May I Have A Few Words With You?

Desires.  Ambitions.  Goals.  Inspiration.  Dreams.  Motivation.

Doubt.  Fear.  Worry.  Failure.  Regret.  Anxiety.  Depression.

Emptiness.  Oneness.  Clarity.  Peace.

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Bones in Common

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“When I see people stopped in traffic, in the check-out lane at the store, or walking down the street, I like to visualize their bones.  It helps me remember that, no matter how different we are, deep down we are all the same.”  ~My Chiropractor

No one wants to fail.  No one wants to be miserable.  No one wants to be depressed.  No one wants to have acidic relationships.  Everyone is doing the best they can with what they have been given.  We all have dreams.  We all have vision.  We all have aspirations.  We all have a past, and we all have made decisions we regret.  We all have a spark of greatness, we all have passion, and we all have hate.  We all have secrets.  We all have scars.  Each of us is different, but we are all the same.

Never Waste an Obstacle

An obstacle does not prevent you from reaching your goal, it only changes the path you take to get there.

fallen treeAn obstacle measures what your dreams are worth

An obstacle reminds you where you are going

An obstacle gives character to your journey

An obstacle fosters growth and change

An obstacle gives perspective

“The obstacle is the path”  – Zen Proverb

Take Charge Of Your Life

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“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.”  ~Amelia Earhart

It is a wondrous thing to be an autonomous being, able to feel and to think and to decide.  Run your own race, and don’t let anyone keep you from doing what you know is right.

Where I’m Going and Where I’ve Been

I have many goals, dreams, and aspirations about the future, and what I want it to look like.  All kinds of ideas about what I’d like to have and do, and the kind of person I’d like to be.  It can be depressing, sometimes, to think about how far I am from achieving my ideal life, and sometimes I beat myself up about it.

Something I often forget to think about, however, is that much of what I have now, is what I was longing for years ago.  To get married, to start a family, to have a job where I could help people, and didn’t have to compromise my values.  Maybe you are the same way.  Think about the dreams you had 5, 10, 20 or more years ago.  What were your dreams?  Think about what you have now, and how proud your previous self be if they could see that you finally reached that seemingly unreachable goal.  This applies not just to physical things, but also your mental and emotional state, relationships, and every other aspect of your life.

  • Buying a house
  • Overcoming an addiction
  • Getting a degree
  • Starting a business
  • Having a child
  • Having grandchildren
  • Retiring
  • Learning to relax
  • Moving to another state
  • Changing your diet
  • Visiting the grand canyon
  • Growing a garden
  • Learning to play an instrument

It is important to keep moving and growing, but it is also important not to forget where you started.  Your current self has done so many things that your former self could only dream about.