Tuesday Thought: Security

How secure are you?

This question may prompt you to think about what goes on in your mind. You may think “I am an idiot” after you make a mistake or you may hold grudges that indulge self-pity. Conversely, you may find it easy to celebrate success, yours or someone else’s. You may also readily accept responsibility for a mistake and use it to deepen your learning. The differences between the two sets of thought actions indicate your level of inner security.

“Mind is the master power that molds and makes and man is mind, and evermore he takes the tool of thought, and, shaping what he wills brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills. He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass. Environment is but his looking glass.”  ~James Allen

Who do you think you are?

Take a few minutes to reflect on this life pivot question. The value and esteem with which you honestly answer the question can track you to some hidden issues of debasement. Try this exercise:

I am _____________, _____________. __________ and I ____________. My life environment is _______________ and I enjoy _____________ of things about the manner that I live. My motto is _______________________________________________________________ and I take time to _________________ ___________, ______________, _________________ everyday.

Be Secure

Be Secure

NEXT: Write an affirmation for yourself (repeat this throughout the day)

LAST: How do you feel now that you have completed the three parts of this exercise?

Are you feeling more secure? Let us know what transformations occurred. Unlock your security, tell your story.

Monday Miracle: Inner Peace

084Light up the world.

The path to inner peace is actually simple. Yet, most find it difficult to release old wounds, quiet frustrations, or sidestep stress in order to reach the nirvana of inner peace.  When you decide that the past is over and that you can only accept the future, then you can enter the realm of loving peace.

“Full of love for all things in the world, practicing virtue, in order to benefit others, by this man alone is happy.” ~Guatama Buddha (563-483BCE)

Love all things, even challenges that present themselves for your growth. Challenges are teachable moments which intend to re-train old destructive habits and responses into graceful acceptance of what is now present.  Life is full of pain, it is how you respond to the impulse of emotional pain that changes the person.

Life is not meant to be a stress rehearsal.

Rather than waltz to stress dis-cords, fill your life with loving, healthy thoughts and experiences. Create a mantra for your life that represents love, joy, and peace and do not allow anything or anyone to violate the love, joy and peace that is integral to your well-being.

It is axiomatic,  when you feel good, you share good and that good then expands to heal the world. Life is bestowed upon everyone; make sure you inculcate what is good so that what you expose to others is good.

5 Secrets to Inner Peace

  1. Pay attention. Really listen, and hear your feelings. Capture peace by attuning your mind to what you are feeling right now. The more attentive you are to your true feelings, the faster you recognize negative energy and can stop stress triggers from invading your intrinsic peace.
  2. Be still. Activity is over-rated. Stop and smell the evergreens, slow down and notice the beauty around you. Listen to the bees; watch a butterfly graciously wing its flight. Meditate on the things that are joyous and peaceful. Draw a Mandela or walk a labyrinth. Slow your pace, seek tranquility.
  3. Connect deep. Connect with others, go beyond surface, polite conversation and build a deep loving association with someone in your life. You will likely find that blending your life with another in a non-sexual friendship improves your outlook and resolves the stress inducing shadow of isolation.
  4. Get involved. Make a life investment in something or someone. Fight apathy. Collaborate with others who seek solutions. Gain courage from your passionate conviction.  Share your talent(s) and soon a change movement will gather momentum.
  5. Love life. The practice of loving life-in spite of turmoil-contributes greatly to inner peace. Bless your life and the lives of others with omniscient love, ever present and ever-lasting. Devote the majority of your energy to loving life, feel the eruption of gratitude. Give thanks, give love. Love your life!

Simplify your emotions so that your soul can breathe.

Light up the world, illumine your inner peace.

Monday Miracle: Eliminate Waste

“The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we can become.” ~Ben Herbster

 

Waste not, want not. Often many are stalled in achieving their goals because they waste talent and time living a normal, humdrum life of comfortable discontent. Their routine is set…wake up, travel the same roads to work, and get through eight hours, return home, eat a tasteless meal, watch television and then get ready to do the same thing five days a week. It is little wonder they are wasted or that they get wasted.

Steve Harvey was on Oprah’s Life Class show recently and he said this about wasting your life, “You’ve got to get sick and tired of yourself, then you will grasp for and accept change.” These profound words signal what it may take for you to modify waste permanently in your life.

Ask: What am I sick and tired of in my life?

Next, write down the minor and major steps you must take to achieve the change you intend to see in your life. Yes, write it down. At this point, talking about what you are sick and tired of is of little value. You have talked enough! Your friends are tired of hearing it and seeing you do little or nothing you have promised and your ears are tired of hearing you promise yourself that you are going to stop wasting your talent.

Take out your garbage.

Third, start. Change your environment. Small adjustments such as changing the route you drive everyday is a beginning. Taking a class related to your intended change is important. The internet is saturated with free online courses you can take for free, do that. Sign up for a free class or two today. Enrich your new self every week; reinforce your intention with action.

Want not, waste not.

This is your new mantra.

Reply to this post. Tell us what changes you have made that eliminated waste in your life.