You hold the key to open or lock the door of possibilities in your life, moment by moment. Do you greet opportunity or do you resist it? Are you experiencing the flow of life? Are you practiced at listening the world such that possibilities exist for you? Have you shut down to everything except what you already know? Are you putting lipstick on the pig?
Think back of a dream or goal you had over the last 3-5 yrs. Did you accomplish it? How did you feel once you took action to make that goal or dream come true? How did you feel when you didn't follow through on your dream or goal? How does not following through on your goals and dreams further sabotage the results in other areas of your life?
Think of the many excuses, stories and justifications that are readily available for you to sabotage your potential. Tell the truth, what growth edge are you resisting?
How can you take responsibility to set the direction of your life and have more of what you want?
My invitation is to unlock the door to your potential and experience yourself and your life in a whole new way. You have 124 days remaining in 2010. Make them count. Don't look back on this third of the year with regret. You are 124 days away from making 2010 the best year of your life! I say go for it.
Check in deep inside. Are you experiencing all the joy, peace, connection, happiness, love, intimacy, support, etc. you wanted in 2010? What area of your life is a little less than what you wanted it to be at this time this year? How have your choices in thought, word and action led you to the results you are now experiencing? What are the costs of doing the same thing day after day? What areas would you like to expand, shift, transition, change or grow in?
You are not alone. There is still time to take advantage of some of the educational offerings scheduled for the remainder of this year.
This 6 part series is designed to build and expand on topics and conversations that will have
us be better equipped to navigate, coordinate and integrate effectiveness in changing times.
I appreciate you stopping by. Sit back, relax and just imagine a world of possibilities within your reach. What does it feel like to breathe that in?
My message today is simple and direct, "you are the potter of your life". You, your life situations, people and the universe are constantly moving, changing, transitioning and evolving. Where we will all end up is yet to be known. However, you don't have to sit around and just let it go by. You have choices along the way and those choices will mold your future. You can take responsibility for shaping your life into one with no regrets, no incompletions and a sense of purpose.
I heard a story one day that went something like this. Two friends were discussing regrets of risks not taken and something still missing in their lives. One guy asks the other guy what's one thing that you have always wanted to do? His friend replies, I have always wanted to play the piano but I can't do that now. Do you know how old I will be by the time I learn to play the piano? His friend replies, the same age you will be if you don't.
Action is the one thing that is necessary for anything different to be a possibility.
How will you feel when you let another 6 days, 6 months or 6 yrs go by without taking ACTION in the areas that matter to you?
"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."
What do you feel as you look at the photo above? My experience is calm, peace and stillness.
Do you have the ability to tap into a calm and peaceful place regardless of what is going on in your life? Have you heard the saying, "It was so quiet, you could have heard a pin drop"? That's the place I am talking about. What might be possible to hear from that place of calm, peaceful, serenity? That place for me is free of judgment, attachment and resistance.
I am going to suggest that you have a place in your internal world that is not only still, it is also where your authentic self and answers reside. Do you know that place? I invite you to practice tapping into authentically knowing yourself. It is a journey you won't regret.
I know what it is like to not have to follow the many thoughts and judgments screaming for my attention. I admit, it takes practice yet what I experience in the midst of all of it is refreshing, informative, insightful and energizing. You could say it is priceless to be able to unplug from the internal and external noise knowing I have all I need to tap into my internal wisdom, truth and heart. That clarity allows me to more effectively be in the midst of any life situation and still trust I have all I need for whatever comes up.
When I forget to tap into my stillness prior to making a choice, it usually turns out that I chose from fear, anxiety or some attachment to an outcome. Looking back, the choices that worked more often than not came from stillness and my heart. When I trust me, I am not driven by the external chaos and chatter. My choices are in alignment with what is true for me.
Where do your choices come from? Are they based in the automatic fear, reaction and anxiety or are they based on your heartfelt truth and authentically knowing what is best for you in any situation.
I would love to hear what you experience as you practice tapping into your stillness and making choices free of judgment, attachment and resistance.
YOU HAVE THE POWER to reinvent yourself moment by moment. ARE YOU READY to experience how good it could really be - TO BE YOU?
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