At any given moment, all things in the universe are in relationship to everything that exists. We need connection and community to live a favorable life. So why do we strive so hard to be unique? Is it that we have a need to be recognized and appreciated? Does this concept divide us, and is the result a congestion in the natural flow of our existence?
My world of coaching is about deep listening and staying open to possibilities… simply getting to the best version of the truth and how that will serve the whole. That’s where flow resides.
I spent some time with astronaut Neil Armstrong on an excursion to Antarctica. I found him to be very humble and enlightened. His statement, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” was surely profound but exemplifies that no action, or even a thought, is in isolation.
We have a responsibility to bring our best to this “gift” called life and not embrace the idea that we are entitled beings. We can make a big difference together.
“Every time we’re about to criticize someone for what we think they did wrong, let’s first remember to thank them for the things they did right. And to mean it; to sincerely affirm them. Then, if there’s still a problem that needs to be shared, it will come from a completely different energy — and actually be heard! “- Marianne Williamson
Our perspective determines our destiny so choose wisely.
Today is Valentine’s Day and in many parts of the world people express their love and appreciation in infinite ways. Some describe it as a strong emotion and personal attachment. Merriam Webster Dictionary defines it as ”the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another.”
Creatives write, paint, dance, sing, etc., to what seems to be an endless expression of this “feeling.”
I know of no other emotion that moves through such depths of dark and light.
Is love something to be managed or controlled?
Can we access it on command?
What would life be if our primary choices were based on the notion of loving one another?
Like most holidays, they come and go inviting us into the feeling of love and compassion. So why is it that most of us simply slide into “business as usual” returning back to our computers, mobile devices and life as we know it?
For me, it’s all about becoming conscious of my values, integrity and desires. Ritual is my vehicle towards transformation in order to attain the essence of love. Fear will always be the divider that will overshadow what is possible for me.
“To trust in the force that moves the universe is faith. Faith isn’t blind, it’s visionary. Faith is believing that the universe is on our side, and that the universe knows what it’s doing. Faith is a psychological awareness of an unfolding force for good, constantly at work in all dimensions”. ~ Marianne Williamson
Choose your thoughts carefully … you are a masterpiece of your life. Be gratetful for what you already have.
Love is always available… one breath at a time.
An even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to
remain upright and steady…
When I was a young gymnast, one of my goals was to hold a handstand. That would represent to the judges, that I had demonstrated that I possessed balance. In my floor exercise routine, I quickly learned that balance was not a destination, but just a moment in time. In hindsight, I now understand that balance is an illusion and only a temporary moment in which we seem to “have it right”. Even that handstand is moving in subtle ways to appear still. The handstand is on a rotating planet and a moving universe.
What I have learned is that this concept means different things to each individual. One common thread is time.
We people give away a large portion of that special commodity
to our jobs, family, and anyone else that will take a piece of you.
That is where the challenge lies. Tolerations and boundaries is an area in our lives to address so that we may be “set free” from others.
What brings you joy and self-nourishment? What can you remove or give away to create space for the things you love?
We have been rewarded in various forms for our selflessness and what we can do for other’s. I fully am aligned to be of service, but at what cost?
The source of a great life is Self Care. In these difficult times ahead, sacrifice will be the rhetoric of the upcoming year. If you are not on a path to recovery, you are headed towards yet another disappointment and resentment. Can you afford not to take the actions now? It is inevitable if your needs are not met.
How will you create value needed to grow in this world?
Here are a few suggestions that will get you started on the road to “living on purpose”.
It’s a start and that’s what matters.
p.s that’s me on the bottom right
“Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again”
Silence is the relative or total lack of audible sound. By analogy, the word silence can also refer to any absence of communication, including in media other than speech. Silence is also used as total communication, in reference to non verbal communication and spiritual connection. Silence also refers to no sounds uttered by anybody in a room or area. Silence is an important factor in many cultural spectacles, as in rituals.
Wikipedia nails it… Can their be nothing?
Miles Davis used silence as the point were the music IS.
I love the notion of silence as ‘total communication’ or spiritual connection.
What do you hear in your silence?