75 Questions: Day 3

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There are 75 days before the start of a new Gregorian calendar year. So, for the next 72 days (Monday – Sunday) the blog postings will ask you one question. That question may inspire you, it may perplex you, it may anger you, or it may tickle you. The whole thrust of the 75 questions is to prompt a reaction and honest answer to the probe.

The unfiltered intent of the 75 questions is to capture change. The questions are to be a catalyst for inner change that leaves you feeling more dynamic, powerful, intrigued, and authentic. When these salient emotions are opened up within you (they already exist), you change and your world changes and the whole world changes with you.

Post your answers, you will get a response to your replies and we will use these 75 questions to lift life as the year 2017 begins.

Question 3: What is exciting to you?

 

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Whisper Loudly

Take a moment today to whisper loudly.  Let your heart be heard.  Speak your truth in a loud whisper so that first you hear what honestly resonates in your heart and others around you will hear and feel what you value.

Murmur your song, whisper out loud what matters most to you.  Discard worldly noise for a moment today and instead connect with your deep longing.  Whatever you desire, whisper that out loud.

If you long for stronger relationships with family and friends, whisper speak that and begin to make deliberate actions to strengthen your relationships.

Your whisper may be to invite peace into your heart and by extension into the world, start today by replacing anger, avoidance, or racism with peaceful actions that honor yourself and others.

You may whisper loudly to tackle a learned fear, great!  Today, examine your fear and decompress the learned emotion with active change. Do what you fear and feel the elation from starting to conquer it with valid stronger truth.

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Whisper out loud, voice out your desires. Canonize your fear. Banish illusions and with excitement – make your world great.

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Do It Your Way

Millions watched the 100 year birthday celebration for Frank Sinatra last night, it was extraordinary.  My primary take-away is that Mr. Sinatra loved music, people and life.  He made no apologies for living his way and that is what I submit for you to do in 2016-Live your life your way.frank sinatra@franksinatra

His smile, Sinatra’s persona, his life of inclusion-were all done his way. The benefit of living your life “your way” is that you authentically live YOU and only you.

  • You suspend seeking approval from others, you instead know yourself intimately and choose to live as you creatively dictate.
  • You forego personal vacancy, instead you kindly occupy your own life space.
  • You cancel imitation and chart your purposed destiny.

Be your own “Chairman of the Board” and live your life and love your way!

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5 Ways to Banish Stress

starsStress happens.

However, you do not have to allow stressful situations to implode your peace of mind. You can manage stress and the events that may precipitate stress for you which are personal to your personality. There are definite coping strategies which help you to live a life stress-free.

Life is not meant to be a stress rehearsal.

Fill your life with harmonious, healthy thoughts and experiences. Make a mantra for your life which banishes stress. One that I use is simply: love, joy, and peace. 

Effort is taken every day to not allow anything or anyone to violate the love, joy and peace that is integral to my well-being.

Actually, one’s well-being is intrinsic to the well-being of others too. When you feel good, you share good and that good which then expands to heal the world. Life is bestowed upon everyone; make sure you inculcate what is good so that you expose good to others. Good begets good. Good can banish stress

Five Secrets to a Stress-Free Life:

  1. Pay attention. Really listen to and hear your feelings. Release stress by tuning 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-valued. Stop and smell the evergreens, slow down and notice the beauty around you. Listen to the bees or 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 polite conversation and build a deep 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 emptiness of isolation.
  4. Get involved. Make a life investment in something or someone. Fight apathy. Instead of accepting a problem as unsolvable, seek a solution. Become a one person drummer, others will gain courage from your passionate conviction and soon a change movement will gain momentum.
  5. Love life. The practice of loving life, in spite of turmoil, minimizes stress. Bless your stress with omniscient love, ever-present, ever-lasting. Devote the majority of your energy to loving life, feel the eruption of gratitude. Give thanks, give love. Love your life!

Keep it simple.

Simplify your emotions so that your soul can breathe. Inhale deep breaths of calm, restfulness, kindness and joy.  Exhale harshness and seek balance, tenderness and gentle grace. Stress is a learned response to events or situations that alarm your inner good. Go with the flow, walk along with the soothing waves in your life. Restore relaxation, take it slow and easy. Live an intentional stress-free life.

Monday Miracle

Make a declaration.

Most people do not get what they want because either they are unclear about what they want or the other percentage is reticent to talk about what they want. Well, it is time to make a declaration. Declare your independence, complete severance, from formless thinking.

Start this day, and every day hence, with a declaration. Say: I declare that I will eat healthy, low sugar foods today. Or you may say, I declare that I will add ten more minutes of exercise or meditation today. You may declare to visit someone you have missed and haven’t seen in a while.  It’s your declaration, as unique and intentional as your fingerprint. You don’t need approval; just declare this is what I want.

Your declaration contains the force for change.  When you declare your intentions, especially in writing, the universe rushes to fulfill your heart-deep want. You have the power. Consider the Aladdin myth where the genie in a bottle says, “Your wish (declaration) is my command.”  This legend of mentality is actually rooted in ancient texts of universal cannons of attraction. Take time to read Collier, Shinn, Campbell, the book of Paul, Towne, Rumi, Vedic writings, Baha’i scripture, Haanel or others in the same scope. You will find the same theme.

Know what you want and make a declaration for that.

Modern literature, The Secret or The Throne of Your Inner Temple, or Your Best Life Now or Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits! , makes the same direct claim-ask and you shall receive or you get what you pay attention to. The inference is that you can get what you want. There is no need to jump ahead, no need to hoard, no need to be malicious at all; it’s yours-earmarked for you once you know what you want and make a declaration for it.

In the world of physics or particle theory, the atom of energetic declaration starts a vibration that moves and energizes the rush of aide to fulfill your deepest desire. It is best to caution you here: the energy will flow to what you declare you want IF you do not block the vibration resonance with doubt, fear, or negative mind talk.

An intangible declaration can be transmuted into physical fulfillment.

Your declaration is yours to command.

Pebbles

Small gray pebbles covering the ground.

Small gray pebbles covering the ground. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus.

Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified.

Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its natural setting; just one more tiny bump on the pathway to life.” ~Cecilia Luce

3 Happiness Helpers

Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. ~ Marianne Williamson

Happiness is synonymous with joy.  Having an inner exuberance is a definite happiness helper.  Life happens, so sometimes there may be moments that it is more difficult to recognize “good” in your life. That’s okay, there is still a reservoir of internal happiness for you to dip into that will quickly restore your joy. Then there may be times it takes more effort and longer lapses before you can return to your inner pool of happiness, this is okay too. But, if you find that you are feeling that your happiness is waning to a distant point and you are staying away from feeling the “good” for more and more days, it is time for intervention. Your intervention may mean that you talk with your doctor about the longer days of feeling blue or it may mean getting help in other forms.

Get over the what if happiness destroyers: what if I had done X, what if I had said Y, what if I had gone Z—what if you are happy and at rest with joy for being who you are? What if that!

You can be happy. You should be happy.  Be happy. Use these 3 happiness helps to fill up your joy pool and dip in it often:

  1. Know truth, rather than worry about vain imaginings.  I agree with Epictetus.  He said,”Men are disturbed not by the things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.” Your opinion can instantly shift from worry to happiness when you acknowledge the truth. Rather than speculate or ruminate over distresses, work on validating the truth that measures your joy.  It is not the event that is causing your pain, it is your projected, often wrong, opinion that creates the scaring. Be truthful with yourself first and then take appropriate active steps to remedy a misstep if that moves you back to your joy reservoir.  Look for evidence of joy, it’s there. Joy surrounds you.
  2. Restore positive beliefs. Many times our beliefs get distorted by adopting the perspectives of other people. But, the pivotal question for inner joy is to ask: What do I believe? This happiness helper requires you to state what you know to be true.  When you find yourself doubting or pooling in negativity, pause right then and examine what you are thinking.  Challenge the accuracy of your less than positive mental conversation and restructure those mental moments with honest positive belief.  This world is not crumbling, you are a part of the axis of its positive spin.
  3. Float, let  negativity pass you by.  Wave off scorn, snub gossip, draw away from criticism, move beyond damaging thoughts.  You have too much joy to allow negativity to attach to your mind and heart.  This happiness helper gives you the social and mental spirit of discernment; you know with an inner instinct that this does not agree with who you are and the happiness you feel and spread to others.  Shun negativity, keep your happiness glasses on. Be happy.

You control your happiness. Bathe in the secret of inner happiness that covers all things. Be mindful of your birthright, you were born to live as a joyful and happy being.

 

The Depression Cure: The Six Step Program to Beat Depression Without Drugs, Stephen S. Ilardi

Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits!, Anita Jefferson

Be Happy! – How to Stop Negative Thinking, Start Focusing on the Positive, and Create Your Happiness Mindset, Nichole  Fisher