First of all, this post is for those who Choose to Be Awesome. It’s not intended to put anyone down, because first of all, we all have access to our own Inner Awesomeness. The information is pretty much freely available on this site and a thousand others in a million different ways. It is free. The guidance is there and the power is in there for you too!
Secondly, we’re going to be dealing with some harsh truths today: The fact that we’re responsible for the lives we lead and even when something is 99% someone else’s fault, it’s your responsibility to take 100% of your 1%.
Finally, there is a difference between whining and expressing discontent. One is draining, consistent, and obnoxious and the other is a form of healthy human articulation of an undesirable situation. I liken expressing discontent to saying “ouch” when you get a cut and whining to calling all of your friends, posting on Facebook, and taking your partner hostage as you are baffled why your cut got infected because you failed to….put a bandaid and Neosporin on the same sized cut.
I listen compassionately when my great friends are going through difficulties and I am on the opposite side of the spectrum where I have had to learn to express my own difficulties.
However, I am extremely pro-active. If there’s a part of my life that I can or even think that I could change for the better, I’m right on it. A week or so ago I was uselessly worrying about something. So what did I do? I wrote complied and published “Ammanuel on Words“.
There’s no time to worry about things that are outside of my control when I’m working a 30 hour weekend getting my first (Awesome!) book of poetry out on the internet. And go figure, people like it! This is what I decide to do rather than worry and whine.
I intuitively knew for a couple of weeks that I had to make a blog, but when I was approached by the beautiful (and turns out, Soul Sibling)Heather Waxman and she told me to make a blog, I didn’t hesitate. I just decided to make blogs every day. And thus, AmmanuelSantaAnna.com.
These are all examples of being pro-active and they are just part of being a Divinely Awesome person.
But you don’t even have to start with projects. If there’s something about you that you’d like to change about yourself or your life, you can pray about it! And for all the Awesome Agnostics & Atheists reading this, affirmations work just as well! I use both, but I have a pretty broad definition of what spirituality and empowerment mean to me.
So we have choices to make. There are ways that we can change our life, take control of our existence and with dutiful practice, they work. be it on the realm of thought, spirit or taking action. I prefer all three. Why?
Mostly because Being Awesome is (by definition) Awesome and it keeps me from my greatest fear: Being the Whiner. Whining is a contagious ailment of the soul. You’ll know that you’ve been infected because you’ll take a break from your winning regiment and start doing it yourself.
The cure for this disease? A prompt quarantine (ie walking away, changing the subject or accepting that you are being subject to whining) of the source of the disease and, in the words of Abraham from Esther Hicks (in their apt email this morning) “bless them all, and get on with the only thing you have any power about, which is [being awesome]”
Good luck and have a great day!
– Ammanuel Ravi Desta Santa Anna