When we respond from a place of kindness, life suddenly becomes infinitely easier. When we celebrate the success of others, our hearts feel light and free. When we help each other, we experience connectedness and contentment. When we truly, deeply and unconditionally forgive, we are filled with a sense of enormous gratitude because we have created inner peace and inner joy. Let’s do more and more of this….
Sometimes life can be a tad stressful. All of us experience challenging times in order to grow, learn and change for the better. We find ways to adapt and get though those times. It is not easy. But, during all of life’s challenges, it is important to remember our hearts.
Staying heart-centred is so incredibly helpful and comforting. We remember who we are; who is important to us; and, why we do what we do. We connect with our hearts instead of our thoughts or emotions. We remember that the small annoyances in life are meaningless. They are only momentary triggers. Mere distractions.
Being heart-centred allows us to re-focus and stay grounded. It allows us to relax, reframe and cultivate hope. It allows us to feel better. We all want to be healthy and happy. How do we do this? We move from fear and anxiety into gratitude, forgiveness and love. We move into cultivating the relationships that are meaningful to us. We come back to ourselves, and to others, through our hearts.
Have you noticed that life often throws us curve balls? We do not get something we really want. Or…things pop up unexpectedly, something that we did not want at all. Life is like that!
We might not always understand why things happen, but one thing is for sure. We will make the connections and see the big picture… later.
As we move forward in life, we are heading into the unknown. Anything can happen. It is uncharted territory. But, when we trust, we have some “bouncebackability” – some resilience.
Looking back on my life, I notice that when I accept not getting what I want, I was consistently given something better down the road. When something unexpected happened and I embraced it, I learned something important about myself, others or life. When I sincerely forgave, magic happened because I felt an inner peace and joy that was indescribable.
I know that when I have trust and a long distance lens, life seems a little easier. I understand how things fit together.
Recently, when my hubby and I returned home from being away, we found a very fancy sports car in our parking spot. The owner had removed his license plates and covered up the VIN. We left a note and asked him to move but he refused. No tow truck would move the car without plates. We felt stuck.
I could feel my irritation and frustration. I just wanted our parking spot back. I began to have fantasies about covering his car in balloons and streamers but I understood that I was just matching his unpleasant energy.
So, instead, I very earnestly and sincerely began to do forgiveness with his soul. A few times a day I would send oodles of forgiveness, compassion, light, and love to him. It wasn’t easy at first, but then I began to feel peaceful. Interestingly, within 36 hours, the owner moved his car from our parking spot to another spot in the garage! I felt very grateful and happy.
Forgiveness and kindness can shift energy and change circumstances. Forgiveness can heal hearts. Forgiveness can even move cars!
It takes just a moment to notice that much of what is reported in the news everyday is not good.
I believe it is very important be aware of this…and then do something… Good.
If each of us does Something Good everyday – big or small – the impact is powerful. We feel better. We know we can make a difference. We think more positively. We feel happier and healthier!
Let’s join together heart-to-heart and soul-to-soul and Be the Good in the World. It is a delightful responsibility that we all share and can be part of!
Forgiving each other is one of the most important life tasks. It allows us to transform and heal pain at the deepest levels. Forgiveness brings inner peace and inner joy to everyday life. It brings lightness, wellbeing and freedom to our souls.
In my experience, forgiving others first is the key to being forgiven. How can we expect forgiveness from others if we have not fully committed and successfully done this work ourselves? Forgiving others first is the highest expression of personal commitment to our health, happiness, relationships, finances, businesses and more.
When we forgive others first, our hearts open widely… … Poof-Whoosh! We are completely enveloped and become Pure Love. Forgiving others first flows into the Greatest Love.
Forgiving others first is Great Service. It allows others to forgive us more easily.
And, the Circle Continues….
There are many ways to help others. Sometimes we just need to figure out which way is best.
On my way to my office this morning, I was met with the agonized cries of a woman in distress. She was across the street, sitting outside the hospital in the Emergency bay, repeating, “Help me! Help me! Help me!” I looked at her, and as our eyes met, she stopped. I felt my heart open as I acknowledged her. I felt enormous compassion for her as her anguish was palpable.
I was not in a position to take away her pain but I wanted to stop and let her know that I heard her. Mental distress, whatever its source, is very painful.
For a moment in time, I held a stranger’s heart from across the street. I am not sure whether she felt my heart. I hope so. I also hope that she felt better as the day went on.
It opens my heart with the Greatest Compassion when I understand that the reactions of angry people are only a mirror to their pain.
Just pause. Breathe. Move forward.
Understand we are all trying our best. We are more similar than we are different.
There are two tools that I use to create my own good luck. One is having no attachment to the outcome; the other is having gratitude for the outcome – whatever it is.
I was recently travelling and my flight arrived almost an hour late. I had only a few minutes to leave the plane, get my luggage and catch my ride. It was certainly impossible.
I began silently repeating the phrase “no attachment”. Doing this released my stress and stopped me from worrying because my mind and heart were focused on this positive mantra. I felt confident that whatever happened, things were going to be okay.
As it turned out, my ride showed up 5 minutes after I arrived at the passenger pick up area! It was 40 minutes later than the schedule time! It seemed like a happy miracle.
Whoosh! Gratitude washed over me as I began to silently repeat “thank you”. I felt extremely blessed, lucky and joyful as I rode to my destination.
When we choose our thoughts, we create our experiences. Try it today! It works easily!
Life is very busy! It is extraordinary how many things we do every day. The lists that I make help keep me organized and allow me to do things efficiently and effectively.
I absolutely love my busy life. It makes me happy. But, there are times when I feel tired and stressed. I recently learned a magical and transformative practice that I want to share. I learned to pause and open my heart. The simple action of asking my heart to open gets me instant results. It creates a sense of connection with others, my work and allows me to move forward in my day with ease.
Sometimes the simplest wisdom can have a great impact. Now that I know this, I want to practice it more and more. Practice pausing and opening your heart, too! Then, let me know your experience.