If Your Mind Is Scattered, It Is Quite Powerless

scattered mindThe Dalai Lama said ‘If your mind is scattered, it is quite powerless.’ It’s true isn’t it.

Today’s world can be a whirlwind of scattered actions. Family, work, friends, you name it, something or someone, always seems to be wanting a little piece of you.

How can you think things through, when you’re being pulled this way and that?

Funny thing the mind. Faced with the bombardments that hit it over the course of a day, it does what it knows best to cope. It goes on to autopilot.

What’s wrong with that?

Everything.

Autopilot means you’re feeling powerless as your scattered mind shuts down. Consciously unconscious if you like.

It’s not a good place to make decisions from is it?

Read more »

If you enjoyed this post why not share it with your friends....

Make Love Your Daily Mantra – Inspirational Insight

make love your mantra

Life is how you feel, followed by what you think it will be. Feel love, be love, live love. Make love your daily mantra…..

The Beatles once sang ‘Love is all there is’, and it’s probably the truest line they sang. Once you know the absolute truth that Love is real, whilst fear is an illusion that only exists in your mind, freedom beckons.

Fear is what your thoughts conjure up when life appears to go wrong.

Tuning into fear-based thoughts takes you away from love. Luckily, because it’s only your thoughts, you can say to yourself ‘I don’t have to think that’.

Next, check into how you are feeling. If you’re not feeling the lightness of being that is love, ask yourself ‘Who does this belong to?’, followed by ‘Please release this with love, with consciousness attached, never to return in any time, space or reality’.

This will release anything that never came from you in the first place. You only thought it came from you. It most probably came from a well meaning other. The great news is that thoughts can always be changed.

How you feel will always trump what you think. Lightness of being will always feel good.

Make love your daily mantra. When you return to your natural state of love and lightness, you will be better placed to cope with the challenges that life’s curve-ball throws your way. The true price of Love is your Inner Well-Being – are you willing to p(l)ay?

If you enjoyed this post why not share it with your friends....

Whose Junk Is It Anyway?

whose junk is it anywayThe thought, ‘Whose junk is it anyway?’ crept into my consciousness as I was walking along. I was feeling a bit low but didn’t really know why. sometimes life’s like that isn’t it.

I went for a walk to blow the cobwebs away. To enable me to find a little clarity, to give myself space to move back into lightness.

As I walked, thoughts were drifting in and out, high and low, happy and sad. Running the full gamut of emotions, letting them do their own thing, I strode peacefully onwards.

For some reason, I began to think of a party I’d attended a long, long time ago. I was the driver that night, so no alcohol for me. 

I heard, a less than flattering remark about the nicest, the kindest, the most generous person I knew.

They’d become the butt of an alcohol fuelled, trying to be funny, mean-spirited remark. I said I didn’t like their comments and walked away, their laughter ringing in my ears. 

Truthfully, I thought no more of it. Until that moment on my walk, I never realised that I was still holding onto that old junk. 

Junk that wasn’t mine, wasn’t even about me, but nevertheless it was rattling around on some level of my consciousness. I had no idea it was so firmly lodged in my sub-consciousness.

As I remembered, it had brought back all the feelings I’d felt at the time. And yet, it was over. In the past. How crazy is that?

I knew I’d been given a gift. It was out in the open, which meant I had an opportunity to release it. Then I got to thinking about what other junk I might be holding onto that wasn’t mine. Read more »

If you enjoyed this post why not share it with your friends....

The Earth is so Beautiful

capri

“The earth is so beautiful. We are beautiful also. 

We can allow ourselves to walk mindfully,  touching the earth, our wonderful mother, with each step. 

We don’t need to wish our friends, ‘Peace be with you.’ 

Peace is already with them. 

We only need to help them cultivate the habit of touching peace in each moment.”

Beautiful words to share from Thich Nhat Hanh.

Plus a photo of Capri, a beautiful island in our beautiful world.

If you enjoyed this post why not share it with your friends....

When Your Heart Sings

unnamedWhen your heart sings, the echoes vibrate throughout your whole body.

If you are faced with an either, or, type of predicament, take some time to sit quietly and listen to the messages from your heart. 

The one that sings sweetly is the one to go with. It’s the one that will enable you to shine, no matter what, with every fibre of your being.

Confucius said, ‘Wherever you go, go with all of your heart’.

What has to happen to enable you to skip along with the vibrations of loving heart led actions?

Shining brightly, you just know the whole of the Universe is skipping along besides you.

Feels pretty damn good too doesn’t it.

Huge thanks to The Antagonists for the beautiful photo.

If you enjoyed this post why not share it with your friends....

Inner Wisdom

In the midstAlbert Camus knew a thing or two about inner wisdom.

No matter what is going on, you can take a moment, breathe deeply and allow your inner strength to take over.

‘In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.

In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.

In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy.

For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.’

Thank you, Albert Camus.

If you enjoyed this post why not share it with your friends....

Mindfulness and Inner Well-Being

11264001_402047696645125_7808792952924100194_nMindfulness is used to define awareness of being in the present moment whilst acknowledging, and accepting, whatever thoughts or feelings that arise.

As well as assisting in meditation practice, mindfulness can also grow inner well-being by allowing you to switch off head thoughts, leaving a space for heart thoughts, via the inner guidance that’s available to everyone, to filter through instead.

To follow your heart is to take actions that resonate with doing what you love, to consciously integrate everyday living with the real you, rather than conforming to others expectations.

Heart fed living is joyful. It grows your inner, and outer, well-being meaning the innate well-being that is your birthright can be accessed more quickly.

Is that possible? Yes, by being mindful, you can avoid getting lost in your head thoughts, where being side-tracked by procrastination, self sabotage, or over thinking can erode your belief in what you are aiming to do.

The head thoughts will always be with you, but instead of leading the campaign to govern your life, mindfulness will gently remind you that if allowed to drift through, head thoughts will eventually dissipate, followed by clarity of purpose.

It’s surprisingly easy to be distracted from that clarity of purpose. Old destructive beliefs continue to pop up, telling you that, maybe you’re not capable, not good enough, or it’ll never be perfect so why continue etc., etc. Read more »

If you enjoyed this post why not share it with your friends....

Following the Trail – Inspirational Insight

17039-Oscar-Wilde-Quote-On-LivingFollowing the trail, from existing to living, means there was once a vast ocean you crossed before you moved from one to the other.

It was such a long time ago, it’s hard to remember how different your life was in the old days.

Life was experienced as existing, which consisted of; not doing, not having, not being.

Nowadays, you belong to a very elitist group of people who’ve emerged from a merely existing chrysalis, and you are alive in every sense.

Loving, laughing, doing, being, having, enjoying everything for the sheer joy of it.

Sad times can be experienced too – it’s all part of life’s rich tapestry.

I’m raising my hat to you, and all you’ve achieved.

How can I tell you are fully alive and not just existing?

Easy.

It’s the brilliant radiance that shines from you.

I’m just following the trail………

If you enjoyed this post why not share it with your friends....

Do your have an Identity Crisis?

Do you have an identity crisis?Do you have an Identity Crisis? I do. You see, my email address has been poached by some opportunist internet marketers. And it’s changed how I see myself.

It’s made me look at how others could be perceiving me. Let’s face it, it’s hard not to be influenced by others opinions of my ideas. I write, I blog and therefore I open myself up to others opinions.

It wasn’t until this latest email identity was poached that I saw myself in a myriad of different roles, courtesy of whoever’s using it for their own ends.

So far, the ones I’ve seen have offered big lottery wins, to good to miss bargains covering a whole range of dodgy offers, and my favourite by far, the sexual favours I’m apparently keen to share.

Oh Lordy, these offers are so not me. But, the people who see my trusted email address don’t know they don’t originate from me. What if they’re tempted because they think it’s who I am.

Do you identify with my identity crisis yet?

Because those spam emails are a perfect metaphor for how others can believe they’re seeing the real me.

Take the lottery offers. In real life, I may be writing about abundance and how it’s freely available to you, and me. There are a million books selling ‘how to achieve abundance’ out there with this, or that, method to follow.

Nothing wrong with that. Each of us has our path to abundance. It will mean something different to you than what it means to me.

So, you open my ‘how to’ win big on the lottery email and decide to invest. After all, if it worked for me, it could be just the thing for you. You have no idea it’s not real at this stage.

You’re not seeing the real me. You’re seeing a version you want to see. The version that solves all your abundance wants. It’s doomed from the minute you click ‘yes’.

I have opinions about how abundance works for me. There are no guarantees they’ll work for anybody else. My wants are so different from yours, that if I did have a magic wand, it more than likely wouldn’t work for you.

Truthfully, I can show you little steps to happiness, peace of mind and inner well-being. It’s what I do. Once you follow whichever steps strike an inner chord with you, you’ll probably discover another step to take you further on your quest for genuine, bona fide, abundance.

That step could come from anyone, or anywhere. It will not come from a hyped up version of the Jan you know. Because I’m not selling anything but ebooks.

No false promises, no too good to be true bargains, and definitely no sexual favours.

How’s your identity crisis coming along? Can you see how others may get an impression of you that’s simply not real? Easy to be misunderstood isn’t it.

This is how I deal with my identity crisis. I ignore it. All those spam emails that reach me get consigned to the trash bin. I let them go. I don’t give them another thought.

And it’s the same in real life. I can only be me, as you can only be you. If their version doesn’t tally with mine, I don’t waste time trying to convince them otherwise.

How people choose to see me is their choice. If they’re looking for something I’m not offering, I can’t be certain they won’t see exactly what they’re looking for, however much I try to convince them otherwise, because that’s what human beings do.

They see what they want to see. They hear what they want to hear. They buy into what appeals to them. My pleas to be listened too would most likely be tolerated, and/or ignored, because it wouldn’t solve what they were looking for.

You don’t have an identity crisis. I don’t have an identity crisis. They only exist in our imaginations.

Be yourself. That’s the only person you can be. Leave how others free how they choose to identify you. That way, you’ll be living your life exactly as you want to. If you don’t then those identity thieves are choosing for you.

Your choice, your life, your identity. Go live it.

It’s made me look at how others could be perceiving me. Let’s face it, it’s hard not to be influenced by others opinions of my ideas. I write, I blog and therefore I open myself up to others opinions.

It wasn’t until this latest email identity was poached that I saw myself in a myriad of different roles, courtesy of whoever’s using it for their own ends.

So far, the ones I’ve seen have offered big lottery wins, to good to miss bargains covering a whole range of dodgy offers, and my favourite my far, the sexual favours I’m apparently keen to share.

Oh Lordy, these offers are so not me. But, the people who see my trusted email address don’t know they don’t originate from me. What if they’re tempted because they think it’s who I am.

Do you identify with my identity crisis yet?

Because those spam emails are a perfect metaphor for how others can believe they’re seeing the real me.

Take the lottery offers. In real life, I may be writing about abundance and how it’s freely available to you, and me. There are a million books selling ‘how to achieve abundance’ out there with this, or that, method to follow.

Nothing wrong with that. Each of us has our path to abundance. It will mean something different to you than what it means to me. Read more »

If you enjoyed this post why not share it with your friends....

Open Your Eyes, Your Heart, Your Mind – Inspirational Insight

Love4‘Open your eyes, your heart, your mind. Be open to what the universe, in all it’s richness, offers you each and every day’

You are a magnificent human being, as well as the creator of your own life.

Do you know that each and every day, abundance dances around you, in a million and one different ways, waiting to be found?

Unfortunately, today’s fast, paced living means that you may not always recognise the abundance on offer to you.

Take the time to open your eyes, your heart and your mind.

Drink in the vibrancy of life’s rich provenance whilst affirming:

‘Today I see only good before me. Abundance comes to me through Divine Grace in magical ways’.

This will allow the Universe to inspire, and gift, you in ways you’ve never imagined.

Truthfully, it doesn’t get any better than this. Abundance rocks ok.

If you enjoyed this post why not share it with your friends....