Different- not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form, or quality.
One of the most difficult things to be in life is different. But it is in our differences that our true strength lies. We live in a society that bombards us with messages of conformity. In what we wear, what we eat, what we buy in all things, the message we get is to fit in, be a part of the system, don’t stand out! Although there is a safety in following along, there is a joy that being different brings. Never be afraid to be different from everyone else, that is where your gold is hidden. Be conscious today of your unique thoughts, and actions in thought, word, and action. Look at the messages you are inundated with telling you to conform to the group. Read more...(819 words, 5 images, estimated 3:17 mins reading time)
Children have a natural sense of wonder and curiosity of all things. How does that work? Why is that color that color? Who is the tallest? The smartest? There are no limits to the questions and the knowledge that children seek. We were all like that at one point, and to return to that kind of mentality could only be a positive for more experienced people. Read more...(427 words, 9 images, estimated 1:42 mins reading time)
I heard this phrase today, “the courage to be imperfect” and for some reason, it stuck with me.
How much time in life do we spend worrying about being perfect in all we do? How often do we succeed and what would it mean if we were perfect? All of these thoughts had me feeling like my head was spinning off. So I thought I had better write about it quick!
How much time in life do we spend worrying about being perfect in all we do?Read more...(756 words, 8 images, estimated 3:01 mins reading time)
Flow~ move along or out steadily and continuously in a current or stream.
Life is full of little words like flow. It is something that when you have it, life goes along easily and when you lack it, things can be a struggle. It is a factor that most people don’t spend time consciously thinking about. We benefit when we are in the flow of life and struggle when we are moving against it. The great thing is that whether we are in the flow or not is all a matter of choice in what we decide to place our focus and energy. Getting into the flow is ia simple as paying attention to the moment at hand and experiencing that part of life. Being conscious of the flow in your life will give your guidance along the path of life. Read more...(874 words, 5 images, estimated 3:30 mins reading time)
The Wizard of Oz has always been a classic, because of the message it teaches. Yearly it is enjoyed by children of all ages, but because of the symbolic search, the characters embark on. The search for personal growth is one that I am very familiar, the ability to think, have a heart, maintain your courage and find a home. I think we are all looking for the same things. Here are a few things I have learned on my trip through Oz. Read more...(816 words, 9 images, estimated 3:16 mins reading time)
Dream – contemplate the possibility of doing something or that something might be the case.
A human mind is an incredible tool. Not only can it process billions of things each day, it also can help to create the desired images of the future, and it does this through dreams. Everything that was ever created or achieved started as a dream in someone’s mind and then became a reality through the pursuit of the possibility that dream presents. What are the dreams that you are creating today? What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? What do you want to be? The first step to answering all of these things is to start by dreaming. So be conscious today of how your thoughts, words, and actions are leading to or away from your dreams. Read more...(891 words, 6 images, estimated 3:34 mins reading time)
One of the most common blocks people face in accomplishing their goals is the worry about what others think of your choices, behaviors or talents. How often have you stopped doing something because you didn’t want to look foolish or be picked on by someone else?
This is a limiting thought that can be easily changed if you start to focus on what you are doing in the moment and forget what others might be thinking about it, you will enjoy life a whole lot more and find success as well. There are several simple reasons that this is true. Read more...(649 words, 5 images, estimated 2:36 mins reading time)
We are all seeking truth in one form or another in our experience of life. The path to truth for each of us is more than likely going to be unique to our lives and will not look exactly the same for any of us. Following your path to truth is going to be a one of a kind journey. So follow it with passion and allow others to do the same. Read more...(370 words, 4 images, estimated 1:29 mins reading time)
Character- the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.
In our development, as humans, we are a result of our experience. This is particularly true when it comes to a person’s character. This is a quality that is displayed clearly through the thoughts, words, and actions of a person. If you have traits you wish to improve yourself then we all have the free will to do this. Think about your character today, not just the areas that you are doing well, but all of the ones that you want to improve in. Character is what you do when you think nobody is looking. Remember you are always looking. You can’t fool yourself. Consciously develop the character you want to represent you. Read more...(645 words, 5 images, estimated 2:35 mins reading time)
There are several sure-fire behaviors that we can all choose which are guaranteed to ruin your life, give you less happiness and cause you to be angry each day. Practice these things and you are guaranteed to be unhappy. Be careful because happiness will always seek a way into your life.
Be Mean to Others
A great place to start is to make sure that you are mean to other people. Most people are mean and accepting of others because we see faults in them that we see and dislike in ourselves. So look at what you dislike about yourself, recognize it in someone else and be mean to them. Gossip about them, name call and discriminate if you can. Read more...(882 words, 6 images, estimated 3:32 mins reading time)
Question everything and only accept those things prove true. How do we learn? There are several different ways that we can infuse our minds and souls with new ideas and knowledge. However, each individual needs to determine the validity of each morsel of information for themselves, regardless of the source that is providing it. Don’t believe anything except after individual investigation and introspection have proven it to be so. Finding what is true for you is vital to living a life that is honest and true to yourself. What beliefs you accept will determine your reality. Read more...(458 words, 6 images, estimated 1:50 mins reading time)
Calm- not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other emotions.
When all things around you seem to be falling apart, that is the time when your focus on remaining calm will help you. Emotions are a part of the human experience and you can’t avoid them, but the level of control you let them have in your life is your choice. Focus your conscious thoughts, words, and actions today on being calm. It will allow you to see the best solutions for all potential pitfalls and roadblocks. Read more...(547 words, 5 images, estimated 2:11 mins reading time)
Each day you wake up and have a simple choice as to what type of day you are going to experience. Is it a great day? A good day? A boring day? A bad day? A disappointing day? The decision that you make will determine how your day goes. Our attitude is the biggest factor in how much we experience in life. Life is what you choose to make it. Read more...(384 words, 7 images, estimated 1:32 mins reading time)
In our lives, there is nothing so important as seeking out and pursuing opportunities to grow as a person. Just as any other living creature, our purpose in life is to contribute and to continually move toward becoming our best selves. Just as plants are born and start to grow throughout their lives.
As you look at your life and each activity that you are participating in asking yourself if there is a chance for growth in doing this. We are all consciously, physically and mentally going one of two ways. 1. We are getting better or becoming more or growing 2. We are getting worse, becoming less or shrinking. Read more...(687 words, 11 images, estimated 2:45 mins reading time)
Grateful- feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.
Moving through your life, from task to task, work time to free time, one of the most important thoughts to keep in your consciousness is to be grateful for all of the things in life that you experience every day. Being grateful is an attitude that increases your positive energy, makes you more efficient and is the doorway of abundance. In every situation, there is a choice of attitude. One can decide to be angry, disillusioned, bitter or worried. Or a mind can be appreciative, grateful, accepting and joyous. In each moment the choice of gratitude exists and I encourage you to be grateful in your thoughts, words, and actions today. Read more...(697 words, 5 images, estimated 2:47 mins reading time)
Each person that I have ever met has in one way or another basked in the glow of their individuality. The certain perks and character traits that made them uniquely them. I have as well clung to these traits to separate myself from the crowd, to show my unique value. Yet I look at society today and see that I am participating in a world that is manipulating all of us into a prison of individuality. This is a prison that keeps us separate from learning about ourselves and our own thoughts. It makes me wonder what I am missing. We are all connected, all we have to do is look for it. Read more...(907 words, 10 images, estimated 3:38 mins reading time)
It is not uncommon to move through a day on a very
strict schedule, moving from event to event merely marking time as a restriction in completing the actions of your day. Move quickly, work quickly, think quickly, love quickly. The conditioning of our lives leads us to value brevity in completing all tasks because it is viewed as the most efficient use of time. Read more...(554 words, 4 images, estimated 2:13 mins reading time)
Dare- have the courage to do something. Defy or challenge (someone) to do something
One of the most difficult things to do in life is to dare to do something you are not sure that you can accomplish. You may think that you can do it. You may dream that you can do it. You will never know for certain until you take the initiative and dare to try. There are challenges you face in every area of your life. It takes a special courage to face them and see where you stand. How much greatness has been left unshared because someone was afraid to try? Afraid of failing? Afraid of what people will think? Today I urge you to be brave, take a chance and dare to try. Let the greatness that is in you have an outlet and it starts with a consciousness of thought, word, and action. Read more...(955 words, 6 images, estimated 3:49 mins reading time)
Today I fought my greatest enemy. They seemed to be following me throughout my day and gleefully took each opportunity to point out my apparent shortcomings. They railed against me for the decisions made in the past and created an almost maniacal worry about the future. It was a non-stop assault that had its desired effect on me, I felt let down, angry, upset and I wanted to fight back. So I engaged my greatest enemy with the truth which always seems to be the best weapon. Read more...(627 words, 10 images, estimated 2:30 mins reading time)
No matter what life brings you, each person has the ability to either be grateful and appreciative of the experience or they can be angry and disillusioned. The choice is always in your hands. Always.
Things Go Wrong Sometimes, Be Grateful
This is an easy idea to cope with when things are going well. There is plenty of money to do whatever you want, all of those you love are healthy and happy and the biggest decision that you need to make is what form of entertainment is in store for you this evening. Of course, you can be grateful and appreciative of this situation. Yet I know many people in just such a predicament and there is very little gratitude or appreciation. Read more...(525 words, 12 images, estimated 2:06 mins reading time)