Addicted To The Madness!

July 17, 2019

The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.

Rumi

Last Friday, I took the train into New York to meet up with some friends and visit the Met. They are celebrating by having an exhibit of the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing that took place on July 20,1969. It was fascinating and I highly recommend seeing it. But it got me thinking, of how absolutely quiet it must be in space. and the absence of any sound.

To get to the museum, I walked a few blocks and then took the subway there. The noise level on the streets was off the charts! Between the sirens, trucks and cars beeping there horns, and the stimulus from other things was over whelming. Thank God, I am able to stay grounded and be aware of the noise without getting sucked into all, but, I gotta say that I couldn’t wait to get out of the city. It can rattle your nervous system to a point were you just become numb and addicted to it all.

We are not meant to live like this. It isn’t healthy. Yes, you can learn to adjust to all the noise but you will never get in touch with your authentic self if you aren’t taking the time to be in nature. Going to the moon has shown mankind how vital and precious our beautiful blue planet really is. Connect to Mother Earth, embrace all the wonders and the natural resources that she has to offer. And most importantly, listen to the silence.

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Weathering the Storms In Life

June 12, 2019

A good seaman weathers the storms he can not avoid, and avoids the storms he can not weather. Perhaps the key is to identify the difference.

I recently attended a funeral of a man who literally drank himself to death. He was an alcoholic in the depths of his addiction. It truly is a disease. It was a man I did not know well, but was there to support a friend who was involved with him. Some of his siblings spoke about him which revealed a man in his younger years was an extremely gifted and talented sailor, surfer, athlete and dancer. He went to Julliard for ballet!  So what happened?  When does a life start to take a turn and head into stormy waters? How can you navigate out of it? Why didn’t he get help? What was it that he was avoiding? So many questions, but no answers.

It was as if his life was battling a constant storm that he couldn’t get out of.

You might be going through some storms of your own or have gone through some turbulent times. We all go through tough times in life. With support and guidance you can get through them and even avoid some of them. You always need a good skipper on hand to help you see things you can’t as you are steering your way through life! So, if your going through a storm in your life, ask for help, pray, meditate on it and know anything is possible to get through with faith and courage.

 


Another Fine Mess

March 6, 2019

Don’t be ashamed of your story it will inspire others.

I can’t even count how many messes I got myself into through the course of my life. Actually I wrote a book about them all. How May I Serve. I have a pen name Karen Mathews. You can go to http://www.howmayiserve.net or http://www.monicabennett.net to find out about all the messy details. And girl is it juicy!!!!

Boy, I was a hot mess. But you know what I did? I turned my mess into a message! That’s rights, I turned it around, upside down, inside out, side ways and twisted it so much, that’s you won’t recognize me from who I am now. How about you? Are their some messes you want to clean up? Before you do, be honest with yourself, become aware of them and forgive yourself. Then find the support you need to turn your mess into a message. You just might inspire someone else to find the strength and confidence to know their not a f*ck up. When you know better you do better. At the time I knew nothing!!! I knew jack sh*t!  I was an insecure, lost, frightened young girl. But I needed to smell the coffee or (I like to smell roses more) really quickly because I was cruising for a bruising.

So if you’re reading this and you’ve gotten yourself in some messes, this might be the sign you were looking for to get out of shame, blame and all those emotions that keep you in the dark. It’s okay. The more you bring light to your wounds the more you can heal.

Ask for help! Reach out! You’re not alone.


New Year, New You

December 30, 2014

new year new youAny time, is a great time to set goals for yourself and become more of who you are. Most people begin the New Year by setting goals to loss weight, or exercise more, start a new project, take a class to get a promotion at work, work on a relationship issue, or earn more money. What ever you desire, you must begin by setting the goal and writing it down. Look it those goals often through out the day and see yourself already having them accomplished. You must become emotionally charged with your goals. Begin where you are, hire a life coach to set yourself accountable and take the necessary steps to achieving your goals. 2015 is a New beginning. Now is the only time you have. Goethe said, “Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it! Boldness has genius power, and magic in it. Begin it now!”

The universe loves action! There is no attraction without the action.

So set your sail, and start your New Year with a New You!

Happy, Healthy and Blessed, New Year to all!


Your Blueprint

February 25, 2014

blueprint

We have all been downloaded with a blueprint of who we are. The question is, is this blueprint who you really want to be? You are the architect of your life and if you are not thrilled with how the design of your life is shaping out to be, you can change it. The good news is you can alter the blueprint and create a whole new you. First, you must have an idea of who you want to be. Find some role models that will inspire you. Read autobiographies of people who have changed their blueprint, study, work with a life coach and set goals. Before you know it, you will have changed your blueprint and life gets so much better. Blueprints can be altered. Just make a new plan Stan.


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