Your attention expands and amplifies everything. Focusing on an event, a moment, a person's traits, or an emotion will reveal more detail and that detail will attract more detail... on and on... consuming your consciousness.
On Monday the countdown began - four days until Friday, three days, and so on. At the age of 27, being this unfulfilled was no way to live and so I did what they tell you never to do. I quit. And here's why.
I am inspired daily by the love and kindness of my grandmother and the life and messages of Wayne Dyer. When you have a choice of being right or wrong, choose kind. Lead with kindness and love. Imagine what our world would be like if we all did this.
When I started to meditate and dive into the life-changing practice of self-inquiry, I started to understand the nature of my thinking. Meditation taught me to be present with my thoughts and how the nature of my thinking creates the experience of an emotion felt in the body.
Your purpose is simple. It's to create something that you -- and only you -- can create. As you think about a new year and perhaps consider setting resolutions once again, consider instead of resolutions asking yourself one simple question: What am I creating?
I used to be all about resolutions. I would come up with a great list for each New Year, things that I wanted to change, things I wanted to work on, etc. The lists were great, but the resolutions never worked.
I am sure about something. Small children know from whence they came. They are still a part of heaven. That is why one of the easiest ways to feel the presence of the Divine is to connect with a child.
Seventy-five years ago, Joseph Stalin's henchmen (the NKVD) came pounding on my Polish family's door in Eastern Poland. It wasn't until 2012, after a series of serendipitous events, that I decided it was time for me to do some knocking on a few doors myself -- the doors of history.
What it would it take to fully allow ourselves to, say, practice the art of something like Surrender and Trust--on an ongoing basis? What it would it take to remain married to them? And what it would take to let go of having things be a certain way so that we are comfortable?
One way to impact your community, get public alignment for your commitments or simply develop yourself is to ask yourself how you view the world and how that influences your thoughts, actions and words.
I was dealing with something that left me seeking answers. My daughter saw that I was having a moment and asked what was wrong. I told her I wasn't sure how to handle a situation and I explained it to her.
Perhaps Wayne will live on in life's simple joys, such as tender moments, stopped and savored with loved ones. In the deep peace of solitude; in fireplaces, steamy tea cups, good books, and thoughtful days.