We've been given the opportunity to slow down, to recognize what's really important and to notice and appreciate this beautiful planet. Take full advantage of this time, don't yearn for the past or fret about the future. As Ram Dass would say "be here now".
Don't accept for yourself the limitations that others have placed upon themselves. Live boldly, live audaciously!
Are you focused on fear or hope, helplessness or power, loss or abundance? The energy you bring to life will be reflected in your choices.
Your thoughts determine how you process events and happenings. Is the rain beautiful or inconvenient? Is the barking dog annoying or is he saying hello? When you wake up do you feel fortunate to get to experience another day or are you filled with dread? As Wayne Dyer would say "change your thoughts, change your life".
This world of in between what was and what will be is the perfect time to stretch and try something new. Don't let fear of failure hold you back, be willing to be awkward and clumsy to get all the benefits of learning.
We humans like predictability, it makes us feel secure and gives us an illusion of control. And watching our world turn upside down can be unsettling and scary. This is the time to work on yourself - build your confidence, build your spiritual connection, live in the moment and believe that what ever is up ahead you will be able to handle, you will make the right decisions at the right times, and you will be okay. Who knows it may be grander than you could have ever imagined!
Often we are so focused on the ending, on what is being lost, that we forget to even look for what is beginning. What seeds are blossoming in your life?
We're all familiar with the "placebo" effect - IE a sugar pill having the same effects as the medication. Our minds are so powerful that this phenomenon has even been demonstrated with "pretend" surgery. But many don't know that the opposite effect also holds true - the "nocebo" effect - IE when you expect to experience a negative event, like a side effect from a medication or pain after a procedure, you are more likely to experience just that. What are you creating in your life - pain, happiness, abundance, fearful events? You are literally thinking your experiences into existence.
When you give, give from your heart and when you receive, receive with your heart. This 5 minute story demonstrates this point so beautifully, I hope you take the time to listen.
What a different experience our conversations would be if we adopted this wise advice. We might actually find value in a different perspective. And if nothing else the person who was speaking would leave the conversation feeling more respected and heard.
What do you have to lose other than worry, fear, stress and suffering? And possibly a bad outcome because you get what you focus on.
One puts you in a victim mode and takes away your control, the other opens you to limitless possibilities.