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Self-Concept Thursday!

By January 27th, 20213 Comments

Self-Concept Thursday!

Life’s Lessons
by Leandra of

I’ve been listening to myself lately — honoring my own wisdom, listening to its whispers, feeling its tugs and trying to heed its advice. This is what I’m learning…

  • On music: It’s amazing. It’s awesome. It’s super powerful. It’s healing… It’s distracting. Sometimes. When I disconnect and listen to vocal-less music, I’m connected to myself and insights on life. It relaxes me and makes life a bit more otherworldly. Ambrose Akinmusire’s When the Heart Emerges Glistening and Robert Glasper’s Double Booked are soothing my spirit right now.
  • On desire: We’re not supposed to have everything we think we want. Or when we want it.
  • On life: Talents are our gifts — to us and to others. Burying them only shortchanges us and minimizes our contribution. Follow your bliss.
  • Practice love. Be loving. Don’t let pain, and subsequent anger, blind you to your love. You love because you are love and expressing it is the highest joy. So express it. Live it. Be love in motion.
Have you been listening to yourself? What have you learned?


  • leandra says:

    Yirssi & Coco Dreamee, it's hard! I will definitely sound like a brat. "You mean…no?" (insert confused face here) haha! But it's important to remember that sometimes not getting what we want is a blessing. I'm learning that, as difficult as it is to accept and embrace.

  • Coco Dreamee says:

    Yirssi, I too am really struggling with and working on telling myself no. It's definitely an everyday battle.
    This post was so incredibley timely, it hit home, re centered me and reminded me of who I am. Thanks Nikki

  • Yirssi says:

    I love this post. Very honest, and very on point I believe.

    As a thought, you should check out some of Miri Ben Ari's music. Some of it speaks to my soul as well.

    And when it comes to the point of desire I'm trying to learn that as well. I will sound like a brat, but it's very hard for me to not want it when I want it just because I want it. That's not life though, and I'm learning that.

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