Are you worried about a recent or past failure in your life? Have you ever used quotes as mantras or affirmations to help you? This is a quote that you can use by reading it repeatedly in order to get past something you believe you failed at. It will help you get unstuck from berating yourself, from not forgiving yourself for not knowing. Is the truth that you're learning something new? It's never a failure if you can learn something from it. A friend of mine shared this quote and I've read it repeatedly from then on. It's really helped me to learn that defeat isn't the end. "Defeat" is education. "Defeat" is part of learning something new about ourselves. "Defeat" is a piece of the learning process in going after the dreams of your heart. If you're ever down and out … [Read more...] about Did You Just Have An Epic Fail?
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh … [Read more...] about So You Say You Cannot Paint
Jesus has been known to say several times that "You must lose your life to find your life, and if you do not let it go, you will never find it." Writing this we're on the eve of Good Friday, too. Makes me think about how Christ had to lose his life to find his life, the everlasting one. First we die before we truly live. We're most used to hearing we live then we die. When we're living from only one aspect of ourselves, we just live and die. It's very true. However, as we go through spiritual growth and personal development, we begin to integrate ourselves. We might have to die or lose the identity we've had for a long time. We might have to experience a great personal transformation and be reborn to a new reality, one where we're not who we used to be. With the veil of … [Read more...] about Letting Go and Finding Life
This morning I read an excellent tid-bit from Super Coach Michael Neill. He shows that just by changing the way we think about something we can change the way we feel inside about it. Much of what we want to change in our lives or have in our lives can be done through developing a practicing discipline and awareness over our minds. Here is a great nugget Michael Neill shares: There is No Stress In Life "The reason I don't promote particular techniques for stress control is because I have come to see a simple truth: There is no stress in life - there is only stress in our thinking When I see that well-being is my nature, the only way I can feel anything other than well is when I am caught up in my own story (thinking). To try and do something to "reduce stress" when … [Read more...] about Relieving Your Stress