Piece by piece…….

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. […]

My confidence level is?

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 […]

Where to start?

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.

You see what?

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 […]

Who was in charge?

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 […]

Promises, promises…..

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.  […]

Perceptions….what are we seeing?

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.  […]

What are we expecting?

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 […]

Keep seeking…..

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 are always at choice…..

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 […]

Thoughts Create

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 […]

A Universal Law

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 […]

Over promising?

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 […]

Is it a dream or a wish?

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 …….

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?

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 […]

Who’s voice will we choose?

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 […]

Make a list….

Today, be someone’s rainbow of hope.   Share a kind word with a stranger.   Give like there was no tomorrow.   People may forget our name, but will never forget how we made them feel. If we created a list of differences we made in the lives of others, how long would that list […]

It’s possible when……

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…..

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.

See differntly……

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 […]

Are we listening?

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 […]

Up or Down Our Choice….

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 […]

Live on purpose……

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 […]

Influencing who?

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 […]

Our words are telling……..

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, […]

Self-care = Self-love

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 […]

Flow with life….

Is it possible to live in the flow of life? It is if you can let go of trying to control every person, place and thing. It is when we decide to let our heart’s feel without fear. It is if you live moment to moment knowing life is for you. It is if we […]

To have less confusion we……

Do we know how many people we can talk to,  how many cups of coffee, cans of soda or bottled water we can drink at once?   The answer is obvious,  it is one at a time. Yes it is a fact that we can address multiple people from a podium, prepare many cups of coffee […]

Talents and Possibilities

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 […]

We are at choice

Looking for happiness, cast aside your worries and look to nature.     A palm tree is not concerned when the storms are raging but is steadfast, flexible and assured by its roots grounded to Mother Earth.   And, look at the birds, they are not stressed out, worrying about food, water or shelter.  They believe the […]

Day and night, dream

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, what will you……?

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 […]

Choose your experience……

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 […]

We are at choice….

It is said where our attention and intention goes, our energy flows.   If we accept this as a statement of truth, our thoughts will be filled with gratitude,  attracting our good.   We will say yes to life and send forth welcoming energy. We will see all experiences as opportunities to become aware of who […]

Three Qualities and Questions

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) […]

The rest of your story…..

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…..

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 […]

How will you choose?

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 […]

Connect to your light

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 […]

Are we at choice?

Dr. Northrup writes the mind plays a powerful role in creating good health.  Therefore, we cannot live with ease, in good health, by ignoring our inner guidance.   That inner nudge directing us to go this way and let go of things that no longer serve our highest good. But, we are at choice, we can […]

What’s your story?

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 […]

The reason for change

If we believe we live on the wings of change then we believe we cannot duplicate our moments nor get into the river the same way twice. With change comes growth and with growth expansion.    As our awareness expands,  we begin to see the Divine Plan unfolding in our lives and understand the significance in […]

Do you have statements of truth?

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 […]

Did you know…..?

Did you know? What and who you align yourself with becomes your reality and your reality becomes your experiences? The same experiences repeated over and over again becomes our habits and our habits create our lives? We cannot get wet simply by thinking or saying the word water.  We have to get wet by jumping […]

Philosophy

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 ……

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 […]

Moment by Moment

If you want everything you need moment by moment, then: recognize your true essence and know you are more than your five senses let go and allow the song in your heart to be heard trust and believe what your heart is saying And, you will have everything you need at this very moment.  

Attitudes & Labels

Our  attitude and labels toward this or that determines how we feel about conditions and experiences.    Think of a wanted or unwanted situation and listen to the evidence gathered in your thoughts and words. A simple shift in attitude, that is turning away from the condition, changes the experience.   An experience is an experience […]

Life is…..

Life is not how we sing a song, but finding the courage to sing the song in our hearts.   It’s not about filling our lives with non-essentials, but filling our lives with meaningful specifics. Life is about uncovering our vision and purpose.   It’s about finding and accepting our authentic self, so we can help […]

How we play the game…..

How will you show up today? Will you choose to show up in life small, wishing and hoping that your dreams will come true?  Or, will you choose to show up big, live by faith and act like your dreams have come true? Choose for this day,  the only day you have to exercise your […]

Can you or Will you?

Can you sit comfortably in silence and remain silent long enough to hear the voice of God in your heart? Can you remain silent when triggered by those around you and not give away your power? For those who can, keep their power and gain a peace that surpasses all understanding, but for those who […]

A Mosaic called LIFE

Every experience enables us to create another story and complete another piece to our magnificent mosaic called life. Then, when the time is right,  we will look back at the life we created, and recognize with a thankful heart, all the people, places and things that somehow worked together for our good.

Yes it’s time….

Is it time to stop apologizing for being you and stop bullying yourself with your self-talk? Is it time to open your heart, receive your good and release past regrets? Is it time to become intimate with yourself, replace conditional love with unconditional love and accept your perfect imperfections? Is it time to stop living […]

Negative thinking……

When we find negative thinking taking us down the rabbit hole, step by step, thought by thought, deeper and deeper, change your physiology and ask: What time is it?   Now What time will it be in one hour?   Now What time will it be tomorrow or the day after?   Now When we change our physical […]

Who we are ……….

Who we are can be answered by uncovering who we are not. We are not selfish, but loving of self and others. We are not discouraged when storms comes,  but confident that the storms will pass and the rainbows will appear. We are not stuck under our circumstances, but on top of them and moving […]

Walk with nature when…..

It is said, Birds are Divine messengers, but are we listening? The ocean waves a reminder to let go and be in the flow of life, but will we let go? A palm tree yielding to the wind demonstrates the benefit of non-resistance, but do we insist on having things our way? When we need […]

Why Smile

4 Reasons to smile? A smile activates endorphins and serotonin that relaxes the body releasing stress. A smile is contagious. A smile changes our perceptions and changing our perception changes our experiences A smile is good medicine for the soul (Prov 17:22) It is said our joy can be the source of our smile or […]

What did we do?

Steve Jobs looked in the mirror every morning and asked, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?  30And, whenever the answer has been ‘No’ too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” What did we do […]

Tell or Share

Do we tell or share?  The following questions shared will tell, We tell when our words direct others on what they should do or not do. We share when our words ask, ‘how is this important to you?’ We tell when we make assumptions about what others are thinking. We share when we ask others […]

Courage to change…..

We can live the same experience over and over or we can change how we see the experience and change the experience.    Without a label, an experience becomes an experience. And so we pray, God help me find the courage to experience life without judgements or labels so I can open my heart and stop […]

If you believe then______!

If I can see it, then I can do it, if I believe it there’s nothing to it, I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky (R Kelly) …..and today we experience travel to outer space and drones here on earth. What are we seeing, thinking and believing?   As we practice […]

What are we creating?

If we look only at limitations, we will see and remain in limitations physically, mentally and emotionally. Unity founder, Myrtle Fillmore writes each experience will prove encouraging if we allow it to show us how powerful the mind is.  For the body and its functions will react or respond fully to our thoughts. Thoughts create […]

In this moment……

There is a place where we stop struggling against fear and uncertainty.  A place of rest knowing all things will be alright in the end.   That place is found in this moment, the rest found in our breath. We become fearless and at peace with the unknown when we learn to live in the present.  […]

You can or You can’t?

Life is a game, name your game and choose your place. If it’s baseball, see yourself walking to home plate, you take a winner’s position.  You are ready for the pitcher’s first throw.   The pitcher throws the ball, you see yourself taking the swing, running  to first base, than second, third, you hear ‘it’s a […]

What do you believe?

What I believe, I believe in the gift of dreams and in our creative ability to see them come true. I believe no good comes from complaining. I believe we are unique expressions of God, gifted with a purpose. I believe thoughts create feelings, and feelings ignite words, and words catapult us to action. I […]

Who will we choose to feed?

If we knew the source of inner conflict, would we take action or remain in habitual reactions? If you knew there were two wolves living within your mind, both hungry, both battling for our attention, who would you feed more?    One wolf is competitive, selfish, annoyed and angry; the other kind, patient, compassionate and […]

To feel significant, I _____

A basic human need, writes Tony Robbins, is to feel significant.    But, not everyone fills this need the same way.  Some use material possessions, others job titles and places they traveled to or by their degrees. Mother Teresa understood this feeling and knew she could never fulfill it with things outside of herself.   She […]

What are you thinking?

A stone, thoughtfully or carelessly, thrown into a lake creates the same rippling effect.  And, so it is with our thoughts. James Allen a philosophical writer of As a Man Thinketh explains our minds are like a garden.   Never does the gardener have to plant a weed.  Weeds just grow and they grow quickly.   Like […]

Your choice, Your life

What is deposited in our minds and hearts yesterday becomes our today.  And,  what is deposited in our minds and hearts today becomes our tomorrow. What did we learn from yesterday?  We learned to live helpless or hopeful in every situation. What can we choose today?  We can choose to live the life we want […]

Live enlightened….

Are we living enlightened? When enlightened, we break the silence is golden rule and speak words of kindness everywhere and to everyone. When enlightened, we look and see the beauty that surrounds us. When enlightened, we live authentically and not imitate the lives of others. Live enlightened and find the missing peace you are looking […]

Imagine that……

Are we building our future through the eyes of our imagination or through the eyes of our humanness?   In our imagination, possibilities are seen.  In our humanness we see challenges. Ignoring the criticism of others, Jobs imagined the I-pad and acted.   Today, we hold in our hands what was first  created in his imagination. […]

Know your teachers……

Who are our teachers? They are the people, places and things that pull our triggers. They are the disappointments and hurts that are felt over and over again. If I am walking with two men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of one and imitate them […]

Choose this day….

There is no day but today.   How we begin our day sets the stage for the rest of our day. If we wake up thinking oh God another day, the day begins hard and tedious. If we wake up thinking thank God for another day, the day begins brighter, filled with positive expectation. Remember, Some […]

Time keeps on ticking……

Time keeps slipping away as we  attempt to turn back its hands.    Time keeps on ticking as we are coulding, shoulding, wishing and hoping.    Remember, if we knew then what we know now, we would have. Stay in the present knowing today’s present becomes tomorrow’s yesterday.   We become what we think, say, and act […]

Life is…….

What is life? Life for me is about the choices I make and the meaning I put behind them.    It is not about the rain, but the song I choose to sing and the dance I decide to dance in the rain.    Life for me is looking for and finding that pony in the  pile […]

Is it a dream or a wish?

Do we have a dream or are we just wishing? If we allow naysayers to determine if our dreams can be accomplished, we are only wishing. If we easily change our minds about our dreams, we are only wishing. If we look at our dreams through current situations, we are only wishing. If our dreams […]

Think….

To those who think before they speak, remain silent and not react, will be thought to be powerful and wise. And, to those who react and speak before thinking, will be thought just the opposite.   For they do not understand the Golden Rule that is some things are just better left unsaid.  

Are we too busy?

Some keep busy because they are uncomfortable with the space between the notes of just being.   Are we? Listen and find the answer: When we hear ourselves responding I’m so busy when asked, “How are you?” When we hear ourselves running through our laundry list when asked, “Can we meet for lunch?” When we hear […]

Know what you’re thinking…..

If you want to know what you’re thinking, meditate. Meditation brings out the stuff we carry in our thoughts and feelings Meditation gives us the opportunity to place our cares on a cloud and let them go. Meditation allows us the time to put down our baggage, drop our shoulders long enough to experience peace […]

How to live a happy life……

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, release toxic thoughts about yesterday, affirm our truth and experience our full potential. Today, I […]

Living your dream……

In 1953, three neighborhood vocalist known as The Harptones came together to live their dream and sang …. Life is but a dream it’s what you make it…..They proved life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. Like the clouds that cover the sun, but can’t stop the sun […]

What are we intending….

Did you know that  71% of people who get up and make their bed are happier, exercise regularly and feel well rested. I  wondered why until I read that Poet Robert Frost made his bed and when he did, he also made up his mind to have a good day.   Life can be as simple […]

Our we intending….

Did you know that  71% of people who get up and make their bed are happier, exercise regularly and feel well rested. I  wondered why until I read that Poet Robert Frost made his bed and when he did, he also made up his mind to have a good day.   Life can be as simple […]

Imagine…..

Imagine this.   If the Wright Brothers did not dream, we would not have the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. When your heart is in your dream, no dream is too extreme.   Steve Jobs knew that and today we have the PC. When we are in touch with our inner child,  dreams come true.  Walt Disney knew that […]

Are we playing our song……

If we no longer hear the same music as our companions, perhaps it is because we are open to hearing the drummer in our hearts.   When we play our music we live authentically and live our highest potential. When we live our authentic selves, we say NO instead of YES when our boundaries are crossed.   […]

Believe and ….

Let’s go to the movies and see miracles happen. Miracle on 34th Street,  young Susan suddenly saw her miracle when she kept repeating ‘I believe, I believe.’ Big Miracle three whales trapped under frozen ice are within days of their demise.  The news was reported and the world came together believing there is a way.  […]

Believe and ….

Let’s go to the movies and see miracles happen. Miracle on 34th Street,  young Susan suddenly saw her miracle when she kept repeating ‘I believe, I believe.’ Big Miracle three whales trapped under frozen ice are within days of their demise.  The news was reported and the world came together believing there is a way.  […]

Oops, I did it again….

We will have moments of Oops. Moments when we gave away our power of choice to another or underestimated our own ability.  The oops  moments when we forget to let go of yesterday and bring yesterday’s hurts and disappointment into our today.  Or, those moments when we forgot to look inside instead of out there […]

We love because……

Why love?  We love because LOVE increases understanding heals a broken heart makes sad eyes smile forgives lets go of guilt and blame receives graciously manifests abundance We don’t love because ????

Change happens…..

Change creates uncertainty, but change can also open doors of new possibilities.   We change jobs and meet the person of our dreams, transition to another state and find amazing friends. As a plant grows in the direction of the sun, it does not question the essence of the sun’s being, it just receives its […]

Look and ……

Look and see the worst behind you. Look and accept new experiences before you. Look and recognize the sunrise as proof of new beginnings. Look and embrace the you that is now and the you that is becoming. Look and know without the stormy rains, there would be no rainbows. Look and behold the rainbow […]

Enlightened and at Rest

How do we know we are living enlightened? When the roles we choose to play no longer feel right When the beliefs we once held in our hearts no longer serve our highest goods When our thoughts, words and action no longer align with the truth of who we are When we are present and […]

Choose the path…..

Why live with a grateful heart? When we live with a grateful heart, We increase in understanding and become more accepting of ourselves and others We take time to self-care,  walk with nature and accept its calm and peace We love without conditions We learn to appreciate our uniqueness and those of others We are […]

The quality of life is……

What adds to the quality of our lives?  Is it what we inherit like the color of our hair or the shape of our face?  Is it what we can buy like the car we drive or the home we live in? What adds to the quality of our lives is simple: help others show […]

Facts, did you know?

It has been researched and shared time and time again that: With a vision, a destination, you will always find a way. With a vision, the bumps and detours experienced won’t stop you. With a destination, the intense fog and fierce storms of life won’t stop you. Without a vision we are stopped and tossed […]

In our stillness……

Do we have busy behavior?   Do we run here, there and everywhere, arrange and rearrange our schedules to accommodate this one and that one?   And, in the busyness of doing for others, do we forget to take time for ourselves? In our stillness we go beyond the act of doing.   It is in […]

The language of love, do you know yours?

In the book 5 Love Languages author Gary Chapman outlines the unique areas people need  love.   He notes: Some need to hear love in words Some need to feel love in a hug or a gentle touch Some need to see love in the form of a gift, a note or flowers Some need to […]

Within is the light…..

Our greatest opportunity is to connect with the Greater One who lives within us.   Ralph Waldo Emerson reminds us from within a light shines through us and that light is all there is. When we remain connected to that light what is now invisible becomes visible. In the deepest part of your heart declare – […]

If it comes out perfect……

If what we desire comes out perfect, what would it look and feel like?   What would we hear when we think of our desire? What if we used our imagination to see our desire, would it be perfect?   Would we take the time to consider and explore it, be open to knowing the truth behind […]

What is…….

What idea inspired you this morning? The key to keeping ourselves motivated is to recognizing what motivates us in the first place.   Then and only then, can we take the first step believing and trusting what we conceived as an idea, can and will be achieved.

Listen and hear…..

See the mind as a wonderful instrument needing fine tuning from time to time. And, when we do, we will move beyond the illusion of what is playing off-key, to playing in tune with the mind of God.   Listen and hear.

Carefully choose your labels…..

We can believe in the life we’re dealt or deal the life we believe.   We choose the labels for our experiences  then, we build a life around them. Man is his own star, Emerson writes and the labels we place on ourselves influence our fate.   Choose your labels carefully and as you choose, so you […]

What comes after your I AM?

If asked, “Who are you”, what would you say?  Aristotle writes knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. When we know the authentic self,  we live with an open heart.    When we live with an open heart we live from the inside out with love and no judgment.   When we choose to live from […]

Peace, Hope and the Human Touch

Overwhelmed, pause, take a deep breathe and re-focus on, Peace, it is our natural state of being.  Proverbs reminds us to keep tranquillity in our minds and hearts. When we are jealous and envious, we live oppressed and subject our bodies to dis-ease. Research proves negative thoughts send stress hormones to the body affecting bone, […]

Choose, Fear or Faith

Everyone experiences fear at one time or another.  Some fears are necessary reminders such as look both ways when crossing the street,  but not when they hold us in captivity. Recognizing fear and stepping out of its shadows into the light of faith is not a luxury, it is a necessity.   Deciding to walk by […]

We are the champions……

If you think champions are made at gyms, think again. Champions decide to be champions.   They believe and feel they can and they do.   Champions think and act from the heart not from the mind.  They speak championship, refuse to hear or speak words of doubt and fear. Champions are possibility thinkers and never give […]

Do you know your truth?

It is said, the monsters in our lives are the massive thoughts and limitations we have accepted as our truth. When we look from the heart and not from our surroundings, limitations become stepping-stones and love becomes our truth.     It is when we live from the truth that we are love,  miracles manifest and limited […]

What will you choose?

How we choose to see ourselves matters.    It matters in our careers, self-image, relationships, finances and more. Not where you want to be, use the power of imagination to get there.   The term imagination comes from a Latin verb imaginari meaning to picture oneself.   When we choose to awaken the power of imagination we see […]

Life is……

The meaning of life is different for everyone, except for one thing.    Life is not meant for us to live afraid of trying and trying again and again. When we try we don’t wait for everything to be perfect, we spread our wings in faith and courageously move forward. Life is not about the […]

Ready for the next class?

Life is a classroom and we choose the classes needed for each day. Filled with appreciation?  Check the blackboard in your heart, you received an A, well done. Filled with disappointment?  Check the blackboard in your heart and sign up for classes on Self-Forgiveness and Forgiving Others. Filled with anger?  Check the blackboard in your […]

Trust is…..

What is trust? For me, trust is believing it’s possible when everything says it’s not.   It’s an inner knowing that somewhere behind the dark stormy clouds is a rainbow.  It’s an assurance, that in the next moment, I can begin again. It is said,  life may be filled with weeds but we can trust […]

What movie should we see?

Let’s go to the movies. We choose to see a scary movie expecting to be afraid and we do. We choose a comedy expecting to laugh and we do. But, what are we expecting when we look at the movies in our minds?   Everyday we have the opportunity to replay or recreate our movie called […]

Say it now…..

It is said,  we cannot do a kindness too soon for we never know how soon it will be too late.    We are given the gift of 1440 minutes each day.   Don’t use up your time wishing you had more of it to spend with the ones you care about, do it now. Today, find […]

Ready for peace?

Have you ever noticed the same emotions we carry to bed at night are the same emotions we wake up to in the morning? When we decide to make peace with our past, the emotions carried day to day, week to week, person to person, place to place lighten.   When we choose to let go […]

What will you choose today?

It is said we have a choice, to think on what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy or think on who and what hurt us, who we resent, are jealous of,  and more. When we remain focused on the good things in our life,  we draw more of the good things […]

A new day…….

There will be times when the events of our lives just don’t make sense and we  begin questioning why.   When we find ourselves slipping in and out of faith, pause but don’t give up. Life is a journey filled with hills and valleys, ups and downs.   Decide to keep moving forward no matter what.   In […]

In the present moment…..

In the movie The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Socrates asks the young athlete three questions.   They are: Where are you? What time is it? What are you? Your responses will reveal what moment you unconsciously live in most of the time – past, present and future.    If we are consciously living in the present, […]

How will we play our part?

It is written the world is a stage and we are the performers. Embracing his performance with excellence, Arthur Ashe became the first African-American man to be ranked as the #1 tennis player in the world.   He believed in starting where you are and getting to the stage in life where going for it […]

The message of a beating heart….

Life begins with a heart beat. When we look for the love between the beats, we find people, places and things less annoying. When we listen to our heart beat, we recognize the sound of love for ourselves and others. When we feel the beating of our heart, we know the tasks at hand will […]

Be the difference…..

What difference did we make in someone’s life yesterday and what is the difference we plan on making in someone’s life today? We may never be known to the world, but our acts of kindness and the difference we make in the lives of others will be.    Decide, who will be that someone who remembers […]

Your hero….

When we find ourselves overwhelmed, stuck in fear, unable to more forward, stop and look inside. There’s a hero if you  look inside your heart…..there you will find strength to carry on and courage to cast your fear aside…..(Hero, Mariah Carey) As we embrace the hero within we find we can take the next step, […]

Why smile?

We have heard a smile is worth a thousand words.  If true, how many words did we say yesterday and how many will we say today? Smiling is:  A universal language that reduce stress in ourselves first then in others. An inner language of the heart not the head. An unspoken language that says you […]

Life is but a choice…..

Life is about choices.   We choose the time to leave for our appointments.   We choose what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.   We choose what to wear, who to call, etc. We choose to label what’s very important, somewhat important or not so important.   We choose to be happy today or unhappy and choose […]

Want to change? Then let go……

People will not change because we are holding feelings of resentment, anger, disappointments, and the like.  What will change is us and can be seen physically and felt emotionally. Researchers report forgiving someone for a transgression is less stressful to the body than holding a grudge. Whereas holding onto bitterness affects the healing rates of […]

What’s your mirror telling?

Why mirror practice? Mirror practice opens the heart and soul. Mirror practice exposes fear filled thoughts and feelings. Mirror practice reveals hurts so one can forgive. Mirror practice sets the soul free. The more we practice, the more we hear.  The more we hear the more we understand.  The more we understand the more we […]

Living life…….

Are we living our life paying attention, denying or resisting the changes that surround us? Ignoring or resisting change does not make change go away.   Ignoring change is like an ostrich putting its head in the ground hoping not to be found.  Resisting change is like jumping off a cliff attempting to fight the direction […]

What’s love?

Today is a special day to express  love to yourself first, then to others.   It is a day to express ourselves from the inside out. Today is a day to celebrate Agape Love.   A love that’s patient to the intolerable and kind to the undeserving.  Agape Love transcends the physical and comes from the […]

Life is…….

What’s life about anyway? Life is about choices.   Choosing to move toward the giants and challenges in our lives  not running from them. Life is about living by faith and trust not fear and doubt. Life is about living in the moment not in the past or future.   Now is the right time to do […]

Where are you going?

In the movie, Alice in Wonderland, Alice asks the Cheshire Cat which way she ought to go. The cat replies, “That depends a great deal on where you want to go.” Alice responds, “Oh, I don’t much care.” With that, the cat replies, “Then it really doesn’t matter which way you go.” Living with a […]

Facts……

Did you know? The limitations we place on ourselves are the ones we accept as our truth. If we don’t know what we want, how will we know when it comes knocking at your door? And, so the story goes, a farmer not familiar with the rough stones on his property deemed them and his […]

Guess Who’s Driving…..

Who’s driving your thoughts, Ego or Spirit? An ego driver pushes us to perform and go faster, sees everyone as competition and pushes others off the road.  The ego driver has an unquenchable desire to be better than everyone else driving us to exhaustion, frustration and at times isolation. A Spirit driver sees us doing […]

Just because…..

Just because our lives have taken us to this place, does not mean its the wrong place. If we live believing in coincidences we will wonder what went wrong. If we live believing there are no coincidences, we acknowledge where we are is where we’re suppose to be, and look for possibilities. When we see […]

Our natural inclination…..

If you ever felt unappreciated, you will find the following information interesting. By nature our propensity is to be helpful, it’s in our DNA. Dr. Tomasello, a developmental psychologist, concludes that helping is a natural inclination and not something imposed.  To avoid feeling unappreciated, examine the WHY behind helping others.   When we examine our why, […]

In this moment….

It is crucial to our health to expect good and live harmonious with others. Studies prove living day after day stressed, angry and worried plays havoc on our well-being.   Recognizing the power and presence of God within allows stressed shoulders to drop, tense muscles to be released and peace filled harmony to return. When we […]

Inside out living…..

We live in a world that encourages us to be in our heads, constantly thinking and doing.   We multitask most of our day, walking and talking on our cell phones, eating and thinking of our to do list. When we live mindful, we live from the heart and not from the head.  We take time […]

Your gifts….

The highest gift you can give yourself is to acknowledge and love who you are. The greatest gift you can give yourself is to celebrate and love who you are becoming. The best gift you can give yourself is to live love from the inside out. Which gift or gifts will you choose for today?

Exactly what does that mean…….

If we could have exactly what we wanted, what would exactly look like? If we held exactly in our hands, what would exactly feel like? We say we just want to be happy, but what does happy exactly mean? We say we want to be free from regrets, yet we refuse to forgive or let […]

Did you know?

Attitude, good and not so good, affects us. We act out our attitude. We speak out our attitude.  We become our attitude.   It is our internal barometer that measures our thoughts, words and action. The attitude we have toward life, ourselves and others are the little things that make up the big differences in our […]

Agree then proceed……

Living in Agreement with your Higher Self still holds true today. Agreement 1 – Be impeccable with your words, say only what you mean.    Words have power to create, destroy, empower, imprison or set us free.  Listen to your thoughts for out of the heart the mouth speaks. Agreement 2 – Don’t take anything personally. […]

And the day came to set ourselves free……

When we are ready, we will decide: To end the battle in our mind and recognize the conflicts. To cease accepting a life of mediocrity and discern what has been holding us back. To choose our thoughts and not be influenced by the world outside. Interesting and true –  Some build fences to keep others […]

Are we consumed or concerned…..

Are we living life concerned or consumed?   Living concerned about an unwanted event is a natural feeling.  Living consumed is living in fear 24/7. When we are consumed with a challenge we are living only by our five senses.     We forget to tap into the power within and lose sight of the shore.  Living […]

Teach and learn…..

Everyday, we teach and learn from our thoughts, words and actions. With our words, we teach our faith. With our thoughts, we learn to let go of anger. With our actions,  we uncover what is yet to be learned. We are the author, the teacher, the director, the learner and producer of our lives.   What […]

Intention sets the path……

Without intending an outcome for today, we continue looking at the disappointments of yesterday and miss the truth for our today.   Without intention, we focus on yesterday’s ouches and can’t leave the past behind. Intention is our GPS, our inner guiding light, a flame directing our thoughts, words and actions.   Today is your day, how […]

Faith not Fear

We emerge from our human limitation when we connect with our inner power in prayer and meditation. To live our truth, we have to believe we are spirit beings having a  human experience. Get this, and you will live your faith and not your fear.

It’s possible….

Einstein believed your Imagination is everything.    It is a preview for life’s future attractions, a way to tap into your internal power. If you agree, will you use your Imagination to write your story?    How would you begin, what would your life look like, feel like and sound like?    There are 1440 minutes in each […]

Live your bliss…

Live with purpose or live in the shadows of others. When we find our purpose, we find our gifts.   When we find our gifts, cures are discover and impossibilities become possible.    When we live in the IM POSSIBLE, we find fulfillment. You were created special and to share your special with others.   Live with […]

Stop, Look & Listen

We are in response mode when filled with faith and reaction mode when filled with fear. Fear keeps us in a state of agitation, on the defense, in the past or out there somewhere in the future.   Faith keeps us in the present, calmly trusting, not taking anything personally.   Everything that irritates us, reminds Dr. […]

Living present in everything…

In everything there  is a time when people, places and things come into our lives and a time for them to leave. In everything there is a time for us to be taught and a time for us to teach. When we decide to live in the present, not in the past or the future,  […]

You are the Difference…

If asked what was the difference you made in the lives of others yesterday, how many pages would you  fill, 6, 4, 1? It is said, people tend to forget what we say but they will not forget how we made them feel.   Will you choose to be someones umbrella in rain,  their rainbow of […]

Non-judgment

Do we walk a mile in the shoes of others before casting judgments or imagine living in their world for just one moment? This truth is important if we want to live in a world filled with non-judgment.  

Intend your choice….

What is the basis for your choices and do we question the WHY behind them? Did the choice we make yesterday help us grow, fulfill our purpose or remain in the status quo? Do we choose from the fear of ‘what if’ or with faith in our abilities? Was the choice we made our choice […]

Checking in……

It is said, the five senses are the ministers of the soul. If true, why do so many look but not see, listen but not hear, touch without feeling, eat without tasting, smell with no awareness and talk without thinking? Is it time to minister to your soul?   Check your sensory acuity and find out.

Explore the extraordinary you….

Are we living an ordinary life and experiencing auto-pilot living?    To wake up your curiosity and live the extraordinary life,  devote time to explore questions.   Leonardo da Vinci did and tapped into the genius within. To wake up the genius within, take a 10 minute me break to explore a question and write down your […]

The door of opportunity

Consider the role curiosity plays in our lives.    It is the door of opportunity and exploration. Curiosity stretches our boundaries, releases our imagination and sets our minds free to step beyond our comfort zone.   Kennedy was curious and said…… “there are those that look at things the way they are and ask why….I […]

Created for greatness……

If we believed life was for us, would we hold onto yesterday’s conditions?   You are meant to be more than your yesterdays and, the only person, place or thing holding you back is yourself. Everyday is another opportunity, another chance to begin again.  When we find this or that did not work, try another way. […]

The truth….

What is the truth about love?   Leonard da Vinci writes – the truth is great love is born when we have great knowledge of the thing we love. As we learn great love and understanding for ourselves, great will be our love and understanding for others.

We are at choice….

We are at peace when we choose to walk the path of peace.   We are in harmony when we choose to live life graciously one day at a time.     If our choices were based on the end results of peace and harmony would we choose differently? We become and live by our choices.   Choose to […]

Living your truth….

There are many words describing what we believe, but two really matter – I CAN or I CAN’T. I CAN believers see a world filled with possibilities, support and encouragement. They understand behind every challenge is an opportunity to find a solution.  An I CAN’T believer sees a world filled ‘yeah buts’.  They are mood […]

Don’t let anyone tell you…….

Who said it’s not possible? Today,  precision medical technique is key for scientists to map out neutral pathways targeting specific cancerous tumor with favorable results.   ALS researchers discovered a new gene linked to the disease.   A genetic link to multiple sclerosis, marked a breakthrough that could one day allow doctors to identify and treat the […]

So what’s the Plan?

Everyone has a plan. a goal and vision until life happens and they get punched out.   So, what’s the plan when we’re down?  Will you plan on going around the event, forge through the event, go over the event or just remain punched out? In life, knock outs happen, don’t over plan for them but […]

The Greatest Gifts of All

Dr. Eric Berne determined we are three internal states, Parent, Child and Adult.  He writes unless in deep meditation, we are always communicating, either with ourselves or others, as a Parent, Child or Adult.   Our emotional communication, according to Dr. Berne,  comes from the Child within.  Therefore, how we communicate and relate to the child […]

Identify your filters

To have a life changing experience, recognize your filters. Filters can hinder what we choose to see, hear and act on – distorting our perceptions. Filters that rationalize un-forgiveness can keep us from letting go and keep us re-living our hurts and disappointments over and over and over again. Filters supporting ego can keep us […]

What kind of love is this?

What kind of love is this or what kind of love do we want? Egotistical love cares about ones own needs.  It is a mind-love, analyzing if this love is good or bad.  It is a love filled with insecurities.  Egotistical love looks through a magnifying glass and finds faults. Spiritual love transforms, it is […]

Know your WHY

Your WHY can be life changing. It’s the WHY that ignites the flame that keeps you keep-in on. It’s the WHY behind the belief that whispers ‘you can’ when everyone is saying ‘you can’t. As we embrace our WHY,  we embrace the attitude of It’s Possible.

The possibility of Love

Can it be possible to  feel the depths of love if we hold in our hearts and minds the fear of rejection?    Is it possible to receive love if we hold back giving love? When we allow our hearts to open and be receptive to the Creator’s love within,  we receive the manifestations of love. […]

Choose or Not

While homeless and raising a son, Christopher Gardner believe in and never gave up on his dream to become a successful stockbroker. Like Christopher Gardner, we too have a choice – continue until your dream comes to fruition or quit.    It is said we make over 2500 choices per day and behind every choice is […]

Remembered for___do you know?

How do we want to be remembered?  Do you want to be remembered as compassionate and kind because you reach out to others in need? Perhaps  you want to be remembered for the love and hope you gave to the hopeless, or for your inner Spirit that illuminates so bright that everyone who is near […]

Live your dreams

Today, be open and receptive to your good. Allow your highest ideas to manifest and your dreams experienced. The young student asked the teacher, “How can I manifest my dreams?”  The wise teacher demonstrated by leading the young student to a lake holding him under water.  After several seconds, the young student begins fighting for […]

What are we saying?

If we knew what we speak most would come to pass would we change what we said, are saying or will say? As you speak, your words become your life and your life begins to unfold before you. Look and listen.   We are reminded in Proverbs –  wholesome speech is like a tree of life […]

We are connected

We are one, connected by our humanity and spirit.  If we believe this, we would not judge according to appearance. We would let our light shine and our imagination soar from ordinary to extraordinary thinking.   We would shine our light for the world to see releasing false beliefs and live in truth. The truth, we […]

Courage to Soar

Today is a new day, leave yesterday’s stories behind and leave tomorrow’s stories for tomorrow. In her book Courage to Soar, Olympic Winner Simone Biles, shares how her journey began with defeat.  But, Biles new in her heart she had another chance because she was given today.   She explains maybe it’s good we don’t know […]

What is your assurance?

Faith is the assurance that can help us ease into a busy day and trust all will work out for our good. Hope is the belief that nothing is impossible unless we say it is. When we put our faith and hope in action,  what once was our I can’t becomes our I can.  

Did you know?

When your world seems to be spinning out of control, that’s the time to pray. When you have a question and need an answer, that’s the time to meditate. When we pray, we release words of impossible and awaken faith for the possible.  In meditation ordinary thoughts stop and extraordinary thoughts begin. With  this practice,  […]

Let go

A story is told of a man who slipped off a mountain while on a routine daily walk.   The man held on to the edge of cliff gripped with fear and began praying , “God please send someone to save me.” Shortly after he prayed, someone came along and reached down shouting “Let go of […]

Friends

Are we the kind of friend we want others to be? As we need friends in our corner who believe in us and cheer us on, we need to be in their corner believing in them also.   When we begin and end each day thankful for the friends in our lives, we find our days […]

You can!

Author James R Cook reminds us to do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again. Many think great advice but go on living in daily routines doubting their I can.      Some say great advice and follow main stream I can’t thinking fearing the judgment […]

The role of the Observer

What can we do when challenged by the drama of others; when tempted to react to their words and actions? Avoiding drama and our reactions are not easy but possible when we choose to be an observer.    An observer steps outside negative emotions choosing not to embrace them.   The observer compassionately looks and sees […]

Are you at peace?

It has been said, peace comes when we live at the center of our being.   Are you at peace? Peace is knowing who we are without asking for validation. Peace is being comfortable singing our song without anyone’s approval. Einstein reminds us peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. […]

Change will happen, are we ready?

Are we listening to our inner chatter bargaining with the inevitable CHANGE. Change happens. We change careers, partners, cars and homes. We grow older, gain and loss weight, spend money and save money.   As we learn to manage our emotions toward change, the change experience will happen through us and not to us. Change is […]

A rose is a rose

A rose does not measure or compare itself with another rose or flowers.   A rose accepts itself for who it is – a beauty creation.      Like a rose, we to should accept who we are and not measure or compare ourselves to others.   The petals of a rose burst open freely welcoming those who […]

Where are you looking?

If we look from the inside out, we can see more than the human eye can see.  Diana Nyad knew this and at 64, swam fifty-three hours in shark and jelly fish infested waters to her destination, Florida’s shore. How many destinations have we missed because we insist on looking from the outside in – […]

Resist or Let Go

No person can make us feel good or not so good unless we believe them.   No place or thing can make us think this way or that way unless we relive the story attached to them. Our brain is set up to attract what we resist.    Ever wonder why that person, this place or thing […]

Tis the Season to Remember

In this season of Thanksgiving, remember: If we want more peace, act more peacefully. If we want more joy,  become more joyful. If we want more love, be more loving. In this season of Thanksgiving, remember the things that are important come from the heart, not from the store.  

Do we know?

Is there someone or something you want to see?   Would you recognize that someone or something if it were right in front of you?     Look around, are we receiving vaguely or not receiving at all? It is unlikely that a restaurant can deliver a meal without our specific order.   Life is the same way.  […]

Garbage in, Garbage out

Do we know what we’re storing in our mind?   Dr. Bruce Lipton compares the subconscious mind to a computer hard drive processing, storing and labeling files all the time.   And, sometimes, they are files we mistakenly downloaded or uploaded others. If we examined what’s been stored and labeled in our minds, what would we […]

You are Love

Know you were born with a free gift to love.   Everyone has this gift not everyone will use their gift of love in the same way.   Some use the power of love to hurt others, some to heal, and many choose to hide their love. The gift of love comes to us in different ways.   […]

It’s not over……

Our dreams are not over, until we say they are. Roger Bannister knew this and ran the four-minute mile when he was told it’s not impossible. Stephen King knew this and published his first novel after being rejected 30 times.  Kris Carr, a 32-year-old New Yorker in 2003, turned her cancer into a business of […]

Who’s in charge?

Who’s in charge of your thoughts, words and actions, YOU or THEM? We stress less when we recognize what is really important to us. We reset the panic button when we choose a new ending to a story we’ve been playing over and over in our minds and hearts. We decide to be in the […]

Tap Into

Do we tap into our courage when faced with fear, ignite our faith when doubts appear? Complaining about our challenges will not resolve or eliminate them.   When challenges come,  choose to: See the rainbow during the storm Feel the warmth of the sunshine behind the dark clouds Touch the cathedral underneath the mountains of rock […]

Connection

Who will we connect with today, will it be the drama reported on the news or a past experience triggered by our senses? What and who we connect to becomes the story we tell and the story we tell becomes our experience.   To avoid living on auto-pilot, controlled by this or that,  live mindful, […]

The Power Within

In the book The Secret of Healing, author Jack Addington writes if we believe in any source of healing to open our minds, we receive the wholeness that is already ours. When we recognize the perfection and power that lies within we remove patterns of fear and live in Divine Wholeness.    

Know your heart

Research shows our heart beat approximately 35 million times in a year. (Nova) Do we know how many of our heart beats can be identified as love, compassion, and understanding – 50,000, 25,000, 10,000 or anger, worry and jealousy – 10,000, 5,000? Make it a practice to check in throughout your day and guard your […]

As we think

We have three worlds of thoughts – our  thoughts, the thoughts of others and the thoughts of Spirit.  Which one will you choose? Our thoughts, if not carefully monitored, are ego driven thinking what’s in it for me.  We set aside our authenticity and suspend our creative ideas when we think the thoughts of  others. […]

The Good You Seek

In this moment, decide to shift your thoughts from your outer to your inner world where the answer you seek is found. Take a deep breath and know in this moment you are safe. Breath deeply and acknowledge your oneness with the Creator. Breath again awakened at the core of your being knowing, in this […]

Simple Solution, Believe There Is One

Think about it, can there ever be a solution without a challenge, a discovery without a need or a butterfly without a caterpillar’s transformation?    In the beginning, there was darkness, then a solution, then there was light. (Gen1) Where does our thoughts go when faced with a need or challenging dilemma?   Remember, it is always […]

How will you choose?

We can’t defeat our challenges based on the possibility of what might happen but, we can overcome our challenges when we seek and find the power that lies within. We cannot control storms but we can still our thoughts, words and actions in the storms. We cannot walk on water but we can reserve a […]

Farmland

Our mind is the farmland and we are the farmers.  We plant our thoughts, water, feed and nourish them until we see the evidence. But, what if we the  farmers did not tend to our farmland?  We did not water, feed or nurture the land filled with our dreams?   What if we recognized the […]

The Healing Process

We will know our  hurtful emotional wounds have been healed when we no longer think or talk about them.  For then, we have let go of the people, places and things that no longer add to our highest good. If you can, just in this moment, see the flow of healing love enter your heart […]

Thoughts & Words

Life is lived through our thoughts and words.    What do you want to experience? Want to experience a magical day, think grateful and speak impeccably. Want to experience the flow of life, see the end in mind and speak in faith believing. Want to experience freedom of judgment, become the change you want to […]

What were you thinking?

If all discussions begin in the mind, what are you thinking?   Drop in and listen.   Do you hear endless conversations about others, unceasingly planning the next activity or sharing the gift of great ideas? Eleanor Roosevelt reminds us great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss activities and small minds discuss people.   Look around, did […]

Living your season…

To everything there is a season, a time and purpose……(Ecclesiastes 3:1)   Do you know the season you are in at the moment? Winter is a time of rest, a time to replenish, grow and prepare for Spring.    Spring is a time to flourish and radiate while anticipating Summer time. Summer is a  time of fun […]

Faith isn’t faith until….

Will we seize opportunities today and become extraordinary?  Will we take the leap of faith and say yes or yield to fear and doubt? 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 know there’s somebody bigger than you and I.    […]

Center on the Heart

Center on love and you will respond in love to what’s around you. Defy, not deny limitations, and choose to embrace what’s possible.   Destructive thoughts bring about fearful reactions, our lowest form of conscious living.  Allow yourself to experience the bliss of being one with others by recognizing what is controlling your level of thoughts […]

Garden of Dreams

As we cultivate the garden in our minds and hearts, we may notice weeds of stress, worry and doubt crop up suddenly.   If and when we do, grab your shovel of faith and  dig out the unwanted weeds before they take root and choke out your beautiful garden of dreams. Life is a sum […]

Want more of……

Want to be remembered, follow Mother Teresa’s advice.  She writes, we are not remembered  by the number of diplomas hanging on our walls or the amount of money earned or possessions acquired.   It is by the love we shared, the food we gave to the hungry and the shelter we provided to those in need. […]

What’s in your Baggage

To practice mindfulness is to become conscious of emotions associated to our thoughts and feelings.   If negative associations are not checked, and corrected,  they are packed in our emotional baggage and carried from place to place and person to person. It is important to assess the why behind the emotions we pack away behind the […]

Define Success

Success has different meanings for each of us because it is influenced by beliefs, culture, experiences, family and friends.    To find what success looks, sounds and feels like at this moment, ask: Is success seeing myself win the argument at all costs or finding win/win solutions Is success hearing my words of compassion or using […]

Blackboard

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.     Glorify who you are today, do not condemn who you were yesterday, and dream of who you can be tomorrow. (Neale Donald Walsch) We hold the chalk and the eraser to our minds?    We can welcome opportunities to expand our boundaries and allow  fresh ideas, novel […]

Mentor

A mentor is someone who allows us to see the light within, reminds Oprah.   So if we can’t see your light find someone who can. There comes a time when we heed a certain call when the world must come together as one, and its time to lend a hand to life…we are all a […]

Don’t Panic

The storms of unwanted experiences come first in our thoughts. Then we enhance them by adding lightening with our words and thunder with our reactions. If we solely rely on our rational minds when the unexpected happens we let our emotions get the best of us.  When we are in reactive mode, we can liken […]

Truth

Ancient Egyptians believe we are asked two questions in the afterlife, one, did you bring joy and two, did you find joy. If asked the same questions in the present, moment, how would we respond?   The answer is telling.

Trust on YOU

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.    A story to be remembered forever, when facing fearful and uncertain moments. Entering a new grade, Ella found herself in new situations, facing new kids, […]

Transcendence

In 1943, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs was proposed as “A Theory of Human Motivation”.   It was and remains to be a snap shot of what we are focusing on – physical, safety, belonging/love, esteem or self-actualization. However, in 1990 a new level was added called Transcendence – the need to help others achieve their […]

Our Teacher

We hear when a student is ready a teacher appears.  Could this phrase indicate when we lay our ego aside, we open our hearts and minds to listening and learning? Dr. Wayne Dyer reminds us when we shift our attention from appearances surrounding us,  the things we see change.    Our life is our classroom.  How […]

Memories

What’s in your heart treasure chest?    For out of the abundance of the heart, comes memories of joy and laughter, words filled with hope and faith. Keep the treasure chest in your heart filled with created and serendipitous moments received each day. Moments can be likened to a falling star, catch it, put it in […]

Can we, Would we

Can we truly see the heart and spirit of another if we only look with our humanness  Would we understand and accept others,  if we’re looking through the veils of  fear? Can we ever love others unconditionally if we can’t love ourselves without conditions?  Would we forgive others if we haven’t learned to forgive ourselves […]

Greatness

When in doubt, speak out on behalf of  your greatness. I am not my circumstances, what I did or what I have. I am more than my situations, appearances and possessions. I am not the roles I played or play, what I did or did not do. I am more than my past experiences.

Who Are You

Look and see, listen and hear. Our past will not define us unless we keep believing and repeating the same story. Our uniqueness will not be unique unless we believe it is. Our excellence will not be excellent unless we see it in ourselves. Our value will not be valued unless we embrace it first. […]

You Intended What?

We have good intentions when we are self-talking, communicating with others, praying and meditating.   But, are our good intentions enough?    If we listened, what would we  hear? “ I intended to open my mind allowing new ideas to permeate but then I heard it’s not possible, I already tried that, so here in the status […]

Who’s in charge?

We resonate and are influenced by our ego or spirit minds. Resonating with the ego mind, our truth becomes based on outer realities.   Our framework, how we see things, is  built on what’s going on outside of ourselves.    We now are tossed here and there by these outside influences and what we once believed […]

What do we believe?

Beliefs are values we develop over time that are engraved in our conscious and unconscious minds. Our beliefs cause us to respond, react or remain neutral to what’s going on around us.   Beliefs effect our choices and how far we are willing to become uncomfortable growing and stretching beyond our comfort zone.  We use our […]

Meaningful

Want to increase your happiness and live life as a meaningful specific?   The following shares how: 1. Find your purpose, your calling, your mission.  Without one, we  become double minded, waver and influenced by others. 2. Have a focus.  Without one,  we are easily distracted and unsure of our next steps. 3. Establish a direction […]

Story

When the day begins chaotic, stop and change your story. 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 essential for today.    I trust what is needed for today will be received. If we don’t change our story […]

History Rewritten

It is said we cannot rewrite our history.  So why do we keep reliving our history? When we change our thoughts and words about past experiences we change the need to live in the experience over and over again.  We can rewrite our history when we: Acknowledge what was learned from the experience and write […]

Pray

How we pray matters. Prayers filled with faith, Buddha shares, engenders a super-normal mental state where the impossible becomes possible.   Pray and listen, listen and pray.

Q&A

Ready for the answer? If yes, then ask, “Am I ready to let go of the people, places and things I have been trying to keep and juggle in my life for all the wrong reasons?   If it’s peace I’m seeking then I will keep my mind and heart on peace.  If it’s confusion, I […]

Impossible, Really?

No one told the bumblebee, “You can’t fly; your wings are too short; it’s impossible.”  So, the bumblebee continues to fly. Starbucks was told no one will buy your coffee, the price is too high.  So, Starbucks opened its first store in 1971 and today, lines can be out the door with people waiting to […]

Colorful Drama

We all have drama.   Drama is intensified by the colorful language of our words. Drama filled with words colored in red elicits emotions associated with energy and passion.   Are we describing our drama with anger or love?   Words like color have power. Drama filled with words colored in yellow elicits emotions associated with sunshine […]

If We

If we don’t believe new ideas spring up from within, what do we believe? If we are not acknowledging and being compassionate to ourselves, we will always be waiting for someone else to show us our good. If we keep looking through the rear view mirror of yesterday, we will miss today’s new sunrise. If […]

Links

Live mindful and decide who’s in charge of adding or subtracting to our lives. If we continue to sleep walk through life,  unnecessary links of people, places and things suddenly appear and we find ourselves weighed down dragging a heavy chain behind us.     Like Marley, in the movie Scrooge,  the links we choose to add, […]

Never to Late

It’s never to late. You maybe 69 years young and want run for office, do it!  Ronald Reagan was elected President at 69.   You maybe 79 and want to bring an ideas to fruition, do it!  Ben Franklin created bi-focal lens at 79.   Or, you maybe the adventurous type like Christine Brown who climbed The […]

Prayer

When feeling emptiness, I find hearing the song The Prayer, sung by Andrea Bocelli helpful. Hearing the lyrics of the song, turns my eyes inward and the guidance needed is found.  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. […]

Try

Edison tried and tried again and today we have light bulbs. Apple tried and tried again and today we have an I-Phone with a glass not plastic cover. What changes when we try and try again is our belief that we can.   Keep this in mind the next time you have an idea.  

Perceptions

Perception is a process of our interpretation.   It is the how we see people, places and things that cause us to respond or react.   If we see everyone and everything as a threat, we react with mistrust;  see good in everything and in everyone, we respond. The question is what are we looking […]

Words

The words we speak can encourage or discourage, hurt or help ourselves and others. If we could turn back the hands of time what words would we change?   What words are repeating over and over? If your words are affirming, keep them repeating.  If our words are destructive change them and begin declaring what’s possible.   […]

Choose

Everyday we have a choice.  We get to choose what we think and say and how we act. Will I do this, dwell on old paradigms, think I can’t or will I do that, think life is for me and I can.   Relinquishing responsibly or allowing others to choose for us is a choice. Disappointments […]

Think

Research shows we have between 50,000 and 70,000 thousand thoughts per day. (www.huffingtonpost.com) If true, what are we thinking? What opportunities did we miss because our inner critic was shouting no you can’t?    What was the first thought you had this morning or the one you went to sleep with last night? Comic character […]

Focus

We are reminded, life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. When life gets chaotic and we feel out of control, pause and re-focus.  There is Creative power within.   The attitude we show up in will make the difference.  As we focus on what really matters, what really matters […]

Ideas

We are told everyone who takes a shower has an idea but not everyone does something about it. What ideas do we have or did have,  in or out of the shower, that are and were never acted on?     Your ideas matter and, when acted on can change your world and the world of others. […]

WHY

Asking WHY can answer the question, “What is the compelling reason to live my purpose?” When we live our purpose there is a compelling reason to get back up when life knocks us down. When we uncover our purpose we sing our songs and dance our dances. It is said a determined spirit moves mountains, […]

Good Day

What is your recipe for a good day? One recipe is filled with a pinch of gratitude and a sprinkle of hope.   In another we add a dash of faith, a spoonful of joy, three ounces of smiles and every recipe is baked in love .   Your thoughts will guide you to other ingredients, the […]

Rest

There is a power within us that is greater than the power outside of us.  No matter what is going on in your world take time to connect to this power and you will find rest. Meditation – In this moment breath  deeply and affirm: The Mind of God, is my mind, directing and guiding […]

Light

Find the light within and find your guidance; for there you will uncover new paths and blessing.   Find the light within and you will know the steps taken will lead to good; for all things work for your good. In the book The Flow of Life, Eric Butterworth writes the only decision we have to […]

Secret

It is written the greatest secret in life is having faith in something that makes your life worth living. (O.W. Holmes) The shoreline welcomes the crashing waves by faith knowing there is a Divine Plan that protects the Universe.    Nature somehow knows no fear but stands strong in faith when the storms of life come. […]

Notice

Check in throughout your day to assure you are not transitioning good and not so good thoughts and feelings moment to moment.   Notice: Are you barking at the cashier because the line is too long and you perceive your time too short? Did you turn down a job interview or not apply at all because […]

Time

If asked, what does time mean to you, what would you say? Would your words be filled with stress repeating ‘there isn’t enough time in my day to do what I need to do’  or, would your words be reassuring that time is your commodity and you are spending it on people, places and things […]

Inner Child

 What does our inner child need?     Listen and hear: I need to feel loved. When I feel love, I am enthusiastic and excited that life is for me. I need to feel heard. When I feel heard, I know what I say matters. I need to feel safe. When I feel safe, I  believe I can […]

Present

In this present moment are we taking time to smell the fresh air after a rain shower or really savor the taste of a  recently purchased fruit? What are our senses telling us?  Do we hear, I don’t  have time right now or I was too busy to notice or I’m running late again?   We give up […]

Begin Again

Today is the first day of the rest of our lives, and tomorrow will be the first day of the rest of our lives and the next day and the day after that will be the first day of the rest of our lives.   It doesn’t matter where we are, who we are or what […]

Love

Love to me is: The beauty seen through the eyes of a beholder The beauty of a rose while ignoring the threat of its thorns The healing behind disappointments and hurts The healing hope when a rainbow is seen after the storm What does love mean to you?

Thoughts

The rain falls and the sun shines no matter what is going on in our lives.    How we feel about the falling rain and shining sun is where we are on our journey. The greatest weapons against or for ourselves is between our ears.   It is your thoughts.   We are consistently reminded to choose one thought over another.    James Allen,  author of […]

United

Together we can adapt to a changing world.      Look around, who is standing by your side, and whose side are you standing by. We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. (JK Rowling)

Unconditional

Practicing unconditional love is possible when we accept our perfect imperfections and the perfect imperfections of others. Unconditional love does not seek out our differences, it recognizes and celebrates our differences.   It allows us to be open to giving and receiving authentically without fear.

Now

What time is it?  Now! What time will it be in one hour, two hours, three hours?  Now!    Joseph Campbell, an American Mythologist, writes when we find our secret space, we are living in the present moment. Throughout the day, check into your thoughts and feelings.    If you find yourself in yesterday or tomorrow, […]

Said

It has been said to move forward into the unknown knowing the Creator of the Universe resides within and all is well. It has been said when we find ourselves  in a storm to  keep looking up because behind the stormy clouds is a rainbow filled with hope. All of ‘it has been said’ is important, but what really […]

Listen

What kind of vibrational signals are we sending out, SOS – I am fearful, unconnected, unsatisfied, angry, jealous, living the status quo or, SOS – I am hopeful, connected,  forgiving, gracious, expecting and finding opportunities. Listen to your words and your signals will be identified.

Beliefs

What do we believe and live by?   What is your philosophy of belief? Do we believe in something when we see it or believe in something then see it?   Do we live by the belief that all things work together for good but never look for the good in all things? Shakespeare writes, do […]

Purpose

Is this your purpose you’re living, your thoughts and visions or someone elses? Time and time again research shows people who live their dreams 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.   But why should we? […]

Why Smile

Three reasons for practicing the Art of a Smile: Smiling activates endorphins and serotonin relaxing the body and decreasing stress. Smiling is contagious, it is a mood and perception changer. Smiling is a creator of positive experiences. Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us our joy can be the source of our smile or our smile can […]

Language

The sacred language of Sanskrit reminds us if we want to understand the causes that existed in the past, look at the results manifested in the present, and if we want to understand what results will be manifested in the future, look at the causes that exist in the present.

Thoughts

Three thoughts to consider before we start our day: As we practice self-love, loving another comes easy. When we turn away from closed-doors, we can see the open doors. Act in a giving way but also be willing to receive. The Law of Inertia states an object at rest stays at rest and an object […]

Remember

Remember the rainbow.   It is an end and a new beginning after a storm. A rainbow is a reminder that everything will be all right at the end.   Look for the rainbows  and be assured it is well with your soul.

Tranquil

Live thankful, tranquil in your mind and heart.  Avoid jealousy and envy for both cause oppression (Prov 14) Today’s research shows a  distressed mind and heart affects ones body – bones, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive systems, and more.  It is when we set our minds on things above (our higher consciousness) and not on fleeting earthy things, […]

Teachers

Why is identifying our teachers so important? If I am walking with two men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. (Confucius) There will always be a person, place or […]

Influence

So what’s the plan?    Will you choose to  influence your life positively today or not? We decide to have a positive influence on our lives when we decide to spend time, any time, in quite mediation.   Meditation quiets the mind long enough to hear the reassuring voice of God within.    When we choose life to  happen through us not to us, we decide to have […]

We Know

We know what we focus on becomes bigger, brighter and louder. We know to be mindful of our surroundings and turn off the auto response/pilot button. We know how powerful our intended focus can be. We know un-forgiveness creates havoc in our bodies, minds and emotions. We know yesterday is a cashed check and tomorrow is promised to no one. We […]

History

Do we want to read about history or be part of creating  history. The Wright Brothers imagined a flying machine.  Now,  we have space travel and NASA’s Juno probe snapping their first image of Jupiter.   Heart disease was discovered by the ancient Egyptians.  Today,  doctors are successfully performing heart bypass and transplant surgeries saving the lives […]

Choose

We could choose to tell the same story today, tomorrow, the day after visualizing the same ending or we could choose to change the story and see new beginnings. We could choose to live in the toxic energy of negative thoughts, have a pity party blaming everyone and everything,  choose to resist the good from […]

Moment

When we live in the moment, we are aware of our beliefs. When we are aware of our beliefs, our choices become more than what is seen. When we live in the moment everything is fresh and new.   The ordinary becomes extraordinary and the impossible becomes possible. Kelly Clarkson sings ‘Some people wait a lifetime for a moment […]

Desires vs Wants

Do we have real desires or fleeting wants – and do we know the difference? Wants,  frequently associated with desires, are often self-gratifying and changing.    Desires equal actions that bring peace filled excitement and joy.    The truth of our desires and wants are revealed when we pray and meditate – for then, we become one with the mind of God.

It Matters

The thoughts we wake up to matters. Oprah reminds us if we look at what we have in life, we will always have more.   If we look at what we don’t have in life,  we will  never have enough.   Always remember, a plane takes off against the wind with a pilot consistently making course corrections. If you wake up and it’s […]

Faith

We are our  faith. Will we take the next step when we can’t see the top of the stairs? Will we keep driving in the dark when we can’t see beyond 100 feet? Will we keep  believing in our dream when everyone says it’s not possible? Faith is letting go of our ego and the ‘ I can’t stories’ of yesterday.  It is feeling terrified […]

Journey

We are our journey. We  choose the roles to play – hero or victim. We choose how we will walk and talk our journey – participant or observer. We choose what’s important or not important on our journey. It’s your journey.   We are and become what we choose.

Stories

Life is the story we choose to tell and live today.   How do you want your life to be read? To live the life we want,  we need to look at our stories and ask, “Are my stories the right stories?  Do my stories reflect the life I want to live now?  Do I need to create other stories –  […]

Mirror

Mirror work will not pretend.  If we look we will see what is and what could be. Are we ready to see and believe our greatness,  willing to let go of past beliefs that no longer are true and create a now reality? If yes,  look and see.

Choose

It is said the greatest and most difficult path we will ever take,  is choosing to meet someone, anyone, half way.

Mind

Your mind will dictate your life, at least from the perspective of your choices when dealing with all that life brings you. (Choices & Illusions, Eldon Taylor) Attempting to quiet the mind is not an easy task,  but it is possible.    Relaxing your mind for a moment or two before and during the day is a needed practice […]

Place

Just because we are led to this place,  doesn’t mean it’s the wrong place. There are no coincidences or mistakes in the Universe.     Disappointments lead to new opportunities if we let go and trust.    Letting go of sadness for a moment or two after a loss leads to healing and a return to joy and new beginnings.    We can […]