Life Isn’t a Contest

Keeping up with the Joneses has become a national pass time. Bigger, better, faster, more – we are a living in a consumeristic society. Materialism has taken hold and become a staple especially in the younger generations.

How much do you really need and why?

Basic needs come down to food and shelter. There are over half a million homeless in the United States alone in 2019. It seems like we need a reality check some times. If you have a job, a car, a home (rented or not), food to eat, and clothes to wear – Yes, you are blessed.

Beyond the basics

Once we have our basic needs covered, it is human nature to want more. We all want money to upgrade all of the basic necessities, to travel and enjoy life, to take care of our health and wellbeing. There is nothing wrong with working hard and enjoying the fruits of your labors. The American dream has long been a self sustaining abundant life.

More and more though it feels like many are not appreciative or grateful for everything they have. They run around comparing their lives to everyone else’s. When they don’t match up or exceed, sometimes they fall in to the trap of feeling not good enough, which leads to depression. To judge based on outside appearances only gives a false reading.

“The true measure of a man is how much he would be worth if he lost everything.”

We have some how propagated the idea that the one who accumulates the most and dies with the most toys wins. Im not knocking money, having money, or being rich. I am fully in favor of all three. What I am knocking is the idea that more money makes you a better person or guarantees that you have a better life.

Fact is there are plenty of depressed miserable people in every tax bracket.

Where Joy Comes From

The simple answer is within. Rather than focusing on what you don’t have, try flipping the script and focus on what you do have – what you are happy for, what you appreciate, your health if you have it, your friends, family, your pets, anything that makes you feel good at any level.

Like attracts like. Opposites do not attract, at least not on a vibrational level. When you give your attention to something you bring in more of it – good or bad. If you focus on always being broke… chances are that streak will continue. Stop it.

When you stop and look around and realize that your life isn’t a contest and the destination isn’t the end all be all, the beauty is in the NOW. It makes it easier to realize you are likely doing better than you may have thought.

At the end of life, no one says “Oh I wish I had worked more” They say “I wish I had spent more time taking a breath, appreciating the little things, and actually saying yes to experiences”.

There is only one you. You are living a life no one else will ever get to live and experience. Make it your own and enjoy it

Doctors Are Not Authority Figures

Despite years of programming, indoctrination and popular belief – doctors are not authority figures.

Keep this in mind on your next visit.

If your primary care doctor has not yet asked you about whether you have guns in your home and if so, where you keep them, you may very well be asked during your next visit.

This answer will be recorded in your health records as requested in the EHRI (Electronic Health Records Initiative). It may also be recorded or accessed by the Federal Government.

Other questions may include but are not limited to: “Do you have any reason to be afraid that your spouse may harm you physically?”

It has been rumored to be part of the Obamacare Affordable Care Act (ACA), however it is not specifically written that doctors are mandated to ask, only clearly stated that they are allowed to do so. It is NOT required by law that you answer these questions. Though chances are they may pressure you or make it seem like you are required to answer.

Your doctor works for you. Not the other way around. If you feel like you are being interrogated rather than assisted on your way to good health, it’s likely because you are. 

Planned parenthood goes so far to ask on their questionnaire about:

  • Sexual Orientation
  • Number of partners
  • Even so far as to question if you have ever traded drugs or money for sex
  • Or if you do Illegal Street drugs

These are asked even if you are just there for a routine yearly exam.

 

Why anyone would reply to these questions and then sign their name to it, no matter what the answers, is beyond me.

 

When I personally refused to answer these crazy intrusive inquiries and questioned, laughing, why on earth those were on there, I was told “We are mandated to ask and they have to be filled in.” (Which is not true).

 

I was then repeatedly pressured and talked in circles for answers. At one point the doctor even looked as if she was about to fill them in for me!

At that point I stated very clearly that if that were to take place they would be in for a world of legal trouble.

Not surprisingly, she put the pen down.
I did not go back to that office.


 

 

The fact that the government has now gotten some doctors, who are supposed to be there to help you, to bully you for personal information is astounding and highly disappointing to me. What is even more disappointing is that the majority of the population doesn’t even mind answering or think twice about it.

 

We are willingly giving up our privacy and our rights one little bit at a time and it is becoming more and more so every day. Personal responsibility has to start on an individual level. Stand up for yourselves. Speak up. Say “No”, and mean it.

 

It may seem like “just a couple of questions” – but these questions are a slippery slope which could very easily lead to gun confiscations, health profiling, and prosecution on other levels….. Whether it seems like it or not – your health and your liberty are at stake here.

Find a doctor who works with you and is clearly there to help you. One who doesn’t ask inane probing government suggested questions and I am quite sure you will be better for it.

Are you successful?

Are you successful?
Somehow this phrase has gotten twisted in people’s minds and what is often heard is:

“Are you financially well off?”

 

I measure success in happiness, health, quality of life, family, friends and relationships and experiences.

 

I enjoy my time here on earth (for the most part) (everyone has their days), and spend my time doing things I enjoy with people I care about.

 

I listen to my intuition and inner guidance and if something doesn’t feel right? – I stop doing it.

 

I live my life based in the idea that if I am enjoying life (and not hurting anyone) it is the right direction for me.

 

I lead my life based in feeling rather than thought and being bogged down by the over thinking mind.

 

Success to me is allowing myself to be vulnerable and open enough to really connect with other people, to let them see me as I am and to really listen and do the same with them.

 

Success is being there as a friend when people need me.. and in turn they are there for me.

 

Success is waking up and feeling good about myself and grateful for every thing that I have.

 

Success is being able to be present in the now and appreciate what is rather than always wishing for what could be.

 

Success is allowing all feelings fully no matter how uncomfortable because I know that stifling them leads to disaster.

 

Success is doing what I feel is right vs. just what is easy.

 

Success is being fully me no matter what anyone thinks.

 

Interestingly because I don’t live in the mindset of lack but rather abundance, money always does seem to show up when I need it.

 

When I was little my mom would reach in the glove box of the car at garage sales, find a few dollars, and declare “We’re rich!” so? I thought we were rich! Life, money, all of it – is about perception.

Living from a mindset of lack and holding tightly to money creates stagnant energy. Giving freely with out fear to help others opens you up energetically to attract more abundance into your life. We are always divinely supported – we just have to allow it. What I put out there, money or other wise has always come back to me.

 

So when someone asks “Sarah, are you successful?”

 

My answer is a resounding yes.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better and better.