Archive for July, 2013

Release the grip

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Is it possible that ultimate strength is actually demonstrated through the act of letting go?

It actually feels easier to tightly hold onto something than it does to release into the river of life and let the current take you wherever it goes.

If you explore the areas in your life where you tightly grip in the hopes of having things be a certain way, and consider what it would be like to let go and allow things to unfold, I believe you will see powerful strength in the form of faith, trust, and spirit is required.  Holding on is like trying to control your life from the outside in.  Letting go requires controlling yourself from the inside out.

Letting go can make you feel vulnerable with no walls for protection.  However, combined with your positive intentions and coordinating action steps, letting go allows your greatest good to unfold.  This is ultimate strength and fearless courage, knowing that you can handle whatever comes and are strong enough to hold your ground wherever the current of life’s river ride takes you.

Let go into your life’s journey, like a rollercoaster ride, throw up your hands, be present and fully engaged, scream, laugh, anticipate, celebrate, and enjoy the ups and downs, twists and turns.

 

Control

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Why is it easier to try to control the things we can’t, rather than being willing to control the things we can?

An illusion in life is that it is easier to control the things not in our control.  Whether it’s another person’s actions or decisions, or how we want something to happen, we often spend tons of energy and efforts into trying to direct such things.  However, this often leads to us feeling upset, unfulfilled, and negative.  It is unempowering because we are trying to exert power where we have none.  Ultimately, it is ourselves; our actions, our feelings, our language, and our thoughts, that we can control.

Start to put your energy and effort into what is within your control.  It is a worthy expenditure of your energy and efforts.  It will foster healthier relationships with others, and will cultivate a much better life experience for yourself.

Problems

Monday, July 15th, 2013

The very word “problem” has a negative connotation representing something bad.  Yet, many of our “problems” are really our opportunities.

It is much harder to grow, learn, and stretch ourselves when there are no challenges (potentially seen as problems) in our lives.  It is in the more difficult circumstances that we tend to uncover depths of our strength, resourcefulness of our spirit, and sharpness of our mind.
Yet if we feel we are dealing with a problem, the energy we bring to the situation tends to be negative and draining.

The next time you feel yourself struggling with something, rather than label it a problem, explore the opportunity it holds and watch as your energy, resolution, and overall experience becomes uplifted, along with your attitude.

Freedom

Monday, July 8th, 2013

When is the last time you felt truly free?

How expanded do you allow yourself to be?

Money is often associated with freedom, and indeed money definitely affords many freedoms in life.  However, money cannot give you the freedom of spirit that is experienced when you release into the moment, with no thoughts of the past or the future, no fears in the now, only appreciation of life’s gifts and all the love that you have to share with those around you when you freely and fully allow yourself to be expressed.

Money is not the key to unlock the joy of the soul.

Non-judgment, letting go of self-consciousness, and allowing yourself to shine in the colors that are you.  This is true freedom.

Feel free to be who you are.  This is a gift you can give to others than money cannot buy.

 

Complaining

Monday, July 1st, 2013

When you listen to the conversations you have with others, and even the ones you have with yourself, are you hearing yourself complaining or celebrating?

There are always things that don’t seem to be the way we think we want them to be, people who annoy us, or circumstances that we find ourselves in that we believe are unfair.  The more you repeat these things through complaining to yourself and others, the more you energize them, keeping them ever present and alive in your reality.

However, there are equally amazing and wonderful miracles that happen every day.  Often, these are the things we take for granted, expect, and therefore forget to even notice.  However, these are the things to repeat in discussion with yourself and others, for these are what we want more of in our lives.

If you’re unhappy with something, rather than complain about it, consider what you can do to make it better.  Then try to notice every occurence and step you take that is more in alignment with what you want, and congratulate yourself as you notice them.  As you hear yourself speaking words of encouragement and gratitude for what is as you want, or what is bringing you closer, you will find everything starts to improve around you.  Complaining is a passive aggressive way of taking no responsibility for your life.  Yet you are the only one who can change things.  Stop being passive, and aggressively start taking positive actions to make your life what you want it to be.