Monthly Archives: November 2008

Be amazing

“The difference between what we are doing and what we are capable of would resolve the issues of the world.”  Gandhi

To live at your full potential would be amazing wouldn’t it?  What would it take for you to realize your full potential? 

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Be Thankful

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Reflect on what you are thankful for.  

There is always something that one can be thankful for.

Let it go!

What makes you angry?

 Does something that might happen in the future make you angry?

Does something that is happening right this moment make you angry?

Or, does something that has happened in the past make you angry?

What triggers that emotional uprising within that surfaces as anger?

What if you could control the emotional well from bursting forth?

Take a moment to look at what emotional triggers generate anger within you?

Are they things you can control or are they things others control and impose on you? 

What choices can you make when there is a trigger that causes a flare up that causes distress within you?

Who is making the choice to be angry or upset?  

What would it be like to be anger free?  What would it be like to manage anger ?

It is possible with practice to release the emotions of anger gracefully and peacefully.

Take a deep breath …

 “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

 Henry David Thoreau

 

Are you lost?

Are you navigating through life not sure why you do what you do?

Are you just surviving the day to day issues?

Does it feel like there is more to life than what you are experiencing?

Do you have a sense of purpose?

Do you have goals that you are working towards that are an extension of whom you truly are?

Do your goals make sense?

Do you believe there is more?   Have you given up hope?   Are you just marching to an unknown drummer?

What does life feel like most of the time?   Is it good?   Do you see joy, beauty, truth and happiness most of the time?   Are you using your strengths most of the time?

 

Indeed there is more.   There are answers.   There is purpose.  

Use your gifts and talents – be all that you were truly meant to be.

Why not start today!   Why not start now!

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“The most important list you’ll ever make is the list of things you’re going to stop doing.”

What is on your list of things to stop doing?

Are there things that you do that don’t matter?  Why do them?

be a seeker

“The only thing that we can know is that we know nothing and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.”  Leo Tolstoycopy-of-italy_turin_2003-112

 

Are you seeking a better today?

Are you continually seeking knowledge which can be transformed into wisdom?

Are you seeing the beauty of today?

What are you doing then?

breathe freely

 

 

“The prime cause of our suffering is our wanting things to be different than they are!”  Susan Jeffers

 

When our expectations exceed reality we generate toxins in our body that produce a variety of pain.   For some people it is debilitating headaches, for others it could be intramuscular pains that seems as real as if there were some physical trauma that caused the pain.   In reality our body is reacting from the stress of expectation and dealing with the stress by creating pains in the body.

If we could align our expectations with “what is” rather than “what it should be” then a lot of the stress we experience could be removed.  

There are many stress reducing techniques available, some are breathing techniques where you focus on the intake and exhale of air into the body.   By controlling the flow of air we can control the flow and impact of stress.   It takes practice and some thought to get the breathing technique to produce the desired results.  Like exercise it is something that needs to be done with some regularity in order to produce the greatest benefit.   Breathing correctly needs to become a habit.