Mamba Mentality

So amazing. This is a message from Kobe Bryant to Gordon Hayward, who suffered a very, very nasty ankle injury last night during the Celtics’ NBA Season Opener vs. the Cavs. Hope this inspires some of you who need some motivation or are going through some challenging times right now. Stay resilient.

Source: Yahoo Sports

A message from Kobe to Gordon:

Be sad. Be mad. Be frustrated. Scream. Cry. Sulk. When you wake up you will think it was just a nightmare only to realize it’s all too real. You will be angry and wish for the day back, the game back THAT play back. But reality gives nothing back and nor should you. Time to move on and focus on doing everything in your power to prepare for surgery, ask all the questions to be sure you understand fully the procedure so that you may visualize it in your subconscious while being operated on and better the chance of it’s success. Then focus on the recovery process day by day by day. It’s a long journey but if you focus on the mini milestones along the way you will find beauty in the struggle of doing simple things that prior to this injury were taken for granted. This will also mean that when you return you will have a new perspective. You will be so appreciative of being able to stand, walk, run that you will train harder than you ever have. You see the belief within you grow with each mini milestone and you will come back a better player for it. Best of luck to you on this journey my brother #mambamentality always.

This is really a message for all of us. Our life circumstances is bound to get tough sometimes. Ride through it. Don’t diminish the shock or the pain or the experience. Hang in there. You will be better and stronger (sometimes in some TBD way) because of it.

#mambamentality

How Do I: Common Questions to Becoming a Better Human

How do I…

  • practice self-care
  • release anger
  • heal myself
  • forgive myself
  • forgive others
  • stop judgment
  • attain peace
  • be in alignment
  • serve others
  • better relate with others
  • inch closer to an enlightened state

The answer doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s actually quite simple: Just Love.

The question I believe many of us are asking isn’t actually “how do I do or accomplish (any of the things above)?” If we were to dig deeper, it’s actually “how do I better Love?”

Now this is where it gets interesting because everyone has ‘different’ interpretations of Love. I would argue that a large number of us aren’t even sure what Love is or what it looks like in practice. I don’t blame us. Society is clueless about love. Look at mainstream music, for instance. Love isn’t attachment, it’s not a feeling, it’s definitely not infatuation or codependency.

It’s a function of connection and knowing. It’s already deeply inside us, because we are it.

Love is the Jesus state, or the Buddha state. And that, my friends, is what it means to live… wisely.

My priorities lately

  • Seeking truth
  • Clarifying purpose
  • Aligning inner and outer world
  • Navigating through human world
  • Unlearning
  • Doing my best to choose Love over Fear

I’m totally getting my butt kicked. Even though I have some days where I question the path I’ve chosen to be on, there’s no place I’d rather be than where I currently am.

If you’re on your own spiritual journey, remember to keep on going when things get confusing, tricky or tough. Remember that you’re never, ever alone.

It’s not a zero-sum game

Seeing others win – and achieve their own personal milestones – should inspire us, not make us feel inadequate in any way.

My reaction to the Charlottesville rally

I’ve been pretty down since the violent and deadly white supremacy rally in Charlottesville.

However, I’ve been thinking back to the hundreds of random people I met around the country back in summer of 2015.

I’ve been thinking back to how scared I was to roam through unfamiliar cities and towns as a lone young Asian American woman.

There were many times where I had to sit with my fears of being preyed upon because of the media reports, stereotypes, warnings and rumors that influenced my worldview.

And then I remembered all the times I felt love and felt loved. People were so friendly. They were curious and open-minded. They wanted to share what was inside their hearts. All I had to do was take the initiative and genuinely say hello. And that was what I did.

So today, I am reminded that there is soooo much more that is right with America than what is wrong with America. And if you’re able to read this, you ARE what is right with our country. Remember that.

Please do not hold back. Please do not become discouraged. Please do not think that your voice, your social media posts, your phone calls, your small donations, etc. do not matter. Because they do.

So long as we are not indifferent, complacent or in denial of the full extent of the situation at hand, we will get through these dark times together and come out better and stronger.

Why? Because we are light. We are Love. We are a part of this mighty Universe, connected to a higher power. Fear cannot defeat Love, come on now.

I believe in us!!!!!

A Symbolic Dollar – It’s not about the money (DUH)

Taylor Swift. Bravo. 👏👏👏👏👏

Ladies, please do not be afraid to stand up for yourself when men believe they are entitled to violate you or unlawfully push your boundaries in any way, especially in a professional setting.

It’s much easier said than done, I know, but your future self will thank you so much for it.

 

REMEMBER

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”-MLK JR

Observation

Purpose-driven people live & think differently than everyone else.