Bring your gifts to the world
Everyone has something to offer today
You have a gift
A gift of kindness
A gift of a smile
A gift of listening
A gift of a helping hand
When you look at another human being today ask yourself
How can I help you today?
What do I mean by taking the path of least resistance.
Life is full of making decisions, some small day to day, others life changing.
Some like wanting to start your own business, change jobs, leave relationships, move house, those kind of biggies.
Have you noticed that some things just seem an up hill battle, things get lost in the post, people don’t get back to you so you are chasing, plans fall through, you run out of money, whilst some things just seem to pan out smoothly, everything dropping into place, the right people appear, it happens quickly and that’s the path that’s meant to be, the path you are being guided down, the path of least resistance.
What’s going on for you right now that you feel is just wearing you out, it’s not happening but you keep pushing forward one step but two steps back?
Sometimes it’s just ok to let go of that idea, give yourself time and notice what’s naturally coming your way.
Happiness is gratitude
I have been practicing this a lot lately.
If I notice my thoughts starting to sink into the pity party and crack out the party poppers, I say, either out loud if I’m alone or in my head…
What are you grateful for today?
Then I start reeling out the answers.
Try it…. it will help!
This is a classic meditation by the amazing Louise Hay…. I love this meditation, really helps me focus on being grateful for all the small things we take for granted.
Love to you all x
I see the light in you…
The thing I love about this meditation are the words are so beautiful, a fantastic meditation for self love and acceptance.
Small steps everyday
Love to you all and have a good week ahead x
My past is nothing more than the trail I have left behind… What drives my life today is the energy I generate in each of my present moments 🦋
(Picture taken yesterday at Ness beach Shaldon Devon)
Talking to my inner peace, my space to take it all in, into my conscious mind
My physical body resting, peaceful in this place
My senses taking in the sounds around
The birds singing
The silence that isn’t silence
Humming in my ears
Whooshing of my heart
Softness of my breath
Clock ticking the fake time away
The now of just being here in this space
Taking notice of the way my physical body feels
The tightness across my lower back
Pressure on my tummy
The ache of my eye
Throbbing of feet
This all in my physical being that in this time I inhabit
Which is an instrument I can use how I will
Thoughts pinging here to there
I can be lead, let it me be guided for the better, learning, feeling
Being guided by an energy, a force that already knows
It is here to guide me
I am here to listen
For it is right
It knows what this ‘being’ is here to do
I just let it be and it will come to my physical thought
It is right
It is all right
The energy has lead me to this point of now
I am guided
I am that
I am now
Today I just want you to do one thing…
Take a moment,
Deep breath in,
Press play on this video
Just let your mind wonder
At the moment I am listening to the audiobook Instrumental by James Rhodes
I, unfortunately can relate to James way too much, but like him music saves my life on a daily basis. without it I would not be here in this life. I was introduced to James by Richard Reed – If you just tell you one thing
I would highly recommend a listen or a read!
Love to you all x
Here is one of the amazing people that have helped me keep focused Jen Sincero
You are a badass… was one of the first books I read to help me on the road to recovery.
This email just popped onto my phone from Jen ……
Happy New Year!
I was thinking about you and your New Year’s resolutions for 2018, running wild with an optimistic “this year I’m not screwing around” fist raised high in the air.
And I realized that my personal resolution could perhaps help you keep yours. Hence, I want to share.
My resolution is to intend more this year. To make a daily, conscious choice to be more present, every morning. For example:
I intend to stop and notice five things I’m grateful for today
I intend to take a deep breath before speaking today
I intend to do something I’ve never done before today
I intend to organize my desktop today
I intend to chat up three strangers today
I intend to dole out five honest compliments today (to myself as well)
I intend to look on the bright side today
I intend to expect the best, no matter what, all day today
I love this exercise because it’s just one day at a time, which is the key to fending off overwhelm and helping you stick to things. You can do anything for one day. Hell you can set an intention before a specific moment, like before walking into a room (I intend to go slowly and take it all in), driving to the supermarket (I intend to be blown away by the miracle that is driving a car), sitting down to meditate (I intend to receive guidance on how to approach my boss for a raise), before visiting a grouchy relative (I intend to have compassion for my uncle who has had a hard life) or before taking a bite of a grilled cheese sammich (I intend to savor this bite and taste every nuance of its cheesy magnificence until I burst into tears of delight).
You can apply intentions to your resolution, no matter what it is. If your resolution is to quit smoking: I intend to treat my precious lungs like the great gifts they are today.
If your resolution is to make more money: I intend to do something that scares the crap out me that will push me towards my financial goal today.
Daily intentions are extremely powerful and simple because they break things down into bite sized chunks, shift our focus and, dare I say, make things kinda fun.
We have countless things all around us every moment to be amazed by, grateful for, thrilled about, educated from, in love with.
All we have to do is remember to pay attention.
Here’s to a conscious and kick ass 2018!
Thank you Jen!! It’s exactly what I’ve been saying…
What are you grateful for today?
Love to you all x
Staying out of other peoples drama, is my todays thought…..
I have been so guilty of it in the past and am still now but more mindful of it and to stop it in its tracks. I seem to attract myself to people that are ‘drama queens’, always something major going on with there life. If you have been a bit ill with the sniffles, then they have had ‘Arabian Night flu” and the doctors said it was touch and go they nearly died! You know the kind of people I am talking about we all have them in our lives, some are as close as family members, when you think, yes finally they are settled got themselves a nice house job girlfriend…. Oh no what’s happened now… To people we work with, friends etc
I think why I am saying all of this is what has helped me in my ‘I want to feel better’ quest is to distance myself from those people, not get fully hooked in, not join their parade, and start swinging the batons around with them.
It does sound selfish really I know but they are energy zappers, spirit suckers, thought drainers.
- So I step out of the ring
- I let them know I still love them
- I am saving the energy for me
love to you all x
Here it is then a new year, beginning of a new week, new beginnings la de da… how many times have we heard that over this last week, the pressure of it all, thinking ‘shit’ if I don’t start something new today it will be too late, then that’s it I’ve failed before I have even started, now I have to wait till next year…..
And STOP its ok its not too late, it never is, it’s always a good time to start, the only time when it is to late is when we are dead!
I know that does sound a bit morbid but it is true, doing the job I do, I’m seeing them in and seeing them out and all the in between, and one thing I am sure about until you take your last breath there is always time, hope. Now don’t get me wrong I have my days and I am not ashamed to say, well I was but I’m learning to accept them, I have suffered from depression, I still suffer anxiety on a daily basis, panic overwhelming me like a wave of water over taking my head and body and this is what I was talking about in my last post, how do I get over this…over…wrong word, I don’t think I will ever get over, but what I am doing is learning how to manage, learning how not to let it get sunk right in, learning how to let thoughts of self harm, panic, self hate pass through like visitors… nice to see you but it’s always nice to see you go ….
Daily habits, as mentioned in last post,
So if you wanted, for example to be a concert pianist, it does not happen overnight, first you would get the resources, piano, music books, then you would go to someone that already knows how to play the piano, you would get lessons, then you would take on board what they have taught, because they are the person that have already done it, then you would practice what you have been taught until you are familiar with it, trained your muscle memory, then go back to the person that has more knowledge than you and go through the cycle again, you get my drift. Well these steps are the same for everything.
I want to feel better, spoiler alert…. it is not going to happen over night, so I am going to need resources, I am going to need to learn from someone or people that have learnt how to feel better, I am going to need to take on board what they have to say, now for the big one…. PRACTICE what they have suggested, then when I want to learn more and am ready for the next step go back to the people that have learnt more than me and carry on the cycle.
- Expert ….. Oh I hate that word… expert… a drip under pressure!!!! A person that knows more than I do, yes I know, I don’t know everything
- Keep repeating
What I am going to do in the coming year, I am going to share what resources I am and have used, including books, YouTube videos, pinterest and my best resource good old fashioned pen and paper. The people I have gone to that have and help me, whether that is someone I have never met but their writings have inspired me, to the people around in my life. How I practice, how I make time in my busy life of working in the ambulance service and now starting a second job in a mental health hospital, a family, grandchildren, dogs, you know all those time zappers. And how I find the motivation to keep going, what helps me, what stops me sinking into the pit with my dark passenger. And if any of this helps you then great! But if it does not then I am helping someone, I am helping me.
Love to you all x
Today I had the freedom to wake when I chose, freedom to make a cuppa tea, freedom to get back into a comfy bed, freedom of technology, freedom of my own choice, freedom to make my own decisions, if I want to go back to sleep , I can, if I want to get up and go out, I can, freedom is a beautiful thing.
Today I woke up and and have the gift of a new day, I can walk without pain, I can breath without a struggle. I can see the beautiful world around me and can hear my radio and my family.
Whether that is my blood family or my chosen family, they are here if I need them, here to make me smile, here to listen to me, just here.
What are you grateful for today?
From the smallest thing…
Warm cup of tea, clean sheets, day off work, stroll down to the shop, birds singing, fresh air…
Choosing a landscape photo is easy as I seem to have millions of them because I live in such a beautiful part of the world, having countryside, moorlands and coast to choose from!
This is the panoramic view over the town I live near! X