If we have a big vision of who we want to be, it’s a strength and a stressor.
It’s a strength because no matter where we are right now, there’s a brighter day ahead. We know we can work towards any future we desire.
It’s a stressor because we set our expectations so high for ourselves, we always feel we are behind.
The truth is that we are exactly where we need to be. We aren’t off-track. Our life is unfolding.
Let us use our vision as a stimulus to remind ourselves we are exactly where we need to be today.
We each have a switch buried deep inside. We can use it to change our position or focus or direction.
Our ability to dig down and find that switch to turn it off or on is where our true strength lies. We can turn it on when we feel we’ve hit rock bottom and need to keep going. We can turn it off when we feel overwhelmed and need to stop.
As our day unfolds, this switch helps us manage our day.
Let us use our switch to switch, or know when to turn the switch on or off today.
When we start the day with our mind clear, we are ready to come alive. It takes draining the negativity from yesterday so we get a do-over today.
Our mind is like water in a holding tank. It must be emptied. When empty, we are open and ready for everything and anything. Once it’s formless, we can reshape it and form it into whatever we want.
That emptiness is full of life, waiting for new experiences. It’s a refreshing opportunity that moves us forward.
Let us not be what happened yesterday but what we choose to become today.
A dream can be a series of thoughts that go on in our mind when we sleep. Or it can be our cherished aspirations and ambition.
It can also be both. It’s both when our most desired dreams show up as images in our dreams when we do sleep and at the same time, our dream won’t let us sleep or oversleep. That’s because we are so inspired by our desired dream, we won’t waste time sleeping.
Our best days are when we get to live out our dream while we are awake.
Let us follow our dream and let it show us the way today.
As hard as it is to grasp, some things are just what they are. There’s not a reason. There’s not an answer. Things aren’t fair. That’s when we can’t add to or subtract from what is. It just is, as it is.
When we reach that point, we realize we may not have control. All we can do is respond by getting into the flow and enjoy the unknowing experience. That may be where the greatest enlightenment is. It may only happen a few times in our lifetime.
Let us be all we can be when it is what it is today.
Sometimes a reminder of the simplest thing is the most valuable. To breathe deeply is one of those things. Our days are filled with magnificent experiences. The ability to breathe is one of them. Our days are consumed by stressful situations. Mindfulness to breathe deeply is the quickest reaction that will calm our mind.
Shallow breathing leads to shallow thinking. Deep breathing leads to deeper thinking. A deep breath will put things in perspective quicker than anything else because without that breath, there isn’t a next moment or another chance.
Let us remember to breathe deeply more often today.
Companions compliment us. Opposers create controversy for us.
Companions are more focused on improving themselves rather than improving us, whereas opposers are more focused on finding fault rather than improving themselves.
Both may be ordinary people that pass through our day.
When we have a choice, companions can surely make our lives more enjoyable. They make an ordinary day extraordinary.
Let us seek the best companions to help us shine our light today.
Our perspective is limited to how much we know. The more we know, the greater our understanding is… the bigger our experience is… the wider our capabilities become… and the deeper our mind expands.
We crave a new perspective gained through books, art, travel, experiences, ideas, connections, and relationships. With a new perspective, something magical happens. We get a second wind, we gain more clarity, we realign with our purpose.. We change how we approach everything. We feel inspired.
Let us seek people and things that help us expand our world today.
A life isn’t developed in one fell swoop. It’s tiny moments compounded over time that build a life.
If something or someone makes us feel joy, capture the moment. Let it resonate. Hold on to it a bit longer.
It may be the sunshine breaking through the clouds, watching a kitten wash her face, seeing someone we love to look at us with admiration, receiving a thank you from someone that matters, holding a child’s soft hand….
These are the types of tiny moments that matter. That’s where happiness is stored up.
Let us linger in thousands of great tiny moments today.
Think about how much easier life becomes when we concentrate on our strengths and delegate our weaknesses.
What we focus on magnifies and then we feel even stronger.
Sure, it’s worthwhile to recognize our weaknesses but why invest energy on improving them if in the greater scheme of the day, it’s not something that is hugely important or affecting something we value?
We can’t be great at everything and there is only so much time in the day.
Let us focus on our strengths so we are more innovative, energized, and assured today.