Easier said than Done




I was reading a comment where someone had replied with this today and to be honest, I didn’t know whether to laugh or get my back up and go in all guns blazing.

I remember I used to be one of those that would say something like that because it seemed too hard and I sub consciously was happy staying in my own limiting bubble that I had set for myself, so I do know it, very well in fact, from both sides of the story.


Here’s the thing – Yes it most certainly is easier said than done. It can be the hardest thing you will ever go through, dropping the baggage and the limiting beliefs and whatever you list is full of. To stand strong and in your power and OWN your shit and not let it own you. But you know what, when you are ready to step up and take responsibility – in other words ‘man up’ and stop playing the victim card – that is half the battle already won. And boy oh boy is that battle worth it when you are standing on the other side of ‘not okay’ feeling all shiny and brand new. Feeling like a new person, where you can begin to know and understand the you without all that crap holding you down and back.


And here is an even bigger doozy – it is actually sooo much harder keeping yourself low, keeping yourself locked in your bubble than it is to claw your way out of it. Seriously it is, after working hard for half of my life to keep myself small, to keep myself as the panic sufferer who cannot live life hardly at all, to keep starving myself and so forth – it is a hell of a lot easier to evolve and let that shit go, than dealing with that every single day. Truth plain and simple. It felt like a full time job being that damn low all the freaking time, with no break, no sick days or holidays. I look back now and go wow, growing is so much easier than what I was doing every single day.


So while I appreciate that not everyone is ready to delve into their baggage, or evolve into something greater than where they are at, to drop the stuff that is holding them back as it totally does have to happen at the right time for each person.  Otherwise that easier said than done statement is like a flashing neon light that burns the retinas and makes you decide that actually lets just stay how we are, ‘cause hey that is so much easier. Plus sometimes you need to go through what you have for your future, to help someone else, to be the person you are meant to be until the time is right to emerge into you. So don’t get down on yourself if you are still working yourself up to saying f**k this something has to give because your time will come, but maybe now your time can come a little quicker.

Because if you could see just what was waiting on the other side of that – you would be in head first, ready to dive into those pools of sludge that can make up your history.  You would be first in line shouting sign me up, where do I sign!


It truly is up to you to take the reins on your story. You are the game changer, the trailblazer and the one that can change anything in your life. It is up to you whether you keep to that easier said than done statement or whether you make a paper aeroplane out of it and let it sail away, because it is only as hard as you make it. So rather than using it is easier said than done like a mantra that’ll hold you down. Change it to ‘I deal with this with ease’, ‘change comes easy to me as I start to direct my own life’, ‘I move forward with grace and ease – this is easy!’


So let today be the day that you decide this is easy, it is time because I promise you, it is oh so worth it! It is time to be that ferocious, strong lion than the frightened kitty cat hiding under the sofa.


Till next time… keep walking your spiritual path xx






  1. purplebutterfly964 · September 10, 2016

    Thank you for sharing some of your life with us. You’re right you have to change your mindset, to achieve what you want in life. This is a really great post.


  2. purplebutterfly964 · September 10, 2016

    You’re welcome.


  3. Owlskin · September 10, 2016

    I think for many, the time really does have to be right – something has to come along and galvanize the will to action. When I made it to the other side, I also asked myself why I didn’t do it sooner; but a hard look at where I was and what I had to go through answered the question for me quite quickly.

    I love your affirmations; as well as the logic they represent, that it helps to regard things differently, if you would find a way you couldn’t find before.

    Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Is the glass half empty or half full? My way out was to reject the premise of this time-honored question, acknowledge that the glass (half one way or the other) still needed to be refilled, then set about getting that done. The optimist vs pessimist approach was distracting me from the solution I needed to find.

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  4. SassyRising · September 10, 2016

    Love this Julia! Thank you for reminding me why I’m on this path ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Bernadette · September 10, 2016

    Change doesn’t have to be all or nothing. There is a lot to be said for easing into it.

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  6. Buki Alamu · September 10, 2016

    Lovely read. Thanks for sharing. Truly thought-provoking


  7. Ryo112358 · September 11, 2016

    Awesome post! I love how real your writing style is too. Look forward to reading more.

    I have nothing to do with easy haha. You might enjoy Entry #9 on my blog!

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  8. dray0308 · September 12, 2016

    Reblogged this on DREAM BIG DREAM OFTEN and commented:
    Aria-Bella Rises has a great perspective on growth!


  9. anisioluiz2008 · September 12, 2016

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.


  10. Dee · September 12, 2016

    So true. A really good post-made me pause and think.


  11. Eileen · September 12, 2016

    Agree with you, but glad you realize that for “everything there’s season,” and the cycle of seasons doesn’t necessarily start or continue the same for everyone. I have seen looking backward from seasons of change just how long and in how many ways I was being prepared to change. I tend to want every one to be brave enough to face their “shadow” so they can be free, but I have realized that some are already so self accusatory, that one more thing might be too much for them at this moment in time. For me knowing I am loved totally unconditionally just as I am frees me to continue to face that “just as I am.” If someone doesn’t know that heart and mind, they may be shattered by facing some things too soon, no matter how much we tell them the freedom is worth it.


  12. Roos Ruse · September 13, 2016

    Seriously thinking about common expressions, turns of phrase and other silly things people say is one of my favorite past times. I enjoyed this post!

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  13. Lulu · September 13, 2016

    Thanks for discovering and following my blog. I’m glad that it led me to yours. I really love your insights!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. mahjabeen · September 19, 2016

    this is a great post, and you have a beautiful blog by the wayxx


  15. dragonscaleclippings · September 20, 2016

    I am on the cusp of huge change it is so frightening – your words in this post come at the perfect time for me! thank you! xxx

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    • yellowwolf80 · September 20, 2016

      So glad they did 😊 don’t be frightened- be curiously excited and it will be soooo much easier x


  16. Brenda · September 21, 2016

    This is a fantastic post with so much truth in your message.😊


  17. Miriam · September 21, 2016

    Oh, I really love this. Very inspiring and lots of truth in your words here.


  18. thoughtsnlifeblog · October 14, 2016

    I find when we take the rein of our life and pushing past the fear . We slowly realuse oh we arent that bad and the self esteem grows and you appreciate your beauty. You realise that you have made wring conclusion on many fronts and you begin to fly in your self.. and slowly it becomes easier.. and it wonderful to be free from limiting self beliefs… but what this process doesnt do is stop people judging you incorrectly and for that i say water of a ducks back and it is their problem if they judge me wrong because i know who i am..

    Great post ..thanks for shaeing

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  19. priyadarshinilovelife · October 15, 2016

    even i go through tough times n lose all hope but great post we must learn to be positive…its not easier said than done but rather we can say that if we believe it works out


  20. Dr. Rex · October 17, 2016

    Good day … on another note!! Hey!! Thanks for stopping by “It Is What It Is” … and the follow. Hope you enjoy your visits there!! Hugs … Peace!!’ __/l\__

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  21. tigre23 · November 3, 2016

    Thanks for sharing that and for visiting my blog and the follow. Looking forward to seeing some more of yours – peace and blessings! 🙂

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