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Good morning all!

The book I referenced a few days ago, (I actually typo’ed and wrote 100 days in instead of 100 pages in. I guess 100 days was on the brain!) is really interesting. There’s another section I want to share with you about conceptual learning vs experimental learning.

Again, this book is called “The Originals,” it references and highlights a lot of sociological and psychological trends, everything from how men see assertive women as ‘less loyal,’ to what often times determines the age in life when someone becomes ‘successful’ for their works.

Regarding conceptual learning, these artists (writers, painters, inventors) were often known to become successful in the younger part of their life, where as the experimental learners caught on much later. The conceptual learners did a lot of hard work and through trial and error found an incredibly powerful formula that works for them. However, what this study found was that those who discovered this formula early on were also often *bound* by it. It was said of EE Cummings (happens to be one of my favorite writers) “He found his artistic voice early on. His books were all brilliant, but they all felt the same.”

Experimental learning took much longer, as though it was sifting through the whole world, with the artist never stopping to chase their craft. These particular artists blossomed in their mid 40s, 50s and 60s (many famous artists we all know) and they never “arrived” at any exact style, but continued to grow and mold themselves.

I just love this idea, it really speaks to me because last year I was forced out of my conceptual mold. 2017 was tough! I was constantly being shaped and by the end, I learned how to enjoy it. I believe that 2017 was one of my tougher years, but I also believe it was one of my favorites bc from it I found what I consider to be the beginning of deep woman-hood. The essence of loving Self, knowing Self, walking into a room without trying bc I have my own glorious mental world.

I guess for me, the point I want to bring up is, while we might find a technique that really works in life, even that can hold us back at some point if we don’t continue to develop it. Change is constant, necessary for growth, inclusive of flavor, and yes, its often difficult and tests our faith. I like to think those experimental learners didn’t stop bc they didn’t doubt where they were headed, or were indifferent to it bc they were simply immersed in their passions.

Where are you/I using an outdated algorithm? One that worked in the past but can use continuous upgrades, updates and a fresh perspective? I guess just take a look at where your life is repeating, where you’re not invigorated and go from there. I’ll be taking that inventory today, as well.

Sending love to all! Thanks for being on the other side.

To check out the book I’ve been referencing, go here.
Jojo

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Good morning!! A new week begins, another chance at empowerment! Remember, all that we uncover is our karmatic experience of getting us closer to unconditional love.
As I stated yesterday I was going to plan out my dinner celebration for my 100th day. Plans: Instead of dinner I’m taking myself to a crepe lunch and a massage after. 🙂 This is a special treat for me! I’m excited. I will also buy myself some balloons cuz they’re my favorite! ❤

Todays Reflections: I’ve been so enjoying the process of things lately, finding myself more able to let go and also deeply reflecting on this word I keep getting about not building from brokenness, but from wholeness. Its so important that every project, friendship, relationship, and aspect in our lives is crafted from strength and wholeness instead of protection, compensation and so on, from brokenness. “Wholeness will never respect anything brokenness built.” — Pastor Toure

Where have you been building from fixing, making better, compensation? Where are you being BUSY instead of EMPOWERED? Being busy often gives us a false and temporary source of empowerment, it finds us distracted from whatever is really in our hearts that we’re not ready to face. And, while I don’t encourage sitting around for all too long analyzing past or future, we must be aware and conscious that busy-ness is not the same as working from the heart, and we want to deeply reflect *where* we’re moving from.

If you are trying to be successful, that is a wobbly road indeed.

Most people won’t offer that opinion right there, ^^ will they?

But, to me, life is not about being successful, rich or famous. Its about knowing your purpose and passionately pursuing it, letting it fill up your heart and have that overflow into your life decisions.

As I tell my students “Moving quickly will bring you greatness, moving slowly will bring you magic.”

Are you focused on success or purpose?

Today, I’m honoring the passions I have, I’m working my best to acknowledge my ‘shadows’ and I’m moving forward, with Self-Love, bc no matter where I’m at, I love myself first, and I don’t need success to have me love that Self. Today to honor my Self-love, I am going to look for my wholeness in each action, acknowledge it and develop it as much as I can in each moment. ❤

Thanks for being on the other side!
Jojo

Love is the reward for love.

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Good morning all! I’m up nice and early today, I fell asleep very early last night and when my eyes opened up so early this morning I decided hey, lets go for it!

First, almost as a side note, I’ve been eating so much healthier lately, yesterday was a cheat day. Wow, I can’t get over the mental difference I experienced. Is that an age thing in terms of how much it affects me? Or is it how much I *notice* it. It was so much more difficult to focus yesterday. I’ve been really enjoying eating healthier, the effects it has on me are powerful. My body is more flexible, tight, and I am more motivated. Yesterday was the pits! Ha.

Secondly, I’ve been really enjoying reading these quotes about self-love. I do feel that this experience has taught me more about Self-Love; discovering myself and doing more for myself. Although, at some point I think the emails got distracting and it felt like a series of emails instead of a series of Self-Love.

So, atleast for this last week of emails I will do something especially kind to myself each day. Today, to love myself, I will plan my celebration date for 100/100. Its on the 17th, my favorite #!

I hope you all are well out there, loving yourselves and and eating healthy and taking the time to nourish your soul. Here’s one quote I love today:

  1. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
    – Mark Twain

Thanks for being on the other side!

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Good morning everyone! I am inspired by this quote today:

„Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.”  Charles R. Swindoll

I FIRMLY believe that life is going to be a series of challenges that are what our higher power knows we need to achieve unconditional love. We will continue to manifest something until we can love and accept what has been. What, in your life, if anything, do you hate? Hate will never free you from it, and you’ll continue to bring it about until you can love it and let it go.

This includes our past and right now. I never thought I could re-write history until I did Landmark, and from re-arranging my view through incredible self-discovery, I learned how to look at my past in a whole new light.

If you want to sign up for a 3 day course that can transform every aspect of your life, look here: www.landmarkworldwide.org and SIGN UP. Best thing I ever did for myself.

Sending love to all, thanks for being on the other side!
Jojo

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Good morning!

Yesterday I re-posted a quote on IG about how there are people who are more successful than you, doing what you want to be doing, simply because they chose to believe in themselves.

The wording on that is impeccable. They “chose” to believe in themselves.

It’s not something we have to wait for, right? It entails my circular thoughts the other day regarding the chicken and egg, or the self-love as an action or feeling. One day, I’ve just gotta CHOSE to love self, and thats the answer. The beginning is simply our choice.
Jojo.

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Hey all! Good morning! Anyone else out there stuck with this bug??

I am reflective this morning of the following quote:

„No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” –Voltaire


There is a lot going on in the world today, most of it feels ‘over there’ for us. While our self-love is incredibly important, how important is it?

When you die you will meet God. Hebrews 9:27 This scripture has always meant more to me emphasizing the ‘you’ instead of the ‘die.’ When we, the ego, is removed, then we can experience God. Whether you believe in Jesus, a higher power that is in a glowing light, or just no God at all, either way, removing ego is at the forefront of growth. Thus, again, how important is our little world?

I’ve been swirling this around in my mind quite a bit lately. I have a passion for socio-economic prejudice and the impacts it has on education and impact on persona and a pre-determined and taught self-relationship with people in that society. And, I have things I have going on in my small world.

I continue to toggle about liking my haircut while there are others who are unsure of how to attain their next meal by no fault of their own, being born into poverty in this country. 

 
So, as I continue to self-love, my self-gaze dims, it expands, the self-righteousness of me needing to love my breasts disempowers, I move forward past my nose into society, where the whole world is living. In this I feel I am overflowing.

Sending love to all, thanks for being on the other side!
Jojo 

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Good afternoon all!

Today’s reflection is simple. How do I love myself? Not, why, but how. What are the actions?

Is self-love an action or a feeling? Or an action caused by feeling? Or a feeling caused by action(s)?

The answer is… yes. Its all of those things.

But which comes first? Obviously its a dance back and forth, but I guess theres no definite answer and it could be different for everyone.

Its important though for me to mention that the feeling of self-love holds no ground without action and vice versa. So, is self-love contained in both?

Or, is it perhaps that without cause there is no effect, without action there is no feeling. We could absolutely argue that the feeling could come first, but would it? Bc if you sat in a room alone doing nothing but sitting in a room alone would you find self-love? I think the answer is no, unless you’re meditating, and then we are back to action.

So, in the end I feel that the feeling of self-love is unattainable without the actions of self-love. And, ALTHOUGH at ANY moment we can decide to love ourselves, even to arrive at this point of power would take actions.

So, in order to love ourselves, we must LOVE ourselves (the action.)

So, today, how do I love myself? By honoring my needs, by sending this message, by eating home-made chili, by researching foods best for my health, by hugging and kissing my best friend, by staring at pics of my future french bulldog, by investing into my passions, by stretching, by drinking lots of water and taking vitamins, by smiling and embracing all that I am.

And that could not have come without self-love.

The beautiful cycle continues! ❤

Thanks for being on the other side, Happy Sunday!
jojo