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Thursday, January 22, 2015

FREEDOM FROM MEDDLING

"Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it."
~Author Unknown~

I used to honesty believe that I knew what was best for other people. If only they would do this or that; change in a specific way or reconsider the priorities in their lives, then they would feel better- and I would too. But I've learned to let people be and trust that they will know what they need to know when they need to know it, and not as the result of my prompting, or by my demand.

I mind my own business and allow others to do the same.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

LIFE

"To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach."
~Havelock Ellis~
 
Life doesn't happen catastrophically, even though that's how it might sometimes feel. Life happens in cycles, and rhythmically, like the tides and the seasons and the revolutions of the earth.
     Sometimes we want instant results and instant gratification, but anything worthwhile takes time to establish, and even more time to develop and grow.

Time is my friend and it carries me gently forward one day at a time.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

ENCOUNTERS THAT MEASURE DISTANCE

"The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes measurements anew every time he sees me. the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them."
~ George Bernard Shaw ~
 
Sometimes it takes running into someone we used to be close to in order to realize how far we've come. If we've been diligent about personal development and the one we encounter has not, the distance between us is distinct and the measure from where we once were is before us plain as day.
     And though we may be the only one to recognize it, that is enough. If we are living at ever-higher levels of vibration, we will inevitably outgrow our past.

I welcome encounters with my past life so that I can clearly see how far I've come.

Monday, January 19, 2015

MODESTY

"What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself."
~ Abraham Lincoln ~

There's something to be said for modesty in clothing. Low-cut and skin-tight leave little to the imagination, and attract attention to our physicality and sexuality rather than our spirits or our minds.
     Letting our clothes fall loosely around our curves is, in many ways, more attractive and self-affirming than strutting around flaunting whatever we may have to flaunt.

I have nothing to prove with my physical physique. I dress in what's comfortable and becoming, rather than what's going to grab the most attention.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

COURAGE!

"Give me a fruitful error any time, full of seeds, (and) bursting with its own corrections." ~ Vilfredo Pareto ~

There is no percentage in being afraid. If nothing comes from whatever we may attempt, or the end result doesn't play out the way we hope it will, we haven't actually lost anything- not really. And we have grown in depth from the experience. Enlightened living requires of us that we have courage; that we trust outcomes, trust our efforts, and trust the process of progress over time.

I am willing to take risks and try things, even though the outcome may be uncertain at best.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

THE PARADOX OF BEING HUMAN

"Nature does not deceive us. It is we who deceive ourselves."
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~

It's hard to be ok with being ordinary. I think we all want to excel; to be exceptional and extra-wise, strong, beautiful or whatever. We want to be special because we feel special. And we are.
     And perhaps we feel that way because the mere fact of our being human and being one among many is special in its own right. And when we add to that our unique combination of gifts and talents... well, there's no question. We are ordinary and not at the same time. It's a natural state and one that we don't have to work at manufacturing.

I am extraordinary exactly as I am.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

LEMONADE

"When life hands you lemons, make lemonade."
~ Proverbial Phrase ~ 
 
To any problem we may have, there is a solution- a way to feel better and come to terms. It may not be what we expected, or what we think we want, or can live with, but even our hardest lessons enrich us in the end.

Everything that happens in life has the potential to grow me. Understanding that, I stop resisting what is.