• General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    Leave Your Thinking Behind and Feel the Experience

    Think of the last time you went to the grocery store.  What did you buy, hear, smell, touch or possibly taste?  How did it make you feel?  If you are unable to recall most of these things, your mind was obviously clouded with thought.  It is time to leave your thinking behind and feel each and every experience.  We get so caught up in our thoughts that we miss out on even the most routine experiences.  Some would say this does not matter, but it does matter.  Living a mindful life will enhance your sense of self, bringing you more joy, happiness, abundance and well-being.  It is important for all…

  • General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    What Are Your Beliefs Creating?

    Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.  Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.  Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.  Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.  But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, than accept it and live up to it. – Buddhist Teachings Has it ever crossed your mind…

  • Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    Your Past Is No Excuse!

    How often do you use your past as an excuse to justify your present life situation or your behavior? Do you blame your drinking on your “old man” because he drank when you were a kid?  Do you blame your trust issues on a past lover who cheated on you 10 years ago?  Do you blame your dead-end job on your parents because they did not send you to college?  If you are fully aware of where your excuses are coming from, you no longer have an excuse for making excuses!  It is time to step up to the plate and take personal responsibility for what you are doing or…

  • Appreciation,  General,  Happiness,  Relationships

    Improve Your Relationships – Agree to Disagree

    How often do you find yourself in an intense argument over a disagreement?  Too often, relationships tear apart due to disagreements.  Why do we feel the NEED to be right?  If someone does not agree with you why give them the cold shoulder?  Is it really worth it?  Does it make you feel good?  Wouldn’t it be easier to agree to disagree; to allow one another to have their OWN thoughts and opinions on any given subject?  Isn’t this what makes each one of us unique? Can you imagine a world that was full of exactly the same person, or a world where everyone agreed on the same thing?  How boring would that be? …

  • Appreciation,  Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    Feel Appreciation For Who You Are

    When you become consumed with negative thoughts about yourself, it is nearly impossible to feel appreciation for who you are.  You are absent of worthiness and full of self-doubt.  You get caught in a never-ending cycle of self-defeating behaviors and before you know it, you cannot find meaning or purpose in your life.  This state of mind will eventually affect your overall well-being including your health, not to speak of your relationships. When you get caught in the gloom of negativity, the energy you put off becomes toxic and soon no one wants to be around you.  You are what many refer to as a “downer”.  You bring down those…

  • General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    The Meaning of Everything Is the Meaning I Give It

    You are the only one who decides what something means to you.  You are the one who gets to choose what matters and does not matter in your life.  You are the one to decide what is good and what is bad, what is right and what is wrong.  It is your choice how you feel about anything in life.  You are the only one who has control over how you feel and react to any situation. This does not mean you have to give everything a meaning.  You can also choose to give certain situations and circumstances no meaning at all.  If they do not mean anything to you,…

  • Appreciation,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    You Are Not Your Inner Demons

    Do you live with inner demons? Is there something you did in the past that haunts you day in and day out?  Do these demons control your life and control who you are?  Well, they do not have to.  There is nothing in the past that can affect you unless YOU ALLOW it to.  There is nothing that can DEFINE who you really are OR who you want to be unless YOU ALLOW it to. Too often we live with guilt and regret over things we have said and done.  We allow these feelings to control our entire lives.  We live with self-criticism and at times loath ourselves.  For some…

  • Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Relationships

    The Other Kind of Regret

    In yesterday’s post ~ Regret Does Serve A Higher Purpose ~ I spoke of regret in terms of saying or doing something you did not want to and then feeling regret for it.  This post is about the other kind of regret. The other kind of regret is when you regret not doing or saying something you did want to.  And by this I mean something positive.  Like for instance, when you are out and about and something inside you says “go here, go there”, “talk to him, talk to her”…..and you don’t!  You know, the kind of regret where you feel like kicking yourself for not doing it!  We have all done…

  • Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Relationships

    Regret Does Serve A Higher Purpose

    Throughout our lives we will say or do things that will cause regret.  These things may be said or done in the “heat of the moment” or while “temporarily disengaged” from our Inner Life, from who we really are.  The regret we feel may come instantly or it may come later after the realization of what we did hits us.  What makes it worse is when we not only hurt ourselves but when we hurt those we love. Regret is a negative emotion that if held onto can cause even more pain and suffering then we are already experiencing.  It is also an emotion that could very easily control who…

  • General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    What Is Your Game Board Revealing To You?

    Life is not a game per se but it is supposed to be fun.  Unfortunately, we are all faced with unwanted situations.  Situations that can cause more harm than good to our well-being if we allow them to.  I know how hard it can be to stay focused and positive when you feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders so maybe it is time to stop worrying and start playing.  There was a time when I was faced with the possibility of what I felt would be the “end of me”.  Although I knew it wouldn’t actually be the end of me, I allowed not…