When Will You Allow Yourself to Be Found?


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When will you allow yourself to be found? Your masks and facades are drowning you.How long will you permit the things that suppress your glow to continue darkening your light? How long will you allow others to define you? When will you be brave enough to peel away the layers and the masks that hide your inner beauty? When will you be bold enough to confront and heal from the pain that is eating you alive?

  • For how long will anger, depression and bitterness ensnare and keep you down?
  • For how long will you continue to be lost and in despair?
  • For how long will you be going everywhere, yet nowhere?
  • For how long will you be doing everything, but doing nothing?

There is a lamp and a light that will guide your path to finding the True You and the path that you should walk. There is a way for your steps to be guided so that your heart, soul, mind and spirit will become unburdened.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -Psalm 119:105 (KJV)

It is true that your soul can be restored; your joy can be renewed, and that rivers of life can flow in and through you. It is true that you can be uplifted and set free.

Only you can decide what it is you want, where it is you want to go, and who it is you want to become.

My question to you is where have you led you to? What have you filled you with? And how is that working for you? Try allowing you to be found. Then you will experience true joy, true beauty, true grace, and true wealth, in the deepest sense of the word.

When will you allow your true you to be found? Are you not worth it? It is not that you will not experience challenges when you do; it is that you will conquer them with deeper truth and deeper power, when you know who your you truly is.

When you find your youyou will find purpose, and when you find purpose, you will find your you.

Your you is beyond worth finding. Allow your you to be found.


A Priceless Mindset

She showed me what real change is, and it was not money, it was something more, it was priceless. It was a renewed state of mind that gave me good character and a healthy way of thinking and processing my thoughts and behavior. It gave me sheer joy and peace because it helped treat myself and others better.

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My mother not only taught me in words, but also in deeds. There were times when she did not take my side on certain painful issues or when I thought she was too strict but now I cannot thank her enough for how she raised me and for being who she is and setting an example while I was growing up. I have sustained many challenges because of her upbringing and teachings, her outlook on life and how to walk with diverse people of different personality types. She would handle everyone individually and uniquely depending on their personality type, but always with respect. It was not a cookie cutter approach. Looking back now, I realize that as diverse as the individuals were, and as differently as she walked with them depending on who they were, two things remained consistent: she did not change her character to suit someone else because they were uncomfortable with her, and her level of patience with each person and her tenacity to love them would not be eroded by conflicting personalities. I cannot for a single moment recall her ever taking her personal challenges or pain out on other people. Instead I constantly observed her acts of kindness, patience and service towards other people, and listened to her give reasons as to why people are the way they are, affirming we should always endeavor to have a good heart and treat people decently. As a youth (and even as an adult) when I was frustrated or angry with someone, she would always remind me to think about the human factor and not take the person too seriously, because who knows what their problems are and what troubles and torments them within ? Who knows what damage and demons they carry? ~ The Reminder: Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence

She does not have billions in her bank account but she is free of anger, hatred and bitterness. She is rich.

When I was younger her approach did not make sense to me. When I complained about the way someone treated me, she would brush it off and tell me not to feed into it or pay it any mind, when what I really wanted to do was confront the individual. Sometimes it hurt to apply her approach; it felt like I was letting people take advantage of me. But every time I applied it, I became a stronger and better person. Slowly, applying her approach made it easier to ignore what needed to be ignored, to be forgiving, to keep my heart free of any grudge, anger or hatred, and to just not feed into other people’s negativity. I worked on making greater efforts to be kind, peaceful and more understanding. When I realized that her approach added more to my life and it didn’t reduce me to a doormat or a bully, I fully embraced it. I realized that Mother had uncommon patience but was nobody’s doormat. She had the strength to not allow the blows others dealt to turn her into a mean, bitter, and depressed person. Even now after all these years, her constant advice is to cool it, take it easy, and avoid instant anger. Her theory is that it is not worth the long-term effects. Instead it is more essential to think things through before taking action and dealing with the person(s) I feel offended by. She does not use the exact term “take a deep breath,” but it is the same approach and advice. She does not have billions in her bank account but she is free of anger, hatred and bitterness. She is rich. ~ The Reminder: Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence

She raised me and changed my mindset, the type of change that money cannot buy, the type of change that will last me a life time, assisting not just me, but humanity.

Romans 12:2 New International Version (NIV)

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

What or who influences your mind, your heart, your soul, your spirit?






Pop Quiz! How Rich Are You?

Are you ready to learn how rich you really are?! 

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Guess what… I am NOT referring to money! I’m referring to your heart, your spirit, your soul, and your attitude. YES you CAN be supremely RICH in mind, soul, spirit and heart! Let’s take a quick quiz to find out where you stand…

Pop Quiz! (Answer honestly for best results.)

  1. Are you the type of colleague who is always seeking adoration?
    • How far are you willing to go to be adored and worshipped?
  2. Are you the type of colleague who needs validation?
    • How far are you willing to go to be validated?
  3. How many times a day, a week, a month, a year, do these have to occur for you to feel satisfied?
  4. Do you get your high on being the center of attention?
  5. Have you ever thought about how this need affects your colleagues?

Each answer you gave above reflects how rich you are in mind, heart, and soul. How do you feel?

Now take a minute and think: how would your ideal self answer each question? Would the answers change?

How healthy is your spirit? How full is your heart? How whole is your soul? Do you feel that you need a change of attitude? A refilling of your heart? A cleansing of your spirit?

No matter how you answered, know that you are okay. You CAN come to center and move forward with grace and purpose.

Breathe deeply. Channel positivity. Develop a mantra to get you through tough moments. Know that you are worthy in the eyes of God. The rest will follow.