Salt River Wild Horses- Tonto National Forest, Mesa AZ
As we journey through the life- you can’t help but stop and wonder- how much more different this world would be if we all offered a helping hand up- instead of a knife to the back.
If partnerships could be trusted, if friendships meant something more than a chance to use someone for their gains. If community over competition was actually an applicable and plausible concept. I used to think it was just the portrait photography industry- but as I broadened my horizons I realized it was everywhere.
It was in every industry. How do we get this way? Where we are so dedicated to screwing over the competition and getting the leg up on someone that we forget how to act like a decent human being? I refuse to let these sour souls ruin my goals and my ambitions, although this is proving to be very difficult the older I get. While they whine and mope about what I’ve been “given” and how “life isn’t fair”, I will just laugh and offer a hand up.
And when history repeats itself and they yet again trek down the same path- I will continue on, evolving my goals, ambitions and dreams without a care in the world what they think of me or how big the target is on my back.
Because you see, you can’t change a sour souls perspective. You can’t force them to drop the drama, drop the bull shit and the martyr attitude. But you can continue to offer the same kindness and gratitude you offer everybody, because that is what God tells us to do.
Spirit guides us to make the right choices- if we open our eyes and our hearts. Spirit will guide us, protect us and and lead us to calm waters. But only if we listen. How many of us truly listen, soak in what Spirit has to say, and then DOES what it tells us to do!?
The other day I was mind-blown by what I experienced. But then I remembered the lives we all touch on a daily basis. The lives that you make a difference in. The lives where I offer a channel for healing, growth and prosperity. Don’t allow someone to tarnish your soul, to keep you from shining and dear lord for letting someone else shine with you, just because their perspective is shit. Toxicity is contagious, but it is also very preventable with kindness, compassion and a positive mindset.
Don't let the fear of being poked, keep you from adventuring into the wild!
Blessed be- Victoria