|Fri, March 4, 2016 at 10:15 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
I have seen these rules online and also on social media sites some time ago, but it has rested in my spirit since I first saw it:
1. Make Peace with Your Past so it does not spoil your present. Your past does not define your future - you actions and beliefs do.2. What others think of you is none of your business. It is how much you value yourself and how important you think you are.
3. Time heals almost everything give time, time. Pain will be less hurting. Scars make us who we are, they explain our life and who we are, they challenge us and force us to be strong.4. No one is the reason for your own happiness, except you yourself. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside.5. Don't compare your life with others' you have no idea what their journey is about. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we would grab ours back as fast as we could.6. Stop thinking too much it's all right not to know all the answers. Sometimes there is no answer, not going to be any answer, never has been an answer. That's the answer! Just accept it, move on. Next!7. Smile you don't own all the problems in the world. A smile can brighten the darkest day and make life more beautiful. It is a potential curve to turn a life around and set everything straight.
Written by Stephen Covey http://positiveoutlooksblog.com/2014/10/05/seven-cardinal-rules/
|Thurs, March 3, 2016 at 1:48 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
It takes an indomitable spirit to conquer abuse, abandonment, incarceration, homelessness, and depression. It takes a bold person to unabashedly communicate those experiences to the world. Ken Brown is just that- resilliant, bold, and a manifestation of the American Dream. His story is one of tragedy, triumph, insurmountable struggle, and imeasurable success. Ken Brown is a remarkably bold man who has overcome unimaginable adversity. The pain from his past has become the platform for his present success. Ken is a world renown, impassioned, award winning speaker. He empowers audiences across the globe with electrifying and emotional speeches that affirm the greatness within us all. To appreciate his purpose, you must first understand his past. Ken Brown was born on the back seat of a cab, then abandoned by his birth mother. Ken was adopted into an abusive family, and was was bulied at school by the students and teachers. One teacher even called Ken "stupid" after he failed the 5th grade and again in the 6th grade. Anxiety and depression led Ken to begin cutting himself as a teenager. After Ken was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in his early 20''s, his life spiraled out of control. He had been in and out of jail, homeless, sleeping in abandoned buildings and on park benches. "I felt emotionally and mentally defeated. I started thinking about killing myself again. I was at rock bottom" At the age of 25 Ken Brown had a nervous breakdown. Ken was hospitalized where he recieved treatment and began the road to recovery. "It took me hitting rock bottom to realize that I was the only person with the strength to lift myself up." With therapy and medication, Ken learned to manage his mental and emotional health. While in the hospital, Ken had time to reflect on his life and surmised "I''ve been through so much and I''m still standing. There''s a purpose in that pain."