domingo, 30 de setembro de 2012

os melhores conselhos do mundo





''Pense em uma pessoa que você gostaria que mudasse.
Pode ser alguém que faça algo que lhe irrita muito, ou que você deseja que seja compreensiva.
Deve ser alguém que provoque sentimentos negativos em você (tristeza, raiva, rejeição, decepção e etc...).
Julgue e descreva tudo que essa pessoa faz e que comportamentos ela deveria ter para que você ficasse mais feliz com. Descreva também como você sente por conta dos atos dessa pessoa.

Exemplo: "Fico ressentido com meu pai. Ele não me compreende nem me aceita do jeito que eu sou. Toda vez que eu dou uma opinião que seja contrária a dele, ele não aceita e se irrita querendo que eu mude minha opinião. Ele deveria ser mais compreensivo comigo. Ele deveria aceitar minha forma de pensar e não querer que eu mude. Ele deveria me amar incondicionalmente e não só quando concordo com ele".

Agora, inverta as frases pra você, da seguinte forma: "Meu pai fica ressentido comigo. Eu não compreendo e nem aceito o meu pai do jeito que ele é. Todas as vezes que ele dá uma opinião que seja contrária à minha, eu não aceito e me irrito querendo que ele mude de opinião (sim, quando eu quero que ele aceite minha opinião e ele não aceita, estou também não estou aceitando a opinião dele). Eu deveria ser mais compreensivo com o meu pai. Eu deveria aceitar a forma como ele pensa e não querer que ele mude. Eu deveria amar meu pai incondicionalmente e não só quando ele concorda comigo".

Todos os conselhos que a pessoa queria que o pai seguisse, servem exatamente para ela mesma.


O remédio que receitamos com tanta facilidade para os outros é o remédio que estamos precisando.

Normalmente, queremos que os outros mudem para que nós sejamos felizes, e esse é um caminho certo para o sofrimento.

Será que conseguimos seguir aquilo que pregamos que os outros façam? Muitas vezes não conseguimos, mas achamos que os outros deveriam conseguir. Essas inversões tornam isso muito claro.

"Fulano é muito arrogante, prepotente e julgador. Ele não deveria ser assim, deveria ser mais humilde e parar de julgar os outros". Agora inverta. "Eu sou muito arrogante, prepotente e julgador. Eu não deveria ser assim. Eu deveria ser mais humilde e parar de julgar os outros". Será que soa verdadeiro também?

(...)

Somos uma fonte inesgotável de sabedoria.


Os melhores conselhos que podemos seguir são aqueles que damos para os outros quando os estamos julgando. Basta inverter.

Sempre que precisamos que o outro mude, é porque nós precisamos mudar.

Quando assimilamos isso de uma forma mais profunda, dependemos menos dos outros para sentir paz interior.

No livro "Ame a Realidade", de Byron Katie, ela ensina um processo onde vamos julgar quem nos incomoda, depois fazemos quatro perguntas em cima dos nossos julgamentos, e por último, vamos realizar diversas inversões com o julgamento que fizemos.


É incrível como vamos encontrar em nós mesmos, os defeitos que estamos vendo nos outros!
É um processo que chamado de "The Work" (...) Tem um feito profundo e libertador.

(...)

Existe um outro tipo de inversão: "Minha esposa não me valoriza e não me reconhece".


Podemos inverter para: "Eu não me valorizo e não me reconheço". Será que soa verdadeiro?

Se você realmente se valorizasse e se reconhecesse se sentiria tão incomodado com o pensamento "minha esposa não me valoriza e não me reconhece"? Será que você sentiria uma necessidade emocional de ser valorizado e reconhecido por ela? Certamente, que não.

Essa necessidade vem da nossa carência interior e gera insatisfação e conflito no relacionamento, pois queremos que o outro mude para que possamos ser felizes.

Buscamos o nosso valor a partir do valor que os outros nos dão, e ficamos emocionalmente dependentes, como crianças.


A função de se valorizar deveria ser exclusivamente nossa.

Mas é como se delegássemos a outras pessoas. E é claro que, de vez em quando, alguém não irá nos valorizar.

E, como não estamos assumindo o nosso papel, de valorizarmos a nós mesmos incondicionalmente, sofremos.

Uma criança não tem capacidade para compreender isso, mas já somos adultos e podemos entender e começar a mudar, assumindo essa responsabilidade.

Quanto mais baixa a nossa autoestima, menos sentimos o nosso próprio valor e ficamos mais dependentes das avaliações de outras pessoas.


Uma pessoa que tenha uma autoestima mais elevada lida melhor com julgamentos e críticas pois ela está cumprindo emocionalmente o papel que é só dela: valorizar a si mesma.''

André Lima



 
 
 

 
 

quinta-feira, 27 de setembro de 2012

seasons of beauty



''We tend to associate youth with beauty, but the truth is that beauty transcends every age. 

Just as a deciduous tree is stunning in all its stages rom its full leafy green in the summer to its naked skeleton during winter and everything in between human beings are beautiful throughout their life spans.
The early years of our lives tend to be about learning and experiencing as much as we possibly can.


We move through the world like sponges, absorbing the ideas of other people and the world.

Like a tree in spring, we are waking up to the world. In this youthful phase of life, our physical strength, youth, and beauty help open doors and attract attention.

Gradually, we begin to use the information we have gathered to form ideas and opinions of our own.

As we cultivate our philosophy about life, our beauty becomes as much about what we are saying, doing, and creating as it is about our appearance.
Like a tree in summer, we become full, expressive, beautiful, and productive.

When the time comes for us to let go of the creations of our middle lives, we are like a tree in autumn dropping leaves, as we release our past attachments and preparing for a new phase of growth.


The children move on, and careers shift or end.
The lines on our faces, the stretch marks, and the grey hairs are beautiful testaments to the fullness of our experience.

In the winter of our lives, we become stripped down to our essence like a tree. We may become more radiant than ever at this stage, because our inner light shines brighter through our eyes as time passes.
Beauty at this age comes from the very core of our being, our essence.

This essence is a reminder that there is nothing to fear in growing older and that there is a kind of beauty that comes only after one has spent many years on earth.''

(DailyOm, Madysin Taylor)

 

quarta-feira, 26 de setembro de 2012

a special hill


lilac








Other people's agendas







''As children, our parents had dreams for us. They wanted us to do well in school, and to do whatever was necessary to reach our highest potential.

Later in life, friends may try to set us up with their idea of the perfect partner or the perfect job. Spouses may have agendas for us, too.

People close to us may have ideas about how we should live our lives, ideas that usually come from love and the desire for us to be happy.

Other times, they come from a place of need within themwhether it is the parent who wants us to live out his or her dreams or the friend or spouse who wants us to play an already-defined role.

Whatever the case, we can appreciate and consider those people’s input, but ultimately we must follow our own inner guidance.

There may come a time when all the suggestions can become overbearing.


We may feel that the people we love don’t approve of our judgment, which can hurt our feelings.

It can interfere with the choices we make for our lives by making us doubt ourselves, or filling a void with their wishes before we’ve had a chance to decide what we want.

It can affect us energetically as well.

We may have to deal with feelings of resistance or the need to shut ourselves off from them.

But we can take some time to rid ourselves of any unnecessary doubts and go within to become clear on what we desire for ourselves.We can tell our loved ones how much we appreciate their thoughts and ideas, but that we need to live our own lives and make our own decisions.

We can explain that they need to let us learn from our own experiences rather than rob us of wonderful life lessons and the opportunity to fine-tune our own judgment.

When they see that we are happy with our lives and the path we are taking to reach our goals, they can rest assured that all we need them to do is to share in our joy.''

(dailyOm, by Madysin Taylor)


 
 

terça-feira, 25 de setembro de 2012

abracadabra : puff

..."Quanto menos se preocupam com as coisas ou ficam tentando forçá-las... mais fáceis elas ficam.
Quanto menos batalham e labutam... mais suaves se tornam suas vidas.
E quanto menos tentam aquelas velhas coisinhas “abracadabra” como visualizações, mantras, afirmações e jogos mentais... mais fáceis se tornam as coisas."
(...)

Vocês poderiam simplesmente fazer escolhas, apreciando e curtindo suas próprias vidas, observando como tudo chega até vocês e se manifesta...
Atentem que isto não é o que vocês chamariam de teoria, mas a própria maneira através da qual a Consciência e a energia funcionam. Sempre funcionaram assim e sempre funcionarão assim.

(...)
E se qualquer um de vocês estiver com dificuldades em sua vida agora, é por uma de duas razões: ou vocês estão deixando que outras pessoas ao seu redor basicamente controlem sua consciência, delegando-a a elas, ou vocês não estão permitindo que as energias trabalhem a seu favor, pois ainda acreditam em fazer as coisas... do jeito difícil.
(...)






segunda-feira, 24 de setembro de 2012

Spreading your light




 
''As the pace and fullness of modern life serve to isolate us from one another, the contact we do share becomes vastly more significant.

We unconsciously absorb each other’s energy, adopting the temperament of those with whom we share close quarters, and find ourselves changed after the briefest encounters.

Everything we do or say has the potential to affect not only the individuals we live, work, and play with but also those we’ve just met.

Though we may never know the impact we have had or the scope of our influence, accepting and understanding that our attitudes and choices will affect others can help us remember to conduct ourselves with grace at all times.

When we seek always to be friendly, helpful, and responsive, we effortlessly create an atmosphere around ourselves that is both uplifting and inspiring.

Most people rarely give thought to the effect they have had or will have on others.


When we take a few moments to contemplate how our individual modes of being affect the people we spend time with each day, we come one step closer to seeing ourselves through the eyes of others.

By asking ourselves whether those we encounter walk away feeling appreciated, respected, and liked, we can heighten our awareness of the effect we ultimately have.

Something as simple as a smile given freely can temporarily brighten a person’s entire world.

Our value-driven conduct may inspire others to consider whether their own lives are reflective of their values.

A word of advice can help others see life in an entirely new fashion.

And small gestures of kindness can even prove to those embittered by the world that goodness still exists.

By simply being ourselves, we influence other’s lives in both subtle and life-altering ways.
To ensure that the effect we have is positive, we must strive to stay true to ourselves while realizing that it is the demeanor we project and not the quality of our wondrous inner landscapes that people see.


Thus, as we interact with others, how we behave can be as important as who we are.

If we project our passion for life, our warmth, and our tolerance in our facial features, voice, and choice of words, every person who enters our circle of influence will leave our presence feeling at peace with themselves and with us.

You never know whose life you are affecting, big or small.

Try to remember this as you go out into the world each day.''

(dailyOm, by Madysin Taylor)
  
 
 
 





domingo, 23 de setembro de 2012

...most of it’s out of your hands






  • So many reasons for you to be smiling
  • But you’re not about to see ‘em,
  • You’re not about to feel ‘em,
  • You’re not about to be ‘em
  • You don’t believe them

  • So many reasons for you to be angry
  • So many reasons, it’s not the way you planned it
  • But all you can do is see ‘em,
  • All you can do is feel ‘em,
  • All you can do is let them be

  • Life happens
  • While you making other plans
  • Life happens
  • While you tryna understand
  • You’re kicking it in the shade
  • And you’re thinking you got it made
  • Life is gonna happen to you anyway
  • Life happens, life happens

  • You’re lost at sea like a ship without a captain
  • Drifting endlessly around imaginary islands
  • The things you’re missing, the moments slipping
  • So stop your wishing and start listening
  • There’s too much whining, oh oh oh
  • Too much complaining, yea eh eh
  • We should be laughing
  • We should be kissing
  • We should be here right now


  • Life happens
  • When you’re waiting for the bus
  • Life happens
  • While the day’s collecting dust
  • Don’t be givin’ it all away, start living it for today
  • Cause life is gonna happen to you anyway

  • Life happens
  • And most of it’s out of your hands, oh oh
  • So why don’t you get up and dance
  • Just dance, just dance, oh uh uh


  • Life happens
  • While you’re walking down the street
  • Life happens
  • While you shuffle up your feet
  • Don’t be givin’ it all away, start living it for today
  • Cause life is gonna happen to you anyway

  • (Life happens)
  • When you’re waiting for a call
  • (Life happens)
  • When you think you got it all
  • (Life happens)
  • When you’re cleaning up a mess
  • (Life happens)
  • And when you’re busy getting dressed
  • (Life happens)
  • When you’re dancing in the dark
  • (Life happens)
  • When you got a broken heart
  • (Life happens)
  • When you’re chillin’ in the sun
  • (Life happens)
  • And when you meet the only one
  • (Life happens)
  • And when you runnin’ out of the time
  • (Life happens)
  • When you’re goin’ out tonight
  • (Life happens)
  • And when there’s nothing left to do
  • (Life happens)
  • It’s still happening to you
  • (Life happens)


  • sexta-feira, 21 de setembro de 2012

    may it be

    Opening the Channels of Communication



    Dealing with Difficult People




    ''We encounter a wide variety of people throughout our lives.
    Many of them touch us in some positive way.

    Occasionally, however, we encounter those individuals who, for whatever reason, can be difficult to deal with.

    Perhaps this person is a colleague or close friend that you feel is deliberately being obtuse, inviting in trouble, or doing foolish things that you find annoying.
    Sometimes, it may be possible to appease or avoid those people short term
     
    Dealing with them in the long term, however, can be exhausting.

    The behavior of difficult people can even make you feel like losing your temper, but keep your cool.
     
    Staying calm is the first step, especially when you are ready to confront them.

    Avoiding a difficult person can improve impossible and not in your best interest, especially if you live or work together. 


    Likewise, attempts to steer clear of them can become a source of stress and anxiety when they are a part of your social circle.

    When this is the case, it is best to kindly address the problem.

    Try not to let their actions or mood affect you.

    You also may want to try expressing your feelings directly.

    Tell to the person how their actions make you feel and encourage them toward a more positive course of action.

    Speak assertively, but respectfully, and don’t portray yourself as a victim.

    Another approach for dealing with a difficult individual is to gain a deeper understanding of who that person is.
    Ask them why they do or say certain things.

    If you disagree with their motives, question them further so you can try and discover the root of their behaviors.

    In doing so, you may be able to gently shift their perceptions, or at least help them understand your point of view.

    You may want to think about what you want to say to a difficult person before you actually talk to them.


    If you can, avoid being judgmental or defensive, and try to approach the conversation objectively.

    If the person is open to the idea, try coming to an agreement.

    If approaching them fails, let it go and move on.

    There is no reason to let a difficult person or situation have power over your state of being.

    Remember that a lot can be accomplished when you take the time to listen and offer up alternative perspectives.



    (Daily Om, Madysin Taylor)






    quinta-feira, 20 de setembro de 2012

    AMA-ME Love me

     
     


     


    'Ama-me.
    O encanto da vida reside no amor que sentes por mim.
    E o amor que sentes por mim aproxima-te da minha energia.
    E sobes mais alto. E sobes mais puro.

    Ama-me. Sente só, esse amor por mim.
    E vais ver que esse amor vai romper as barreiras pessoais, vai destruir
    castelos, paredes, bloqueios e compensações. Vai rebentar amarras
    e arquétipos de limitação.

    Ama-me.
    Sente.
    Escolhe sentir esse imenso amor por mim sem
    quereres nada em troca
    , sem esperares sequer a luz da minha
    presença. Porque até o esperares por que eu te ame ou demonstre
    o meu amor reside fora de ti.


    Ama-me, só.

     E deixa que esse amor invada a tua vida, o teu corpo, a
    tua energia.


    Deixa que esse amor invada as outras pessoas e a terra.
    Deixa que esse amor cresça e invada o céu. E quando menos
    esperares
    , quando achares que é só isso e nada mais que isso, vais
    ter uma surpresa.

    Vou descer pelo canal de amor que emanaste, e numa noite calma irei
    deitar-me ao teu lado, bem aconchegadinho, e contar-te ao ouvido
    histórias cá de cima, do céu. E a tua vida vai mudar depois dessa
    noite.

    E nunca mais vais precisar de ficar sozinho, porque tocaste no
    cerne da vida e ganhaste uma luz própria que afasta definitivamente
    a solidão.


     
    Jesus '



     
     
     
     
     
     

    quarta-feira, 19 de setembro de 2012

    ................all have a reason.......................

    ''Sometimes we keep on waiting – with patience, resignation, courage – and still, things around us don’t move.
    But since this is the path we chose, it seems impossible that life’s blessings are not working in our favor. It provokes, therefore, a deep reflection about what we call “results:” our destiny is manifesting itself in a way we are not able to fully comprehend .

    Jorge Luís Borges wrote a masterly short story about this issue.

    He describes the birth of a tiger that spends great part of its life in the African wildness but ends up being captured and taken to a zoo in Italy. From then on, the animal thinks his life has lost sense and there is nothing left to do but wait for the day he dies.
    One fine day, poet Dante Alighieri passes by this zoo, looks at the tiger, and the animal inspires a verse – in the midst of thousands of verses – of “The Divine Comedy.”
    “The entire battle for survival that tiger went through was only so that it could be at the zoo on that morning and inspire an immortal verse,” says Borges.

    Just like this tiger, we all have a reasona very important reason to be here, at this moment, this morning.

    So relax. And pay attention.''

    (by Paulo Coelho)


    The Consequences You Sow


    Action and Effect



     


    ''All motive and action affects the cosmos in some way.
     
    The principle of cause and effect is the truth that allows us to change ourselves and the world around us for the better.
     
    However, this same universal law is also at work when change is not at the forefront of our minds.
     
    Our intentions flow forever outward in the form of energy, affecting both the people closest to us and billions of individuals we will likely never meet.
     
    For this reason, we should strive always to speak, think, and behave with great thoughtfulness and compassion.
     
    The virtues we choose to embody can inspire joy and integrity in the lives of countless people, whether we touch their existence directly or not.

    The influence we wield is
    infinite.

    In an effort to internalize our conscious understanding of the nature of cause and effect, we can never truly know how our thoughts, emotions, words, or actions will manifest themselves on the larger universal stage because it is likely that the furthest-reaching effects will fall outside the range of our perception.

     
    We can only look to the guidance of our conscience, which will help us determine whether each of our choices is contributing to humanity's illumination or setting the stage for unintended troubles.

     
    When we are in doubt, we need only remember that the cultivation of altruism inevitably leads to a harvest of goodwill and grace.

     
    Motivated by a sincere desire to spread goodness, we will be naturally drawn to those choices that will help us express our commitment to universal well-being.


    Nothing you do, however minor or mundane, is ever exempt from the rules of cause and effect.


     
    From the moment of your birth, you have served as an agent of change, setting forces beyond your comprehension into motion across the surface of the earth and beyond.

     
    You can exert conscious control over this transformative energy simply by examining your intentions and endeavoring always to promote peace, positive energy, and passion in your ideas and actions.
     
    While you may never fully comprehend the extent of your purposefully heartfelt influence, you can rest assured that it will be universally felt.

    (DailyOm,  by Madisyn Taylor)         




     
     
     
     
      

    terça-feira, 18 de setembro de 2012

    A dynamic choice-maker-


    -Accepting Yourself








    ''Sometimes we choose or do something that takes us in the opposite direction of the reality we want to create.

    There is no such thing as a good person or a bad person.

    There are choices and actions that lead us in different directions, and it is through those choices and actions that we create our realities.

    Sometimes we choose or do something that takes us in the opposite direction of the reality we want to create for ourselves. When we do this, we feel bad—uneasy, unhappy, unsure.

    We might go so far as to label ourselves “bad” when a situation like this arises.

    Instead of labeling ourselves, though, we could simply acknowledge that we made a choice that lead us down a particular path, and then let it go, forgiving ourselves and preparing for our next opportunity to choose, and act, in ways that support our best intentions.

    Many of us experienced childhoods in which the words good and bad were used as weapons to control us—you were good if you did what you were told and bad if you didn’t.

    This kind of discipline undermines a person’s ability to find their own moral center and to trust and be guided by their own inner self.

    If you were raised this way, you may find yourself feeling shockwaves of badness when you do something you were taught was wrong, even if now you don’t agree that it’s bad.

    Conversely, you may feel good when you do what you learned was right.

    Notice how this puts you in something of a straitjacket.

    An important part of our spiritual unfolding requires that we grow beyond what we learned and take responsibility for our own liberation in our own terms.

    You are a human being with every right to be here, learning and exploring.

    To label yourself good or bad is to think too small.

    What you are is a decision-maker and every moment provides you the opportunity to move in the direction of your higher self or in the direction of stagnation or degradation.
    In the end, only you know the difference.

    If you find yourself going into self-judgment, try to stop yourself as soon as you can and come back to center.

    Know that you are not good or bad, you are simply you.''
     
    (DailyOm,  by Madisyn Taylor)






    segunda-feira, 17 de setembro de 2012

    Accepting Your Family





    ''Families can contain a fascinating grouping of personalities.

    Despite the potential for so many to have similar traits, there are many different ways to express them.

    As people marry into families and have children, even more personalities enter the picture.

    There may be some people that we would not choose to be related to, but that’s what friends are for.
     
    If we trust in a universe that has a higher purpose for everything, then we must believe that family members are in our lives for a good reason.

    These reasons may be easy to see and appreciate with some, but others may offer us a challenge.

    With those, we can look for something we can learn or perhaps teach. In the modern world where everyone seeks to be individuals, many move far away from their families in an attempt to escape them.

    But when we’ve successfully built a world around us that requires no one’s help, our families are the people who are still attached to us.

    We can still choose whether or not to honor the family ties, and how to treat each other, but the fact remains that we are energetically tied to our families.
     
    Our families help us see where we have come from so that we may more clearly decide where we’d like to go.

    If we can learn to accept our families for who they are, then we go out into the world armed with the ability to deal with anyone.

    Some families are better than others at preparing us for the world.

    What we learn from our families, even if they are simply blank spots on our family trees, becomes the basis of our identities as individuals.

    Rather than denying our connections, we can choose to accept their presence in our lives.

    Acceptance does not mean we have to like them; we simply acknowledge that we are connected to them and honor that connection for like it or not, there is a reason.

    When we can embrace all that they bring into our experience, we may be grateful for all we have learned from them and have to learn, while we experience everything that comes with family fully and completely.''

    (dailyOm,Madisyn Taylor)


     
     


     
     

    quarta-feira, 12 de setembro de 2012

    terça-feira, 11 de setembro de 2012

    underneath the noise



    ''There is beauty and power when we listen to the whisper.

    You may have noticed that if you want to speak to someone in a noisy, crowded room, the best thing to do is lean close and whisper.

    Yelling in an attempt to be louder than the room’s noise generally only hurts your throat and adds to the chaos.

    Similarly, that still, small voice within each of us does not try to compete with the mental chatter on the surface of our minds, nor does it attempt to overpower the volume of the raucous world outside.

    If we want to hear it, no matter what is going on around us or even inside us, we can always tune in to that soft voice underneath the surrounding noise.

    It is generally true that the more insistent voices in our heads delivering messages that make us feel panicky or afraid are of questionable authority.

    They may be voices we internalized from childhood or from the culture, and as such they possess only half-truths.

    Their urgency stems from their disconnectedness from the center of our being, and their urgency is what catches our attention.

    The other voice that whispers reassurances that everything is fundamentally okay simply delivers its message with quiet confidence.

    Once we hear it, we know it speaks the truth.

    Generally, once we have heard what it has to say, a powerful sense of calm settles over our entire being, and the other voices and sounds, once so dominant, fade into the background, suddenly seeming small and far away.

    We may find that our own communications in the world begin to be influenced by the quiet certainty of this voice.

    We may be less inclined to indulge in idle chatter as we become more interested in maintaining our connection to the whisper of truth that broadcasts its message like the sound of the wind shaking the leaves of a tree.

    As we align ourselves more with this quiet confidence, we become an extension of the whisper, penetrating the noise of the world and creating more peace, trust, and confidence. ''

    (DailyOm, Madisyn Taylor)




    segunda-feira, 10 de setembro de 2012

    A World in Confusion







    ''When the world is in chaos, we can still have our own inner peace and maintain a sense of calm in sea of unrest.

    People who maintain their sense of calm when things around them are in a state of flux and confusion are always wonderful to be around.

    We feel calmer just being near them, as if they have activated our own sense of inner peace.

    From them we learn that we can be calm, even when everything around us is in turmoil, because we know that no matter what happens, this inner sense of calm will help us to function well.

    Often, times of confusion are the times that enable us to find that part of ourselves that knows how to cope, and how to be a light to others in the storm.
     
    If we allow ourselves to be thrown off balance by every piece of disturbing news that comes our way, we may be relying too much on our emotions.

    On the other hand, our thoughts may also be unreliable at times like these, as they chatter on endlessly about what might happen next.

    If our feelings and thoughts activate one another in a hectic way, then we become caught up in the confusion that surrounds us.

    However, if we can locate the stillness at the center of our hearts, we can find composure in almost any situation.

    In addition, we provide a safe place for our friends and family, who are also prone to taking on the confusion of a world in flux.
     
    It helps to remember that we don’t need to completely understand what’s happening right now, nor do we need to be able to predict the future.

    Most of us just want to find our way to being at peace with whatever happens, and we can find this peace inside.

    Cultivating our inner clarity with meditation, journaling, and reading words that inspire us, will lead us to that place inside us that’s already there, just waiting. ''

    (DailyOm,  Madisyn Taylor)



    sexta-feira, 7 de setembro de 2012

    One day at the time





    ''Taking one step at a time makes life much easier to navigate rather than always looking at the big picture.

    The years of our life do not arrive all at once; they greet us day by day.

    With the descent of each setting sun, we are able to rest our heads and let the world take care of itself for a while.

    We may rest assured throughout the night, knowing that the dawn will bring with it a chance to meet our lives anew, donning fresh perspectives and dream-inspired hopes.

    The hours that follow, before we return to sleep once more, are for us to decide how we want to live and learn, laugh and grow.

    Our lives are sweeter and more manageable because we must experience them this way: one day at a time.

    Imagine the future stretching out before you and try to notice if you feel any tension or overwhelm at the prospect of the journey still to come.

    Perhaps you have recently made a lifestyle change, like beginning a new diet or quitting smoking, and the idea of continuing this healthy new behavior for years seems daunting.

    Maybe you have started a new job or are newly married and can feel an undercurrent of anxiety about your ability to succeed.

    If you can shift your focus from what may happen years down the line and return it to the day that is before you right now, you may find a measure of calm and renewed confidence in your capabilities.

    You may also discover an inner faith that the future will take care of itself.
     
    The way we show up for our lives today and tomorrow has an enormous affect on who we will be and what we will be experiencing years from now.

    If we can remain fully engaged in the day at hand, enjoying all it has to offer and putting our energy into making the most of it, we will find that we are perfectly ready and capable to handle any future when it arrives. ''

    (DailyOm ,Madisyn Taylor)



    quarta-feira, 5 de setembro de 2012

    Leaving the Earth a better place






    ''It is a great act of love to leave the earth a better place when we leave than which we found her.

    We inherit this great planet from our parents and from the generations that came before.

    Then, in concert with the surrounding culture, our elders teach us how to care for the land and the sea, ourselves and each other.

    They model ways of being in relationship with every other expression of life on earth.

    But whether they act with care or carelessness, compassion or cruelty, generosity or greed, we have the ability to choose our own individual way of relating with the planet and her inhabitants.

    From our first breath here to our very last, we will find infinite opportunities to influence our environment for the better.

    We can decide now to act with intention in order to leave this amazing planet brighter and more beautiful than when we arrived.
     
    If we enjoy environmental activism, we might feel moved to clean up beaches or to plant trees.
    But, we need not feel limited in our ability to contribute positively.

    There are many ways to leave a legacy of love.

    We might begin by radiating affirmative thoughts and feelings about how magnificent the earth truly is.

    We might create and tend a special garden, one that provides an abundance of food and herbs for ourselves and our loved ones.

    Or we might create a garden filled with sweet smelling flowers to uplift our hearts.

    We might even honor the earth simply by trying to be the best person we can be while we are here.
    Such good will can have a domino effect, inspiring others to contribute in their own way as well.

    We spend our lifetimes being nourished and enlivened by the rain, sun, soil and wind.
    Our experience is blessed by other living beings, from plants to insects to birds and humans.

    We receive so much; giving back just naturally feels good.

    When we live our lives with intention of leaving this temporary home a better place for generations to come, we are perhaps leaving behind the best gift of all. ''

    (Daily Om, Madisyn Taylor )