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9/16/08 7:56 A

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Thanks Anita, some much needed morning inspiration.

Excuses are reasons to keep doing the same things-let them go!!

Think people, it ain't illegal yet!


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9/14/08 11:22 P

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Thank you sooo much Anita that was so enlightening. That really filled in a few gaps. So well explained. Most gratefull. I will look forward to enjoying all the experiences that I receive and to the surprises. Until I reach my goal. I know all this advice is working. emoticon

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9/14/08 7:47 P

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You are MOST welcome guys, I figure if these things have a positive effect on me, they must also have it on at least a few of you ;)

Hope you are enjoying this extraordinary weekend. I had a fabulous day with my son.

Hugs everyone xoxo,
Anita

You cannot get what you’ve never had unless you’re willing to do what you’ve never done.

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

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9/14/08 7:26 P

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Thank you Anita. You always post such thought provoking material! emoticon emoticon

"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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9/14/08 2:22 P

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Anita, you are so right unless I didn't interperate the post right.
We should look at shorter goals and giving ourselves small rewards/incentives as we reach them. The rewards can be inexpensive and increase as we get closer to our main goal.


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Wow Anita, this is really great! Thank you soooo much for sharing it!
Big hugs
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9/14/08 11:51 A

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In reading one of the postings of a blog I subscribe to by the name of AWAKE it reminded me of one of the handicaps that I've had to work on overcoming, which was thinking that I was supposed to put on hold my happiness until.... and you can fill that space with anything, like:

I'll be happy when I finish school
When I get married
When I have kids
When I buy my own home
When my kids go off to college
Etc. etc. etc.

I decided to post this blog because I think it illustrates what most of us do.

I hope you find something to bring you joy today and everyday.

Hugs xoxo
Anita

Don't Delay your Joy
by Louis Majors

Driving to town today, I listened to an interview of Charles Marshall
regarding his book ‘The Soul Mechanic.’

When I got home and started to read the introduction one line really
jumped out at me…

Live for the experience of living!
Wow…what a line!
It re-minded me that when we choose a ‘goal’ to trigger joy and satisfaction (ie: I’ll be happy when….) it might delay us from living in joy all the moments leading up to that one point and all the points after our acheivement.

Don’t get me wrong…there is nothing wrong in setting goals and working towards that end. But if I don’t enjoy the process all the way it doesn’t make any sense to be unhappy 99% of the time when I can create and hold the energy of joy any time or all the time if I so choose and program my subconscious to surprise me with joyful and happy events in my human experience.

Most of this is unconscious because as infants we were taught the ‘reward’ system by our parents/guardians. It started with the ‘good child/bad child’ program as we tried to appease our parents/guardians and evolved into peer approval to gain self-worth.

Of course the easiest path to ultimate self-worth and self-love is found within where
we always have the power to effect our energetic resonance and therefore our experience.

That reminds me not to delay the experience of the energy of joy and love that already exists within me AND that I can trigger and release any time and all the time if I so choose.

We know as ‘conscious’ humans I can choose as a goal to experience and expect JOY every moment and the universe will respond each moment with the appropriate objects, people, and events.

PS:
One problem with setting target goals to trigger joy is it tends to make us evaluate each event as ‘working for’ or ‘working against’ my goal thus triggering the appropriate up and down energy in my emotional resonance.

Also it’s putting the horse ahead of the cart to ‘wait and see’ if events bring me joy INSTEAD of knowing my personal power and changing my subconscious expectations to expect joy and fulfillment from every experience thus making it happen correcting the disruption created by my past self-imposed uncertainty


Edited by: IDARETODREAM at: 9/14/2008 (11:49)
You cannot get what you’ve never had unless you’re willing to do what you’ve never done.

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

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