It is about remembering to value who I am today, how I got here and where I want to go. In other words, rather than trying to fix what I think is wrong with me - which I do more often than I care to admit - be a little kinder and appreciate the road it took to get to where I am in my life. Keep going!
“Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” ~Thomas Jefferson
Learning from other people is as important as learning from our own experiences. Although unsolicited advice can be annoying and sometimes irrelevant to our own experiences, having open ears and an open mind might save us years of regret. Besides, we can always choose not to consider an opinion.
Smile more. We all have a choice. We can choose an inner dialogue of self encouragement and self motivation or we can choose one of self defeat and self pity. Choice is a power we all have. Smile more! It's how you choose to respond.
There is no priority like the priority that you take. Don't look for the easy path, look for the productive one. Whatever you do must have some degree of personal meaning to you before you can move on to it. The joy of participation is what puts the value in our lives.
Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry"
One of the key elements of all relationships is that they are healthiest when they grow as they choose. You are healthiest when you can take the steps of action knowing that they are yours and just do them without permission and without need to gain permission and without need for self defense.
Without relationships...... There is no joy. There is no laughter. There is no magic.
Relationships are not guaranteed. Relationships are work. You don't have to fix the other person. You just have to participate with the relationship. In order to participate with the relationship you have to embrace the relationship for what it is rather than the illusion of what you think it should be.
What we are seeking in the transition is to be leaders of Self, to be leaders of our own Participation, to be the queens and kings of our own Realm of Existence as well as beneficial queens and kings to the rest of the World. You always have a choice. Infinite possibilities!
Every tiny part of nature harmoniously co-exists with every other part. There is unity in harmony. It is magical. We need harmony in our lives too. The frequency has got to be rhythmic and harmonious, to take proper shape. Nature is ours first teacher. Nature teaches us so many simple, yet invaluable lessons of life, which would improve the quality of human life. Everyday, we can learn something from it. The lessons it teaches are unfathomable and never-ending. Nature is an abode of learning and a treasure trove of wisdom. All great philosophers in the world have been students of Mother Nature. It does not take a very wise man to learn from nature. All it takes is some amount of time and observation. And believe me, you will not regret it!
We so often forget to make time just to be quiet with ourselves and it is so important for our well-being. Take the time this week to sit quietly and listen to your true Self. Allow yourself to relish in stillness.
So, I'm running around like a CRAZY woman, trying to get WAY more done than is humanly possible... when suddenly MY PHONE RINGS and I think oh no, WHAT NOW?! But then I see it's a Friend and I SMILE, and, for a while anyway, things aren't quite so hectic. My Friend lifts my mood and keeps me laughing through the chaos. What more could anyone ask for in a FRIEND?
"A hug is the one present, that's always worth giving!"
A special note about hugging:
Hugging is healthy. It helps the body's immune system. It cures depression. It reduces stress. It's rejuvenating. It has no unpleasant side effects. It is God's miracle drug! It is all natural, it contains no chemicals, artificial ingredients, no pesticides, and no preservatives!
Hugging is practically perfect. There are no parts to break down, no monthly payments, non-taxable, non-polluting, and of course ........ fully returnable!
A big hug, is the best gift anyone can give. The beauty of a big hug is, you can be............a giver AND a taker, at the same time!
Part of standing up for what you believe in is learning to be courageous. Courage doesn't mean you're not afraid. Many courageous people are afraid, but they act anyway because they know it's important. If you really believe in your cause, you need to act on it despite your fear.
Food for Thought from Michael Nolan:
“It’s not who we are that holds us back, it’s who we think we’re not.”
We come to earth to learn and to evolve. We are here for the expansion of our soul. We are all here on earth to understand that we create our reality. We are powerful creators, with every vibration and energy we send out to the world and hold through our acts, words and thoughts.
Embrace more. Change nothing until you see it for what it is and it's never bad. It's neutral. You don't fix things because they're bad. You change things because you wish a desired polarity.
Life is grand, full of magic, hope and possibility.
However, sometimes it’s hard to see how lucky and fortunate we are to be here. We get so caught up in our daily stresses that we completely forget how awe-inspiring and miraculous living really is. We go through the motions, get in a rut and are busy putting out one fire after the next in an attempt to keep our lives in balance.
Create your own Sunshine by bringing your own sunshine along. The beautiful thing about sunshine is that it spreads. So, my friends, you keep shining that sunshine of yours, and I'll keep shining my sunshine and pretty soon, the world will be a brighter place.