Monday, July 25, 2011

Which do you feed?

An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, & ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, & truth." The boy thought about it, and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?" The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed".

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Everybody needs to feel the positive energy

Do you remember the poem Solitude? "Laugh and the world laughs with you...weep and you weep alone..." That's how it begins. It's a great poem. I've loved it for years and understood early just what that meant. I do not practice the art of "fake it til you make it" like many others do. Instead I practice the art of, Own it, Be in it, and then try to turn it around and keep the hard stuff limited to yourself and your closest friends and then take the lessons and the positive parts and let it be the front runner.

People need to know that they are not alone in this world. Life can get lonely sometimes! We all get lonely, and when we aren't lonely, sometimes we forget to hang on tight and truly enjoy every bit of that time. When things are all going well, we get bored. When things get rough, we lose our grip on what else we have that is spectacular in our life. We need to get a "GRATITUDE ADJUSTMENT!" I coined this phrase, if someone else made it up too...well then Great Spirit is trying very hard to share it among the lot of us that this is what we are in great need of.

Get grateful! Focus on the things that we have that are great in our lives. Work hard to come through the parts that are painful. At the end of the day, it's up to each and every one of us to decide just how we are going to feel. Just having this day is another chance to make it right. Being alive, being on this Earth...that is a blessing in and of itself. Do you realize how lucky we are to be alive in this time of the world? How absolutely amazing it all is...and time is speeding up! You gotta go get in it, get into your life!

Seeing the good in things and being grateful is a CHOICE. Seeing the bad as the main stay in our lives, well that's your choice too...but I will tell you will be weeping alone.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Going with the flow of change

Even if you live the most mundane existence, life changes up fairly quickly. You can choose to go with that flow, and see where it leads...or you can fight it and still end up there anyway. Be open to the possibilities and see where life takes you. When you find yourself in spaces you never thought you'd be...take it all in. Some of those spaces can be your wildest dreams coming true-and I say, breathe it in and accept that your hard work paid off! Some can be in deep dark places that you never saw yourself in, breathe it in anyway because there is a purpose for it. And sometimes that purpose is simply to get you past that deep dark space and into the highest place possible for you. If you are meant to do something great, you will do it. And we are all meant to do something great with our lives, or we would not be here. Now figure out what that great thing is for you, ride the waves to get you there, do your part and enjoy every  breath of the salty fresh air along the way!