Hey Precious – plan an adventure!

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I know it is only Wednesday, but let’s get a jump start on the weekend – or whenever you have your next break.  We can adventure any day of the week.  Sometimes it is fun to take a day off and just play.  Be sure to take regular breaks for yourself.  It helps us stay balanced in the rest of our lives.

Plan a wonderful adventure for yourself this weekend.  It doesn’t have to be expensive – a walk or try something new – a new book, a new beverage, a new recipe, a new movie.  A trip to the museum – when was the last time you visited a museum?  Plan to do something that you enjoy doing.  Whatever it is.  Shake up your routine a little.  Get a new perspective.   And by all means, breathe in the moments deeply.  You are precious.

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You can find more about emotions, love, compassion and light in my workbook – Inspired, An Adventure in Self-Awareness: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/aqqn6wg   Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jTZq9

Find even more light and love in my novel, Summoned Angels: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/a6gnet9 Available in paperback or epub reader. Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jMifg

What Compassion Can Do

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We may think we know what is best for someone.  We may worry about them.  We may want only good in their lives so deeply that we feel we HAVE to get them on the “right” track.  Sometimes we can act out of desperation - if we are really afraid of the choices they are making in their lives.  We try everything to get them to hear us, get them to do things the way we would like to see them done.  Even if it means we are harsh, criticizing, judging or manipulative.  We think it is for their own good.

People rarely respond to that kind of communication though.  It can leave us feeling helpless and hopeless.  No matter how hard we try, we cannot make them act any way other than how they choose to act.

What if we changed our method of communication?  What if we admitted that the reason we are trying to control them is because we love them.  Since that does not usually work (and typically blows up in our faces in the end), let’s try something different.

People listen to compassionate people.  We gravitate towards compassionate, kind people.  When we are being compassionate, others listen to us.  They hear us.

Let’s take a deep breath and come at the people we love with pure compassion.  Let’s listen to them, be kind to them, love them enough to speak our piece and let it go.  We are all just doing our best.

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Photo credit: Dyan Diamond

You can find more about emotions, love, compassion and light in my workbook – Inspired, An Adventure in Self-Awareness: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/aqqn6wg   Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jTZq9

Find even more light and love in my novel, Summoned Angels: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/a6gnet9 Available in paperback or epub reader. Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jMifg

We Can Start The Healing

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 In the play, The Man of La Mancha, Don Quixote tries to fight a windmill.  He thinks it is a dragon.

How many times have we mistaken a windmill for a dragon?  How many times have we mistaken something someone says or does?  How many times have we thought our loved one is really a fire breathing creature?

When people are lashing out, it rarely has anything to do with us.  They hurt, so they lash.  Something we have done reminds them of their own pain.  It strikes a chord within them, but it is about them – not about us.  But many times we see a fierce monster instead of what they really are – someone who is hurting deeply.

The next time you think you see a dragon, ask yourself – is this really a windmill?  Am I seeing clearly?  Is someone I love in pain?  When we come from a place of compassion for the people we love, it can make a huge difference in all of our lives.  We can be the one who begins the healing.

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Photo credit: Avril Guthrie

You can find more about emotions, love, compassion and light in my workbook – Inspired, An Adventure in Self-Awareness: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/aqqn6wg   Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jTZq9

Find even more light and love in my novel, Summoned Angels: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/a6gnet9 Available in paperback or epub reader. Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jMifg

Have A Stay-cation

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It is great to get out and have adventures.  It is also awesome to stay at home and explore the world that is around us daily.  There are so many things to see and experience right in our own homes.

Open up your senses.  Really look around.  Can you see anything you have not noticed before?  We often become numb to our immediate environments as we rush through our days.  Take some time to look around and find things about your home that you are grateful for.  Gratitude can open our senses and our minds.

Stop looking at the dust bunnies and check out the squirrels walking the power line in the back yard.  Take a moment to step outside and watch the trees dancing in the wind.  Just putter around.  Clean out drawers and closets and find things you have not seen in ages.  Go through old books, music, photos, movies.  Find a recipe that you have always loved and invite friends over for dinner.  Take a walk around your neighborhood.  Take a long shower or bath by candlelight.  You can make this whatever you want.

A stay-cation can be a great way to renew and refresh ourselves.

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Photo credit: Dyan Diamond

You can find more about emotions, love, compassion and light in my workbook – Inspired, An Adventure in Self-Awareness: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/aqqn6wg   Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jTZq9

Find even more light and love in my novel, Summoned Angels: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/a6gnet9 Available in paperback or epub reader. Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jMifg

The Distance To The Solution

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For every challenge, or obstacle, we think we have – there is a solution.  There cannot be a challenge without a solution.  The two go hand in hand.

Sometimes we may not like the solution we come up with, but there is always a solution.  Sometimes the solution may seem as daunting as the challenge.  We may have to build a big bridge.  We may have to get really creative to span the distance between the challenge and the solution.  But there is always an option.

The next time you feel that you have reached an impasse, look around and find the solution that goes along with it.

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Photo credit: Eliza Evans

You can find more about emotions, love, compassion and light in my workbook – Inspired, An Adventure in Self-Awareness: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/aqqn6wg   Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jTZq9

Find even more light and love in my novel, Summoned Angels: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/a6gnet9 Available in paperback or epub reader. Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jMifg

What Would You Like To Change?

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912595_10201609300064375_565253222_nNature is on the verge of greening up here.  Everything is starting to grow after a long (very long) Winter’s rest.  The first signs of Spring are here.

It is time to take a deep breath and remember that we can trust in the changing of life.  Things change and that is a very good thing.  We can especially see and feel it at this time of year, but it is something that happens regularly.  Things change.

We can be a part of that change.  What would you like to see change in your life?  Is it a job, a relationship, a schedule?  We can change what we want to.  We have power in our own lives.  Right now, in this minute.  What would you like to change?

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Photo credit: Eliza Evans

You can find more about emotions, love, compassion and light in my workbook – Inspired, An Adventure in Self-Awareness: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/aqqn6wg   Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jTZq9

Find even more light and love in my novel, Summoned Angels: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/a6gnet9 Available in paperback or epub reader. Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jMifg

What Do You Get To Do Today?

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Our language can be harsh.  “I HAVE to get up and go to work.”  “I HAVE to take care of the kids.”  “I HAVE to run errands.”

The truth is we do not HAVE to do anything.  Yes, there are consequences to doing nothing, but it is a choice.  The truth is that we GET to do things.  We make the decision that we want these things in our lives, then we GET to do them.

When we feel like we HAVE to do something, we can often resist doing it.  We can grow to resent doing it.  When we feel like this, we can make different choices.  We can get a new job, do things in a different way, ask for help, develop a different plan.  Or just switch up our thinking.

We GET to go to work.  We GET to take care of the kids.  We GET to run errands.

What do you GET to do today?

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Photo credit: Dot Thorman

You can find more about emotions, love, compassion and light in my workbook – Inspired, An Adventure in Self-Awareness: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/aqqn6wg   Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jTZq9

Find even more light and love in my novel, Summoned Angels: Click here:   http://tinyurl.com/a6gnet9 Available in paperback or epub reader. Now on Amazon: http://ow.ly/jMifg

 

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