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Simply Being You Can Change A Life Forever

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An unexpected request from a teacher I had 30 years ago, lead me to walk down memory lane, today.  The request was to write a letter to another person, Joyce, whose talents and creativity had an influence me and many others.  The intended surprise for Joyce was to compile letters from those she has influenced by naturally being herself and in return the letters will lift her spirits and give her renewed affirmation of her worth.  
Barnes and Noble cafĂ© and a table by the window provided a nice atmosphere to rediscover the memories in the back of my mind.  A Starbuck Caramel Frappuccino  (with no whipped Cream),  provided me company and I was able to jot my thoughts down on the inspirational paper I had chosen to use as the backdrop for me letter. 
This woman had only influenced my life in a 3 year period of time for only about 3 months each year. What an impact she did have on me.  She made me feel special because she believed in me. I don't remember all the details of those time…
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I was listening to one of my 2013 Success Magazine CD's today and heard this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. Reviewing it in my mind as to how this is applicable to my life, my mind analysed that fear is. I became aware thathesitation, insecurity, procrastination, avoidance, anger, worry, guilt and anxietyare emotions that point me towards fear.  Some of the smallest things can enable me, like making a phone call, confronting someone, speaking up in a group, traveling to a new place, admitting I made a mistake, and etc. Some of these things can set me back and allows the rhythm and flow of my life.  

On the CD, Darren Hardy, the editor and Chief of Success Magazine, stated that everyday, when he wakes up, he identifies the fears that he has and creates a plan to move through them that day. (I am paraphrasing). On Darren's facebook page today, he had two saying: 

"Fear doesn't prevent death, but it certainly prevents life." ~ Darren Hardy  and "The only thing we ha…

Another Year

Two times a year, New Years and my birthday,  I deeply reflect and ask myself several  questions to assist me in assessing my life's path and direction. With my birthday rapidly approaching, I have carved out time from my schedule to review and journal about the answers I am seeking. 

Where am I currently? (Physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually) Do I like where I am in my life right now and what can I do to improve upon it? Where I have been? (Achievements, successes, knowledge, and inner connection)Is there anything I would have like to have done differently?  If so, what? Where I am going? (In the next 6 months, 1 year, 3 years and longer) What plan of action can I put in place to get over "roadblocks" and get moving on my way? Am I alignment with my life's purpose?This year has been pivotal in shifting from a previous way of thinking and striving to a more essential way of being. I remind myself often, of the essential way of living, especially when I f…

Guilt

I find it interesting that some people are okay with feeling guilty and they are not concerned with the damage it create for themselves. There is a gain to everything we choose to do, even when we chose to keep guilt. Its like is it way to keep ourselves in check and to motivate ourselves; a way to self punish to "pay the price". But do we really need to ? I don't think so.

Guy Finley, the author of "The Secret of Letting Go" discusses this in his book. here is an article he has written on it. http://www.guyfinley.org/free-content/writings/special-lessons/2659  Love yourself enough to let go of guilt!

Set Yourself Free - Letting Go of Perfection

I am coming to believe that the strive for "perfectionism" is harmful to our health. Here is today's Daily OM. "Life becomes much more interesting once we let go of our quest for perfection and aspire for imperfection instead."
http://www.dailyom.com/articles/2011/29627.html

Grieving and Healing: 5 Steps to Help You Through the Grieving Process

“Being is not only beyond but also deep within every form as its innermost invisible and indestructible essence. This means that it is accessible to you now as your own deepest self, your true neture. But don’t seek to grasp it with your mind. Don’t try to understand it.
You can know it only when the mind is still. When you are present, when your attention ifully and intensely in the Now. Being can be felt, but it can never be understood mentally. “