Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Just think: When we are driving, we know where we want to go and we plot out our route. When we plan and prepare a meal, we follow a recipe and monitor the food as it cooks.

How much attention do we give to planning the direction of our lives?

Taking the time to review our quality of life gives us a chance to re-evaluate what we are doing and where we want to go. It lets us fine-tune our direction, to ensure we are on track for what we most want.

Stop and think about your last 6 months. What did you learn? What would you like to do differently? Where do you want to recommit?

"Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up."

-- A. A. Milne

"Always have a plan, and believe in it. Nothing happens by accident."

-- Chuck Knox

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Source of Anger

The source of anger....how many of you feel anger...I know I do and I try not to let it get the best of me. Here are some thoughts on angry, perhaps it will get you to think the next time you get angry...

"Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How does anger typically surface in your life?

We usually get angry at someone, don't we? We judge that someone has done something wrong and we want them to be punished.

In truth, the actions of others are never to blame. It's our thinking - our blaming and judgment - that causes the anger. And we blame and judge because we have a need that has not been met.

In his book 'Nonviolent Communication,' Marshall B. Rosenberg advises that rather than blame others, we are better served by directing our energy towards meeting our own needs.

He offers a simple tool for change. Instead of saying, I am angry because they ... we can say, I am angry because I am needing ....

"At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled."

-- Marshall B. Rosenberg

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Time For You!

How can you free up more time for yourself? All of the great masters counsel that we need time daily for solitude. And if we want our journey in life to be meaningful, then surely we need some free time each day to explore our inner landscapes and uncover our passions. What activities can you cut out of your life to give you more growing room?

"Why has time disappeared in our culture? How is it that after decades of inventions and new technologies devoted to saving time and labor, the result is that there is no time left? We are a time-poor society; we are temporally impoverished. And there is no issue, no aspect of human life, that exceeds this in importance. The destruction of time is literally the destruction of life."

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ever have one of those days that you just wish you never got up out of bed and wished you stayed under the covers or under the bed when it seems that things go wrong or your plans change and you look for others to blame? Well, here's something that crossed my email today and this is a definite message specifically for me today and if your not having a not so good day...hope this helps..

We often expect other people to meet our needs. When they don�t give us what we want, we may feel anger, resentment and even revengeful. Rather than blaming others, we could choose to get in touch with our needs and then fill them ourselves.

"Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame."

-- Erica Jong

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

We have all had issues of "control" and why we feel as though we need to be in control of everything ..including yours truly.......it's human!

Need to let go of control?

"The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order."

-- Henry Miller

Ego believes that it needs to protect us from external dangers. Through control and manipulation, it aims to keep us safe. This need of ego is based in fear.

If we hope to live in love, we must become acquainted with soul. Experiencing soul brings a deep knowing that this is a loving universe. Experiencing soul also builds faith. We learn to trust that we don�t have to run the show. And when we do this, we tap the source of true freedom and joy.

"It is not action or effort that we must surrender; it is self-will, and this is terribly difficult. You must do your best constantly, yet never allow yourself to become involved in whether things work out the way you want."

-- Eknath Easwaran

"True spiritual surrender responsibly opens itself to the unknown."

-- Stephen V. Doughty

Saturday, March 13, 2010

"Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections." -- Katherine Paterson

Angeles Arrien says that life will be simple if we follow the four-fold way counseled by indigenous peoples: 1. Show up, being present with all four mental, emotional, physical and spiritual intelligences. 2. Pay attention to what has heart and meaning. 3. Tell the truth without blame or judgment. 4. Be open to outcome, not attached to outcome.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Find something to appreciate. Do this as often as you remember to do so, and your world will transform. " ... we can no longer afford to throw away even one "unimportant" day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all of us every day." -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Friday, March 5, 2010

Letting Go...How Hard It Is To Do

Written for someone who was and still is special..a soul mate is anyone that you have a true connection with in which you do not have to be in love with but instantly knows what the other feels and this can occur in a friendship, with a husband, wife, mother, father, sister, brother, cousin, aunt, uncle and so on.

Broken Soul

I don't know what I have done to you; why won't you take my hand.
You said we were soul connected and now your gone, I do not understand.
My soul is dying and my heart aches with pain it causes me to cry.
inch by inch I dwindle so low to the ground without a reason why.

Differences and disagreements should matter not if true we are as said
heart to heart and soul to soul is more important than thinking with your head.
I expected more from a soul traveler, an eternal link, a partner through and through.
how could you let your anger and foolishness get the best of you.
You want to be released and so it shall be
but not only do I release the connection but also the energy

I won't hold you back from your special gifts that you must share
for the life that you have in true existance is more than anyone can bear.
So I take leave of you my dear special friend and back out gracefully.
For whatever it was that I have done I'm sorry...truthfully.
Be well soul traveler and may your future path
Be filled with love and kindness and happiness.