Calm

Encouraging Word Today

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.

Grateful

Encouraging Word of the Day

Grateful-           feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness; thankful.

grateful 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.

Finding Our Connections

Each person that I have ever met has in one way or We are all connectedanother 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.

Enjoy Every Second

It is not uncommon to move through a day on a very

Every second provides an experience that may never come again
Every second provides an experience that may never come again

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.

Dare

Encouraging Word of the Day

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.

My Greatest Enemy

know-your-enemy3Today 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.

Gratitude and Appreciation

No matter what life brings you, each person has the gratitude-rainbowspiral1ability 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.

Improve

Encouraging Word of the Day

Improve-make or become better.

ImproveIn every moment that you exist, you are either getting better or you are getting worse.  Rarely does an individual linger on the same level, your abilities, talents, and focus fluctuate like the stock market. The determining factor of which way your personal stock is going will be determined by the focus of your consciousness. The things that you place your thoughts, words, and actions on and about will determine your ability to achieve and value of those things you accomplish. Look at where you are and what you are doing and ask the simple question: Is this making me better or worse?

Mind Games

Do you know your mind? How much time do you spend consciously

subconscious mind
subconscious mind

exploring the origins of your thought?  The power and existence or the subconscious mind control much of our reality. In fact, it is a bit shocking that so many people seem to live life with a blissful lack of awareness about the source of the majority of their behavior and reality. So let’s get to know your mind.

Painful Power

greatnessLife isn’t always easy. The path of least resistance is most often not going to be your path.  Hardships and chaos can make you wonder what this is all for. Why do we have to experience painful moments? What is the point?

I have found accepting the difficult parts of life to be the hardest lessons learned. They are painful and cause you to look deep inside of yourself to find the truth.  You can feel angry, upset or out of control. Whatever your reaction to the events of your life, understand that the events are not going to change, but the reaction and growth you experience will.  So what is the point?

Shine

Encouraging Word

Shine-1. give out a bright light. 2. be very talented or perform very well.

ShineWhen you look at your conscious experience every day, one of the choices we have is to shine.  I have no greater wish for those that I care about than to see them shine their personal bright light on the world.  Each of us has a light of encouragement, talent, and joy that is looking for a chance to shine onto the world.  Are you going to shine today? To see your shine is good for the world and for you as well.  Do you even know that you shine?  Be conscious today of the thoughts, words, and actions that you can take to shine.  It is my goal to see people shine because the world is a better place for it.

Let Go of Your History

udestiny historyrl So much of our lives revolve around the stories we tell. Not only the ones we tell others about our past but more importantly the stories we tell ourselves about the past. These stories about our perception of our history tend to color and temper the expectations that we have for ourselves today.  What is the value of this? It is time to let go of the history and move forward.

No Regrets

Don't Regret the Past
A Ship Carrying A Choice You Made

I was having a discussion with a friend the other day about all of the things we had done that in retrospect seemed like bad ideas.

Failed relationships, poor decisions, wrong turns on the path of life all came up, and my friend said the magic phrase, “If I knew then what I know now, things would be different.  If I could only do it all over again.”   That thought is probably one that everyone has had at some point in their lives.  I, myself, have thought this before, but not any longer.

Change

Encouraging Word of the Day

Change-1. make or become different. 2. take or use another instead of.

Change is a force that all people are dealing with from the moment they are born until the minute they die. it is inevitably happening all around us. Learning to handle change in a constructive way is one of the most valuable life skills a person can develop because it will be put to use continually and make your life a much more enjoyable experience.  Change comes like the tide in the ocean and you can spend your energy fighting it, or be working with it.  Be conscious of change in your life today in thoughts, words, and actions.

Some Beliefs

Soul Searching Begins

Soul Searching Questions
Soul Searching Questions

What is important you in life? What is life all about? Why are you here? There are so many questions that we ask about life and our place in it that I thought it was time for some answers. These great questions will help you understand your own thoughts in this area. I have tried to answer each according to my own conscience. Only you can answer these 25 questions for yourself.  

Positive Self Talk

The conversation occurs subtly behind the actions of

self-talk-head-1the day. It is one that we are a huge part of but we rarely take the time to analyze the tone or tenor of which we are speaking. This is self-talk, an ongoing dialogue inside your head that will contribute commentary on the happenings you experience. Too often people just accept the conversation and it is most decidedly dripping with negativity.  We tend to be extremely hard on ourselves and give extremely harsh criticism, often crushing our own confidence and self-esteem.  Once a person becomes aware of this talk though they can make the conscious effort to change their self-talk and start building a more positive self-image. This will change the way you look at yourself and the way others look at you as well.

Present

Encouraging Word of the Day

Present-1.(of a person) in a particular place. 2. existing or occurring now.

As we move through our days, there seem to be three states of thought, those that are in the past, those that are in the future and those that are in the present. To be in the past or future takes you away from the present into a fantasy land of existence.  The present moment is all that we really are guaranteed to have.  Being present for life allows you to make choices which really honor you, improve your life and the lives of those you interact with.

What Choice or Free Will?

 

Making-Choices-At-Cross-Roads-represents-Free-Will-Arriving-at-a-Cross-Road-represents-destinyI have often wondered if there is really such a thing as free will or are we just following predetermined cosmic paths created for us to experience.

Constantly people are faced with challenges and situations which always give them a key experience or understanding that they need to accomplish a goal or create something that never could have been accomplished without it.  Did you make choices about your actions or was it your destiny?

Choices Define Life

“At some point in our life, every one must decide if they are a creator or a critic, a lover or a hater, a giver or a taker.” ~ Unknown

the choices are all yours
Choose wisely

Life is a short ride, and the decisions we make each day determine if that ride is a thrilling experience that makes you hold your breath or if it is a calm walk through the park.

The choices we make every day will determine the tone, happiness and satisfaction we get out of life. Choose well.

Persistence

Encouraging Word of the Day

Persistence- firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

persistenceThere is a power inside people who who are successful and that power  is the quality is persistence.  To be able to continue moving forward to a goal, despite hitting some obstacles along the way. Nothing takes the place of persistence when it comes to achieving anything, financially, physically or even spiritually.  Many things that are worthwhile to our experience are not easy to get.  It is often the steps that one has to take in reaching their ultimate goal that make the goal so valuable.  Persistence is the ability to push past your perceived limits and find your abilities.  Consciously look for persistence today in your thoughts, words, and actions today. Where can you push through, keep moving forward and find success?