It’s so important that we guard our hearts. Things like forgiveness, bitterness, jealousy, fear & strife are all tough to deal with, but they are all crucial issues of the heart. We have to do the hard work of fighting through these in secret so that in public, when you see that person who hurt you or your hear that certain name come up, you can be genuine & smile & really love people without cringing with the reminder of the pain they caused you. We have to keep fighting for ourselves to be clean in the heart because no one can do it for us!
Freedom from hurt is WORTH the hard work of forgiveness! In this episode, Chelsea takes another chapter out of her own life experience & talks about how she’s learned the importance of us doing whatever it takes to keep our hearts right so we don’t act WEIRD! When encounters with different people or things trigger hurt, it’s important to take the time to get to the root of the pain. When we do, it’s actually possible to have a heart free from bitterness, strife, or hurt!
Here are some tips on how to forgive that are covered in this episode:
- Let’s be committed to consistently work through our issues
- Be honest with ourselves: if someone walks in the room & we cringe, we probably have some residual pain & therefore forgiveness issues to work through
- As much as it’s up to us, work to resolve the situation with someone
- It’s hard if the other person doesn’t want to talk about it. But even if we can’t work through it with the other person, we can still do the internal heart work to forgive & move on
- There is more to the story so remember the person who wronged us may also feel we did something weird
- We all have odd behaviors! So let’s work to cover people’s crazy with love
We were all created with equal worth. It’s up to us to recognize & place that value on each other. Everyone needs basic human value, honor, decency & dignity. Let’s get in the habit of treating everyone with love & respect.
So much fear can start to surround things the longer we avoid them. It’s like we get in a trap where we can’t break free but then once we face off with it we see it’s completely irrational! The relief that comes from completing tasks we are avoiding is unmatched. Dismantling these blockages brings true relief that leads to real progress! We are worth more than letting avoidance constantly steal our joy. Give yourself the gift of a breakthrough and face off with your fears!
What actually determines our mood? Genetics? Circumstances? Food? Conflict resolution skills? This week we talk about the combination of all of the above & how we can work to improve how we feel. So many components are factored in to the filter we see the world through. Let’s start to dive under the surface to have better days & ultimately a more positive life.
Every successful athlete has a coach. Most business minds feast on constant tips & tricks on how to improve. How much more should we surround ourselves with help for our LIVES!
Fear is something I’ve had to face off with my whole life, but I believe navigating our fear is what has the potential to bring true success. All of us deal with it to some degree, & I am happy to talk about my process of facing off with the inner battle & entering into the things we are designed to do! Those deeper assignments are worth getting to the bottom of FEAR!
Whatever is going on, wherever you’re at, whatever the dynamics are around you, there’s a reason for the season you’re in. Our lives aren’t about always trying to get to another place or to have someone else’s life, it’s about learning to be content with where we are! Every stage has great things as well as hardships, so learning to relax & have fun where we are truly leads to a satisfaction that is unshakable.
One thing I’ve been observing lately is my autopilot. When I am fighting for myself & at my worst what are the weird behaviors that I fall into? The stuff that is deep down at the base of who I am. A lot of that comes from a mindset I picked up or a belief I decided to agree with along the way. Now I’m focusing on truly examining what I believe about myself & the world around me so when I’m at my worst I’m still operating from a good place.
I’ve learned to stop & identify the motives behind my choices. Why am I posting this, saying that, wearing this, giving that, etc. Truly searching for the heart has helped me gauge my decisions. I’ve also learned to build boundaries & not try to be the hero in every situation. Instead I work to be led by that gut instinct where I’m doing the right things based on the right intentions. Saying NO to the wrong things is saying yes to the right things! Now I’ve learned to pull back & focus on the things I’m SUPPOSED to do.