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Stop and smell the roses; the preciousness of everything.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Sometimes don't you feel that things aren’t moving along fast enough yet the world is passing us by? That time seems to stand still and that we are simply bystanders in our own lives? That there is nothing new left for us to experience and that we are locked into a never-ending cycle of stasis? If we were to stop and take the time to listen to these feelings we'd actually find that there is more going on beneath the surface. Oh for instance, how about our apprehension to venture out into the unknown. When we actually stop long enough to take a new look, a different view at how we live our lives, to stop and smell the roses, it will become easier to break through that sense of boredom we ourselves have created and enter into a more positive state of being.

When it gets to the point that our lives seem monotonous, it is usually an indication that there is something that needs changing. Boredom can easily lead us down the path to despondency, that can cause a number of other states of mind; lack of motivation, and procrastination. Acknowledging our feelings and then setting the intention to alter just one small thing in our life gives us a much more affirmative outlook. The act of change allows us to step outside of ourselves and discover new and exciting things that are often already present in our everyday lives and just simply being over looked. Simple things such as eating a healthier diet, becoming more physically active are all ways in which yes, they go beyond our comfort zone but, in exploring the many wonders that exist all around us. and we do something different from our usual routine, the more fresh energy, hope, and blessings we will manifest in our life. What this means is that we’ll no longer see things as being tedious but will instead realize the preciousness of everything.

Being able to integrate these subtle changes on a daily basis allows us to see the miracles that are our lives. Most of us think of change as doing something life-altering or drastic. Nay, nay. It is those gentle transitions from our habitual ways of doing things and an appreciation of all life offers us that will truly bring about positive and lasting transformation.

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