Welcome to Quiet Island Writings! Sometimes when asking for help on our journey, we are sent inspiring messages. Be open to the universal energy that flows compassionately around us all. If you'd like to share your reflections on the writings, click on the daily post title and leave your thoughts. Have an inspiring day!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Having Faith In Yourself

I think for the most part, everyone has doubts about themselves but it seems that today more than usual you question if you have all that you need to survive. This is a question that is being asked more frequently in these trying times. There is no one who can truly answer that question but yourself. Even if we were to tell you that you are who you are supposed to be right at this moment, you would doubt whether what you are hearing is correct. You fear that you will fail before you have even tried. How frustrating it is for the universe which flows whether you believe or not. It is what will always be. You are no more or less than anyone else. You do not have ego enough to stand by yourself. It is easier to compare yourself with another than it is to say "I am". You will never know your true spirit unless you free yourself of who you were and be who you are meant to be. Today, cleanse your spirit. Be mindful of saying and thinking things that are not pure in thought. Repeat kind words that calm your soul. Be still in the moment and let your spirit rest.
Flowers make our souls smile...
(I believe in myself, it's the universe that I question. I walk my path in faith, knowing that there is a higher plan for me. But tonight, I question why I'm not being given a clue what the plan is. This day has been difficult and I'm doubting myself. I wish I could forsee what my spirit already knows. I know when tomorrow comes, I'll see the sun through the clouds.)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

All Is Well

No matter what is going on around you, know that the universe is flowing through you and all is well. It may not seem that everything is in sinc with the world, but there is purpose where you may not see it. The universe is gathering all that is good and distributing throughout the world. The energy that will join together will bring peace to all, but for now there is a breaking of all things so that when the time comes the world will be ready for the change that is to come. There is goodness in us all, it is time for everyone to witness how we can join together to make the world a better place. Today, live for the moment. It is time that you appreciate and use all that you have been given. The more you open yourself to the universal energy, your spirit will soar.
 All doors will soon open for us...
(Sometimes it's difficult to think about things that are further than what I'm doing today. It sounds so shallow, but here and now is where I am. But I understand that the universe continues to move according to it's plans, which includes me. I hope that my destiny is part of the goodness that is coming to be. The world is waiting to be healed and I hope that when I hear the call to be a part of the change that I can meet the challege with no fear. It will soon be time that we all must decide what role do we want to play.)

Monday, October 29, 2012

TIme For All Things To Pass

When life is not going as well as you would like, it seems as if time moves so much more slowly. No matter how still you are life continues to bluster all around you. Our lives are intertwined so what happens to another person may directly impact our ownn. We do not stand alone. Which means that we all await for the time for all things to pass. Today, trust that you are where you are supposed to be at this moment. For this moment will not last long for you to remember.  Make each day a special day because this to shall past.
Play so that your heart sings...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Life's Journey

We understand how easy it would be if we gave you instructions on how to navigate your life. Telling you when to turn in a certain direction and giving you the answers to your many questions. But what would life be, if it were not for the lessons of which you are to learn while you are here on earth. It is with trepidation that you journey through life. You fear that you will have numerous mistakes and that this will affect your progress. It is true that everything has consequence. We allow you to make mistakes so that what you learn from them will be with you forever. You do not listen to what others tell you, so why would you listen to your spirit. It is by living with the spirit that you walk your path with ease. Do not fight what is because the universe flows through you as you journey forward. Today is for living. Life is for you to be a part of and take chances. For it is by putting yourself out there that you begin to trust that there is no mistakes in living with the spirit.
When you walk through the forest, feel the healing energy of the trees...
(Often times I wish that someone would tell me if I'm making the right decisions in my life. Thinking I'm doing the right thing for myself and knowing for sure are two different thing. Sometimes it would be reassuring if I received a sign that I am heading in the right direction. But I stand corrected, I do get confirmation in so many ways that I am making decisions that have me moving towards my destiny. Although it's scary to think that for some of us, we need to step so far out of the box to fulfill our destiny.)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Be Safe

As life keeps us busy, we sometimes forget there is danger that surrounds us. We are lulled in thinking that we are safe that we become careless. It seems the only time we take action is if we are alerted that danger is near.  We are reminded as to what we can do to prepare for emergencies but how many of us take these precautions seriously. There are some of us that may take light of these warnings because it seems as if nothing ever occurs. But it takes only one time for a disaster to happen that can change our life drastically. It doesn't take much to preplan for an emergency. It is important that we begin taking steps to prepare, so that we are able to help those in need in times of an emergency. Today, plan for the worst. If you are prepared for disasters, you will feel safer if something actually does occur. This is a time when natural disasters will come, so be calm and be safe.

All is calm...
(I'd like to think I'm prepared for disasters, but just arriving in Maui today and having a tsunami watch is pretty daunting. I have been focused on moving so being in an emergency situation was not on my list of things to be prepared for. We are about a block from the beach and there is hardly any food in our cupboard. Hopefully, we don't have to move to higher ground. It's good to know that we are always where we need to be. But I wish I was in a safer area right now.)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Moving Forward

No matter how much you want to hold tightly to what you have, sometimes when it's time to move forward, these are the very things that need to be left behind. Although you are moving forward, not all memories will be forgotten. For some, change itself is scary, but with change comes new opportunity. Your experiences make you who you are, if this is so then nothing is ever forgotten. Believe that the universe will provide everything you need on your journey and you will prosper. Today, take one step forward. Although you may want to move quickly change does not work overnight. With the blessings of the universe, all is possible.
It's okay sometimes not knowing where the road leads...
(I can't say I'm totally pleased with moving forward. There are so many things that come with change. Often times I can't imagine what is going to happen. Just the knowing deep in my soul that the universe leads me makes it a little better.)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Reflecting The Energy

Alot of the energy that you are absorbing is from the people that surround you. There is something to be said about choosing those who are close to you carefully because they share their energy with you. Their positive energy will help you to heal others and move pass the pains of life. When energies intertwine, the power that is created conquers all. Today, find the answers you seek, for until you do you will not have peace of mind. Be aware of the energy that is within you because it is that which protects you from harm. You reflect the energy that is all around you, so be compassionate in all that you do and you will prosper.
If we can harness the energy around us, we would all prosper...
(Today I learned how blessed I am to have such wonderful and compassionate people that surround me. If I am a reflection of their energy, no wonder I am off to do things that only the universe knows where my path lay. Whether I am near them or not, their loving energy flows through me and will help me prosper where ever I go. That's the wonderful thing about energy, it always ends up where it's supposed to be. I appreciate those that care about me, for it is because of them that I am.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Standing Up

You speak with a soft voice and flow with the universal energy. But there are times when you question the ways of the world and yet you still do not speak. You may think by speaking softly and helping others that you are one of compassion but having compassion includes caring for yourself. You have forget that you must tend to yourself to understand true compassion. Being filled with questions and doubting what surrounds you is false. For how can you truly flow with the universal energy if you do not understand it. So there are times in life where you need to stand up and question yourself and others. Find out why you say the words you do and why you react in such a manner. Stand up for what you believe in, do not let others lead you to where you do not belong. It's okay to be apart from where others tend to go. You are all unique and the voice which you hear is your own. Believe in yourself and stand up for what you know is right. Today, acknowledge your feelings. It is not an easy path to know that you are different. If you listen more closely to your spirit, you will never be lead astray.
This is where your mind can be at peace...
(I'm always wondering why when I think I have everything set, something comes up that challenges my peace of mind. I guess that's the lesson. How quickly can one return to a peaceful state of mind when controversy knocks on the back door? I surprised myself at how quickly I responded when my peace of mind was threatened last night. I guess found out where I truly am when there was an element of surprise involved and I reacted in truth. Although I questioned myself later and confirmed with a very good friend, I was okay with my words and actions. D - thank you so much for being who you are. For it is only in being true to yourself that you helped me cross the bridge so I can now stand up for myself.)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Believing In Yourself

What if someone told you that you were everything that you wanted to be? That even with your imperfections, you were perfect just the way you are at this moment. Would that be so difficult to believe? How many of us live a lifetime striving to become perfect or at least someone who we have created in our minds? The wanting to be better than we are is commendable, but there is something about being happy with you are that is special. There is true happiness and peace when you find that although we have work to do within ourselves, that by our nature we are truly blessed spirits. Are you able to say that you are at peace with yourself? There is no better time than now to acknowledge and appreciate who you are at this moment. Today, do something special for yourself. Be kind and loving to your spirit, who has been working overtime to be the person who try so hard to be. Love yourself as you would those that you nurture. For your spirit needs you to believe in yourself so you can live in peace.
Sometimes our view of ourselves get distorted...
(Being happy with who I am is one thing, but truly believing in who I am is different. I've been striving all my life to become, that it is difficult to acknowledge that I may already be. This is another concept that I have to think about for a little longer.)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Beginning Again

Everyday we have an opportunity to begin again. As we sleep there is a settling of worries and fears. We balance our spirit in the darkness and awake afreshed. The universe flows through our dreams and instill thoughts that help us during our waking hours. If we believe that we have what we need when we awake in the morning, then we can do well. Our power comes from knowing that we have the ability to begin again every day. Today, think about how you will make a difference. How are you living life? What will you do to touch other people's life? You have an opportunity to begin again, so use each moment wisely.
Life is beautiful...
(I truly believe that each morning that I awake is a chance to make things right. I'm not so unrealistic that I think my life will be perfect, but I can try to be the best person I can be each day. Someone told me today to believe in who I am no matter what I am going to be going through in the future. I'd like to think that I walk my talk and that everyone I touch teaches me life lessons. I am hopeful that I will life a life of purpose knowing that every day I begin again.)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

We Are Who We Are

So many of us try so hard to be someone else that we forget who we are. We may find ourselves copying others because we don't have the courage to be ourselves. We put together a picture that we think is perfect, but it is only a combination of who we think we should be. There comes a time at one point, that we have to look in the mirror and see who we truly are. No matter how many imperfections we see, we are all unique. Faults or not, we are here for a purpose and we have a lifetime to find out how perfect we are. Today, be gentle with yourself. You have been given the gift of life, so appreciate how wonderful you are.
Life is sometimes surreal...
(Although I've slowed down alot, there are times when I get caught up with the busyness of life. It sometimes sneaks up on me and before I know it, I'm up and running again. It's not like I'm copying anyone in particular. I guess it's listening to the wrong things in life. Being busy doesn't always mean that we are successful. Sometimes it just means that we are too busy to listen to our spirit. I have to remind myself how important it is for me to just be me.)

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Spirit Sees Clearly

Most of us wear a mask so it's difficult to see what is beneath. We keep our true feelings hidden because we are unsure of the reception that our words and actions will meet. It becomes difficult to know what others actually feel about us because their faces may not reflect what they are thinking. It may be frustrating at times because although they are saying one thing, we feel that they may be reacting very differently. If we were to let down our guard and open our spirit to the other person, we would see more clearly. Removing the boundaries we place between ourselves and others, our spirit would be free to see the other person as they truly are, for there are no filters between spirits. When we allow our spirit to see clearly, we are open to all. Today, be aware of others and see people as they truly are. Let your spirit see what your eyes have missed. It's time to recognize what you have been ignoring and live your life with purpose.

I never tire of the view on my way home...  
(I don't think the difficulty is being able to see people clearly for who they are. The challenge is what to do once you know what they are like inside and be able to speak with them without cringing. For the most part, I'm not very good at reading people. I take them at face value because I feel that people know what it is to be nice and if they are trying the best they can I'm going to give them points for that. I think those that are hiding who they are may be actually hurting inside. Who am I to reveal what they are trying so hard to hide? I guess that's why I try to treat everyone equally because we are basically the same, trying to live life the best we can.)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

This To Shall Pass

Everything under the sun has it's moments, then changes when the sun slips over the horizon. The happiness you experience and the sadness which you feel is part of who you are, but this also changes. When you are happy, time slips by so quickly. But when you are experiencing pain, time lingers as if it will never pass. But time is time, no more, no less. You hope that you could hold to precious moments just a little longer as you age, but again time stops for no one. It is only when you begin to understand how precious time is that you appreciate all that you have. Today, be kind to yourself. Believe that you are who you are meant to be in this moment and can achieve all that you desire. Time is quickly moving, so don't delay things that you have put on hold. Those who wait for the right time soon realize that there was never a right time, for every moment is the perfect time to make a difference in your life as well as others.
It's only after the rain do we truly appreciate the sun...
(I understand that time is just time, but for some reason it does seem as if it moves differently depending on where I am in my life. I was just speaking to a friend and told her to "Take things a day at a time", but even that was too long. So many things happen in a day, so we had to break it down to "Take things a moment at a time". It's not that we take on too much because sometimes we don't have a choice. It's more the way we approach what we do. I guess in the coming weeks I need to "Take a moment at a time" to see me through.)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Releasing Negative Thoughts

When you are in the middle of a storm, it's difficult to remember what it's like to have clear weather. All you know at the time is darkness, torrential rain and winds. The only thing you can do at this time is to make sure you are safe and out of danger. This is what happens when you are surrounded by negative thoughts. Your world becomes smaller and although you try to make sense of where you are, you are lost in swirling emotions. When your world becomes filled with thoughts of anger, jealousy, and hopelessness, you begin to strike out at others. Although you may not realize what you are doing, you will hurt others without thought. You separate yourself from others when your life is filled with negative thoughts. The calm that you seek is no longer within your reach. It is up to you to stop and find the cause of these feelings. Releasing negative thoughts is necessary in order to have the peaceful life you seek. Today, think before speaking. Reflect upon the words that you have been using that are hurting others. It is not in your nature to do harm to yourself and others. If you are in negative thought, work through them and allow yourself to have the life that you deserve.

In life, we have so many paths to choose from...
(When I'm stuck in a negative thought, I want to stay there for just a second. I need the time to process what I'm going through. I figure there is a reason why I'm feeling the way I am because I'm not necessarily a negative person. Of course, it's all about me, so what is it about me that I'm not feeling confident about myself. I can understand why some people stay with their negative thoughts. The thoughts become like a blanket protecting you, so you don't have to deal with others. I guess that's why I try to get over it as quickly as I can. My family and friends are my life.)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It's Time For Nothingness

Moving around so quickly in life, we sometimes overlook the small details  that make our life what it is.We don't seem to have the time to enjoy what we have because we are always trying to achieve more. Often times we are so busy that doing nothing seems uncomfortable. Some of us may even feel we are useless when we have nothing to do. But we forget that in the nothingness, we may have time to find out what we truly want in life. In the nothingness, we may find that we have everything we need to be ourselves. Today, be still in your own body. No movement or sound is necessary to be able to communicate with the universe. Learn to be comfortable with the silence. For in the quietness, you will hear universal messages that are meant only for you.
Walk with me before the tide returns...
(It's hard for me to be still when there is so much to do in life. It's like having an agenda, then someone taking it away. I think for some of us, being still and doing nothing is a learnt skill. It comes with practice like anything else. I am beginning to understand that in the nothingness I am able to be me. This is something that I need to work on to bring a peaceful existence into my life. I'm ready to receive what the universe has planned for the second part of my life.)

Forgotten Promises

How many times in the midst of despair do we send promises out to the universe? We ask for help to guide us through the dark and make promises that we soon forget. Long after the dark moments are gone and our memories are less sharp, we move on in our life. As soon as the sun shines, we look to happier times. The promises that were sent out with tears and the commitments we made are now faded memories. Although we may have forgotten, our words linger on and are now part of the universal energy. Our words are as powerful as our actions, especially when said with a strong desire. We are no longer children making promises that we don't mean to keep. For it is in the promises that we make that we acknowledge the importance of our words and are thankful for the blessings that will be part of our life and the lives of our loved ones. Today, think of the promises that you have made to yourself and to others. Are you committed to seeing them through? Work through each one as diligently as you would any other task. For in keeping your promises,you are working along side the universe in helping yourself and others.
How can we get so busy that we forget to play...
(I'm very conscious about making promises or committing myself to something. The last time I did, I promised to write daily. I never thought about my words until afterwards, then I realized what a huge committment I made. I'm still very hard on myself if I miss a day. Think about it. Whether I'm sick, traveling or on a holiday, I still need to write. A promise is a promise. I've given myself some leeway, but not too much. I'm much smarter now. If I'm going to make a promise or commit to something, it will only be for a short period of time. A lifetime is too long for me.)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Trading Places

Sometimes during your life there may be moments when you wish you were someone else. It may not be someone who you know very well or it may be a friend. But for whatever reason, you wonder "What if I had her life?".  Somehow things look better from the outside. For most of us, a person who seems to be happy catches our attention. Their happiness makes us question if we are truly satisfied with what we have. But be careful that it is not just their energy that is attracting you. For it is easier to obtain material things, then it is to obtain a similar energy. Your energy reflects the person who you have become. Happiness comes not by what you have in life, but by how comfortable you are within yourself. The happiness you see in others is not meant for you to have. You will only receive what your spirit needs. Today, look within instead of looking at others for what you want. Otherwise, you will always be wanting and thinking of yourself as less than. Believe and have faith that you are who you are meant to be at this moment and happiness will come.
Let's take a break and have fun...
(I don't think I ever wanted to trade places with anyone, but I can see where there would be an attraction to live someone's life if I wasn't happy with my own. I'm not sure if it's actually wanting what the person has or just the thought of being free of worries. Not that the other person doesn't have any, but they are better at hiding them. I guess this is another lesson of looking into the mirror to see what we are reflecting to others. How happy do I look?)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Flowing With The Universal Energy

There are times when we feel so out of sinc with the world. It's as if we are missing a beat that everyone else seems to hear. It's not as if we are doing anything different from what we have done before, but yet something is just not right. It's a feeling that we can't pinpoint, but it affects our entire life. We may think by changing something in our daily routine it may solve the problem, but deciding on what to change is difficult because nothing seems to be so important that it would make a difference. It may be that in living a life that we are so used to, life has slowed down. By being still for a moment, it may surprise us at how our lives may no longer fit our routine. We are no longer who we were yesterday or who we will be tomorrow. The patterns we set up for ourselves, may not be what we need to move forward on our path. By having faith to flow with the universal energy, we will be in a place where we would never have foreseen. Today, be the change you envision for yourself. When you flow with the universal energy, you will be energized and filled with purpose. It is not for you to stumble through life, but to be at peace with the life that was meant for you.
It's difficult for us to be different when we're amongst peers...
(I find that my daily routines give me comfort. It may seem boring to others, but I tend to do pretty much the same thing every day. It's actually calming and creates less stress to know what to expect. But I understand that during this past year I've been on a holding pattern. I haven't grown or moved forward, but that will change. The universe continues to flow while I was healing but now it's time for me to move on from my self imposed retreat. I'm not sure what will happen in the next few months, but I know for sure I'm always where I'm supposed to be.)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Letting Your Inner Spirit Shine

When asked to describe your inner spirit, how would you respond? Many of us may give a definition of what the spirit is or even try to describe what it means to us. But by just looking in a mirror, we can easily see our spirit reflecting back at us. As best as some of us may try, we can not hide what is within us. Our spirit is part of who we are and the light that shines from within definately breaks through. So the mixed emotions that we are feeling are reflected in our faces. Many of us, because of our busy lives, never take the time to notice what is there for us to see. We may get glimpses of what is hidden, but then doubt ourselves because in looking again, we only see the mask that we tend to wear when we don't want people to look to close for fear of what they might see. It's time to look in the mirror and see who we truly are. By taking off the mask, we accept not only the spirit that lies within us but the person who we have become. Today, be honest about how you are feeling. You are who you are supposed to be at this time. There is no mistakes in life, only experiences that help us to grow. Let the spirit within you shine through.
You can't help but smile when there is so much beauty...
(I sometimes have to remind myself that I can't hide my feelings very well. Whether I'm happy, sad, or upset, it will reflect in my face. It's funny how the spirit within us wants us to be honest with our feelings, but there is a difference between us knowing and letting everyone else know. But I guess that's the point, we can't truly hide. So I need to work harder at balancing my life, so I have peace in my heart.)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The State Of Wanting

You may often times get frustrated when you want something but it doesn’t materialize. Your struggle seems to be more defined the longer you go without. Whatever you are determined to get may not be important. It is the fact that you want something and life just doesn’t seem right without it. For most, the state of wanting is not a positive state of being. You would want a life that all of your needs and wants have been fulfilled. So what is the purpose of wanting. Similarly to any muscle, the state of wanting makes you work harder. You may not even notice how you are more attentive and your thinking is sharper while you strive to get what you want. Your body, mind, and spirit seem more alive. A life of wanting is not always a negative place to be. When you are completely satisfied with life, you become complacent. Life is about the ongoing wanting to better your life and in turn to better the lives of others. All roads lead to a life of compassion. Today, reflect upon what you are wanting. What are you doing to achieve your vision? You are stronger than you realize. Use your state of wanting to strengthen your skills of receiving. You have the ability to attain anything your heart desires.
How can life be so beautiful…
(I never thought about the state of wanting as being positive. I’ve always looked at it as if there was something missing in my life. Having the feeling of never having enough. But I guess it makes sense that if I had everything in life, I would become soft. I wouldn’t work as hard and my life would be without goals. I have to think about that. Maybe I need to see the other side of this and do a comparison. For how do we really know what it feels like to be without wanting unless we did have everything.)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Seeing Your Way Through Life

At times in your life, it feels comforting knowing that there are people you can lean on to see you through difficult times. But the challenge comes when comfort becomes dependency. We all have inner strength that comes through when things are especially chaotic, but it often times stays dormant because we choose to rely on the strength of others. We may live our lives never realizing the skills that we have because we never tap into them. Sometimes it takes being alone or not being able to call upon others to bring out what lays hidden. We may not even know what we have until we are forced to meet the challenge. Although it's scary and we may refuse to believe how strong we can actually be, when the time comes to test our abilities we will see ourselves through life. There are so many things that we are capable of, if we only trust in ourselves. Today, live life to the fullest. Acknowledge how many times you count on people to help you through the difficult times. Would you have been able to handle the situation by yourself? What strengths lay within you that you are not tapping into. Believe that you flow with the universal energy that gives you what you need in order to live a compassionate life.  
Living a dog's life seems so simple...
(I have the tendency to control situations, so I'm the opposite where I need to learn to lean on people more often. Thinking I have to fix something when actually no one has asked is pretty embarressing and leads to hurt feelings. I've learned to step aside or just observe while the world seems to be falling apart. Although it was pretty uncomfortable, leaving others to take the reins for awhile is actually not so bad. I am working on creating a balance on having people lean on me as opposed to learning to lean on others for support. I'm not sure which side is going to be more difficult to adjust to.)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Progress Is Not Always The Best Thing

Are we not busy enough that we feel it necessary to carry an electronic device where ever we go? We use the excuse that it is a form of communication, necessary for us to keep in contact with others. Whether speaking or texting to others, is having this device with us all the time justifiable. As time goes by, it will be natural for some of us to have these devices that will be more of a necessity than a luxury. Funny, how we can easily convince ourselves how much we need these devices. Technology has become a large part of our lives, it's only when we begin to believe all the marketing hype that surrounds these new products that we need to stop and ask ourselves "How is this device going to affect my life?" Although we can get caught up in the fast lane of progress, we also have the freedom to choose a simplier life. Where spending quiet time is the key to finding out who we are and learning that being unique is a difficult thing to do but rewarding. Today, have the strength to be who you are. Know that you don't have to follow others to be a leader. Sometimes being different is not easy, but you will always know that you've made your decisions based on who you are.

Some things can not be massed produced...
(I don't understand how some people can continuously buy new products. The latest and the more bell and whistles the better. I'm not very tech oriented, so the thought of getting something that is smarter than myself is scary. At this point, when I'm trying to slow my life down and get back to nature, it seems counter productive having a device at my side 24 hours a day. Too much information for someone who doesn't need to know all. Sometimes I miss just talking to people because texting just doesn't cut it.)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Allowing Yourself To Be Human

Often times we are our worst enemy. We are so hard on ourselves when there is no reason to be. When we are discouraged in our attempt to achieve, it may be because we set ourselves up for failure. It's not that we can't succeed, but we are so critical of our actions that we second guess our every move. At this point, we may not have the confidence to do anything for it will only bring disappointment. Although we know within our hearts that our thoughts are not what is real, it seems as if we are living the lies we tell ourselves. We often times forget that we are human and it is in our nature to falter and stumble through life. For it's while making mistakes that we find our true selves. In allowing ourselves to be human, we discover the compassionate spirit that is within us all. Today, make the mistakes that allow you to be more human. While walking on your path, take the time to enjoy your journey instead of worrying about where life is taking you. Find peace in your heart and live life to the fullest.

  Life's path is not always smooth and straight but it's all an adventure...
(For me, life is to be enjoyed. Although it is sometimes filled with chaos and tragedies, it is balanced out with joy and wonder. Life always seems to balance itself out naturally. There is nothing that I need to do for things work themselves out by themselves. Without the love and laughter of family and friends, my life would be very lonely. I think being human is part of the universal plan of better understanding how truly frail life is.)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

It's Time To Celebrate

Although we are kept busy with our complicated lives, there is no reason why we can't stop and celebrate once and awhile. To acknowledge and appreciate those we love and care for. To let them know that they are important to us and we are who we are because of their support. We may sometimes feel that we stand alone, but when we think about all the people who have believed in who we are, it is a very humbling experience. Taking the time to celebrate with these special people seems like such a small thing to do when we look at the bigger picture. Today, spend some time with someone that you care for. You become to understand yourself a little better, when you can see yourself through the eyes of another. Celebrate the joy you feel when you are with those that you love and care about.
Sit with me and let's celebrate the time we have together...
(Sharing time with family and friends is what life is about for me. I don't see some of my friends that often, so when I do it's catch up time. When people are close to me, it's like we were never apart. Some how time stops when we are with those we love. It's time for me to stop and celebrate more with my friends and family.)

Friday, October 5, 2012

When Dreams Change

It's a scary place to be, knowing that what you've wanted no longer feels right. Our heart's desires help move us forward on our path, giving us an incentive to work harder. They are so clear in our minds that we have no problems in describing to others what it is that we want. But one day, the vision that we saw so clear doesn't spark our heart the way it always has. We can't understand why we no longer feel the way we do, but we know that what we wanted is no longer what we need in our life. The dream we once had served it's purpose to get us to where we are now and become who we've become, but what is next. That's the scary part, not being sure of where it is that we are headed. It's truly a time to be still and just be. The universe has plans for us that are beyond our own vision. If we open ourselves to the universal energy than all is possible. Dreams may change but our destiny remains the same. Today, have faith that all will be well. Live with love in your heart and laughter in your life and your dreams, no matter how much they change will still be filled with all that is right for you. 
Let's not waste the morning...
(It's not only scary when my dreams change, it's also sad. I think I do change well, but there are times when it's difficult especially when something has been so close to me for so long. It's like having to say goodbye to a lifelong friend. It's still a big part of me, but I have to move on. To what I'm not sure, but I'll soon find out. I have to tell myself that life is an adventure and I have to grasp it with both hands, but sometimes I'm not sure if I'm ready for it. I wonder if the universe knows I can't swim.)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Emptying Your Mind

Often times our mind is filled with so much worries that it prevents us from moving. Not only does it stop us from moving forward, but backwards and sidewards. We are paralyzed in making any movement in case it's the wrong move. Although not all of us suffer this affliction, we all have had bouts of this every once and awhile. It's not a pleasant place to be, but it's difficult for us to step out of it once we begin the process. It often times spirals, increasing in momentum as time goes by. If we don't consciously stop this thought process it can be detrimental to us. Decision making becomes painful and we often times feel we have to confer with others in deciding what to do. Hopefully, we speak to the right people but there may be times that we don't choose the most appropriate person and then wonder why our path has suddenly become more difficult. To say that when worrying becomes a problem you should empty your mind is easier said than done, but this is something that must be considered. Begin to retrain your mind to refocus on something that brings you pleasure. The problem will remain whether you take your mind off it or not, but taking a step away often times brings clarity as to what you need to do. Be still, be patient, and seek pleasure and your worries will soon become opportunities for you to learn and grow. Today, be aware of where your mind leads you. For every worry, do something that makes you happy. Living a balanced life is not easy, but worth the peace and serenity it brings.
There is something about water that is so relaxing...
(I'm guilty of worrying myself to procrastination. I understand that the problem still exists whether I do anything or not but it's more there than not when I'm in a state of worrying and I'm really good at it. Hindsight, I can see more clearly and wonder what the fuss was about, but at the time driving myself crazy is inevitable. I don't gather advice from others because I don't remember what they tell me. My memory is still an issue. So I guess the best bet is to have a time line. Acknowledge, assess, consult, plan a strategy, implement, resolve. Sounds good on paper, we'll see how this works.)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What Would You Wish For

There are so many things that we wish for that we often times forget what they are. Most are not that important, but we see it differently when we are in the state of wanting them. It's as if the world as we see it, would change for the better if we were to attain these things. How fortunate our life would be if we were to realize our wishes. Some would say that this is one of the most selfish things that we can afford to do because it's a desire within ourselves. No one need to know what your desires are but you. But that being said, what would you wish for if the world was your oyster? Now that you are being allowed the luxury of dreaming, what would it be? Sometimes being given permission to think outside of what deems to be the reality may not be as easy as it may seem. Because we don't often give ourselves the freedom to dream, it may take a little while to think of things we would wish for. Be wise and listen to the voice within you that directs your most secret desires. Today, relax your mind and be free of your worries for only then can you begin to dream.
The more you empty your mind, the more you will be able to see...
(Being a realist, it's sometimes difficult for me to wish for things. I wonder how close wanting is to wishing. For me, the act of wishing is like dreaming in that I'm not confident that I'm going to get what I'm thinking about. I guess that's why I don't often times wish for things. If I want something I set my mind to get it. I may not know when or how, but I know I will. I guess that's more in the lines of manifesting. This is all semantics: dreaming, wishing, wanting, manifesting. The bottom line is getting what you desire.)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Letting Fortune Find You

No matter what you are doing or not doing, fortune will find you. For many, it seems as if working hard or doing what is right,will attract fortune to you but this is not the case. Attaining fortune is only part of your journey, nothing more, nothing less. The timing depends on the path you have decided to venture on. Sometimes if you stand very still, you will be able to see your future as it happens. Your future is tied directly to your fortune. By letting your fortune find you, you release your worries about your future to the winds.Today, be at peace where ever you may be. Worrying about attaining fortune is never a good place to be for someone as compassionaate as you.
This is a good a place than any to let my fortune come to me...
(Patience has never been a good thing for me. But I'm getting better at understanding what fortune is. Fortune can take on many faces, but for me my family and friends are the jewels in my life. They are my support and nurturer me so that I never have to be alone. I don't want to say that it doesn't matter to me, but I do respect how the universe creates life situations so that we all can benefit from it).

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Birth Date To Remember

Your birth date comes every year giving you another year of new opportunities to fulfill your visions. Each year as your birth date arrives, it's a time to re-evaluate your life and what you have accomplished. Have you been living a life that you are proud of or are you still questioning whether you are living a life of purpose? Either way, as your birth date draws near, you have an opportunity to make the changes that you need to become the person you'd like to be. Nothing stays the same and neither do you. You are not the same person you were a year ago nor will you be the same next year. You can either let life lead you away from your path or you can take control of your journey and let the universe lead your way. This year, your birth date will be the beginning of life long changes that will affect you and those around you. We are all intertwined in each others' lives, so when one is affected it affects us all. This is a year that all is possible but change must happen first. Since your birth date is a day that most are open to change, this will be the time when all is possible. Celebrate this time when fortune smiles upon you. Today is a new beginning. All things are moving forward as you celebrate your birth date. You are one of many that will come together to help others in time of need. Your birth date is a memorable moment in your life.
  We are all as beautiful as a budding protea flower...
(All I know is that today is the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I don't know how or why but things will be different from what I know to be true. Isn't that the way it should be as we all celebrate our birth dates. Every year we should look forward to the coming year with antcipication that this year will bring new opportunities to become better and more compassionate beings. If we assumed that everything would be the same as in past years then how will we be able to open ourselves to new opportunities. So that's why I know to be true, that all is possible this coming year.)