Gratitude starts NOW.
The infinite depth of Gratitude:
Each moment must be submerged in Gratitude:
If this moment cannot, no other moment will suffice.
After uploading the most recent podcast, I ran into this short video of Viktor Frankl, author of Man’s Search for Meaning:
Also found online here:
He speaks about aiming for your greater potential to reach one’s true possibilities. Enjoy 🙂
This podcast ended up being over 1 hour long! Enjoy!
Commit to giving my greatest value
I ran into this excerpt, regarding how healthy it is to explore the unknown parts of ourselves, sometimes referred to as our “shadow”.
Excerpt is by Caroline Myss, co-creator of the work “Sacred Path of the Shadow”:
As all types of people and texts and theories and such give advice on how to make what you want happen in Life, I find it extremely interesting how the desperation of one person “A” assures that person “A” gets what they want or need, while the desperation of person “B” assures that person “B” does not get what they want or need.
What is the difference between desperation that gains and desperation that loses?
It seems to me the answer is something along these lines:
It is “color”, the tone of the desperation vibration.
Desperation that gains says: ‘I need this thing and in some way or other I am going to get it.’
Desperation that loses says: ‘I need this thing and I think I will never get it.’
Leap of Faith
Sometimes the Faith is exhibited by knowing that you dont have to jump.
I think it will be about once per week for new episodes. Will be talking about Life, and trying to keep things inspirational.
Will aim to keep the episodes around half an hour long.
Here is the first episode, about 5 minutes long. Enjoy!
If you are not enjoying the Present Now,
it will be harder to enjoy the Present if and when you get what you want…
Happy with what you have now,
is a precursor to having what you want…
Mistakes are proof that you are trying
A proposed working definition for Love:
“I choose you in my life,
over not having you.”
And if you need to decide between loving two things,
it is not being handled right,
because love is unconditional.
If you dont see many signs,
it can be difficult to believe.
The irony is,
if you believe,
you will see more signs.
Meaning is different for everybody.
You have to follow your own meaning.
I want to Be Happy
Where I am Now.
Nothing else can come and
Give me Happiness.
The Key to Happiness is only found
In this Moment.
OPEN UP to the Beautiful Life I have Now.
Vulnerability is a powerful thing. It directly helps to counteract shame. Vulnerability and empathy. Which all leads to compassion.
It seems every human inevitably has dirt.
Loving myself, while being aware of dirt with me, and giving everyday effort to use the dirt for good as possible, helps me to connect with and love someone else, as I may see dirt with others from time to time.
Stay open, friends.
Thank you for all of this.
Theres so much out there to explore.
Then again, theres so much in here to be grateful for.
This year 2016 I have been straightedge. This means no substances, such as tobacco, alcohol or THC. I am trying to make it through the rest of this year this way, which would be a miracle for me. I dont know if I could ever believe it except for the fact that I’m actually doing it.
I still feel the pull to alcohol sometimes. When I get lonely, or am exasperated by feeling stuck, or not knowing what direction to take, or what the heck I’m doing at the moment, I can feel the pull to put it all away for a bit with a drink.
But, I cant. I cannot drink again. Any more. Ever.
Not a sip. Nothing. Nada.
Ever. Ever. Again. Never. Ever. Ever. Never.
Please help me to stay sober, today. And all todays.
Put Your Heart into it, and Believe
Doc: “If you feel the bumps, you know you can smooth them out.”
This means, most of the time, it is better to feel the bumps, than to numb them. Feeling provides you information, direction, insight, experience…”the fruit of Life“.
This is so important. So important.
To build and have an ongoing compassionate relationship with yourself.
You know you are trying hard. And if you’re not trying very hard, and this is bothering you, then start, love. Try harder to do what you need to do, and be what you need to be.
When you are trying, either from the beginning, or further on a certain road, you need to be ok with who you are, and where you are. Your challenges, or positive traits, may help describe how we live our lives, but we are not the culmination of everything we do. We are deeper. This is to say, you are more than what you think and see, and dont beat yourself down for what you observe. Change it, with an understanding of our humanity.