Archive for March 2016
When you are unclear about what you really want, you are likely to meet with frustration. Be aware that frustration is quite keen at keeping its appointments. It will continue to meet with you until you have made a clear assessment of what you really want.
What you “really” want is the key here. It is not what you have some general idea about or what someone else wants for you. It is a very lucid and focused realization of what your mind, body, and soul require for a life of fulfillment.
What do you really want?
When an actor or a musician develops her skills and learns her repertoire, she repeats the work over and over. This is done for two reasons: 1. Memorization is taking place and 2. The skill is being perfected.
In order to prepare for a test, a presentation, or a performance, one has to learn the material and be able to demonstrate competence. This can only happen through repetition.
To do the same thing repeatedly may not seem very interesting, but it is very valuable when working toward a goal. It is the repetition that allows you to build on your foundation and create a great product.
When things go wrong in our lives, it is easy for us to put the blame on others. We condemn our parents, teachers, government, or workplace 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 you 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 breathe and meditate.
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 affect 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.