! I graduated high school in 1990 and it took until 2007 to make it to college. I taught myself everything there is to know to make a safe living in the corporate world, and I worked at a dead-end job with corporate america until 2012...all the while dreaming about what if... In 2012, tired of always being a part of dream going no where, I cashed in my 401K to start my own business.
It is a year later, and honestly, the first year of business owning didn't turn out quite as I expected it to. I have a dream and have yet to accomplish what I set out to do a year ago. Lesson learned: be sure when starting a business to start with the dream rather than the "after" dream (definition of "after" dream is the dream(s) that comes after the dream you have always been dreaming...the after dream).
What is my dream? To write and earn a PhD in Psychology. The dream building in my head since I was a child is:
To offer affordable coaching to the economically challenged by way of personal & business development, balanced living skills, and a mental tool bag providing opportunity to learn how to persevere and overcome any given circumstance in life.
I am finally at peace with life. The thumb in my back has disappeared. The idea of receiving a PhD keeps me moving in forward in school and now I have actually started writing someplace public. I woke up this morning believing I am living the dream...the beginning of the dream. It only took me 41 years to get here, and 22 years after graduating high school. This just goes to show it is never to late to head in the direction of your dreams.
So, as the saying from my favorite movie goes, "What's your dream?" (Pretty Woman)
~TK, Vivaciously Designed
Starting this website was the easy part. Putting together this website is the commitment.
I thought hard on the title and finally settled on who I am...Vivaciously Designed.
I then needed to decide how I am going to express vivaciously designed to my readers without sounding like a XXX website.
I knew I would be writing on my thoughts. But what kind of thoughts?
How can I get through to my reader, YOU, with the hope my words will give you the desire to follow your dreams?
Ideas. Inspirations. Reflections.
What can you expect to find on this page?
The purpose of my writing is not to teach you something you haven't heard or learned, rather to expand beliefs, thoughts, theories, and opinions. To explore how to create the balanced life we all are searching for.
Some of what you will read here on my website are old ideas with my twist to their meaning in life. I will use my personal experiences on how to take a concept and create an experience worth living...or not.
You will also read about my personal spiritual reflections. I am a follower of Jesus Christ and am blessed to see principles taught in scripture used in other spiritual guiding principles being taught. The goal of my spiritual reflections are to teach Biblical principles and how they are applicable to keeping a balanced life in the world we live in.
All ideas, inspirations, and reflections are my personal, original thoughts backed by my personal guarantee:
I am available as a personal coach affordable to anyone and everyone. If you read something you would like further consulting on, contact me and together we will see you through the process of finding your personal design. Stay tuned for a website only special to be introduced by the end of the week.
In the mean time, keep dreaming! You have to start somewhere!
Today I woke up so excited to share an idea here on my new website. It is the idea of creating something out of nothing.
A thought is a thought. An idea is an idea. At least that is what they are until we put the thought or idea into action. Many times so many of us are waiting until everything is perfectly in place until we move within the thought or the idea.
What if there is never a perfect time to move?
I am the first one to admit I spent most of my life doing what has previously been called "half-measures". Always starting something, thinking of doing something, working to accomplish something yet most always doing it for a little while...waiting for a result...only to find within a short amount of time I quit.
This website is a perfect example.
When I went to build a website about two weeks ago, I ran across Weebly.com. It is a free website creator. I went to set up a new account only to find out I already had one. I don't remember creating it! It turns out I set up the vivaciouslydesigned.weebely.com account in 2010 and never did anything with it. I had a thought. I had an idea. I just never accomplished moving within the thought or idea...until now.
Creating something out of nothing is allowing oneself understanding there is no perfect time to move, to take action. Instead perfection comes in the doing. There are failures and there are successes in the moving. Even failures are considered a success because each time one falls down they learn what NOT to do.
I have spent a lifetime dreaming about making a difference in the world. How I have pictured it is grandiose...a huge impact. I have decided it doesn't matter how big the impact, rather that I am just doing something to make a difference. Hence, the website...two years later. The impact I make is to just be to the world a reflection of what I want the world to be. Creating something out of nothing means to stop waiting for a perfect time, a perfect place. or a perfect reason. Just start moving toward the desired result.
I used to believe I needed to pay for a website name in order to have a credible website, to be a credible life coach, to make an impact upon the world around me...even if it is just one person at a time.
Today I woke up excited to have a place to share my heart, my ideas, and my reflections. I created something out of nothing...and the cool part is...it didn't cost me a thing except my desire to move!
The last time I reflected on this title, I wrote a poem that forever changed my life. It was November 2002. I was a drug addict and really trying to get my life in order. This poem came to me and I wrote it. I have sense misplaced my only copy, yet have never forgotten the impact it had on my life.
Today, at another crossroads in life I hear the same words: Today is the first day of the rest of your life! What are you willing to do to change?
I have spent a lifetime dreaming of writing. In fact, I have written in secret, in my head, in my journal, and on napkins all the while imagining of becoming a renowned writer everyone fell in love with. Well, guess what? Unless I share my writing how in the world would I expect to become a renowned writer?
Today I change the rest of my life. Today I share my writing with you.
Vivaciously Designed is a place to share my writing with you. My thoughts. My ideas. My reflections. My heart.
Each one of us are uniquely designed, most of us keep our design to ourselves. We come up with so many excuses and why not's we never reach our full potential.
My personal why not is "there are so many other people writing about the same thing I will write about so why will they want to hear what I have to say."
It is time to turn the why not! into WHY NOT? Because I enjoy it. Because it gives me a chance to get it all out. Maybe somewhere along the line I just might happen to touch your heart.
Today is the first day of the rest of YOUR life. What is it you are willing to do to change?
P.S. If I run across my poem, you all will be the first one's I share it with!