Few creatures in the world are as worthy of emulation as a happy, friendly dog. Here are 10 things we can all learn from them.
- Love (and lick) now. Ask questions later.
- Stop and smell every flower, if necessary.
- Wag your tail or something analogous a little more.
- Always be ready to play.
- When someone gives you something always bring it back.
- Sad eyes get people to do things.
- Always be trying to remove your leash. Who needs them?
- Don’t stand on too much ceremony when it comes to food.
- Loyalty is not a question.
- Forget yesterday. It’s a new day. There are new squirrels to chase.
Have a great Monday, my friends. Share this one with your favorite dog owner.
Whether you recall them or not, you dream virtually every night. Many explanations for the purpose of dreams have been proposed. Many psychologists believe dreams are a way of clearing or working out unresolved issues from your waking life. For centuries, healers have probed and interpreted dreams for their symbolic and psychological meaning.
In the book Seth Speaks, the channeled being Seth suggested dreams are a means of communication employed by the soul to keep us connected with parallel and reincarnated selves.
Here’s what indisputable. Our brains are using a great deal of energy as we sleep for some purpose. It behooves is to take advantage of our dreams to aid us in our daily lives.
There are three important ways I’ve studied over the years to help dreams help you.
- Dream recall – the first step is to recall your dreams. It’s hard to do much with dreams you can’t remember. A couple of techniques that help. Focus, almost like saying affirmations, before you go to sleep on the idea that you will recall your dreams. When you wake up from a dream, lay perfectly still and ask yourself where was I just now? What was I doing? Questions like these help you remember. Record your dream as soon as you wake up. Dream recall often fades as the day wears on.
- Dream interpretation – there are many resources out there to help with interpreting the symbolic language of your dreams. They are very useful, but the first question to ask and explore is what did the dream mean to me?
- Lucid dreaming – with practice, it’s possible to teach yourself to “wake up” in your dreams and experience them more directly. You may even become adept enough to control and manifest your dreams to use them for even deeper purposes.
Something is going on in your mind all night every night. It only makes sense that you get more involved with it and turn it to your advantage.
Thanks for stopping by. You are absolutely amazing just in case no one else has reminded you today.
In the first of a video series about using affirmations, I talk about what affirmations are and why most people can benefit from them.
Title image: Raheel930 Pixabay
That statement holds a ton of power and also a lot of responsibility. Many people will argue against it, citing all the reasons we’re just powerless leaves floating down the rushing river of existence. I wonder.
We’ve been told that our minds make our world from time immemorial. It’s time for us to start understanding the power we possess.
“Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.” -Bhagavad Gita
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: we are formed and molded by our thoughts.” -Dhammapada
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so shall he be.” -Proverbs 23:7
“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” -James Allen
“We become what we think about most of the time.” -Earl Nightingale
“What you think about, you bring about.” -Bob Proctor
“If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you’re right.” -Mary Kay Ash
You can choose to believe all these sources are wrong or you can get used to the idea that what you need to succeed does and always has resided within you.
When you stop existing and you start truly living, each moment of the day comes alive with the wonder and synchronicity.
― Steve Marabol
Life is constantly working itself out, if you’ll let it.
I was reminded of this fact today in a very symmetrical example of the principle. At lunchtime, I ran a few errands ending at the grocery store. As I completed the my shopping at self-checkout, I had a sudden impulse to take $50 in change. I didn’t have any reason for taking the money nor any plans for it.
For dinner, April and I decided to do carryout from a fantastic Mexican place I found near our new place. April wanted some wine and I opted for a Route 44 Dr. Pepper from Sonic.
The restaurant is about a 10-minute drive from our house. As I pulled into the restaurant, I realized I’d forgotten my wallet. I immediately remembered the $50, hoping I had enough. The cost of two Mexican dinners, one bottle of wine, and a Route 44 came to $48.96.
Now, I agree. This synchronicity didn’t bend the arc of our civilization or even the arc of my day. BUT, it’s an example of how, if we’re paying attention and we stay out of the way, life is constantly working out in a million little ways.
Pay attention to the ways life is working out FOR you. You’ll be happy and amazed!
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