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You are perfect just the way you are.

You are stronger than you know.

The traits you admire in others are traits you also possess.

Believe in yourself. Quit looking outside of yourself for your answers; you will never find them that way. Your answers are inside of you. Besides, no one knows better than you what it is you need out of life.

You already are that which you seek.

Question everything. How can you know what feels right if you don’t understand what you’re dealing with? And just because someone else believes something doesn’t mean it’s right for you. This includes your own beliefs. Do they empower you or diminish you?

The same is true for the people in your life – do they make you feel good about yourself or do they leave you feeling drained? Ditch the ones that don’t empower you to make room for the ones that bring you joy. Life is too short – and wonderful – to be miserable. Trust yourself to recognize truth when you encounter it.

You can’t please everyone, so stop trying. Do the things that make you happy with the people who make you happy and do them as often as possible.

Tell those you love how you feel. It may be the last time you see them.

Pause. You can’t hear the voice of God or your Higher Self if you are constantly busy. Sit. Breathe. Listen. Taste. Smell. Appreciate. Give thanks.

Talk to God. S/He hears you.

Body, mind, and spirit must be in balance in order for one to be whole. Nurture each of these equally.

Believe in the impossible.

Never, never, NEVER give up on your dreams. They’re the key to the purpose of your life. When you follow your dreams, the Universe will open doors for you that you never knew existed.

Your ego will fight to the death to convince you that it must – in all circumstances – remain in control. This is an illusion. Trust your heart; “Let go and let God,” as the saying goes.

Know that you always have a choice, even when it doesn’t seem like it. In each and every moment you can choose what to believe and how to react. Thoughts become reality, so choose wisely!

Be honest.

If you always settle for less, that’s exactly what you’ll continue to get. Expect the best! What have you got to lose?

Begin each day by asking God or the Universe, “Surprise me with something wonderful today.” Be sure to utter a quick “Thanks!” when it happens.

Take care of yourself first because if you don’t, you won’t have the strength to care for anyone else.

Step outside your comfort zone and do something new. It will enrich your life in ways you never expected.

Be yourself. You are unique, with gifts attributed only to you. It’s your duty to hone those gifts and to share them with others. This is the definition of joy and the purpose of your life.

There is nothing in the universe greater than love. Although those we love may pass away, the love we shared endures forever.

All you really have is NOW, so what are you waiting for?

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Patricia Walker is the author of the award-winning body/mind/spirit memoir, Dance of the Electric Hummingbird. She maintains her own website at, which features traditional and non-traditional spiritual approaches to life and ways to enhance one’s journey through music, nature, and personal introspection. She is also a Local Chapter Network Leader for The Monroe Institute and a certified trainer/trailblazer for Infinite Possibilities.

Patricia has composed requested guest posts for many online blogs and magazines including Asana Journal, Aquarius Magazine, Best of You Today,, Fort Collins, the American, California,,, and, among others. She’s been featured on such notable Websites as Ultimate Classic Rock,, The Improper Arts, and the Van Halen News Desk. She is a sought-after and experienced radio show guest and an active member of Northern Colorado Writers and Colorado Independent Publishers Association.

She is currently working on her next book, along with furthering her studies in the field of human consciousness and is dedicated to helping others discover their personal paths to self-realization.

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  1. Thanks Pat! I needed to read this, you are right, the answers we need are inside ourselves, what makes us feel good and what doesn’t and to make the changes necessary to move forward with our lives. Looking outside of ourselves only creates confusion. Thanks for this wonderful, life-changing article.

  2. I’ve loved learning from Patricia Walker. She has a wealth of knowledge & has helped me to find my inner self, my higher self. Feeling connected to that higher power, and finding that I already am what I need to be is wonderfully fulfilling! This idea definitely speaks to me and I am so grateful to have been able to change my trajectory, thanks to Pat!

    1. How very kind of you, thank you, but I didn’t teach you anything you didn’t already know. I just reminded you how amazing you already are. We all have moments when we sometimes need a gentle reminder, and I believe the purpose of our lives to help one another with whatever gifts we’ve been bestowed. We enrich each other, and you have done the same for me.

  3. I love it! Love it! Love it! Pat, I so appreciate that you are revealing to people that they can understand that they have all the tools it takes to be who they want to become. Great article!

  4. I am happy and proud to call Pat a friends … her words remind me that I have the power to make changes in my life . Keep reminding me Pat that my future is full of good, wonderfull, thoughtful thing with in my reach , all I have to do is go for it with positive action .

    1. You are welcome to print this out, Mike, and thank you for your wonderful comment. I am happy to keep reminding you that your future is filled with unlimited and positive possibilities and I am happy to teach you how to do this. Just let me know.

  5. Thank you Pat for sharing this at the precise time I need to be reminded of these truths, especially “Trust yourself to recognize truth when you encounter it.” Profound. It’s my joy to share these words of wisdom in the knowledge that I’m not the only one hungry for healing.

  6. Far too few are really trying to dig in and help other people figure things out for themselves . . . Pat is most definitely a wise and considerate voice from which we all can learn . . . she is every bit a part of the solution to all the problems. She aims to heal and wants us to feel, for real . . . that’s her deal. Right on, Pat!

  7. Pat, Thanks for inspiring others by being positive, spiritual, and encouraging others to see and use their God given gifts!

    1. Father Bert–I have to thank you personally, for being such a tremendous influence on my life. Your light has been a source of guidance for me for many, many years. We are each blessed with unique gifts and I feel it is my duty as a human being to help others as much as possible, just as you have done and continue to do. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to comment here.

  8. Thank you so much, Pat, for sharing! My favorite suggestions: “Give thanks.” and “Thoughts become reality. So, choose, wisely!” So, I’m giving thanks and thinking about all you wrote so it can become reality.

    1. Thank you for your comment, Mary. All you have to do, in order for your dreams and goals to become reality, is to *allow* them to become reality–and take a little action into helping them along. Do what you can, from where you are right now; believe in yourself and in the power that is you; keep those dreams alive–and expect nothing but the best! See what happens. It happened to me, which is why I don’t just *believe* in this, I know it for a fact. All the best to you.

  9. I am truly humbled and blessed to read all these wonderful comments. Thank you, to all who have taken the time to write. We are all connected to each other on a spiritual level, and your thoughts buoy me as well. What an incredible team we all are, aren’t we? I am deeply honored.

  10. Wonderful article Pat. It’s been such a pleasure getting to know you – wish you weren’t so far away!

  11. Loved your article, Pat. It reminded me of one of my favorite quotes.
    “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
    ― A.A. Milne (Christopher Robin to Pooh)
    When I think of it, it helps me to take a deep breath and plunge in when I think I can’t.

  12. Lovely article. I especially like the advice to clear out and to “make room” for new people, thoughts, behaviors etc as I have come to understand that the universe loves to fill vacuums.

  13. Wow! That’s self-empowerment at its best! Stating any one of those phrases out loud each day will enlighten my world.

  14. Thank you for the inspiring words, Patricia Walker! I love this: “If you always settle for less, that’s exactly what you’ll continue to get. Expect the best! What have you got to lose?”

  15. Some great reminders. Especially about choice. Even if we only have the tiniest one in a given situation, it is much more powerful than it may seem at the time. Thanks, Pat, for being Yourself. BTW, love, love, love your book.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Karin. One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned is that I always have a choice–even though sometimes I don’t realize it or it doesn’t feel like it. But when you consider that fact, it is so empowering! And thank you for reading my book and your kind words. It means everything to me.

  16. Inspiring and wise! Thanks for sharing this. In particular, I loved your focus on gratitude– I’m convinced that’s a key to happiness!

  17. Thank you for these thoughtful words, Pat. I especially like the reminder to quiet the busy brain and pay attention so we don’t miss the messages, the serendipity, the synchronicity that makes life such a joy.

    1. Thanks for your comment. There is a lot we miss out on or dismiss for many reasons, but if we can slow ourselves down just a little bit, there is much to appreciate and be grateful for.

  18. That is awesome Patricia. You did inspire me.Its funny that I have been doing it for the last few years. Keep doing it hun.
    Lots of Love,Patrick

  19. Dear Pat, Know that you are a source of great joy in my life! Your Mom and Dad would be so proud,(as I am.) God be with you in your endeavors.

  20. Thanks for the heads up on this posting, Pat. It’s nice having all these words of wisdom in one place.

  21. Thoughts are a choice and thoughts become reality, so choose wisely. This is a great reminder for us all to be cognizant of our thoughts and their effect. Thanks for the inspiration and the words of wisdom Pat!

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