Saturday, November 28, 2015

Walking the Talk - Living with Intention

For many years now I have been doing my affirmations and I have been walking the talk that I am always speaking. I have come through many challenges and I have been able to move past some challenging days. I often wonder to myself, are my affirmations working, is all this positive talk and thinking working? Living intentionally is something that I decided on many years back, and I can tell you it works. That doesn't mean that somedays aren't filled with negative thoughts and disappointments, that is for sure. But what it does mean is that each day I am filled with hope and with real joy.

It is as easy as I make it, and truly it has become a way of life for me. It isn't something I don't believe in, it isn't a way of life I would ever give up. Recently in my life and my career I have had the opportunity to expand and I have some options in front of me. This, standing here in this beauty and joy of opportunity is so unbelievable. The difference this time out of many others is that I am aware of it, and I am appreciating it. Being able to experience the lessons as they occur and the unbelievable opportunities that are in front of me is extraordinary. Instead of just walking through life, I am taking each moment and I am intentionally feeling the emotion that comes along with it, good or bad. This to me is something that is key to walking my talk and giving life every bit of me. So often I am in a moment overcome with so much love and appreciation I can do nothing else but cry. And there are some days that I have no reason to feel sad and yet I am overcome with it, but I am in awareness of my own emotions and I intentionally take steps to live each moment in awareness and joy. Life is beautiful, profoundly beautiful and I am SO grateful to live each day with people I love. I am continuously on a journey of living and experiencing - and that is a blessing that I feel deep within me. I hope each person that reads this takes a moment today to intentionally feel the emotion you are feeling right now, be in that moment and be thankful that we get to feel and we get to decide what our next moment will be. Take a moment and enjoy the little things today, or the people you love or better yet - enjoy yourself! You are enough and even more, even if you may not believe it. And if you do believe it be grateful for self love, how lucky we are when we can love ourselves. Namaste :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My 100th post!!

To celebrate my 100th post on this blog, I found a quote that started the inspiration for my creative space - this blog. A piece of this I wrote nearly 5 years ago. This quote still resonates with me, living with peace and joy is the most important piece of my life. THANK YOU for supporting me each time you read this blog. It helps me stay vulnerable and allows me a chance to share my experiences with you.
Learning About Change

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be.

And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”

Max Ehrman

Today I am reminded that my life has been an incredible journey of ups and downs. I am so grateful for where and who I am today, sometimes I can’t find the words to explain the gratitude I feel for the life I am living. I learned so much from my Mom’s life and it inspired me to live my life without fear and filled with peace and joy.

This quote and the changes in my life, I hope someday help my children learn that your ultimate goal in life should be to find happiness and peace within. Once you find peace in your soul, you find peace and happiness everywhere you are. Life won’t be perfect, and you will experience things that bring you to your knees and shake your very core. Know that even though we don’t see the reason why, the universe is always bringing us along the path that is meant to be. During the difficult times this will sometimes be impossible to see, but remember that all is well, and life is still a beautiful journey. You will not know dark without light, you will not know love without loss, and you will not know happiness without great sadness. Push yourself through every challenging and impossible time, you will find a more beautiful and better you at the end. People will not always understand, and you will always have people who criticize, but remember those people fade, and you are the one who has to live your life, only you and no one else. Follow the path that deep in your soul feels right, follow your heart and learn from the pains in life.

Believe in love, believe in others, believe in the good of the world, and most of all believe in YOU.
<3 Namaste :)

Monday, November 2, 2015

What are you grateful for?

Each November I start a daily gratitude practice, since after all November is the month of Thanksgiving. Even if you don't celebrate any holidays, it is nice to dedicate at least 30 days to gratitude. I did this earlier in the year for three months, it was incredible. If you haven't started I urge you to do so. Living from gratitude is the key to living a peaceful and joyous life. As we practice gratitude we are attracting more of what we are thankful for. Some days are so much easier than others, I know, but each day we can find something to be grateful for. What are you grateful for today? Write it down, keep a 30 day journal for this month. Then in December you can reflect back on the month. Radiate love today, practice gratitude and loving kindness to yourself and all others. Namaste :)