“The thought manifests as the word,
The word manifests as the deed,
The deed develops into habit,
And habit hardens into character,
So watch the thought and its ways with care,
And let it spring from love,
Born out of concern for all beings…
As the shadow follows the body,
As we think, so we become.”
– Buddha (from the Dhammapada)
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Every day is a blessing. How will you spend yours?
Will you spend too much of it fretting, regretting and doubting your ability to redirect your life?
Or will you decide, in this moment, to take a single step that leads you in the direction of your dreams?
Taking that one step will lead to another and another. And soon you will be amazed by how much momentum you have generated.
But begin with one thing. Start where you are. Start today.
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When thinking about potentially difficult or awkward situations you have to face in the future, envision a beneficial outcome instead of dwelling on the worst-possible scenario. Focus on those involved wanting to do the right thing or reach a reasonable compromise.
But know that you have the power to stand up for yourself and make a compelling case if you need to. In a respectfully firm way.
Imagine the sky-blue light of your throat chakra shining brightly to help you communicate your perspective.
We all deserve to attract more good into our lives, no matter what mistakes we may have made in the past.
We may be dealing with the repercussions of past mistakes, but that doesn’t mean that we must be punished forever. Especially for things that happened years ago.
Mentally forgive yourself for making mistakes. They are simply part of our growth process along the way to realizing our full potential. Let go of all old guilt and fear
Instead open yourself up to the possibility – in fact, the reality – that you deserve wonderful new opportunities and relationships. Open your heart to giving more love to yourself as well as others.go of all old guilt and fear.
Start in this moment. You can change in the space of one breath by simply deciding to do so….Decide that you’re worth it. Because you are!
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1. The time is always the “right” time.
2. Whoever is present are the right people, whether I like them or not.
3. Whatever happened is the only thing – and the best thing – that could have happened.
4. When it’s over, it’s over. We tend to hang on to people and events that are in the past
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Trust yourself. Too often our confidence in ourselves gets shaken to the point where we doubt our ability to direct our own lives.
Have faith in yourself. No one knows you as well as you do, or what you really need.
Look inside for answers. You will find them there.
Allow your intuition to guide you each moment of the day in making the best decisions. Even if you make a mistake, that’s okay. We learn through our mistakes, so they can be a gift.
Trust in yourself and in the process of life.
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“The healing comes when you stop looking to someone/something else for validation and realize it’s up to you to love all the parts of yourself you or anyone else had previously rejected.
“That way you’re whole, integrated, self-reliant, and charismatic (have you ever seen anyone be charismatic when they are trying for another’s approval? Nope.)
“The healing happens when you turn your attention away from the material results and instead focus on churning out good and meaningful effort; this way you keep yourself in the current of forward motion.
“The healing comes when you turn toward your fear or pain and walk bravely toward it (not risking physical safety, of course); obstacles and resistance are only overcome by courage and sustained volition. (How else might you know your capability, after all?)
“The healing appears when you release your attachment (to a person or thing) realizing that only by letting go of specifics can you play in the field of infinite possibility. The healing takes place when you step into the role of healer — it’s you who holds the key.
“You are the one who can walk yourself through this doorway and into an empowered life.”
– Kathy Freston
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Start where you are, with whatever you seek to accomplish. The past is over and done with.
Only in this moment can you begin to recreate yourself and your life into the mental image that you choose.
Hold that picture in your mind every day and allow it to unfold in even more wonderful ways.
You will blossom by channeling your energy into action (not spending time trying to convince others of the correctness of your course).
Ask your Angels for help and guidance every step of the way. Namaste.
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Change is easy. It’s constantly happening within you and around you, whether you want it to or not. Sometimes you can direct the change, but often you can’t.
Trust that the changes that are happening now are bringing you exactly what you need (whether you like them or not). And believe that it’s possible to make the changes that you want to create.
Always ask your Higher Power for help. Invite Angels to swoop down to assist you.
Change how you think about yourself to be positive, and your whole world will change for the better.
Be your biggest cheerleader, not your biggest critic.
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