Month: June 2016

Daily Inspiration 6-30-16

“They say to, be yourself, 
as if one could actually do otherwise.” 

— Albert K. Strong 

I was thinking today of a local businessman. I’ve known him since 1980, and I’ve done business with him many times in the tens of thousands of dollars over the years. It’s been quite a while since I have been in his store or bought anything as I don’t have need of his products any more.

A word I might use to describe him is cantankerous. Some might say cranky, opinionated, negative too. But, I love him. I feel like I can see right through him to the part that he often hides. Do you know any people like that? How do you really feel about them?

I have no relationship with this person other than I respect what he’s done and appreciate how he’s been generous with me on purchases. He’s owned the same business longer than I’ve known him, so I appreciate his tenacity, especially in the business he’s in because I used to own one like his, and that is how we initially met.

The reason I mention this person is to expose the idea that no matter how gruff a person may choose to be on the outside, there is nothing but love on the inside. It may be many layers deep in there, but it is always there, because I believe that we are all the same in this, and we are all love underneath our individual personalities and appearance. And, when we have the interest, we can choose to see that within others, while at the same time allowing them to be how they choose to be.

He and I don’t see eye to eye on the business he’s in and many of the ideas that might surround it, but I respect his point of view while not agreeing with it. And, isn’t that so much of what love is?

I worked for a manager many years ago who said that no one ever met his expectations. He wanted people to be like he wanted them to be, and he was constantly disappointed that they didn’t live up to his expectations. This caused him all manner of disappointment, frustration, and anger. Where is the love in that? If he could have respected where others were while not agreeing with them, the resistance would have been lessened, or even released entirely, allowing him to see the love that is within all of us.

Back then, he was my nemesis. But, I was in a similar place in many ways. It was only after his passing, that I realized that I loved the man and respected his travels, as I learned to love and respect myself and my journey.

One of the most insightful and delightful quotes I’ve ever found is by Abraham Lincoln where he said, “I don’t like that man! I will have to get to know him better.” What a perfect point of view. We feel their difference, but we know that if we bother to look past it, we will find that which we all are made of.

Maybe next time we run into someone who is cranky, negative, seemingly mean-spirited, we could just accept them at face value: I don’t like that person. But, as so many of us stop there, let us take it to the next level: I will have to get to know them better. Maybe next time we run across a person like this, we will celebrate instead.

I See. I Release. I Allow. I Love. 

Spread Some Joy Today–by seeing that person the way they are, then releasing our resistance to them, allowing them to be as they choose to be without any need to agree with them, and then love them as they are knowing that deep inside, we are all one in the same.

Daily Inspiration 6-29-16

“Break a leg!” 

— Theatrical slang for Good Luck! 

I can’t tell you why, but strange, seemingly random thoughts pop into my head at will. Yesterday, the idom, break a leg! just popped into my mind, and then I immediately thought, no–break a chain! Okay, that was weird. But it felt perfect, so I went with it.

With flashbacks to the song, Unchain My Heart, I imagined how we have a tendency to chain ourselves to or to feel tied to someone, or something, or even an idea or belief, fear.

I like how Assata Shakur defines that: “People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”

I realize and understand that being chained to anything is a self-inflicted act, but even enlightened people may sometimes not be paying attention, and as Assata Shakur said so well, “people get used to anything,” even being chained up.

But, these chains–and I believe there can be many at the same time, can be broken. We, alone, have the power to break these chains. It is not something that anyone can do to help us, except perhaps to help us see them, and then just love us while we make the decision to break them one by one until we are feeling that glorious freedom of release.

Now, you might be the exception and have no chains that bind you. Fantastic. You can support a friend or loved one who does, as you would be a great example of that glorious freedom, and we lead best by example.

But, for the rest of us, including myself, I say that today is Break A Chain Day! Go out, or rather, go within, and break a chain today! Break a chain! Just one. Experience the feeling of the decision, and the action of breaking that chain. It might be a little chain, an easy one to break. Great. It doesn’t matter. The degree is only in our mind anyway. Celebrate that release. Rest in that release. Feel that joy, and the peace of mind. Yes! You did it.

Ready for another? Break that chain! Not ready for another? Pause, reflect on the one you took out, and live to decide and act another day. It’s all good. We are always in charge. Awareness is the key. Procrastination is okay for a while. Just remember the joy of the doing.

I hope you have only a few chains. We get so used to them that we don’t realize how many there are. But, we have the power and we can break one at a time and feel the relief of each one, delight in each decision, and celebrate each movement. I am committed to breaking at least one chain today. I have a list of them. I created them. I can break them. And I will relish the joy of doing just that.

One last thought. Sometimes, we might imagine that a chain is attached to us and that we are being held and that we need to break that chain. And, sometimes maybe the chain isn’t really attached to us, but we are simply holding on to it. In these cases, there is no need to break the chain, we simply need to let go of it. I think that once we see how this is true, we will realize that all the chains are being held by us and that they aren’t ever attached to us. We are attached to them.

Today Is Break A Chain Day. Break A Chain! 

Spread Some Joy Today–by unchaining that joy that comes standard in every human being. We think we should save it, but it is unlimited and is best expressed opulently.

Daily Inspiration 6-28-16

“Words are, of course, 
the most powerful drug 
used by mankind.” 

— Rudyard Kipling 

I think how we say something demonstrates how we feel about the subject. Often, through the days and weeks in our daily travels, we use a small and repetitive mix of words as we describe events, use small-talk, communicate to ourselves, and more. The choices of those words help to limit us in the depth and breadth of our world, or expands us into the Universe surrounding that world.

Consider how many times you might have used these words in the last 10 days:

Frustrated, anxious, angry, pissed off, hurt, stressed, impatient, irritated, nervous, overwhelmed, painful, oh shit, stupid ass, terrible, disgusting, lazy, jealous, embarrassed, exhausted, overloaded, okay, cool, happy, pretty good, fair to middlin’, glad.

Now, consider how many times and in how many ways you may have used these words:

marvelous, delightful, extravagant, luscious, inspiring, radiant, gleaming, centered, focused, perfect!, fantastic, fortunate, joyful, unstoppable, superb, amazed, tranquil, magical, yummy, exquisite, brilliant, awesome, fabulous, surprising, wonderful, captivating, enchanting, ravishing, engaging. 

Sometimes we want to have the feeling before we’ve had the thought, and the thought most often contains language, or words and phrases, and one of the more important things I’ve learned is that it is the thought that creates the feeling. It is the dog that wags the tail rather than the other way around, and our language has far more power than we think it does.

I’ve written several times about using better words in typically mundane conversation, such as in answering that silly question that people so often ask, “how are you today?” And, even though I might feel like slapping them for asking me that, it serves me better to give them something they haven’t got a clue how to deal with.

I could give them a really, really sad story of what has gone wrong, and in how many ways, but we all know they aren’t really that inquisitive or interested. But, I don’t want to give them the most boring and typical answer, “fine. how about you?” I might have to puke if I did that again.

So, I make stuff up that is short and see if I can shock them out of their stupor and engage their joy. I’ll say things like, “I’m off the chart today!” or “I don’t think it is even possible to feel any better!” or “I’m blessed all over!” or “I’m loving my life today, how about you?” or, “I’m supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”

But, it is much more than mundane conversations that can be improved. It is more our inner dialog than anything outside of us. Do you use any of the second batch of words above in your inner conversations? Try adding them on purpose and watch what happens. Search for more and more descriptive words that add magical and delightful flavors to your inner language fare. Get out the Thesaurus and have some fun. Do it with abandon. You’ll be charmed I think, and what you feel as a result will improve dramatically as the language inspires it to do so.

It’s not fair or practical to expect the feeling without considering the thought. And, it is the thought, and how it is expressed, that will create a more radiant feeling. What some more joy in your life? Change your vocabulary. As you change your vocabulary on things you see around you, interchanges with others, and more, you will experience a greater awareness of the good around and inside you, and spreading those thoughts and feelings with others, adding zest to their lives too. Be extravagant! 

And, by the way, you can have so much more fun with this in business, or at work. If there was ever a place this was needed, it is there.

I’m Feeling Opulent Right Now! It Is Heavenly! 

Spread Some Joy Today–by changing things up a bit. A little radicality or rascality is good. Have some fun!

Daily Inspiration 6-27-16

“Who’s in charge here?” 

— Common phrase 

But, I don’t need to ask, ‘who’s in charge here?’ because I know who’s in charge. Me.

Who’s in charge of what I feel? That would be me. Who’s in charge of what I think? Me again. Who’s in charge of what I see? Hmmmm, me. Who’s in charge of what I do? Me. Who’s in charge of my life experience? That would be me. I’m in charge of me. I’m in charge of all of that. All of it.

I had an interesting evening yesterday. You know I love movies, and the ones I really like, I like to see again and again. I watch at least one pretty much every evening; however, I’m picky. I want to laugh. I want to cry happy tears of triumph and joy. So I like romantic comedies best. Chick-flicks is what I think some call them. I must be soothing my inner chick. I like other movies too, but laughing and joyful tears are always the most satisfying.

Yesterday, after waiting for the movie, Joy to be released, and then waiting for it to cool off so Netflix would send it to me, it arrived. It’s purported to be a happy ending of overcoming the odds. But, about 15 minutes of it was all I could stand. The seriously dysfunctional family the heroine was involved with, even at an age normally gone and on her own was sheer torture for me to watch. Great actors played the parts, but their craziness took me places I didn’t want to go. It reminded me of some of my own family’s craziness which I escaped from finally at age 20. But, it was more than that.

To be fair, there were other factors in play. One of which was a book that I read the day before. I committed myself to finish it, but I could have easily put it down after about ten pages. And last evening, I found myself feeling crappy. It could have easily developed into a depressed state had I allowed that. And, I used to at one time. So, I went to bed a few hours early and let go of my consciousness for a while.

Why do I bother saying any of this? I say it to show who’s in charge. It wasn’t the movie or the book. It was me. The movie and the book were merely an influence and I chose how to be influenced, partly from some old memories, and partly from my desire for joy now. I was in charge of how I felt. I was in charge of what I was thinking. I was in charge of the remote control. I was in charge of paying attention, and also in charge of letting it go. I am in charge of what I see. I am in charge of what I do. I am in charge of my life experience and what I choose to experience, and what I choose to no longer experience. In other words, I am in charge of everything.

And, you know, I love being in charge, or rather, being aware that I am in charge. I love having accepted being in charge. I love periodically starting sentences, and even paragraphs with the word, ‘and.’ I love thwarting the naysayers from time to time, just for the fun of it. Much of my life was learning how to be in charge, when all along, I had the power already. It wasn’t until later that I realized this and accepted the charge.

I like how Abraham, Esther Hicks says it: “Once you are in control of the way you feel, you will enjoy it all: You will enjoy the sensation of your conscious awareness when you are not a vibrational match to your own desire–and you will enjoy the sensation of deliberately bringing yourself back into vibrational alignment with your desire.” That is exactly what I did last evening. I was out of alignment where my desire was not a vibrational match to what I was experiencing, and I purposely chose to regain my alignment. This morning, I am back in joy.

Moving In And Choosing The Rhythm In My Life. 

Spread Some Joy Today–by remembering that you are joy within. Allow it out as you desire, and spread it about by only experiencing your own.

Daily Inspiration 6-26-16

“Real love is unconditional love.” 

— David R. Hawkins 

David continues, “Unconditional love is a decision we make within ourselves. The process is one of intention and the decision to be a loving person. If I decide to love you, that is my inner decision. There is nothing the other person can do about it.” 

It amazes me how I continue to learn and grow. Sometimes new insights, or I might call them, clarifications, come to me at odd times. I might be saying something and hearing what I’m saying in a different way as if some of those things I’m saying are speaking back to me. This also happens when I am listening to another, or watching the birds in the courtyard. There is no predictor of the insight. It simply comes. And, I had one of those yesterday about unconditional love.

David R. Hawkins touches on it in another of his quotes: “On the level of acceptance, love is experienced as a stable state, a permanent condition of a relationship. The source of love is seen to be within ourselves, emanating from our own nature and reaching out to include others. In the state of desire, by contrast, we speak of being “in love,” as the source of happiness and love is thought to be outside of ourselves.”

Although he is comparing our perception of the source of love as being within us or outside of us, it is the first sentence of this quote, or rather, part of it, that resonated with what came to me yesterday. It is this: “. . . acceptance [is] love . . .”

Abraham, Esther Hicks would use the word, allowing, as has Wayne Dyer in his famous definition of unconditional love as, “allowing others to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy us.” The key is the allowing part. It is the acceptance. It is accepting. It is not resisting. It is letting go of the rope. It is to “let it be” as The Beatles said so well.

When people are within our expectations, or our own accumulated views of our life, it is easy to accept them. They are ‘like’ us. We match enough that it is easy to accept them, or to allow them. However, when people are radically different in thought or action, we tend to have a hard time accepting and/or allowing. We have a tendency to exclude them–not so much to shun them, but rather to not allow them into our sphere of how we see our life. We simply don’t accept them. They are not ‘like’ us.

Then there is this thing where the word love is used in so many ways and it becomes hard to understand what it is. This is especially true of unconditional love, or to love without any conditions attached, no prerequisites.

It occurred to me yesterday that acceptance was a great way to see this unconditional love. Acceptance is also interchangeable with allowing. We accept the other. We allow the other. We feel no need to change the other. We are perfect in our difference. We are perfect in whatever sameness there may be. We make no demands. There is no need or desire to be upset in any way for any of the differences regardless of their degree. They are. We are. We are both creations. On the deepest level, we are one. On the shallow level, we may have grand differences. No matter. I am accepting. I am allowing. I am loving.

If you have a mind to, try this for a few days. Begin accepting others on purpose. Allow them to be as they are without feeling any need or desire to have them be anything or any way other than they are. Consider also how people do things. They do them this way, and I do it that way. Accept how they do it. Allow their way to be okay–allow it to be not only okay, but perfect for them. Let them have their way. Let them own it. It’s okay for you to own your way, and they to own theirs, and both be accepting and allowing of the other. I predict your love will dramatically expand.

Unconditional Love In Action! What Could Be Better? 

Spread Some Joy Today–by allowing your joy to flow where ever it may decide to flow. Find joy also in what you see in others.

Daily Inspiration 6-25-16

“Find perfection 
in what is 
rather than 
what will be.” 

— Alan Cohen 

I absolutely love this quote because I think that it states the simplest path to well-being and joy. 

Someone might say, “well, I’m broke, have loads of obligations and I don’t see anything even approaching perfection in that,” or some other of the millions of versions of pointing out what-is as being completely undesirable. Yet, I’ve come to realize through experience that regardless of how it may seem, there is benefit in there somewhere. One might even say, there is benefit in there or you wouldn’t be experiencing it.

There’s a deeply insightful and popular quote by Abraham Lincoln where he says, “I don’t like that man. I’ll have to get to know him better.” Find the perfection in that man, what’s good about that man, what is likable about him. We all have initial judgments about things and people that cross our paths. That is perfectly normal behavior, and often it cannot even be helped as it is pretty much automatic; however, we need not linger there more than a moment. There is plenty more to see as we allow ourselves to look around some. And, I think we will find some amazing things there as well.

There are a lot of lessons, or benefits that come from being broke. When we allow that openness to what they may be, being broke will lose its hold on us.

The real benefit is accepting and owning our experience. Whatever we are experiencing, we have ordered it in one way or another. The Law of Attraction is unwaveringly fair to all. It is no respecter of persons, only thoughts and feelings. It responds to negative as easily and efficiently as positives. So each experience then, if accepted as if we ordered it on purpose (though we may have not been paying attention), is perfect. It is a creation of our own making. We may be blinded to how that could be possible with our “things just happen to me without my wanting them” thinking. I like how Jim Rohn said it: “Things don’t just happen, they happen just.”

Without accepting the responsibility for the experience, it is far more difficult to find any perfection in it. By accepting responsibility for the creation, it is pretty easy to see the benefits, the perfection. It’s also easier to see how all this perfection is in play by looking at the rearview mirror. Realizing this now, I can easily see how I created everything, naming some of them good and some of them bad. We each get to name them since each is our creation. Is there benefit or perfection in bad? Absolutely. Bad is just a name with a feeling attached to it. We’re in charge of all of that and can change it at will.

There’s a popular question from years back, and a book as I recall, “why do bad things happen to good people?” Yet, in all fairness, it works the other way too: “Why do good things happen to bad people?” Those are all just labels mixed with thoughts and feelings. I’ve had bad things happen to me too. I don’t say it like that anymore, nor do I question any more why bad things would happen to me, because I can clearly see how I created it all. I can see now how I held on to it for how long I held on to it. I can now see how I might even do it over and over again thinking that the same thinking could work to change it. As Einstein said and I paraphrase, the thinking that created the problem will not solve the problem, as it will require solution thinking not problem thinking to find the solution.

In other words, finding the perfection in what-is, allows me to move beyond what-is. Whereas, blaming what-is, keeps me in what-is. The key to the transition is accepting our creative powers, and not looking outside for someone or something to blame.

Seek The Perfection In Your Own Creation. 

Spread Some Joy Today–because you’re loving your life and living your love. Joy is love. Love is joy. Loving is spreading joy.

Daily Inspiration 6-24-16

“The past has no power 
to stop you from being present now. 
Only your grievance about the past 
can do that.” 

— Eckart Tolle 

The past has only the power that we give it now. Memories only have the power that we give them now. What is over is over except when we re-member it and re-live it today. The only power that exists is in the present, right now. If we give the past or the future any power now it is given from the power of the present.

Can we re-live the past? Of course. In the present. Can we change the past? Of course. In the present. However, the past is not really being changed, but only our perception of the past, or rather, only our feelings about the past. Once a thing is outside of the present, it is unchangeable as it was, but changeable only as it is in the present.

In other words, it’s all about softening our memories of the past. We can’t go back and do it over or do it differently, but we can think about it differently if we feel that this is important for us to do in order to more fully live in the present now. It’s more like letting go of the rope of resistance that we have a tendency to hold on to because of how we feel about the past. Once the rope is dropped, it’s over. Done. Moving on now.

Wanting our past to be different than it was is an itch that cannot be satisfied no matter how much scratching and rubbing is done. What is better even than trying to soften those memories is simply to let them be. Let the past rest in the past. I did that. They did that. It was that. I felt crappy at the time. I was happy at the time. Whatever it was, was then. Serving it up years later in our today moments, takes so much power from our enjoyment of what is now.

We are creators. Let us create anew. The only place we can create is in the present. Let us focus on creating right now, never again worrying about what was or what might be.

This Is The Realm Of Joy, Love, Appreciation, Delight. 

Spread Some Joy Today–by doing just that today, right now. Even if it’s only the dog that you’re spreading it to, it is being broadcast, and the best part is that you created it right now. You’re in sole charge of your joy. There is no other power.

Daily Inspiration 6-23-16

“Light, shadows and color 
are the flavors of sight.” 

— Albert K. Strong 

This morning I saw something in a different light. Literally. I was looking at a workbench in my office that I mainly used as a shipping table when I had my eBay business. I had all manner of things stacked around the front of it and on top of it, and that had recently been cleaned up. The morning sun was coming through the sliding door very brightly and lit up part of the work bench and I was amazed looking at it. I’ve looked at it for at least 12 years, but today I saw it in a different light. And, it got my attention.

This also caused me to think about how we see things, experience things, do things habitually, believe certain things, and then, one day, we see it in a different light and it really gets our attention, and changes our perception of the thing.

Sometimes this happens and it causes us to unload things, to clear the deck, to begin anew, to change. Other times, it may cause us to be inspired to grow, to do something new, to expand, to appreciate differently. It is a wonderful experience. It’s really an all-positive experience because the end result is movement, action, doing. And, in our physical bodies, action is a special thing for us–especially inspired action.

I know all to well how easy it is to just go though and stay close to my habitual patterns. I know they are habitual patterns. Do this, then do that, then this, all in that order, over and over again. Then, one day I see those patterns displayed to me in a different light. I see that well-worn rut. It’s not that those patterns are bad or so negative, it’s that they are the same thing over and over again. They might even be, and often are very enjoyable, yet shallow.

I long for inspiration, followed by inspired action. I long for magnificent obsessions. I’ve had many in my life, and I know how they feel. They are glorious, and well. . . magnificent. It’s been a while, but in the meantime, I have been learning a number of things. I’ve learned so much about learning to enjoy the process, to enjoy thousands of moments every day. I’ve learned to be easier on myself, find less fault, find more value, love myself more, and have a good time whatever I am doing.

I ran across a wonderful quote this morning that I’ll share with you from Mia Sheridan from her book, Leo:

“Everyone tells a story about who they are in their own head. That story defines you, dictating all your actions and all your mistakes. If your own story is filled with guilt and fear and self-hatred, life can look pretty miserable. But, if you’re very lucky, you might have a person who tells you a better story, one that takes up residence in your soul, speaking louder than the woeful tale of which you’ve convinced yourself. If you let it speak loudly within your heart, it becomes your passion and your purpose. And this is a good thing, the best of things. Because it is the very definition of love, nothing less.”

I’m so grateful for those who taught me a better story starting with Jim Rohn, and all the way to Abraham, Esther Hicks. And here’s a perfect quote from Abraham, Esther Hicks on what I have found to be the fastest way to change the story in my head, and to see things in a different light:

“Feel appreciation for those who provide examples of Well-being. How would you know that prosperity was possible if there wasn’t some evidence of prosperity around you? It’s all part of this contrast that helps you to sharpen your desire.” 

And, best of all, seeing myself in a different light from the past, I have come to feel inside, and display outside, my better example of Well-being and prosperity. The list is very long for the love that has been shared to bring me to this place. Even though I may be eagerly anticipating my next magnificent obsession, I delight in the travel toward that inevitable; albeit, temporary destination.

Lights! Camera! Action! 

Spread Some Joy Today–by seeing your life in a different light, renewing your joy and loving your travels.

Daily Inspiration 6-22-16

“Comparison need not be competition.” 

— Albert K. Strong 

If you were a painter and you created a painting that you were happy with, do you think that Rembrandt could improve it? If you were a songwriter and you created and recorded a song you were pleased with, do you think that Paul McCartney could improve it?

It doesn’t matter, unless you make it so.

I was wandering around my office/library/entertainment room/music room this morning thinking for ideas to write about. I was looking at a series of music cassette racks that have been mounted on my wall since about 1988. Quite a number of the 150+ cassettes there were songs that I wrote and recorded. Many of them are not so good, but at the time I created them they were great.

When I began writing and recording songs in late 1983, even the very first recordings were so moving to me that I listened to them over and over again. I was inspired to try different things, to write better, to record better, to play instruments better. One of my coworkers encouraged me at every listen, and I couldn’t wait to play him the latest improvements.

Of course, fast forward to 2016, 30+ years later, and I can easily see how these early recordings were not very good and could easily be improved, but that can happen at any stage for anyone. In 1984-5, I hired musicians to play on an album I recorded. Talk about improvement! Wow. What a difference skill makes! Yet, all of these musicians could have been improved by someone more skilled and with more experience. But, it just doesn’t matter in the end. Whatever it is, it is. Whatever it was, it was. Whatever will be, will be.

Whether it is looking at my early writing, songwriting, recording, teaching skills, learning–whatever I have done or will do can be improved. But should that idea negate the accomplishments that went before? It doesn’t need to. The only time that it matters is when we are thinking competitively. Who’s better than whom? Which team won? Which of my children is the smartest? Looking at the opinions of others as a judgment criteria for our own creations is opening the floodgate of criticism. Best to keep that gate closed as much as possible.

Do you suppose Rembrandt had an early period where his work was not so good? Or Leonardo Da Vinci? Paul McCartney? Well, yes and no. And both of those decisions belong to the creator, not the critic.

Being open to improvement and accepting help or suggestion is great and can be really encouraging and inspiring, but letting someone else be a critic is not. Stand as tall in your kindergarten days as your post graduate Ph.D., travels.

It’s All Good. Let It Be. The Journey Is Ahead. 

Spread Some Joy Today–by loving what you’ve accomplished and finding joy in all that you do by not comparing yourself to another.

Daily Inspiration 6-21-16

“People don’t resist change. 
They resist being changed.” 

— Peter M Senge 

Change can often be a challenge, and this is especially true when the need for change is coming from the outside. Someone thinks we need to change, or someone else wants us to change. It doesn’t matter if it is as simple as how we do things, how we talk, and such, or as complicated as changing our complete lifestyle. We’ve got all these beliefs and habits mixed all around in there, and all of that creates reluctance, which is another r-word for resistance. Some of that might even create rebellion, which is resistance on a more massive scale.

When change is desired from within, resistance is less if not completely missing, and can be replaced with eagerness.

Just because we are saying to ourselves, “I should change, I need to change, I ought to change this, this is not coming from within. It is coming from without. When it comes from within, it comes with desire, eagerness, fun, delight.

I like what has become one of my favorite phrases I learned from Abraham, Esther Hicks: “be easy about it.” In other words, let go of that rope of resistance. Just let it go. Drop it. Chill. Breathe. Here’s some elaboration on that:

“Be easy about this. Be playful about it. Don’t work so hard at it. Let your dominant intent to be to feel good, and if you don’t feel good, then let your dominant intent be to feel relief. Feel your way through it. If you think your way through it, you can get off on all kinds of tangents. If you feel your way through it, you can come quickly to your Core Energy, and when you do that only good can then flow to you.” 

We’re so action-oriented. We feel that we must make it happen or it just won’t come about. So Abraham softens this with a little more chill:

“Leverage your time more by spending a little more time every day imagining and a lot less time every day doing. Do a little more imagining and a little more less doing. Until eventually most of what’s happening is happening in the cool, calm, anticipatory state. Just imagine yourself into the successes, and watch what happens. Imagine a little more and act a little less.” 

Making Change A More Joyous Experience! 

Spread Some Joy Today–by feeling how much you are loved and adored. You know you are!

Theme: Overlay by Kaira © 2020 Terry R. Minion
Mesa, AZ