Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify, simplify! … Simplicity of life and elevation of purpose. – Henry David Thoreau
focus on detail robs energy
Our life is mostly spent on trivia, a lot of detail and not much on the essence of being. Take our daily work life as an example. We’re mostly concerned with getting through the week and getting our job done. We don’t stop to observe and to ruminate. The less we draw energy from the well inside us; the more we give away energy to the distractions without.
fortify with simplicity instead
Thoreau asks us to focus on the core. Simplify first and then dwell on the purpose of things and of beings.
- Make life simpler.
- Live in the moment.
- Have fewer things.
- Have fewer things to do.
Rediscover life by searching for the meaning, the motive and the intelligence behind all that we see happening around us and within us.
The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. – Unknown Author
There’s an invisible world, one which we often ignore. That part of the Universe and its laws have a direct impact on our daily living. When we raise our vibrations by thinking good, thinking love and thinking positive, we partake of and create positive vibrations. These vibrations impact us, our future and those around us. Good health, great relationships, a happy present moment and a great future is the result!
it affects you first
When we feel resentment, fear, sorrow and experience worry we are generating and/or picking up vibrations of a whole different frequency. These lower frequencies impact us directly and first.
And that is the reason to not let these lower vibrations stick around youself for too long!
Why live with a neighbor that causes nothing but unhappiness? You think you are justified complaining about who did wrong to you and why. You might be justified but don’t feel sorry for yourself.
Break free instead, turn the tide, adopt vibrations of the positive kind!
Recommendation: Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude
We yearn for a moment’s peace and quiet, only to turn on the radio, make a phone call, or run an errand as soon as an opportunity for solitude presents itself. – Ronnie Polaneczky
why do we move constantly?
We fill our life with motion. Incessantly. Why?
I think it’s because we’re running away from ourselves. We do need action in life, not constant action. At some level we’re afraid of facing our deep, apparently lonely, self. We feel more alive when we’re moving. Life is movement. When we’re still and without interaction; at a very deep level, we fear our mortality…
Take pause; focus on your breathing. Slowly, find yourself calming down. Your mind will want to race, let it, don’t attach your attention to it or to its production, which are thoughts.
Once you start getting used to being still, at rest, a peace will start to descend, actually emerge from within you. Then you will know that you’ve never been alone.
Recommendation: Moments in Between: The Art of the Quiet Mind
The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. – Thomas Jefferson
the meaning of life
A few days ago our family was at the neighborhood Holiday party when a discussion amongst guys turned to the ‘meaning of life’. That’s the kind of discussion I love to participate in so I jumped right in and said ‘The meaning of life is simple’! Everyone stared at me incredulously, their facial expressions read ‘ok tell us wise guy, let’s see you make a fool of yourself’. I said that Life’s meaning and purpose can all be encapsulated in ‘It’s all about family’.
what else is there?
It is all about family. You need someone to share your life with. Joys, sorrows, purpose and fears. Family includes our good friends and neighbors. Our achievements in life are meaningless without deep relationships. If you strip everything out; or when we die, all we’re left with are the sweet memories of loving relationships.
Recommendation: Do It! Let’s Get Off Our Buts
Be yourself, everyone else is already taken. – Mike Robbins
You come with an essence that’s you, uniquely so, in all time and in all space.
Mull over that.
everyone else is taken
Waste not your time and precious attention on how you compare with others; what others think of you or what you must do to please them. Instead focus on what makes you beautiful, helpful to others and an attractive person from the inside out.
You must get to know yourself first; that comes when you become increasingly more self aware; which is a product of stillness.
Recommendation: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken…
Every human thought, and every human action, is based in either love or fear. There is no other human motivation. – Neale Donald Walsch
do you buy it?
Think about it, every action or thought is motivated by either love or fear. If you cook something it’s either because you love cooking, love eating, love pleasing another being or fear another person, fear dying of hunger or some other minor fear. Try this thought experiment with any thought you think next or action you contemplate; is the motivation love or fear? If you think for example you want to complete a work assignment, it could be that you fear the consequences of not completing it or that you love your job.
what this means
So which emotion would we choose? Love of course. When we do that we align our whole self with the working of the Universal Intelligence. Synchronicity then occurs. Things just work out. We learn important lessons, with the right attitude of love, when things don’t quite work out.
As we become more aware of our seemingly inconsequential motivations behind each thought or act, we realize how important it is to direct our life to flow with love. By doing this consistently we banish fear and eventually worry, out of our life. You’re then a free, totally safe, dynamic, creative and joyful child of the Universe!!
Recommendation: The Essential Laws of Fearless Living
What did you do today to receive your instruction? – Louis Pasteur
what to receive?
You can receive many things in the course of a day. You can receive:
- Attention/love from others
- Negativity from others and from circumstances
- Ideas and opinions, clues as well
To know what to pay attention to you must be following your compass. Your compass leads you to that which fulfills you, your Life Purpose. You then know what to pay attention to, all day long.
what’s your life purpose?
- What’s the aim for the life that you live?
- Why do you get out of bed everyday?
- What do you want to fulfill?
- What do you want to create?
- Who are you?
- Whence did you come from?
- Where are you headed?
Recommendation: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken…