Realizing that we are separate from our thoughts, gives us the freedom in choosing which thoughts to believe, if any at all. It is in the stillness, where our thoughts seem to fade, that we see the beauty and magnificence of life. Our thoughts are but a distraction, a veil, if you will, shadowing us from ourown light. As Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor says, peace is just a thought away. Or is it a thought? Maybe it is a feeling. Peace is just a feeling away, hidden behind a wall of thought. Hmm… Let us ponder that today. Sending you LOTS of LOVE, Sarah & THELOVE4HAPPINESS
Listen to that soft voice which comes from deep within.
Silent the voice which makes you feel small and incomplete, as that is not your voice. Delight in the beauty of nature.
Listen to the birds sing and feel the aliveness in the air. Be true to your heart.
As challenging as you may perceive that path to be, know that it will lead you to greater lands. TRUST.
Trust the unknown, for it feels better to trust the unknown, than to succumb to doubt and fear. BE FREE.
Free from the burdens you may carry, from the weight of yesterday, or worries of tomorrow. Allow the love in your heart to fill the love in your body.
You are a child of god. Never forget your power.
– Sarah (TheLove4Happiness)
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Blind spots and self-compassion.
I’ve been thinking for the last few weeks about the blind spots in our lives, in ourselves. How humbling it can be to realize — even after all these years of experience with life — that there is still so much we cannot see, still so much to learn, still so much to trip over or crash into.
It’s so hard sometimes to forgive ourselves when we stumble and mess up. There’s always that most critical part of ourselves who thinks, “After all this time, you blew it again?! Seriously?! You still haven’t gotten it right? How could you not have seen this coming?”
But then I remember that the very definition of a blind spot is something that you simply cannot see through or see around. We all have our blind spots. These blind spots are part of our shared humanity. And we cannot beat ourselves up for things that we were incapable of seeing or learning before we saw them or learned them.
You will get it when you get it — and not a moment before.
You will wake up when you wake up — and not a moment before.
And then you will do better next time. But only if you allow yourself to move on.
So blink, dear ones. Clear your eyes, take in the lesson, forgive yourself for what you could not possibly have known any earlier, and keep moving.
Easier said than done, I know. I am speaking to myself today as much as to you. But please, above of all: Be very kind to you.
This quote grabbed my attention the first time I saw it. I justloveit!
Right now in my life, I feel like my purpose is to experience myself fully, in every way that I can. What does that mean? For me, it means treating myself the way a best friend would treat me; with love, kindness, patience, acceptance, etc. It also means to go out on a limb and treat myself to a weekend get-a-way, a nice walk in the park, a movie and dinner, time with horses, or anything that may excite me or bring me back to my heart center.
I know that there are MANY distractions in life, whether it be raising children, working 40 + hours a week, the one too many obligations and commitments, or one of the other 100 distractions that make us feel like there isn’t enough time in a day. However, if we don’t take time for ourselves, we begin to lose the spark that makes us feel ALIVE and HAPPY. If we don’t take care of ourselves, there is NO WAY that we can take care of others to our best of ability. By giving ourselves the time and attention we deserve, we somehow make more time for others and by doing so we live a happier and more fulfilling life.
Experience yourself today! Do something that makes your heart dance, I don’t care if it’s only for 15 minutes. Give yourself a present today: your OWN PRESENCE.
“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?
― Marianne Williamson
“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.” ― Marianne Williamson
“And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves.” ― Marianne Williamson
“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” ― Marianne Williamson
“We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.” ― Marianne Williamson
As I watched Janine on a recent TEDTalk, explaining her life as an Olympian and then tragically being hit by a car, never to walk again (as she was standing while giving her speech), I knew that she would be a true inspiration to many of us!
This video is magnificent!
“Believe in the unknown because the unknown is sometimes where infinite impossibilities become infinite possibilities.”
Tony Robbins has inspired many people around the world to live better lives. He has had 30 years experience, coaching and giving people the tools to transform their lives. I have had friends attend his weekend-long events, a friend in particular, who has attended almost every event in the past two years and I truly believe if it wasn’t for her attending Tony Robbins she wouldn’t be where she is today. He has a magical gift to help others open their hearts and show them their true colors. He unleashes the power within!
“He has a great gift. He has the gift to inspire.” President Bill Clinton
“The man who has inspired millions to change their lives! [Tony] brings out the best in all of us. The world is a better place because of him.” Larry King
“No matter who you are, no matter how successful, no matter how happy–Tony has something to offer you.” Hugh Jackman
“Tony Robbins’ coaching has made a remarkable difference in my life both on and off the court. With Tony’s help, I’ve set new standards for myself, and I’ve taken my tennis game—and my life—to a whole new level!” Serena Williams
“I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”
“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.”
I absolutely love Martha Beck!She has the ability to give meaning to almost everything in life and then connect to people on a very personal level. Martha is a renowned life coach, has a column in O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, has published some best selling books, and has a MA and Ph.D from Harvard University.
I can’t say enough about how inspiring and magnificent this woman is. You just have to see for yourself!
“If your life is cloudy and you’re far, far off course, you may have to go on faith for a while, but eventually you’ll learn that every time you trust your internal navigation system, you end up closer to your right life.”
“Whatever you love, there’s a market for it…Do what your passion tells you, there’s a group of people looking for that.”
“Where your attention goes, your life goes.”
The average adult laughs 15 times a day; the average child, more than 400 times.