“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
I get a lot of requests from people and/or their publicists to write about them/their product/their book, etc. I explain that I write only from inspiration, because I walk my talk and wish for everyone to operate only from inspiration -- from an open heart. This is step one in creating your BEST LIFE EVER. At times it requires discipline to listen to your heart and ignore the naysayers, critics and, ah, yes, the haters. Back in the day they were only called "critics," because the weapons of criticism they wielded were far less accessible and pervasive. Only so many people can write for the New York Times, after all. But now any douche bag with a computer or phone can spout out about anyone and anything and blast it out to the world.
There's one dude who writes me hate mail several times a week -- sometimes 7 times a day. So sad and pathetic. He is "an 'accomlished' yoga teacher" (his words-- and spelling -- there are always several typos and misspellings in his hate mail, as he tells me what a terrible writer I am) who as far as I can tell from the hundreds of emails I've received from him over a few years under several names, hates everything I do, write, am, and stand for.
Do his redundant and relentless emails upset me? Eh ... no. Amuse me? Sometimes, a little. Sometimes my husband and kids and I get a good laugh. I'm always teaching my kids, and teaching them to ignore and even better laugh about the haters ain't no different. I also teach them to send light to the haters (rascals as I call them in my book in a chapter entitled "Send Light to the Rascals"). By sending them light, you shift the(ir) dark energy to light. Remember, the light always wins.
Mostly though the haters and this one dude in particular (who as far as I can tell ain't too "accomlished," or he wouldn't have the time, energy and/or desire to cut others down -- and make a full time career out if it) make me more determined in spreading my message of hope, love, joy, and resiliency.
My childhood was a shit show at best so I'm a Jedi Master at focus (my kids love the Jedi metaphor). Nothing can distract me from my divine purpose on this planet and those who try only make me stronger, happier, and more focused. Best ever!
I love love love these words from Pharrell Williams' song, "Happy":
"It might seem crazy what I'm about to say Sunshine she's here, you can take a break I'm a hot air balloon that could go to space With the air, like I don't care baby by the way
Because I'm happy Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof Because I'm happy Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth Because I'm happy Clap along if you know what happiness is to you Because I'm happy Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do
Here come bad news talking this and that, yeah, Well give me all you got, and don't hold it back, yeah, Well, I should probably warn you I'll be just fine, yeah, No offense to you, don't waste your time Here's why Happy Bring me down Can't nothing Bring me down My level's too high . . . ."
Soon you will be the same way. You will be so love and heart focused that any criticism -- and I mean any -- will not touch you. And then with a little more time, it will make you even stronger and happier. Best ever!
I started writing this with the intention to write about KIND bars because my kids and I tried the samples they sent and loved 'em, but the blog turned out very differently. Since I know everything unfolds as it should, I'll leave it as we liked the bars laced with chocolate best, and you should try KIND bars for yo'self -- if it feels fun and makes you HAPPY. Because it's all about FUN and HAPPINESS. I was open to KIND sending me samples because my BFF from Brown loves 'em and, well, the name of the company just drew me right in.
Have the best day ever! Namaste! Taylor plus 5