I don’t know about you but I needed a little sunshine today…
Love March 25, 2010
“To risk loving, knowing that loss is inevitable, I think, is the single most important challenge of our lives.”
I read this quote this morning and it has been sitting with me… I believe that I am on this planet to be as unconditionally loving as I can be. Not only to myself but to others. Once we are able to master this we can be and do anything. Set healthy boundaries, be profoundly present, and love, simply love. But here is my thought for you… loss, loss as in a break-up. Do we actually lose that person? Or do we lose their presence in our present life? How are we entering the relationships in are lives? Even the simply social ones. What are our motives? How wonderful would it be if we could truly be present with the time we are allotted. A day, week, month, year or decade. Loss is inevitable… If we stay in the present and cherish all that we have, what we have is a gift for what ever time we are given. So my question is how would you like to enter your relationships? What kind of presence would you like to have?
What does this quote mean to you? How does it resonate?
Community March 24, 2010
Community: people with common interests living in a particular area
I was reminded today about the importance of community. A dear friend fell and shattered her wrist over the weekend. Which has left her pretty immobile. She is a power house: Mom, Artist and dear friend to many. Not only did she have a 7 year old’s birthday party to plan but she has the opening night of a Show the following weekend. Not to mention passover when loads of friends and family alike tend to descend on her home for amazing food and unconditional love!
This leads me to my thought about community…. I live in an extraordinary area of Brooklyn. It’s not the typical city neighborhood where you don’t know your neighbors. We all know and like each other! When word got out what had happened friends showed up from all over. Whether to clean, bring food, shop or pick her x-rays! Anything and everything! Love shows up just when we need it and then some, when you have already reached out to others! I believe that we as humans are unable to survive without community. I mean I’m sure you can but how could community positively affect your quality of life?
So I ask you… Where do you find your community? How do you nurture those relationships? Community can mean different things to all people but it inherently comes down to the same thing: Support and friendship from those around you. Also, How do you reach for support? My friend is a wonderful example of, “What you put out comes back to you”. She is always the first to come when support is needed…..
So I invite you to acknowledge those who are in your Community… Give Thanks! Look around and possibly see people who are there that you may not even had realized! Wouldn’t that be exciting!!
Love and Light
Inspiration from Jill Bolte Taylor! March 23, 2010
I have blogged about Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor in the past but I wanted a little inspiration today! It is amazing what can happen when we neurologically align our Brain with our heart!! Consciousness: The way we perceive ourselves and others in the world. Here’s her most exquisite sharing at the TED Talks!
Piling a lot of “Should” all over yourself March 22, 2010
I find myself saying to clients…”Don’t pile a lot of ‘should’ all over yourself”
Everyone has, at some point if not regularly said, “I should have done this or I should have done that”. But “should” is right up there with “Have to”. How can you reframe your thought to make a “Should” into a want? When we are energetically aligned with “shoulds” and “Have to” we are less likely to get things done. That is when procrastination sets in or we simply choose not to do it. But if we align with a “want” it is amazing what you might see and how you might feel. I invite you to look at how you feel when you really want something verses feeling like you should do something.
For example… “I Have to go to work” Actually you don’t! You don’t have to do anything you don’t Want to do. The repercussions for not going to work are that you don’t get paid, or you lose your job all together. Not, such a great outcome. What is wanted is the paycheck, however big or small it may be. You want to pay your bills. You want to live a full and abundant life. When you focus on what it is that you are getting (the pay back) out of any situation the shift to a “want” is more fluid.
I invite you to look at how often you use the word “Should”… Or “Have to’s”. Being aware of our self talk is the beginning of the process.
- This weekend was a Spectacular weekend in NYC!! The sun was shining and the crocus’ were growing and the warmth finally descended upon us. So for that I am profoundly Gr8ful today!
- Which in turn has given me the motivation to move forward with some business!
- Lounging in this morning & listening to the rain in the garden!
- Finding new options and choices for my new site!!
What are you Gr8ful 4? March 18, 2010
Back in November I started a Gratitude Experiment for a month and blogged about it…. And you know what I miss it.
I’ve kept a Gratitude Journal for over a decade now and I have always found myself to be a very Gr8ful human but I got to wondering…. What would be different if I stated my gratitude not only throughout the day but out loud so that others heard me. Well I found out a few very powerful things:
- It immediately pulls you into the moment and quiets the chattering monkey and the gremlins. It allows you to hear your own authentic voice.
- By sharing with others what they are Gr8ful for we energetically hold their and your intentions at a higher more healthy level for Gratitude to grow.
- Hence the more you find to be Gr8ful for, the more you have to be Gr8ful for!
This month-long experiment was amazing! So what was an experiment, is now going to be part of my everyday life. Here are the 5 things I am Gr8ful 4, for today!
Today I’m Gr8ful 4:
- Beautiful delicious Sunshine!
- A cranberry scone from Once Upon a Tart
- Clearing away things and taking them to Good Will (Check Out yesterday’s )
- Organic and Locally made Nubian Heritage Shea Butter
- Chinese Herbs
I invite you to join me! Start telling me what you are Gr8ful 4 and see what shows up in your life. Tweet it, Facebook it or simply comment here. I’d LOVE to know and share in this journey with you.
Makeunder My Life… a blog favorite! March 16, 2010
As some of you may know my old blog was all about anything green: reduce,reuse, recycle! I am a firm believer of the old zen adage,”clarity of space is clarity of mind”. Well, I was sent by a good Friend and fellow blogger, Lisa Hargus to a website all about my favorite past time….. Clarifying! Called Makeunder My Life! And an adorable prolific blogger in Chicago named Jess has an outstanding blog about clearing your space. One of her principles is that she invites us to remove one item that we are no longer using every friday. And by doing so we allow the space for something new. The idea is quality not quantity. It is about allowing the space for energetic newness and in turn designing a life with intention!!! How much do I love her!!! Follow this woman on Twitter Tweeples!
A Palindrome March 15, 2010
I put this up on my old blog back on 2008 but I wanted to share it with you again. To quote Wayne Dyer… “When you change the way you look at this the things you look at change”…. Food for thought today.
Thank’s Elizabeth for the reminder….. I’m grateful for friends today. What are you grateful for?
Dare to Belive March 4, 2010
This was read to me awhile back and I thought I’d share with you….
Dare To Believe
You can’t be all things to all people.
You can’t do all things at once.
You can’t do all things equally well.
You can’t do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else’s.
You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of “being you.”
You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.
And you’ll be a most vital mortal.
Dare To Believe:
That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it’s more than a right, it’s your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And you’ll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down.