LIFE REGRETS

e608332df7a2ea63294aa6a0bf201633If you live regretting what happened in the past, you will never be able to live your dreams. Your past is yesterday and your future is tomorrow. In the present, learn the lessons life has taught you and make improvements to achieve a new reality. None of us can change our past, but we can reshape our future.

Reflecting on regretful situations will only cause you to focus on negative thoughts while losing your peace of mind. I’ve been there, and believe me when I say you don’t want to go there. Learn to forgive yourself for the past.

Forgive yourself for things you never completed or said that’s too late to change. Don’t let it define who you are as a person. It’s  never too late to make a change. Let go of what doesn’t serve your interest.

When given new opportunities, don’t be afraid to take a chance. Whether it’s starting a new business, changing careers, or going to school in order to learn new skills. Know who you are and figure out what you want out of life.

The forces within, sometimes  whisper that you’re not capable of committing to anything or completing a task.  Believe you can change your circumstances in spite of where you are right now. Don’t allow shoulda coulda woulda  to be your mantra.

Take a chance, live a life worth living.One day you might be surprised how your realty will change. Stop living with regret knowing you can’t change the past. However you can try to reshape your future. Make every day count towards a more productive tomorrow. Don’t settle for less, find your own path. In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.

 

Opposites

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Have you ever met anyone who thinks they’re always right? In a conversation, you are like night and day or positive and negative. Sometimes you can’t get a word in edge wise as they choose to believe their opinion of the facts are correct and yours is wrong, thus dominating the conversation. You debate on various personal and impersonal topics and you never seem to have a real understanding. The older you get some things never change. Think before you speak and refuse to engage in these debates. Continuing to discus a topic with someone who is unwilling to listen, will only lead to frustration.

It can happen on your job with your boss, or an associate. Family, friendships, or personal relationships, can also lead to broken dialogue if both parties are unable to share their thoughts. We have all experienced this in life, and it’s lessons we learn how to deal with on our journey.

Beleiving you’re always right, and not giving others the opportunity to express themselves is dangerous. Healthy debates and a willingness to listen to another persons opinion will allow your mind to expand to other possibilities. We are all learning and growing and no one has cornered the market on truth or factual information.

If you encounter someone with this type of disposition, my advice is to listen and let go. Don’t engage in their negative behavior. What doesn’t serve you will only lead to exasperation. Focus on constructive thoughts rather than destructive attitudes.

 

Deadlines and Pressures

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Overwhelmed by life’s challenges

Situations which seeks to confront

Crisis that show up when we least expect it

Overloaded with pressures placed upon us

Deadlines, deadlines, and more deadlines

Detrimental to our physical and mental health

Stress can kill, if you allow it to control your life

 

Critical choices needed for a spirit of change

Let go of what doesn’t serve you

Choose a life worth living

Breathe, release, relax

 

Focus on what really matters

Shout, stretch, exercise

Develop effective strategies for coping

Loosen the tension that grips and binds

Turn stress into a positive force for growth and change

Believe God will get you through the difficult times

 

Nugget of truth: The book of psalms in the bible has helped me through many challenges. Prayer avails much and releases the tension we sometimes store within our minds.

 

 

 

Character and Conduct

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Finally,Brethren, whatever things are  true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things.

     Philippians 4:8

Everything you think about begins in the mind. Our thoughts shapes our character and conduct towards others. It molds our belief system. It encourages us to change our own reality towards righteous or unrighteous living. Who we are and the life we want to live is contingent on our thought process. When you meditate think on positive thoughts that will lead to life. Let your conduct give you peace instead of anxiety.

Concentrate on the things that will help you live according to God’s will. Character is who you are when no one is looking. It’s the decisions you make day to day. Your character influences your actions. We all have the power within us to choose positive thoughts and hold all negative thoughts captive.  Practicing this principle will push out the dark  thoughts and make more room for the light to shine forth in your life.

Thanks In Giving

fallAnother year, Another Holiday

A day of thanksgiving and praise

Thanking God for all his love, goodness and tender mercies

Special time shared with family and friends

Feasting on earthly delights

Living in gratitude for all his provisions

And yet remembering and giving to those in need

There is thanks in giving and not always receiving

A time for reflection and praise

Thank you father for the privilege to be called your son or daughter

Sending Jesus to point the way

As undeserving servants we give thanks for your patience,

when we walk in the wrong direction

Thank You Father for your Blessings and inspiration in your word.

Bless and praise the lord and call upon his name

LIVING WITH PASSION

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Recently, I saw a program on PBS featuring Eric Clapton in concert. I never knew anything about his music but suddenly I was captivated by his songs and the passion in which he sang. Hanging on his every word with joy touched my soul, Mr. Clapton sang the song called Tears in Heaven. He gives through his music and we receive the benefits. If you ever want to get a glimpse of what living with passion and dedication is all about, check out people who sing for a living, play sports, musicians, dancers, or anyone who is truly committed to their intention. I was in awe as he drew me into the moment. His dedication to his art all these years is truly inspiring for all who attends his concerts. Continue reading “LIVING WITH PASSION”