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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lao Tzu: Be Still--Stop Trying to Control Your Life


Photographer: Sean Royce
Just Bee

'How are you living? As the summer months creep closer and closer, reflect on your most subtle habit to try and force, push and control the beauty of the present moment. Allow yourself to experience life without trying to make life happen. Perhaps, as you are ever-changing within the depths of a perceptive stillness, you discover you are an in-progress precious work of art.'
 
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Artist: Susan J Meyerott
Just Bee


Experience life without trying to make it happen

Sometimes when our life picks up speed--and chaos and uncertainty loom large--that is the very time we need to slow it down and just 'sit in it'. 

Learn to: 

  • Give yourself timeout from focusing on your 'all important' future--a focus that keeps your anxiety level high and you on constant fear-danger alert. 
  • Allow yourself to relax to enjoy where you are and what you have now. This is your time to experience your blessings--not count them.


Photographer: Sean Royce
Be Still

Allow yourself worry-free moments of wonder

Stop pushing, pushing, pushing.

  • Take a walk to enjoy the beauty in nature. Stop pushing yourself to pick up speed to get your heart rate up so you can hurry up and get back to work to make it through another day.
  • Make a photo journal of your discoveries. Take a camera with you to capture in-the-moment treasures to help you stay present as you look for gems in your environment that tickle your curiosity. 
  • Seek ways to waste your time creating delicious meals to share with family and friends. Let your creativity and taste buds lead you on a journey to slow you down and enhance your social life. 
  • Enjoy that cup of coffee or tea outside while listening to the hum of the birds and bees and the soft rustle of trees while doing nothing. Stop pushing yourself to be productive.

'Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you'. Lao Tzu

Sean Royce enjoys lingering with Rosie

Be a Lollygagger

'By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try the world is beyond the winning'. Lao Tzu

To put more in to life and get more out--you must allow yourself times of quiet when you practice doing nothing purposeful. 

Strive to be a lollygagger--a person who understands the importance of enjoying life's lingering moments. 

  • Practice the art of wasting your time and puttering aimlessly. 
  • Learn to regularly slip times in your life to dawdle, dally, dillydally, linger, shilly-shally, tarry--and smile.


Your love of life is rekindled in times of stillness, and in turn your sense of purpose is revealed. If your life has felt frenetic and scattered of late, take time to rekindle that fire of purpose. Slow down to enjoy those moments of stillness.


Artist: Susan J Meyerott
Be Still--Open Your Heart to Your Dreams

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Walk Away from Drama and its Creators~Surround Yourself with People who Make You Laugh



Irresistible Women
"The World is in desperate need of Irresistible Women~

Women willing to be enthusiastic, alive, and expressive regardless of the circumstance;

Women not afraid to tell their truth or speak up for what they believe in;

Women at ease being intelligent, sensual, and compassionate all at once;

Women who do not compete with, demean, or do battle against others but who see everyone for who they really are: 
Fellow human beings also in search of a great life and love"  
Marie Forleo


Walk Away from all the Drama and People who Create it

There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the 
drama and people who create it. 

You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. 

Forget the bad and focus on the good. 

Love the people who treat you well, pray for the ones who don't. 

Life is too short to be anything but happy. 

Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.

Marie Forleo


My Table of Eight Incredible People Includes 

YOU!

Thanks to Christine Veloon for sending these thoughts 
from Marie Forleo in an email inviting me to send it on to eight women who have touched my life as I touched hers~and she has touched mine. 

Never one to do things small, I chose to send this message out 
to all of you out there~met and unmet~who make the world a 
great place for all of us. 

Because of you, I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams.

Please share this with the people in your life who make you feel 
blessed beyond your wildest dreams...and let them know how 
much they touch your life!

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

A Mother's Day Message to the Children We Love



A Mother's Message to Children Everywhere

A mother's greatest wish is that you'll find your place in the world where you can enthusiastically contribute to the people and environment around you. 

You'll discover your greatest enjoyment in life will naturally evolve out of making the world a better place.

Don't be deterred by obstacles. Discover your passion and let it drive you past the challenges you face.

Know you have everything you need within you to deal effectively with whatever challenges life brings you.

Seek to do your best today—and every day.

Enrich the world....And of course....LOVE YOUR MOTHER!

'I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.' E.B. White

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Believe in Yourself and Improve Your Outlook on Life: Switch from the Negative to the Positive


How to ReCreate a Positive Outlook on Life 

In a single moment of quiet you can choose to turn your focus from the negative to positive.

In a single moment of choice you can decide to reach out to others instead of dwelling on life disappointments.

In a single morning you can decide to wake to a heart full of love and a world that is safe and full of opportunity.

Small Daily Decisions Over a Lifetime Add Up

What do you want yours to add up to at the end of your days? 

Do you like your daily outlook? 

If not, do you care enough about yourself to make the switch?



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Friday, May 2, 2014

Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn--An Uplifting Sanskrit Poem by Kalidasa




Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! 

By Kalidasa, 5th century Sanskrit poet

Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! 

Look to this Day! 

For it is Life, the very Life of Life. 

In its brief course lie all the 

Verities and Realities of your Existence. 

The Bliss of Growth, 

The Glory of Action, 

The Splendor of Beauty;

For Yesterday is but a Dream, 

And Tomorrow is only a Vision;

But Today well lived makes 

Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, 

And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. 

Look well therefore to this Day! 

Such is the Salutation of the Dawn! 





Thanks to Sneha Bhat,  Counseling Psychologist & Wellness Coach at Creative Excellence Actualized, Ostrich India for sharing this poem in our LinkedIn MBTI and quote discussion group.