State-of-mind

Enjoy the present moment. 

Leave the past behind. 

The future isn’t here yet…

It’s all a state-of-mind. 

Slowly, but surely, transforming…

That’s what I am choosing to believe. 

I am able to give Grace,

Because I’ve been shown it. 

I thank God for that.

I haven’t been the person God intended.

I’ve been anxious,

Controlling,

Doubtful,

Faithless,

Ungrateful…

A monster. 

But it’s not over,

The page is turning…

The leaves are changing colors.

The dead is starting to breathe, once again. 

Revived by God’s spirit,

Into something strong,

Steady,

And free. 

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Advice 

Take yourself a little more seriously. 
Believe in the words that escape your mouth,

The ones that are spoken within you that often times leak out,

Believe in the spontaneous moments that are starving for your attention,

Believe in the beauty of nature, and how it is so mind-blowingly intricate that there must be a grand Creator.

Follow the beat of your heart that is good, by knowing it’s goodness derived from a sacred place. 

Know deep down that there is a bigger purpose and that your pre-destined role is needed. 

Apply the advice you humbly give. 

It was meant for you, before you gave it. 

Exploration of Trust 

Trust.

Why is it so scary?

Why does it make my shoulders cringe?

All I really want is to be open,

Embraced,

And exposed.

But trust…

It’s hard.

I’m fearful.

But I want to let go.

Why can’t I? 

What’s stopping me?

Why are people so deceitful that even the good ones get ruined by our own illusions?

Why illusions at all?

Possibly from hurt?

Possibly from failure?

Or not measuring up?

Why even ask these questions, when they’re followed by more painful questions in the form of answers?

I’ll stop there.

Love Letter 1

Dear love,

Thank you for wanting nothing but happiness to live in my spirit.

Genuineness is hard to come by. 

Thank you for putting yourself always before me. Teaching me. Guiding me. Protecting me. Always wanting the best for me. 

Selflessness is something rare, and is of purest intention. I’m thankful that you give it off and teach me more about it daily. 

Thank you for your patience, though sometimes I don’t acknowledge it. We both know how stubborn and hard-headed I can be, but you still wait. You still love. You still pursue. 

Your love has no limits, and I’ll always be grateful for that. Or at least I’ll try to remember to be…

When things get challenging, it’s hard to stay focused. It’s hard to remember that your there, near, and able to love me through it. But you are witty like that. You put people, and places, and memories right back in my train of thought or days, at the most perfect times, to get me back on track. To remember the purpose. To help me see things differently. 

This life is not even life without you… 

I just want you to know that.

I’ll always want you right here by my side, even when it doesn’t seem like it. 

I love you, and I want to learn how to love you more each day. 

With all my heart,

Lauren ♡

Letting go…

There comes a time in life when you learn it’s time to let go.

Let go of that bad habit.
Let go of that person.
Let go of the dream that just can’t fall into place.
Let go of regrets.
Let go of your ego.

“Beverly Hills” is about just that.
Calling  quits on the one thing that kept holding me down, tearing me apart, making me hurt, making me angry, leaving me broken.

It’s not that I gave up or didn’t care.
It’s just that I learned to care more about myself than the thing that was hardening my heart.
It made all the difference…..

Letting go can be a start of true happiness and freedom. Encouraging you all to let go of the things that hold you back from who you are meant to be.

♡ Lauren