Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Allow yourself detached affection and loving acceptance for all your fellow creatures, no matter how they are behaving. Be a model not a critic. Be an example of honesty, integrity, acceptance, compassion and joy. Your happiness is right now. Your power is right now. Your good will is within you and not dependent on the world behaving well. When you see bad behavior, bless those wounded creatures and behave well yourself. That is the path to the world you envision.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
When will you realize that your are all in this world you need to be happy? When will you give up waiting? When will you take back your power? All that's needed is allowing. You don't have to look for it out there, because it is within you. You are your own divinity. You are your own precious gem. You are your own deity because you are connected to all that is. You are just as worthy of your love as anyone else. You are just as worthy of fame and fortune as anyone else. Just relax and allow the riches of the universe to unfold in you. Just relax, and the universe will rise up in support. Open your heart and mind to us. Open your heart and mind to your own blessedness. Relax.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Remember that you are precious, too. Remember that your life is just as important and meaningful as anyone else's. Remember that your first responsibility is to yourself. If you stifle your own happiness, you limit your ability to be a force for love in the world. Consider others, of course. Be kind, of course. But do not choose someone else's happiness over your own. Their happiness is their own responsibility. Choose life.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Unhappiness is merely resistance to what is. See the world you have created with acceptance and no judgment. From this calm and loving place, decide your next step. Move from "I don't want this." to "Here is where I am. What is a positive move for me right now?" Find what brings you satisfaction, joy, fulfillment, pleasure, loving connection, a sense of being your true self. Love where you are, love where you've been, and love where you are going. Then watch as the adventure unfolds.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Get a picture in your mind of yourself at your most centered, loving, calm and peaceful. Use this image in times of stress. However you are feeling, ask yourself, "If I were feeling that way, how would I act in this situation?" Then act that way. Pretend you are in a play, and your role is of the kind, loving, nurturing, protective paragon of virtue. You'll be surprised how easy it is to become that version of you.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Make kindness your intention today. Simple kindness can change the world. Show the people you encounter today your loving heart. They will take from the experience whatever they are able to in the moment. You can't know what's going on for them, but your kindness has a great chance of making their day a little bit better than it was before. Think and act kindly.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Because you are human, you have many feelings -- feelings that you like and ones that you don't like. Because you are human, the outside world offers you experiences that are pleasant and experiences that you deem unpleasant. Because you are human, you will have thoughts that buoy you and thoughts that bring you down. Please don't judge your thoughts and feelings. Just allow them to pass on through. You might have an anxious thought about the future. You might criticize yourself about something. You might feel sad. Just notice it and release it. Don't live there. Find what's positive in the moment. That is always our message and always the true path to happiness.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Please allow yourself to release unhappiness and resistance to what is. It's so simple, and so liberating. What is is. That is the long and the short of it. Relax and enjoy the simple pleasures. You can find joy there, every moment, every day. Simply release everything but right now.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Don't sell yourself short. You have gifts and abilities and, most important, a good heart to share. So what if you don't do eveything well. So what if you're not in the limelight. Go on doing your best day to day. Be a smile on someone else's face. Give someone else a reason to feel a little better. Be a beacon of love in the world.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Honor your losses. Mourn them. Bless them as part of the gloriuos human unfolding. And then move on. Look around you. There is so much pleasure to be had, so much good to be done, so many warm connections to make. Don't dwell in the past. Your life is now.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
When you allow your doubt and anxety to speak louder than your confidence and well-being, you perpetuate what you don't want in your life. Pull your attention away from the anxious thoughts. Simply state firmly, "Right now, everything is fine." Then you can move on to what are the possible positive uses of that particular moment created by you on your particular path to enlightenment. Pick something positive and give your heart to it. It might be a grand gesture, but it might be just the simplest act of kindness or relaxation or appreciation. Be well.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Maintain your own peace. Be an example and a conduit of peace for others. Peace is within you and needs nothing from the world around you. Find it in silence, in singing, in laughing, and in conversation. Find it in the garden, the forest, the mountains, and the shore. Find it at the workbench, at the easel, and at the kitchen sink. Peace is within you.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Remember to honor your own weaknesses. Remember to honor your own failures. Remember to honor your experience as it is. Your life is your life. Your choices are your own. You might not be proud of everything you do, but you must not judge yourself too harshly. Recognize, apologize, make amends when possible, and move on. Honor all your experiences as part of the whole of human life. Human nature is a work in progress. No matter your failings, you can always relax, love yourself, and choose goodness and light each and every moment. Life is not a game to be won or lost, but a vast fund of opportunity for learning and growth. Stop keeping score. Live.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Allow your friends to help you. Ask for favors. As long as you are available to others, there will always be someone eager to help out. And even if you haven't been especially helpful to others, it's worth asking. You might find a way to deepen a friendship and open yourself up to more support -- both giving and receiving. You humans are a social species. The need for community runs very deep. Ask for help.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Start again. Bounce back. When you set an intention, it's not uncommon to lose your way, or fall back into old behaviors. Don't judge, just start again. Restate your goal, get clear on the steps. If you can identify what got in the way, figure out how to handle that problem if it pops up again. But always love yourself, notice what you have done well. Bounce back. Start again.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Live and let live. That's a good one. Release any responsibility you feel for someone else's choices or feelings or happiness. If you live up to your own responsibility to take care of yourself, and your own responsibility to be kind and loving in the world, your relationships will be joyous and nurturing. The pressure you feel in any situation is self-imposed. Whatever anyone else expects of you is their affair. You are only responsible for your own work, your own actions, your own thoughts and feelings, your own happiness. Allow everyone else their own paths and their own dignity.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
The details are important, but not crucial, not set in stone. Pay attention. Give whatever you are doing the respect and attention it deserves, but don't worry if things don't go exactly according to plan. Be flexible. Be happy. Laugh at your mistakes. Life is growth. Life is a work in progress.
Friday, June 4, 2010
You are blessed, dear ones, with an ever-expanding consciousness. You are blessed with a lively imagination. You are blessed, you humans, with endless possibility, and yet so many of you live in fear and anxiety. So many of you live in depression and doubt. When you learn to raise your children with joy and encouragement, with respect for the miracles that they are, with truly unconditional and undemanding love, and with clear and sober guidance, then you will grow generations of limitless achievement, good works, and enlightenment. You are blessed.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
We are all teachers, and so are all of you. You might not be aware of what you are teaching or whom. It's good to wake up and be conscious. With every move you make, every word you say, every emotion you express or suppress, you are teaching your children and other people who admire you. You are teaching the people around you how to treat you. You are teaching yourself how to view the experiences you are having. Be conscious of what you are teaching. Make it a loving and peaceful lesson. Make it a lesson of good will and generosity, of acceptance and nourishment. Make it a lesson of powerful manifestation of your highest good and the highest good of all concerned. Be a good teacher, a teacher of good.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Your sense of humor is your greatest ally. Laugh, laugh, laugh. Laugh primarily at your own foibles. But laugh with affection and acceptance. Sarcasm, teasing -- by their very nature are hostile. Watch your language. Keep it positive. Keep it light. Keep it loving. Words can hurt. Please use them to heal instead.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Time is what you make of it. It moves slowly or quickly; it is joyous or depressing, productive or idle, all depending on you. Time is a possibility waiting to be fulfilled by you. You alone can make of your time what you desire. You alone create your life. Create consciously.