People take up space. Human beings give back to the world through knowledge and love.

The world today allows us to be comfortable in forgetting how to be human beings. We have computers that can really do almost anything, so we spend our leisure time exploring different technological options. I forget that our minds don’t function as inanimate objects, such as computers. Droid this, iPad that. Where are the real adventures of reading, traveling (imagination and real life included), conversing with a group of friends, playing a game, etc??

So I am going to intentionally care for my mind. I focus a lot on how I present myself, meaning my body, through self-care, eating healthy and exercising. But I forget about how to exercise my brain. Constantly picking up my phone to play a meaningless game or looking at a silly picture or video on Instagram is not how I want my brain to be working out!

Today was the first day that I initiated “Intentional Mind Control.” I wrote two letters (by hand) to send via U.S. Mail. I began reading Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, who is arguably a male feminist in the Victorian era, which is kind of a big deal. I will then continue this path by going home, cooking dinner with my roommate and engaging in an intellectual conversation about where babies come from. But I am actually going to talk to her and not ask Google, since she’s a bio major. Finally, before I go to sleep, I will close my eyes, reflect upon my day silently, and put my mind at rest before dozing off to sleep.

I want to return to the days when I depended on my knowledge for information. Google ain’t got nothing on me, the future Dr. Ja’el Daniely, PHD Peace and Conflict Resolution.

p.s. Don’t judge me because I just used “ain’t” and “nothing.” I was going for the full effect. It should be: Google doesn’t have anything on me.

– Ja’el Daniely


March’s self-love writing prompt is the Body Path. You can share your self-love journey with the Love Warrior Community by submitting your self-love posts to be published here on Self-Love Warrior, or you can share them on the Self-Love Diet Facebook page.

About jaelisawesome

I am currently a senior at Randolph College, founded as Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1891, majoring in Political Science: International Relations with minors in Spanish and Studio Art. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia I believe that I have significant contributions to make to the world of diplomacy and US foreign policy. As Student Government President I am the liaison between the students and the faculty and administration, as well as the student representative to the Board of Trustees. I also serve as the Co-President of an all female a cappella group Songshine. I am known for being involved in any and every aspect at school. Some of my passions include playing on the volleyball and tennis teams, singing in almost every group at my school, performing in my very first musical Spring Awakening in the theatre department to taking orders as a barista at the schools’ coffee shop Main Grounds. After I graduate in May 2012, I aspire to attend the Master of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in European Union Policy Studies one-year, 33-credit graduate program. The intensive, residential program is based wholly in Florence, Italy and results in an MA degree in Political Science from James Madison University. My goal is to spread the Love Warrior Community, meaning more people actively bringing self-love into their lives and into the lives of others, more people accepting and loving themselves as they are and more people empowered to follow their passions and share them with the world. The Love Warrior Community is as strong as those involved. By joining the Love Warrior Community, I have the opportunity to create my own self-love practice, bringing more love into my life and the lives of those around me. I will be able to influence a greater number of people and help them to see their value and worth beyond their bodies.
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One Response to People take up space. Human beings give back to the world through knowledge and love.

  1. Impower You says:

    Ain’t is a perfectly cromulent word whic only embiggens our vocabulary.(reference from The Simpsons)
    Last year I started solving bamboo puzzles. They come in different shapes and are difficult. I put my tablet and phone away so I don’t get distracted. It feels great to have an activity that doesn’t need electricity and it has rekindled my love for puzzles which were abundant in my childhood.

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