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There is more to life than increasing its speed. — Mahatma Ghandi

I have taken some time to slow down lately – sort of.  I have so many projects that are going on that blogging has had to take a second seat.

I was thinking this morning about my past studies and whether or not I will be returning any time soon and although I would really like to return to my studies regularly – I don’t think this is the right time for me to do so.  I know that I am learning and I did choose to take the slow road for a while.  I would rather slow things down even a little more once my current list of projects are up and running on their own so that I can enjoy more fun things for a little while.

I learned while I was re-reading some of my lessons that if I slow down I can actually receive even more from whatever I am doing because I am giving more of my attention to that one thing.  So focus or concentration combined with a goal gives more depth and yields something even greater than expected.

In the midst of all that is going on, I have been able to take time for myself to do my exercises and continue practice I think this has helped me focus more and more and be at peace with myself more as each day goes on.  On the couple of days when I was not able to take my morning time and practice – things got off to a little bit of a rough start!  And that is its own lesson!

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Wow — this is a pretty difficult one for me.

Learning grace seems so far beyond where I am that I can barely imagine living with grace and yet I CAN imagine it.  And if I can imagine it then I can do it.

I haven’t looked up what the definition of grace is – I guess Wikipedia is just a click away.  I think for me grace me ease and gentleness — ahh — writing it makes it so clear.  Gentleness, this is something I was working on for a while and then somewhere along the way I forgot I was trying to integrate it into my life all the time.  I guess I did integrate some of it and yet there are always more layers to this onion than I realize.  So now I will move forward again working on peeling back the next layer as I try to uncover the grace that is within me.

Within my goals for this year, I have intended more gentleness for myself and yet I have slipped some in actually achieving all that I want.  And so, it is time to get back on track and make sure that I am taking care of me while I am working towards other more tangible goals at the same time.

I have waited a day before posting this thinking I would add more and that’s not happening right now so I will post this and just put it out there.  And maybe  I will add more to this thought chain later.

I am so grateful for all that is here in this universe, for all that I am creating and for the people I have brought into my life.  Thank you!

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“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future”  ―    Deepak Chopra

My thought today is to keep moving forward.  Looking for new things to create.  Finding new ideas that inspire you to move forward and learn more.

I am so grateful for my friends, my choices that help me move towards new ideas and Love – generating more hope and joy.

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Monks working on Sand Mandala at Nashua High S...

Monks working on Sand Mandala at Nashua High School north. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today is a beautiful day, the wind is blowing, the lake is roaring and the temperature has dropped.  Nature reminds us of how quickly things can change.  Like a light switch, anything can change in a moment.

I once was able to watch Buddhist monks create a sand Mandala, I sat and watched as they carefully and meticulously set one grain of sand by another.  They created a strikingly beautiful mandala over a period of one week.  On the final day, they had a little party, singing and playing instruments, they talked about the mandala, it’s meaning and significance, and the impermanence of things.  To cap it all off they swept the mandala into a container and took it to the nearby river and dumped the sand into the river emphasizing that we need to be aware of how temporary everything is.  We can work ceaselessly on different projects in our life, even on ourself, and in the next moment things may change.  We have to learn to flow with the changes, to allow for new things in our life and to enjoy that which we have now.

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I was confronted today with the possibility that it might take more time than we hope in doing the build out on our new business venture.  And in thinking about this and how to work through this situation I am trying to do several different things.  First, talk to more people about the situation – the more people I can talk to about how to do it and how to create this the more ideas I will hear on how to make it happen easier.  Another things I am doing is taking this time to imagine in greater detail what I want this to look like — exactly.  I am expecting that by doing this visualization I might find items I need to change before the actual work begins making the actual build out smoother and the space flow better as much as I can.  Repeating Buddha’s quote: “How wonderful! How wonderful! All things are perfect exactly as they are!”  Believing there is a reason and that learning in this situation will help me as I continue down my own path in this life.  I am also embracing this process, it may be time consuming and it may include some red tape making it seem difficult and the more I embrace this I expect that it will not seem as overwhelming as if I don’t embrace it.  Accept it for what it is so that I can move on and deal with it as easily and with as much congeniality as I possibly can.  AHH … that helps already.

As Wayne Dyer says, “there is a spiritual solution to every problem.”

It is more our attitude about things than anything else.

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. — Marianne Williamson

 

As I sit in the quiet this evening I am reflecting on how excellent my day has been.  I am so grateful for this life and for all my friends and family.  I am grateful that I have given myself these opportunities to enjoy so much.

As I read this quote from Marianne Williamson and I write a short gratitude list I am reminded again of my own journey and when I finally decided to be for real even if it meant I might end up hurt in some way, I guess that was when I finally let go of the worry and fear that would cause me to be hurt.  It all goes hand in hand.

I am ever grateful for my friends who are helping and encouraging me to let my light shine.

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Wow .. my spring has really started off like no other that I can recall, is that the energy of 2012?  Well, I won’t postulate on that all I can say is that everything is different this year.  The weather is different, and all the new projects, the number of which may have seemed overwhelming before suddenly seems remarkably doable.  So here is my list of projects as I am working on them:

This website and two others oh, and now one more … so four websites in total.

A new wellness business with my friend J — we are actually still preparing for the build out and hoping we can finish the build out and be up and  running within 6 weeks.

A new baby — ok he is 6 months old and yet he is still new and needs all the best of my energy.  I should have listed him first because he is first.  If he needs me – I don’t go anywhere and everyone knows it.

A new house?  My husband has almost decided we are going to buy a new house – wow I thought that might still be a year away.  Seems he is pretty set in his mind on this one.  And it might also happen in the next 6 weeks!  And so that would mean a new garden area  – a permanent garden area for me!  That actually excites me more than any house.

I had to return last night to my working book Write It Down, Make It Happen after allowing some concerns to creep in.  And reading through the chapters again and the advice on how to write through to what I want to see happen I once again felt myself achieving my goals.  There is so much going on this spring – it’s interesting it seems the more busy I am the less time I have to let the concerns creep in because most of my energy is so focused on deliberately creating all the time.  I guess that goes along with the saying that if you give a new project to a busy person they tend to get it done.  Time to get a few more things done!

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