Contemplation

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Jul 252013
 

Pause , breathe , push yourself away from responsibility for 5 minutes…….

CONTEMPLATE
“Am I enough the way I am today ????”

Have you ever felt…”I am not enough”….. society has said it, my Mom and Dad have said it, my children or friends have blasted it into my brain that I needed to be more. Take a break and absorb this poem by Danna Faulds

It is enough to offer love,
No matter how imperfectly received or given.
It’s enough to try and fail at a difficult task; enough
To fall and rise and stumble, sigh and start to walk however slowly,  in the direction the soul (not the mind) points.
It’s enough to seek peace and find pain, to gain nothing but the vision of the truth, and take the long way home. Continue reading »

Jul 022013
 

A question for you!

quote-barbaracromptonIf you had a pie shape and you were to divide the pie into percentages……what percentage of your life do you live in the past,what percentage of your life do you live in the future and what percentage of your life do you live in the present.

If you live mostly in the past you may experience shame and guilt of what you didn’t or should have done (a useless self destructive emotions) or you may experience envy of your past youth or your fleeting fame of your heyday (a self defeating emotion).

If you live mostly in the future you may experience intense, maybe irrational fear of what will be..getting sick, losing your youth,not having enough money to live.

Yes, the past is grand…..those cherishable memories of family, friends and events. Yes, the future is grand ….the planning of trips and exciting adventures. Continue reading »

Humility

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Mar 142013
 

Humility ….pause, breathe and pull yourself away from your computer!

Join me for a short ride in examining humility in your life:

Humility is a interesting word and I believe it has given humble people a “less than”rap in our society . The synonyms in the dictionary are submissive, meek, lowly…….HMMM , not what I believe is humility. A definition I thought was getting closer to what I perceive.. Humility is ” the quality of being modest and respectful, a righteous virtue”. Then I read on and it described humility as an egoless self. HMMMM, egoless self , I don’t know …..maybe there a place for a balanced ego?

Here are a few quotes that made sense me. Take 5 minutes (1 minute each question) to contemplate on how these statement may impact your life.

  1. Humility fights against excessive self pride.  Think about a situation that self pride took over your being. What action would you like to have done differently in this encounter?
  2. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own innate powers you cannot be successful or happy !  In what situation did you doubt your abilities? What thoughts and actions could you have recruited of your humble but reasonable confidence and innate powers to make you happier or more content.
  3. The higher we are placed , the humbler we Continue reading »
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