Your Answer is Blowing in the Wind – Day 216 of 365 Days to a Better You

Today’s Affirmation

My answers are coming g to me now!

We live in a universe more mysterious than we e even begun to guess. Back in the 60s, Bob Dylan wrote the classic song – “Blowin’ in the Wind.”

“The answer, my friend,” the song promises, “Is blowing in the wind.”

Are you looking for an answer to a question, a challenge, or resolution to a situation? The answer is, indeed, blowing in the wind.

Put your desire for a solution clearly out into the universe. Then…listen. Listen everywhere. The answer may come from anywhere in your day today and in any form. Be ready. An overheard conversation, a passing thought, a commercial, insight gained from a moment in nature may hold your answer.

Know this for certain. Your answer is there and it’s on it’s way to you.

Ray

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Five Ways to Open Your Mind – Day 215 of 365 Days to a Better You

People always tell you, “Have an open mind.” Rarely, do they suggest how. Here are five very practical ways to open your mind.

  1. Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. We wake up every morning and have to work our compassion and love around this big “I” stuck in the middle of our minds. Choose to consciously stand in someone else’s perspective, without judgement, for a while. You will open yourself to whole new ways of thinking.
  2. Do things with your off hand for a day. Nothing closes our minds to new possibilities like mindless habit. Doing things with your opposite hand requires focus and forces you see your daily activities in a new way.
  3. Play What If. What if just for today you accepted a premise that’s completely out of your comfort zone. You don’t have to buy in 100 percent. Just give it a chance for one day and see where it takes you.
  4. Phone a friend. Have a challenge? Ask three of the most different people you know how they’d handle the situation. The diversity of views might just help you triangulate the best approach.
  5. Get out of your comfort zone. That’s such common advice, I know, that’s it’s practically useless. Here’s a practical way to do it by changing your priorities. When given the choice between “The Adventure” and your security, choose “The Adventure” more often. The security in staying where you are is just the illusion of familiarity. You’re not more secure by staying put than by keep in moving. So, choose to keep in moving.

Follow these five tips often and I guarantee you you’ll have a productively more open mind in six months then you do today.

Stay the course, my friends! One new thought can open a whole new world and you never know when it might happen.

Ray

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Your Vibrational Balance Sheet – Day 214 of 365 Days to a Better You

It’s a nice thought and a worthy aspiration to be filled with light and love 365/24/7. In realty, unless you have attained a high state of enlightenment, you slip and fall. You release negative vibrations out into the world. It’s OK. It happens. You’re human.

Here’s a way to think about your vibrational contribution without beating yourself up each time you crash to Earth.

In business, there’s a financial statement known as a balance sheet. It’s purpose is to state a company’s assets and liabilities. If the company has more assets than liabilities, it’s solvent. If not, it’s in financial trouble and may go out of business.

The human collective has a vibrational balance sheet consisting of positive vibrations (assets) and negative vibrations (liabilities) that we are all putting out into the world all day every day.

To keep your personal vibrational balance sheet strong and contribute positively to the collective balance sheet, follow this simple rule of thumb.

For every negative you put out into the world, put at least two positives out there. This ensures a strong balance sheet that allows humanity to continue to thrive and evolve on this planet.

You are amazing, My friends. Thanks for stopping by. If today’s post inspired you, please share it with a friend.

Ray

I AM Affirmations – Day 213 of 365 Days to a Better You

Today I’m sharing a brand new recording of I AM affirmations. These affirmations are an assortment of affirmations with empowering words following I AM. The goal is to help you embody these words in your being.

Bookmark and listen to this recording for two to three weeks to allow the affirmations to infuse your consciousness.

You are every one of these affirmations already. Time to own them!

Thanks for watching and for your support!
Ray

Release Yesterday – Day 212 of 365 Days to a Better You

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”

~Will Rogers

You only get 24 hours each day. If you’re spending part of today still living or reliving yesterday, you’ll miss today’s opportunities. Do it for days, weeks, months, or years and life passes you by.

We humans are emotional magnets. We walk through life attracting and attaching to emotional states. Some serve us and some don’t. As a rule of thumb, those that keep us stuck in yesterday don’t serve us.

Yesterday often has a compelling tale to tell as to why you should invest more time in it. It gloms onto you, begging you to stay engaged. The problem is there’s nothing to be gained there. Today is the only day when you can take actions that help you, help others, and help the world.

Greek myth tells us of the sirens. These were dangerous creatures who lured sailors with their enchanting songs and beautiful voices. Those who followed the sound wound up shipwrecked on the rocks and destroyed.

Yesterday, if you get stuck there, is a siren. There’s nothing there for you but destruction. Your way is forward not back. Your future awaits and today is the only key that opens it.

Stay inspired, my friends! Remember, there’s almost no place you can look in your world today and not see a miracle in motion.

Ray

 

 

You Time – Day 211 of 365 Days to a Better You

Are you the hardest worker you know? Excellent! Are you always the one who makes sure everyone else’s needs are met? It’s a worthy aspiration. Do you have enough You Time?

Most of us were taught that putting ourselves first is selfish and something we should never do. I guess the message was that there’s something unholy about considering our needs and making sure they get met. Could that be why so many people feel so incomplete in our society?

Have you been on a plane and been exposed to the safety briefing? You probably only half listened as you picked your movie, read the in-flight magazine, or tried to find a comfortable sleeping position.

Have you ever noticed the instructions when they get to that part about the cabin losing pressure and the oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling? Secure your oxygen mask first before you helping others. It seems like common sense, right? I mean if you can’t breathe, you can really help someone else can you?

Yet because of that life-long conditioning about always putting other people first, you go through life pretending you can proverbially breathe while you’re helping everyone else secure their proverbial oxygen masks first. Meanwhile, your goals and dreams and well-being are set aside. Soon they’re starved of oxygen.

I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with putting other people first or being selfless sometimes. I am saying that you need to secure your mask first because you won’t be able to help others for long unless you do.

Feed yourself and you will have more energy to help others. Starve yourself and you will poison your ability to help others.

You’re all amazing! Let’s make this the best week of your year!

Ray