The JOY of Listening


Once you notice the things there are to listen to,
you allow new and wonderful gifts for yourself.
You begin to listen without actually thinking.
When you find your mind thinking,
bring it back to listening.
Any judgments, opinions, stories, beliefs, labels
or concepts that arise might come in.
Note these and then return to listening.
Align yourself with peace, contentment, love, acceptance and JOY.


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Give it some L❤VE.

Re-write Your Beliefs


“You can have anything you want
if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.”
~ Robert Anthony ~

What are your core beliefs?
What we believe about ourselves, others, our family, even our politics, colors our world. What we believe can allow us to see everything clearly or perhaps see nothing at all. What we believe can advance us ahead in your life or hold us back and stagnate us.
How self-aware are you? Are you one who says, “I’ll believe it when I see it”?
Just how dynamic are your beliefs? How dynamic your beliefs are says a lot about your level of self-esteem.
Are you continually doubtful that you can achieve what you want? Self-awareness and self-esteem is the key. When we believe in our own self-worth your life will change to be more dynamic.
Thoughts can only be dynamic when you open your awareness of your beliefs that are positive and meaningful, instead of degrading and doubtful.  Once you have purpose and meaning in your thoughts, your self-esteem and self-awareness will grow and expand. This is the foundation and the key to life’s meaning for you and no one can take that from you.
What are some of your core beliefs?
My outer life reflects my inner life!
I am open to the infinite possibilities that life has to offer me!
When I face a challenge, I know there is a solution!
Because I am self-aware, I know I have the power to transform into a beautiful, self-aware being!

One of Wayne Dyer’s comments was,  “You never regret what you do in life. You only regret what you don’t do.”

“If you want to find a deeper meaning in your life,
you can’t find it in the opinions and beliefs that have been handed to you.
You have to go to that deeper place within yourself.”
~ Wayne Dyer ~


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“Live like a tree. Take root and reach for the sky!”


Ego or Essence?

Do you ever question your thoughts!  Does your egoic mind take over your thoughts?
Step into the NOW and experience your true Essence.
But what is our true Essence?  It’s the real thing.  It’s who we really and truly are.  Its’ the divine Self that is you, me, us.
However, because we are programmed to pay attention to our thoughts, we fail to notice our real Essence or the actual now of NOW.
How would it feel to drop out of the “mental” world and into the NOW to experience peace, calm, joy and the richness of  life … the Essence of our own true selves?
Egoic thoughts like “I’m not good enough,” or “I’ll never have what I want” …. it’s the false self speaking, those voices in the head …. all driven by the ego.
Let go of the conditional thoughts, the shoulds, the beliefs and the opinions that other have bestowed on us, the cultural conditioning about life.
Step into your true Essence – that is who you truly are.
Be aware of your thoughts.  Ask yourself:  Is it true?  Is it useful?  How does it make me feel? The mind isn’t interested in the present moment.  It loves the past and future.  Notice this!
Did you ever notice how your mind wanders into the past and future?  Continually!  Use your Essence to notice this path of the mind.  Your Essence is content to notice the arising moment and respond to it without thoughts.
What is your mind thinking of right now? Are you aware of your surroundings?  Feelings?  Sensations? Urges?  Insights?
Let go of the struggle and allow your true Essence to step forth and shine.
Free yourself from the bondage of the egoic mind.  Let’s have more present moments in the NOW and less crappy thoughts!  Starting now!
About the photo:  The beautiful Amaryllis is a stunning flower associated with the holidays.  It symbolizes pride, determination and radiant beauty …. the kind that emanates from the inner source and flowers outward …. much like the the Essence of our own beauty.