Life is like a yoga stretch. It isn’t how far you go, it’s the quality of the stretch. Stretch today HMLD *~*
This started in my mind as a reminder that no matter how far you go in life, if you do not leave a legacy, did you do anything worth while?
When I meet potential mates, I ask them, “What kind of legacy do you want to leave?” Often the answer is, “That people think I’m a nice guy.” SERIOUSLY?!?!?!? THAT is what you want to leave as your legacy?
Not that you helped people?
Not that you worked hand over fist to build something for the greater good while building happiness for yourself?
Not that you’ve given your life over to volunteering throughout the year?
That you helped create some great children who are doing well in the world
Leave a Legacy?
When I leave the planet, this existence or just flat out die (depending on your belief system), I want there to be a legacy of change. What and how I do that is too long to share here and will take time to do. I’m not afraid of the journey, the stretch.
When you stretch outside your comfort zone and DO something worth remembering, it builds your own energies and happiness. It brings peace to your life. Whether it brings money or not isn’t the point. Are you living your passions in such a way that you are a beacon?
You can change your stretch. Change your position. Go from building up your children to building a corporation or building your art form one piece at a time. It’s up to you.
What are you stretching to become? What are you hoping to leave as your legacy? I’d love to know so please share below.
Thrilled and excited with life! Because I choose to be. Seek that which will make you smile and keep it close for when you cannot. HMLD *~*
(Without going into the definitions of depression and all the things you can do to help pull yourself out of it, besides drugs, if drugs are necessary…)
Surround yourself with colors that brighten your life. Hot pinks. Bright oranges. Royal purples. Yellows. Lime greens. White. Soft colors of the rainbow work well too. You may love grey, however the brain prefers lighter, brighter colors to enhance moods.
Keep pictures, or items near at hand that bring a smile. A warm blanket or snugly bathrobe for when you need to curl up. Make sure you’ve music available that peps you up or make your own. Gets your hips swinging, your hands to dancing and a laugh to your throat.
Make Some Music
Walk outside and look to the tops of the trees. Looking up brings the spirit up. Write love words and happy words and funny words.
There’s ample ways to lift your smile, your spirit, your outlook on life. Choose a dozen and do a little dance.
YOU are the one deciding whether you’re smiling or frowning, laughing or drowning in tears.
What’s your favorite thing to do to cheer yourself up? Will you share it here and share the post? I’d love to know and so would others. Who knows whom you’ll inspire to smile.
Today it’s 46 degrees. Sunday and next week in the 70′s. When you have no control over your environment, surrender or go on vacation. hehehe HMLD *~*
There are times when we simply do not have control. We whine, fuss and worry and create unease and distress in our lives.
Why not try the other options? Surrender or go on vacation to a different clime? Not just giving up, but letting go of what you cannot control. You can control leaving the internal or external environment. Change your thoughts or change your zip code.
Makes for a much better life. One filled with joy and appreciation rather than drama and illness.
Thank you for supporting our return this week. Do you surrender, complain or go on vacation?
This is day five and we wish you a wonderful weekend.
Viewing powerful architecture or natural vistas lifts the spirits. Sometimes, looking out does help you look within. HMLD *~* HMLD for 04/04/13
Have you ever noticed how when viewing some of the amazing ingenuity of human creation, your jaw just gets slack and your eyes glaze over and your whole body becomes still? That is your spirit saying, “I recognize the greatness within myself as I see it reflected here before me”. At least I think so.
We are all powerful and beautiful and so often hide it in our human experiences. Being human can be such a dirty job, but hey, someone has to do it. Instead of fussing, complaining and filling your life up with the ‘ick’ – look for some ‘awe’ inspiring architectures in your neighborhood, on the web or in a book. Even if you’re in small town no-where, simple homes are pretty amazing. So are dollhouses, bridges and have you really looked at a regular road sign lately? Pretty amazing technology goes into the reflective layers and the precise formula for making sure the brain sees the symbol and colors as an important part of your landscape.
Human and Nature’s Awe Inspiring Awesomeness
If it isn’t architecture you want to see, look outside for something inspiring. Whether mountains, beaches, sunsets or canyons. Surely there’s something amazing to life your spirit to a quiet place of ‘awe’.
When we are inspired by the greatness of nature or human ingenuity, we want to be better and do better – whatever it is we’re about. Look often. Share. Capture those quieting moments like jewels. You surely aren’t jaded enough to think you’ve seen it all.
Explore someone’s brain, like Stephen Hawkins. That man is incredible! We all are awe inspiring. Uniquely ‘me’. You aren’t someone else and THAT is AMAZING! (however, yes, we’re all connected a single being etc etc etc – but I’m speaking to the human experience of separateness here ).
Look out to look within and know, you are just as amazing, awe inspiring and beautiful.
Happiness is a heart full of love for _________. Fill in the blank any given moment because love is happiness and vise versa. (“myself” is a great starter”) HMLD *~* HMLD for 04/03/2013
Very simply put, when we love ourselves, treat ourselves as we would anyone else we love, it creates a circle of happiness that only grows in it’s intensity.
If the way we love is destructive though, pay attention, loving yourself the way you love others may have unfriendly consequences.
Late 2011, I gave up on depression. Decided I’d had enough. NO WAY was I ever going back to soak in the downers of the thoughts and habits that provoke a vicious cycle. Getting out of my bed on a weekend morning, I decided to fall in love with myself just as though I was loving another.
Love Within to Create Happiness
It’s worked wonders. Helps me when sadness comes visiting, or frustrating situations outside my control. Just wrap myself up in a warm glow of orange and pink light and smile that ‘love smile’, as though I’m viewing someone I’m deeply in-love with and focus that energy/thought onto myself. It changes my thinking and body’s response. My shoulders relax. I sleep better. Life has a lot less drama.
Fill your heart with love, happiness is sure to follow. Will you share this post with your friends? Sometimes it’s the little things that bring light into someone’s life.
Spend our childhood trying to fit in and our professional life trying to stand out. Why not stand in who you are?
Last year, someone pointed out to me that we spend all our childhood trying to fit in. We then try to spend our entire adult life trying to stand out from the crowd. For all ages, after discovering we are an individual as a toddler, we want to be accepted, yet set apart enough to be seen as unique. As teenagers, our society in the U.S. gives us permission to say, “I AM” and then to define what that is. We tend to change the definition of “I AM” as we mature (not age). Standing in whom we are means opening up ourselves to our own approval.
To looking at our hearts and seeing ourselves for the amazing creature we are.
It means we look at our bodies and take care of them, because THIS particular body is the only one we’ll have during this lifetime – whether you go cyborg or not.
Being who we are as “I AM” means finding the internal life of your heart and mind and accepting it as YOU.
Stand in whom you are.
We want to stop bullying, yet perpetuate the belief in ourselves, neighborhoods, cities, countries that to be different is wrong. WHAT?! Yes. Even with all the arts celebrated, religions practices, lifestyles lived, fashion choices made, nerds and fashionistas alike – we all want acceptance of our individuality, yet punk on those that don’t understand, or punk on those with different views from ours.
How do we stop this? There’s a million answers available. Mine is simple: Stand in whom you are.
It gives you room to celebrate others rather than to…not.
What are some of the things you do to stand within yourself? Share your way of being an individual in the comments below and then share the post too.
“Mumbler!” ((quote by Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory))
When our vision is clear,
Our message is clear,
Our heart’s clear,
and our life gets brighter.
Happy Magic Love Dust *~*~*~*~*~*~*
Sometimes it is easier to mumble and keep our paths cris-crossing, to keep ourselves in the dark, shifting back and forth between our stories. We know though, innately where our path is. Where the light is. When we’re willing to step toward our ‘rightness’, our world opens up and life gets easier.
Doesn’t mean there won’t be learning curves, lessons and challenging opportunities. It just means when you keep your vision before you, what needs to be in your path to make it possible, will be.
It is OK to get help as you make changes in your life.
Doing it all on your own is a burden you were never meant to bear.
Happy Magic Love Dust *~*~*~*~*~*
Don’t have to carry it all alone.
Sometimes, most of the time, we try to ‘handle it ourselves’ when in fact, getting outside assistance can move us along our path much more quickly. We heal faster. We process faster. It keeps depression at bay.
There is love, friendship, advice available whether old school person to person conversations are needed or if you find it via the internet.
Ask. Seriously. Bite the bullet and start asking. You’ll be led until you get the answers you seek.