If you can wake up every morning excited about the adventures the day ahead will bring,
If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills,
If you can always be cheerful ignoring aches and pains,
If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can relax without liquor or dope,
If you can do all these things, then you are probably the family dog!
Are we learning enough from our animal friends?
Confucius is reported to have said ‘To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.’
Our ego finds it difficult to be vulnerable in the face of emotional pain. Our ego believes that if we give up separateness we will be hurt again. This in fact may happen.
However if we build the walls of separateness higher for personal security reasons, our high walls will also keep out intimacy, true friendship and love. The result is a lonely, isolated and safe individual.
Vulnerability is essential in order to give and receive love and live a passionate life.
Everyone has a song in their heart and everyone chose a reason for being here at this time.
We cannot intellectually know what our life purpose is. Only our heart knows. Our heart wants to sing and will sing when we are living our life purpose.
Our life purpose is to discover our life purpose and then with all our heart give ourself to it. Just as the caterpillar has the heart of a butterfly, know that you have the heart of God.
Modern technology has brought the people’s of the world together. We can now see how our cultures differ and that we have different communication styles.
However we all speak the same language because we all smile and laugh in the same language. Share a smile or a laugh or a giggle and you can communicate and connect with everyone. Smile from your heart to friends and strangers. A simple smile can make someone’s day.
Andy Rooney said ‘a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks!’
Many people believe that anger is a bad emotion. When used in wrong ways, it definitely is. Anger is one letter short of d-anger.
It’s impossible to get rid of all your anger. Believe us, we have tried, We once believed that if we kept releasing our anger we would exhaust our supply. One of us was screaming one day when we were in the car and we nearly ran off the road! That was the end of that experiment.
You can deny you have any anger or you can repress it. Both these strategies lead to accidents, bad health and poisoned relationships. When our anger is running us, danger is lurking everywhere.
Used properly, however, anger is a good friend. Anger has been described as God’s fire for change. Anger gives us the fire power we need in some life situations.
When you feel angry ask yourself “What do I need to change, what am I feeling powerless about?” Then see what you need to do to bring about that change. Once you act on your feeling of helplessness or make peace with it in some way, your anger will pass.
Gandhi said ‘An eye for an eye, and soon the whole world is blind.’ Make anger one of your friends but take responsibility for it, and only use it appropriately and with self-control.
Upsets are setups! We create upsets to tell us when we are out of balance or on the wrong track. Upsets also tell us that we are listening too much to our ego’s and giving our power away to it, i.e. that we are feeling separate rather than connected.
The next time you are upset, just stop. Close your eyes (except when you are driving your car!) and say inside your head, ‘Thank You’.
Thank you for this gift (the upset) and the treasure that it holds for you. Be gentle with yourself when you get upset. Step back and ask the upset what it is teaching you.
Choose to open your heart. Ask your heart to trust you. Your heart initially may be reluctant to open because of historical hurts and scars that are still buried there.
Visualise your heart, make friends with your heart and send love to your heart. Do this whenever you think of your heart especially when you awake in the morning and before drifting off to sleep at night. Thank your heart for all the work it does for you and send it love.
So many people die of heart disease. When we keep our heart closed off from love (because of fear) our heart will gradually fall over and die. It literally becomes a broken heart.
LOVE YOUR HEART!