Saturday, March 26, 2011

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

http://seniorliving.about.com/od/lifetransitionsaging/a/grieving.htm
“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. “

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Morning Meditation

“May today there be peace within.  May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.  May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.  May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.  May you be content with yourself just the way you are.  Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.  It is there for each and every one of us.”

The above is a reflection for each morning. [Give this exercise at least 21 days before looking for something more effective for you-we are all different.]

At first some of this may be difficult to hear and say because we might not want to be where we are.  But, if you were not in the middle of this (whatever “this” is-depression, panic, anxiety) you would not be motivated to change, to learn new coping skills, new life management skills.  You truly are exactly where you need to be-no matter how painful.  Acknowledge all the positive characteristics you possess that allowed you to accept the need to change, accept the opportunity to learn a new way of living life. 

List them now: courage, bravery, honesty, -continue your list and share it with your coach.
  
Will the "real you" please stand up-The "real you" has many good qualities and characteristics…let’s focus on those. ~Carolyn Dickman