Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Finding The Peace Within


"If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else."- Marvin Gaye

Many people look for others to make them happy. The truth of the matter is that other human beings will disappoint you, hurt you physically or emotionally, or they won't quite measure up to your standards. If this is the truth about people, how can someone else make you happy?

You will never be happy with someone else if you are not happy with yourself. It's an old adage, but take some time to think about it. You should still be able to be happy or content when another person lets you down. You're emotional well being should never be tied up into the well being of another. What happens when that person leaves you, because they ultimately will. You will need to keep living past their absence.

So if you are able to be happy with who you are and where you are in your life, you are on your way to finding out the true meaning of peace. Otherwise, you will spend time looking from person to person trying to discover what you should already posses within yourself.

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Peace and Blessings

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sitting alone with your Self

"No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in the still water we can see." - The Wisdom of the Taoists

The other day, I rode in the car on my way to see clients with no radio- just my thoughts. I've been doing it a lot more lately and I'm finding a sense of clarity. I used to hate to hear silence. It always made me think that something was about to happen because I was used to hearing a lot of noise. Silence made me uncomfortable. As I get older, I understand that there is something valuable about sitting alone with your Self. All of the noise and clutter around me was like going on a first date to the movies- you never get to concentrate on getting to know one another because you are focused on the distraction purposely set there between the two of you.

How often do you set aside time to sit alone and get to know yourself. It's a scary thought, but if more of us did so, we would have to be honest about who we really are. The internet is full of personality tests, career tests, tests that tell you who the perfect mate would be for you. The reality of taking those tests are that we sometimes fudge on how we would really answer those questions. We answer those questions based on how we would like to see ourselves, not always based on who we truly are. Then we continue to walk around in this fog of who we would like to be and risk hurt, rejection, and unnecessary disappointments that we inflict on ourselves. Why? Because we don't spend time alone with our Self to understand who we truly are.

Today's challenge:

Take time out to get to know your Self. Go to the movies alone. Go to dinner alone. Understand that you may experience discomfort you may feel being alone with your Self. Find peace with being alone to think clearly and become honest with yourself about who you truly are.

Peace and Blessings

Monday, August 15, 2011

Achieving My Dream As An Author

About 4 years ago, my husband convinced me I should publish the kind of books I like to read. I thought he was crazy at first, but he was on to something.

I've published 3 paperbacks and 3 ebook short stories. I've endured a publisher that didn't keep good records and give me monthly statements without me asking, and an ebook publisher that vanished like Houdini. I also found a great publisher who provides a wonderful home for my books.

I've had the chance to edit for new authors as well as do publicist duties for authors. I realized I prefer the creative space of writing and using the talent God gave me.

Writing has given me a chance to let my readers enjoy literature as much as I do. I've learned so much about business and how to manage the creative side as well.

The literary world is not for the timid, the weak, or those with thin skin. But then and again, going after your dreams involves risk, determination, and ability to endure rejection.

Today's challenge: Go for your dreams as if rejection could not be a factor.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Live Passionately

If you could wake up tomorrow morning and do whatever you always wanted to do, what would that be?

Many of us do what people think we should do and not necessarily what we always envisioned ourselves doing. Maybe you always wanted to go into fashion design, but you instead got a master's in business. You may have a knack for decorating or organizing. What are your talents? What are your interests? Always wanted to take a trip to Paris or Barcelona? What's stopping you?

Sometimes you are your own worst enemy and you spend your time doubting yourself and giving into fear and worry. Then time passes you by and you're left with regret and the ever troublesome "What if?

Live passionately. Make sure you take advantage of opportunity. How much happier would you be if you lived a life fulfilling your dreams?

Today's Challenge: Create a bucket list and enjoy the sense of accomplishment you feel when cross the items you've done off the list!

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Peace and Blessings