"Your sensitivity is your greatest gift. Protect it."
Last night I went to see a movie with a group of friends. I'd heard wonderful things about the story from people whose opinion I respect, and I was so looking forward to enjoying the film. However, within twenty minutes of watching, I made a decision to leave the theater.
“Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ I love the above quote and today, as I was searching for a newsletter to rerun this week while I travel back from LA, I came across this one. It’s about what I learned from encountering problems while finishing up the building of our home. So, think about something that’s challenging you right now, sit back and get ready for a new perspective…
In last week's newsletter, I shared the video of a young man who mastered the art of riding a bicycle just about anywhere - over the tops of fences or on bridge railings. It was an amazing example of mastery and it reminded me of a prior newsletter I'd written about squirrels and the genius of persistence. If you need a little motivation to stay true to a dream or goal, or to master something new, you might want to take a page from squirrels.
I love how synchronicity works. Recently, while browsing through newsletters looking for a past issue for a member of our online community, I came across the following advice about getting unstuck and found myself reading it as if someone else wrote it. I needed a reminder of these steps.
I’ve spent the week reading the wonderful stories and examples of how people are paying attention to the signs, symbols, and experiences that reawaken their passions. The stories are varied and provide great inspiration for paying attention to what shows up in your life every day!
I love this time of year and I’m always excited to announce the “Thank You Game,” during Thanksgiving week here in the states. Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, saying “thank you” to the people in your life is not only a wonderful way to bring some unexpected kindness to others, it’s also a way to share the wealth of gratitude and to feel the power of connection.
For years I’ve said that the greatest contribution we make to humanity is our commitment to grow and evolve – to raise our level of consciousness. The more conscious we become, the more we care about each other, the planet, all its inhabitants, and ourselves.
These days I feel like I’m getting a Masters degree in dealing with grief and loss, and I hope I’m not depressing you. It’s just that right now I can’t pretend that everything’s okay. Because it’s not.
Years ago, I created a slogan that captured the guiding rules for how I run my company - "Work Hard, Have Fun, No Drama." Although it was originally developed as a business tool, I quickly adopted it for my personal life, too. Last week, however, I broke rule #3 – No Drama.
Last week I made a mistake that had me mentally kicking myself pretty much every day. When my landscapers came to prune several trees in our yard, I also had them cut back a line of wild bushes and vines along the perimeter of our back lawn to allow the sunlight in to nourish the edge of the grass.