I may not be there yet, but I am getting closer. This year one of my Big 5 goals is to find more peace within, knowing that a steady meditation practice will make all the difference in this aspect of my life. So far, I am in awe of the potential of our brains and our cellular make-up and I like what I am experiencing.
Believe in that small voice inside of you. Listen to the rhythm of your body. Feel its flow and the connections that exist, linking all that is within. Live your energy as only YOU can. Cultivate it. Share it. Set it free. Be contagious with kindness. Be open with love. Be the person you were put on this earth to be.
We all have them. Days we wonder why we are here. What our purpose is. What would happen if we just quit. Would anyone notice? Would we be happy? How much struggle is enough? Is your struggle a relationship? a job? a health or body image concern? the loss of someone in your life? reconciling yourself with your passion? Is it simply liking yourself? These things are all real. They sit with us and weigh us down. Sometimes they even make us sick. If you are lucky, you notice it and feel it coming on. You sit with it and observe how it makes you act and react. Just like injuries, some struggles
Courage is all around us. Fear is all around us. They are the same, except that one we do nothing about and the other we decide to make a change. We all have choices. If you can’t change something, change the way you think about it and see what happens!
I needed a place to write and although this is much more personal than usual, it felt right. “Leave your mark on the world” and “live as though there is no tomorrow” are more than just words. Inhale them into your being and exhale anything that has been holding you back.
Become the most passionate person you know, it will be contagious. Pretty much sums up my life. To share my passion for simply living a fulfilling and healthy life I sat down one day with a notebook last summer with my daughter at the coffee shop and said to her, let’s come up 108 affirmations. An affirmation being a positive “I am” statement and the number 108 because that is how many intentions are in a mala. A mala celebrates the eternal spiritual truth within each heart. Since ancient times, this has been symbolized by the number 108. There are 108 earthly desires, 108 human feelings, 108 delusions, 108 beads in the traditional meditation mala, and 108 affirmations in the Positive Energy mala that I created with help from designer and owner of Think Positive Apparel, Taylor Lapidus. My notebook and my list were carried around with me for at least 10 months when I reminded myself of them and decided to create a special graphic using them for the 3-year anniversary of my fitness …
Only in my dreams….But why? Why do we think good things can only happen to us in our dreams? I challenge you to turn your dreams into reality…here is how: Very rarely do I have dreams like most people think of dreams, the kind when you are asleep and you wake up knowing that you had dreamed or you wake up from a dream. I am sure that I do dream in my sleep and I can recall some sleep dreams, but most of my dreams happen while I am awake. While I am in a clear connected place. I have the urge to grab a notebook and write down what seem to be just thoughts. When I look back at my notes, I realize, they are more than just thoughts. They are dreams. Like sleep dreams, they occur without any conscious effort. Suddenly, they are on a piece of paper in front of me. And usually when I am looking for answers I look back to my notebooks and find the answers …