Friday, March 14, 2008
my power today lies in denial or blocking. 'Don't even go there.' I will not let myself be limited, paralyzed, held hostage or alienated by fear or fantasy that relies on exploitive emotional rescue, sacrifice of truth, or victimization. I will not be a prisoner to my own perceptions or expectations. Why did Cinderella stay? Do I want to be right or alone? Why have I placed a mental gag order on my own suffering or thinking? I am empowered to question or endure by virtue of my own self-worth because there is no honor in sacrificing my self to victim hood.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
you now have unlocked your power and knowledge. So weíre going to turn it up a notch and really get to work. You first need to learn to crawl, then walk and then run with the windówind that will sweep you through your life with a positive blow. So I want you to say out loud, ďI am completely successful!Ē Say it loud and say it with meaning. Say it with passion. Feel the fire inside you, and make a decision that your life is in your control. Say it and know that you can do it. Say it and know you can make the right decisions and you have the power. Say it and be determined to complete this course, complete the Train Your Brain sections and make this program a way of life. You are going to think about your entire beingóthe ďwhole.Ē As they say, ďfailure is not an option.Ē
You have to remember that the brain is a muscle. The more correct decisions you make, the stronger you get, the stronger your life becomes. The more correct decisions you make, the easier it is to make more correct decisions. In tough times, it will give you more strength. I can give you a million examples including not littering, not driving drunk, recycling, and more. The point is as you continue to make correct decisions to keep your whole life in balance and be completely successful, your inner voice becomes stronger. It can bench a million pounds. Itís so strong and guides you so well that many decisions become automatic and require no effort. Do we take time and think about stopping at a red light? No, we just stop, at least the healthy people do. We donít ponder over it; we just stop. When our brain is strong and healthy we donít ponder over many things; we just do them. Litter goes in the trashcan. Kids say no to drugs. A person doesnít cheat on his or her partner. Things that really should not require decision-making skills become automatic. You donít drink and drive. You donít eat seconds and overstuff yourself. You get up and feel good. After all, ďIím having a great day.Ē You exercise, stretch, brush your teeth, enjoy your shower, have a good breakfast, get to work on time, donít yell at anyone, come home, pay attention to your love partner, pay attention to your kids, donít smoke, and enjoy life. You see, these should not be hard decisions; they should be automatic and they can be.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.
Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, 'I love you and I wish you enough'.
The daughter replied, 'Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom'.
They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?'.
Yes, I have,' I replied. 'Forgive me for asking,
but why is this a forever good-bye?'.
'I am old and she liv es so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be
for my funeral,' she said.
'When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough'. May I ask what that means?'.
She began to smile. 'That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone'. She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more. 'When we said , 'I wish you enough', we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them'. Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude
bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough los s to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
She then began to cry and walked away.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them but then an entire life to forget them.
* Only if you wish send this to the people you will never forget and remember to send it back to the person who sent it to you. If you don't send it to anyone it may mean that you are in such a hurry that you have forgotten your friends.
TAKE TIME TO LIVE.....
To all my friends and loved ones,
I WISH YOU ENOUGH
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
When was the last time you enjoyed a sunset, a sunrise, the stars, and the moon? When was the last time you watched and listened to the birds? I mean really listened with a childlike appreciation. Remember when you could watch a bee bumble around a flower minute after minute and remain frozen with fascination? To stop means to stop. It means to slow down the hectic pace of your life and appreciate the things around you. It means to relax.
We work so hard and live so little
So just relax. Take a moment, appreciate the flowers and appreciate life. Do the same thing when you get home.. For today, go get flowers. But donít rush. When you go shopping today, take your time. Really look at the flowers. Smell them and choose flowers you really like.
Itís funny how something so simple can make such a big difference. Guess what else youíre doing? Youíre telling yourself once again, ďI like me.Ē Youíre telling yourself that youíre worth something to yourself. Youíre not waiting for someone else to show you that youíre worth something; youíre expressing self-worth. With that power, youíll make better choices and decisions in every area of your life.
Monday, March 10, 2008
The time has come. Youíve waited long enough, this is it! The critical point has arrived, and anything can happen.
itís an adventure into the unknown. In fact, every day is an adventure. Every day you wake up into the unknown. Every day, anything can happen, and every day is a life-or-death adventure. I know you start that adventure each day thinking, ďIím having a great day,Ē
Yes, youíre starting your day as if itís a new present, and you canít wait to find out what it is. So you have to make a decision to relish your life. You canít stop your birth. You canít stop your life once itís in motion. When you wake up, life is going to happen, like it or not. No matter what you do, you canít guarantee what will happen. The great thing is your attitude and the decisions you make can shape the outcome!
Yes, we have dreams and desires, but we cannot turn them into expectations. You may want things, so you do your best. The more tools you use, the better you can achieve the goals you set, but no matter what you do, it may not happen. So donít expect things. The only expectation you should have is expecting the best effort from yourself.
So wake up and say, ďIím having a great day!Ē You donít know whatís going to happen when you wake up, and thatís what makes every day interesting. A new day is your responsibility to make great and to do the best you can. You have to learn your Tools and how to use them, and then you must use them. Make goals and then chart the map and find your gas stations. You donít smoke. You eat right, exercise, stretch, have a good attitude and make good decisions. You train and do everything you can to get ready for the mission. Once the mission is launched, you stay alert and make the best decisions you can to be successful and get back home. You do everything you can to improve your odds, but youíre going into the Unknown, where anything can happen.
The lesson today is to do all you can do. And all you can do is all you can do and all you can do is enough!
You have to work at life, make good decisions and finally your new tool is expectations--not to have them. Now, not expecting doesnít mean you donít want. Want with all your heart. Because you want, itís worth working for. Wanting doesnít mean you expect it; it means you want it. You donít get everything you want, but you only get the things you work for.
Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you;
For everyone that asketh receiveth;
and he that seeketh, findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive
as well as pray.
(a.) If you want to make more money, you have to put the effort in.
(b.) If you want to improve your relationships, you have to put the effort in.
(c.) If you want to lose weight, you have to put the effort in.
(d.) If you want to get in shape, you have to put the effort in.
(e.) If you want to improve your health, you have to put the effort in.
(f.) If you want to improve your life, you have to put the effort in.
All too often, we expect and want things for our lives, and we really donít believe our expectations, nor are we putting in the effort. We still expect that someone else can give us the magic answer to our lives. We expect that there must be a way to get rich quick, lose weight, get in shape, fix or find a relationship and more that requires no effort.
You have the power to make your expectations turn into reality. You need to conceive, believe, plan, put the effort in and then achieve.
So let's get out there and begin that journey of a thousand steps!
Well aside from feeling a little tired after a night of broken up sleep and stupid dreams My body feels great! Now with any "luck" the scales will prove that come Thursday!
Today after I've finished my cardio and strength training it's back to the painting! I'm hoping to have the first mural complete today! Hmm it's funny that I don't dream about these characters after staring at them for hours on end but I haven't seen a one even lurking! LOL
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