Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. Einstein
What do you do when you feel stuck in life?
Do you listen to your heart?
Or do you weigh the situation? Sum up pros and cons. Think about it. Then think about it some more.
All the while you feel increasingly anxious and overwhelmed.
You think: if only there was an easy solution to making difficult decisions.
Silence is golden.
But for the entirety of my young life, I needed noise. Music, TV, something had to be going on or I felt antsy. Time was a valuable thing, and if I wasn’t using every second of it, what a waste! I carried that feeling right into my adulthood, and you would rarely find me without some kind of distracting sound in the background: a stereo set to my favorite rock station,
The purpose of life is to be happy ~Dalai Lama
Delicious, isn’t it?
The days sparkle, the sun shines and your life feels like an honest-to-goodness Disney movie.
But despite wanting it so badly, it’s proved elusive. And when you’ve finally thought it was in your grasp, you’ve opened your hand and found…nothing.
A family disagreement, financial worries or a bout of poor health can knock happiness right out of your hand.
I used to wonder how it comes about that the electron is negative…I thought about this for a long time and at last all I could think was ‘It won the fight!’ – Albert Einstein
It’s impossible, isn’t it?
Sometimes the air itself seems charged with negativity.
Prophets of doom fill the air-and cyber-waves with relentlessly depressing news feeds before you’ve even stumbled out of bed or shaken the sleep from your eyes.
Jack LaLanne, nicknamed the Godfather of modern fitness, exercised until the day before he died at 96. He once said, “Exercise is the catalyst. That’s what makes everything happen: your digestion, your elimination, your sex life, your skin, hair, everything about you depends on circulation.”
Well, many people hit the gym or go outdoors (for cycling, jogging, and swimming) because exercise improves their heart rate, pumps more blood to the brain, builds muscles,
Are you waiting for your dreams to come true?
Do you await that one day in the far future when you can start living the life that’s possible for you?
Have a bucket list filled with your deepest desires?
Most likely, you have a long list of things you want to experience and accomplish some day.
However… that someday may never come.
If you spend your life working at an unfulfilling job,
Isn’t that just your luck?
Another year of no opportunities.
Another year of Lady Luck bypassing your door.
Another year of the same old same old…nothing.
Some people just seem to attract good fortune. Once in a lifetime opportunities fall from the sky into their laps.
Some people just have all the luck.
Or do they?
Can it really be that some people are just born lucky?
Calmness is the cradle of power
Josiah Gilbert Holland
Some people amaze me.
They smile in the midst of the biggest challenges, breathe into both joy and struggle, and dance during whatever song is being played, as if the rhythm of life asks no less of them.
They are simply calm.
We all want to be those people. We all want to know what it feels like to not automatically lose it when the going gets tough.
Our house sits at the end of a long, straight country road in a semi-rural area.
Every morning on my way out for the day, I pass one of our neighbors who walks the road after her child boards the school bus. I can see her from a half mile away walking towards my end of the road (and I know she can see me too).
I get ready to offer the same smile and wave that I extend at our passing each morning.
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. – Natalie Goldberg
Have you ever seen a 9-year-old boy throwing knives at his baby sister?
Strangely, I have.
Now, once you’ve had a justifiable rant about ‘kids shouldn’t throw knives’, especially at cute little girls, sister or not, here’s what I noticed…
The little girl wasn’t stressed at all.