I was thinking about memoriesas I sat on the bench this morningin my meditation garden.I decided to try somethingI had never done before.I decided to take 10 minutes of my time,reflect back over my life,and come up with the 10 most memorable memoriesof my life.For 10 minutes I flooded my mindwith years and years of wonderful memories.Just when I thought I had a tentative list,another memory would pop upand I would adjust my list.I soon discovered that this wasa near impossible task.Yet this little exercise was one of the bestthings I have done in a long, long time.It made me realize … Continue reading THE 10 MINUTE 10 MEMORY CHALLENGE – TRY IT
Deep within your soulis a rhythm,a tap-tap-tappingthat is uniquely yours.Listen carefully to thedrum-drum-drumming.Only you can hearthe beat reverberating,the rhythm vibrating.Only you can feelthe sounds that arebeat-beat-beatingwithin you.Get in stepwith your own rhythm.March to your owndrum-drum-drumming.No matter how differentyour rhythm isfrom all the drummersdrumming around you.Follow your ownbeat-beat-beatingof your soul. “””””” ‘’ Continue reading MARCH TO YOUR OWN DRUM-DRUM-DRUMMING
The Kentucky Derbyis a major sporting eventwhere horses run to win a race.They compete against each otherto see which horse is the fastest.Life itself is like a race.But you’re not running to WIN a race.Your simplify running to FINISH.That’s what’s important in life…..TO FINISH.You’re not running to compete against others.You’re running to achieve your dreams.Your only competition is against yourselfIt’s YOU against YOU.It’s one part of you that wants to stop…to give up,againstone part of you that wants to keep running.And when your body wants to quit,you have to run with your heart.But you must keep running.Run with perseverance.Run with … Continue reading LIFE IS LIKE A RACE: YOU’RE RUNNING NOT TO WIN BUT TO FINISH
If you’re like most people,you think about how you can bea good friend to others.But you spend little time thinking about how to be your own best friend.What’s interesting is that no one teachesyou how to be a friend to yourself.So how do you do it?You start by loving yourself.Perhaps that sounds trite but,in case you forgot,it’s the third part of what is calledThe Great Commandments:”Love God and love your neighborAS YOURSELF.”Right there it is…….AS YOURSELF.You can’t ignore it…..LOVE YOURSELF.Therefore, you accept yourself as you are,imperfections and all.You like who you are.You give yourself freedom to be yourself.You don’t try to … Continue reading HOW TO BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND
Some days things just don’t go so well.Some days you feel like you’ve fallenand you can’t get up,and you don’t even want to get up.Some days you feel like you’re stuck in a rut.You feel like you’re wading in yucky muck.You’re convinced someone turned off your go-powerand your whole system has been disabled.You’re in complete shut-down mode.Nothing is functioning.But wait…..do NOT be dismayed.There’s something you can do.There’s a remote in your mind.The first thing you need to do ishit “PAUSE.”Step back from whatever you’re doing,take a deep breathand momentarily let the world go by.Talk to yourself and say,”Now wait a … Continue reading WHEN THINGS AREN’T GOING WELL, HIT “PAUSE” AND “RESTART”
Imagine that you got up this morningand a stranger knocked on your door.You opened the doorand the stranger handed youa large gift box and said,”I’m giving you “TODAY” as a gift.You have 24 hours to enjoy it.It will then disappearand become YESTERDAY.Do not let it go unopened.”You take the gift and ask,”Will you bring another gift TOMORROW?”The stranger says,”TODAY is your gift.TODAY is the only day you can get TODAY.The PRESENT is your gift.I cannot promise that I will be here TOMORROW.Make sure you open TODAYand enjoy the entire PRESENTbefore it becomes YESTERDAY.”The stranger leaves.You open the box.What are you … Continue reading SPECIAL DELIVERY – YOU HAVE RECEIVED “TODAY” AS A GIFT
Prepare yourself for what will be in life.There will be obstacles…mistakes,disappointments,failures,conflict,pain,discouragement.But greater than these that will beis that which exists within you.Not what will be….but WHAT IS.You cannot measure it,for it is limitless.You cannot discard it,for it is part of your soul.If you ignite it,it will trigger your passion.If you launch it,it will take you to new heights.If you tap into it, it will burst forth with possibilities.It’s one of your most valuable possessions.YOUR POTENTIAL.Treasure it….nurture it…..cultivate it….unleash it.Whatever you do….USE IT. Continue reading YOUR POTENTIAL — WHATEVER YOU DO, USE IT.
Do yourself a big favor.Make a commitment to yourselfto grow DAILY.Grow…..Every Single Day!Fulfillment in lifedoes not come fromacquiring, achieving, or advancing.It comes from growing as a person.One of the greatest feelingsyou can have in lifeis to feel yourself growing.Few people make it a goal tokeep growing.They reach a certain point and stop.They plateau…..level off….grow stale.Be the exception.Within you is the potentialto be all you can possibly be.But it can only happen through growth.So do yourself a big favor.Make a commitment to grow DAILY.Grow……Every Single Day! Continue reading MAKE A COMMITMENT TO YOURSELF TO GROW DAILY
Sometimes we can feela little dull in the morning,maybe even a little bit down,and we need somethingto jump-start our day,something to get us going,something to perk us up,something that will give us apositive start to our day andkeep us feeling positive all day.Here’s a tip that works for me.Look around you for just one small thingthat reminds you of something positive.It could be a photo or a book you’ve read.It could be a small gift that someone gave you,or a note in a card that someone sent you,it could even be a ring on your finger.The key is to look … Continue reading HOW TO JUMP-START YOUR DAY AND HAVE A POSITIVE OUTLOOK ON LIFE
Take a moment.Think about all the thingsyou would like to do….BUTyou haven’t done….BECAUSEYou are hesitant or afraidto make a decisionand DO them.You come up with a long listof reasons why you can’t.All the things you want to dojust sit there and smolder.They don’t go away.Dreams never do.Perhaps the most difficultthing sometimesis simply making the decision to act.BUTthink about all the thingsyou miss out on,things you could be enjoying in lifeby hesitating to decide.HESITATING is almost always the BARRIER.HOWEVER…..You CAN do what you DECIDE.The POWER to decide lies within YOU.Start by taking one thing….just one thingyou want to do.Maybe the easiest … Continue reading DECIDE TO DO THE THINGS YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO — YOU CAN DO IT.