So this journey begins with a "slap on my face". Many have called me a peaceful person, the guru in creating harmony or the most easy going when it comes to day to day activities. However, this comes at a perfect time just when I begin this blog named EmpowerPeace. (The name came to me in the middle of the night at around 2 or 3 AM...trying to avoid an Exorcism of Emily Rose moment)
Why a slap on my face? As I begin this journal to share humble teachings on life, empowerment, wisdom, motivation and many other thoughts of practice, I realize that my journey is an ongoing one of growing each day. I have yet a lot to conquer to be at the place of total harmony that I am looking to reach. It is harmony as a woman, mother, wife, friend and individual on this Earth.
These last two weeks, while I have been out of my comfort zone traveling with my husband and children, I have not been on my best behavior simply because I have not slept well, I have had to handle the three kids without a daily routine and I have not had my much needed quiet time.
It is during situations like this one that I have to be most aware that every thought in my mind is a creation in process. Every thought in my mind can be constructive or destructive. Every thought in my mind can create harmony or war. Moments like this is when I realize that the sole responsibility of my family's comfort and happiness depends on my self-control. This is when I must practice more than ever being in "healthy" state of being. It is very simple. After all the nice clothes, make-up, fancy shoes, beautiful house, fabulous trips and events, the emotional stability of my family depends on me. Yes, the emotional stability of our families depend on us WOMEN.
We don't have to be married or even be mothers to have such responsibilities. Just the fact of being born female is enough to grant us the title of leaders of love, peace and harmony. It is us that will create a good atmosphere in our homes and it is us and only us the ones that will make our world turn in the right direction. It is no-one else's responsibility to bring happiness to our lives.
I love my husband and three sons dearly and they truly complete me. Even though I will raise my boys the old fashion way teaching them about chivalry, love, responsibility, total respect to the opposite sex and knowing that we are all equal, I already feel for the women in their lives. They will have to come well-equipped with high self-esteem, solid careers/goals and great love for themselves. These are solid attributes that will help them live with great happiness and fulfillment. The rest of the experiences in their lives will come as a compliment and as a product of their creations based on their mind control and thought process.
After all, the slap on my face has been nothing more than a reminder that I could not be happier with what I have created in my life. Even though I have not slept well or have not had any quiet time in two weeks; it is all I have wanted. I wish I could stop time to savor the contrast of these moments because I know that in a couple of years it will just be a memory.
Have you been slapped on your face recently?