Saturday, April 29, 2017

Day 114: Life is NOT an emergency!

Life isn't an emergency.

Life can be an enormously rewarding experience; a totally fulfilling and creative experience where virtually every activity is seen as yet another wonderful opportunity. 
Although it's often treated as one, life is not an emergency; it's not meant to be constantly postponed while we anxiously rush around and attempt to 'get everything done'.
Life is meant to be lived, one moment at a time.
Whether you are 18 years old or 80 years old, male or female, dark or light, rich or poor, you are given the same gift and it's administered in exactly the same way.
The gift is life itself and it's given to us one precious moment at a time.
Life isn't an emergency, it's an adventure.
Once you commit yourself to seeing life this way you will be amazed at how quickly your life will change for the better.
You will notice the beauty instead of the ugliness, the caring instead of the non-caring, and the grace instead of the misfortune.
Remember, life is NOT an emergency!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Day 113: Wisdom

Wise people throughout history have been those who saw that while life is real, life's problems are an illusion, they are thought-created. These people know that we manufacture and blow problems way out of proportion through are own ability to think. They also know that if we can step outside the boundaries of our own thinking, we can find the answer we are looking for.
This, in a nutshell is wisdom: the ability to see an answer without having to think of an answer.
Wisdom is the 'ah ha, that's so obvious' experience most of us have had many times.
Few people seem to understand that this voice is always available to us.
Wisdom is indeed your inner sense of knowing.
It is true mental health, a peaceful state of mind where answers to questions are as plentiful as the problems you see when you aren't experiencing wisdom.
It's as if wisdom lies in the space between your thoughts, in those quiet moments when your 'biological computer' is turned off.
Here is an example.
As an intelligent person, your usual pattern is to think and talk about your problems in an attempt to overcome them.
You feel that because your problems are 'real', you are justified in trying to solve them.
On the surface this seems rational, that is, until you realize that problems are thought-related.
In other words, the act of thinking about your problems is the mechanism that keeps them alive and makes them seem real.
To see this another way, try this experience.
Stop reading for a moment and think of a problem in your life.
There it is, right in front of you.
An interesting question to ask yourself is: where was the problem a moment ago, before you thought about it?
It wasn't with you because you weren't thinking about it.
This doesn't mean there aren't issues in  your life that need addressing, but it does suggest that those issues aren't 'problems' unless they are present in your mind.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Day 112: I think YOU are AWESOME!!!

There is only one way to avoid criticism.
Do nothing, say nothing, BE NOTHING.
This is such an amazing quote and super true.
Pleasing everyone doesn't lead to an exciting life.
It's also impossible because everyone has different views.
There will ALWAYS be people out there, who don't agree with you.
When you live to please one person, you disappoint another.

My humble your live according to you!

YOUR dreams
YOUR goals
YOUR hobbies
YOUR passions
YOUR ideal
YOUR beliefs

Don't walk over others in the process.
Be kind.
Have a good heart.
Thank people for their opinions BUT don't let them knock you!
Opinions don't change reality.
They are just opinions.

I think YOU are AWESOME!!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Day 111: Are you a Duck or an Eagle?

Don't quack like a Duck, but soar like an Eagle.
It's the power of choice.
You can be a Duck or an Eagle.
Ducks quack and complain, Eagles soar above the crowd.
Change your attitude.
If you get up in the morning, expecting to have a bad day, you'll rarely disappoint yourself.
Stop complaining!
It's easy if you try.
Ducks are easy to recognize. They think in Duck-like ways. They spend all day in the Duck pond with their little Duck friends.
Their responses sound like quack, quack, quack as they try to convince others that they are right.
The Ducks often tend to quote the rules or policy manual to try to avoid hard questions or as a reason to avoid solving a problem. Ducks are often guilty of the exact same things that they often quack (complain) about.
Ducks have no idea that soaring above them all the time are Eagles.
Eagles are people who have found success and soar above conflict.
Eagles are optimistic and choose a positive attitude.
Eagles are always aware of the 'Ducks' existence and the dangers that looms within the Duck pond.
Ducks can be very sneaky. They have a way of luring others to join the Duck pond.....this includes Eagles once caught in the pond, Eagles will quack along with the Ducks and can often find it difficult to leave. Some are able to leave immediately....others it may take much longer.
But most Eagles will leave the pond eventually and begin soaring the skies again.
But the majority of Ducks are Ducks.
They will never change, even with extensive counseling or training.
Ducks and Eagles can be nearly found in every situation.
You see them in your offices, homes, churches and organizations.
You see them in families and groups of friends.
You'll encounter them as you go run your errands.
The bank, grocery store, dry cleaner, restaurants, etc.
The Ducks will let you know, how difficult their job is and what an inconvenience you are.
Eagles go above and beyond to provide excellent service....even if it's just with their positive attitude and general likability.
Ducks and Eagles are easy to identify.
Look around. I'm sure you can easily identify who belongs in each group.
However, do you know what group YOU belong in?