Friday, February 27, 2015

Balance and union

"We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together."
~Bill Richardson

You cannot do everything yourself. Accepting help is not a sign of weakness, but a growing process that helps you progress. 

We all have different opinions and experiences, so when people work together, more ideas get generated. Plus, team members can act as a sounding board, deciding which solutions are the most suitable. Working with others means you’re not alone. Whenever you have a question or problem, there will be other people around to help you out. We all have our individual strengths and weaknesses. By working in teams, we can take advantage of a much wider skills set. 

When everyone is working together towards the same aim, it is much more likely to be successful. 

In the case of the bee, we can observe a highly social insect operating within a teamwork-based community. Worker bees elect a queen, and take special care of her until she matures. All the members of the hive work together to support the queen. They do this in order for the queen to insure life, and continuation of the colony. This is symbolic of a family working together for the benefit of the group. It's symbolic of teamwork too. 

Food for thought: Sometimes we need reminding that there is no "I" in "teamwork". We may need to self-evaluate. Are we more concerned with being "right" or having our own needs met than being concerned for our community? 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunshine optimizer

Food for Thought (I really like this one.):
        “What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”
                                                ----Robert H. Schuller

This simple question posed by American pastor Robert Schuller may help inspire us to try to accomplish our goals. I like thinking about hypothetical questions, and this one is a good start. Most of us have some kind of dream trapped within us that has somehow become stifled by the fear of failure.

So it’s good to think about this question and bring your answer to the surface. 
The problem, though, is that most things that are worth doing involve a real possibility of failure. Taking fear out of the equation, what are your biggest dreams?  So go ahead and start thinking about your greatest aspirations. Instead of thinking about what you would do if you knew you wouldn’t fail, maybe a better question is… What’s truly worth doing and taking steps towards it?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

All Heart

Hi Friends
The hearts day message below comes from the inspiring website These words are designed to be a message of love for all around us on Valentine's or Hearts Day. Take a moment to read these words slowly and really feel the beautiful message here. By choosing to focus less on what divides us, and more on what unites us, we can build a world filled with more love and caring together. 

A Hearts Day Message of Love
Every person in the world has a heart.
Every heart has a place within
that wants only to love and be loved.
Let us connect with that
place of love in our own heart
and in the hearts of those around us.
Let us take a moment now
to open to the heart connection
we share with all people through love.

May your heart be filled With so much love and joy In this special day. Happy Hearts’ Day to you!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Mind, Body and Spirit

Nurturing your mind, body and spirit. Well-Being encompasses all our parts, not just the physical body. When our emotions are in turmoil or our mind is bombarded with obsessive thoughts our body and spirit are affected. How we approach life, affects our physical and mental health and our experience of the world. Maintaining a balance of the mind, body and spirit is necessary to live a fulfilled life. The three are interconnected.

Wellness matters. Everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well being. Taking care of our physical bodies is an important element in caring of our whole selves. It is important to listen to our bodies when they talk to us. Pain is a signifier that something needs your attention. The natural healing arts have been with us for ages by engaging and supporting our body's innate wisdom. We need to pay attention to what helps us keep in balance. It may be trying to tell you something important.

Your mind and spirit may be the most overlooked and under appreciated components of your well being. Only when we learn to nurture our body, mind and spirit and keep them in balance, can we live more fully. 

Keeping a balanced mind, body and spirit:

  • Develop your level of self awareness
  • Pay attention to your thoughts
  • Focus your mind on subjects that benefit you
While life can't be simply boxed into a formula, I have found these principles in mind can be of great assistance in most facets of life.