It's so easy to get caught in an enticing yet unkind conversation about someone else. But if you've ever been the target of gossip, as I have been, you know how painful it is. No matter how we excuse it, talking behind another's back is a harmful habit. My definition of gossip is simple:
Recently my physical therapist was encouraging me to find my own answers to these questions by considering why the pain in my hip is persisting. Bottom line? I expect too much of myself and allow others to do the same. More about my lessons in a minute.
If this issue matters to you, here are the guidelines I'm learning. As you read my suggestions, consider how you're doing or think about what you can do to be more compassionate. They're written in the first person to make them easier to adopt as your own if you wish.
Let's make a deal not to get to the end of our lives, regretting not having done what only we can do. Going to your grave without doing them would be a tragedy, but doing them is your greatest legacy. I've made a simple note to myself and invite you to do the same.
Use the model above to consider your own life pursuit. Does the circle on the left or the one on the right best describe your current focus? How are you investing your heart, intelligence and life force?
I know that fulfilling this intention may seem like a tall order, so I've asked people like you to share their reasons for making best year yet plans and why doing so matters to them. As you read through the list, notice which ones ring true for you.
So are you ready for your best year yet? To find out here are some statements to consider. Being as honest as you can (no one's looking), mentally circle either T or F, depending on whether each statement is true or false for you.
With December 31st rushing our way, it's natural to start thinking about your dreams for the year ahead. I know of no better way to start than believing your dreams can come true, no matter what's in the way. If Ruby can do it, so can we!
Please try slowing down -- just for one moment, this moment. I guarantee it will work better. And there's nothing more I wish for you than the gift of enjoying this holiday season more than ever before. It's time.
Frankly I've been astounded at the profound difference these secrets have made in my life, so I share them with you, while remembering to let these words go forward on their own, to the ones who need them.
You'll know you're in charge when you see the evidence in your life. For example, you're exercising, your loved ones are happy, you have more money, you're writing, you are more peaceful, and you can trust yourself to do what matters.
Falling in love again is impossible and unrealistic, isn't it? I'm here to tell you that it's not. Yet I'd be lying if I said that after 36 years of being together, every moment has been bliss. In fact, we've fallen in love again a number of times! Here's what I've discovered.