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Bye Bye Fear!

Bye Bye Fear!

Bye Bye Fear! Hello SoulFood! So I know I’ve been kinda hinting and talking about Open Eye Connection on my social media accounts and even on here, but what exactly is it right? Well. It’s a monthly lifestyle guide/how-to that’s all about connecting with the […]

Realigning after a Roadblock

Realigning after a Roadblock

We’ve all been there. Something pops up and we’re knocked down. Flat. On. Our. Back. It happens but, I’ve always noticed that the bigger the roadblock, personal challenge, life lesson, what-have-you the closer you are to making a major breakthrough. Getting to that breakthrough is […]

Welcome to Open Eye Connection!

Welcome to Open Eye Connection!

I’ve always felt a little odd, like I didn’t quite fit in with this time. But then I didn’t know what time I would’ve felt at home in. Change happens in a second. It can leave you winded in the best of ways, where you […]

A Year Dedicated to Vulnerability

A Year Dedicated to Vulnerability

Only a couple of days into 2018 and it makes my heart soar to see how many people are hitting the ground running and pursuing what they want to have happen for them in the next year. I must admit, I’m really enjoying some of […]

Self Care with a Twist: Intention Candle Magic

Self Care with a Twist: Intention Candle Magic

I have a problem and I’m not afraid to admit it. I’m a candle lady. I can’t have just one…or two….or four… I need them all! Ok well maybe not all of them but I like having quite a few, but not because my house […]

Give Your All Every Single Time, Even When it Doesn’t Deserve it

Give Your All Every Single Time, Even When it Doesn’t Deserve it

We still have a few weeks before 2018 but this realization knocked me down and I didn’t want to wait to implement it. I was reflecting on the year and what I could’ve done better so that I can better prepare for this next year. […]

How to Make an Alter or Sacred Space

How to Make an Alter or Sacred Space

When I first began to venture deeper into my spirituality, I stumbled across Wicca and my heart has never recovered. It introduced me to personal totems, crystals, incense, and tarot cards, ultimately leading me to find my purpose. After years of practicing there was always […]

My Thoughts on Babies and Our Souls

My Thoughts on Babies and Our Souls

Babies are marvelous. Babies of any and all kinds are marvelous. Human babies, kittens, calves, pups, you name it! They’re all amazing creatures! January of 2017 my first child was born into this world. He’s changed my entire reality and I’ve never been so grateful. […]

Letting Go: Getting Unstuck

Letting Go: Getting Unstuck

It’s been a crazy ride between a trip to visit family, spending time with my beautiful son, and aligning myself to my true calling, I’ve found myself stuck in the funk plenty of times. I’ve been plagued by a lack of motivation, by crippling depression, […]

What is Spiritual Healing?

What is Spiritual Healing?

Before I went through my main period of spiritual healing I felt very lost. Feeling out of place, being the black sheep, and seeing how my priorities are different from others kept me in a negative mind set. I suffered from depression, anxiety, and mood […]


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Give Your All Every Single Time, Even When it Doesn’t Deserve it

Give Your All Every Single Time, Even When it Doesn’t Deserve it

We still have a few weeks before 2018 but this realization knocked me down and I didn’t want to wait to implement it. I was reflecting on the year and what I could’ve done better so that I can better prepare for this next year.

As I was reflecting, a single thought kept coming to mind, no matter what area of my life I was examining. And that’s that I don’t always do my best every time I attempt something. It’s not something I’m proud of and definitely something I don’t like admitting, but it’s something I struggle with. Something I won’t settle to struggle with anymore.

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Give Your All Every Time

I’ve always been the person who didn’t have to try very hard to get what I wanted. Grades in school? They were a piece of cake. I never studied. I rarely did my homework, and assignments were saved to the night before to complete. But I always ended up with A’s, much to the disappointment of some of my classmates. A new job? Astoundingly enough, I’m not as awkward as I feel and every time I’ve needed a job I’ve had one in a couple of weeks. And *if* I admitted I needed help with something, I would receive it.

While I’m extremely grateful for all of these things, it’s still a double edged sword. Because, sadly, something too easy isn’t worth doing, which means I can get out of doing homework and being successful, but now I don’t have those coping mechanisms involved with putting in time with grunt work. The things that I want in my life now involve hard work and time. Both of which I’ve never been too interested in. And when I’ve pursued things in the past that I didn’t truly want to do, I failed. But I didn’t fail because I didn’t do the task. I failed because I didn’t put my heart and soul into the task.

When you don’t have to struggle to do something, you don’t understand the struggle of the struggle. The coping mechanisms simply aren’t there. With me, I tend not to fully apply myself. After all, I can’t “truly fail” if I didn’t try my hardest right? Yeah, I don’t think that’s how that actually works.

So, now I’m having to change my belief from “If I want something I need to go out and do it” to “I’m going to give my all every time. Even when every time doesn’t deserve it”.

But Why Even When it Doesn’t Deserve It?

It’s so important to monitor where we spend our energy so that we can find where we are exerting ourselves and not seeing a return. Don’t get me wrong, you shouldn’t do things expecting a return, but as we give to the Universe, the Universe gives back in some form.If exhaustion or heartbreak is the return then we need to make a change. The same way that if we’re pouring ourselves into building a sandcastle but the sand won’t stick together or the tide keeps washing it away and it’s just not working, then maybe you should go about it some other way. Add more water or move further up the beach. If you’re not seeing a return change the way you’re going about it or take a step back and see if it’s something you truly want.

Either way though, the only way you know the answer to these questions is if you try it at least once. Think you might be interested in sculpting? Don’t just talk about it or read about it, go to the hobby store. Try it once! You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. Give it your all too so that later when you’re thinking back on it, you can’t say “I wonder”. I wonder what could have been. I wonder if I would’ve been good at that.

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