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Be Inspired by MaryAnn D’Ambrosio

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“We all have greatness within us that is waiting for us to believe. Once we believe, the foundation is in place for our greatness to take a foothold and grow.” – Deidre Hughey

Just Be… A Timeless Treasure

Topics: Being Present, Guidance, Mindfulness, Possibility

MaryAnn-DAmbrosio

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

While mystics, philosophers and seekers of truth have been pondering this for thousands of years… the mystery of life was unceremoniously revealed to me one Saturday afternoon..

What began as an ordinary weekend of classes became extraordinary. An unannounced curriculum change opened our class to a special session. Richard, a third year student skilled at shamanic work, had been selected to take us first year students on a shamanic journey.

I was hesitant about visiting “invisible worlds” beyond ordinary reality. The thought of venturing to “Lower World” to meet and receive a gift from our power animal was scary. Suddenly a familiar inner voice whispered, “You’ll be fine. Trust the process and your inner guidance.” Instantly, meeting my power animal intrigued me and I began to wonder about the gift.

Richard prepared us for Lower World by describing the process and landscape. During the journey he would beat a drum and stated that when we saw an animal, we should ask if it was our power animal. If the animal responded “yes”, remember to ask for the gift. The journey began….

I stepped out of the tunnel into “Lower World,” and saw reddish-brown earth, tall trees, and very few animals. In fact, several minutes passed before seeing an animal that said no, it was not my power animal. There was however, this little bee that suddenly appeared three times during the adventure and then continued to follow me. Much to my surprise, the bee said, “YES” when asked if it was my power animal.

Upon returning from the journey, three classmates eagerly shared their experience describing elaborate adventures with their bear, dolphin, and eagle power animals. Initially, I felt out of place. My tiny “bee” didn’t hold a candle to the larger animals. And yet, when Richard inquired about my power animal and the gift, amazingly – everything clicked.

I recalled the bee saying, “Just Bee” as the gift. Interesting… nothing other than the bee. The bee, a symbol of accomplishing the impossible, became a powerful reminder of anything is possible. Aerodynamically, the bee’s body is too large for its wings and should not be able to fly.

A second later, I realized the gift contained within itself a deeper meaning. The bee presented just “be” as a timeless treasure. Now, it made perfect sense.

Just be… here, in the now – fully present!

Be present, it’s the gift you give to others! When you’re fully present with someone they feel acknowledged.

Just be… in the moment.

This practice allows access to unlimited creativity and opportunities that would go unnoticed if thinking about a past or future event!

Just be… yourself.

Everyone else is taken. Be who you are fully – without pretense. Showing up as you truly matters!

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“Attitude is your best weapon against life’s most difficult challenges.”  – Dave Bexfield

 

 

 

Your Vision of the future, lies from within

Gray Lawrence

The Greatest leaders of the world were men and women of quick decision -Napoleon Hill

What to do when your life is out of control

Life says, “make good or make room, but don’t make excuses.”
In today’s management parlance, “Lead , follow, or get out of the way.” When you are actively working toward a goal, there are no failures; there are only degrees of success. Choose to be a leader. Take the initiative. When you are faced with a problem or a difficult decision, don’t waste endless hours agonizing over the solution. If you analyse the situation objectively, you will always find an answer. Don’t focus on the problem; focus on the solution. Then get into action. As W. Clement Stone has often said, “The emotions are not always subject to reason, but they are always subject to action!” – Napoleon Hill

 

Life has its pains and evils its bitter disapppointmentsIt’s completely normal to feel out of control when something goes wrong in your life.  In fact, it’s probably safe to say that it’s not normal to feel completely at peace when something unfortunate happens.
But even though it feels like all the hard work you’ve put in, all the sacrifices you’ve made, and all the life you’ve lived has done nothing to prevent you from experiencing tragedy, there is always hope for those who are willing to fight to take control of their lives once again with hope for a better day.

If you’ve been struggling with the difficulties of life, it’s time to open your mind to a few new ideas that will help you take control of your life, fill your life with positive energy, and help you recover from your negative experiences, one day at a time.

Bad things can happen in the blink of an eye or they can occur progressively over a long period of time. One moment you are happily smiling at your fortune and everything good in your life, and the next moment something unexpected happens and you wonder how you are going to pick up the pieces of your life that have been left behind by a devastating series of events.

It’s completely normal to feel out of control when something goes wrong in your life. In fact, it’s probably safe to say that it’s not normal to feel completely at peace when something unfortunate happens. But even though it feels like all the hard work you’ve put in, all the sacrifices you’ve made, and all the life you’ve lived has done nothing to prevent you from experiencing tragedy, there is always hope for those who are willing to fight to take control of their lives once again with hope for a better day.

If you’ve been struggling with the difficulties of life, it’s time to open your mind to a few new ideas that will help you take control of your life, fill your life with positive energy, and help you recover from your negative experiences, one day at a time.

1: Make it a Priority to Serve Others

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but not how you made them feelIt seems like every time something bad happens in my life, everyone tells me to forget about myself and go find someone else that needs my help. When I first began trying this technique, I felt frustrated, sorry for myself, and absolutely no motivation to lift others burdens when my life seemed so horrible. Over time my opinion changed, and now I look forward to helping others whenever I get the chance, especially if I’m in the middle of a rough patch in my life. There is just ,something about helping others that seems to take your problems away. You begin to focus more on loving others, and less on your own misfortunes.

2: Learn What the Universe Has in Store For You

universe hears a higher frequencyWhether we want to admit it or not, there are bigger forces at play in the Universe than just ourselves. Sometimes you may not think experiencing a natural disaster, the death of a loved one, or prolonged unemployment will provide you with any benefit at all, but it’s entirely possible that the Universe is preparing you for something much bigger, a greater life responsibility than even you can comprehend at this point in time. If you think that’s the case, try to find out what that purpose and responsibility is, and seek after it.

3: Enjoy the Adventure of Your Life

Enjoy the journeyDespite what others may believe, there is no reason to fear the future. If you look at life as one big adventure, you’ll realize that life will provide you with twists and turns that you won’t expect—some of them will be happy, and others might be sad, but that’s the best part of living. If you knew everything would always work out the way you want it to, you would get bored of your life. The greatest joy I’ve experienced in life is triumphing when all the odds were stacked against me and I was facing great adversity. It made achieving my dreams and goals all the sweeter, because I alone knew what I had to overcome to get where I wanted to be. The same will be true of you if you enjoy the ride of life, with all of its speed bumps and stop lights.

Live each day as if it was your last, and you’ll develop a keen respect for opportunity.
If you had only one more day on this earth, how much sharper your senses would be. The beauty of nature, the simple pleasures of life, would be indescribably wonderful, and every moment would present an opportunity to spend quality time with your family and strengthen relationships with friends, acquaintances, and business associates. Every thought would be laser-sharp in that highly focused state. Well, today is the last day on earth for today’s opportunities. Don’t let them pass you by.

Gray Lawrence 

The world Owes You Everything and nothing

 

Don’t give up

“Do not follow what you desire – instead follow your intuition of what your joy is.” – Sheila Hageman

Don’t give up (you’re on the right track)

Wrestling with a puzzle, a project or a problem, the likeliest reason to give up is the belief that it can’t be done. What’s the point of persevering if it’s actually impossible to succeed?

"It can’t be done," we say, throwing up our hands. Not "I can’t do it," or "It’s not worth my time," but "It can’t be done."

Do what you feel in your heart to be rightIn the year after Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile, the record was broken again and again. Once people realized it could be done, it wasn’t an impossible task any longer. And that’s why there’s a flood of tablets on the market, many from companies that had what they needed to build the first one, but didn’t until Apple showed them the way.

Two things you might take away from this:

First: There’s solace in finding someone who has done it before, whatever "it" is you’re trying to do. Knowing that it’s possible and studying how it was done can’t help but increase the chances you’ll stick it out.

Second: Huge value accrues to the few able to actually do a thing for the very Don’t wake up in the morning resentful of the day ahead. Smile and hear your soul, clearly saying, –   first time.

Your life is a learning process – you can only become wiser from learning. Sometimes you might have to attract making a painful mistake to learn something important, but after the mistake you have far greater wisdom. Wisdom cannot be bought with money – it can only be acquired through living life. With wisdom comes: strength, courage, knowing, and an ever-increasing peace. May the joy be with you, Rhonda Byrne

Don’t wake up in the morning resentful of the day ahead. Smile and hear your soul, clearly saying, ‘Thank you for my adventure – where shall we go today?’” – Susan Sosbe

The Power is from within, the choice is yours
Gray Lawrence
"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

 

Be Inspired by Anita Laughlin

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.Abundance is not something we aquire but something we tune to          Abundance is Powerful

 

Making Art Out Of Life

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…

Relationships have the brilliant power to inspire. To be inspired is to breathe in and out with the joyous certainty that you are loved for who you are. My favourite  poet, Pablo Neruda, wrote metaphorically about the inspired individual in one section of his epic poem entitled “The Great Ocean”:

The wave that you let loose,
Arc of identity, exploded feather
When it was unleashed, it was only foam,
And without being wasted came back to be born.
All of your strength returns to its beginning…….
What was expelled by the action of your abundance,
All that was left of its clustered fruit of being
Your statue casts its shadow far beyond the waves.

Your own “arc of identity” forms for you as a child. Embrace the poet in you –whether you are young or old– the poet lives inside. Instil the love of language into your own children with unending rolls of crisp white paper and create rhyming words to wrap your arms around, twirling in circles, dancing and chanting together.

Paint a portrait of your children as you see them, perhaps clothed in kelp hiding inside an underwater coral castle. Art can bring you closer to the heart of your child.

Practice things that are difficult for you –model the struggle for your child, whether you are braiding a lattice of dough on a rhubarb pie or learning to fly-fish. It is the process of learning that is important. Learn by doing.

Respect the need for solitude. Imagination requires solitude from time to time.

Read and reflect. Treasure the stark imagery of Sylvia Plath and Wallace Stegner, embrace the haunting stories of Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor, laugh out loud at children’s’ poet Jack Prelutsky as he describes cooking a turkey filled with exploding popcorn kernels. Be free with your laughter. Laugh with your family.

Value companionship. The poet Rumi wisely wrote: “Companionship is helpful, because patience expands your capacity to love and feel peace.” Value the creativity of the companion in your life and your relationship will be enriched. Original piano sonatas and improvisational jazz fill our house daily, teaching me the power of music to unlock the abundance of our emotions. Express your love.

Friendship inspires courage. An old friend, Daphne, lived alone in a small house in rural Maine with her cat Liquorice and an upright piano which seemed to sprout sheets of music like daisies. Having cerebral palsy since birth, Daphne walked with a stoop and despite arthritic fingers, practiced piano daily. To the end, her voice was joyful and her insights penetrating. She died as she lived –a whole person who inspired others to love the world with courage.

Experience gratitude for the moments in the life of your family and friends that are heart-opening and expansive beyond measure. And give thanks for the first snowfalls and the lavender sunsets that splash into the sea.

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”  – Regina Brett

“Don’t wake up in the morning resentful of the day ahead. Smile and hear your soul, clearly saying, ‘Thank you for my adventure – where shall we go today?’” – Susan Sosbe

 

Gray Lawrence

To achieve great things requires no great effort, just a modest effort repeated again and again. Start right now by improving one little corner and you’re on your way to change the world.

From “The Abundance Project” Team

 

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“Don’t wake up in the morning resentful of the day ahead. Smile and hear your soul, clearly saying, ‘Thank you for my adventure – where shall we go today?’” – Susan Sosbe

How Do I Live in the Now? By Akshay Nanavati

“Give your love as waterfalls and sun shines, over every surface, making new life. Your love beckons the seed in another to grow – in great strength to unfurl.” – Barbara Ann Michaels

“Life is set up to bring up what has been bound up so it can open up to be freed up so you can show up for Life!” – Mary O’Malley

A wonderful Message to us all, do seek these experts out Be Inspired with A Positive Mental Attitude

 

The Power of Giving

If I asked you to think about the last time you gave service to someone and expected nothing in return, how long ago would that have been? Was it a few days ago, a few weeks ago, or a few years ago? How did you feel before, during, and after that experience? Is it something you think you need to do more often than you’re doing right now?

Though most of us rarely sit down and evaluate how great we are at unconditional giving, if you truly want to live an abundant and happy life, learning to give freely and expect nothing in return is absolutely essential. Normally when something is given, the recipient expects something in return. Even if it’s just a small thing, it’s human nature to expect others to “return the favour” so to speak. When that doesn’t happen it can put a strain on the relationship.

Free Yourself Through Unconditional Giving

Even though your friends, your loved ones and complete strangers may expect you to give back when something is given to you, the choice is completely up to you. You may feel obligated to purchase a birthday present for a friend that bought you a present, or flag down another cab so someone else can get out of the rain, but in reality you are the one that is capable of making that decision. I can tell you however, that making the decision to give freely of yourself is the only way to find true happiness and abundance in this life.

If you tell yourself that beginning today you’re going to help everyone without expecting anything in return, what does it do to your mind-set? Suddenly, instead of measuring how much you give against how much you might get in return, you break free of the chains and allow yourself to give without limits. You begin to understand the value of giving and how it can change lives. Once you arrive at that point you are more motivated to give because you see more than just people returning favours—you learn the value of true, selfless service.

3 Consequences of Giving Freely

At the end of the day, I think nothing sums up what happens when you give freely better than the following three things:

#1: You’ll be Happier

Did you know that giving of your time and using your talents to help others makes you happier than doing it for your own benefit? Once you begin giving freely of your time, talents and resources, you’ll feel like you WANT to give instead of feeling like you HAVE to give.

#2: You’ll be Able to Focus on What Matters Most

When you opt for giving unconditionally, you begin to see how you can help the most people in the most efficient way. You’ll discover what you are really good at, and instead of spending time trying to help people with things you haven’t mastered on your own, you’ll be able to focus on areas that you know well and are important to you. This will have a more powerful effect on the ones you help, and it will also free up more time for you to enjoy the other important things in life.

#3: Others Will Have a Desire to Help You

Even though your motivation for giving isn’t focused on what you can get from others, as a natural result, the people around you will want to help you more in your life. Because you are serving on a regular basis you will understand first hand how the power of service can change lives, so that will also make you less reluctant to accept help from others.

“We all have the capability to make a difference, to accept what we are given, to love with our heart and live life to the fullest, or not: it’s up to us.” – Tracy Goodwin

The Power is from within, the choice is yours
Gray Lawrence

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” Nido Qubein

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