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Friday, August 31, 2012

Realizing Your Potential

What if you were told what your future life would be like? Knowing what your potential would be and living it. Would you follow the path leading towards what may be a more difficult challenge or continue to walk the more easier path? These are choices you make every day. Whether it hinders you further in achieving the life you were meant to lead or gives you comfort so you do not have to face your fears, it is your choice. When seeing it from your perspective, you question how you can have that wonderful life that you were told about and doubt your own abilities to achieve such happiness. But it is yours to attain, if you trust that anything is possible and your purpose for living that life is greater than yourself. Because everyone is inter-connected, the life that you can attain will benefit not only yourself but others. When you think on a larger scale, if you choose not to take on the challenge of living your potential then others will also be directly affected. What now is your choice? Today, reflect upon the life you are leading. What are you doing to pursue the life of your greatest potential? Happiness can be gained in either life you choose, but there is purpose in the life that you were destined for. The universe awaits patiently for your decision. The world will not fall upon you if you choose a quieter way. You will not know the difference your choice has caused others. Life will continue to go on, but things will shift accordingly. What a divine decision.
No one said you couldn't have fun while walking on your path...
(Sometimes I forget that I don't have to be so serious about life. If everything has a purpose and I am supposedly on the right path, then I'm guessing that it's okay to take a break once and while. Learning to relax and be in the moment has always been challenging for me and I feel that the universe is now pushing me along in that direction. But breaking my eyeglasses, that's a little harsh.)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Written Word

With the world moving so quickly, technology has had to keep up with your need to communicate at the same speed. You want a response to your questions and replies to your messages in seconds. In moving so quickly, you lose the true emotions that need to come with thought. You don't give yourself time to reflect upon your messages, so in turn there are many things that are misunderstood between all of you. There is a break down of communication because you are moving too quickly. Everything is being instantly transported, so there is no time to think clearly. It is time to stop and write your thoughts. There is value in sending someone your written words, for there is not only thought put into the message but it also includes the energy of which you intend. There is much power in the written word. Use it wisely and you will quickly see the value of what you write. Today, send someone a written note. Take the time to reflect upon what you write. You can bring much joy to someone in very little words. Your thoughts will carry healing energy much further than the use of technology. It's time for you to get back to the basics.
The love of writing begins at the very beginning...
(Although I love to write, I sometimes forget the value of sending cards to people. I enjoy looking for the perfect card. I believe that cards often times choose their intended receiver. You know when you'e selected the right card because it feels right. Then writing my message inside the card takes another turn because I usually write too much. There is so much to say that I fill the card. Words are so important to me and I feel there is healing energy that we pass on when we send the written word to others.I think I'll send more cards in the coming year.)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Best Laid Plans

It seems the more plans that you make, the more your life gets disrupted. Being organized seems to help you towards fulfilling your goals, but what happens when your plans go awry. Are you flexible enough to change your direction midstream or do you get so upset that it hinders your journey. Sometimes you may feel as if you are open to changes, but the closer your plans are to your heart's desires, the more it will affect you if your plans don't go in the direction you'd like it to. There is a moment where you feel as if you are in limbo. Where time stands still, for you don't know what to do next. This is the best time to re-evaluate where you are and where you'd like to go. Although it's an uncomfortable place to be because you'd like to continue moving on your path, if you don't stop to reassess every once and awhile you may end up in a place far different from where you intended. Be open to the changes that come your way and you will see that the universe never places you where you are not meant to be. Today, stop and assess your plans for the future. Is this where you want to be? Listen closely to the voice within you and let it lead you on your journey.
Our path is never straight...
(I find it frustrating when I think my life is headed in a certain direction so I make plans accordingly, then for whatever reason it changes. What the hey, it takes time for me to readjust for it's not only my plans that need to be changed but more importantly it's my mind. Since I put everything into what I'm doing, I need to rethink if I feel the same way about what is happening. That takes time, which I sometimes don't have. I have to remember, I am where I'm supposed to be.) (Happy Birthday B!)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Walking Around Blindly

You never know how important your senses are until you lose them. There is no thought or concern about your health until something compromises your ability to move about independently. You do not think about what seems to be minor because it's a gift you've always had. Once you lose the ability to see or hear clearly, the world around you becomes much more difficult to maneuver. Where your path was once clearly defined, you are now taking steps more deliberately. You pause to see if the direction you are headed in is the way you intended. What seemed so clear before is now out of focused. You tend not to appreciate what you have until it is gone. The lesson is clear, to be mindful of the gifts you have been given or least it may be taken from you. Today, go through your day with appreciation. Open your eyes to the beauty that surrounds you. Hear the sounds of the busyness that brings life to your day. Spend the day, enjoying what the universe has blessed you with. There is purpose to everything that life offers you.
Nature is always more beautiful when we see with our own eyes...
(Having to go without my glasses for a few days is teaching me how valuable my eyesight is. Not being able to clearly make out things gets very frustrating. Instead of working through about ten different tasks as I walk, I need to concentrate where I am. Oh my goodness, this is a lesson isn't it. Too much multi-tasking has taken away my ability to be in the present. I wonder if the enormity of this lesson reflects how hard headed I am, if so I need watch where I'm walking for a few days.)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Looking Into A Mirror

How difficult is it to witness someone being harmed and you are helpless to do anything? Their pain is something that you are familiar with because you were once in that position. Being helpless whether you are the victim or the witness, is not a very comfortable place to be. As a victim, you feel like a prisoner within your own body because although your mind is racing, your body refuses to move. As a witness, you are in a similar position. Watching the drama play out is difficult because it's like looking into a mirror. You know the scene so well because you've played the part of the victim so often. But for all intent purposes, you are no longer the victim. You have grown into a stronger person with the courage to stand up to all. Then what is the purpose of you witnessing this scene. It may not be about the victim but it may be a reminder for yourself as to how far you've journeyed. You may not be able to help the victim, butwill help others in the future. Today, be at peace with who you are. You are longer a victim, but a survivor. You are strong and will continue to grow in spirit. Rejoice in the knowledge that you've gone so far on your path.
There are so many bridges we need to cross in our lifetime...
(I met someone this weekend that I felt so much empathy for that my heart ached for her. It was as if I was seeing myself thirty years ago. I wondered if she would make the same mistakes I had. If she would feel as confused and lost as I did. I identified with what she was going through. Yet, I stopped myself because she was not I. I was not there to help her but to look at myself in the mirror. I am not who I was and have grown to see what a blessed life I now live. I wish her love and an awakening to the beauty that lies within her. She, like I did, has the power to change her circumstance.) 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Being Human

Although you try to do what is right and behave with compassion, you are still human. Human to be jealous and envious of others. It is human nature to covet things that others have. But at some point, if there is growth in your spirit you will understand that another's path is not yours to walk. What others have would not be the same if you were to have it in your possession. You walk a path that is equal to others, no better no worse. Acknowledge what you feel, then release them to the wind where they belong. Wish others well, for their path will not be an easy one to walk for it is in their struggles that they will achieve their heart's desires. Although you may not know exactly where your journey leads you, walk with courage for you are also being lead down a challenging road. Have faith that what you seek is just around the corner. Today, be at peace within your heart. You have all that you need at this time. Appreciate your journey for it is yours to enjoy and it will lead you to the peace which you seek.
Many people may envy being a postman, but do they know how hard the work is...
(Today a girlfriend of mine, made me not only look at myself a little closer but wanted to talk about it. Usually if I have a problem with someone, I work it out in my mind then move on. But she called me to task on it. She is and will always be an angel that was sent by the universe to teach me that it's okay to be human. It's okay to be jealous. It's okay to be upset for a minute. The world will not end. I love her dearly for that is the kind of friend everyone needs in their lives.Being honest out loud is not always the easiest thing to do, but between friends it's the best thing for a relationship. Thank you, D.)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Asking For Help

Think how much more farther you can succeed with the help of others. Many of you pride yourself upon being independent, but at what cost. Doing things on your own has brought you a sense of pride. You have grown used to counting only on yourself to resolve whatever problem you encounter. Although you have friends and loved ones, who would help you if asked, you often times go through so much more than you have to because don't want to burden others. That is one perspective, another would be, by allowing others to help you, you bring them the gift of learning how to give to others. This gift is precious because without anyone asking your help how would you learn to be more compassionate. There are times when independence is a good trait to have, but you do not always have to stand alone. There is no weakness in asking for help, there is only knowing who you are and what you are capable of. By asking for help, you are helping others in their journey. Today learn to lean on others. Within the day, ask someone for help and acknowledge their efforts. You will see how this small action can change someone's outlook. By sharing your burden with others your load lessens and you can move on journey effortlessly.
Cooking together is fun, especially making a new recipe...
(Cooking with people who don't usually cook is really fun, if you aren't a stickler for the way things turn out. I figure as long as you're not baking, how can things go wrong. I had a blast assigning dishes to people that didn't know how to cut vegetables or cook rice. Everything turned out really delicious and everyone had fun. When people work together, anything is possible. Leaving ego out the door, we can do so much.

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Different Perspective

Sometimes you may wake up feeling out of sorts. Although you know who you are, you aren't quite sure of how you feel. It's as if you are doing what you've always done, yet you are watching your actions from afar. Being a part who you are, yet separate. On days like these, you can view yourself objectively. Are your actions selfless or are you coming from a strong ego perspective. Do you seek only satisfaction for yourself or is there a part of you that is compassionate for others. It's not often that you have an opportunity to view yourself from the outside. So take advantage of these special days and change what needs to be changed in order to take better care of not only yourself but others. Today, see where you are. Can you see yourself objectively or are you living your life as you normally do? Having a different perspective can only help you to see more clearly. Appreciate days when you out of sorts, for you can do so much with the information you gain.
You don't have to understand why, just enjoy looking at them...
(When I saw these rocks, I thought they were so beautiful. I'm not sure what they mean but I know that people put a lot of time and effort selecting them and making sure they don't fall. As more people came, they continued to do the same. No one had a thought to destroy the rocks that were already there. There was like an unspoken rule to respect what others had left behind. Thinking outside of myself, I find that I am my worse critic. I should be like the rocks and have no judgement just respect what I have done for sometimes I don't have a reason that I do what I do.)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Balancing Life

For many of you, the thought of having a balanced life seems unrealistic. Most of the time, you are moving so quickly that being able to balance yourself seems to be a concept that you are unfamiliar with. It's either been awhile since you've been able to settle yourself or you've never experienced a moment of peace. Even on your down times, you've been on the move. Sometimes it seems impossible to turn off the wheels in your head. There is so much to do in such little time that being able to give yourself a moment of rest seems to be a waste of time. In order to balance your life, you'd have had to have experienced a time where you actually enjoyed doing something. A time where everything stopped because there was joy in your heart, is when the world balanced itself for you. That is what you want to capture every once and awhile. Being able to stop between your work and what you enjoy in life is where life balances itself. Today, stop and take advantage of the beautiful day. Tell yourself that it's okay to play for the rest of the day, may prove to be worthwhile for you. It takes courage to balance your life and wisdom to capture these special moments so that you'll always remember what gives you the most joy.

I'd like a rainbow sprinkle stick...
(To me, balancing life means enjoying what is presented to you today. I had a bite of my daughter's rainbow sprinkle stick, it was good but the malasada stuffed with creme was much more to my liking. It's the little things in life that brings me joy. It's not always that I find them, but when I do, I don't deprive myself from enjoying them. This was a lesson that I just recently learned. Life is too short to always say "No" to the nice things in life.) 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Being Still

In a world moving so quickly, sometimes you may not hear your own voice. The voice that guides you to where you need to be or let's you know what you should be doing. Voices can become intertwined, so that you can hardly distinguish between yours and another's. You become confused, then move aimlessly through life. Just trying to keep up with the tasks you've created keeps you so busy that it's difficult to think. Your mind gets cloudy and your focus becomes blurred. Moving too quickly doesn't give you time to refocus. It's moments like these that you should be still. Being still gives you an opportunity to see where you are and to decide if this is where you should be. Only in the stillness can you hear the voice that guides you to do right. Today be quiet and listen to the voice within you. Hear what it has to say to you. Since it's been awhile since you've stopped to pay attention, the message you hear may be unfamiliar. Know that as you listen more, the voice will become stronger. Stay on your path and opportunities will open to you.
Sometimes we just need to sit and watch life go by...
(I know when I don't listen to my own voice, times goes by really fast. I get caught up in my daily life that if I don't catch myself I find myself in a rut. It's a time when I'm not so willing to change and I become too comfortable in the life I've created. But the universe being what it is, always shakes things up and moves my life around whether I like it or not. And then it becomes the voice within me that has to guide me back to where I need to be.) 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Finding Peace In Your Heart

Even when the world seems to be spinning out of control, when you have peace within your heart everything is in harmony. Many have the misconception that having peace in their hearts means that there is no discord in their life. But this is far from the truth, peace brings you calm during the storm. No matter what you are going through in life, if you are at peace nothing can touch your spirit. You will go through life knowing that whatever happens, you will be safe. Turbulent times are still in your future, but you can handle all that comes your way. Destiny is not easily acquired, but a reward at the end of a long and tiring journey. Find peace within your heart and you will meet the future with courage. Today, find the peace that you need to deal with the people that you meet. Peace is not a state of being easily gotten, work hard and you will find that it will see you through your toughest times. Find the peace that you are searching for and you will find the person you were meant to be. 
Let's just sit for awhile...

(As I was walking in this sacred garden with my daughter, she told me that she wished everyday was as peaceful as it was here. I told it can be. She said how can it be when people get her so angry. I responded that no matter what her day was like, if she had peace in her heart then she can handle anything and be okay. She shook her head as she walked away. Later, we talked more about it. She told me "If I want the future that I envision then I have to try harder to be at peace. I really want it, so I'll work on this."  I think that's all anyone can ask for, is to commit to working on peace within oneself.)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Being On Your Toes

Life seems to be moving so quickly that you need to be flexible to the changes in order to keep up with what is happening. Being rigid will not help you in moving forward. There will be many instances where you will not have a past references so change will be uncomfortable for you. But being open to the changes is important for you to be available when opportunities come your way. How much control do you have over things you know nothing about or are unprepared for? The world is moving so quickly and technology is moving you towards the unimaginable that being open to the impossible is sometimes the only way for you to be ready. What seems to be strange today, will be part of your normal day in the future. Know that what comes is only what has been destined to be. So take each day with a willing mind and be on your toes for what will come. Today is great day to keep your eyes open to all that will come your way. There are many surprises in the coming days, so be positive about what is on its way. Remember you are part of the change for others.

Although it may look strange to you, art takes many forms…
(I’d like to say that I’m flexible but that would not be honest. I’m more open to what I know to be familiar. Change when expected is easier to handle than when it comes unexpectedly. I can prepare myself when I know something is coming, but when it comes out of the blue then it’s more difficult to adapt. Although I’m not sure what the purpose is, keeping in mind that whatever happens is supposed to be, makes me feel a little better.)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

It's Okay To Be Yourself

Sometimes the most difficult thing in life is to be yourself. There are so many pressures that surround you that it's hard to be who you are when you're different from the norm. But if you think about it, aren't most people different from each other. What is the norm, but everyone trying to be alike. Sometimes in standing up for who you are may be difficult but it may need to be done if you want to feel good about yourself. Sometimes it's easier to cave into the pressures at work or with friends. But know in the long run when you're just being who you are, you are walking your own path. You choose where your journey takes you, not someone else. If you find that you are no longer where you should be, take a look at who you have been following. You can always change the course of where you are going. You will find that athough your path is very different from others, it is the right one for you. Today, take a moment to see where you are. Are you where you would like to be or are you living someone else's dream? Even if you don't know where you are supposed to be, you do know where you don't want to be. Have the courage and strength to be who you truly were meant to be.
You don't need to know much about bikes, to know these are beautiful...

(I don't often think about things I'd like to do, then think twice about it because of what people would say. In my case, I'm my worst critic and I tend to be more of a conservative than others around me. But then there are days, when I want to explode the moment. A few weeks ago, I was looking in the sky and I saw 2 parachuters. I thought ,"That looks so peaeful,  I'd like to try that." One of my daughters did and she had a blast. I think it's one of those things that we end up doing on a special occasion. I'll have to think about this a little more.)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Let Yourself Be Guided

There are so many opportunities that await you, but you need to open yourself up to be lead by others. Sometimes when you are so in control of your life, it becomes impossible for you to see another perspective. You are guided by your own needs and wants that you can't see any other way but your own. If you desire to do more in your life, be open to what others can do for you. Although you may question the sanity of what people may say to you, trust in the impossible. You may not understand the logic of the message that you are given, but there is a reason why you are being lead in another direction. You may never know why these people are leading you down a path which you are unfamiliar with and may be uncomfortable with but you may see the logic hindsight. Be open to the possibilities and you will see that your desires are much nearer than you thought. Give others the benefit of the doubt before you turn them away. Today, don't trust your instincts. Open yourself to things you would never have experienced if it weren't for the suggestion of another person. This is the time to see the world with the eyes of a stranger. You will be lead to a special place where all things are possible.
When we dream, we see more clearly...

(Today as we were touring Maui, our son adamantly told us to stop by a place called the Sacred Garden. We were very hesitant because it was in a very secluded place and there were no cars in the parking lot. Even when we went in there was no one to greet us. But what we found inside was a very magical place. There were plants all over, crystals hanging from the trees, two large labyrinths, statues hidden amongst the foliage, and comfortable benches tucked away under kukui nut trees. We kept telling our son "thank you" because we would not have found this special place if it were not for his insistence. He said he didn't know why he wanted to stop, he just knew he had to. I'm so glad we listened.)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Releasing Guilt

It's okay to enjoy yourself in life. It is easier to help others than it is to help yourself. You tend to justify why you do the things you do with explanations of why you are being kind to yourself. You are always searching for a good reason why you are taking a moment to care for yourself. Sometimes it's difficult to do things that make you happy because you feel you have to explain what you are doing. There might not even be anyone questioning your actions, but yet you still feel the need to justify yourself. It's a fine thing for you to enjoy the things you love. When you are happy, you tend to heal yourself spiritually, emotionally, and physicially. It is important to take the time to do things that are special just for yourself. There is no need to be guilty when you are serving a higher purpose. By helping yourself, you are in a better position to help others. It's time to be kind to yourself. Today, do something special for yourself. No reason, no guilt, no explanations. Take a moment to enjoy the day!
Just enjoying a beautiful day...

(I've learned alot over the years. One of the most recent lesson, is taking care of myself by indulging without a reason. Eating a piece of chocolate that is more than $2.00, taking a bubble bath with lavender scented bubbles from Kula, eating more than one creme puff from Komoda bakery because I want to and this was just today. I think part of indulging myself has been learning more about who I am and what is important to me. Taking care of myself and letting go some of the guilt that goes hand in hand with being female and Asian had something to do with holding on so tightly to what did not belong to me. There is so much more for me to learn in life.)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Knowing Where You Should Be

Sometimes you know exactly where you should be and are lucky enough to be there. It may be communing with nature or at a place that makes you happy. Since you are unable to be at a place which would be best for you, then make due with where you are at . There is importance in having the ability to sense your comfort zone. It will help you in the future to know where you best do your work. You will find it easier as you grow older to identify a place that brings you peace. This may be a time for you to venture and understand discomfort before you truly know your state of being. Where everything is insinc and you are flowing gently down your path. But there are those of you, who may not know exactly where you fit but know that where you are at the moment doesn't feel right. You may not have the ability to move  to another place but making the best is all you can do. If this is where you are at, then find a temporary place where you feel the most at peace. Today, are you at a place which brings you peace? If not, create a place where you can find a sense of comfort. You do well when you have a chance to reflect without interruption. Give yourself an opportunity to relax and all will fall into place.
If you look hard enough, you will find your special place...

(I find benches facinating. It doesn't matter where they are, they look so relaxing. They say "Come sit down and relax for a moment". Although I'm always on the move, just looking at the benches make me feel good. Isn't funny how just looking at a certain object can trigger a feeling. Sometimes I have to think of things to make me feel good because I can't be where I want to be.)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Acknowledging Your Angels

Whether you can see them or not, everyone has angels who watch over them. Your angel may be assigned to you for a lifetime or it may be a one time thing. They are assigned to you for not only your protection but to guide you on your path. Many of you may hear the soft whispering of their knowledge, but others may choose to ignore the whispers. For those of you who ignore, you may be the doubters of what you know is the truth. You doubt yourself and the decisions you make, so why would you listen to the voice of reason. Many of your angels remain silent as they watch as you stumble through life. They will step aside as you make your mistakes and let your arrogance lead you down your path. And you wonder why you are lost. Be still for a moment and acknowledge the angels that surround you. Let them guide you on your journey. You are here for a purpose, let them help you see it through. Today, open yourself to the help that is awaiting you. You do not have to go through life alone. When you acknowledge your angels, you will see how quickly your life will open up to so many more opportunities. Open you mind and heart to what comes your way.
Angels don't always have to wear white...

(I always thought of angels as wearing white and having wings, but I found they come in all different forms. Of course, there are the ones with wings and there are also the ones on earth who help us in the here and now. But I just met one that was a pixie or at least he looked like tinkerbell. How odd. I guess angels match who they are watching over. Q is definately an elf and her angel is so appropriate for her. Who else would watch over an elf, but a pixie.)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This To Shall Pass

It is important that you live for the present because when you hold on to the past or live anticipating the future, you miss what you're supposed to be learning at this time. There are many lessons that we need to learn during our lifetime and you are often times heard to say, "Didn't I learn this already?" In fact, you may have, but you were so busy worrying about other things that what you thought you learned didn't have much impact in your life. You are still making the same mistakes over and over again. There are many things that will distract you, but if you make a concentrated effort to keep your mind on what you are working on at the present time, you can achieve so much more. The universe does not give you much to learn. For the most part, it is to improve your state of being and to use your knowledge to help others on their journey during difficult times. But being in a selfish  mind set, you won't see how others may be hurting and suffering. Life is definately all about you or so you may see it that way. How many lifetimes will it take to learn so little. Make the most of your life and you will accomplish much.
Things of the past are now part of our present...

(It's difficult for me to stay in the present. As a person who likes to control and organize my present, I'm always thinking in the future. Preparing takes planning and planning takes me away from the present. I need to really work on this.)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Getting Sidetracked

Sometimes when it seems as if you are being pulled in so many directions, it's difficult to make sense of the world. It seems as if there are many things to do that making a decision as to which is more important seems difficult for they are all important to you. It very easy to get sidetracked in thinking that you are not accomplishing anything, but when looking back hindsight you will see the progress that you've made. You may feel as if you are standing still because everything seems to be moving so quickly and you can not tend to everything, so nothing seems to have gotten done. Especially when your job is to help others. You complete your mission successfully, but what about your progress, have you jeopardized your journey for the sake of others. Remember that you are here not only to help yourself on your path, but to help and support others on their journey. It's difficult to think of your life as your own when we are all interconnected. You are not being sidetracked, but given a new direction which is to seek to help others and by doing this you will journey much farther. Today, be flexible. Today you will see that your journey includes many others besides yourself. Stand aside and see how many people are affected by your presence. You are important to many.
 On days like these, it's okay to be sidetracked...

(When I get caught up with my kids' life, I find myself floundering a little. Going from mom mode to a career mentality can mess me up. It takes time to go from one to the other, but doing it over the years has given me practice. It's just as they older, it seems to come with young adult attitude which can be tiring. I understand that getting sidetracked is part of my journey, it's just getting back on the path that takes adjusting to.)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Walking Away With Dignity

Sometimes it's best to walk away before things are said that you truly don't mean. It is out of anger and frustration that you say things that hurt each other. If you took the time to think about what you are feeling then there would be no harm done. But you speak before you think and all forgiveness is forgotten. There is no reasoning when there is only hurt. There is no room for logic when emotions are running so high. How can you understand others when you can't understand the words that are coming out of their mouths. You tend to disagree with yourself. It's knowing when to walk away before an argument escalates. There will always be a problem in understanding others' point of view when they have a different perspective. That's when it's time to be still and to think about what you are trying to prove. What is the outcome you would like to see happen. Sometimes it means stepping back and conceding so that a reasonable conversation can begin again. Do no harm is a motto that you should stick with. Today, silence is the best way to go. It is sometimes in the stillness that you make the best decisions. It is not always up to you to have all the answers. Let others decide which is the best way to go. Let go of the control and you will see how far you can journey.
Ducks look so peaceful in the water...
(I tend to avoid conflict. It's so stressful for me and I usually end up trying to appease the other person. I think it's easier to handle conflict in a professional setting because I have a script to follow which supports my decisions. I'm learning to be more assertive in my personal life by not taking responsibility for things that aren't mine. Letting go of the control is half the battle and the other half is being okay with having people get upset with me. If I believe that people have a right to be who they are, then that comes with having a different perspective. Living in peace is an active state of being.)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Being Present

You may think that by moving quickly in life you'll get a lot accomplished, but you will also be missing a great deal. There are so many things that if you just glance in another direction for just a moment, you miss what is occurring. There is no time to lose when something of importance is happening. You won't know when it's happening unless you are present in the moment. You've learned to multi-task but all it has gotten you is missed opportunities. You can not be in two places at one time. What is accomplished when you try to do too much at one time? You put yourself on a time table that is impossible to meet, but you don't have the courage to change your course. Don't hinder your progress by setting yourself up to fail. Take the time to be where you need to be. The present is where you should be, to do what you need to do. Today, be mindful of being present. Don't spread yourself so thin that you accomplish nothing. There is a time and place for everything. If you listen to your heart, you will know exactly where you need to be to do what you need to do. Be patient for everything is waiting for you.
Time looks different to everyone...

(It's difficult for me to stay present because I'm always thinking at least five steps ahead. It's a struggle for me because once I forsee what is going to happen, I'm moving ahead to the next task. I'm not sure what I can do to change this, but theoretically I understand the importance of being present because no matter how much we think we know what will happen, it never does. A good indication of how much I'm in the moment is remembering what happened. I would so flunk that because it's like I wasn't even there. My mind left before things play out. More to work on.)

Friday, August 10, 2012

It's Okay To Like Yourself

Think how far you could go if you come from a good place in your heart. There would be no worries about how others feel about you because you'd know that you can only be who you are. This is not about ego or an extension of self. It is comes from only pure thought, that you like who you are as a person. Coming from a place of doing no harm and becoming a better person by your actions leads you to a place of serenity. There will always be doubts about yourself, but your baseline would be that of assurance that you are not out to harm anyone. You walk a fine line as a person who wants to help others, for how much confidence do you show before it offends others. No one can be a better judge of who you are but yourself. You are here to follow your path and be genuine to your purpose. Today, be comfortable with who you are. Think how far you've come on your path and far you will go by the end of the year. This year is moving quite quickly and you can still make difference. Go where your heart leads you and don't live in fear. You never have to doubt your actions and censure the conversations you have with others because you know that your heart is pure.
I'm so impatient, I want to eat them already...

(Knowing who I am and believing who I can be are two different things. I like myself and who I am, but sometimes I question my motives in doing things. I understand that no one is perfect, but what is perfection but a subjective state of being. So I guess it comes down to doing what I feel is right and living with the consequences of my actions. I need to think about this one a little more.)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

You Are All The Same

No matter what you believe you are no better or worse off than any other. It is difficult to see yourself as someone special for you have been taught to doubt even the smallest of ego that may shine within you. It is not ego to have the knowing that there is something different about yourself. Even the way you think is not like any other. Your thoughts matters. Whether trying to convince yourself that what you have to say is important or that others would even listen. It takes strength from within and courage to know that you are part of the integral circle that surrounds us all. Whether you find comfort in the quietness and stillness of who you are, it's important to believe that you matter. If not to make a difference than to help someone in need. You will be called upon one day to be the only person who can help and you must heed this call without hesitation. The time will come when all will be needed to strengthen the earth as it's energy weakens. You are all a part of the universal healing process. Today, be a healer of the world. It's not as awesome as it sounds. By allowing yourself to be open to the hurt of others, you will be guided to all who need your help. It is time to go outside of yourself and think of those who may need your support. The world is ready for healers like yourself.
There is a time for stillness and a time to take action...

(There are times when I doubt myself. Not who I am as a person because I'm pretty comfortable with that. But it's questioning whether what I'm doing at the time is right for me in the long run. I understand that no one can direct me, so I'm pretty on my own in seeing the consequences of my actions. Trusting my knowing is pretty scary at times. Stay tuned.) 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Adapting To Change

Why are you so surprised when your life begins to change. Although what happens is through no fault of your own, change is none the less, something that you need to go through. It is because you are all interconnected, if others are going through life changes, so in turn will you. Some of you are often times upset with things that aren't familiar. You may get resentful that you weren't given more time to adjust to what has occurred, but that is what life is all about. It is your resiliency and determination that all will be well that will see you to your future. Remember there is always a reason for this change. Whether you are able to recognize at the time or in hindsight, you will grow because of what has occurred. Give thanks to those who have forced you out of your complacency. Today, you are where you need to be. Whether it is to help those in need or for you to stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone. There is a reason for the chaos in your life. Accept all that is happening and trust that you will grow through this experience.
For some, getting a chance to sit quietly for awhile is a change...

(My feelings towards change depends on how I'm feeling. If it's a good day, then I say "Bring it on". But on days that I'm down on myself, then I tend to go with "Why now?" and "Really!". I guess that's the thing about changes, they are what they are. We are the ones that attach emotion to them. So if that's the case, then if I look at them as something that can turn my life around and make me a better person, then I say "Okay, let's do this.")

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Wasting Valuable Time

You tend to waste valuable time when you are being critical of others. You have your own path to walk, which is difficult as is, then spending time trying to resolve other people's issues. You are all unique and your experiences are so different, why would you think that they would respond the same way or have the same behaviors as yourself. It's not easy to understand those you don't know, so you instill in them your own behaviors. When they don't act or respond the way you would, you judge them as being inappropriate. You are wasting time in doing this. Your path is to resolve your own issues and those that you come across. It is not to tell others what they are to do. It is discomforting to see others doing things that you would never do, but that's what makes the universe the way it is. Be at peace with yourself and with others for you have a long journey to travel. Today, look within yourself before judging others. You all have only so much time to achieve what it is that you are here for. Do not waste precious time in being critical of others. Your time is for you to attain the things that you want, not to be still in watching how others behave.
People watching is one of the most interesting things to do...

(I don't often spend time thinking about the behaviors of others because I think it's such a useless past time. I do get irritated for a second when I see people behaving badly towards others, but then I either do something about it or think how karma will come into play in the future. Hopefully sooner then later.)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Getting Lost Along The Way

Although you may walk purposefully on your path, there are times when you get confused and get lost along the way. It does not mean that you are stuck in this place of grey, but it is a place where you need to be to gain a better perspective of where you are going. Sometimes no thought, is the perfect place to be. Although it is an uncomfortable place for most of us, if we are to move forward at this time, our energy would be unclear. So take the time to just be where you are. Although it may seem that you are in the dark, if you look ahead you will see a glimmer of light that will lead on your way. Today, be comfortable where you are. Use this time to be quiet within yourself and to evaluate your plans. For some of you, doing nothing at this time may be the best move for you to make to rejuvenating.
Even in the light, these steps are difficult to walk on...

(It's funny, but no matter how many plans I might have made, when I get sick everything goes out the window. It's frustrating and for a moment I struggle in following my plans, but the best place for me to be is in bed. I guess everything in it's own time.)


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Patterns In Life

If you want to know what the future holds for you, look for the patterns in your life. They are quite clear and often times leave traces of what will come next. It is part of human nature to repeat habits which give you comfort. For every situation, you go back to what has worked for you in the past. There are no real secrets in life as to what comes to pass. There is of course your fate or the destiny in which you are here, but beyond that you have the freedom to seek your fortune. It is always so curious that you have no clue as to what is to come. If it is what your heart's desires, then why not seek it with all the passion that is within you. Why ask others for what is to come. If you look closely over a course of the coming days, you will see clearly the patterns in which you live your life. If it is not what you like, then it is obvious that you need to change what is, to what you'd like the future to be. Today, reflect upon your actions. Are the outcomes a reflection of what you desired your day to be? Project what you'd like the coming week to be and change your patterns to meet your desires. Your future is in your hands, creating new patterns is not as difficult as you make it to be.
Meditation is not as easy as one would think...

(This reminds me of the saying "If you do the same thing, expect the same results". I think this goes much deeper than the spontaneous responses I have to certain situations. It's more about my fears and the reactions I have to protect myself from getting hurt. That in itself is a pattern which can be destructive. Something to think about if I want to continue on the path which I was intended to follow. Seems like everything goes back to the fears. More to reflect upon and work through.)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Releasing Your Worries To The Wind

It's time to release your worries to the wind. It is not for you to capture what is not yours or to hold to them so close to your heart. It is not for you to keep something which does not belong to you. Worries are troubling thoughts that keep you from moving forward in your fortunate life. You begin to live the life of someone who does not trust the future for there are thoughts which mislead you. They are inaccurate in what they make you believe. The stories that you make up are not what truly is. Worries are what you keep because you are too fearful to release them. The fear of the future and what you cannot control prevents you from seeing clearly. It's time for you to let things be as they should. Trust that you have what you need to be at peace with what will come. Your fate is not one of misfortune. Today, trust that your future is one without worries. Be positive that all will be well. Although you may not know what is to come, know that the universe has plans for you beyond what you can dream of. Be true to yourself and all will be as you dream it to be.
Sometimes we need reminding that the sun is always shining beyond the clouds...

(In theory, it is easy said than done to put aside my worries but there are times when I can't push them out of my mind. I understand how destructive they can be and how they can immobilize me. As much as I try, they remain. I know it's worse when I'm physically not feeling well. So for me, the secret lies in living a healthy life - mind, body, and soul.)

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Gift Of Life

You have been given the gift of life. For what purpose are you living your life. There is no appreciation for what you have been given, so you do not give care to what has been gifted. Your body is a vessel in which you will help others as well as yourself. Why would you not care for it, so that it may serve you better. If not taken care of, it will cause you much discomfort. There are so many ways that you can care for yourself, but you deny yourself that luxury. It is not weak to nourish your body or give it strength. You avoid caring for yourself, for your indulgences. It would be wise to listen to what your body needs and provide it. There will come a time when your body will be silent and there is nothing more for you to do. Do not wait too long, before it no longer can serve you to the purpose you were given to be here. Today, listen to what your body is telling you. If it is rest you need then take it upon yourself to relax. If it is exercise or better nourishment, then do so. If you listen well, your body will tell exactly what it needs for you to do. Be wise and your body will serve you well.
Taking a moment to breath...

(Sometimes when I find myself too busy to make something healthy, I grab whatever is convenient to eat. I regret it later but that's my first instinct. It's the same thing when I can't fit in my schedule to run. There is a fine line between an excuse and finding a balance in life.)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

It's All About Time

You say that you will help others when you have time. You say that you will improve yourself when the time is right. When will that be? Time is irrelevent for it is always there. It is up to you to decide what is of importance. Is not the welfare of others and yourself important enough for you to pay attention to. Is not the welfare of the world something that is of concern. You are all interconnected, so by putting aside these concerns, you impact the world. It may seem overwhelming to you because you do not see your significance in the whole picture. The role you play is more than living your life plodding through the debris. You are an important piece to the fragment of the universe. Such a small thing to ask of someone, yet it is a daunting task for someone who does not realize their potential. Although you do not understand yet your true role, be content that you are where you are meant to be. Today, be guided by your instincts. Go where you need to be. Help those who you feel are in need. Take time to be yourself and not what others want you to be. Enjoy being yourself for that's all is required at this time.
Take the time to enjoy the quietness of life...

(It's funny that I always used to say that I don't have time, but since I've made a concentrated effort to change my life around, time is only a concept. We all have options, but in the end we all have to choose what we're going to do. It's not in anyway an easy thing to do, but in the end after making mistakes, we hopefully choose wisely.)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Tell Them Who You Are

You are perfect in an imperfect way. Why are you hiding behind your accomplishments and the "should be's"? You are who you are supposed to be at this moment. No worse or better than what you think you ought to be. When you spend so much thinking of how you could be if you were to have certain other qualities, then you won't be able to accomplish what you are meant to do here. You are all interconnected with each other. If you were to be someone else and not yourself, how would you accomplish what you need to do in the moment that is crucial to your future. Start getting used to the fact that you are perfect in who you are. Have the courage to tell others who you are and you will see how your life will change. Today, go where your thoughts lead you. Many times you hear, but do not follow the voice within because you fear that you will be different. It is time to stand up for who you are and the world will see you on your way.
Perfection is in the eye of the beholder...

(It's hard for me to think I'm perfect in my imperfection. Being a person who thrives on details, the idea of perfection in a natural state is a foreign concept and difficult to wrap my brain around. But if I trust that we are who we are supposed to be in this moment, then I guess we are perfect in eyes of the universe. I'll have think about this a little more.)