Archive for December, 2011

Wishes For The New Year-Symptons of Inner Peace

Posted in Thinking Patterns on December 31st, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

Inner Peace

Happy New Year!

May you Experience these

“Symptoms of Inner Peace”

in abundance in 2012!

This came from Susanne Sims. They are worthwhile suggestions.

A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than from

fears based on past experiences.

An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment.

A loss of interest in judging self.

A loss of interest in judging others.

A loss of interest in conflict.

A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others.

A loss of ability to worry.

Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature.

Frequent attacks of smiling through the eyes of the heart.

Increasing susceptibility to love extended by others, combined with the

uncontrollable urge to extend it.

An increasing tendency to let things happen,

rather than make them happen.

All the best for the New year and what a year it promises to be.

Five Things To Think About Now

Posted in Health, Thinking Patterns on December 22nd, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

I have been attending a circle on conscious evolution sponsored by Barbara Marx Hubbard. The thrust of this is that we are perhaps in the most profound time of recorded human history (that we know about). it is referred to as a cross over period in which we are birthing a new consciousness. What that means is that we do not know exactly what is coming next. Just about everybody I meet feels that we are not in just in ordinary times but extra ordinary times.

There are so many choices now with the expansion of the internet as a news media and the proliferation of devices especially the smartphone. What this does is increase the connectivity but it also means that a much of what I don’t want or need can also impact me. Basically it translates into the apparent speed up of time. I find that I have to practice what  I write about which is to trust my intuition and get more and more used to it as the primary guide. This is a conscious and critical thinking choice.

We don’t seem to get much training in critical thinking. What I mean by that is not just how to solve problems but the whole idea of what to think about in the first place. Ask yourself if the way you are spending your time is enhancing your well being or detracting from it. If the latter think about changing.

Here are five ideas I try to  employ now.

(1)  Make feelings my goals.  If am  feeling happy, resourceful, and healthy then what is happening on the outside is manageable. Things as goals are only a means to feelings. Think about it.

(2)  Realize that as things speed up I  shall need to journey inside for answers. Find quiet time to meditate. Learn to trust my intuition. Practice.  Even if the outcome seems to be awful in the short run it may have delivered me to just the right place. Be patient.

(3) Become more familiar with synchronicities. These are meaningful coincidences. We live in a much more complex world than we can even imagine. But we are given glimpses of how other realities intersect and can help us. These are like signs which tell us we are on the right or wrong path.

(4) Simplify and lighten up my life. If I have too many things and obligations, then the things and obligations start running my life. I used to have no storage space. now I have storage lockers or containers in three cities. I’m working on reducing this. The old paradigm was “Time is money.” The new paradigm is, “Money is time.” If I have too much stuff and obligations then I will constantly be using the new wealth to manage those demands. Is that what I really want to do?

(5) Make technology my friend. it is our way of being ever more connected and included.

Are You In The Flow?

Posted in Discoveries, Thinking Patterns on December 11th, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

The more I read about politics and finance the more I see that the experts have no idea how everything will shake out. They  have cogent and persuasive logic and then conclusions which make so much sense. Yet, there most assuredly is the “X” factor, which is not in their equation  which alters the course of their reality.  This ” x” factor is just that. It is not known. So what do we do and how does this affect our decision making?

I have been writing about getting in touch with our intuition, paying attention to synchronicites, and trying to get into the flow. The idea of course is that we are part of a larger reality that is constantly trying to make contact with us through these means. I feel the name of the game is to look for and improve the contact on a daily basis.

So over the last few weeks I have had some examples. They are not big or for the most part even recognizable unless you are looking for them and then consciously see them for just that. Here they are. See if you can jot down the same for yourself. read more »

Senior Wisdom

Posted in Health, Thinking Patterns on December 2nd, 2011 by Sandy – Be the first to comment

Senior wisdom

My psychiatrist buddy, kerry Monick, who lives in Austrailia sent me this engaging piece by a 90 year old woman, and I decided to simply post it. People who are in their nineties have the perspective and wisdom that comes with having engaged life for so long. My mother just passed a way this year at 99 and I am sure she could have said most of what is said below but didn’t.

Written by Regina BRETT, 90-years-old.

This is something we should all read at least once a week!

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once

1.        Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2.        When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3.        Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
Change the way you think.

4.        Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends and family will.
Stay in touch.

5.        Pay off your credit cards every month.

6.        You don’t have to win every argument.
Agree to disagree.

7.        Cry with someone.
It’s more healing than crying alone.

8.        Release your children when they become adults… it’s their life now!

9.        Save for retirement starting with your first pay cheque.

10.      When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11.      Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12.      It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13.      Don’t compare your life to others.
You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14.      If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15.      Everything can change in the blink of an eye.

16.      Take a deep breath It calms the mind.

17.      Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18.      Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19.      It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.
But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20.      When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21.      Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.
Don’t save it for a special occasion.
Today is special.

22.      Just because you believe you are right, doesn’t mean you are.
Keep an open mind.

23.      Be eccentric now.
Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24.      The most important sex organ is the brain.

25.      No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26.      Frame every so-called disaster with these words:  ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27.      Always choose life.

28.      Forgive everyone everything.

29.      What other people think of you is none of your business.

30.      Time heals almost everything.
Give time time.

31.      However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32.      Don’t take yourself so seriously.
No one else does.

33.      Believe in miracles.

34.      Your job is to love your children, not choose who they should love.

35.      Don’t audit life.
Show up and make the most of it now.

36.      Growing old beats the alternative… dying young.

37.      Your children get only one childhood.

38.      All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39.      Get outside every day.
Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40.      If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41.      Envy is a waste of time.
You already have all you need.

42.      The best is yet to come…

43.      No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44.      Yield.

45.      Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

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