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.

The Power of Painful Moments

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 often found that accepting the difficult parts of life to be some of the hardest lessons learned. They are painful and most often cause you to look deep inside of yourself to see 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 most likely not going to change, but the reaction and growth you experience will.  So what is the point?

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.

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 in 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.

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.

Escape

Many of us exist in prisons of our own making that stop us from expeiencing life fully
Many of us exist in prisons of our own making that stop us from experiencing life fully

Are you living life in the way that you really want? Do you say everything you want? Or do you hold back your true thoughts because of a fear that what you really think will cause suffering for you? If you are not confident enough in your ideas to speak them without fear, you are living in a prison.  If you don’t do exactly what you want because you are afraid of what others will think you are in a prison. I think that for much of my life I have been in a prison of my own making and it is time to organize a prison break. In order to escape your cage, you need to honestly assess its limitations.

Ho’oponopono

Your Words are Magic
Your Words are Magic

In the stories I was read as a child, there were many mentions of magic words and spells that would immediately change someone’s life or grant them a wish they desired. I never really understood that there are magic phrases that we can use each and every day that will have a profound positive effect on our lives and the lives of those around us. Just like those stories. The best news is that you can start using them today, right now, this very second and see almost immediate results. These are 4 phrases that can change your life. They are part of something called Ho’oponopono.

5 Reasons to Practice Kindness

You are responsible for doing this!!
You are responsible for doing this!!

No matter where you are in the journey of life, there are going to be opportunities today to practice kindness of some sort, which will enhance someone’s experience on Earth in a positive way. If you need any convincing that taking this action will improve the world than I wanted to provide you with 5 reasons that kindness is awesome and you can be the catalyst for this today, right here and right now.

3 Big Messages from Me to You

 

what messageWho hasn’t wanted to spread a valuable message to a large number of people all at once?  That is the draw of blogging and writing.  It is alluring to share advice because you hope all of your mistakes and bad experiences can help others.  It would be great to have my thoughts and ideas help other people in a broad way.

I am stating my message, I want to make it one that a reader might remember and might have a positive effect on them.  We can only deliver the message, it is up to others to decide if they want to hear what we have to say. Here are 3 big messages from me to you!

Be Happier Now

  No Need To Wait, Be Happy Now

why you should be happier
Choose to be happier

We are all looking to be happier in life.  There are some simple steps that you can take each moment to improve your personal happiness and they are all easy to master. You simply need to have a consciousness about your actions.

Being generally happier about things in your life is a choice, and if you  look at things and truly aren’t happy about the way they are going,  then changes need to be made with a few simple choices. You can turn things around, right now, today, just by changing your focus.

6 Factors of Positive Personal Tranformation

trustprocessAll things are changing at all times. Absolutely nothing or anybody stays exactly as they are right now. Either things are moving in a positive direction or they are becoming less positive and your life is a reflection of the transformation that you are experiencing in any area. Personal wealth, health, and relationships are developing each day and your choices fuel that process one way or another. Fortunately, we are creators and can take charge of the transformation process. Here are 6 factors that lead to positive personal change.

Develop a Positive Attitude

 

What Do You Think?

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.”
― Henry Ford

thinking
At the very least you think my friend.

What It Means To Think

The ability to think is a craft that has been too often disregarded by the majority of people today. There are so many other things that we let fill our minds rather than pure unadulterated thought, and when we do use our thoughts they are often twisted, negative vines of gossip or judgment that do no positive good to ourselves or anybody else.  The good news is that it is not too late to learn to focus on the moment and allow your thoughts to lead away from the negative and toward the positive of creativity and creation.

5 Ways to Recognize Your Greatness

What is Normal?

All people have a greatness within them. Don’t believe me? Well, then I challenge you to do the following 5 things and see what you can learn about yourself.

With the powerful messages from the media we get inundated with each day, of perfect looking people always happy, it sends the message that unless you look like them you won’t really be happy.

This is ridiculous because every person has weaknesses, short comings, unique likes and thoughts,  the ideal of perfection unattainable.  The media tells you what you should think is attractive, what beauty you should aspire to reach.  No person on the face of the Earth can live up to that expectation of perfection.

Some Personal Beliefs

my mind works overtime, sometimes
my mind works overtime, sometimes

 

I developed a post about my core beliefs a few years ago. I have experienced a lot since then, but it is remarkable that so much of what I believed has stood up to the test of time.

These personal beliefs are ever evolving but this is where they stand right now.

Smiling, Give It A Try

  What makes you smile?    

Smiling is my favorite
Mine Too!

I have always felt that the endgame in life was to experience happiness, and one of the ways that we show this is to smile. Smiling shows an appreciation for whatever is unfolding in your life.

There are lots of different smiles we share with the world and I am here telling you that there are so many things that make me smile, I am not sure that I can mention them all here. I am trying just to encourage another to smile and feel a bit more positive about life.

A Good Day

What’s Your Mood Today?

I say it all the time, “Have a great day!”  and I hear it all the time from others as well, but it

Have a Good Day
It is a choice

seems like so many people are glum and gloomy every day that they have definitely decided to ignore this kind and tender wish.  The unhappiness seems to be so prevalent that I decided to write a little to remind people exactly how to achieve that fantastic day that is there for the taking each and every sunrise.

Make Your List

make a list
Who’s on your list?

I was reading a great article the other day which stated that we all have a list. This list contains people who need us or has needed us at some point, in some way in their lives. They are our personal assignments that we are destined to help achieve, get through or overcome something. Or perhaps just to help make their lives a little bit better and brighter. When you look at life like this, each interaction that you have throughout the day can put a new person on your list if you want it to.