We are at choice today. Do we want to live in the quiet or chaotic mind? The quiet mind remains present, hears the still small voice of God’s calm and focuses on gratitude. A quiet mind breaths deeply, smiles and relaxes the shoulders. The chaotic mind remains in the past. It brings past experiences into […]
Need to feel connected, safe and guided? Take a walk with nature and feel the breeze caressing you. Listen to the birds and open your heart to hear a guided message. See the trees yield to the wind and embrace the benefits of non-resistance. Smell the scent off fresh-cut grass or a field of flowers and […]
Why is smiling so important? Here’s 2 reasons why: *a smile activates endorphins and serotonin that relaxes the body releasing stress and retrains the brain to feel better. Author Shawn Achor, of The Happiness Advantage, writes when we make smiling part of our everyday practice, we help our brains create happiness loops that encourage more positive-thinking patterns. […]
How low do we want to go? When we find negative thinking taking us down thought by thought what do we do? The following are two strategies to consider: Change your physiology, stretch, jump, stand, run in place, etc. Changing our physical bodies interrupts stinking thinking. Ask questions, what time is it, what time is […]
Life should not be that complicated. An easy way to uncover what you want is to list all the things you don’t want. When unsure of who or what to become, list everything you don’t want to become. Then, look and see YOUR TRUTH. And, your truth will set you free.
What do we want to experience? If we look only at limitations and what’s wrong, we will only see limitations and what’s wrong. If we only see partly cloudy days, we will not look for the sun that’s partly shining. If we only think “Not me, I Can’t do that”, then, we will not try […]
Everyday we choose to live one experience for 365 days or 365 experiences, one for each day. So we pray, God help me to forgive and let go of disappointing hurtful memories from my yesterdays. Help me to open my heart a little more each day and welcome my new experience for this my new and only […]
Words by themselves do not have power. We give them power with our feelings. Words filled with love and an attitude of compassion ignite life and healing to someone hurting. But words filled with discourse and hate crush a spirit. A harsh answer fueled by our ego stirs up anger but a gentle reply from […]
There is a place where we stop struggling against fear and uncertainty. That place can only be found in this our present moment. And, in the present moment and in the next and the next…..we find our rest.
Can we recognize our teachers by the following hints: People, places and things that trigger us Life’s unexpected disappointments and frustrations Waiting for things to happen The __________(fill in the blanks). Confucius reminds us – if we understand our teachers, we will understand ourselves. And, so he writes – If I am walking with two […]
We choose to live enlightened: when we see beauty in everyone we meet when we look for opportunities in everything – even our irritations when we focus on the present moment, letting go of yesterday and tomorrow when we become what we want others to be when we walk in peace, compassion and love when […]
It is said a basic human need is to feel significant. And, if we accept this truth, who would we follow – Mother Teresa or other? Mother Teresa decided her significance would come from within. She choose acts of kindness, compassion and love to determine her significance. Others decided it would come from outside themselves […]
If you could, would you? Would you believe in the gift of dreams and in your creative ability to manifest them or believe no good comes from complaining? Would you believe thoughts create feelings, and feelings ignite words, and words catapult action or believe there is a Divine spark in your heart with the power to heal? Would you […]
Ever wonder what life is about? For me life is about the choices I’ve made, are making, will make and the meaning I put behind them. It’s not about yesterday or tomorrow, it’s about today. Life isn’t about how much or how little it rains, but how loud I decide to sing and dance […]
Are we dreamers or stronger wishers? Dr. King was a dreamer and acted on it. He did not sit starry-eyed wishing on the brightest star – Sirius. He did not allow naysayers to have the last word about his dream. He owned it. Dreamers do not look at their surroundings for proof, nor do […]
What does it take to really know yourself? To know yourself takes courage and accountability. It takes a willingness to see the truth from the inside out. To know yourself is to identify your opportunities, recognize your strengths and build on them. It takes awareness and acknowledgement of what we know and don’t know. To know […]
We are reminded – it is one thing to be thought of as foolish, it’s another to open our mouths and prove it. A good thing to remember before we utter a word. To those who think before they speak, who pause before responding, will be thought powerful and wise. But, to those who react and […]
Are you among the many who have habitual busyness? Who continue repeating there’s not enough time in a day – even though everyone has 1440 minutes in a day? Listen, to your response when asked, “How are you?” Do you hear a laundry list of to-dos, tasks, busyness? If so, PAUSE, take a BREATHE, RELAX […]
We are told, every story should have a beginning, middle and end. But, some stories seem to never end because the storytellers choose to tell the same story over and over again. We are told, every story has different roles played by different characters. But, some storytellers choose to the same story, play the same […]
Three ways to live a happy life: Decide to Decide to Decide to We are at choice. When we decide to live a happy life we find things to smile at, identify people, places and things to be grateful for and let go of yesterday.
Clouds can cover the sun, but they cannot stop the sun from shining. And, so it is with our fears and disappointments – they cannot stop us from our dream without our permission. In 1953, three neighborhood vocalist came together and sang their dream. They proved life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how […]
We increase effectively: when we pause to process asking what’s happening before reacting when we check in from the inside out, pray then proceed when we recognize for every YES, there are as many NOs when we look at behind the scenes, our WHYs then plan accordingly when we accept that we control our choices, triggers […]
Did you know that people who get up and make their bed are happier and exercise regularly. Why? Because they get up with specific intentions. They decided to be meaningful specifics not wondering generalities (Zig). Poet Robert Frost made his bed and set an intention to have a good day everyday and it is reported […]
Disney reminds us in a song of the many possibilities that can come true……..when your heart is in your dream, no dream is too extreme. Amazon knew this and today we have Alexa. Everyday researches dream and at the Center for Immuno-Oncology conduct studies that unleash the power of the body’s immune system to detect and combat […]
When we play our music, we play the note of NO not YES when our boundaries are crossed. By allowing our heart note to play and the heart notes of others, a symphony filled with beautiful music is heard. Listen!
Three things in life are for sure: change happens change is promised to everyone change creates uncomfortable, uncertainty and anxious feelings Now we are at choice, we can go with the flow of change or resist it; and, either way, change does not need our approval, ask for our permission or if we are ready. […]
How will we know we are living enlightened? We will know when we are mindful of our surroundings, aware of our thoughts, careful with our words and accountable for our actions; when we understand why we made this choice over that one; when the beliefs that no longer serve us are released and, our responses […]
The benefits of living with a grateful heart go on an on. The following benefits are just the beginning: We increase in understanding, become aware of our fears, alert to our worries We are more accepting of ourselves and others We self-care more, walk in nature and become one with its calm We learn to love […]
Do we have busy behaviors? Do we find ourselves arranging, rearranging schedules to accommodate every person, place or thing? If yes, STOP and get quite. In our stillness we go beyond the act of doing to just BEING. In stillness we access and become everything we are meant to be with serenity and ease. Peace […]
We are reminded from within a light shines through us and that light is all there is. When we remain connected to that light what was unseen is now seen. There is a path within filled with peace and serenity. Go there.
At one or more times in our lives, we will experience our darkest hour. In this moment of hopelessness and despair it is imperative to command your mind to be still and allow God to be God. In these moments of darkness, decide to turn away from your human seeing and look with your […]
What inspired or de-inspired you this morning? Did you start today hypnotized with yesterday’s thoughts, words and actions or de-hypnotized with new thoughts, words and actions? If we believe we came into this world to succeed, we will speak and act on that thought. However, if we believe we came into this world victimized, our […]
Be mindful of your thoughts. The mind is a wonderful instrument needing fine tuning moment to moment. Listen intently, do you hear the note of anger, are you playing the key of fear? We are a choice, control the strings of negative thoughts, continue playing in the wrong key or fine tune them and […]
We are reminded to know yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Therefore what comes after our “I AM” is telling. When we know who we are, we will be mindful of the following: We will live with an open heart We will live without judgments We will live taking nothing personally We will live […]
Love is a strong motivating force experienced through our thoughts and senses. And, how we experience love is a choice. If we choose to love conditionally, we experience love that is often fleeting and temporary. But, if we choose to love without conditions, unconditionally, we find a love that’s everlasting. When we love unconditionally, Love […]
Did you know peace is your natural state of being? BUT, you will never experience a life filled with peace while holding on to anger. And, did you know love is your natural state of being? BUT, you will not experience pure love without holding unforgiveness in your heart. Now that you know, how will […]
What adds to the quality of our lives? Is it what we own or how we look? Or, is it extending a helping hand to another just because we can?
Why compassion? Three reasons, compassion: increases understanding to heal a broken hearts makes sad times more tolerable through acts of kindness opens the heart to receive and give forgiveness But, most importantly, compassion demonstrates love for ourselves and others. Why compassion, why not?
Take nothing for granted. Live grateful for everything and everyone for nothing lasts forever – coffee gets cold, babies grow up, things get old, people come and people go. Just for today, pause to see and receive your blessing. Then, just for tomorrow, do it again.
It is said, the monsters in our lives are the massive thoughts and limitations we accept as our truth. And, if we embrace that truth, we are assured to experience it. BUT, if we are opened to accepting massive amounts of love and forgiveness, the monsters and limitations dissipate. WHY, because we cannot serve two […]
What is important to you? Is it taking a moment to breathe the fresh-cut grass or listen to the birds singing for you in the morning? Is it taking a walk on the beach to reconnect with yourself and the Creator? Or, is it the feeling of wonder after being touched by an angel? When […]
I have found the following five desires, deep within our core, are shared by everyone: We want to be loved – accepted with all our perfect imperfections We want to be heard – know that someone wants and cares enough to listen We want peace – within ourselves and with others We want to be […]
Th term imagination comes from a Latin verb imaginari meaning to picture oneself. When we choose to awaken the power of imagination we see ourselves as giants among grasshoppers, we see doors of opportunities open, we uncover new ideas and we manifest solutions. The Wright Brothers did and today we fly, Steve Jobs did and […]
Don’t wait for everything to be perfect, spread your wings in faith and courageously take the next step, then the next. Life is not about the what ifs holding us back. It’s about laughing at our perfect imperfections and sharing smiles with strangers. Life is about living our dreams then helping others live theirs.
Life offers 2 choices to live by. We can live by faith trusting behind the stormy clouds the sun is shining or live in fear thinking the sun will never shine again. We can live in faith believing things will turn around or live in doubt believing things will never change. Either way, we […]
We can believe in the life we’re dealt or deal the life we believe. Man is his own star, Emerson writes and the labels we place on ourselves influence our fate. Keep this in mind when we are at choice and ask, “Am I pouring my concrete and building my monument or letting others […]
If life was a classroom, what do you want to learn? And, if life were filled with learning, what class should we consider? Disappointed, check the blackboard in your heart and sign up for classes on Forgiveness of self and others. Angry, check the blackboard in your heart and sign up for classes on Love […]
What if your desires came out perfect, just as you imagined, what would you hear, see, feel – receive?
When we want more peace, we choose to let go of past hurts and disappoints we let go of the “get even” mindset and drop the hot coals we decide to open our hearts long enough to forgive Peace can only find its place in our hearts when allow the healing to begin.
Ever wonder what your mirror will show if you opened your heart to see? Mirror practice exposes fear, reveals hurts and can set us free. The more we practice, the more we understand our woundedness. When our woundedness is exposed, the more self-compassion we can give and receive. And, the more self-compassion is […]
Everyone experiences fear and some fears are necessary reminders such as look both ways when crossing the street. And, although some fears keep us from danger, some hold us in captivity. Recognizing fear as a false expectation appearing real, we step out of its shadows and into the light. We decide to walk by […]
You may never know why that one act of kindness made the difference in someone’s life, but it did. So do it again
Do you want to live in the wonder of a child? If yes, then think like a child. A child does not relive yesterday’s games but focuses on the games at hand. Children draw on their imagination and find creative ways of expression. A child creates fun out of wondering and seeing possibilities. And, now […]
Life is filled with ups, downs, stops and starts. BUT are we willing to perceive them in the moment and not make them about yesterday’s experiences or tomorrow’s uncertainties? When we decide to change the meaning behind our perceptions, conditions change. Our hills and valleys are seen as hills and valleys, our stops and starts […]
Life begins with a heart beat and love is between the beats. When we listen with our hearts, people, places and things become less annoying. When we love between the beats, we find peace and create more joy. When we listen and love, we become the light the world longs to see. Now, just for […]
Everyday we learn or teach from what we think and/or say. With our words, we teach others to be strong and courageous. With our words we offer hope and support. With our thoughts, we learn to let go, release and forgive so we can begin once more with a new story. Everyday we enter the […]
If we knew living mindful of the present moment, aware of repetitive hurtful past stories causes undo stress and is harmful to our health, would we live mindfully? If we knew living mindfully, alert and expecting new opportunities each day would increase fulfillment and joy, would we choose to live mindfully? Or, if we knew […]
Three highest gifts we can give ourselves are: accept and love who we are understand we are doing the best we can appreciate our efforts Three highest gifts we can give others are: accept and love others as they are know they are doing the best they can appreciate their efforts
Who showed you a way and supported you so you could grow? And, who are we suppporting now? A foundation is poured before a beautiful skyscraper can be built, but someone had to provide pouring directions. A seed is planted and a flower grows, but someone had to provide the seed. When we look […]
Did you know self-appreciation and silencing your inner critic can build and increase your self-worth. Don’t believe me, try it!
If we could have exactly what we want, what would exactly look and feel like? What do we exactly mean when we say we want to be free from regrets yet refuse to forgive or let go of the moment we exactly felt betrayed? What are we exactly looking for when we say we want […]
Decisions are made from two places – the heart or the head. When made from the head, they are driven by our humanness – self-centered and less giving. Whereas, decisions made from the heart come from love, understanding and compassion. They focus on supporting and a win-win outcome for everyone To avoid unwanted results from […]
Question: What happens when we react with attitude toward this person, that place or thing? Answer: Mole hills become mountains and friends are perceived as enemies.
When we don’t let go of our negative thoughts, and meet them with understanding, they expose themselves in our words and actions. When we don’t let go of our negative thoughts, and meet them with kindness, they create feelings of unrest. When we don’t let go of our negative thoughts, and meet them with love, […]
What stops us? We cannot reach the top of a mountain if we give up the climb. BUT, first we have to choose the mountain. Nor can we arrive at our final destination if we allow roadblocks to stop us. BUT, we first have to choose a destination To be successful, we have to know […]
Is your GPS set on the direction you want to go? Our Intention is our GPS, our inner guiding light. A guide to where we will end up. Today is your day. How will you intend it to be?
When will we be ready: To resolve the conflict and end the battle between our ears To discern what’s holding us back from true happiness and cease living a life of mediocrity To stop living yesterday again and again and start living today anew Interesting allegory but true, it is said some build fences to […]
It is said, people tend to forget what we say but they will not forget how we made them feel. So, how will you be remembered? Will it be for the time you listened to ________ and made them feel special? Was it the time you helped the elderly person cross the street making them […]
Everyone is born with a winner’s mind until they get distracted by someone telling them they can’t. If we want to live with a winner’s mind, our God-given birthright then: don’t question the height of the hoop, the challenge, see yourself making the shot and finding a solution don’t listen to sideline shouts saying you […]
If we want to tap into the genius within, be willing to ask questions? If you want to wake up your curiosity, become inquisitive. If you want to __________ takes 10 minutes each day and mindfully become curious about YOU – your thoughts, your surroundings, your beliefs, etc. And, if you don’t have 10 minutes […]
Our curiosity plays a major role in our lives and in the lives of others. So how curious are you? It was curiosity that stretched the limits of scientists and today we have space travel. It was curiosity among medical professionals that created a cholesterol test to assess our risk of a heart attack. It […]
What do you believe? If you never asked that question or did and blew off the answer, today is the day to ask again and listen. What do you believe? Do you believe life is more than yesterday’s detours and roadblocks? Do you believe Heaven knows your existence and leads you to be everything you […]
When challenged With unexpected events that shatter our world, we get angry. Don’t deny the anger, funnel it and become someone’s peace. With unexpected events that break our hearts, we feel helpless. Don’t deny the feeling, funnel it and become someone’s hope. With every challenge we can rise up showing up united in faith knowing […]
When you are ready to live centered and walk the path of peace, you will: stop playing small honor your sacredness live today as today not from yesterday’s experiences detach from your attachments give up attacking, accusing and judging yourself and others live from the heart – the love center – not the head – […]
There are many words describing what we believe, and the two that really matter are I CAN or I CAN’T. I CAN believers see a world filled with possibilities, support and encouragement. They understand behind challenges are opportunities of solutions. I CAN believes don’t deny the storms of life, they see through them and find […]
Unguarded filters keep us from experiencing true happiness. Irrational filters believe it’s ok to not forgive or let go of a past story. Uncontrolled filters keep us stuck insisting on having things our way or the highway. Unconscious filters keep us feeling unloved preventing us from living as LOVE. Look around, then look again. It […]
If and when our world spins out of control or we are experiencing overwhelm, best to PAUSE & PRAY before reacting. If and when questions arise and doubt takes over, best to PAUSE & MEDITATE. In prayer, we spend time with the Creator talking about our challenges. But, when we meditate, we spend time listening […]
Olympic Winner Simone Biles writes maybe it’s good we don’t know what will happen next in our stories because if we did, we may not turn the page and miss the experience of good that comes out of hard times. Remember all things, not some things, will work together for our good, IF we look […]
Is it faith, hope or both? Faith is the assurance, that gut feeling, that guides and helps us ease into a busy day. It is that inner self-trust and knowing that all things will work out for our good – even the things we don’t understand. Hope is living in the moment, believing that nothing […]
A story to think about. Two frineds on their daily walk, slipped off the mountain side. Both gripped with fear, held onto the cliff’s edge and began praying , “God please send someone to save us.” Shortly after praying, someone came along, reached down and shouted, “Let go of the edge and grab my […]
Everyone has a plan, a dream, a vision until life happens and they get punched out. In life, our plans will be filled with bumps, hills and detours, what’s the plan when you hit one? Is the plan to go back to the status quo, quit trying, change the vision or forge through? No matter what […]
We are reminded when we do what others say we can’t do, we will never pay attention to their limiting beliefs again. So what will we do with this reminder, nod and go on living our daily routine, continue to follow main stream I can’t thinking, choose to bury our dreams and avoid swimming upstream? […]
Avoiding drama is not easy but possible when we choose the role of an observer and not the role of a participant. Like Aikido, a Japanese form of self-defense, an observer does not deny the situation, but steps to one side of the situation. An observer does not embrace negative thoughts and emotions but chooses […]
Facing the inevitability of change is challenging and at times down right HARD. But, whether we are ready or not, change happens. At some point we will change careers, partners, cars, homes, friends and more. We grow older, gain and loss weight, spend money and save money. We experience birth and sadly death. Change […]
If we knew what we thought and said would come to pass, would we listen more intently? If we understood that by words, we consciously and unconsciously paint pictures of our lives, would we be more observant? Proverbs reminds us over and over that there is power in our words. How we trap ourselves by […]
When we find ourselves asking what kind of Love is this, STOP and explore. Love comes in many people, places and things. And, in two forms, from the heart or the head – both are opposing opposites. If we become impatient, fault-finding, experience an inner desire to move on, we are in love from the […]
If we hear ourselves saying, “You made me feel _____.” Remember, no person, place or thing can make us feel good or bad, loved or unloved, accepted or unaccepted, angry or peaceful. IF we don’t feel good, bad, loved, unloved, accepted, unaccepted, angry or peaceful first, We choose and give people, places and things their […]
It’s January, the beginning of a New Year, so what changed? If you find the only thing that changed is your calendar, then you decided to hold onto the old, not let go of _________and not create space for the new ________. Living an extraordinary life is a decision. If we are not living extraordinary, […]
Dr. Chapman writes, people behave differently when their emotional love tanks are full. But, how do we know the type of LOVE that fills our tanks? It is unlikely that a restaurant, any restaurant, can fill your hunger needs without a specific food order. And, meeting your hunger for LOVE is the same way. We […]
Dr. Bruce Lipton compares the subconscious mind to a computer hard drive processing, storing and labeling files all the time. And, without taking time to examine the effects of our thoughts, it would be almost impossible to identify the files mislabeled because of clouded perceptions, fear of rejection, feelings of unworthiness, expectations being disappointed, […]
Everyone is born with a free gift – the gift to give and receive love. BUT, not everyone will use this gift in the same way. Some will choose to use this powerful gift to control and hurt others. While others will use this gift to heal. And, many will choose not to use it […]
Complaining about life’s challenges will not eliminate them. What complaining will do is make them bigger and louder. Accepting challenges is not easy but it is doable. If you are tired of hearing yourself complain about this or that, the following 3 step NLP practice will help redirect your stress and help you live more […]
In his book The Secret of Healing, author Jack Addington writes if we believe in any source of healing, we open our minds and receive the wholeness that is already ours. For then, we recognize we are a mirror reflecting our Divine Power. And, when you are ready, embrace this truth, tap into your power and […]
It is said our hearts beat approximately 35 million times in a year. (Nova) Ever wonder how many of those beats went toward love and, how many went toward anger? Decide this day to protect your heart because out it comes the issues of life. Choose to check in throughout the day, mindful of […]
There will come a time: when we recognize who and what really matters, who and what never did, and who and what always will when our thoughts are heart directed and our actions love directed when we live authentically and courageously, not fearful of our vulnerability when we acknowledge we are one and what affects […]
It is said by our words, we tell the world all about ourselves. But, are we listening? By our words we justify and judge and by our words we are merciful and loving. Listen carefully, for out of the abundance of the heart, what we think we speak.
Can we ever find a solution without having a problem or experience the beauty of a butterfly without the transformation of a caterpillar? So why when we look for new beginnings, are we surprised when challenges and transformations present themselves? Think about this, can we ever experience the richness of life or fly free as […]
No we can’t avoid some of life challenges BUT, we can find ways to get through them. The greatest teachers, Jesus, Buddha, Mother Teresa, Bethany Hamilton and Boston Bomber Survivor Jeff Bauman are among the many who faced and defeated life’s challenges. AND, each one left an inspirational path for us to follow. Now the […]
And, the day came when you knew your heart was healed. How will you know? You will know when you no longer have the need to talk about your past hurts and disappointments. For then, you know you have let go of the past and forgiven. This could be that day, listen.
Faith isn’t faith until it’s all we can hold onto when there is no end in sight. Faith isn’t faith until we recognize there’s somebody bigger within you or I. Faith isn’t faith until we are willing to climb out on the skinny branches and take a risk. Faith isnt faith until we see what […]
Consider this, When we live from the heart, we respond from a place of love When we see from the heart, we focus on the Creator within every person, place and thing When we experience life from the heart, we embrace possibilities Now consider where you have been living, then decide where you want to […]
New Year, New Beginnings, New Intentions – living from the Heart with the following 5 Reiki Principles: Just for today I will not worry Just for today I will not be angry Just for today I will be grateful Just for today I will be and do everything authentically and honestly Just for today I […]
When we practice mindful living, we are conscious of our triggers. Triggers are emotions we pack deep inside. They are associated with thoughts, feelings and traumas of past experiences carried from place to place and person to person. As 2017 comes to a close, take time to look inside your heart and see what emotional baggage you are carrying. Then, decide to embrace, feel and let go of the […]
Want: To live content? Live from a thankful heart. To experience love? Be mindful of your words and actions. To live peacefully? Take nothing or no one for granted. To receive? Give without expectations. To be forgiven? Forgive without reason. To be abundant? Live as if today were your last day on earth. […]
Do you want to be remembered, have more happiness, more abundance and love? Then, become someones’s helping hands, open your heart and become the love you seek. And, you will be remembered, happier, receive more love and become more abundance.
To live authentically, live accepting, loving, with compassion and understanding of self and others. For the value we place on ourselves, is the value we will place on others.
We are more than Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. We are meant to transcend to Greatness: to live from the ordinary to the extraordinary to pay our blessings forward to claim our Divine birthright This is the Season; this is the day – transcend and live your Greatness.
No matter how big or small, young or old, there is always a Trust On Me moment. Ella was 7 when she wrote her story – I Trust On Me. Entering a new grade, she found herself in new situations, with new kids, unfamiliar territory, facing new fears and uncertainties. But Ella knew the source […]
If we are asked do we want to know the truth, will we respond, “Yes I can or No I can’t handle the truth.” Ancient Egyptians believe we are asked two questions in the afterlife: 1. did you bring joy 2. did you find joy If asked the same questions in this life, how would […]
Who are we? We are not our circumstances or possessions. We are not what we did or did not do in the past. If we are not our circumstances, possessions and past, then who are we? We are this present moment and, the belief we now hold in our hearts.
To become who we want to be, we must first believe. Believe that our past story does not define us and choose a new story. Believe we are valued and what we say to ourselves and others will matter. Believe we are extraordinary and not mediocrity. And, now you will see how and what is […]
What’s in your heart, the treasure chest of stored wants and desires? Proverbs reminds us to listen and find treasures we have buried (good and not so good) behind our words. We are told life and destruction come out of the mouth, but are we listening? We know with words we can tear down or […]
We are influenced by love is a statement of truth. A truer statement is how we love – conditional or unconditional – that influences us so much more. To find out how we have, are and will love review the following: I know I am loving unconditionally when I am: patient and kind to […]
How determined are we? Will we be so determined to have things our way that we allow our grievances to cloud our perceptions? Or, will we let all preconceived notions go and live determined to be at peace with ourselves first, then with others? Today, you are once again at choice – to determine what […]
How would we live if we knew today would be filled with miracles? Would we give more and worry less? Would we be more patient and compassionate? How would we feel? Would we feel lighter, more content and thankful? Believe it or not, each day begins with a miracle. It’s the beating of your heart. […]
A great philosopher wrote: If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary and new will begin to establish themselves around and within […]
Four ways to become a meaningful specific: 1. Find a purpose. Without one, we become double minded and influenced by others. 2. Have a focus. Without one, we are easily distracted and doubtful of our next steps. 3. Establish a direction. Without one, how can we move forward. 4. Create a vision. Without one, how […]
Want to start today without yesterday’s chaos, check in and ask, “Where am I – here or there?” Want to live today without yesterday’s anxious thoughts, check in and affirm: In the multitude of my anxious thoughts, I am comforted. My heart and mind open to new ways of seeing, feeling and doing what is […]
It is said we cannot re-live our history. A statement of truth, but not a true statement. For it is possible to re-live our history by choosing to tell a different story, Yes, life has disappointments and hurts, expect them, but don’t build your entire life story around them. Today is a new day with […]
How we pray matters. Prayers filled with faith, Buddha shares, engenders a super-normal mental state where the impossible becomes possible. Prayers filled with doubt, engenders what’s impossible and remains impossible. When we pray in faith, we do not look at what is happening out there, but what is going on within us. For then we […]
Knowing we are at choice, why decide to choose the latter? We decide how to live our lives – happy or miserable. We choose to live life filled with love or fear. We decide the who and what are similar or different. We choose to play the role of victor or victim. We decide to […]
Feeling stuck, listen and see. Language is a reflection of thoughts that we choose to put into motion – we think so we speak, we speak so we act. The answer to our stuck-ness is waking up, becoming aware and acknowledging we are stuck. Awareness is turning off the auto-pilot button long enough to […]
Want to be live in the here and now? Then let go of yesterday’s thoughts and tomorrow’s concerns – it’s that simple. There is no magic, no guru speaking or special formula to help everyone live in the present moment. It’s simply an individual decision; a practice of participating in life moment by moment. I […]
What will you believe if you don’t believe in yourself? If we believe our significance comes from the acknowledgement of others, we will always be unsatisfied with our efforts until someone else acknowledges our good. If we repeat over and over hopeless dry desert stories from our past, we will not believe or look for […]
Feeling unsafe, down and alone? I pray the following message brings you peace and serenity. Open your heart, to the song’s lyrics and receive The Prayer, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbviXG_56ss I pray you’ll be our eyes, and watch us where we go. And help us to be wise, in times when we don’t know. Let this be our […]
We are born to love, therefore there is no need to teach love. What needs to be taught is how to love, and love unconditionally. Unconditional love has no regrets because unconditional love has no predetermined expectations. Unconditional love holds no malice because unconditional love is forgiveness. Unconditional love has no shoulds or should nots […]
When we pray, avoid praying for conditions to change. Instead, pray for your thoughts to change about the conditions. For when we change our thoughts about the conditions, the conditions change.
The Holiday Season seems to bring out bittersweet feelings for many. The loss of a loved one, the loss of employment, a lost relationship, social status and more, are remembered. If you are among the many, think about comparing your life to a ship afloat at sea. As the storms come and heavy rains fall […]
Perceptions = interpretations = actions, check in and choose. Are we seeing everyone and everything as a threat? Then we will react with mistrust. But, if we see good in everything and in everyone, we respond with love. Are we seeing only through our humanness? If yes, then we will only find human weaknesses. But, if we see through our spiritual eyes, […]
What are our words saying? Listen. Are your words encouraging or hurtful? LIsten. Do you often think if I could turn back the hands of time I would not have said that? Listen. Are we repeating the same word/words everyday? Listen. Do our words come from the heart or the head? Listen It is said, it […]
We become a slave to our defenses and pay the price for wanting to be right. When we see our equality, we look at the past and recognize that there was no need to become defensive. And as we do, we will find serenity as we stand secure and certain within ourselves. When we release the need […]
Today, we get to choose again. Think about that. Will you choose to see another as a friend? Will you choose to dwell on your imperfections and the imperfections of another? Will you choose to open your heart and let you see the wounded child within? Today, you are at choice again. May your choices […]
Everyday we live by choice. We choose what we dwell on, what we say, what to eat, wear, love, forgive, not love, not forgive, the actions we take, not take and more. Everyday we are at choice. Will we choose to repeat yesterday’s thoughts, words and actions? Will we choose to react on _________or […]
Research shows we have between 50,000 and 70,000 thousand thoughts per day (huffingtonpost.com). And, most of those thoughts are unconscious. Ever wonder, what opportunities were missed because of auto-pilot, not mindful thinking? Ever given it a second thought of how your life would evolve if you lived paying attention? Ever imagine how our lives would […]
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. A good thing to remember when life gets chaotic. How we choose to show up, will be the difference. What role we decide to play – victim or victor – does matter. When we live from our greatness, our highest potential, […]
What does a good day look like for you? Does it look like a recipe filled with a pinch of gratitude, a sprinkle of hope. spoonfuls of faith and joy? Would you add ounces of smiles, pounds of love and baked with understanding in an oven called patience? Decide on the ingredients and the quantity […]
Asking WHY, uncovers the compelling reasons behind our thoughts, words and actions. Our WHYs determine our motivation and drive, Our WHY’s help uncover solutions to our challenges. And, ultimately It is our WHY’s that influence our choices.
What is love? Love is a feeling of ACCEPTANCE. It is a knowing that we are understood and not judged when triggered. Love is forgiving and does not live in the past. Love is embracing all our perfect imperfections and the imperfections of others. Love can be seen in the eyes of a lover who […]
All things point to the present. The Sacred Language of the Universe reminds us if we want to understand the causes that existed in the past, look at the results manifested in the present. If we want to understand what results will be manifested in the future, look at the causes that exist in the […]
It has been said, the greatest secret in life is having faith in something. And, YOU are that something. If we do not believe in ourselves, accept and love our perfect imperfections, then we will be ordinary people unable to accomplish extraordinary things. BUT, if we believe we are whatever comes after our I AM, […]
Who are our teachers? Are they the ones who go along with all our ideas? Or, are our teachers those who challenge us and make us think introspectively? Who are our greatest teachers? Are they the ones who agree with us 99% of the time? Or, are our greatest teachers those who push our buttons […]
We know we have a story. The question is whose voice will tell your story? Will your story be told from the inner critic who whispers you could have done better, you are not enough, undeserving, not worthy, etc. Will you allow your story to be told by outsiders, who think they know you but […]
Want a strategy to remain calm throughout your day, CHECK IN. Morning check in – what are you thinking? Did you start the day with yesterday thoughts, future tasks or in the present setting an intention, grateful for a new day? Mid morning check in – did you hear yourself barking at the cashier because […]
What do we know? We know what is focused on becomes bigger, brighter and louder. We know many live life on auto-pilot. We know forgiveness is key to inner peace and happiness. We know yesterday can never be repeated and tomorrow may never come. We know there are 1440 minutes in a day and we […]
The good book says it rains on the just and unjust. With that being said, what matters then is not the rain, but what we do in the rain as it falls. We are told, the greatest weapon against ourselves is between our ears. They are our thoughts of fear and doubt that come naturally […]
Did you know your smile is a powerful tool? When you smile, endorphins and serotonin are activated in the body causing you to relax and de-stress. Research shows smiling is a mood changer. A smile is facial feedback for the brain. When we smile, the brain senses the flexion of certain facial muscles required to […]
YES, it is possible to practice and share unconditional love when we are ready to: stop looking for our differences recognize we are all perfect imperfections decline from playing the game of pretense decide to live from the heart not from ego allow ourselves to let go of expectations allow ourselves and others to just […]
What if you had a choice to read about history or be part of creating history. What would you choose? Would fear, doubt and what ifs choose for you? Edison failed 1000 times, his idea of a light bulb was considered impossible but Edison decided to create history. Honda found himself alienated from Japanese businessmen. […]
Research shows people who have and live for a dream, live longer, happier and have a healthier quality of life. We live under pressure when we try to fulfill the purpose, thoughts, visions and dreams of others. It is said, our eyes only see, our ears only hear, our words only speak what our brain […]
What are we creating with our words? Listen! Do we hear words filled with fear, doubt, anger, limitations? Are we consistently repeating negative reports heard from another over and over again? Our words, silently repeated or spoken out loud, have power to create our anxiety or our peace. For it’s not what others […]
Who would we be without our stories? What opportunities would unfold if we told a different story? Our lives become the stories we tell and believe everyday. If we listened, what would we hear? Would we hear stories filled with drama, victimized or how we did, are and will overcome adversity? Will our stories begin […]
Are we ready to see and believe our greatness? Are we willing to let go of past beliefs that no longer are true and create a now reality? If yes, look, see and love on the real you.
There is a difficult path we walk every day and, we get to choose the degree of its difficulty. The path is meeting someone, anyone, half way. The difficulty is in persisting on having things our way and resisting the ideas, help and love of others. When we remain flexible, open and accepting, we find […]
We choose the thought. We choose the words and actions to take from the thought. So what are we thinking? It is said no single thought like no single step creates a path. Repeated thoughts like repeated steps form a solid path. So what path are we choosing? Like a solid path, we deepen a […]
Denial is a self-defense mechanism many use to avoid accountability and rejection. But, in doing so, are we denying our God-given gifts, our connections, sharing love, thoughts and ideas because we fear being rejected? And, are we denying our happiness because we return to past experiences blaming others because we do not want to be […]
What does extraordinary leaders do that ordinary leaders do not? Extraordinary leaders: understand their power comes from within. embrace their power when others never dream, feel or imagine it. know this power helps them do what they never thought they could. acknowledge there are no limitations in what they can do except the limitations they […]
5 important things to remember concerning love: When love leads, peace and understanding happen. When love is found, forgiveness and compassion follow. When love is shared, we speak the same language. When love is the intention, the hungry are feed. When love is embraced, the lonely find a friend.
What everyone knows and needs. There’s nothing we can do that can’t be done. Nothing we can sing that can’t be sung. Nothing we can say but we can learn how to play the game. It’s easy. All we need is love. There’s nothing we can make that can’t be made. No one we can […]
Life, like a new puzzle, brings new challenges. And, like a new puzzle, if we address our challenges like we address a puzzle, taking one piece at time, corners first, then straight line pieces, then colors, shapes etc., before we know it the puzzle is back together and so it will be with our lives. […]
Confidence – what is it and do you have it? Confidence is trusting oneself in all things. It is a state of hopefulness. Confidence is lovingly accepting ourselves – who we are, who we want to become, what we believe and more. Confidence is knowing that all our outcomes will be our teacher. Check it out, on a scale […]
When we find our finger pointing to others, blaming them for our anger, jealousy, hate, mistrust and more, point again. Author Stephen Covey reminds us if you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
We heard it said what you see is what you get. If true, how are we seeing our lives? Are we giving more than we receive because we see ourselves as undeserving? Are we saying, “I’ll believe it when I see it” then get angry when whatever it is does not appear? Are we expecting and seeing the […]
So who was in charge during the storm – Ego or Spirit? Ego is the invisible force demanding its way. It is the unquenchable desire to expect things to always go our way, seek what’s easy and comfortable. It’s that little voice inside that repeats over and over destructive and quarrelsome self-talk. Spirit on the […]
Below are a few things to promise yourself everyday: Be compassionate and understanding. You are not going to understand everything or everyone. Remain strong and filled with courage when faced with fearful events. Everything has a beginning, middle and end. Smile often. Smiling is a drug free mood changer. Find something or someone to be grateful for. […]
Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions and, never know too much to learn something new. (Og Mandino)
There is always another way. Today, recognize that we can shift our perceptions and change what is being perceived through our senses. It is that easy. WHY? Because when our perceptions change, we change and when we change, our beliefs, words, actions, habits and life change. For some, it will be difficult because they will choose to stubbornly hold onto yesterday’s perceptions. […]
If we choose to see through the eyes of love, acceptance and forgiveness, we see a world filled with peace and harmony. But, if we choose to see a world filled with chaos, anger and hate, more chaos, anger and hate will be revealed. Research proves ones expectation is a powerful force. Like gravity, our expectations draw to […]
A land owner unfamiliar with diamonds in the rough, saw many stones along the river bank of his property. Not knowing nor bothering to find out what they were, he decided they were worthless. Now despondent, he sold the property and went looking for his treasure elsewhere. After many years of seeking, the land owner returns […]
We prevent ourselves from living in the present when our minds are preoccupied with thoughts of the past. We prevent living in the moment when we use time against ourselves and continue living for tomorrow. We remain in the present by checking in during the day asking the following questions, Where am I Where do I […]
If we believe there are no neutral thoughts and every thought cannot be without an effect then, we will be mindful of our thoughts. If we believe what we think, we create and as we create, so it will be, we will live mindful of our thinking. If we believe every thought is creating something or […]
Cause and Effect – A Universal Law. We see the world that has been made, but do we see ourselves as partners in its creation? Don’t like what we see, change the cause, the effects will change automatically. You or I cannot escape from the world’s effects without changing the cause. If we choose not to give up […]
If we uncovered the why and the effects of over promising, would we over promise? When we over promise: we create excessive worry and stress. we set unrealistic expectations and dead lines. we diminish our self-worth, self-acceptance and increase the need for validation. we question if our best is good enough. we rob ourselves of […]
Do you have a dream? Then don’t let someone tell you that you can’t see your dream come true. People tell you, you can’t because they believe they can’t. When people can’t believe in themselves, they are not going to believe in you either. You have to believe it for yourself. In the movie Pursuit […]
Want more peace, joy and contentment in your life? Agree to the following: 1. Intend to speak only from the heart not from the head. The heart speaks love, peace, resolve and forgiveness, the head speaks ego, anger, winning and no forgiveness. 2. Don’t take what others say or do personally. Wounded people hurt […]
Ever wonder why we do the things we do? Like why do we: put limits on ourselves believe we can’t doubt our abilities and stop trying look for everyone’s approval before taking action on an idea set impossible standards, then wonder why we fail remain in our comfort zone and question why we feel so stuck […]
There are many voices beckoning us to go this way, that way, come here, go there, but who’s voice are we listening to? If we listen to the voice of the world, we hear many calling us to side with division, greed, hate and anger. If we listen to the still voice of Spirit within […]
Philosophers believe when we all think alike, no one thinks. Amazing things happen when we collaborate together – one mind and one heart. At this very moment, teams of doctors and scientists are uncovering cures for what was incurable. As we are taking our next breath, treatments for addictions are being designed that were thought to […]
Want more peace, joy, love and fulfillment in life? Wish as if you were the wish Love as if you were the love Give as if you were receiving Want more peace, joy, love and fulfillment in life? Become the person you want others to be.
What is an Invisible Creator? It is a Creator who sees – everything, everyone – and says, “it is good….” We are created to live in a world of diversity; to live in a garden filled with roses, daffodils, sunflowers, trees and more. Life was meant for us to co-exist, to live as one and find our place in the puzzle […]
When we hear ourselves repeating – listen to me – stop and ask am I listening? Hearing through the ears of others is practicing the Art of Understanding. When we listen to understand, we criticize less knowing things are not always what they appear to be. Author Stephen Covey reminds us to give others emotional oxygen by listening […]
We are reminded how and what we choose will help us grow up or grow down. Think about yesterday’s choices – in what direction did they take you? Our identity is tied to our choices and when we make I’m afraid or they want me to choices we limit what’s possible. Ronald Reagan choose […]
Living on purpose leads one to seek and find the good in all people, places and things. Now, driven by love, we heal angry hearts, understand and comfort those who are hurting. Living without a purpose leads one to seek and find the ugly in all people, places and things. Now, driven by hate, we […]
Who are we attempting to influence in our prayer life? Emerson reminds us what lies behind us and what lies in front of us pales in comparison to what lies inside of us. Our background and situations may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become. Pray not to influence outside […]
The following five facts will bring peace to your soul and quiet to your mind: A smile and a compliment are two things we can give that cost nothing and are unmeasurable in terms of their worth to both the giver and the receiver. The seeds we choose to plant are the flowers or fruit […]
We draw to us what we speak about over and over again. Listen to your words and hear your statements of truth – I am ______, I always ______, Everything is_______, Proverbs reminds us words can be used to build up ourselves and others or tear down. They are likened to a honeycomb, sweet, beneficial, […]
What is self-care? Self-care is providing love and care for you by you. It is treating yourself kindly and being mindful of your physical, emotional and psychological well-being. So is self-care important? It is if we want: to avoid burn out by running ourselves into the ground with too many obligations to avoid compassion fatigue […]
Everyone is born with a talent, a gift from the Creator. Our unique talents create opportunities. But, when we believe our talents are not good enough, not perfect enough, opportunities diminish and our creativity weakens. For we alone are the author and finisher of our fate. And, we alone choose their labels. Look around to […]
All things are created three times, once in thought, then in words, then in actions. Have we paused a few minutes to ask, “How am I doing?” Have we noticed if our creations are highly effective, somewhat effective, fairly effective or not effective at all? Do some creations need to be changed, duplicated or […]
We are not our wildest dreams, but who we can become is because of our wildest dreams. So, day and night, keep on dreaming. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams writes Eleanor Roosevelt. For in our dreams, memories meet emotions, solutions are uncovered and new ideas blossom. […]
Today, I will give thanks for this is a new day. A day free to express myself and choose my attitude toward life itself. Today, I choose to leave yesterday behind and see people, places and things as opportunities for me to grow. Today, I choose to listen and learn. Today, I choose to […]
Research shows we have 50,000 or more thoughts per day. Some thoughts are temporary, they come and go, others are habitual and become deeply rooted in our hearts and minds. If we believe what we consistently think about we bring about, we will live alert and aware. For what we continue to think about we […]
There are three qualities one must possess to live fulfilled. They are: (1) find a definiteness of purpose, (2) see the unseen seen, and (3) have a burning desire to possess it. Now, there are three questions to be answered, (1) what do you really want, (2) can you see and feel it, and (3) […]
Question, who would you be if your thoughts were only authentic, if you saw only right and pure, and acted only loving and admirable? The answer, you would be living your truth and manifesting your dreams. Question, if you believe your thoughts are reflected in your words and stimulate your actions; your repeated actions create […]
It has been said: thoughts become things. If true, what are we thinking? one can’t hold two thoughts at the same time. If true, which thought are you thinking – resentment or love, jealousy or compassion? negative thoughts grow like weeds. If true, than which thought will we choose to feed and grow? we can […]
Did you know, The best choice is made when we understand and embrace the why behind our decision. Authentic choices are made when we recognize we are in charge of how much peace, love and serenity we want in our lives. A prize-winning choice is made when we know we are responding not reacting to […]
As we connect to the light within, our perceptions change from I can’t to I can. Our light is the Divine Power, our source of all possibilities. As we connect to this power, the things that were once seen as limitations becomes possible. The unseen once clouded over by doubt and fear becomes clearly […]
We are at choice. We can travel through life as a hero, telling stories of courage, faith, hope and love or, travel as a victim, telling stories of defeat, impossibilities, anger and despair. Whatever situation we find ourselves in right now, however outrageous, choose to tell the story from a Victor’s not a Victim’s point […]
If we continue to deny our ouch-es, the people, places or things that trigger us, they will persist until we identify and work through them. As it would be unwise to say the sun does not exist because all we see are clouds, so it would be unwise to say, “I’m OK,” when we are […]
Affirming statements of truth releases fear, anxiety and discouragements. Is one or more of the following statements, your truth? I trust and open my heart to accept and receive my good. I release all concerns knowing all things work together for my good even the ones I question. I trust and replace conditional love with […]
According to research, one studies philosophy when they want to understand how and why people do certain things and how to live a good meaningful life. If true, then the original meaning of philosophy coming from the Greek roots philo meaning “love” and sophos meaning ‘wisdom’ should direct us to understand with our hearts, the […]
There is Divine Order in all things if we patiently look and listen. As we allow ourselves to relax and let go of the outcome, we hear whispers of reassurance reminding us all things work together for good, even the ones we don’t understand. When things appear to be in disarray, keep your eyes […]