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!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Overcoming Obstacles

We tend to have a habit of going around obstacles that present themselves in our life. No matter how long it takes us, the easiest way seems to be the least stressful. How do we know that this way will be the best, when we haven't taken the time to explore any other option? We haven't even looked at what lay beyond because we assume that anything that is blocking our way must be avoided.What harm would befall us if we took some time to think before we take action? We may think that going around obstacles is the best choice for us, but it may not be the only choice available. Take the time to explore what lay ahead, for not all things in front of us are obstacles. Today, enjoy your life the way it is. Leave your worries till tomorrow, for tomorrow will soon come and you'll still be left with another worry.
One of the best things in life is walking on the beach in the early morning...
(I usually overthink things, so when I'm presented with an obstacle I normally barrel through it then realize at a later time what it really was. As a whole, I don't view things as obstacles but challenges. I guess it's all about perspectives. What I may look at as a game, someone else may find it a blocking point. When I think about it, what people fear must be a universal obstacle for everyone. I'm glad I barrel through or I might not do anything for fear of failure. Interesting.) 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Faith In What Is

We all have the ability to attain what our heart desires. So why do we struggle so on our journey. If we have what it takes to fulfill our dreams, then why is it so difficult to find what we are looking for. Trusting that our heart's desire is something that is part of our universal plan, then we need to believe that it will come within time. It may not be within the time that we would like, but as all things comes to pass so will this. Having faith in things that are beyond what we can see, is difficult but that is what faith is all about.  Today, do what makes you smile. If there is laughter and joy in your heart, then your spirit will shine bright.
 What does your heart desire...
(What I've wanted out of life has evolved so many times. Sometimes I've attained my goals and other times not, but I guess like everything else it's the journey that is the joy. And the journey continues.)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Your Life's Legacy

For most of us, we are too busy thinking about what we have to do today than worrying about the future. Our careers, finances, and family are some of the priorities that we are currently concentrating on. But what do we do once we've retired from our careers, established our financial goals, and our family now have families of their own. The time will come sooner than we thought possible that our elders have gone and we are now the elders. It's at this time that we reflect upon our lives. What will be our life's legacy? What mark will we leave upon this earth? Instead of waiting until our twilight years to ponder this question, begin today. Take a leap of faith and let your heart lead you on your path. Stop hiding behind your fears and break out of your habits. Live everyday, what you'd want your legacy to be.
For many, our culture is part of our legacy...
(I am saddened by the passing of one of my relatives. It's as if there has been a slow passing of the guards over the past few years. I feel as if my loved ones would be here forever. Although I know that they will always be with me in my heart, I still miss their physical presence. With this in mind, I wonder about my own legacy. Besides my children, I trust that my legacy will reflect how I lived my life. What is a legacy but what we extend ourselves for others.)

Monday, January 28, 2013

If I Could, I Would...

How many times have you said "If I could, I would..."?Just by making this statement, you question your ability to move forward. The " what if's" are only the first steps toward change, but if they are not followed by action, then they will be for naught. The possibilities of what could be will begin to pile up, until you soon forget the initial excitement you once had thinking about them. What was once so real that you made a statement "If I could, I would..." will soon be lost. Know that all of your possibilities can turn into reality, if you want them to be something more in your life. "If you can, then you will." Today, do something that you've never done before. No matter how old you may be, life is full of possibilities that can turn into opportunities. You just need to decide when you want them to be something more.
Sail with me into the sunset...
("If I could, I would..." is such a wonderful statement. To me, it personifies what a child would say. It's about sharing my secret dream with someone who I trust. It's knowing that I'm not making promises, only wishing what could be. It's about hoping that I have the courage and strength to see possibilities to fruition. It's about giving myself permission to tell the world my heart's desire. P - thank you for being the tool I needed to begin working on what has become my destiny.)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Day Of Appreciation

When we get caught up in our busy lives, we sometimes forget that there are things that we truly need to be appreciative of. We may not feel so appreciative when going through challenging times. But even when going through difficult moments, we are still blessed with the opportunity to make things better. On days like today, find meaning in your life. Having the opportunity to pursue your dreams and attain your desires, is something to be appreciative of. You are truly blessed.

There is beauty to be seen on our journey...
((I have so much to be appreciative for. Sometimes I too get caught up with the dramas in my life, but then I step back and I see all that I'm grateful for. It is my wish for everyone that they too see all that they are blessed with, for that's where our strengths lay.)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Choices You Make

You are never alone for you are connected to everyone. All of your actions and decisions are based on your experiences with someone else. But no matter how much we are interconnected, you are still who you are. People can affect you by their actions and words, but you are more than your body and mind. You are a strong spirit. You can only be responsible for what you do and your reactions to what others do and say. Understanding how we are all interconnected is the first step. But following that, is to know that no matter what happens around you, you have a choice to be who you want to be. Choose wisely. Today, be happy. Pray that all the ills of the world will be resolved and that we all can live in peace. One prayer can make all the difference in changing the world.
A sailor on a whaling ship in the 1800's...
(I understand the concept of being interconnected. This is not a new theory, but to say that I am who I am no matter what happens around me takes more thought. I'm very reactive, so to think that it has always been my choice as to how I respond to what is happening around me is interesting. It makes me think about all that is occuring now, every experience that I'm going through and conversation I participate in. I choose to be angry, happy, frustrated, contented. It doesn't matter for I am still me. How freeing to know I have a choice. S, R, Q - You are growing up to be such wonderful adults. I am so honored to be a part of your life, for all of you are here to change the lives of others.)

Friday, January 25, 2013

This To Shall Pass

There are times when we think that whatever we are going through will be with us forever or what seems to feel like forever. But know that all things shall pass. Nothing stays the same. There is movement in everything that we do. The universe is always evolving and this is reflected in our lives. Although it may seem as if the difficulty or confusion that we are going through stays around for awhile, but this is not the case. Even during these times, things change. The key is knowing that everything shall pass. Trusting that you have the ability to control your reactions to the situation, changes the situation itself. Not giving in to the chaos is the first step to moving forward. You are stronger than you realize and can move mountains if you want to. Believe in yourself and you will see how things will begin to change. Today, be in the moment. Whatever you are going through, know that you can overcome all by having faith that this to shall pass.
What a wonderful place to pass the time...
(I always wonder why when things are going so well that time goes by quickly and when things are chaotic, time stops. I understand that time is just my perception, but it's strange how we can manipulate it. I guess it's another test for me to be at peace within myself. If I am grounded than nothing, whether good or bad should shake me off my foundation. It also helps to know that all things shall pass.) 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I Am Like You

Although we are unique spirits, we are still so much alike. I may not have the same abilities as you, but we all want love and happiness in our life. Our experiences differ, yet we all want to successfully journey down our path with the least amount of harm. So when you think that you are all alone and that there is no one who would understand what you are going through, remember I am like you. Today, be at peace with who you are.
Let's play...
(Today, as I was listening to other people's stories, I realized how similar they sounded. I know that we are so different, yet we are the same. I don't feel so alone, when I know that others have gone through similar experiences. I know it's human nature to look for difference, but it's hard to overlook when we are also so much alike. It feels good knowing that there are others like me.)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Life Long Learning

It's okay not to know everything, for that is what your life journey is about. To be confident within yourself to be able to say that you'll never know all that there is to know. To continue to ask questions long after you leave school knowing that you may never learn the answers to all and some things in life are best left unanswered. You learn so many things about yourself from your experiences and interaction with others.You learn about life from being an active participant. Sometimes you may feel that you don't know enough when you compare yourself with someone else. That's when you need to remember that you are unique and that everyone learns differently. Life is about experiencing all that the universe has to offer you. Today, accept that you are a life long learner. You may not know the answers to everything, but you are getting to know a little more about who you are.
I don't know why but I find jellyfish so facinating...
(If I could, I would go to school forever. I love structured learning. I have to be clear on that because there is life learning. I think life lessons are so much harder than classroom studies. At least in the classroom, you are provided with a syllabus and there is an objective to what you are learning. In life, you have to guess what the lesson is. No one tells you anything. You have to go through the same experience over and over again till you get what the lesson was about or at least guess what it is.  At this time, I'm dealing with chronic pain. What is the lesson in that, but understanding that pain is what it is. It is not separate from me or my enemy, but it will be just another part of who I am forever more. As bad as it gets it can not touch my spirit. Remind me of this, when I'm going through an exceptional bad day.)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Life of Compassion

What is standing between you and living a life of compassion? We all have to make choices everyday as to how we want to live our lives. We may not be able to imagine what kind of life that would be because it seems so different from the life we are living right now. It may not be our fears that are keeping us from living a life of compassion but a misunderstanding of what it means to be compassionate. But you may be surprised that you are already living a life of compassion. Your love for the people that you care for is the purest expression of compassion. Today, continue to be just who you are. There is compassion in us all, if we following our hearts.
Compassion brings us all together...
(It's all about semantics. On the most basic level, I think everyone is compassionate. Sometimes when writing intuitively, words are brought up that make people uncomfortable because it brings us back to perfection. But I think living a simple life and taking care of the people I love is the best that I can do at this time.) 

Monday, January 21, 2013

We Are Not Perfect

Everyday we try to do the best we can and live with best intentions, but we are not perfect. It is not that we intend to do wrong or to hurt others, but it will eventually happen because we are human. In trying to do our best, we open ourselves to helping and caring for others. But even in our attempt to do that, we can only understand things from our perspective. Even as compassionate beings, we try to be open to all, but we do not know the answers to everything or know what to do in every situation. All we can do is the best we can, with the best of intentions. For it's not in perfection that we can live a better life, but in our love and compassion for others that our life will have more meaning. Today, let your heart be your guide. Sometimes you say or do things that others may not agree with, in those moments be still and reflect upon what has transpired. Knowing that you are not perfect, learn from your experiences and what others can teach you. Living life is part of our journey, not our destiny.
Imperfection is beautiful...
(I was reminded the other day that I'm not perfect. Writing this blog is not a reflection of who I am but what I inspire my life to be. Inspirational writing provides me with motivation of what life could be if only... Living a life of compassion, love and kindness, forgiveness, and joy is a life long commitment. This is a personal journey that I hope will help others, but it is not through living a life of perfection. S - thank you for reminding me of my imperfections. Sometimes I forget how interconnected we all are and the decisions I make impacts others. You are my heart.)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Opening Your Heart

You say that you're waiting for opportunities and you're wishing that this year will be a year of change. But are you ready to accept all that comes your way. With an open heart and a willing spirit, you will be able to weather whatever comes in your life. Although you may have been waiting awhile for good fortune and prosperity, how many of you are ready for the work and time that comes with it. By opening the doors to opportunity, you must be ready for your life to change. Change may not be comfortable because it's so different from what we know, but it is what is needed to move forward on your journey. You have the power to make all things happen, if you have the courage to accept all that comes along your journey. Today, trust that everything happens for a reason. By opening your spirit to all that surrounds you, you will be one with the universal energy that flows around us all.
Let's walk together on this journey...
(I'm not sure if I'm open to what my spirit may want me to do. Although I try to be open to the future and what comes my way but it's difficult when things become chaotic. Most times I am open to all, but when things get rough I tend to hunker down. That's the best I can do for now. It's a learning moment .)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

It's a Better Day

Everyday that you awake, know that it's going to be a better day than yesterday. For each morning, you have an opportunity to begin again, to make up for the mistakes, and to continue working towards your heart's desire. Although it is said to be in the moment and to do the best you can each day, at the end of the day you can't help but wonder about tomorrow. With hope in your heart, you wish for a better day. In keeping with your compassionate nature, everyday should be the gift you ask of the universe.  Today, is a better day. Don't waste the day grumbling about what has happened or what will happen. Use the day to bring about the change you want of yourself and your loved ones.
Let me walk amongst the trees...
(I can't help but think that tomorrow will be a better day. I have so much to do in one day, that knowing I have another day to continue makes me happy. I don't carry things along with me otherwise my journey would be slow. You can't carry too much baggage otherwise you won't have room for the things that you collect along the way. It doesn't take much for me to have a better day.)

Friday, January 18, 2013

You Are Not Alone

There may be times in your life when you feel as if you are alone. It may seem as if there is no one in the world who cares about you. If you had a wish it would be to be with someone you can share your life wih, a kindred spirit of sorts. It's not as if you are unable to stand alone, but there are moments when having someone to lean on would be comforting. If you were but to open your eyes, you will find that you are already surrounded by those who love and support you. Your need for comfort comes from your fear of being alone. You can overcome this fear by knowing that you are never alone. Today, be at peace with yourself.
We are never alone...
(Although I know that I can be alone, I will never be lonely because I know that there is always someone near that cares for me. Knowing this gives me comfort. Being at peace within myself, I can go anywhere and never be alone. A - I thought of you when I wrote this. You are truly loved by all. R - I'm going to miss you when you are gone. Talking to myself is not as fun as being with you. Who will watch the whales with me?)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Letting Others Be Who They Are

We judge others by our own expectations. Expecting no more or less than what we expect from ourselves, but is this fair to others. We are not seeing them for who they are but what we choose to see. We may miss what they have to offer when we have already prejudged their potential. If we were to let others be who they are, then we may be pleasantly surprised at the gifts they bring to the world. We are human to expect others to be like ourselves, but we are also compassionate beings to want the best for the people we love and care for. Today, let others be. Release them to be themselves and to live life with no expectations. It is your gift to yourself and to others, to be the best you can be and to let others do the same.
There is peace in the stillness...
(It's difficult not to have expectations in others. It's human nature to want to help others and want them to do well. But I set myself up for disappointment when others don't meet my expectations. I have to constantly remind myself that everyone is unique and they will reach their destiny in their own way. Seems to work for everyone, but my children. I need to work on this.)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Meaning Of Suffering

At some point in our lives, we experience suffering. It is a raw emotion that is difficult to describe because it's so personal. We all suffer differently. It is an experience that we may never forget because it stays deep within our spirit. We may question why suffering is so key to our growth. Why is it that we learn by what hurts us the most? Sometimes walking the path that is the most difficult, we become more compassionate beings. The meaning isn't in the suffering itself, but what we learn being without and coming out on the otherside into the light. Today, find the joy in pain. It may not be until after you've experience suffering that you can truly appreciate what you've been through. Know that we are all interconnected, if one suffers, the whole world suffers. There is a point where there can be peace with our suffering.
Find peace in suffering...
(Although it's a difficult concept to understand, I think I am beginning to wrap my mind around the idea of finding peace in suffering. If I am at peace within myself then whether I am in a state of suffering or not, I am still at peace. But if I am ill or my life is not balanced then suffering will only accentuate the negative. I guess that's why it's important to be grounded within oneself. It's not the suffering that is difficult, it's learning to appreciate and love one's self. I'm still in the process of putting all of these concepts together.)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What Is Real?

Whatever you experience in life is your reality. Many would say that there is only the here and now. But what if there is something more. Something that we can't see, hear, or touch. Something that is so deep within us that it's almost impossible to describe. It just is. So what is real? It's enough to say that our reality is what it is. Our reality. No more, no less. If your reality is what you experience in your daily life which includes that which is beyond your understanding than that is all that needs to be said. Just remember when all is said and done, there is no reason to defend what is real to anyone for it is only in your belief of what is true that matters. Today, find joy in your reality.
 It's the quiet voices that are heard over others...
(Sometimes I question what is reality. There are so many levels to life, that I wonder where am I functioning. Dealing with daily life can get pretty rough, but that is living at the most simplest level. Then there are times when I can say that I truly understand what the universe is all about. Those are times that I am usually alone and have time to just be. I think when I'm able to put all these levels together than that would be the perfect reality.)

Monday, January 14, 2013

What Is Your Next Step?

There are times in your life when you feel lost and discouraged. You are no longer sure of the path that you have been walking on. The path which was once so familiar now feels uncomfortable because there are so many stones in your way that you can't help but stumble. You question whether you should go forward on your quest or take a moment to reflect upon your journey. What should be your next step?Whatever you decide to do will be the right decision for you. There are no mistakes in the universe, this includes the choices that you make. Follow your heart when all is dark. You do not need your eyes to see where you are going, for it is the light that shines within you that guides your way. Today, just be. You do not have to make any plans or know what your future brings. It's enough to just be you.
Sometimes there are no words to describe the beauty we see...
(There are times when I'm not sure if I'm wearing the right shoes walking down my path. The road gets so rough that my feet hurt, then there are rocks that block my way so that I have to climb over them. I am never sure of the terrain until I'm walking over it. That's why I like to take life, day by day. So I can change my shoes when I need to and even go barefoot when the path gets smooth. It's challenging enough walking my own path, then it is to walk someone elses.)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Voices Unspoken

You are so lucky to have the freedom of speech. To be able to stand up and express your true feelings. Although there may be those who may try to stop you from speaking up, you need to remember how important this freedom is. Fear no one, including yourself in saying what you truly feel. For it is in the truth that we free ourselves from the binds that keep us from growing. There are also many others in the world, who are unable to speak for themselves. They feel as strongly as you, but are forbidden to speak. It is for these people, that you no longer can be silent. We live in a world where one voice can begin to make a difference for all. Today, speak up. Remember there is power in your voice. You can make a change, not only in your life but for many others throughout the universe.
Reflect before you speak...
(We are afraid to speak up for retaliation, but what happens in other countries is far worse than what can happen to us. Sometimes I wonder if I should speak up, but then I never thought of the others who don't have such an option. It is time for us all to consider speaking up for what we believe and to not fear whether others will agree or not. Speak up with discernment, respect, and graciousness then change will happen for us all.)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Stepping Outside Of Your Box

 When you limit yourself because of your fears, you prevent yourself from moving forward on your path. The excuses you tell yourself will soon become unbelievable even to you. There comes a time when your yearning to experience new opportunities will challenge your deepest fears. It may take stepping out of your box for you to see what you've been missing. The life you have been leading so far has been what you asked for. It has given you a place of shelter as you healed within, but now is the time for growing and learning. So take the challenge and push yourself beyond your fears. Today, step outside the box you've created. Now is not the itme to second guess yourself. It is wthin you to find all that you desire.
Be the one who leads...
(I am going to challenge myself by doing things that I've never done before. I will set aside my fears so that I can live a fuller life. There is no excuses that I can give to myself that makes sense. It's time to enjoy all that makes the world a unique and special place to be. R- I am looking forward to the whale watch tomorrow. I want to experience something new and exciting with you. Let's have fun!)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

It's The Real Thing

There is no do overs in life. Every action you take , every word you say, every thought that is inspired is the real thing. Life is not a dress rehearsal, where somewhere down the future you can fix the mistakes you’ve made. How many times at the end of the day, have you regretted  what you’ve done or said? Wishing you could take it all back and start again. No matter how much you want to go back and erase what has been done, there are no retakes. Many of us don’t realize the gift of life that we have been given. This is the real thing. You have an opportunity everyday to be joyful and live a life of miracles. Make every moment count. Today, do what makes you happy. There are so many things that could ruin your day, but why let them stop you from finding your joy. You are not meant to let other people’s negativity or fears control the direction of your life. Break free and find the real thing that will bring you back to the life you were meant to live.   
This is the real thing...
(I'm not sure what the real thing is, but I think that living life with the best intentions is the best anyone can do. And that is what I intend to do.)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Path Meant For You

Why do you insist on walking a path that was meant for another? Although it may seem much more interesting than the one you are currently on, you will find that on this unfamiliar path the road never seems to lead anywhere. A path that was not meant for you will have you walking in circles. For there is no beginning or end to a life with no purpose. If something works so well for another why wouldn't the same be said for you. No matter how much you follow what others do, it seems as if you always end up being disatisfied with the results you seek. It is time for you to stop following the path of others and trust that your own path will lead you to success. There is a path that was meant for you. Follow it and you will find the joy and happiness that you seek. Today, do something that you enjoy. Once you begin to believe in yourself, you will see your path in a different way. Know that it is as unique and special as you are.  
Where do you want to be in 2013...
(I don't think I've ever looked at anyone and said "I'd like to be that person". I am simple enough to understand that if my life is filled with ups and downs, why wouldn't that be the same for this other person. I'd like to say that I've always lived a fulfilled life, but I can't. I think the best I can say is that it's been interesting. Today is a different story, I can't imagine walking another's path because my life is now filled with daily miracles. S, R, Q, you are the miracles that make my life worthwhile.)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Dormant Dreams

Sometimes when you get caught up with your daily life, it seems as if your dreams get lost in the shuffle. Being so busy, you can't seem to recollect what your dreams were about. Although you try to remember, they remain vague and without meaning. They came so easily not too long ago, but that was before you were under so much stress and life was so chaotic. When all was right with the world, what you dreamed about came to pass. Life was dreaming about the impossible and trusting that all was possible. Dreams lay dormant until you are ready to believe in them again. Today, remember your dreams. For it's in your dreams that you find your purpose in life.
Dreams are all around us...
(It's time for me to believe in my dreams, but I'm not sure I have any at this time. Unless, what I see to be true are dreams, then that is what they are. To believe in what is coming and know that I am living my dream. All is right in my life. I am lucky to be where I am, for I am on my path.)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Standing Still

Sometimes when the world gets too crazy for you, it's best to just stand still. Being quiet for a moment is not avoiding the situation, rather it's taking the time to assess what is going on. You can either be swept away with what no longer makes sense or you can choose to sit on the side and watch the world go by. You won't lose anything by not participating, but may gain a better perspective of where you are on your journey. It may take standing still for you to rejuvenate your spirit, refresh your mind, and relax your body. Today, just breathe. Take care of yourself by doing what gives you peace. It's in the quiet moments that you learn more about yourself and what you are capable of.

We all relax in our own way...
(I find that when I'm still that's when I learn the most. There is purpose in being busy, but I don't tend to listen very well when I'm moving too quickly. This weekend, I was able to walk and spend time at the beach with my daughter. It's these quiet moments that make me feel at peace. I need to remember to make this a new habit to keep. Being at peace is the best place to be.)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Releasing Old Habits

As the year begins, think about the habits that have been keeping you from moving forward. Sometimes you hold on to what is comfortable that making changes is almost impossible. No matter how much you have tried in the past, they have stayed with you over the years. It's time to take a look at them and see if they are working for you or are they hindering your journey. If your habits have kept you where you are at, then release them. The first step may be difficult, but as you move forward you will find that it becomes easier. Releasing old habits may be the key to your success this year. Today, try something new. In changing your routine, you will find that there are more opportunities for you to experience. You can be the change that you seek in your dreams.
I'm blazing my own trail...
(No matter how much I move forward, I sometimes go back to the tried and true even if it is not good for me. I think it's about taking things day by day and not running to hide behind a bad habit. I can't make promises that I'll not return to where I shouldn't be, but if I do I don't stay there very long. I guess that's what matters.)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Sabotaging Life

Why is it that when everything seems to be going great something happens to turn it around? Although you may say that your journey brings the unexpected, how many times have your decisions directly affected the outcome of your goals. However subtle your actions are, your fears may hinder you on your path. You may not even be aware of what you are doing unless you take a moment to reflect back on previous missed opportunities. Acknowledging that you may be sabotaging your heart’s desire may be the first step in understanding how much power you have in manifesting your own destiny. If you truly believe that you can attain your goals, then let your actions and words reflect your affirmations. Turn yourself away from what is most comfortable for you and take a leap of faith. For what brings you comfort, may be setting back your plans of success. You can receive all that you wish for, if you believe you deserve it. Today, grant yourself a wish to attain one of your heart’s desire. Look forward to what will come and the doors of opportunity will open for you.
Life is beautiful...
(I don't think that I would do sabotaging very well because I'm not that smart. It takes alot of effort to interfere with goal setting once it's set in motion. There is too much unconscious thinking going on and I'm too lazy to think that hard. I know there is a lot of grey in this area, but sabotaging would hurt not only myself but others. It seems to high a price to pay and I'm not that rich. Living with good intentions is a high standard to set, but I hope to continue this lifestyle. A - Thank you so much for the picture. Tahoe is truly a beautiful place to play.)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

No Regrets

Life is too short to have regrets of what you have done. There is nothing you can do to go back and relive what you have experienced, but you can move forward with the best of intentions to do what your heart desires. There may be doubts in your mind as to where you are going this year, but trust that there are no wrong turns in life. Every moment in your life is planned, it's up to you to experience the opportunities that the universe has opened up for you. Don't fear the future, for it's there that you will find out what you truly want in life. Today, experience what life is all about. No more hiding from the unknown. Seek out the dreams you have sought for so long. This year is your time to discover all that is within you.

Sit for just a moment and breathe...

(It's easy enough to say live with no regrets, but I think that it's human nature to doubt what you've done. I often wonder if the path I've taken was the right one for me. When the  "what if's" begin, they don't seem to stop. Since I can't tell my future, I'll have to trust that I'm doing the right thing for now and hope for the best. I guess the bottom line is am I happy where I am at this moment. I can't say where I'll be tomorrow but for now the answer is yes, I am.)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Listening To Your Heart

Why is it that you listen to what others say even if you know in your heart what to do? Do you not trust yourself to do the right thing? Is it in your nature to doubt your judgment? If you wait for others to tell you what to do, you would be paralyzed for most of your life. No one truly knows you but yourself, for you only share a part of yourself to others. Others may have the best intentions, but they do not understand the path that you must walk. Even those who love and care for you will try to protect you from harm, which may not be the best decision for you. Getting hurt is part of the learning process in which your spirit grows. Be still and listen to what your heart is telling you, for you may be surprised at what comes to pass this year. Today, stand up for what you believe in and take a leap of faith. It’s time that you make a difference in the world.
Treat yourself to something special...
(Sometimes I question what my heart is telling me because I fear the consequences of my actions. My heart is much braver than I am. I trust the path that I am on and believe that my journey has purpose, but I'm not sure if my heart is on the same page. I think this needs a little more thought.)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Caring For Yourself

As always in the beginning of a new year, you reflect upon what you need. In most cases, health becomes an issue. Although your intentions are to take better care of yourself that promise is easily forgotten as the months go by. Why is it so difficult for you to care for yourself? Even those of you who have no problem in attaining what you want, have a challenge in taking a moment for yourself. Care for your body, mind, and spirit, as you continue on your journey to attain your heart's desire. Today, do something for yourself that will make you happy. What is it that makes you smile and feel good about yourself? Care for yourself, as you care for the people that you love.

A place for quiet reflection...
(The new year is a good time to re-evaluate my health, but I tend to do this on a daily basis. Living with a chronic illness, monitoring my health is an important part of my life. It's too bad that most us have to have an illness before we take better care of ourselves. But knowing all of this, taking care of myself becomes a part of who I am.)