April 25, 2012
I just got finished reading a biography on Andrew Carnegie’s life. Boy did he have obstacles to over come! He was born in 1835 in Dunferline Scotland. His parents were from the working class and life became difficult with many obstacles after work dried up for his father. So at the age of 12 his mother decided that they might have a chance for a better life in America, so they set their sail and came over the Atlantic. They were poorer than church mice. They literally had nothing and lived with relatives in one room. Andrew sought out work and never looked back. He became the richest man in the world. He did not look at what he didn’t have but rather on what he wanted. He didn’t look at the obstacles but kept his eye on his goals.
So the next time you seem to have a huge obstacle in your path, don’t give that attention, focus on where it is you want to go instead. The obstacle must give way.
“Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them, they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.”
The greater the obstacle the greater the reward.
April 18, 2012
A coincidence is an event notable for its occurring in conjunction with other conditions, e.g. another event. As such, a coincidence occurs when something uncanny, accidental and unexpected happens under conditions named, but not under a defined relationship. When there are no conditions named, the event is just that single entity. The word is derived from the Latin cum- (“with”, “together”) and incidere (a composed verb from “in” and “cadere”: “to fall on”, “to happen”). In science, the term is generally used in a more literal translation, e.g., referring to when two rays of light strike a surface at the same point at the same time. In this usage of coincidence, there is no implication that the alignment of events is surprising, noteworthy or non-causal.
One thing is certain about coincidence. The phenomenon fascinates believers and skeptics alike. It’s a porthole into one of the most interesting philosophical questions we can ask: Are the events of our lives ultimately objective or subjective? Is there a deeper order, an overarching purpose to the universe? Or are we the lucky accidents of evolution, living our precious but brief lives in a fundamentally random world that has only the meaning we choose to give it?
I have come to the understanding that the more mindful we become, the more synchronicity occurs. We can create our future through intentional thought waves.
So the next time a coincidence occurs in your life, embrace the moment with knowing that you are exactly where you need to be. Life is revealing its DNA for your eyes only!
April 11, 2012
Spring is here! This is a great time of year where you see color blossoming all around. Everything is coming out of hibernation and new growth is budding out of the old. We like to do a spring cleaning in and around our homes. We spruce up our gardens and declutter the space around us. How about doing a spring cleaning of your mind? Some people like to do a cleansing of their body. These are all healthy and a perfect time of year to do them.
Doing a spring cleaning of your mind will set the pace for where you want to go and create an opening for new possibilities. Let go of the stories that are holding you back from living the life you want. It is time to blossom, to expand and do a spring cleaning of all the old thoughts, feelings and actions that do not serve you. Sweep it out not under the rug. So clean away those cob webs, dust off your shelves and prune out the dead to allow space for the new growth. This is a time of new beginnings. Breath in all the goodness and let out all the stress.
Ah, that is refreshing!
April 4, 2012
Einstein said that the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again expecting a different result. So why do so many people repeat this pattern? Working harder and longer believing that this will get us out from where were at will only leave us exhausted, frustrated and burned out! It’s insanity!!! We need to work smarter.
By smarter I mean thinking differently, and acquiring new behaviors that will create actions that support greater results. Do something different, set up a new pattern. If one way doesn’t work, try another until you find the solution.
If our life seems out of control, stop the insanity. Stop banging your head against a wall, there is a better way. Admit that there is a problem, accept it and then take a new course of action.
To get something you never had your going to have to do something you’ve never done.
The prison is in your mind, so here is your get out of jail card!!!!