The Best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.- Abraham Lincoln
When times are good we want to pause those moments and relish in it in slow mode. Like watching our children as they grow.
When times are bad we want to fast forward time so the pain and suffering ends & we can focus on the better things in life.
When times are uncertain (not bad or good), that's the time to reflect, pause and appreciate the gift of time. Know that every choice you make is a blessing and a doorway for your mind to create.
Where are you now? How do you spend your time?
Our children are the passengers in our life. Make it a great ride, take it slow, enjoy the journey, see what they see, point out the things they don't, take the turns with grace, smooth over the bumps, laugh at the unexpected ,honor & respect their machine and teach them how to drive on their own each day.
Once you genuinely practice equanimity in your life where you have comfort pausing in moments of thought, reflecting in moments of decision and owning moments of intention which leads towards a reaction of processed thought, that is when the practice of gratitude initiates.
Our focus becomes pure and unwavering, focused and passionate. We are able to find the beauty in the world around us. The dull becomes bright, the dim becomes light, the struggles become welcome, the growth becomes limitless, the journey becomes profoundly filled with epiphanies and joy.
It is from there we create a life most can only dream of. Here's a little read about gratitude. Yet another thing WE CAN control in our life. Aka the cool aid!
Where we are going we may not know, where we are we may not stay, where we were we may not judge because WHO we become can start right now!
Living life to love it or loving life to live it? Which one are you? Take the time to reflect cause it is in our mind that creates the world around us. Yes, you can live all your dreams out loud and proud...you must learn how to believe that that is what is intended for you and all that you deserve.
Too often we as mothers become unbalanced and giving of ourselves beyond the empty line. A car running on fumes not only can't run but also can cause the operating system damage. Don't wait until you're up against that empty line. Recharge yourself daily with little nuggets and inspiration that can help you refuel yourself.
We may not always be able to go for a run or bang out a workout every single day, but we can certainly find moments in them to give back to ourselves. Here are 5 tips:
1- Follow people on twitter that inspire you and wake up to find their messages planting a morning seed.
2-Download a book that may not be read cover to cover in one moment, but one that will give you ways to stop and reflect after a chapter.
3-Keep a gratitude journal. I like to use an app on my phone since I'm more of a techie.
4-Print out inspiring quotes and keep them on your fridge as simple reminders to read one a day.
5-Find comfort in discomfort. So when you find yourself doing something that tests your patience, try to define it differently. For example, when I'm pumping gas (yes, it is just never fast enough for me), I say this is "gas pumping meditation". On a long line "on line meditation". In traffic, "sitting in traffic meditation". Get it? Now try it!
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Good morning! I get my most creative self in the morning so here I am blogging at 4am. After my inspired morning reads and nuggets of thoughts, here is what came out of me. If u don't get me, then just play along. :))
Imagine what it must feel like to know you have exactly everything, enough, forever, never to be taken away or damaged! When you no longer need to search or feel like any need goes unfulfilled. What now? Smile, breathe, be grateful and share the lessons so others can join you someday! Awaken to being ALIVE!
"it is our actions that define us"
We are given opportunities many times in our life to lift our eyes open and take notice to the choices we've made or have not made. These are the times I call game changers. When you are able to step up to the challenge and be the person you are meant to be. It's the unknown fork in the road that becomes apparently clear.
They are the moments, experiences, conversations, opportunities, tests, etc. G-d's tests or the universe giving you a sign. These are all gifts for you to see and act on exactly how you feel.
How you choose to react can set your future path. All credibility is either established or removed from that day forward. It is living our truth! No one to judge but ourselves. No one to be more mindful of than ourselves, our inner voice, our consciousness, our truth.
It is in that very moment when we have to recognize "here it is", and the time is now. As it is happening, we must sharpen ourselves, become our best selves, and pause in the emotion truth to honor ourselves and filter through the multiple choices we can take as our next step. It is also the power of equanimity. The ability to take note of our natural responsive state of mind before choosing to taking any action.
The power of choice is within us all, the gift of having game changing moments in our lives are those that help us define who we are, we we want to be, and the life we truly want to live without needing to negotiate ourselves.
Are you paying attention to those game changers in your life? Can you remember the last one and how it all happened? Did you notice how you responded vs how you reacted? What served you well? What would you have done differently and do you notice any patterns you'd like to reinforce or break?
"Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you." - Aldous Huxley
Move forward, own and embrace the positive changes towards a life of abundance.
Closing the door behind us is hard, but without doing so we are trapped by our past and unable to move forward in life.
It's time to own your right to live in bliss and not look back even if it means having to shake people out of your life that no longer serve you or your effort towards those positive changes. Our past educates us and does not define us. Those who truly love you will want you to be happy. Make your regrets your lessons toward victory and they will no longer feel like regrets.
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear". - Buddha
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