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Be Grateful

7 Nov

Be Grateful

Your best weapon against depression, stress, anxiety and all things associated with these elements, is being grateful. Be grateful for the things you have. Repeat them to yourself when you wake up, and before you go to bed. Whenever you are feeling overwhelmed, remember these things. Don’t just say them, believe them.

I am grateful for:

  • I am grateful for my friends
  • I am grateful for my family
  • I am grateful for my girlfriend, the love we share and the relationship we have. For all the smiles and laughs, the hugs and kisses. For all changes and improvements we’re making
  • I am grateful for the roof over my head, the place that I live, the amenities it offers, the bed I sleep in, the computer I write from, my refrigerator and the food it stores for me.
  • I am grateful for my dog, and the excitement she brings to go on walks and play ball
  • I am grateful to have a car – no matter how much it costs me 😉
  • I am grateful for the opportunities that lie before me
  • I am grateful to be able to pursue my dreams
  • I am grateful for the books I have, and all that they teach me
  • I am grateful for my new passion and pursuit of meditation, and all that it has given me
  • I am grateful for my level of awareness
  • I am grateful for my abundance
  • I am grateful for my love and appreciation of nature and the universe
  • I am grateful for the love I have from so many people and animals
  • I am grateful to be alive, in this world, in this galaxy, in this universe
  • I am grateful for all the things that I have, and all that I love

Saying these things, (more importantly believing these things) makes me happy. My troubles disappear. My worries and stress lessened. My head clear and calm.

I truly believe this approach can work for anyone, and I hope that people give it a try. They say that once one person does something, that others around them instantly have the ability to do the same. Maybe it’s already happening…I hope so.

The Power of 2 Words – “I AM

7 Nov

The power of “I am” is immense. Believing in , and loving ourselves, is one of the greatest powers we can have – and as unfortunate as it may be that it took me nearly 28 years to believe it, I am so grateful to believe in and love myself now.

The world was always a chaotic and unstable place for me, mostly because of the way I felt about myself. Sound familiar? Luckily it doesn’t have to be this way. Once we change our thoughts (about ourselves, and the way we see the world) our lives begin to follow – our attitude improves, as does our relationships, our feelings, and our outlook on all aspects of life.

I have spent many hours reading, watching and listening to positive affirmations, and researching the “Power of I am” I have shared many of these videos and I hope they have helped people. Putting them out into the universe, and experiencing these things myself – I am confident they have, as we are ALL connected.

But what I want to do is add my own list of the things that I feel that I am, and in doing so, they are the things anyone reading this are as well.

  • I am safe
  • I am loved
  • I am beautiful
  • I am grateful
  • I am secure
  • I am protected
  • I am caring
  • I am strong
  • I am wonderful
  • I am powerful
  • I am growing
  • I am learning
  • I am brave
  • I am compassionate
  • I am confident
  • I am blessed
  • I am fortunate
  • I am abundance
  • I am the universe
  • I am nature
  • I am one with everyone
  • I am understanding
  • I am source
  • I am energy
  • I am deserving
  • I am blissful
  • I am life
  • I am divine
  • I am god
  • I am happy
  • I am fun
  • I am wise
  • I am positive
  • I am determined
  • I am upbeat
  • I am persistent
  • I am motivated
  • I am truth
  • I am who I am

Make your own list of whatyou are, and add to it whenever you can. Repeat them over and over again, and begin to believe. Your life will forever we better for it. And remember, you deserve it.

 

Everything is connected

25 Oct

Everything is connected. Everything in the universe is made up of the same thing. Consciousness created life and everything we see in it. Realizing that everything is connected, is revolutionary to the mind. Everything makes so much more sense. Energy is real, and everything effects everything. We push our energy into the world. If we grow consciously, if we grow spiritually, if we grow our knowledge, love and understanding – so will the planet, so will the world. Grow, and spread the message – together we can achieve anything. Maybe even peace, happiness, love, and harmony for everything on this little planet. Maybe it will help the rest of the universe. Maybe a lot of things.

 

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We are the Problem, and the Solution

25 Oct

I have always believe that I could do anything that I wanted. However, growing up that mostly applied to breaking rules, getting projects finished last second (and still pulling off a good grade), going to college, playing sports, being good at things, and accomplishing my dreams and goals. Getting older though I began to lose hope, broken by my shortcomings and my failures – or so I thought. But that was before I ever thought about consciousness, loving yourself, gratitude, appreciation, and a higher being. Looking back now, things have never been as bad as I had thought, and things are better than I even realize now. It is our MIND that determines these things, it is how we perceive things, and how we choose to look at them. Look – nothing is perfect, and it never will be perfect, because we don’t live in a perfect world. But if we continue to learn, and teach ourselves (and others) and work on ourselves, and look at the things we have to be happy for (versus the things we are unfortunate for) and we are grateful, appreciative, and thankful for everything – then we have a lot better chance of being happy in this lifetime. We are only here for a moment, and then our lives are over. It is not a race, it is not a competition, and it is certainly not to be lived unhappily. Live life with purpose, YOUR purpose. Do what you love and do it often. Help yourself and help others. Grow spiritually, consciously, compassionately, and however else you wish to do so, but grow. Take responsibility for your actions, and stop blaming other people. Only we can change ourselves, and no one else. If there is something you don’t like, stop doing it. If there is something you love doing, and you are not doing it – start. You are a wonderful, beautiful, fantastic, loving person. Love yourself. Believe in yourself. And begin being the solution you need in your life. Anything is possible when you believe in it, and you work towards it. Much love.

Meditation proven to rebuild the brain

23 Oct

Meditation proven to rebuild the brain.

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Experience Gratitude

22 Oct

Experience gratitude in your life. Be thankful for all the gifts in your life, and all the reasons you are appreciative. Think of the people who you are so fortunate to have, and think of yourself and how far you have come. Feel from the love in your heart, and let go of the pain. “Relinquish all regrets, grievances, and resentments. Choose the miracle.” – Deepak Chopra

Have the intention, and go with the choice to forgive, and move from the pain. Choose to be happy, and choose to live a fulfilling life, one dedicated to love, understanding, and positivity.

We are our greatest challenge, and our greatest asset. How we perceive the world ultimately determines how we see it.

See the world for the beauty that it holds, and live a life of gratefulness, peace, and happiness.

Stop the worry. Stop the stress.

22 Oct

Stop worrying, and stop stressing – they’re not good for you, and they do nothing for your cause. If something is causing you worry or stress, remove it from you. Worrying or stressing about something will not work to your benefit, it will do quite the opposite. Either way, if it is something that has to get done, it will get done – and that will be up to you to do it.

Whatever it is you have to do, do it out of love, and be grateful to be in the situation of doing it – whatever it may be. Enjoy what life puts in front of you, and make the best of it. At the end of the day, everything is going to be alright. There are certain situations where this is difficult, and may not apply – but the more we apply these ideals, the easier our lives will be.

Stress and worry is a disease that we carry with us, and for many of us, we have been taught and/or taught ourselves to live this way. But just as we were taught these things, we can unlearn them, and evolve into new patterns and habits that will benefit us greatly.

As soon as we begin to break the chains, is the moment we begin to break free from the things that hold us back. It is a choice, and we can take charge of our lives. It is a journey, and it will not be easy (for things take time to unlearn) but we will continue to grow each moment we choose better alternatives. May your day be calm, mellow, stress-free and happy.

 

The World is what you see

21 Oct
the world is what you see

the world is what you see

“Your thoughts are your reality” – I am told this in everything I am reading, studying, hearing, watching…it must be true!

I’m not sure what to believe anymore, and as they all say “fear” will bring us back to what is comfortable, our old thoughts and habits.

I’m trying to do my best to live in the present, to live in the moment, to enjoy every second, and forget about the past and stop worrying about the future. I realize now that I have many problems that I have always had. Many things that have happened in my life have created the way that I have become. But I don’t have to continue to let those things hurt me. I can change, just like everyone else can.

The information is just overwhelming, and the constant realizations that I have thought the wrong way for so long is really hard to deal with sometimes, but it’s okay. Nothing can change overnight, so neither can I. Patience is a virtue right now. Slowly, day by day it will get better – it is just fighting everything inside of me to not resort back to my old ways of thinking and seeing the world. It is much easier to drown in sorrow, and feel like the world is against you – than it is to say, “I create my own reality”.

Some of this is hard for me to believe right now, because I did not choose for many of the things that have happened in my life – however if our thoughts really do create our reality, then who knows…All I know is now I am starting to believe, and I am being positive (trying to at least) and much more hopeful of the good that is to come. I am experiencing a change in my attitude, and beginning to see results. I feel as if I keep going on this journey, and continue to learn, and read, and write, and listen – I will create the life that I want, and in doing so the world I envision.

We are only responsible for ourselves, and so only ourselves we can change. We can change our thoughts, our dreams, our lives, and our routines. Knowing this now, puts me at ease. I still struggle with what others are doing around me, but that too shall pass (I hope.)

Sticking with it is the hard part, but just like the rest – patience…move slow…believe…I have nothing to lose.

 

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Filter the Negativity

20 Oct
get the positive ripples

get the positive ripples

“Filter the Negativity to produce positive ripples…” – Cherie Roe Dirksen

How True and wise this statement is. So many situations, so many opportunities to feel negative, but each time we resisit them, and each time we choose to take the positive outlook – we are winning, and we are growing stronger. Our lives will be happier, longer, healthier and we will inspire, spread, and share the positive effects. You can do it. We all can do it together.

 

Life: A Game and Journey

3 Oct

Life truly is a journey, of wonderful curiosity and anticipation. As children we have no idea what to expect, or how things work. As time goes on, we begin to pick up some of these unexpected wonders, and it turns into more of a game. You start without any clue on how to play, or what the rules are, but as you advance you begin to figure it out. Each day, week, month and year we learn new things, and apply it to the things we have already learned or decided. As we go on thru the ages, we get better at different things. We make improvements in our strength, minimize our weaknesses, increase our awareness, better our understanding of ourselves, people and the world, advance our communication, and make better decisions; we become more clear of our purpose, intentions, and dreams; we then begin to formulate better plans on achieving these new goals; we reach those, or move past them and look for new direction and stages in our lives. We move on to the next level, where we get to experience new things which we can learn from. There are an undefined number of levels, and there is no winning or losing. Life is but, again – a journey, and a game – and just like all games, the more we play, the better we become. Except this game isn’t plugged into an outlet and lit up on your screen. There are no chores that must be done before you play, or homework to be done. There are no limitations or restrictions, only the ones we place on ourselves. Life is a wonderful, beautiful, joyous adventure, in which we decide the outcome and results. Live your life with purpose and passion, and you will race thru the levels and be rewarded with more adventures and experiences. Thru those you will grow infinitely. There is no limit to where you can go, what you can do, or how much you can achieve. Love and Believe in yourself and your life is going to be everything you ever wanted or expected.

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