Archive for January, 2011
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
“Live out of your imagination, not your history.” — Stephen R. Covey
Living your life, wearing a costume tailor made in the past, guarantees a repeat of old tired actions and the same weary results. It is one thing to be a historian and quite another to endlessly re-enact your own personal history blow-by-blow and mistake-by-mishap. Knowing what occurred and learning its unique lessons is an honourable undertaking. Knowing what occurred then redoing it, because that is what you have always done is a complete downfall.
Imagine a better mode of dress and a brighter destination, then stitch and map out the landmarks you hope to see along the way. For endless possibilities face the future, where the only boundaries are ones you construct yourself. The past is for learning from then leaving behind, taking with you the places and people who made the journey sweet. Visiting in memory is heaven, taking up permanent residence is hell. Seems a no-brainer to me.
I won’t try to answer for anyone else, but I’d rather visit heaven briefly from time-to-time than spend even a single minute in hell… living there is totally out of the question. A lifetime is made up of seasons, why drag winter into spring? Every moment holds the promise for rebirth, unless you focus too hard on what is long gone. It is much better to be a never was, who always tried than a once was, who stopped living at the point of impact. A has been ceases to grow, and it’s the constant blooming that make people so miraculous.
Look where you are going, not where you have been. Dress as close to current trends as possible, using accessories to reflect what is deep inside. Imagine who you want to be in the years to come, and begin mirroring that image. Believe in your right to a happy future and the past will hold little enough fascination. Face real life and build a real life! Reality truly is whatever we make of what we are given, both the good and the bad. Learn from the bad, embrace the good, and journey on my friends!
Monday, January 24th, 2011
“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around us in awareness.” — Leland Val Vandewall
The emotions we carry with us and why are very fascinating if we can gain enough distance from them to take a good long look, and possess enough determination for a face and conquer campaign. Viewing negative emotions sensibly is a good place to start. Let’s take anger and fear… each negative in their own right, but it’s how we handle them and the actions they inspire that can be disastrous.
They work in the same way that adrenaline warns us of danger and prods us into action. Once the risk is over we return to a normal state; our body controls the chemical levels and all is well. The emotions that are controlled by our mind don’t have an automatic shut off point. We either control or fail to manage the measurements of emotion, so success or failure is ultimately our victory or our downfall.
Getting angry is natural, some things in life demand different measures of rage, but a prolonged state can induce a sort of voluntary insanity. When you become what you feel, with a soul depth, there isn’t any way to channel that energy toward a positive end. A hose that’s whipping all around, without a hand to guide it, will never put out the fire. And rage needs a guiding hand in the same fashion, or you risk being consumed by its endless heat.
Fear is also a natural emotion, it can keep us safe… but it also can keep us frozen. When we fear too much, or too often it quickly becomes the master of the ship. Fright isn’t pleasant, and it’s not meant to be our guide, except in times of serious danger. Letting it drive will save you a lot on traveling expenses, because it will keep you stationary. The cost of that kind of safety is more than anyone should be willing to pay… going bankrupt for a one way ticket to nowhere is a fools bargain.
Natural emotions taken to unnatural limits always end up in locations you wouldn’t willingly visit. But if you don’t control them then you condone their mode of travel and their destination, and that isn’t necessary. Get hold of your motherboard, be aware always of what’s being downloaded there, react with forethought, once the need for it is ended uninstalland move on. We are capable of being the master, so why be satisfied with acting the slave?
Friday, January 21st, 2011
Ask, Believe, Receive - just three simple steps to create what you want. However, very often the second step, believe, can be the most difficult one. And yet it is the greatest step you will ever take. When you master believing, you have mastered your life.
To master believing, all you have to do is tip the balance of your thoughts, words, and actions, from ‘not believing’ to believing. The ONLY thing that can ever get in the way of manifesting what you want, is having more thoughts of ‘not believing’, speaking more words of ‘not believing’, and taking more actions of ‘not believing’, than you are of believing. Base the majority of your thoughts, words, and actions in believing, and the law of attraction must obey you.
Believing contains no doubt. Believing does not waiver. Believing is absolute faith. Believing remains steadfast despite what is happening in the outside world.
Rhonda Byrne (The Secret)
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiven, selfishness and fear.”… Glenn Clark
This is vital advice, unless you enjoy constant baggage handling duties. When luggage never gets unpacked and traveling continues, running out of space can be a big problem with no easy fix. Demanding that others shoulder some of the load is sure to backfire. If someone had nothing to do with the purchase they should not be asked to share the cost.
Moving forward while walking backward guarantees a journey that only visits where you have already been. The faces may be different, but the destinations will be all too familiar. The same detours… the same barren wastelands… the only thing that will be of much difference is the weight of the luggage. You cannot preform the same actions over and over, and expect different outcomes. There is truly no possibly of getting anywhere new while wandering in the same tight circle.
The past is over, whatever issues you developed there do not automatically belong in your future… but if you do not deal with it in the present then carrying it along is your only option. Resolving the damage at the time of impact automatically lessens the load. Self exorcism at the moment you first encounter a demon not only gives strength and wisdom, but insures against complete possession of mind by negative thoughts that multiply like rabbits, and quickly take up all available space.
A person who pulls a dark cloud along will never reach a truly sunny path. They see it up ahead… they struggle to gain ground… but if they cannot loosen their hold on what is overhead then true sunlight will always evade them. The only solution is to examine what you hold, and what holds you. If you grasp it then letting go is a battle more easily won. If it grasps you, full out war is mandatory, but final victory is more than possible. Whether battle or war it is freedom you are struggling for, and there is no more of a sacred cause to fight for than the reclaiming of self.