Strength with Flexibility
Work with Rest
Passion with Patience
Uniqueness with Unity
Purpose with Peace
Unconditional Love with Self Respect
Self Expression with an Open Mind
Wisdom with Focus
To let of the ego on one hand and wholeheartedly embrace and evolve it on the other
This is the Way of the Tiger and the Monk!
Gratitude Empowers our Past
By looking back and choosing to reflect on the things, events, learnings and beings we are grateful for we empower our past with the memory of that which was good, helped us to grow or served us in some way .
Intention empowers our Future
By looking ahead and setting intentions we lay a foundation for living a purposeful life
The practice of each empowers our present
Honour all you have to be grateful for by doing what you intend to do and being who you intend to be.
A profound way to enhance gratitude and intention is to combine the two by following each blessing you are grateful for with an intention or action to honour that blessing.
Try this :
Every night write down three things you are grateful for that happened that day, write down three things you intend to do tomorrow and write down three attitudes, values or character traits you intend bring into you life.
When you wake up in the morning re-read your list and turn your intentions into actions.
Universal guidance, inner wisdom, a higher calling.
Our inner genius speaking to us.
Our higher self inviting us to fulfil our potential, to step into our destiny.
Do you ever have thoughts that makes you believe in all the above?
Maybe you even dare to believe the above is true!!
And then self talk steps in and talks you out of it. Convinces you you are not good enough. Keeps you in you place. Convinces you it was just a silly notion, nothing worth paying attention to. Just another day dream, thought or feeling that comes up every now and then. Even if its true there’s just too much standing in your way to consider it further.
Whether we do have a higher self guiding us to fulfil our ultimate potential and become a higher version of ourselves or just a bunch of random thoughts and feelings – some very inspiring and others full of fear doubt and complacency – we still have a choice.
We can act upon those thoughts that inspire us and make us want to shine.
We can accept the thoughts that say we are not good enough as a challenge to get better and continue to improve – not a road block to stop us from shining right now.
We can accept that fear and doubt are over protective but often misplaced safety mechanism designed to protect us from the sort of threats that no longer concern us – lions, tigers, bears, starvation, dehydration.
We can start to listen to that “higher self” as if it really existed, understanding that the more we listen and act the more forthcoming the guidance will be.
1000s of thoughts travel through our minds all day. The ones we listen to and let go of shape our experience. The stories we tell ourselves about these choices shapes our lives.
Listen deeply, choose wisely and act courageously.
Take a deep breath in and a long breath out.
Soften your gaze, relax the muscles in you face and take another deep long breath in, following the breath as it enters your nose and travels down to your belly.
Hold the breath in for a moment and be with the space, full of breath. As the desire to breath out presents itself let the breath out gently and patiently with a long, slow exhale. At the end of the exhale before you start to breath in again be with that space of no breath.
Continue to ride these waves of breath, letting go of any distractions, until the waves themselves cease to be and only the sea remains.
Rise and Shine
Life is Art
Re – Mind Yourself
Mindful Dining and Desert
Finish Like You Started
Before you go to bed make sure you write down three things you are grateful for from the day gone by and spend another 20 minutes meditating or doing some calming breath work. As you go to bed tune in with you’re breath and drift of to the other world.
Picture this ……. you’re on the bus reading quietly and someone on the bus is whinging loudly about something outside of their control. You try to continue reading but a good part of your attention is listening to their whining. You grow increasingly frustrated at their apparent lack of wisdom and you consider offering them the above quote to help them out of the futile (& loud) conversation their ignorance has them in and earn yourself a bit of peace for the rest of the bus ride.
I would suggest there’s (at least) two conversations happening here. One between “the whinger” and his friend and another in your head. If you accept this second conversation is the one causing you frustration you may realise that you need to heed your own advice (in this case the above quote) for letting someone else into your sacred space.
It’s often easy for us to see lessons that could help others and often it’s precisely the lessons we would prescribe others that would actually serve us.
Master your own domain before you try to “fix” the world around you.
It’s the height of hypocrisy and arrogance to assume you can fix in another what’s broken in you.
Next time you feel frustration toward another ask your self two questions
1. Does “their” fault live with in you?
2. Could the energy and attention you spent allowing yourself to be frustrated by them be redirected to something more positive?
The second questions is the antidote to most things we worry about these days and one of the keys to self mastery and personal freedom.
With in us there is a space, an inner world. A place of freedom, wisdom, space and authenticity from where we can operate and engage with the outside world.
A place where we can shape our character, our actions and our choices to reflect our higher self.
A sacred space, a divine space, a space we can retreat to at anytime to seek counsel.
Sit in silence, let your breath find your inner world and stillness be your guide.
When the moon pulls an all nighter
And shares the sky with the Sun
It can be reminder that we are sitting on a planet floating in space
And it ain’t to hard to imagine sitting on the moon and looking back at (Mother) Earth
And to see her from this point of view we recognise her as One, a beautiful living being, including us.
If we realise this and start behaving according we all grow together, with the Earth not on her
From this seat of wisdom my day is blessed
A life of abundant
Joy – so that I may celebrate all that is great with an effervescence that may light a fire in others
Beauty – as its fuel for the Soul
Economy – to be free and to give my generosity relevance
Generosity – because we are all one
Compassion – To go beyond the walls that separate and realise we are all one. To make generosity relevant
SOUL – Self Mastery, Oneness, Uniquity, Love
Thoughts are just seeds unless watered with actions – then they grow into a garden sometimes called destiny.
Live your mantra, control your destiny!!