Just One Moment

Many of us have one of those Tuesdays that’s Monday today. I hope you enjoyed the one thing in the universe proven faster than light – a three-day weekend.

There can be a tendency to feel like you’re a day behind after a Monday off. Instead, try seeing yourself as a day ahead all week this week.

One moment. They say some moments can seem like an eternity. They certainly can cast a long shadow across your consciousness. You and I have a “now prejudice” that unconsciously feeds us the belief that this moment is more real than the last or the next and that it could be permanent.

Yes! There’s a valid spiritual principle that says, “Be here now.” Often being here now and consciously touching this moment is an invaluable tool, That is until now becomes your tyrant. That is until now steals your Hope and your joy or encourages you to rest on your laurels.

Never allow this moment to overshadow your big picture. However wonderful, mundane or disastrous this moment is it’s just one moment. It can be exceeded, defeated, or forgotten.

It’s likely it won’t matter five years or even five minutes from now unless you attach yourself to it and become stuck.

If you feel one moment, however glorious or tragic, becoming the complete basis for your reality, cut it loose.

Get to the next moment and the next until you find one that allows you to plant both feet and start walking forward again.

There are only two unfungible moments – birth and death. Every other moment in your life is completely negotiable and subject to as much change as your thinking allows.

This moment will pass into oblivion like every other moment. Let it go and move on.

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you’re awesome!

Ray

Time to Believe Something New?

Happy Friday evening, my friends. We have just completed our first week on Kauai. For the first time ever we are working our jobs from here. It’s something we wanted to try for years. It’s worked out great!

We get up at 3 a.m. Hawaii time and work until 11. Then we have the whole afternoon to play. Finally, we’re off to bed at dark to do it all over again. We’ll do it again next week.

This place always brings insight. I was thinking this afternoon how committed we are to maintaining our ideas about the world even when it’s clear we’ve outgrown them.

Tradition, social pressure, even the habitual gravity of our own thinking van hold us right where we are long after it makes sense.

Even our politics has a derogatory word for someone who changes their mind – flip-flopper. So committed are we to being committed to old paradigms that we punish leaders who evolve in their thinking.

What about you and me? I’m willing to bet there’s at least one area of your life right now that you’re holding on to ideas you no longer hold because it’s easier and safer.

We are evolutionary beings. Have the courage to choose new beliefs. People might not like it. They may feel betrayed, but it serves no one to keep being who you no longer are.

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you’re awesome!

Ray

Affirmations for Sunday January 9, 2022

Good Sunday, my friends. We began a three-week stay on Kauai yesterday. I’ll be sharing photos from the trip here as we experience them. We’ve been blessed and this is our 12th trip to this beautiful island.

Let’s get to some affirmations. My goals in 2022 center around a rejuvenation to my core path which definitely includes the personal and spiritual development content I post on this blog.

We live in a time more in need of better mindsets that ever, but also with little tolerance for triviality. You’re going to see that reflected in the affirmations I post here. I want to strike a deeper, more no-nonsense tones with the affirmations.

Hope you enjoy and, as always, your feedback is a gift.

Ray

This affirmation reminds you of who you really are and that you have the internal resources to deal with life’s biggest challenges.
This affirmation is my favorite measure of a life well-done and my commitment to embody it.
Anger can be a short-term fuel in certain situations. Held onto for long periods of time it’s toxic to us, our lives, and everything we hope to accomplish.
This affirmation is similar to the previous one. It reminds us to be conscious of the things that frustrate us and avoid prolonged engagement with them. It’s far more productive to focus on what you want rather than spending g your energy battling what you don’t.
We don’t have to keep repeating the same mistakes over and over. We’re not prisoners of circumstance. We can make better, wiser choices, using experience as our guide. This affirmation encourages that and asks you to own it.

Overcoming Your Challenges Affirmation

Good Thursday, my friends!

My latest video does massive repetition of an affirmation extolling your ability to face and overcome your challenges.

Sometimes in life finesse is fine. Other times you just need to buckle up push through. Facing your challenges is the latter.

Believing you can handle your challenges is the first step in handling them. With repetition, this affirmation will build your audacity for doing exactly that.

Wherever you are on your journey today, you are awesome!

Ray

13 2022 New Year’s Affirmations

Hey, my friends! Let’s get 2022 off to a great start! Here are 13 affirmations you can use to get your year off to a great start. I also share a tip for changing your resolutions and goals for this you into a more practical and powerful tool – affirmations.

Here are the affirmations.

  1. 2022 is the year I am finally living up to my potential. I know I’m capable of doing more and this year I do.
  2. I am choosing happiness in 2022.
  3. This year I am charting a clear path to success and I am achieving my goals.
  4. This year I am releasing unproductive energy in my life.
  5. This year I am releasing toxic people from my life.
  6. This year I am choosing to be creative instead of afraid.
  7. This year I am dreaming bigger than I ever have before and I am going for my dreams.
  8. This year money flows easily into my life. My income is increasing. I am abundant and blessed. Money even comes from unexpected places.
  9. This year I am healthy and strong and at my ideal weight. I choose my well-being in 2022 and make it a priority.
  10. This year I making the most of my opportunities and my talents.
  11. This year I am winning by days by winning my moments, I am winning my weeks by winning my days, and I am winning this year by winning my weeks. I make progress one breath and one moment at a time.
  12. This year I stay more aligned to my core beliefs and values than ever before.
  13. This year I am the person I came to this planet to be. I am the right person in the right place at the right time to to be fully myself.

Wherever you go in 2022, make sure your mind is on your side. Know that I am!

Ray