It doesn’t work, does it?
For you, I mean.
It might work for some people, but the truth is, you’re not ‘some people.’
You’re unique. Uniquely ‘you’.
And when you lose touch with your authentic self, the real you, you’re all at sea, unable to find that confidence you so desperately seek.
Because your authentic self is your compass,
You want to have ‘the good life’.
To do the things that matter.
And to make that change you want to see in the world.
These are your dreams.
But maybe you are stuck in a job or a career where you only follow the rules, become what other people want you to be, and end up living the life of others.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” ~ Buddha
Do you struggle to let go past hurts?
Would you like to be free of the burdens of the past but simply don’t know how to go about it?
Extending forgiveness is one of the hardest things we can do, but it is absolutely essential for spiritual growth and well-being.
Let me guess.
You are brilliant and have many ideas that could make you money and help you to fulfill your dreams, but when you start doing something, you rarely finish it.
Chances are you often become fired up by perceived outcomes only to end up not taking any action towards fulfilling your purpose because you feel overwhelmed.
You wonder, what’s going wrong – perhaps maybe because you’re not self-disciplined enough.
Everything is in a state of change.
And this non-permanence can seem unsettling, scary even.
And that’s natural, we all crave some degree of certainty.
But the more we cling to the allusion of certainty and resist the reality of constant change, the harder it is to find peace of mind.
Stania Melnychenko, a Munich based filmmaker and John Doan, a martial arts,
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.
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
You’ve heard it so many times before.
The importance of gratitude, that is.
Maybe you’re wondering “What’s the big deal, anyway?”
Let me ask you a question. If there was a pill that, if taken just once,
How often do you manage it?
That amazing creative flow.
The one that electrifies, excites and exhausts you all at once. That leaves you out of breath even though you’re sitting down at your laptop.
It’s like your fingers have their own story they’re desperate to get down.
Ideas form effortlessly. Words fly onto the screen. Creative genius fills your page.
You feel incredibly satisfied, creatively gratified.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow. – Mary Anne Radmacher
By now you’ve probably heard it hundreds, if not thousands, of times.
It’s been expressed in many ways by self-help experts and by spiritual teachers through the ages, but at its heart the message is always the same:
The importance of living in the moment.