4 things to remember on a rainy day.

10 Nov

4 things to remember

I am Irish and I know about rain.

Do you know it rains in Ireland?

That’s why Ireland is renowned for its forty shades of green – it’s due to constant rain.

Guess what?

It is raining to-day.

It rained yesterday and the weather forecast for tomorrow is – wait for it – yes more rain.

I remember as a child singing

Rain rain go away,
Come again another day.
Little Johnny wants to play;
Rain, rain, go to Spain,
Never show your face again!

It never did.

It stayed and it continues to play havoc. But the added effect

is  the depressor – the grayness that goes with this rain.

This is the game changer – this is what brings on the low moods – even depression.

These are the days of  blown out skies with no contrast – no definition.

These are the dull flat days that some individuals struggle to cope with.

These are the days when the lonely feel lonelier – when flatness changes to despair

-when hope changes to helplessness.

And yet all can be turned around if we remember 4 little things.

“The Celtic Festival of Samhain marks that time when we can let go of the old year and allow ourselves to dream new dreams in the darkness of winter;

follow the urge to withdraw and remember who we are;

dream the seeds of the future we wish to see happen, and gather them within ourselves, to be nurtured and germinated in the depth of our imagination in the darkness of winter.

This puts a whole new meaning to those gray rainy days. Its time to warm up – cosy up – listen to our heart and dream.

Light the fire – beckon to the flames – and sit as our ancestors did – and nourish the soul.

The soul knows what it needs.

The soul knows what it wants.

It is when we focus on the froth and bubble of life and mistakenly believe in it that brings us into the hopelessness of gray rainy weather.

But read this fantastic poster

I love this poster that I found on my friends fan page. It signifies getting back to ourselves. Back to the energy – the life force – of who we really are.

It is in connection with ourselves that we can be prompted to dance – to sing – to tell stores – to be in the silence where all wisdom radiates into our lives.

  • Never stop dancing.
  • Never stop singing
  • Never stop being enchanted by stories.
  • Never stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence.

 

The journey of every day begins at the core of your being. That connection with your higher self – soul – God – life – whatever label you want to put on it – motivates us through the many cycles of life into the colorful dance.

 

The wisdom in 4 special quotes

4 Nov

success

People love the wisdom in quotes but they forget one thing.

I have loved quotes, realized their wisdom- been enriched with their insight – had the wow feeling and like many other people forgot the next stage of the process – put them into practice.

I forgot to implement the wisdom.

Nothing changes until we take action.

Nothing changes until we make those changes happen.

So let’s begin at the beginning.

Here are four quotes packed

with wisdom. If you implement them they will definitely, without

a doubt bring great changes to your life.

The challenge is can you embed them into your life?

 

Wisdom in finding yourself

“And in this game of life, we all search for ourselves. When I say selves, I mean ‘inner selves’,

the thing that created the life in the first place. Now consciously, most of us are not aware of this.

But if you’re searching for happiness; if you’re searching for tranquility;

 if you’re searching just to have a nice, peaceful, loving, understanding life… in actual fact, your searching for your inner self.” 

A Sydney Banks quote.

Due to Sydney Banks profound insight and lifelong dedication to relieving human suffering, Mr. Banks has been nominated twice for the prestigious Templeton Prize* and the West Virginia University created the Sydney Banks Institute for Innate Health. At Mr. Banks request, the Institute was later renamed the West Virginia Initiative for Innate Health. http://www.sydneybanks.org/

 Live by your inner wisdom

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice.

And most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

They (heart and intuition) somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

A Steve Jobs quote.

Steven PaulSteveJobs  February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he is widely recognized as a charismatic and design-driven pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming “one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs

 

Creativity from wisdom

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy a quickening that is translated through you into action,

and because there is only one of you in all time this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never

exist through any other medium and will be lost.”

A Martha Graham quote.

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on the modern visual arts, Stravinsky had on music, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture

She danced and choreographed for over seventy years. Graham was the first dancer ever to perform at the White House, travel abroad as a cultural ambassador, and receive the highest civilian award of the USA: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In her lifetime she received honors ranging from the Key to the City of Paris to Japan’s Imperial Order of the Precious Crown. She said, in the 1994 documentary “The Dancer Revealed”

“I have spent all my life with dance and being a dancer. It’s permitting life to use you in a very intense way. Sometimes it is not pleasant. Sometimes it is fearful. But nevertheless it is inevitable.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Graham

 

Wisdom in non attachment.

“No man can not hope to be completely free who lingers within reach of familiar habits and urgencies.”

A Richard Byrd quote

Richard Byrd was an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights, in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader, crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_E._Byrd

The illusion that brings on rage and aggression

14 Oct

road rage

For many people trying to find a car space in the school yard can be difficult. You kinda get used to the chaotic parking and manic driving as parents all come together in limited space to collect their darlings from school. Most people realise this commotion goes with the territory. and endeavour to be tolerant and calm.

Monday for me is grandchildren day. I become a taxi driver taking them to gymnastics , dropping them off and picking them up from school. Just usual stuff but great to be a part of their routines.

Last Monday I was picking up my grandchild from nursery. As usual the car park was full but I did notice a car reversing out of a space and I happily drove in and took it.

I had my older grandchild with me and we were engaged in conversation, but I did notice in the corner of my eye a woman with an expression. One of those stern expressions, a glare y eye, a hidden annoyance.

The observation went through my mind, but I didn’t catch it.  My focus was on my grandchild skipping beside me and getting the run down on stories from the class room.

On my way back to the car park with both grandchildren in tow, a vision appeared at the fence.

The face of an angry woman shouting “you are one evil bitch”. Taken aback at the not so eloquent communication  she accused me of taking her car space. I expressed my apologizes and she cheekily said “Well Its alright cos I got another space. ” What would have happened if she hadn’t found that space. My mind boggles.

Why on earth would someone get so hot headed over a car space?

Why on earth would a mother express this verbal aggression in front of everyone?

Why did the anger persuade her to wait around for ten minutes so that she could throw abuse?

When does calmness, understanding and tolerance change to rage and aggressive behaviour?

What Research tells us.

Researchers at Colorado State University are studying the dynamics that trigger such rage and how it influences behaviour.

They have identified low quality thinking.

The Rager’s thoughts are:

Overly negative.

Over-generalized and blown out off proportion.

They live by what others “should ” do.

Ava Cadell a  psychologist states road ragers are selfish – power hungry- angry and vindictive.

They are unable to handle or manage anger.

Well that puts Mrs school yard in her place!!!!!!

The Magical power of Thought

We are all victims  of our thoughts until we realise that thought means nothing.

Thoughts come and go at a great speed. We believe outside events can trigger deep anxiety, depression, anger and rage. But it is the thoughts creating our feelings and it is those feelings that motivate our behaviour.

That is why to understand the nature of thought and how we are wired is extremely important.

We either live in defensive  reactionary behaviour where we are creating problems were there aren’t any or we develop good quality thinking and allow ourselves to behave in an intelligent and appropriate way.

 

 

Step Up and Step In to Your Big Beautiful Life

4 Jan

Can you imagine stepping up and stepping into a big beautiful life this 2014.

And I am not talking about making New Year resolutions or making a big list of S-M-A-R-T goals.

I am talking about experiencing beautiful effortless living – grounded in confidence -connected to your innate well-being – clarity of direction – freedom of choice – courage of convictions – living free and fearless.

 

How often are these little tragedies repeated in your life?

  •  The to do list that never makes it to reality
  • The talents and gifts that remain unexplored
  • The effort and hard work without the successful result
  • The relationships and dreams that have failed and gone.

You can add more frustrations and disappointments to the list but listen, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Change can actually happen.

And it happens when you begin to understand how life works within you and around you.

Imagine if your life was different from the usual mundane struggles of life and the everlasting static-ness of your situation.

What if you experienced a transformation – a miracle happened – a profound insight just revealed itself to you and you shifted from striving to thriving in all areas of your life.

What if you started to experience a different way of being.

What if you experienced more peace of mind, more joy, more energy and those little irritable things in life just didn’t seem to bother you anymore.

I know this is possible because I have experienced that change. I spend more and more time in my innate peace and when life throws its challenges I am more up to putting practice into operation than falling into my automatic negative responses and instant reactions.

I did live unconsciously for many years and it only brought me pain and confusion. But Byron Katie, A course in miracles and the three principles and Robert Rabbin  have given me an opportunity to see a different way through. It certainly is a better way.

On the 12th January 2014 I am delighted that we will be interviewing Robert Rabbin. He is a contemporary mystic; a speaker and writer who has presented programs throughout the world. He is a leading exponent of Silence and self-inquiry as a way of revealing our authentic being and of living an inspired life.

If you want to hear some wisdom and begin living that inspired life then go over to Lettalkto.net and sign up so that you won’t miss this interview.

Robert will be talking about the five principles of Authentic living-

Be present::

Pay attention:

listen deeply:

speak truthfully:

Act creatively–Wonderful.

 

 

 

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