Posted tagged ‘inner peace’

For More Peace of Mind, Be Thankful and Simplify

October 1, 2011

This is a great time to consider shedding baggage in exchange for some simplicity.  If you feel stressed, remember this and say to yourself, “It’s not up to you, it’s up to me. Don’t have to do it all, just what feels right. I provide the space to just be me tonight…”  Ever feel like you have so much to do?  Take some time to just “do you.”  You may even want to consider doing this “on a regular” as the saying goes.  John Lennon is quoted as saying “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

Focus on your gifts and let some stuff go.  Bye bye.  Lighten the load.  Now, what to do with the new empty space?  Breathe, relax, be thankful slow your pace.  Life, is not a race.

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”

It is the journey itself that provides flavor and color and sustenance and more.  So lose “the stuff’,” the “DOs,” and have more, “Be Free.” It is giving, not hoarding, that opens the flood gates of possibility.   Don’t think about what will come to you, make space for more to flow THROUGH YOU.  Have a tremendous day on the way to helping somebody and every so often,  just enjoy the moment.

Hope for Tomorrow

May 6, 2011

Ever notice how things sometimes get harder as you approach completion of a worthy endeavor?  Sometimes when we feel overwhelmed, all that stands between us and utter breakdown are our attitudes and  our hope for tomorrow.  My daughter Chelsea put it eloquently, ”

“Fighting while smiling, even though I feel there is nothing left to give.. Though the thunderstorm hurls winds, lightening and rain, I know a rainbow awaits.. somewhere, sometime.”
Michael Thomas, Program Manager, University of Michigan, Dearborn, whose interview was chronicled in  my book, IF YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES – HOW TO SUCCEED IN TURBULENT TIMES,  said, “Faith, education and hope  will help us weather any storms.”  It may feel like you are faced with more than you can manage but hang in there.  You will get through it.”  Keep the faith… For “Joy cometh in the morning.”

The Majesty of Divine Plan

March 30, 2011

Everything connects in some way.  When we expect the good, our attitude reflects that expectation. When we expect the worst, well, the same often occurs. Even when something undesirable occurs it will pay great dividends to ask yourself what you might glean from the experience.  The question in and of itself offers value as your focus moves toward lesson instead of deepening the pain.

I have been inspired by recent turn of events that are moving me in a wonderful direction.  My focus grows clearer as I am called to make decisions on how my life is BEST expressed. Since we are here for only a brief time on this earth, doesn’t it make sense that we should dedicate our energies to what fulfills and supports our selves and one another?  A wonderful thing occurs when we do this.  WE are enriched.  All of us!

Focus on your strengths and not so much on your weaknesses.  Oh, give them attention, but do so through the vantage point of your strengths.   You can seek out others and you will attract those whose strengths are in doing what you prefer not to do.  Yes you can build those weakness.  You can grow in these areas and you should.  Just consider growing together.  It pays in greater dividends. 

Remember we are all part of something.  It serves the whole of life to maximize our life experience by doing what we do best and giving others the opportunity to do the same.  Live, love, learn.  Give, forgive – your turn.  Live your peace, your joy, your dream and watch the world grow better.

Make Peace with Yourself

September 11, 2010

“Everywhere you go, there you are.” So be your own greatest supporter and forgiver. If you are accountable to others being accountable to yourself becomes magnificent self respect. Make peace with your self and you will experience more intense joy and peace more often. Visit my other blog for a message in honor of 9/11.

“Don’t just…”

February 10, 2010

Too often we hear, “Don’t just stand there do something!” I would like to add “Don’t just do something, stand there!” Achievers are so often “doing” that they don’t take the time to “Be”, to connect to the magnificent inner resources within. To paraphrase personal development icon Wayne Dyer, “We are not Human Beings… having a spiritual experience. We are Spiritual Beings having a Human experience.” My suggestion to you, “Don’t just do something, stand there!” Be still for a moment and listen to your spirit.


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