Monday, August 31, 2015

Colliding WIth Destiny

Colliding With Destiny

“Life really is generous to those who pursue their destiny.”

                                                                                                                          ~~Paulo Coelho


            When you walk with purpose you collide with destiny. The problem is, we don’t know when that destiny moment may be. We are too quick, too impatient, and too fearful about the stuff that doesn’t matter. So much so, that we can’t be available to those moments that do.

            The brilliant psychologist, Naim Akbar, PhD. said that we must ask ourselves on a daily basis, “Why, me, here now?”

            This simple question, once posed is an invitation for the Universe to open itself to you, revealing the desires, opportunities and truth that lie in the everyday mystery/miracles.

Destiny is never one-sided. It is not only for you. While purpose is about your individual call to God;  destiny is a response to you and the collective.

            If a something is just for you, it’s something you took, earned, or found. A blessing must multiply more than once. It will affect your immediate community and then the world.

The question of, “Why, me here now,” requires that you not just ask, but that you act. You must look for ways to apply the purpose of your life to the needs of others and when you do, a sea of possibility opens up.

I seek my purpose, I walk with purpose, I collide with Destiny. Amen
Coming soon, Walking With Purpose, Colliding With Destiny
Bertice Berry, PhD.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New Self/Old Self

My New Self is My Old Self

We all have our insecurities. For years, I dealt with the insecurity concerning my looks. I thought I was all of the things I had been told as a child; fat, ugly and too black. (Too black for what; I finally asked myself.)

Late one night; unable to sleep, I turned on my television to the PBS channel. I saw a beautiful woman on a program I had never seen. I thought to myself; “I’d love to look like that. She’s the perfect size and has beautiful skin and her smile is amazing.”

I’m tearing up as I write this, because as crazy as it may be, I looked more closely and could see that the beautiful woman was me. I had tapped a series for PBS that helped teach English as a second language. I’d never seen the series, so when I did, I could not even recognize the beautiful women on the other side of the screen.

That night, I cried and cried. I had been holding an image of myself that was not accurate. It was based on the lies I’d been told by folks who had been told the same lies about themselves.

That night, I grew up and away from the childhood insecurity.

·         What lie have you believed about yourself?

·         What are you holding inside of you that affects the way you feel and act?

The only way to address and insecurity is to go inside. Too often, we seek to fill our void with the love of another broken soul, the good feeling of drugs, food or alcohol. We even try to mask our doubts with busywork that centers on anything but the thing that we need to face.

We spend more time and money on the security of our house than we do for the insecurities of the self.

Today, look at yourself and then go inside.
Look deeply at the old feelings of self-worth and face them with the truth; that you are beautiful, powerful and wonderful as you are and you always have been.
Be You, Be Well, Be Strong
Bertice Berry, PhD.

Monday, August 10, 2015

At The End of the Day

At The End of the Day

I marvel at time and how it seems to move differently for all of us. For some, there’s never enough, while for others the day just drags on.

Everyone gets the same twenty-four hours. If we had even one more hour some of us would use it to work ourselves to death.

How you see time is totally up to you, but how you use it effects everyone around you.

So here are some questions I’d like you to ask yourself as you go through the day:

Is this really the best use of my time?

Am I seeing this task to completion?

Am I tired from doing nothing or am I tired because I am using my energy to the fullest?

Who can use a few minutes of my time?

Who am I giving the most of my time to?

Do they return the favor of time?

Is time real? If not what is?

I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. I’ve been taking the time to heal.

I’m back.

Be you, be well, be healed.

Bertice Berry, PhD.