Thank you for your patience while we create our new website! In the meantime, try this for the next 15 days. Set your alarm 10 minutes earlier than usual and just WAKE UP. Give thanks for this gift and then get up and looking out your window, take a moment to look at the sun in the sky and appreciate that you could not do one thing to earn it, so just enjoy it!
Monthly Archives: July 2017
Hello! Tomorrow, July 30th will be my last post until August 15th. We will be testing our new website, (so much fun!) and changing our hosting service. I will still be online on social media so please keep in touch! For today,
“Today I stand in appreciation of the beauty in the world, given to me freely to enjoy!”
The Hawaiian’s have a philosophy that it is not how much you need to live well, but how little. The more “stuff” we have the more burdened we are. By keeping our lives simple, we free our minds to contemplate the universe and our place in it, not how do we get the money to pay for all the stuff.
“Today I will see if there is a way to live more simply and spend more time enjoying my life than paying for it.”
I am on Oahu, Hawai’i and the moment we arrived I felt it. Time, on every island I have visited, is marked by sunrise and sunset, not days of the week. This is true in Croatia on the island of Hvar, Puerto Rico, and on and on. It’s not that there are no deadlines or appointments, but they don’t seem to matter quite as much. It is good to be on “island time” every once in a while. Aloha!
Have you ever been worried about something and no matter what you do you can’t seem to change the dialogue in your head? I get like that sometimes and have found it is very hard to have a NEW thought until I write down what is bothering me, then write down what I would prefer. I call this, “Making your Mantra”. In meditation, a mantra is the sound or word you say over and over again to quiet your mind. Read what you have written, good and bad, and then think about a one-line positive statement about the situation. This becomes the line you say to yourself anytime a negative thought about the situation comes up.
“Today I will re-direct my thinking by using the power of my Mantra.”
Fear is a great motivator. It keeps us from driving into each other on the road and from touching a hot stove. But when fear is used to manipulate someone, twist the facts, create unrest, then fear becomes a weapon. The philosophy of Love First allows us to understand that LOVE is the most powerful force in the Universe and fear cannot stand in the face of that LOVE.
“Today, no matter what anyone else is doing, I will choose to LOVE.”
I have done workshops to assist co-workers to communicate better, employees and bosses learn how to have a productive dialogue, and entrepreneurs how to envision and then execute their dreams. The one thing these groups have in common? They all signed up because they really did want to do their best. I don’t believe in answering a question that has not been asked because that answer would be irrelevant. What do you want and why do you want it? That’s my first question to you.
“Today I will ask myself what I want to achieve and why I want it. Step one.”
When’s the last time you woke up and did not have an agenda for your day? Successful people and those who are working towards success know that to get things done you have to plan your work and work your plan. But there is something to be said for a day with no plans at all. To simply wake up and see where the day takes you. And so from one of those rare days for me, I wish you all a blessed Sunday.
Lately some friends have told me how they feel they are caught up in a disagreement or fight between two of their friends and they don’t know what to do. It’s really simple. You “stay on your side of the street” and let them work out their own differences. Love them where they stand, and that’s it.
“Today I will trust that the Love of the Universe is available to everyone so that I can mind my own business.”
I don’t eat chicken because I do a food regimen called “Eat For Your Blood Type. But my friend does eat chicken and I decided to make a roast chicken for him last night. It came out well and he loved it. The lesson here is that just because YOU don’t like something you can still allow your friends to like it without feeling that you have compromised yourself. So go ahead, cook a chicken, you don’t have to eat it.
“Today I will be willing to allow others to enjoy what they prefer and know that I do not have to be affected one bit.”