Many times we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget who we are inside. We start to believe that we are limited beings, rather than infinite beings with unlimited potential.
There's a fundamental shift in our culture, bigger than anything since Henry Ford. Being productive in the name of the factory, increasing the efficiency of the system, becoming an interchangeable part -- it's over.
The speed of change both around us and in our own lives has gone from linear to parallel to constant and environmental. Change is no longer one of the dynamics in our life, it is the environment in which we live.
I had the honor of spending a few hours with Sir Richard Branson at his home in the British Virgin Islands. Since my return, the one question I've been asked is, "What Did You Learn From Richard Branson?"
How different would your life be if you knew how magnificent you truly are and understood how to harness the infinite possibility of life itself? Too often we get caught up in the drama of everyday life and forget our unlimited potential.
It's much more important to spend time developing our own self-image than it is to worry about what others think of us, for nothing controls our own personal success or failure in life more than our level of self-esteem.
Children seem to know things that as adults, we seem to forget. They play together, dream big, laugh, hug and enjoy life wholeheartedly, living each moment fully, not knowing the meaning of worry or stress.
We need a license to drive, to drink, to hunt, to fish, to fly an airplane or sail a boat, sell liquor or be a street vendor but we can raise a child without any indoctrination, guidance or prerequisites.
Each day we have unlimited opportunities to step forth with unconditional love for our fellow man and be of service to one another. These opportunities for kindness with no expectation in return often show up in unexpected ways.
Freedom is an ideal that is held in high regard and desired by many. However, regardless of our passionate desire to create it in our lives, we often end up settling for something else, by necessity rather than choice.
If we believe that change is bad, our experiences will most likely match our belief. Conversely, if we believe that the Universe is here to support us and that change is for our growth and improvement, then our experience will parallel that instead.
I have always believed that the quality of our life is determined primarily by the quality of the questions we ask. One thing that I've learned from observing the world is that those who ask good questions and go deeper have lives that are deeper and more meaningful.
Since I was a young girl I have had an issue with my weight. Although I've never been more than 25 pounds overweight other than when I was pregnant, I've never been thin either. More importantly, no matter if it was up or down, I've always felt fat, even when I wasn't.
Inside all of us is the essence of who we are, although we bury it with superficial objects that keep us trapped in patterns and situations that are not always pleasant or enjoyable. Yet the greatest irony in life, is that we and we alone hold the key to our own peace and happiness.