“It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.” Denis Waitley
Unfortunately there are a lot of people in the world who have not been encouraged to believe in themselves. They believe they are lacking something & if they possessed it, they could be successful or at least achieving more than they are at the moment. We are all born with the ability to do whatever we really want to do. Even those people with disability can achieve great things. We all know countless stories that can back up my claim. We already possess everything we need to move forward in life. The only disconnect is in our belief, that leads us down the path of mediocrity or settling for a lesser standard.
This feeling of lack can be directly associated to a low self-esteem which can be caused by a lot of different things, such as parent’s or teacher’s thoughtless comments at a vulnerable time in our lives; school friends making fun of us because we look too different, speak differently or don’t achieve in the sports teams; jealous siblings or classmates putting us down because they think it makes them look superior; bullying. The list goes on. So how long are you going to allow those thoughts and beliefs to keep you chained? Focus on the assets you do have, and I’m not talking about your car or house here. We all have at least one strength, so go ahead, find them, and show the world how good it is to be you.
Enjoy that feeling when you are in the Zone!
“There is only allowing or resisting, allowing or denying, letting in or keeping out the abundance that you deserve. When your resistance stops, your abundance will come.” Esther Hicks
Let’s be clear here abundance is a very spiritual word that can cover anything in the universe. Are you aware of how abundant you feel in relationships, health, experiences and yes of course money? Do you have a mind-set of not enough, just enough or more than enough? You cannot think and feel abundance and lack at the same time. It’s one or the other. Sometimes it may feel like you are feeling them both but often it is more a switching between them. I have talked before about people who have an abundant thought and wonder why it never manifests. This may be because that thought is the only ‘positive’ one followed by a stream of why it won’t happen, couldn’t happen for you and so on.
Recently I was reminded of the analogy of a stream. Sometimes it can feel like hard work as you row or paddle up the stream. As this quote says we can choose to go with the flow of the stream and allow that flow to take you without effort. Were you told as a child that you had to work hard to achieve? If so that belief of how life should be can dominate your approach. What if you were to notice the abundance of air for you to breathe, how we in NZ and most western countries can just turn a tap and get abundant water, and I don’t know about you, but I certainly have an abundance of emails and I can make them more abundant very easily. Then notice how that abundant thought energy attracts other types of abundance.
Enjoy allowing the abundance to flow!
“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind.” Leonardo da Vinci
Ever have those days when you’ve been very busy at work, the day disappears, and you realise you haven’t done any exercise? I know that happens to me more often than I would like and I become sluggish and slow. There’s nothing like even a quick walk around the block to get the blood pumping to everywhere in the body, including the mind. I find I can then tackle some chores I may have been putting off because my mind plays games with me. But of course it isn’t just the mind that benefits from even some gentle exercise.
But as my 94 year old father is often saying, “moderation in everything.” We can cause a stress response in our bodies and minds with too much exercise just as we can with doing too much work or eating too much food that isn’t healthy. A session of yoga, or stretching the muscles, may be all the exercise you need. Sitting glued to a computer screen with no breaks or stretching is depriving the blood vessels of the massaging effect that takes place when we move our muscles. Anything that encourages the blood to flow will supply the brain with much needed nutrients to help it think clearly.
Enjoy having regular exercise! Robyn
“I have never thought of writing for the reputation and honour. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose.” Ludwig Van Beethoven
Beethoven started going deaf when he was 30 and lived until he was 57. In his last decade of life he was completely deaf & although he stopped conducting and performing he continued to write some amazing music. Imagine writing the wonderful music he did completely deaf, just putting down on paper what was inside him. These days we would describe his connection to that inner drive as, “being in the zone.”
We hear of artists who learnt the Silva method of meditation so they could connect with the work that was inside them. People like Wayne Dyer, who write some great books, say they have no conscious awareness of what they have written, that their message comes from inside to be expressed on the paper. Some express themselves with their bodies. I enjoy watching things like good gymnastics, ballroom dancing or ice dancing. We all have that ability to make a connection with our inner knowing and then express that in a way that is of benefit to others. There is a quote about not dying with the music still inside. How do you like to express the ‘music’ inside you?
Enjoy expressing your passion!