Tag Archives: Life

Common cause …

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”  Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell was a noted mythologist who wrote the book “The power of myth” which examined many of the faces of religion in the world today.    Campbell tried to connect the stories from many religions to see where there were common points.    What was the true experience of those who lived thousands of years before us?   What did they discover that we are still searching for?

In a world as complex as ours is today we can easily get lost in the machines in the world as well as the machines in our mind.   We get lost in the noise of life and forget what it is really like to live.

Not far away is an island, an island that was rocked so violently that it shattered the lives of many people.   Lives that mattered and lives that still matter are shaking in the aftermath of tragedy.    

Power is realized when one heart in one part of the world unites their heart with the suffering heart in another part of the world.  Power is unleashed that can change what is right now and create something that will reflect the beauty of hearts united in a common cause.

your goal is to …

“The life which is unexamined is not worth living” Socrates

“A goal is the ongoing pursuit of a worthy objective until accomplished” Canfield, Hansen, Hewitt

Examine your life. Are you setting goals that are big enough to make a difference in your life?
Do you have an exciting vision for your future? When do you work on the vision? Making the vision come true is one goal you can work on.

For the better

What you focus on expands.

That is if you are thinking positive thoughts you will grow towards those positive thoughts and if you are thinking about things that go wrong you will necessarily bring yourself towards things that are negative as a consequence.

What do you think about most?   Do you think that you can?   Do you think you have amazing abilities, courageous character, magnificent manner, superior strengths, or honorable humility?

What is the predominant creative force in your life?   Do you use your creative force?

When we choose to be creative we choose something far grander than we imagine.  Robert Fritz writes, “Moreover, the entire quality of your life changes dramatically, from tragedy, drudgery, pain, tolerance, struggle, sameness, and boredom so often characteristic of life in the reactive responsive orientation to the excitement and adventure characteristic of life in the orientation of the creative.” (The Path of Least Resistance)

Fritz again writes, “When you examine reality with a preconceived idea of what you will find, you particularly notice those facts that reinforce your concept.”   This goes back to the idea what you focus on expands.  The confirmation bias that you hold causes you to look for things that affirm your ideas or bias.   Suddenly everything you see acts in synchronization with your ideas and beliefs – the world is in alignment with your beliefs right or wrong.   If you are thinking creatively – expanding your capacity to better yourself or the world, what you are focusing on will expand for the better.  

What do your focus on?   Creative forces or something else?

start living today

“It takes courage to look at yourself and accept your imperfections. It takes courage to love yourself anyway. It takes courage to go beyond merely trying to survive your life and start trying to actually enjoy it.”  Seth Godin  The Tribes Casebook  http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/files/CurrentTribesCasebook.pdf

 

It takes courage to change.  It takes courage to want to be better than you are today.  It takes courage to live.

 

When do you want to start living?

 

 

 

What the tide washed away – footprints

Have you walked on a sandy beach and left your footprints in the sand.   Have you noticed that when you stop and look back at those footprints they have been washed away by the incoming tide?  The wave gently erases our past as you walk on the beach.  Your footprints only last for a short while.

Life is much like your footprints.  While those footprints may be visible for a short time eventually they are washed away.  It is only where you stand that you let your presence be known.  When you step away the footprints will be filled in by the rushing water. 

You need to be present today where you are and you need to make a difference today.  Life isn’t about what you have done it is about what you are doing.

When you watch the tide come in and wash your footprints away do you lament the fact that your presence has been washed out to the sea?   Or do you look forward to the next step you will make.  You will make a new impression on the sand and for a moment that will be your signature.  

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Andre Gide

And one does not discover their self without consenting to look beyond the present.

defining personal success factors

Where are the keys?

What is success?

What is personal success?  What does it mean?   How do you get it?   Where do you find it?

How long does it take to get there?

You have a key in your hand.  Behind one of many doors is your future, a future that is filled with the things your heart desires.   What your heart desires.   The key fits the lock that matches the desires of your heart. 

Finding the desire of the heart is the goal.  

Find the who in you.

Are you one that:

            Acts boldly
            Takes risks
            Acts implusively
            Seeks adventure
            Assertive and to the point
            Physical

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            Enjoys task and structure
            has a serious attitude
            is a helper
            Cares for body and health
            is Direct but cautious
            follows rules
            respects authority

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            Questions and explores ideas
            considers the ideas of other’s
            highly independent
            lives in imagination
            desires competency
            expectations are set high

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            Thanks others
            Integrity matters
            likes to make things better
            likes to brighten the day of others
            a team player
            clam – peacemaker – harmony

 

 

Which category fits you best?  Are you living at your best?

Reasons to wait

The five best reasons to wait until tomorrow.

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The secret is action today, now, this very minute, take that step that will release your creativity.

You did notice that there are no reasons to wait, not good reasons.  So start today.  You know what you have desired to do but haven’t started – start today.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the Moments that take our breath away.” ~unknown