Unlock Your Peace

Unlock the peace that sleeps deep down in your soul. Let it out for all to see and feel, and let it flow as far as it wants to go. Notice the change in you and in others when you become mindful and unlock that peace that has been asleep far too long.

As the feeling of peace passes from you to others a balance is restored to every being on the planet. Humans especially will start to smile as they begin to experience happiness once more. Oh, the joy everyone will feel as peace becomes unleashed causing kindness to appear simply out of nowhere.

Even in the middle of war the peace is there inside of you and everyone else too. It’s just there waiting patiently to be set free. But greed, ego and those who walk among us without a Spirit are determined to knock the peace out of every living being. Stand strong, and shield yourself, believing only in the good.

Unlock your peace by knowing there is much in your life to be thankful for. Find the joy in nature and all the little things that pass your way. Breathe deeply and feel the peace wash over you calming every nerve in your body. Now, go out and let your smile and kindness touch another being, and maybe they too will pass on the gift of peace creating balance for all who roam this planet and crave also to be free.

 

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ~ Mother Teresa

IS

Accept the “Is” of your life because sometimes you just can’t be in charge of what is happening around you, or even in your life. Don’t think for a second that this means your life is out of control because it’s quite the contrary, friends. When you accept the is of your life you put yourself in the driver’s seat taking control of the things you can actually change, and not putting wasted energy into the things you cannot change. This is very freeing and limits the anxieties that pop into your life.

The seas in life are very turbulent at times and can leave you with overwhelming decisions and feelings. On a piece of paper arrange two columns. Mark one column “No Control,” and the other one, “Control.” In the “no” control column put all the things you can’t do a damn thing about. In the “control” column do the opposite. Now stand back and really look at the things in your life that you have control over, and realize that the things in the “No Control” column are not really that important.

Accepting the is in your life will free you from so much negativity and leave more room for positivity. It’s the positive energy that you want flowing around you–it’s the one that will give you a happy fulfilled life; it’s the one that feels so good. That negative energy will make your days on earth miserable and cut your life short.

Ego just loves to make you feel negative about everything and will keep you on high alert and very stressed. When this happens to you, just yell out, “Is, Is, Is!” See, feel, taste and hear all the things that just are out of your control, then let them go. Now, take a deep breath and then exhale, blowing all the toxic negativity out of your body.

You are so liberated when you allow yourself not to be loaded down with the things in your life that you can’t do anything about. Simply accepting the “Is” of your life will bring peace, joy, and your life will flow gracefully forward.

Embrace Your Past

A lot of things have happened in your past–some good and some not so good. And it stands to reason that those long ago decisions you regret making in your youth you want to forget or hide away, but don’t. Learn to embrace everything in your past because your past holds the key for the who you are today and the who you’ll become tomorrow.

Your journey is a rapid one, and you will make miscalculations along the way, but don’t sweat it because it’s going to happen anyway. Don’t berate yourself, just chalk it up to the lessons you had to learn. Remind yourself that all bad decisions are as much a part of your journey as all the good ones; embrace who you are.

The past is gone, so don’t dwell there. Realize that all that you have experienced is what has given you the richness and texture of your character, and how wonderful that character is. Without all the good and the bad, you just wouldn’t be you.

Look down from the mountain of life and see how far you have come, and realize that you made it despite the missteps. Now look up and see all that is waiting just for you. Celebrate your life’s journey–even the crappy times and trust in yourself. This is your journey friends, and it might be the only one you’ll ever get, so do it your way and be all used up when you get to the end.

Every line, every scar in or out, and every inch of body art is the who you are. Stand up, be proud, embrace it all!

 

Keep It Simple

Don’t create problems for yourself–keep it simple. Most of the negativity in your life comes from you and only you. It’s true there can be so-called problem people in your life, but when you think about it, they only become a problem if you let them. And how do you not let them? Back away from the storm they’re creating and let them figure it out without you being dragged in. Life is too short to put up with any nonsense so keep it simple.

Whether you are dealing with the demands of job, kids, friends, or family don’t let yourself get sucked into the abyss. Always think of a way to make your life simple. Get lazy and stop doing so much. The more you do the more all of these people expect. It’s not their fault–you have trained them to think of you this way. On the job, you accept more and more responsibilities because you want to keep your job safe, be recognized and promoted. You spoil your family and friends because you love them and want to be the best you can be, and this is how you show your love. Don’t try so hard; give it up and keep it simple.

Stop raising the bar on yourself because the more you raise it the more you will have to meet yours and other people’s expectations. Don’t forget, when you are trying to meet everybody’s expectations life becomes a grind and you become a grump.

Be kind, grateful, and do some good in the world, but don’t forget you are here to enjoy life too. If you keep telling yourself to keep it simple then you won’t find yourself overwhelmed with demanding people, places, or things.

Take a deep breath and kick back. Now, isn’t life grand?

“It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.” ~ Paulo Coelho

Spoil Yourself

Spoiling yourself is really about self-care. You lead a busy life where you constantly do for others. Some of you are working more than one job, raising kids, and some even caring for special needs children, aging parents, or ill mates. Life can get hard and very demanding as responsibilities build. You can lose yourself in these situations and your stress level can explode. What can you do to keep sane? Spoil yourself.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with putting yourself first once in a while. Make a habit of once a month or even once a week doing something fun just for you. Go out to eat with friends and laugh over wine. Watch a game and yell your lungs out. Go out into nature and have some quiet time where no one is asking you to do anything for them. Even buy yourself a gift that’s just for you. Whatever brings joy back into your life go and do it before you turn into a zombie.

You are not here to be a slave. You are here to learn, do some good, and have a great time. But when doing that good gets out of balance and you start to lose yourself, then my friends, you have hit the danger zone. This is the region where all hell breaks loose. You are not only in danger of becoming a horrible caregiver, but also of destroying the very life you should be enjoying.

Don’t give it all away; keep some of the good stuff just for you. Your time on earth is limited so learn to take some of that time for YOURSELF! In doing this you will find that you are a better caregiver, and also a more loving and giving person who feels good about life in general.

So come on, kick off your shoes, be crazy and run wild in the nude! Really feel free, and feel your life.

Hey, when was the last time you actually spoiled yourself?

 

Commitment

Commit yourself to the present and don’t be lured into the dark of yesterday. Living in the past makes no sense because everything that happened there has moved on and so should you. Commit to only living now and this way you will be ready for whatever the future has in store for you.

“If your present is full of your past, there is no room to think of your future.” ~ Al Anderson

Make a commitment to educate and nourish your body. You are the only one that knows what’s best for you so take great care with yourself. Don’t listen to what other beings have to say about you–define yourself and fly to new heights. Take your place in this world and know everyone is depending on you because you are here to do great things.

Stay away from fear, anger and greed because those three together and apart make a horrible cocktail indeed. Be committed to being kind not mean, and fill the air with love and drive hate out to sea. When you do these things you have already achieved a big reason why you are here.

While you are at it, how about doing your part in protecting this big blue planet. Commit to walking softly as you can realizing that everything in nature has a balancing act at hand. Disturb too much and you will certainly see everything on this planet tumbling down like a killing spree.

Don’t flush away this beautiful life you’ve been given; stand up and make some kind of commitment.

“If you deny yourself commitment, what can you do with your life?” ~ Harvey Fierstein

 

Sunshine

Sunshine doesn’t have to be something that is external from you, but instead, it can be internal and live deep down inside of you. It can be raining and gloomy, or snowing and cold, but because of the glow from your sunshine, you will be toasty and warm.

That little ray of sunshine chases away the blues when the ego tries to bring trouble into view. Sometimes you do have to dig very deep to grab your sunshine up from the heap, but it’s worth it when the road gets rough and tough up ahead.

Unlike the external sunshine, yours can never change or be taken away unless you deem it so. You and only you have the power to suffocate your sunshine by putting it in a box and never letting its warmth and shine come out.

Why would you ever harm your sunshine you might ask? Well, there’s just one thing: bitterness and sadness are the jailers that will do this task. Sometimes without you even realizing it ego can take control of your life and put your Spirit in a coma and drive your sunshine right out of sight. Don’t let this happen. Stay vigilant by practicing gratitude and mindfulness.

Feel good about the who you are, and give kindness out with a loving heart. Life can be hard sometimes as you never know what’s coming around the bend, but you must never let life beat you down to the end. Stay connected to your Spirit by doing good deeds, and venture out into nature to see all positive things.

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” ~ James M. Barrie