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by Thato Choma

HERE WE ARE
JUNE 2021 
The Search for meaning

Written for The Beautiful Practise

by Thato Choma

"The most urgent and persistent question is: What are you doing for others?" - Martin Luther King Jr. Be lead by purpose, not productivity.

 

This month is about a regroup and recollection of self. Are you in alignment with who you are and what you understand your purpose/s to be?

It really is easy to get lost under the guise of productivity, doing and even helping others. Some people escape their responsibilities through over assisting in other people's lives because they are too afraid to pick up the pieces of their own lives and answer the true call and responsibility. It often looks and sounds noble, however it is not- not when it borders and enters self neglect and the neglect of the solutions launched into this world through you. It may work for a short while but it is not your legacy these efforts often end at your death. Purpose transcends death.

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HERE WE ARE

MAY 2021

 

WHAT's GENIUS? CHILDREN KNOW WHEN THEY DON't KNOW, so THEY ASK

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by Thato Choma

Often, when we are experiencing indecisiveness, or don't know what the next step is to take, and how to get from here to your desired there, it is often a knowledge gap - there is something you don't know, i.e. something you are unaware of. This is good news, because you know that there is something you don't know. Better than not even knowing that you don't know. Not knowing also often means that you are looking at the situation without a fuller/bigger picture or perspective than what you currently hold. Last month I briefly spoke about being comfortable with not knowing. When you admit that you don't know, the answer can get to you quicker because your ego has been cleared in order for your soul to receive the truth. 

For this month, I have selected 3 books that have demonstrated timeless truths, sparking new ways of thinking within me, literally changing my life, helping me to building healthier concepts of self and others. I also selected these books because you can listen to them on YOUTUBE for FREE! However buy a hardcopy and keep it. They truly has a life of its own. 

A good book is one that meets anybody at any level, and evolves in meaning as life happens and as we evolve. As long as you pick up the book, or even hear about it, you are ready for it. Here is a list of books that I highly recommend, and have turned to for guidance on the many great topics that are in my practise. 3 of which are prominent in my life: FORGIVENESS, SELF-ACCEPTANCE & TRUST. The beauty about all these books, with 3 separate authors, is that they all support each others views, but told in different ways to show truth. 

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HERE WE ARE

APRIL 2021

 

Rest. 

YOU CAN AFFORD IT.

Written for The Beautiful Practise

by Thato Choma

Some of the best moments in my life have come in the least expected ways, at the most uneventful times. There were no fireworks, trumpets, nor suspense music. More like a dove landing peacefully in its place. Most recently, my partners and I won a bid for a company we went through a month long process of pursuit, which is honestly not that long in business, but it was important for morale and the current stage of our partnership. After much anticipation, and getting up each morning to put in the work, and putting our backs into it all, we stopped. We had done absolutely all that we could. The follow up calls had to stop. The mental reruns of the emails had to stop. The re-thinking and panics of "Have we submitted everything?" had to stop. We simply had nothing left TO DO. If we DID ANYTHING MORE, it could be the undoing. I had to be disciplined about not doing, resist action and REST. As soon as we stopped shaking the water, the approval came through on a random Wednesday morning, just before 12 noon, while I was in my PJs, on a self-granted off day, indulging in a piece of KFC dunked wings - the most imperfect state by Hollywood movie standards. I was not sitting behind a desk in my office, with my face beat on, prepped and perky in my heals, with upbeat music in the background on a sunny day with blue skies, and walking around with green smoothie in -hand. I was in the least picture perfect moment, because at the bottom-line of it all on that day specifically, wearing heels and getting dressed for office would have been a performance, and insincere - totally misaligned to what was needed for the time. Stop chasing.

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HERE WE ARE

MARCH 2021

Eventually you will

have to love yourself

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by Thato Choma

The moon stays bright when it doesn’t avoid the night ‘ Rumi 

"In the end, especially after a long delay, dispute, or series of problems."

Here is how to recognise that it’s time to accept EVERYTHING and all that is unique about yourself and move on WITH it, not DESPITE it. Moving on with something means that you incorporate it in your life, and make the most with it. Moving on despite means that your interpret your uniqueness as a flaw - helpful?

Maybe they will choose you, maybe they won’t. But none of it matters if you choose yourself. 

 

In this process, a gorgeous unfolding will happen where you learn and express best what you absolutely adore about yourself and enjoy you.

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HERE WE ARE-

2021, JANUARY

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by Thato Choma

Here we are - a means of locating yourself, and owning where you're currently at, for me, it was a mixed bag of emotions, mostly being disappointment. This is an extremely important acknowledgment for direction and clarifying where you would like to be next. This is part of emotional intelligence. Instead of denying feelings that you think are "wrong" to feel, own them, otherwise they will own you. Emotions are drivers and an important indication of what we need to be doing next in order to feel better about ourselves, because when we feel good about ourselves, we are in a natural state of ease, we are more likely to make positive, inspired decisions instead of decisions that come from insecure foundations. We're really only ever working with thoughts about things, and then come the feelings. The thoughts and feelings need to be monitored religiously, like how you pick your clothes in the morning, or the best looking piece of fruit from the bunch, or ordering from a restaurant with customised additions, removals, or completely creating your own meal! YOU CHOOSE your thoughts and therefore you can change how you feel, and therefore your decision making and ultimately the direction of your life. A feeling is directly linked to a thought pattern. Identify the helpful ones, and the ones that are not. When you feel good, you do good - I promise. 

HERE WE ARE-FEBRUARY 2021

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by Thato Choma

"They thought we were planted, but they didn’t know we were seeds”. To be a seed also means to be in a cold, dark wet place for a while, with your roots going in all kinds of directions, holding on for dear life. With the simultaneous inclination to let go because you question: What am I holding onto? It means to remain grounded & have to push through in order to see the light of day. It doesn’t feel very comfortable, does it? According to science, A woman in labour experiences the pain equating that of a heart attack, and there is only one natural way to stop the pain: Get that baby out, push, get all the help you need, and have the right people by your side that will push you & tell you how great you’re doin. It dawned on me that so many people are going through growing pains. And in the process of breaking ground, something else sprouted: Compassion, for myself and others.

This is a love letter for anyone that is currently experiencing a numbing, paralyzing pain that tends to render in action, not because there is no desire to act, more like a know how knowledge challenge: “I don’t know what’s going on”. “I don’t know how to ask for help.” “I don’t know how to get out of this darkness that is living in my mind.” ”How can I make it all end.” If you find yourself sincerely expressing yourself in this way, in your mind, to yourself in personal dialogue especially, from a medical perspective, it is psychological emergency. From a spiritual perspective, it is an awakening: The calling of your soul to end the de-pressing of your authentic self.  It is a dark hour, you question a lot & you need super natural mental fitness, which I can sum up as the will to live. When you are faced with the decision to truly live or truly die & exit the world, this is what you are facing. It is a reasonable desire to want to die instead of carrying on a fake life. Either way, life is about a set of choices, and you can still choose to live & that is what this piece is all about. 

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Ditch the Nasty inner voice by Thato Cho

DITCH THE NASTY INNER VOICE & LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE

Written for Sivuka Youth

by Thato Choma

Sivuka Youth Focuses on building youth, resources, products & services that empower employed & unemployed youth, together with corporate organisations, making sure the future is sustainable through present action, today.

I work with Sivuka on their custom made programs. They asked me to write an article on self-esteem.

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ALL IS WELL - 6 NOVEMBER 2020

These songs are a reminder that I am an expression of the universe and that really, all is well. There is nothing that is out of place. I am well and I am loved. I am responsible for my happiness, and I am celebrated, I am blessed. All I have to do is join in the celebration of my being by focusing on this.

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