No matter how confident and successful you are, life has a way of throwing challenges your way that will push you to make decisions every day which redefines who you are. In everyone’s life, there are going to be events that force a constant expression of this experience.
In the end, even after facing a challenge I like to think that we have become a more galvanized feeling of who we are, and we hold on to beliefs with a more critical and realistic passion. Read more...(824 words, 13 images, estimated 3:18 mins reading time)
All the possibilities in the world are open to you today. There are dreams to pursue and make come true. Go for it!
I have encountered a lot of people who spend their time loudly and definitively telling themselves and all who will listen, why someone should not be attempting to chase a dream. Why they shouldn’t follow their innermost desire or pursue a goal that seems to be an integral part of themselves and their destiny. Read more...(808 words, 16 images, estimated 3:14 mins reading time)
We should all find activities in life that cause us to lose track of time and more importantly to not worry about what you “should” be doing with those precious moments.
In our daily lives, we are controlled by the clock. From the time we have to go to work to the time we are allowed to eat and the time we are able to rejoin the freedom of life yet again. Time can be an all-controlling factor if you let it, but it does not have to be. You can live your life on your own time. Read more...(813 words, 6 images, estimated 3:15 mins reading time)
Life is a hard game sometimes. No matter what you do, or how you try to find the gentler side of life, the easier the hard times seem to seek you out. When I look at people who are in their late teens and early twenties today, I have a hard time not telling them to be careful. There are some dark times in every life. Don’t worry too much though because they will bring you a lesson that will help you learn a valuable lesson. DO NOT BE AFRAID! Read more...(768 words, 10 images, estimated 3:04 mins reading time)
From the time I was very young, I have always been in a hurry to get to the next destination. I remember being a kid and just aching for the time when I would be older and be able to do whatever older kids got to do.
This is a pattern that came up a lot in my life and I am sure in your life too. I can’t wait until this happens or that happens and then I will be able to do this or have that. Read more...(791 words, 10 images, estimated 3:10 mins reading time)
The most powerful constant in life is the experience of change. We try to ignore it, and if things are going well we resist change, but inevitably and continually change is occurring all the time and how we deal with the changes that we face will define our life experience. Change doesn’t have to provide a painful experience, it is our attachments to what is that causes the pain. By Allowing changes to enter our lives rather than fight against them will determine your happiness. Read more...(572 words, 11 images, estimated 2:17 mins reading time)
The great thing about books is that they provide ideas for thought that are new to you. Like planting a seed in the ground, your own thoughts can grow from the ideas of someone else and today I am grateful for the many thoughts I have read from the great Ralph Waldo Emerson. When I read the words RWE has written, they always spark a new light of thought. Of Course, it would be unrealistic to share a million thoughts but here are a few favorites and the seeds they have cultivated in my mind. Read more...(774 words, 12 images, estimated 3:06 mins reading time)
Would you rather have less work or more work you actually enjoy doing?
In my life, there has always been a peculiar relationship with work. There were years where I immersed myself in it and built much of my own identity around what I did for a job.
This is comforting because it is socially acceptable and it provides you with a sense of accomplishment. Yet in the end, this sense of accomplishment is really a facade. Read more...(821 words, 12 images, estimated 3:17 mins reading time)
Each of us has the opportunity each day to learn something. In fact, the only thing stopping us from learning information that will expand our minds, building our potential and developing a greater understanding of the world and ourselves, is a decision not to learn.
Knowledge is the great equalizer for all people and the choice to not pursue it will make you a smaller person and limit what you can do. Read more...(594 words, 11 images, estimated 2:23 mins reading time)
To live life is to be let down. Disappointment just seems to come with the territory. We then have a few simple choices, to carry around the anger of being hurt or to forgive and move on. Sometimes the actions are so painful that it seems impossible to forgive like you will be letting the person that wronged you off the hook. That is the exact attitude that keeps you suffering and under the control of an event or actions of others for a long time. There are many benefits of forgiveness the will make your life a more enjoyable experience. Read more...(741 words, 11 images, estimated 2:58 mins reading time)
What do we all have in common that makes us human?
No matter where you are living or what you do to survive, life always boils down to the choices we make. From who you choose as friends to how responsible you are, it is all decided with a conscious decision on your part. We all have the ability to choose what we experience.
Many people have a hard time accepting responsibility for these choices in their lives but if you look at yourself honestly and in an unbiased fashion, you will see the power your choices have had on the success or failure in your life. Read more...(1225 words, 13 images, estimated 4:54 mins reading time)
At each moment in the day, each thought that we entertain is a choice. Many times I find myself thinking a thought that is judgmental, negative or fear driven. Fortunately, with everything we think, the opposite is also available. Like flipping a switch, we have the ability at any moment to turn off those negative thoughts and turn them into a positive. This is a thought switch that is available to you at all moments. Rather than complain, think something else. Read more...(398 words, 3 images, estimated 1:36 mins reading time)
Most people would love to live a happy life but find that the process of living life is stopping happiness from happening. Life challenges you with situations that force you to grow and learn. Happiness comes from within, building an acceptance of events and situations and knowing that they are meant to teach you something. Whether you enjoy the process is up to you. Here are some things you can do to become happier with life today.
1. Never Forget You Are Great
The first thing that I would want them to know is that they are great, powerful and they can do anything that they want to accomplish. Read more...(1978 words, 15 images, estimated 7:55 mins reading time)
No matter how positive a person tries to be there are always going to be times when a person feels down and needs to have their spirits lifted.
The cause could be a relationship that has ended and you can’t sleep, you are in the stage where the empty space inside of you may seem like it will never be filled. It may be a job you lost or a car that just died. It could even be a personal loss of a loved one passing away, leaving you down, sad and lonely. Read more...(1025 words, 9 images, estimated 4:06 mins reading time)
Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
As human beings, we are blessed with many different forms of expression. Emotions are one of the things that not only help us express ourselves and communicate with others but they also work to communicate with ourselves exactly how we are feeling.
When experiencing sadness or pain, sometimes people cry. Does this show weakness or not? Read more...(832 words, 7 images, estimated 3:20 mins reading time)
An individual’s greatest power is that they have the ability to analyze a situation, determine if it is beneficial to them and then taking action to enhance the current situation or to move in a new direction. Taking action is a necessary factor in any success story. Read more...(861 words, 14 images, estimated 3:27 mins reading time)
Happiness comes from within each of us and it is up to us to make the decision whether we are happy with your relationships, jobs or lives. There are many reasons I believe this to be true but here are a few of my favorite thoughts of where happiness comes from.
So Often We Rely on Things
For much of my life, I was a person who thought that it took things to make me happy. A relationship, a house, a new car, or new clothes would make me feel like I was happy. Read more...(558 words, 10 images, estimated 2:14 mins reading time)
Like many people, I look at how much I have and wonder if there are things I should be doing to attract more into my life. More money, more love, more everything! My interest led me to begin to investigate, I started to do some research on the topic. I found a bunch of ideas about how to attract more abundance into your life. We all think that if we have more money, love, fame, or whatever we will be happier. That is a philosophical statement for another day. Today, there are three simple things that you can start doing today that will make your life more abundant in what you are seeking. Read more...(966 words, 15 images, estimated 3:52 mins reading time)
Words are used by all people with the capacity for speech and there is little to no conscious thought associated with their use at all. We speak to express ourselves to others and rarely contemplate the message we are sending. There is a power in your words and it exists in all speech. Pay attention to the power of your words. These words have the power to change our lives and the lives of those we take the time to speak with. Read more...(573 words, 9 images, estimated 2:18 mins reading time)
Beginnings can be tough. You aren’t yet privy to all of the nuances that make a job or task work with as little resistance as possible. This is true of a new home, a new job, a new relationship, any time you are beginning anything at all! It is true with life. Beginnings are both terrifying and exhilarating.
Most people don’t have someone who can fill them in on what to expect in this adventure called life. As you go through its stages, there are many experiences that you will have to deal with. Some tests seem pointless at the moment but the value is only revealed to your years later. There are many things to learn in life, and one of the most important is who you exactly are. That is a beginning. Read more...(876 words, 9 images, estimated 3:30 mins reading time)