Thursday, August 11, 2011
Did you know that you have the power to do anything you are determined to do? All you need is already within. You are equipped with all the tools and no further education is required. Stop thinking, "If I only had that degree or certification." In this world, there is way too much education and knowledge but very little wisdom. Stop waiting for this and that to arrive. You have arrived. Accept the fact that you can do anything. Use that revelation for the better, not only for your life, but for others. People need you and your skills. That is what makes the world go round. Serve others and you will always be served. Tired of feeling inadequate? Stop that. Realize you are you and you are gifted and able. Stop wasting your time and use your gifts. They are there. Look within. The world is waiting for you to arrive, healthy, strong and willing to shine.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
If anyone knows about the act of caring for others and skipping right over number one, it's me. I love to please everyone, but sometimes it steals my PEACE! Recently, I have found myself bumping into tons and tons of reminders that taking care of ME is the only way to offer my best to others. Balance is where it's at! What we all need is to treat ourselves well. Eat well, exercise, rest regularly, sleep enough, have some fun on a regular basis. Try it and see what can happen in your life. For me, it broadens my view of life. It makes me aware of all that plays into what makes life so rich. Doing small, but regular things for myself allows me to see way past the craziness of my schedule, the piles of things I have committed myself to and allows me to see all the small miracles in my life every day. My kids, my husband, my friends and family are all more visible to me. They are the gifts that have always been there, but have somehow become clouded by the "stress" of life. The diversions that I put in my life, allowing my focus to stray from what truly matters. It is simple, actually, just meditate on the fact that you can have PEACE in your life too. You already have it. Choose it. Make it the rhythm of your existance. When things happen to muddy it up, it will not matter nearly as much or last half as long. Make a decision today to have peace and start enjoying what you already have. Nothing else really matters.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
We all have our moments of anger and frustration. That is the result of having emotion. Some people have more passionate emotion than others. I have been guilty of this alot in my life. The thing I have learned and want to get across is it has never served me or anyone I know to hold onto anger and frustration. It only hinders prosperity. When you harbor ill-feelings, it rots in your soul and the result is not peace and it certainly is not joy. It is ok to forgive someone who has hurt you. It is not ok to allow that hurt to continue to determine the kind of life you are going to lead. You have a choice to let things go. Put it up to a higher power to deal with. Let whatever it is, no longer be your deal. Living free from anger is a wonderful way to live. It helps to remember I am not perfect and I have qualities that, at times, are less than desirable. I am always glad when others forgive me if I am sharp tongued, rude or self-righteous. On the other side, it feels great to forgive. It is completely freeing of the spirit. Make more room for joy and peace within. Don't allow worry, shame, anger and resentment to fill the spaces within you. It will ruin you and all your potential. It is like feeding your body nothing by sugar and fat, instead of wholesome, nourishing food. Start with you mind. Think good of others and your best self will emerge. Be conscious and present with yourself. Form a new habit. Live with joy. It is a choice.
Monday, August 1, 2011
I just started a new series of teachings by Joyce Meyer. She is an amazing Christian speaker that has the ability to speak directly into my soul. What she has to say always keeps me pointed in the right direction in my life. It seems like most of my life I have been is search of a vechicle to help me prosper in life. Having prosperity, to me, has mostly meant having monetary wealth. Over the past few years I have come to realize and finally beginning to accept the fact that wealth does not have a thing to do with having money or "things". It does not mean it is okay to be jealous of others who do have more "things" than me. What I really want is to help others. That is what brings joy to me. This feeds me. It makes me better and hopefully sets an example for my children to be "givers" not "expecters". You can have a home that looks beautiful from the outside and the things within can be apparently perfect too, but what happens inside between those who live there is what truly matters. I am just saying, personaly, my life is not about what I want to have. It is about what I do have already and what I can give to others. Whether if be the gift of wellness, a hug or a word of encouragement, that is what you can expect from me. I am asking that you do the same. Pray that I do not get side-tracked by all the human desires that well up inside from time to time. I have the foresight to know all those things will not bring me lasting joy. Putting others first does. Have a beautiful day!