Our Spiritual Self is subtle. We experience our inner Love, one loving thought, feeling and action at a time. We feel our inner peace, one positive and peaceful thought at a time. Our inner joy shows up every time we let go of something that is holding us back. Our creativity shows up when we patiently open ourselves to inspiration. Our inner voice can be heard when we quiet the mental chatter.
Let’s deliberately reach out to others. Smile, be friendly, show our appreciation when others have done something good, offer encouragement when others are down or are starting a new job or project, be generous with our words and time. Be a good listener, see what others really need.
In what ways do you reach out to others?
Happy New Year Everyone
May we all pause to appreciate everything good in each moment and in our lives. Each of you is special and is needed to create a peaceful and loving world.
Make Connecting with your True Self a Priority
It is our birthright to experience our Spiritual Selves, our deep peace, unending joy and unconditional love.
We can make connecting with our True Self a priority by living in the moment and by our meditation and prayer.
Patience is a quality of the heart. This quality helps us in every part of our lives. Patience improves our relationships with our partners, friends, family and co-workers. It assists in the successful completion of our projects and deepens our spiritual practices. Everything we touch with with patience brings greater contentment and a beneficial outcome.
A regular meditation practice improves our patience as does getting enough rest. If you find yourself regularly becoming impatient, try pausing and reflecting before speaking and acting.
Be super present. Awake, aware, feeling in the moment. Feel your aliveness. Widen back. Relax. Everything is okay. Feel the breath flowing smooth and easy. There’s a presence. A stillness. You are alive and free. Feel your heart center, a softness. There’s a richness in each moment.
How do you stay in the Now?
When someone (someone else or ourselves) is learning something new we need be patient and kind. Everyone learns in their own way and at their own pace. Mistakes are a natural part of doing something new. When teaching someone, offer encouragement and positive reinforcement. Whether we’re learning something new or showing someone something new, it’s helpful to stay relaxed, present and focused. Remember to breathe, slowly, smoothly and deeply.
I am currently learning a new customer service job. I am finding it stressful at times. I do my best to apply the above suggestions. What works best for you when you are teaching someone or learning something new?
How to keep the Mind Calm and Clear?
Non-judgement. It’s so easy to slip into unkind or critical judgements of ourselves and others. We know the mind likes to judge, so instead of unkind judgments, create generous, positive thoughts of others and ourselves. If this is difficult, we can at least take a neutral viewpoint. We need to stay aware, so we can catch ourselves when we slip into being critical. We can then switch our thinking to something more kind.
What has been your experience?
We need to have confidence or belief in ourself. Most people won’t have confidence in you. They will be skeptical. When appropriate, clearly express what you can do. At the same time, be realistic and know what areas you need to build your skills.
What has been your experience?
Meaningful relationships are all about emotion and feelings. Feelings of caring, support, friendship, trust and vulnerability. Emotions such as humor, compassion and forgiveness. Nurture your relationships by creating positive feelings and emotions. Be quick to forgive and to offer support. Give encouragement and appreciation often. Listen more, speak sweeter. What has been your experience?
The biggest obstacle to experiencing our inner peace is fear. Fear starts small but can become extreme if we let it. To deal with fear we need to be vigilant. When we feel that first tightness in the abdomen or notice that first anxious thought it’s time to do something about it.
Do you tend to notice your fears sooner or later?
How do you deal with fear in your life?