from an old newsletter
Just being ourselves is the biggest fear of humans. We have learned to live our life trying to satisfy other people’s demands. We have learned to live by other people’s points of view because of the fear of not being accepted and of not being good enough for someone else.
~ Don Miguel Ruiz
I’ve thought about writing a blog for quite some time. But having no idea where I wanted to start. I dilly dallied with the idea and got no further.
This morning Christine, who’s been getting this newsletter for years asked if she had fallen off the list since she hadn’t received anything. I explained I hadn’t written and asked if there was anything she would like to hear. Her response was, “I guess what I’m most interested in is finding out what you really know, what ‘speaks’ to you and therefore how to live a really engaged life.” So here goes.
~ What I really know is that we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
~ That there is no right or wrong, only those things that take us towards or away from what we want.
~ That when I slow down and get present with life I am at my most peaceful and joyful self regardless of circumstances.
~ That this world is for experiencing life and often we make our choices of how to experience it unconsciously which gives us what we believe we don’t want.
~ That everyone in our life is there to teach us something or they wouldn’t be there. We can choose to learn it or not, if not another teacher will appear.
~ Joy comes from clearing all the fears, pains, unforgivenesses, and beliefs that blanket our heart – it was there all the time. We just couldn’t see it in all the mess.
~ What bugs me about others I am doing somewhere, in some form, and judging or it wouldn’t bother me.
~ Being kind to myself is the greatest gift I can give the world. When I am kind to myself I judge the world less harshly.
~ I can’t change anybody but myself. All I can do is live my life well so I’m an example of what’s possible.
~ We best engage in life when we begin by examining ourselves. There is NOTHING and NO ONE in the world that will satisfy me if I haven’t found peace within.
~ Being honest with myself can be brutal, not because of what I’ve done or what I believe but because of how harshly I judge myself. Yet without honesty my life is a farce.
~ The heart knows much the head can’t imagine.
~ Living from the heart does not mean being a doormat.
~ The more I know and love myself the deeper and wider becomes the joy of life.
Thanks Christine for taking the time to write. Your short email has effective thousands who now receive this. We never know what a difference we can make… love to hear from more of you about what you’ve learned or what your heart wants more of.