To truly live a life on this earth takes some doing. Living is much more than a breathing, functioning, physical self, it is the challenge of letting our spirit take control and dictate our day to day living experience. A bold concept, maybe even a scary one, but if one was to let their spirit take control, their true spirit, then all would be well. Think on that thought, things would be done in alignment with what our soul feels is best. Imagine a life filled with a deep sense of joy, profound moments of happiness, no worry to speak of, just living. Life would certainly take on a whole new meaning. Remind yourself, live for today, don’t fret about the past, and let tomorrow take care of itself.
Thought for the week…..
“Ask yourself daily, am I truly living today or just functioning?”
Knowing that you are not putting yourself first is simple. When you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, challenged, and just downright mad, it is time to be selfish and self-centered. It is time to put yourself first in every part of your life. Center your energy, time, and will on doing what is best for you, even at the expense of others. Trust me, they’ll get over it or find someone else more than willing to absorb their energy. Work still needs to be done, chores still have to be completed, but do it in such a way that the focus is entirely on you and what you need to have happen. This practice, needs practice, so practice and you’ll get the hang of it!
Thought for the week….
“Put yourself first because no one else will”
Use whatever word you like. Whether it be “oh”, “wow”, “geez”, or “really”, follow it with a breath. A breath brings things into focus and centers your thoughts on the present moment. Things happen that we can not control, people say and do things that we are truly puzzled by, but using a simple word like “wow”, followed by a breath, has a fabulous affect on our view of a situation. It actually has the ability to make you laugh and react in an appropriate manner. Try it! If you see an elephant charging you, say “wow”, breathe, and then, get out of the way! A simpler example, if someone says something negative to you, say “wow”, breathe, and move on! Likewise, if someone says something positive to you, say “wow”, breathe, and, of course, say “thank you”. Ciao!
Thought for the week…
Just say “wow” and breathe!