Random Motivational Thoughts #5

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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

 

 

Daily Video Affirmation #21 – I Am a Being of Light, Love, and High-Vibration

Today’s Daily Video Affirmation is a direct response to the low vibration floating around in our public dialogue and in our politics. We don’t have time for low-vibration players any more. We don’t have time for people who want to succeed by calling out the worst in others and by goading them to act on their worst impulses.

We have a right to demand more from our leaders and we shall have more from them!

Ray

See with New Eyes or Are You Missing Your Turkeys? – Day 163 of 365 Days to a Better You

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

~Marcel Proust

My black lab, Mia, and I were out for an evening walk a few minutes ago. One of the things I’ll miss about our house in here in Massachusetts is the amazing nature just steps from our front door.

Mia’s 15 years old. Her eyes and ears don’t work so well anymore, but her nose remains stellar. As we began our walk, three wild turkeys were walking up the aqueduct about 40 yards ahead of us.

Mia immediately picked up the scent, ducked her head, and began following the path the turkeys had moments earlier. Despite my attempts to get her attention, she never looked up to see them as they sauntered silently away.

Are you like Mia. Do you approach the world in the same way each day and wonder why you keep getting the same results. Opportunity might be right in front of you and you miss it because you’re only “using your nose” and not all your senses to see those opportunities and take advantage of them.

I’ve always loved the Marcel Proust quote above. He reminds us the solution to this dilemma – get up each day and look at the world in new ways. Drop your habitual way of seeing things, doing things, and thinking about things. The moment you do, I swear, there will be turkeys in your path you didn’t see before.

You ARE a one-in-a-trillion miracle. Never forget that! Thanks for stopping by. If this post spoke to you, please share it with someone else.

Thank you so much for your support!

Ray

Random Thoughts #16 – Not Knowing is OK

One of the great things about little kids is they are not as afraid as we adults to not know what they want. It’s totally OK sometimes to not know what you want. Stay with it. Go within. Your answers are there.

 

 

Five #Kindness Quotes

Kindness has no perquisites. Anyone can be kind at any moment simply by choosing to be. May these quotes inspire your kindness. Be sure to checkout tomorrow’s 365 Days to a Better You post for an amazing story about the karma of kindness.

  1. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop
  2. Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain
  3. Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world. ~Annie Lennox
  4. A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. ~William Arthur Ward
  5. Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time. ~Ron Hall
  6. You cannot do kindness too soon for you never know how soon will be too late. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~Dalai Lama