“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” ~Anais Nin
“If you’re constantly chasing success, you’re not really living in the moment. Go places. Do things. The journey is what’s fun.” ~Octavia Spencer
You are peace. You were born with a peaceful spirit. Believe that you are peace.
Repeat: I AM PEACE
Yes, you are peace. Any unfulfilling, negative emotion that anyone has (fear, anger, suspicion, viciousness, bullying, shaming, meanness, lying) is learned. Peace is innate.
The chaos and dogma and the mean-spirited acts that may surround you, you can change. One person, one act can create peace. Peace, calm, tranquility can be achieved by you at any time and in any place. Only peace, brokered by love and good-will intention is permanent.
Right now, you can create peace and tranquility. A restful, peace-centered mind is and can be your domain. All it takes is first a willingness to suspend anger, grudges, falsity, pain, blame or any negativity which dispels calm and the second order is to choose peace. Some meditate, others offer prayers or read or write or create art or dance to re-gain their inner need for peace.
Mantra: I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life. I will be a joyful and happy being. I am peace.
Slow down, chill out, think with your heart, create kindness. Be gentle, look for goodness. Frame your life with mindfulness. Sing a song, write a poem. Smile. Peace, be still.
Create your tranquil space, voice words of peace, place joy in your heart. Become a well wisher for every man, woman and child; it will change the world-especially yours.
Live in peace; live for peace.
“Truth be told, inner peace begins the moment you take a new breath and choose not to allow an uncontrollable event to dominate you in the long-term. You are not what happened to you. You are what you choose to become in this moment. Let go, breathe, and begin again…” ~Marc and Angel Chernoff, authors of Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs
Developing a sense of mindfulness takes patience and practice. Simply, you can start by asking yourself, “what’s on your mind?”
Checking in with your inner self, asking to your true inner soul what’s on your mind can guide you to pleasant retreats of mindfulness.
“In Asian languages, the word for ‘mind’ and the word for ‘heart’ are same. So if you’re not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you’re not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention.” ~Jon Kabat-Zin
Take a few minutes and practice asking yourself “what’s on your mind?” right now. Turn off telephone, television, radio, and any other device or person that could distract you and then laser the question to your inside.
Listen, hear your heart…take time to pay attention to what is resonating within you right now. What are you hearing? What do you feel as you ask yourself (in silence or out loud) what is on my mind.
Capture the feeling, store it in your recessive progressive file of memories and come back from your inner mindful state of listening slowly and peacefully.
Check in now, how do you feel? How did that exercise of inner listening cause a shift? What insight did you experience? Next, take a few more seconds to record in words your feelings and the active presence of the experience.
Mindfulness takes patience and practice. One way to sustain this new activity and soon make it your new habit is to make intentional, definite plans to clear your space and mind to start first weekly inner mindfulness check in and remember to write a brief record of your examination of feelings and insights. Then when you are ready to do this exercise daily, patiently do so. Make a point to practice mindfulness when and at whatever time is prime for you.
What’s on your mind, make the discovery by feeling what’s in your heart and soul.
Own 2018, it is your year to be in your power. Take the challenge to craft direct and definite changes in your life that adds to your strengths and already present power. Female or male, you are powerful, lead the way to a mindful gathering of day-by-day simple change that cumulatively will add memory muscle to the incredible, divine YOU!
2018 is your year to …
- complete a project
- learn new information
- make a significant pledge to yourself
- modify your character
- explore, discover, define (you choose what)
The potentialities in 2018 for you are limitless. The only requirement is that you are specifically particular about what is important (life changing) to you. Make it simple and doable.
For example, you may chose to be less judgmental. Great! Here is a process: Gabrielle Bernstein, author of the new book, Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living a Better Life, outlines a six-step process ( step 1 is outlined below) to help you minimize debilitating resentment and fear that is rooted in judgment.
Step 1 you’ll get intimate with your inner judgment which will stall your progress, identify the triggers underneath it, and get honest about how it makes you feel. This authentic audit of your behavior is a necessary first step. Without it, excuses, fear, or procrastination will set in and impede your movement to the next phase of your power growth in 2018.
Simple: be honest, that’s the primary pivotal first step for whatever change you will make in 2018. You definitely have the POWER to live your healthiest, happiest, most authentic life. Be honest about what it takes for you to live and imprint healthier habits and behaviors that create lasting change.
You are powerful enough to live your healthiest, happiest, most authentic life. Embrace and tap into healthier habits and behaviors that create lasting change not only for 2018 but for longevity.
it’s your year.
Riddle: How many seconds are there in one year? (answer near the end of page)
There are 75 days before the exciting start of a new Gregorian calendar year. So, for the next 19 days (Monday – Sunday) the blog postings will ask you just one question. That question may inspire you, it may perplex you, it may anger you, it may be the tipping point to change, or it may even tickle you.
The valuable intent of the 75 questions is to probe, to prompt a reaction, to get you to stretch, to press beyond tradition or boundaries, to think broader, to break free, to face the fear, or liberate you by confirming what you already know for sure. You are only asked to respond with a thoughtful answer to the question.
It’s about loving you. The 75 questions allows you to probe and accept who you are and will become without judgment or criticism.
Riddle Answer: 12 of them: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, April 2nd, May 2nd, June 2nd, July 2nd, August 2nd, September 2nd, October 2nd, November 2nd, December 2nd.
These 75 question precipitate change. The question is to be a inquiry into pathways of inner change that leaves you feeling more safe, in control, powerful, intrigued, and authentic.
When these amazing emotions are opened up within you (they already exist), you change and your world changes and the whole world changes with you.
Question 56: Will you share a clean, funny riddle?