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!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Finding What You Seek

There are days when you may wonder why the Universe has placed certain people around you. They are not who you would normally choose to walk with you on your journey. In fact, it seems as if the Universe went out of it’s way to find people that are your complete opposite. Whether it’s that one person who is the bane of your existence or a few that seem to challenge your every word. If there is a lesson in this, you just aren’t connecting the dots. Being self centered to a degree, there may be a little feeling sorry for yourself right now. But what if it’s not all about you. Could it be that these people are in your life at this moment because of what you can share with them? Although you may deny it, you too are a guiding light for many. No one is perfect, so we are here to teach each other what the other lacks. So instead of feeling out of sorts, take up the challenge that the Universe has given you. As others learn from what you offer, you will learn from those that have what your own spirit seeks. 
You may find what you seek during quiet reflection…

Monday, July 20, 2015

Believe In Your Dreams

What are you asking for? We hear your whispers but even then you don’t sound very sure. We understand that it is frustrating because you been trying so hard to say the right things, but in the end it’s not quite what you mean. Have you ever wondered why it’s so difficult asking for what you want? You’ve been working hard to reach your goals, but sometimes what you’re asking for doesn’t have anything to do with that. Sometimes what you truly want is something you’ve never thought you could attain. And yet you still question yourself whether what you want is worth asking for? It’s as if you have judged yourself and found yourself to be lacking. Don’t you know, whether you say the words out loud or not, we still hear you. For it’s not the words that are important, it’s the spirit in which you share your dreams with us that resonates so strongly. Know that we support your journey and what your heart desires. Have faith that all will come to you as you have dreamed it will be.
Sometimes you don’t always have to question, just appreciate what you see…
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Release What Doesn't Belong

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and start cleaning. You’ve had the urge to do something new, but you’ve hesitated for a while. But the feeling that something is coming around the corner is stronger and stronger. As things begin to appear in your life, you will need to release what you’ve held on so tightly to. So think about all the things going on in your life, what have you outgrown or doesn’t fit as well as it did in the past. You’ve tended to collect things but have forgotten why you’ve kept it in the first place. Maybe you can pass it on to someone else who needs it in their life. There is a time for everything and now is the time for major cleaning. Know that as you slowly let go, other things that now belong in your life will quickly come to you. What an exciting time for you!
It’s time for planting…

Monday, July 13, 2015

Finding Your Angels During Tough Times

Although it seems that you are the only one that goes through tough times, know that we all have had similar experiences. It’s difficult to imagine that anyone but ourselves can feel the same pain and frustration as you have. No matter how much you want to share what you are going through, it’s hard to explain. There is a feeling of hopelessness and being overwhelmed. It’s like being caught in a crazy wave and being tossed around so that you don’t know which way is up or down. How can you swim to the surface when you don’t even know where it is? Even those close to you may not even realize how deeply you are affected with what is going on. But it’s with the help of these special angels that you are able to eventually surface and catch your breath. It doesn’t matter if they understand what you are going through.What is important is that they are there to support you when you need it most. Remember tough times will come and go, so send a note of thanks to those who stand by you no matter what, for they are an important part of the foundation which you stand upon.
Cari - Hana waves crashing crazy
There is calm after the storm…

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Structured Creativity

Sometimes it’s frustrating when you’re not able to get in touch with your creativity side. You’re at a loss at how to find the flow of ideas that once came so easily. You’ve tried to empty your mind, but all your worries of the day have a way of slowly creeping back in. Finding a place to find your inspiration is more difficult than you thought. In fact, who would think that artists being free spirited people would have such a hard time discovering their creative muse. But you’d be surprised that although they present themselves to be undisciplined about their work, they may be one of the most organized people. Being creative takes discipline, patience, and a commitment to your passion. So by following the path which calls to you and is structured in a way that only you would understand, you will find the creative inspiration you seek.
Finding creativity where ever you find yourself…

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Doing What Is Right

What if there was no Universal Plan overseeing what you are doing in life? No guiding spirits to help you on your journey. No messages that whisper words of wisdom in your ears. What if from this moment you are on your own? You would be responsible for your own actions. Maneuvering through life’s complicated mazes, not knowing if you are headed in the right direction. Questioning whether the choices you are making are the right ones to get you to where you want to be. For some of us that’s what we are feeling right now. When we begin to believe that we are standing alone and there is nothing to help us on our journey, then we truly are alone. No matter how you are feeling, whether  you believe that there is a Universal plan, spirit guides or loved ones who have passed on that are watching over you or not you still have control of doing what is right not only for yourself but others. It’s great to have the support of others, but the responsibility of your actions lay on you alone.
Where would we be if we trusted our instincts…

Friday, July 10, 2015

Keeping Your Promises

Promises made but so easily forgotten. At that moment, you had every intention of keeping them. In fact, it was part of deal you made with the Universe. If you do this, I promise that I will… Whatever you promised you meant it with all your heart. It was made with the best intentions. Although you may have forgotten what you committed yourself to do, the Universe remembers. But it’s like reflecting on the actions of a child. Children in the midst of chaos and trouble make all kinds of promises to their parents. They will clean their rooms every day till the day they die. They will eat all their vegetables, even if they throw up. They will try really hard in school, even if their teacher doesn’t like them. Whatever they promise, their parents look upon them with love and patience. That’s how the Universe looks upon us. It understands that when you make your promises, you truly mean it with your whole being and that’s what counts. No one is holding you to your promises, so don’t be so hard on yourself. The Universe will continue to help and support you on your journey, no matter what promises you make. Just be kind and compassionate to yourself and to others and you will be on your way tp keeping your promises.
I promised that I would try different foods this year…

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Be True To Yourself

We are to remind you to stay true to what you believe. Do not be swayed into thinking that what others tell you is the truth. It may be what guides them in their lives, but you are all unique and what is good for them may not be for you. You spend your time comparing yourself to others and come up short every time. It’s not that you are less than anyone else but you are not measuring yourself with the correct ruler. If this is how you measure your worth than you with never see your true value. We are here to tell you that you are strong and can withstand all that seems to overwhelm you. Know that we stand with you. You think that you need to lean on others for support but it’s time to find the courage that is within you.There will be times of self doubt, but that is only natural. Questioning your abilities is part of getting to know the person you are becoming. So stand strong and be confident as you journey on the path that was meant for only you.
We are closer than you think…

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Let Me Wander About

Let me wander around for just a bit. It’s okay if I get lose my direction for I may find what I need along the way. I’ve been on a planned course for all my life that getting lost seems just what I need. Sometimes knowing where I am every step of the way doesn’t always work. I feel like I’m missing something but I’m not sure what it is. Maybe not having a plan is just the plan that will work. It seems the more sure I am of where I am going, the more I lose some of my creativity along the way. Finding new paths to walk may inspire me to see things from a different perspective. It’s time to put aside the plans I have and begin exploring what is waiting for me to discover.
I really should learn how to swim…

Monday, July 6, 2015

Are You The Friend That I Seek?

Although you consider yourself to be independent, there are moments in life when you could use a friend. Someone you trust who has been there for you. Someone who lends their support without question. It’s not that you don’t have the inner strength to stand on your own, but there are times when you need someone to lean on. You’ve been working hard to keep yourself afloat, but lately you seem to be drifting. You know yourself well enough to know that it’s time to ask for help from these special people who will rally behind you. Being a friend is so much more than sharing laughter and good times, it’s being there for each other especially weathering through the most of trying times. Think about it, Would you be that person someone would call if they are troubled and in pain? Would you be the friend that they seek?
Walk with me…

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Owning Your Destiny

Do you ever wonder if you are where you are meant to be? Sometimes life gets so difficult that you question if you are fighting a losing battle. But you’ve had the same dream recently where you are doing what makes you happy and you are at peace. In fact although it’s only a dream, you awake feeling that there will be a time when everything will come together for you and you will be where you belong. But when the universe works in your favor and you are placed in that very place that you dreamed about, you are filled with self doubt. All your fears come rushing back. You freeze. Dreaming about who you are meant to be is one thing but having the opportunity to actually change your life around is scarier than you thought. It’s time to own your destiny and stop hiding behind your dreams. This is a year to realize all that you’ve been wishing for. 
Chairs under the tree
Watching the sunset is where I want to be…

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Celebrating Your Independence

Today is a day when we gather with friends and family to celebrate our country’s independence. But what does this holiday mean to you? Besides being excited about the firework display and going to a barbecue, what are you celebrating? What does it mean to be independent, not only as a country but as an individual? When you think about how many things you take for granted, you’d be amazed at how much freedom you actually have and the opportunities that are available to you. So when you go about your daily life, grumbling that you don’t have a choice to do what you want to do, know that you have choices, but may not be ready to make them. Like our country, your independence doesn’t come easily. It may be difficult to attain and harder yet to maintain, but with persistence and commitment on your part you can achieve all that you seek. So celebrate our country’s independence day as well as your freedom to be whoever you are meant to be. 
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Take Control Of Your Life

Have you ever been upset with someone that it left you exhausted? You may have even forgotten the initial reason that started this rampage. Whether you share what you feel with someone else or keep it within, your days seem to be ruined. There is no room for creative thought or helping others because it takes everything you have to generate what you are feeling. But enough is enough, it’s time to move on. Whatever it was that got you upset has passed and now it’s up to you to decide what you are going to do. Take back the control you’ve given this other person and begin living your life again. Every day that you wake up, it’s up to you to decide what kind of day you’ll have. It’s time to be happy again and enjoy the life you’ve been blessed with.
Quinn - walea walkway
Don’t waste such a beautiful day…

Thursday, July 2, 2015

In One Of Your Moods

Instead of getting upset with everyone around you because you’re feeling irritable, rail it in. Sure there are those who are doing things that irritate you, but is it them or is it you?. It’s easier to find fault in everyone then it is to acknowledge that at this moment everything bothers you. So let’s give everyone a break and back it up for a while. It’s okay to be grouchy and mad at the world but not when it’s hurting everyone around you. Do what you need to do to cool off. Take a break from your daily schedule and do something special for yourself. And when you’ve calmed down, apologize to those you’ve offended and let them know how much you appreciate them. You don’t have to be perfect all the time, but be careful that you don’t hurt anyone along the way.
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Finding a quiet spot to relax may be the solution you need…

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Power Of Being Alone

When you‘ve never done things by yourself, it’s pretty scary being on your own. You’ve never had to stand alone because someone has always been by your side.But it’s been a long time coming that you find the strength within you that has laid dormant. There has never been a reason for you to push yourself to be the best that you can be. Depending on others, you lacked the effort to seek your potential. But now  it’s time to find what it’ll take for you to survive and be the person you’ve always were meant to be. Know that there is power by being alone.
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By learning about other cultures, we learn about ourselves…

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It's Time To Start Exploring

Why do you think people that you are close to get nervous when you start making changes? At this point it may not matter that others understand the purpose of your actions. As long as you are clear as to why you are doing what you are doing and it’s not doing harm to anyone then go ahead move forward. Sometimes in life, what you’ve been doing isn’t working for you anymore. You might not know what is the next step, but you are clear that  it’s time to make some changes. Have fun while you explore what’s out there. You are not the same person you were yesterday, so don’t try to be someone you were but be someone you are meant to be.
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Even the seasons don’t stay the same…

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Power Of Your Dreams

There may come a day when you find yourself on top of the pile. You’ve achieved what you set out to do. You now have the skills and the experience to go much further than you ever thought you could. But now that you are where you want to be, take a moment to celebrate your achievements. Acknowledge the challenges that you’ve had to overcome and the hard work that was required. No matter what anyone says, no one but you knows what it took to get where you are. Sometimes the journey seemed long and never ending and on those days that your dream took a back seat to other priorities, you always brought it back and kept moving forward. Never underestimate the power of your dreams. 
Quinn - wailea water sunset
Inspiration for my dreams…

Sunday, June 28, 2015

It's Time To Make Your Dreams Come True

If you knew that in order to make your wishes come true, you would have to be the one to initiate them. You know what you want in life and it’s been easier to talk about it then to actually do anything. It’s safer to dream about something than to change the way things are. Whether you are happy or not with the way things are at this time, you know what to expect and in some way keeping the status quo seems so much easier. But what if you allow yourself permission to see what’s outside your comfort zone. To do something that not only challenges you but will change your life as you know it. You’ll never know until you do something different from what you’re doing now. It’s time to make your move for your dreams are waiting to become a reality. They are not as crazy as you think.
It’s time to make my wishes come true…

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Coming From The Heart

When you are in doubt, put aside decision making for another time. There is something within in you that urges you to make decision whether you are ready or not. You put pressure on yourself to know everything at all times but that isn’t how it works. You can go back and forth questioning yourself. Do you have all the information you need to make the right decision? Probably not. In fact, you may never have all you need to feel 100% sure. But what you will have sooner or later, is doing what feels right for you. It may not be what others would decide to do, but for you this works. So being undecided is actually a good thing. Going back and forth doesn’t make you any less capable but it does give you enough time to make a decision that comes from the heart. 
Listening to the advice of others can be exhausting…

Friday, June 26, 2015

What It Is To Be Blessed?

You are so fortunate to be blessed in life. For many you take what you have for granted and spend too much of your time grumbling about things you feel entitled to have. You have gotten used to having so much in life that having less doesn’t seem fair. But if you stopped to think about, how much could you live without and still be at peace. If you were to take away half of what you had, what would your life be like? Would you still feel as blessed as you are at this moment? Holding on so tight to the things you’ve acquired is pointless. Material things will come and go in your life. Appreciate and be thankful that you are surrounded by those who love and care for you. For there is no doubt that you could have more in life, but remember what you truly need in order to be balanced in your mind, body, and spirit.
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Sometimes our light burns out much too quickly…

Thursday, June 25, 2015

It's All About The TIming

Sometimes when you’re not sure what to do, don’t do anything. This may seem to be the simplest solution but the most difficult to follow through. It’s in our nature to take action even if we aren’t quite sure what the plan is. It would make sense that moving instead of standing still would make us feel better, but the consequences of our actions may not be the most productive. In fact, by acting out of frustration we may be doing more harm than not. It’s usually our intuitive side that gives us the directive to stand down. By being still and observant, we can gain so much more information than running around without a clue as to what to do next. So as difficult as it may be, stay calm, assess the situation, then create a plan that will work for you when the timing is right. Where you are at in this moment is the perfect place to be.
It’s worth getting up early to see the sunrise…

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sharing Our Strength

Our intentions always seem to be at their best when everything is going great in life. It’s easier for us to be compassionate, respectful, forgiving, and patient when we are at peace with ourselves. We even tend to be more tolerant of other’s when our life is balanced. Our thoughts are positive and clear of judgment when there is nothing weighing on our minds at that moment. So what becomes of our good nature when our life turns upside down? It’s not that our intentions become any less genuine, but we may be less inclined to help others. Knowing that life will not always be kind to us, we shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves when we find that we are not as empathetic as we usually are. It’s times such as these, that we ourselves are in need of a compassionate spirit that will listen to us respectfully, forgive us when our words and actions may be hurtful, and to be patient with us as we go through difficult times. We are all here to share our strengths and to help each other through our weakest moments.
All paths are not meant to be easy…

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Releasing What Is Not Wanted

For many of us it is our nature to nurture others. To instinctively gravitate towards those who need our help. For the most part, it’s not in our plans but happens unexpectedly. We never know who is in need of help until we come upon them. And then we do what we can to help them through their pain. But when we open ourselves to help others, we are also open to receiving the less than positive energy that currently surrounds the other person. So remember although it is in our nature to care for others, it is equally important to release what is not ours. Cleansing ourselves of what burdens others, helps not only to protect ourselves but the others we help in the future. 
Being on the water helps to clear the mind…

Monday, June 22, 2015

Balancing Between Two Worlds

Sometimes it’s difficult to find time for yourself. You are so busy with your responsibilities and commitments that finding a moment to relax seems like a dream. It’s not that you don’t love what you are doing. It’s finding the balance between what you are doing for others and caring for yourself.  Both are equally important. So if you are trying to figure out which of these can use less of your time you probably won’t come up with an answer you’ll be satisfied with. Nurturing and supporting others helps you to learn patience and compassion. While taking a moment for yourself helps you gain clarity and perspective of where you are in life. Both are an important part of you who are. Balancing the two worlds will never be easy, but the rewards you will reap will be worth the effort.

It doesn’t matter where you go, traveling opens your mind…

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Out Of Your Comfort Zone

There is a reason that you seek what is comfortable to you. That which gives you peace and serenity helps you to keep your life in balance. Then why are we telling you that being uncomfortable every once and awhile is good for your mind, body, and spirit. You are a reflection of the life you have created. But no matter how much you work to keep balanced, life evolves. Bringing unexpected chaos through the situations you find yourself in and the people you meet. Become open to all that come your way. Look upon them not as a good or bad experiences, but as what is needed in your life at this time. For what you learn today will be what is needed tomorrow.

Challenge yourself to do what is out of your comfort zone, but have fun while doing it…

Monday, June 15, 2015

This Is Your Day

Sometimes life gets crazy so when you get a perfect day take advantage of it. On this day, everything flows according to your plans and opportunities are waiting for you around every corner. Days like these don’t come often, so don’t hesitate. It’s not like you to question, but you’ve lost your innocence and know that life isn’t always so kind. If you let yourself belief in all this good fortune it may be taken away as quickly as it came. But today is truly different, you are getting what you wanted so enjoy it while it is in your reach. Life is always evolving, so be open to whatever comes your way whether good or bad. It’s what you make of it that determines the person you are today. So let your heart sing out loud, for today is all about you.

Sean - crystal ball
This is your day…

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Living With The Pain

Why is it so difficult to release what gives us pain? Sometimes we don’t do what is best for us for fear of the unknown. Not knowing what will happen is scarier than living with what we are familiar with. It’s difficult to explain to others how a person can live with something that causes such a negative impact to their life, but it’s not for them to understand. Although acknowledging what hurts us is the first step in letting go, many may not be ready for even that initial step. For in identifying what is wrong, we begin to open wounds that have been long ignored. So we keep the door shut tightly for as long as we can and continue to pretend that all is well. It doesn’t matter what you decide to do for there is no right or wrong answer to this difficult situation. Pain has always played a part in our life, but it doesn’t have to be our existence.
Being alone may be the answer to living…

Monday, June 8, 2015

Finding Your Strength

Have you ever stopped to think where do you find the strength to overcome obstacles that come your way? You may have assumed that there is something deep within you that helps you in time of need. But what if your strength comes from places beyond yourself.  Think about the times when you needed help with a problem, who do you turn to help you through the tough times? It could have been that one person or multiple people that you would not hesitate to confide in because you know they will always be there for you. Your strength may also come from that special place that you go to find peace and clarity. So trust that whoever you turn to or wherever you go to seek balance, will help you to gather the strength you need to overcome the obstacles that come your way in life.
Finding strength in nature…

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Believing In What You Do

Keep moving forward no matter what obstacles are placed in your way. It’s easy to get discouraged or convince yourself that what you are doing wasn’t meant to be or that the Universe is trying to tell you something. But even if this were true there is something about what you are doing that is important. So instead of getting upset or frustrated that your plans aren’t going your way, be open to the idea that what comes out of the changes may actually improve your ideas in ways you could never imagine. Sometimes when you are forced to do the unexpected that is when true creativity begins.
Quinn - walea walkway
Sometimes your path is not so bad…

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Keeping In Touch

How many times do you hear yourself saying, “I really meant to call you”? Time passes by so quickly that we don’t realize how fast the days actually can fly. Although we really do mean to contact our loved ones, we get caught up with our busy life and soon forget. The relationships that we’ve developed over the years will continue for a lifetime, but they do need nurturing. Maybe not on a daily basis, but often enough to remind ourselves how important our loved ones mean to us. It’s amazing no matter how much time has gone by, seeing these people again feels as if time stood still. When you meet someone special it’s not only finding a friend for life, but a rejoining of spirits who knew each other over many lifetimes. So call, text, email, write a letter to those special people, rekindling friendships.
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Celebrating with friends and family…

Friday, June 5, 2015

We Are All So Unique

You are determined not to get caught up in other people’s chaos. But it’s natural for you to become involved when others come to you for help. Because you are so good at what you do, you may find that those who you help tend to take a back seat once you take over. It’s easy to release their problems to someone who they trust. So do you continue doing what you are doing or do you begin letting those that you care for discover the strength that lay within themselves. It’s time to show your support for them by empowering them to resolve their situations in ways that work for them. Remember everyone solves their problems in different ways. There is no right or wrong way, just ways that feels right for that person. We are all much stronger than we actually think we are.
Same class, same directions, different outcome…

Thursday, June 4, 2015

You Are Exactly Where You Belong

You don’t feel motivated today, in fact you may be in a slump. Feeling frustrated because this isn’t the way you normally feel. Nothing has changed except the way that you view life. Grey skies seem to be following you throughout the day. Times like these, it’s okay to give yourself a break. You’ve been moving so quickly that your spirit has to catch up with the fast pace you set for yourself. It’s time to slow down and enjoy life. Take a walk, instead of running to your next appointment. Make time to eat your meals leisurely, instead of eating while you work. Watch the sunrise and set, instead of doing busy work. It’s time to re-balance your mind, body, and spirit and bring back the sun into your life again.
It’s time to enjoy life…

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Welcome The Changes In Your Life

There are many that say they don’t welcome change with open arms. In fact, making changes in their life is often difficult. But it may not be the change itself that creates chaos, but how we react to what is occurring. Change is neither good or bad, we give it power when we assume the worst. There are times when we don’t even have all the information and we begin to fall apart. The world seems to have turned upside down and we’ve lost the control we’ve worked hard to attain. But what if, just what if things aren’t as bad as we make them out to be. And we remember that everything that happens and the people we meet are supposed to be. Will that make things better? Maybe, maybe not, but know that change will always be a part of our life. And if we react with the intention of making the best out of the unexpected turn of events, there may be a positive opportunity waiting for us. So the next time change comes around, welcome it like a long lost friend.
Just because I can’t swim or know how to fish, going out on a boat might be a new adventure…

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Dreams Are My Reality

Sometimes it seems better to put aside my dreams because it hurts too much keeping them alive in my heart. As time goes by the realities of life bear down on what now seems so fragile. But somewhere in my mind, I wonder if dreams are a place where my spirit safely creates my deepest desires where anything is possible. I’m not sure when it happened, but my dreams have become an integral part of who I am. At this point it’s not important whether they come to past or not because they eventually will help me to create the reality that comes from my heart. So if you want to know who I truly am, ask me what my dreams are.
Dreams can become reality…

Monday, June 1, 2015

I Am Not Perfect

I want to be grumpy today. I want to be able to be angry at the way my life is going. I want to be unsatisfied with who I am. Although these moment are few and far between, they exist when I am being the most honest with myself. It’s not that I don’t remember that I should be at my best but when life is as it is and I am feeling low, it’s difficult to remember all my blessings. I don’t need to be reminded of who I am because this is all of who I am. I am not perfect.To be where I am meant to be, I need accept myself as I am which includes my strengths as well as my weakness. I am only a reflection of what my life is becoming. As I continue on my path, I move on from my discontentment. It’s time again to clear the cloudy skies away and let the sun shine upon me once more.
Sometimes looking outward is very soothing…

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Being Okay With Where You Are At

Although everything may be going all right, there is a part of you that wonders what the future holds for you. These thoughts may be bothersome because you feel that you should be grateful for the blessings you have at this time. But it’s only human to think of what life will hold in the days to come. But knowing that tomorrow brings surprises that you could never anticipate, you feel you are at a point where you look forward to what will come. Believing that whatever comes your way and whoever you meet along your journey was meant to be and is an integral part in helping you fulfill your destiny.
Today, I am exactly where I am supposed to be…

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Remembering Your Dreams

No matter how well life is going for you, something still seems to be missing. You have been busy with meeting your commitments that you have forgotten the life you dreamed about having. Your excuse is that there just isn't enough time nor do you have the energy to do anything more. Life isn't as easy as you thought it would be. You wish someone had told you when you were younger that dreams don't come true unless you actively pursuing them. But now that you know this, how much do your dreams mean to you because if you truly believe in them, then you need to make them as important as any of your other commitments. And remind yourself on a daily basis that living your dream actually enhances who you are and how you interact with others. Remember your dreams are as much a part of you as what has been your reality.
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It doesn't matter when Spring comes, what's important is being in the moment...

Friday, May 29, 2015

Being A Part Of Your Community

No matter what you think, you do matter and what you do affects the community that you live in. Everyone has a different sense of what the word community means to them. It is defined so many different ways, but whatever it means to you know that you affect it’s very existence. Some of you may say that you are a private person and don’t really associate with anyone, but just being who you are directly impacts how your community evolves. We are a reflection of who we surround ourselves with and where we choose to live. Even if you don’t feel close to those around you, there are still many who feel that you are part of their community. Know that a community needs nurturing and love just like all living beings and you are an important part of that special relationship.

ala moana sunset
Our communities are part of who we are…

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Every Journey Is Unique

There are those few who know exactly what they want out of life and are journeying on a straight and narrow path. Then there are those who we find wandering along the way looking for their passion in life. It’s not that they haven’t come across what gives them joy, but whatever it was it didn’t last very long. When looking at the two different groups, we may hold judgment over either one. We would think more positively towards whatever group holds similar ideals as we do. The other group we would have difficulty identifying with.  But what group do you fall in and how do you view your own journey, positively or negatively. In the long run, it doesn’t matter which group you feel more comfortable with because it really is your experience on your journey that is important. Whether you know exactly what you want out of life and head straight for it or change your mind constantly as to what your passion is. Everyone is unique and all journeys should be valued and respected. It’s what comes out of the journey that is important. So follow whatever path that gives you joy.
moks twilight
Take me away for just a moment…

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

There Is Purpose For Us All

There are times that you question where you are because of all the negative people that surround you. You are working so hard learning to be patient and to respect others for who they are, but it seems as if you are being challenged every day. You try to rationalize why people act the way they do but you don’t seem to come up with an answer. It’s doesn’t make sense why people would want to live their lives making life miserable for others and themselves. When this situation happens in your life, know that you are so blessed to be around people who are teaching you to have the courage to be who you are striving to be. Thank them (in your mind) for they are only doing the job that the Universe has asked them to do. No one said it would be easy becoming a compassionate spirit.
You never know when you are going to get help…

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Unpredictable Life

No matter how life is treating you at the moment, trust that you can overcome any obstacle placed in your way. You may not have the easiest time resolving all the problems that are presented to you, but you will eventually work it out the way that is best for you. It’s not about believing that everything will turn out exactly the way you want it to, but knowing that things turn out the way they are supposed to. It may not be important that you understand why life is the way it is. But trusting that whatever the outcome turns out to be, it was part of your plan, which will change many times throughout your lifetime. Know that not only your blessings made you who you are today, but the hardships you encountered helped to refine you and give you character that makes you so unique. Life is unpredictable sometimes, but trust that as crazy as it has been it has created and is still creating the special person who you are and are becoming.
Misty Morning in Hawaii
Misty morning in Kailua…

Monday, May 25, 2015

Where Do You Want To Take Me?

I think it’s time for a change in my life. It’s not that I’m not busy doing what I need to do, but it feels like something is coming. When a feeling like this comes around, I have a tendency to want to prepare. But how do you prepare for something that you have no clue as to what is coming? Sometimes just knowing that a change in life will be happening is enough. It’s about being patient and flexible because change sometimes causes disruption in a person’s life until they are able to incorporate it into the life they are currently living. So knowing that changes are definately coming my way, I will open all the doors and welcome all that will take me to a place where I am meant to be.
You never know when the universe has something to say…

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Believing In Your Dreams

You have held your dreams so near to your heart that even those that are close to you may not know what you would like in life. It’s not that you don’t trust them, but what happens if your dreams don’t come true. Will that make you a failure or worse just a dreamer? It’s not that none of your dreams have come true, but some are just a collage of what you’d like your life to be. Now that life has gotten more involved, it’s difficult to imagine that what you have dreamed about can actually come to pass. But if you don’t believe in them, who will? Your dreams are a reflection of who you see yourself to be. Believing in your dreams is the first step in turning them into reality. 
If you can’t be there, then enjoy your memories…

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Contented To Be Where You Are

You have been working hard to build a life you have always imagined yourself to be living. But somehow you have gotten caught up with everyday responsibilities that your dreams have faded to the background. Your dreams may have dimmed a bit, but they still exist somewhere in the back of your mind. It only takes a picture or a clip in a movie to remind you of how you wanted life to be. How different is your life now from what you imagined it to be? For some of you, life is exactly that way you’ve always wanted it to be, but for those who are still not comfortable with the way things are, are you willing to make some adjustments? To change what is to what you would like it to be. Being contented to be where you are can be a reality, if you want it bad enough.
Sit for a while and enjoy where you are at the moment…

Friday, May 22, 2015

Letting Others Into Your Life

Sometimes it takes a stranger to give you the encouragement you need to move forward. Family and friends have heard your plans before and you aren’t sure how honest their responses will be because they come from a place of love. They may not always be as objective as you would like them to be because they don’t want to hurt your feelings. So asking for their opinion may not give you the results you intended. So in some cases it may be a better idea if you were to discuss your plans and ideas with someone you aren’t as familiar with. Whether their response is positive or negative, you’ll know that this person has no emotional ties to you so their feedback would be based only on the information you’ve shared with them. Although family and friends play an important role in your life, there is also a reason to include new people into your life. Remember we are all connected and are in need of one another in more ways than you can ever imagine.    
Even on the smallest of islands, they welcome movie theaters…