Are you ready to make this the best year of your life? You may be wondering what it would really mean for you to have the best year of your life.... Would you need to have it all together? The perfect body, your dream job, a full bank account or the ideal relationship? Debbie Ford's The Best Year of Your Life will help you understand that it isn't the outer achievements that actually give you true fulfillment. For this to be your best year, you will need to become the person you've always wanted to be. Debbie provides you with a profound, easy-to-follow weekly practice that will give you exactly what you need to become someone who stands in your power, counts your blessings, takes risks, is able to say no, and is able to learn from the mirror of your relationships.
Enjoying the journey leading to the goal is as important as achieving the goal. Allowing the journey to divinely unfold is the secret to balance and success. Achieving goals starts at a very early age and is interweaved throughout our lives. Sell the most Girl Scout cookies. Win the spelling bee. Read the most books over the summer to receive the coveted award. Be in the upper 5% of your high school class to get the college scholarship money. Get the job with the top company. Get the bonus. Get the promotion. Buy a house. Buy a bigger house, etc.,… Read more.
Today is your day to dance lightly with life, sing wild songs of adventure, invite rainbows and butterflies out to play, soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
Every morning I sit outside on my high-floor terrace in South Florida, sip my coffee, and read an uplifting pamphlet or two. Then I write out my day’s schedule. Too often, despite the uplifting material, I start worrying about this client or that deadline or the seemingly endless list of tasks on the schedule. And my quiet time erodes into anxiety. The activity that’s supposed to help me ease into the day with a positive outlook has the opposite effect. Instead of returning to my home office refreshed and ready to work, I’m drained and irritable. As I kept noticing… Read more.
I believe true happiness must come from within. And in order to “make peace” within ourselves, we must try our best to live in the moment, every moment of the day. Mastering the art of living in the moment takes courage. Having awareness of the fact that most of our thoughts are held captive in the past or anxiously awaiting the future is the first step to freedom. How do we live in the moment? By awakening to the present, clearing away our illusions or the “dust in our eyes” that cloud our ability to see what is real. Here… Read more.
When one is brought to the brink of death and back, he or she is suddenly exposed to new perspectives and new values. In my battle with cancer, I learned an endless number of lessons. If it was my last day, last hour, or last minute on this planet, I would be overflowing with words to tell the world. Because I would not have the time to tell them everything I would want to share, here are the three most important to me… The Time Is Now So many of us get caught up in the past or become anxious… Read more.
The willingness to meet whatever is showing up in our lives takes courage. Did you know that the root for the word courage means “of the heart”? It takes an open heart and deep compassion to see all of the conditioned stories in our heads that keep us separate from life. It takes courage to see them, love them and, under that gaze of compassion, allow them to evaporate like the summer fog when it is touched by the morning sun. I have been experiencing a lot of pain in my back and leg for quite some time now. … Read more.
Every moment is special and is worthy of your attention.
No matter what has happened in your past, today is a new day. As an expression of the sacred field of unlimited possibilities, you have the capacity to make this a day filled with love and enthusiasm. Why not live as if it mattered?
Be who you are. Don’t try to mimic anyone else. Be uniquely you, because (and this is quite amazing) there is no one else in this world exactly like you and never will be! If you continue to strive to be someone you’re not, you’ll not only remain unhappy and unfulfilled, you’ll also deprive others of the gift of yourself—the very special “someone” only you can give. That would be a tragedy. Okay, so now you may wonder. . . “How can I be myself if I don’t really know who I am yet?” Good question. The first thing I’d… Read more.
Sometimes life doesn’t seem to make sense at all, especially when you are surrounded by the darkness of the unknown. Most often, the only sense comes through the healing and growth that you choose to experience. There is a common thread to each painful life challenge. Each experience offers you the opportunity to see the precious gems hidden beneath the pain, to reconnect with God, and to re-awaken to your soul…the true essence of who you are. Life’s challenges knock at your door. You cover your ears, so you don’t have to hear the persistant knocking, of cancer, of death,… Read more.
My Dad always told me to live each day as if it were my last, and as a child the specter of one’s last day always seemed like a remote possibility. But with maturity and experience comes the realization that it’s not just about one’s last day, but also the lost chances and opportunities in life that should also be seen through a lens of hope and caring. So as you go about your daily chores it’s always best to do all you can to make every day count. Be positive and upbeat: We all can find the glass that… Read more.
The greatest asset in life isn’t money, it is time. Be sure to cherish it before it runs out.
Life is not an ALL or nothing situation. I’ve spent a lot of years thinking that it was. Thinking that if I had plenty of time to spend with my family it meant that I couldn’t have a successful career. Or that if I had a lot of income coming in that I couldn’t or even shouldn’t enjoy what I was doing. The either/or scenario seemed to overshadow me. But I’ve started to notice that the times in my life when I am most happy are when I am in “both” mode. Like when I work efficiently during the day… Read more.
No matter what life scenarios or predicaments you’re in, just think of two words… adventure, adventure. We’ve heard the song, “Que será será, whatever will be, will be.” Yet whatever is going to be, doesn’t always have to become what is expected. Fate, destiny, karma, miracles, chi (qi), the Force… they’re all intangibles in the invisible energies of the world/universe, yet their narratives, stories and conclusions are as visible as the ways they’ve been written and lived. We can’t stop the next day from happening, yet if you’re willing to work hard, you can prepare for the days ahead knowing… Read more.
Many are saying this generation has bred some of the rudest, crudest and most insincere children there are. Every older generation has probably said that about the younger ones. Let’s face it, folks, the generations are what we create. We are, after all, the ones molding them. Though it is not necessarily true (Generation: R for Rude), it is the collective perception. With iPads, iPhones, iThis and iThat out there, perhaps there is a disconnect at home. More time is being spent virtually, with technology rather than with people. Amidst all of the technological advances (distractions), the seeming chaos and… Read more.