What a Ride!

I think back on the good, bad, and pain of my life and I’m so grateful that I have lived it. Every little piece in and out, every person who passed my way and either graced me or disgraced me with their presence–even the ones who hurt me to the core, I am thankful for–are you?

I think about how much I have learned just by being alive and it makes me understand what life is really about. It’s about learning, receiving and giving. It’s about flowing when times are tough and treasuring when they’re good. It’s about loving deeply and knowing when to let go, and always being grateful. Mistakes? Oh yes, I have made plenty, but the knowledge I’ve received in exchange is precious and I don’t regret a one–do you?

My ride is not over yet, and I intend to enjoy every bit to the very end. But you know what’s really cool? Somehow I just sense that however long or short my ride is deemed, and all the things I experience in-between are simply meant to be. So my friends, there’s no need to fret about life. I think you will agree, that your life is right now and very much meant to be; so live it just flowing ever so free.

“Here lies my past

Goodbye I have kissed it;

Thank you kids,

I wouldn’t have missed it.”

 ~ Ogden Nash

Stop the Drama

“Open your eyes, look within.  Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” ~ Bob Marley

So much drama flying around; it’s here and there and just about everywhere! It invades your life, sucks your energy, steals away happiness, and leaves trinkets of despair. This is war, and you need to beat it down and kick the damn thing out the door!

You can stop the drama in your life if you do one simple thing–Stop Feeding It! But you have gotten so used to living in drama that you have become blinded to the truth. You think others barge right in bringing drama to your kitchen table when actually, my friends, you invited drama in and even offered the keys to your kingdom. Yes, I do believe it’s true, you just can’t stop feeding this beast and now he’s yours for keeps.

Wake up! Slam the door, put your foot down firmly on the floor. It’s time to take control of your life before life completely takes you over. Stay on point–you know you can. It’s time to start living a joyful, stress free life that’s right there standing in the wings. Don’t just exist–that’s not living. Meditate to connect to your Spirit, and push ego away telling it, “Don’t come back even on a different day.” Don’t be tempted to the dark side by unconscious people who cross your path, even if it means changing jobs, losing family, friends, and yes, lovers to achieve this task.

It may seem easier just to go on the way you always have, but realize your life is waiting in your hands. You, and only you, have the power to free yourself from the eating frenzy of the drama that won’t be silent in the stands.

“No one who is at one with himself can even conceive of conflict.” ~ A Course in Miracles

 

Make Way for the New

Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Sometimes things happen in your life where you realize it’s time to make a change in how you’re living. Sometimes life sends you lemons and the only thing you can do is make the best lemonade or pie ever! When you experience negative energies coming into your life trying to disrupt all you believe in, it’s really the universe trying to tell you it’s high time for you to create space for something wonderful to emerge. Whatever you do, don’t fight it!

Realize that from time to time in order to keep yourself vibrant you are going to have to do some spring cleaning. It’s hard to throw out the old to make room for the new, but it’s the only way to keep moving on. Relationships can get stale, predictable, and lose their luster if you don’t make room for something new. This is so true no matter what kind of relationship you are dealing with–even the one you have with your job.

Life’s no good if you have settled in for the mundane. It’s also not good if you’re living your life by someone else’s rules. Through your journey you will encounter people who won’t agree with how you’re living your life, or the decisions you make. They will try to take control over you and mold you into who they want you to be. When this happens, it’s a clear sign that it’s time for you to make some changes in order to create more space so you can live your life on your own terms.

This life you’ve been given is precious, but sometimes it needs a bit of tweaking to keep it healthy and full of joy. Don’t ever be afraid of change when needed to bring in the new because it’s the NEW that makes life worth living.

You’re Never Really Alone If…

Sometimes you feel alone and think no one really cares what kind of day you’re having, and maybe they don’t. You may feel this way in a crowd, or even spending time with family or friends. Sometimes it seems like no one is listening or seeing you. Maybe you’re right and nobody really cares, but you know what? It doesn’t matter because you don’t have to feel this way if you can learn to get out from underneath yourself and connect to something greater than YOU! Everyone around you is involved in their own life drama, and it’s up to you to take care of yourself and stop looking at others to provide your mental well-being.

Try getting out in nature and connecting to the abundance it provides. Nature has so much to offer and is in constant movement and change and full of wonderment. To be out in nature is to feel truly alive.

 Ralph Waldo Emerson said it perfectly: “Each moment of the year has its own beauty … a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again.”

Instead of focusing on yourself, focus on some other being–human or not. At work, strive to put a smile on a co-worker or client’s face. Don’t do this for your own gain, just do it for them. Volunteer your time at an animal shelter, or child crisis center. The point is that when you get out from underneath your own feelings and center yourself out into the world, you start feeling better about who you are and what you do, and you won’t feel so alone anymore.

Always take good care of yourself, but don’t get so involved with yourself. When you’re mindful to all that’s around you–just the simple things in life, great joy will bubble up inside of you. Sadness, depression, all the negative things you’ve been putting your attention on just go away and are replaced with positive feelings.

Learn to connect to something greater and you will begin to carve out a life of possibilities, and a life where you’re never really alone.

“Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” ~ Louisa May Alcott

What Would You Do Differently?

What would you do differently If you decided to enjoy your life today?

What would you do differently if you stopped struggling and let life be easier?

What would you do differently if you gave up sacrifice today?

What would you do differently if you stopped putting off your life?   ~ Robert Holden

 How would you answer these questions? Hey, friends, what the hell have you been doing lately with your life? Stop the nonsense and get onboard because it’s never too late to set sail for the great unknown.

 Don’t put off living your life–live to the fullest. Flow with the good and the bad kicking off your shoes and dancing with the band.

 Life is here for such a short time so dig your toes in the wet, wet, sand and let the ocean wash away all the things you just can’t stand.

 The time is now, so start living.

Anxiety

 

“Whenever you become anxious or stressed, outer purpose has taken over, and you lost sight of your inner purpose. You have forgotten that your state of consciousness is primary, all else secondary.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Breathe deeply and center yourself, taking away all worry and concern. Your anxiety only thrives because you are keeping it alive. Don’t accept that this is your fate, but instead, change your perspective on what you think.

Fight for the right of who you want to be, and who you are, and don’t let your anxiety drive you to misery. Anxiety becomes an unwanted passenger on your journey, so rip that monkey off your back and go it all alone once more.

You know you’re not you when you let that little bugger take hold, so figure out what all this apprehension is about. Make a plan, and take a stand for the who you really are.

If left unchecked anxiety will steal your show kicking all of the things important to you out the door, while you my friend, will find yourself sleeping in a living hell.

Anxiety serves no useful purpose in your precious life; at best, it’s just a bore. So, after you cast it away, breathe deep once more and say, “Heck, it was just a habit I picked up along the way.”

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