Halloween is fast approaching us in a few days and with it comes great classic Halloween movies that I love to indulge myself in. One movie that’s become somewhat of a liking of mine is “The Nightmare Before Christmas” because of the movie’s ability to blend Christmas and Halloween into one spectacular tale.
Jack Skeleton is the king of Halloween and he lives in Halloween Town. The town its filled with monsters and a lot of spooky stuff, which I might add frightened my five year old for awhile, but she soon realized that they were all just really silly characters. Jack is tired of doing the same thing over and over again every year and he craves for something new. One day he stumbles upon many doors that leads to different holidays. Of course he opens the door to Christmas and as soon as he discovered what it was, he was enthralled and wanted to know everything there is to know about it. He is convinced that it is unfair that his town doesn’t get to celebrate Christmas, so he sets out to become the new Santa Claus.
If you have watched the movie, then you would know Jack ruins Christmas and scares the living shit out of all the kids. Even the military are called upon to stop him by shooting him down because everyone knows he is an imposter and not the real Santa Claus. Jack survives but he becomes extremely upset about his fate, however he soon realizes his new appreciation for Halloween.
With his experience with Christmas, Jack’s love for Halloween has been reignited and ends up saving Christmas by saving Santa Claus from Oogie Boogie, a boogeyman. Santa Claus fixes everything and treats Jack and his friends to some wintery snow.
This movie reminds us that what we have is something to appreciate. We may always wonder about the other side of the grass or we think about what others have and are filled with envy. That feeling of envy is often misguided and we take what we have for granted. What we think we want is actually what we already have but at times we become so enthralled in what we don’t have. We lose sight of ourselves and we begin to want what others may have. We begin to mistreat the people in our lives and the things we have acquired for so long. We look at them with disdain and our eyes begin to glitter when we see something new. But what we really need is to appreciate what we do have.
What we have is our past manifestations and our past feelings of the life we envisioned for ourselves. What we have, identifies our strengths as individual human beings. What we have, is what separates us and what makes us different and that is something we need to appreciate about ourselves. I am not writing about material goods, but a sense of appreciation for all you have been through and the path you have.
Your journey has brought you here at this present moment and out has made you the person that you are currently. That is something to be so proud of and it is something that you should cherish forever. Love the journey that brought you here, with it the people and the experiences you have encountered. Your life is truly magical and you do not need to live anyone else’s life to know that. – Peace and Love.
Alright booboo, we really can’t go around in circles talking about what happened to you. Every time you sit with a new face, you can’t rehash the same sob story over and over again. You’re just reliving the drama, reliving that feeling of anger, jealousy, hatred, sadness., etc. Every time you speak about it, your feelings change and they shift and then you’re creating a different reality of what has happened. But guess what, you keep living it by talking about it and the feelings keep on recycling. If you continue this, you will not only keep reliving your past, but you’ll be creating your future of the same old same old. Learn to let go, day by day, minute by minute, second by second. Eventually you’ll have moved on and finally be able to create a life worth living. You got this!
As we journey through life, we encounter many circumstances and people who influence us, for either the good or the bad. We take in conversations and interactions we have had to gain a better insight into how people are and how we are as human beings. We cultivate our mindset into what we perceive based on these interactions and we begin to form opinions and ideas about things and people that may or may not be true.
We also begin to form opinions about ourselves based on how people treat us. We form misconstrued ideas about ourselves and then we beat each other up about things and then tear our own selves down. We do this because we tend to take so many, if not all things personally.
When someone is late, we assume it’s because they do not want to take the time to get ready early to see us. But it may just be they are running late or something happened or the fact that they are the type of person who is always running late. We begin to feel bad about ourselves and question our worthiness due to the fact someone is late. We question if we are not deserving of someone’s time. Do not take it personally. What they do is their business and what you do and how you respond to it is yours.
Someone who might not even know you called you “ugly”, you may gasp with dismay and then begin to look at yourself through their lens. You begin to feel that your eyes aren’t big enough, your mouth is too small or your nose is too big, based on that one statement from a stranger. You lose yourself in these words that you should not even be attached to but you can’t help it because there are times where you do believe it. Do not take it personally. This person doesn’t even know you; how can they even comment? And, even if they did know you, why does their opinion matter anyway? There must be something that they be going through that they may feel the need to attack you verbally. Don’t take it personally. Let things go and smile.
Maybe someone stopped talking to you. Whatever the reason is, don’t take it personally. You never know if it’s about something out of your control or maybe it’s about you. But don’t worry about it because you can’t assume unless you ask and they tell you the reason. Do not take it personally. People have their issues about things and there are events in their lives that they need to worry about. You do not need to overthink why something happened or didn’t happen. Life goes on and while it goes on you can just worry about you and your energy.
When a situation occurs or the people in your life act in a certain way, do not take it personally. Once you learn to let go of the ideas or thought you have about why or why not, you free yourself of the emotional baggage you’ve been carrying. Learn to release that energy and realize that you are in control of what you do and how you respond to the events that are happening in your life and in your life only. Focus on that and try to be the best version of yourself that you can be. You will learn to live a much more harmonious life. – Peace and Love
Ohh competition is killer, killer of your spirit and will power. You get to the point, where you feel if you’re not winning or “on top of your game”, like quitting. But let me tell you this booboo, not everything is a competition and not everyone has to be “the best”. Sure, there are some games in life where there is only one winner. But you do not need to play that game with other aspects of your life. There is enough to go around for everyone.
Instead of trying to knock others down because we feel inferior, we should all cheer everyone else on their own unique journey. While we cheer them on, the interactions with them, will help enhance our own lives. We are getting much more of the same. If we try to hurt others, spread gossip and destroy others’ life purpose, guess what? We get that back in return too.
Remember, the Universe is infinite and that means all of our desires are achievable and attainable. We can have it all and so can others. Allow compassion and commitment for your passion and for others be your main goal. If you allow all the goodness to flow through you by being giving, you’ll receive everything that you have ever wanted to create for yourself. You got this!