Optimism


Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~ Helen Keller

Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do, but you can change your mind about that barrier. You can go as far as your mind lets you.

Be aware of what you are thinking now and support yourself with a more optimistic vision of the future. When you believe that vision is possible, you stand a good chance of achieving it.
Turn your face towards the sun and the shadows fall behind you. As Daisaku Ikeda said, “Hope transforms pessimism into optimism. Hope changes everything.”inner joy

Friends – Season, Reason or Lifetime


People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person…

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life,
whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Why Not You?


 

Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you?
Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today. Why not you?

Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you?

Today, for many, the burden of self doubt and insecurity will be lifted by the security and confidence of empowerment. Why not you?

Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to live in such a manner that they will be a positive role model for their children. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not you?

Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. Why not you?

Today, many will find abundance in simplicity. Why not you?

Today, many will be confronted by difficult moral choices and they will choose to do what is right instead of what is beneficial. Why not you?

Today, many will decide to no longer sit back with a victim mentality, but to take charge of their lives and make positive changes. Why not you?

Today, many will take the action necessary to make a difference. Why not you?

Today, many will make the commitment to be a better mother, father, son, daughter, student, teacher, worker, boss, brother, sister, & so much more. Why not you?

positiveToday is a new day!
Many will seize this day.
Many will live it to the fullest.
Why not you?

Death- Good or Bad?


Death is the most fierce and deeply penetrating spiritual teacher that we can have. It will not let our ego escape alive. Death will always be waiting around the next corner, ready to wipe your entire life clean. Death will remove all material possessions from you, all wounds, all people, all your financial problems and future plans. It is guaranteed that one day, everything will be removed from your grasp.

No matter how safe we think we are, this hard truth will remain, perhaps because it has the most profound purpose for our spiritual growth. Death forces us to remain awake. We must always appreciate this human life we are given. We have to find reverence, otherwise we suffer.

Knowing how very fragile this life is, we become kind to everything that is alive. By remembering our mortality, we are not so quick to getting angry at our loved ones, nor become distant, judgmental or critical with them. We tend to forgive everyone who has wronged us more quickly, and return to loving the real heart and soul connection that we do have.

With the awareness that death is approaching, we become more gentle on ourselves, instantly dropping any hard heavy energy that we may be carrying. We tend to deal with any leftover skeletons hiding in our closet and embrace those things we are avoiding.

 

We remember that we came here to heal ourselves, and so we stop protecting our hearts from opening up to others. We become radically honest with ourselves and others, because we just never know when it’s our turn to go.

I invite you to do something truly radical this week. Share with those who are still with you today, how you honestly feel. It may be challenging, yet tell them what is going on inside you, reveal everything and clear off your emotional plate.

 

Be free to say anything you cannot speak about or say. You just don’t know when you or your best friend’s amily member or child will die…do you?

Let them know how much you actually love them. Rise above any social games you are playing. Stop being afraid of being ridiculed or getting rejected. Take the risk to celebrate your lives, and enjoy your short precious time here together.  You truly don’t know when it is going to come to a quick end.

“Man has lost one quality, the quality of zestfulness. And without zest, what is life? Just waiting for death? It can’t be anything else. Only with zest do you live; otherwise you vegetate.” ~Osho

There’s only one thing you can do to transcend death, embrace it.  With welcoming it fully, you will eventually find your way to real inner peace. This acceptance does not mean to start taking more apathetic actions in your life. This is about finding more reverence in everything.

 

Everything is sacred. When you discover this tremendous appreciation for the simple things, like this breath that is still flowing through your lungs, you’ll see the fear of living and dying quickly dissolves. If we can fully embrace death, we can totally live life.

When you have a deep reverence for life, you naturally take advantage of every moment to feel that you are alive. You finally arrive into this precious now moment of your life, where  all the puzzle pieces fit in, and everything comes to perfection. You can truly rest here, it is the only place. You can let go of it all and fall into resonance with your true spiritual nature.

Take this moment to feel into this spiritual essence inside your body. Feel that energy that will remain when your body is gone. Can you feel this eternal energy? The infinite self is here, and if can find it, and reconnect to it all day, you’ll soon realize that heaven is already here now.
The spiritual effervescence will expand in you, and send bubbles of light filled joy into your heart. Open your life to these bubbles and you will wonder why you were pretending to be so worried, fearful and concerned about everything in your life.













Keep Learning!


Learning does not end. While you are alive there are always lessons to be learned. Surrender to the ‘rhythm of life’, don’t struggle against it. Commit to the process of constant learning and change – be humble enough to always acknowledge your own weaknesses, and be flexible enough to adapt from what you may be accustomed to, because rigidity will deny you the freedom of new possibilities.

Look For Goodness


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In everything, goodness is there, our goal is to find it. In every person, the best is there, our job is to recognize it. In every situation, the positive is there, our opportunity is to see it. In every problem, the solution is there, our responsibility is to provide it. In every setback, the success is there, our adventure is to discover it. In every crisis, the reason is there, our challenge is to understand it. By seeing the goodness, we’ll be very enthusiastic and our lives will be richer!!

Life is a constant learning experience, which every day provides opportunities for you to learn more. These lessons are specific to you, and learning them is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life!

Who Are You?


Depending on the kind of person you are, you will attract similar energies around you and others will reciprocate with similar energies.

Be kind, compassionate and empathetic so you can attract kindness, compassion and empathy in return. Spread love and enjoy being loved back!

If you are open to receive, the loving kindness that you give to others, it returns to you amplified. You flow to many and then many flow back to you and the purity of you Hug and healbeing as reflected in the selfless love that you have shared in your life, supports you in the transition to your next life.

Get Off The Scale!


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You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.

Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

It’s true; the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!”

Women -Believe in Yourself!


The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all hardships in life have had on her, but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes..successful woman1

Making Affirmations Work for You!!


Affirmations are one of the most powerful manifestation tools we have at our disposal, but there are specific ways to use them that can greatly improve the results we get from them.

One commonly known way to boost the power of affirmations is to infuse them with strong positive emotions while reciting them. This helps “energize” the intention so that manifesting it becomes much more likely. But some people struggle with this because they haven’t had much practice in consciously controlling their emotional state. They try to feel strong positive emotion but the feelings fall flat.

There is another little-known method of intensifying affirmations that often works better for beginners, and that is writing the affirmations down. This may not sound powerful but once you do it a few times you quickly realize how “real” it makes your affirmations seem.

There are a few reasons why written affirmations work so well:

1) In most cases we tend to write down things that are “true”.positive

Unless you are a fiction writer, you know that most everything you write tends to be factual. You make lists of things you need to do, you create reports and proposals for your job, write letters and cards to loved ones, and even emails to friends. You record your bank transactions in your chequebook register and fill out forms for many different purposes. All of this information you are writing down day to day is sending a message to your mind that it is all true and real.
But here is the neat thing. When you begin writing affirmations, your mind is more receptive to accepting them simply because you are used to being truthful when you write things down!

2) Writing affirmations is a slower process than speaking them.

Anyone who has recited affirmations knows that not much happens from saying them one or two times. You need to keep repeating them over and over again in order for them to sink in. We absorb information more completely when we are exposed to it repeatedly.

Written affirmations work the same way, sinking into our subconscious minds more easily because it takes more time to write them down than it does to speak them aloud. We are spending more time focusing on them and therefore absorb them more completely.

3) We tend to visualize and connect emotionally when we write.

Spoken affirmations are often just “meaningless words” until we charge them with emotion, which is hard to do in the space of 1.3 seconds it takes to say the words. But when we write the affirmations down we have more time to engage our emotions – and even more importantly, we generate a mental image of what we are writing about.

If I asked you to write an essay about your best friend from your childhood right now, you would see an image of that person in your mind, right? It works the same way with affirmations. When writing affirmations about something you would like to experience, you can’t help but “see” the situation as if it were happening. When it comes to manifestation, that mental imaging is important!

How to Write Affirmations:

– Present tense.

There are several different ways to write affirmations for best effect, but in general you want to try to write them in the present tense. Unless the present tense is something your mind would reject. For example, if you are trying to manifest a slim, slender body but you have been seriously overweight for much of your life, writing an affirmation like, “I am fit and slender” just won’t work. Your mind knows that is not true so it will resist absorbing the message.

What you could do, however, is write the affirmation in a way that your mind would be willing to accept. Try these: “I am becoming stronger and fit every day.” “I crave healthy foods and moderate exercise.” “I love treating my body kindly and respectfully.” Write it in a way that is moderately believable for you.

– Create a mental picture.

As you write your affirmations, be sure to mentally picture the outcome you desire. You don’t have to put a lot of detail into this vision, just see a “snapshot” of the final outcome, or alternatively you may find it easier to create a moving picture like a mental movie. See yourself walking around the mall while feeling good about your body. Or see yourself taking a brisk walk in the early morning, feeling fit and happy to be alive.

(Calling up positive emotions while doing this also helps!)

– Repeat, repeat, repeat.

Just as with spoken affirmations, repetition is important. Try to write 10-20 affirmations each day or more if you can. It may seem like writing a bunch of affirmations would take a lot of time but I find I can get mine done in 10 minutes or less. And I try to do it twice a day or more if I can.

Also effective is if you alter the affirmation while you write it. For example, let’s say you want to attract more money into your life. Start by writing this affirmation 5-10 times: “I am receiving great abundance now.” Then switch to this one and write it 5-10 times: “I am open to receive great abundance now.”

You can do this as many times as you like, even adding things like, “I am so grateful to be receiving great abundance now!” and “I love having plenty of money!” Get excited and infuse your affirmations with strong emotion and you’ll find that they become even more powerful.