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Don’t Let Rejection Move you

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Rejection is a part of life, sometimes it’s unfair, and sometimes it’s because we are not prepared to step into that present situation. Most times, it’s because we are trying to fit into a space that’s not meant for us.

Always trust that sometimes rejection is pushing you towards something greater. Do not allow rejection to move you. Do not allow it to stop you from reaching higher. Do not allow it to harden your heart.

Continue to move with purpose, continue to reach into the depth and announce your presence. You will know where you are meant to be, you will feel the warmth and the peace that comes with being accepted.

Never push or stay where you know you don’t belong. Recognize rejection when it comes and learn to walk away. In doing so, you will save yourself years of being stuck in the wrong place.

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Thanks for reading

Have a safe and bless week.

Nikki

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I Am Learning To Trust Myself Again

We are all imperfect, and no matter how hard we try, sometimes life will bring us to our knees. So the choice is ours, to get back up and keep living, keep dreaming and fulfilling our destiny.

Trust the journey, have faith in the little things. What you tell yourself matters, the affirmations and love that you give away to others are great; but remember to give some back to yourself as well.

Think about where you are going.

Where do you want to end up?

What is your purpose?

Choose the path that represent your heart.

Embrace your uniqueness and your strength.

This poem is about learning to trust yourself again. I hope you some comfort and insight in these words.

I am learning

How to trust myself

How to let go

Of the things I can’t control

I am growing

I am capable

I deserve all the love

In this world

I will not settle

I will no longer beg

For what is rightfully mine

I will open my heart

To feel deeply

To nourish the space where

Discontentment lives

I will fill my soul with

Goodness

I belong here

In the breath and longing

Of this glorious life

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With Gratitude!

@paragonwords

Nikki

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There’s Power in The Knowledge of Who We Are

The space between self-doubt and self-confidence is full of passion and desires

Sometimes we are the only thing holding us back. The space between self-doubt and self-confidence is full of passion and desires. We are capable of rising above the harsh realities of life, seeing things from new and exciting perspectives and curating a life worthy of our best efforts. Our potential is locked up in the circumstances that binds us to our pattern of living.

Our lives become a mundane cycle of doing and repeating, living inside a box, self-created and destructive. For some this is the norm, the brutal reality that life is trivial, and change is stagnant. Others find ways to tap into a reservoir of emotion, passion and creativity and live at their full potential.

I know, it’s easier said than done. life is different for everyone. The baggage we carry are often heavy, the pain we feel blind us to the reality that we are warriors, and what lies ahead is so much greater than what we’ve been through.

There’s power in the knowledge of who we are, and once we discover our purpose, we will see that our life, no matter how small and fragile, matters. it’s what we tell ourselves, actually; it’s what we’ve accepted that is killing our dreams.

This part of life is hard

We take without giving

We speak without thinking

We walk away

And forget to comfort

The brokenness in each other

We cling to unforgiveness

We brush aside

Years of sacrifice

We let go so easily

Of the good

In humanity

I hope this post helps you along your journey to live brave and hopeful.

Leave a comment or share your thoughts

Stay hopeful!

Nikki

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Sackcloth & Silk

A Poetic Journey From Darkness To Light- Nikki Sterling

This book is very dear to me; it holds the precious words that I’ve kept hidden for years.

There’s truth, hope, healing, bravery, separation, heartbreak and love here Transformation is not pretty, healing is not attractive, its begging the tears not to spill in the school car line, it’s putting on your lipstick and smiling on the conference calls, it’s the prayingand the constant breaking every day that snatches the breath out of you.

On the good days you embrace the beauty of renewal, you remind yourself that you are stronger than the things that are trying to consume you. The first half of this book (Sackcloth) is a brutal journey through Sacrifice, Severed and Silence, and the second half of this book (Silk) is a celebration of Bravery, Love and Blessings.

Welcome to this space, rest a little, open these pages and let the power of words embrace you. This book is a conduit for every emotion that you try to drown in the dark pool of uncertainty. Know that your feelings are valid and it’s ok to open the door and welcome them in. Walk through your darkness unafraid, let your pain bear witness that you did not give up, that you did not nourish the space where discouragement live, that you welcome the light and set yourself on a path to healing, bound and embodied with the truth that you are not broken, you can self-generate the love you need to heal the deepest wounds.

It’s ok to cry

A little

It’s ok to break apart

Sometimes

It’s ok

To not be ok

Let your soul rest

Lay down the burdens

At your feet

The pain is temporary

Your sorrows will not last

Find your joy

Take it back

Make it a permanent

Symbol of hope

The breaking will come

The hitting rock bottom

Is almost a certainty

But the ash falling at your feet

Will be washed away

And the rising up of your soul

Will be forever glorious

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Embrace The Gift That You Are

Peace

I am sending you hope

And love and light and goodness

Wrap your arms around your

Beautiful wholeness

And embrace the gift that you are

You might not be feeling

Like yourself right now

But there’s a tincture of light

Behind those dark clouds

Turn your face towards the sun

And let it fill you with peace

Nikki Sterling @paragonwords 2021

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Are You Listening

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I am still hopeful

Deep down in the silence

Beneath the darkness

A flame still burns

I’ve seen too much

I’ve endured too much

I’ve prayed too much

To give in now

I’m painting a rainbow

Over my scars

I’m washing the ugliness

From my tongue

I am speaking to the mountains

And the walls and the empty spaces

Receptive souls will hear

The broken heart will hear

Grieving families will hear

The children will hear

The confused and disillusion will hear

They will come

They will listen

For in our bellies

Rooted deep we have an innate

Desire to see change

To feel hopeful

So today

Come as you are

Hear my voice

Let change begin with you

One voice

One word

Softly spoken

Are you listening

@NIkki Sterling @paragonwords 2020

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Give Yourself Grace

If you are feeling worn out and tired. If your heart is tied up in knots and there are darks clouds gathering in your soul.

Give yourself permission to let go. You are worthy, you are able, you are enough.

This season of hardship and chaos will pass, and you will once again feel peace in your soul.

Give yourself grace today!

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Roar

They will break you

Slowly they will watch you crash and burn
Under critical eyes they will steal your joy
They will laugh at your shame
But
They forget that pain builds strength

And heartache builds character
And soon your fractured soul will rise
And the world will hear
You roar

 

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