Archive for July 2013
When things go wrong in our lives, it is easy for us to put the blame on others. We condemn our parents, teachers, government for what they did or did not do. We place responsibility on natural, celestial, or divine forces.
Certainly, outside influences have an effect on us. However, how we handle these influences is our own choice. When we take responsibility for ourselves, we get much better results.
When we are upset, stressed-out, or overwhelmed by the challenges of life it is natural to want to run away or hide somewhere for a while. This is your mind and body’s way of seeking time out and the space to find balance and clarity. We instinctually need to gain homeostasis.
Most of us have not been taught the benefits of handling stress and discomfort by giving ourselves positive ways to retreat. Because of this, many people feel immobilized and go into a state of inertia. While this allows you to get some rest, it is not the best approach.
Consider healthy, positive, productive ways to give yourself time out. Go for a walk, take a shower, read a book, or sit and breath and meditate.
When asked what we know, we often short change ourselves with the answers. Most of us think we do not know as much as we actually do.
This also applies to our sets of skills. Often, we do not recognize how much we are capable of doing. Because of this, we are willing to put up with less than what we deserve.
Everyone has talents, skills, abilities, and a certain level of knowledge. Make an honest and thorough assessment of what you know and can do. And then put that understanding to the best possible use.
When seeds are scattered haphazardly, chances are that very few of them grow. When they are planted carefully and tended to with great attention, they will grow and blossom and come to fruition.
This is a metaphor for the tasks of life. Doing things aimlessly serves little purpose. Acting with concentration and intention creates results.
Use your precious potential wisely and you will reap the rewards.
When you look at the world, you see a reflection of collective human energies. When you look at your own world, you see a reflection of your own energies.
We live both within a realm of mass creation and a realm of our own creation. These two entities interact and effect each other, and each one reflects its own aura.
Most of us are mirrors of the collective world. But we do not have to be. We have the choice to create a different picture.
Be a reflection of your own making.
Organizing your life rests on a balance of both internal and external factors. To achieve organization, you have to be ordered inside as well as outside.
Your psychology effects your environment, and your environment effects your psychology. In your efforts to bring order to your surroundings, you must also bring order to your mind.
In this way, you will truly be organized.
When making a decision, it is always best to make a wise decision. Such choices stem from listening to your higher self, not the more base part of yourself.
The base part of yourself says, “I need. I want. I cannot wait.” Your higher self says, ‘I think. I meditate. I wait.”
Wisdom is not only achieved by experience and maturity. It is also realized through patience and understanding.