Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Jim Rohn Quote - Who is Influencing You?

"You must constantly ask yourself these questions:
Who am I around?
What are they doing to me?
What have they got me reading?
What have they got me saying?
Where do they have me going?
What do they have me thinking?
And most important, what do they have me becoming?

Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay?

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change."

Jim Rohn
1930-2009, Author and Speaker

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Quiet Please!

Quiet Please!

“We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly. . . spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.” Susan L. Taylor

The warmer temperatures have me jogging outside again. (During inclement weather, I use the treadmill in my living room to keep me fit.) One perfect spring day, during my morning run, I re-discovered the importance of quiet time. When I am on the treadmill, I am either reading, watching a video, listening to an audio program or watching TV. Sometimes I am doing two of those activities at the same time. After a long cold winter inside, I was reminded of how nice it is to be out in nature, alone with myself and alone with my thoughts. Creative ideas were flowing easily and I was enjoying the quiet. No cell phone, no internet, no email, no books, no TV, just fresh air, sunshine and the sounds of nature.

How noisy has your life become? Is the TV always on? Is music always playing in the car? Is your cell phone ringing constantly or is someone always texting you?

Since that spring morning when I re-discovered the importance of quiet time, I have been turning off the car radio. I have been keeping the TV off unless I am actually watching a program. I have been enjoying 5-10 minutes of quiet time first thing in the morning before I get out of bed. And, at night, I close my book, shut off the light and take 5-10 minutes to enjoy the peace and quiet before I drift off to sleep.

Is it time for you to make some changes in your schedule and include times of quiet and solitude?

Here are some benefits of including quiet time into your day.
Stress diminishes
Pain subsides
Blood pressure lowers
Focus improves
Mood is elevated
Memory becomes sharper
Creativity is sparked
Intuition is enhanced

We can’t hear our great ideas and solutions to problems if we don’t take time to get quiet and listen.

Ways to enjoy some quiet time.
Meditation
Sitting quietly for 5-10 minutes
1-2 minutes of deep breathing with eyes closed
Walks in nature
No music car rides

If you need a “quiet break” at work and can’t get away from your desk, keep a calming and relaxing picture of nature on your desk or as your computer screen background. Focus on the picture for a few minutes while doing some deep breathing.

I have been so much more relaxed and balanced since I have been turning off the noise and eliminating much of my multi-tasking. Try “turning down the noise” in your life by incorporating some simple changes and see if it makes a difference for you.

"My intuition never fails me, it is I who fail when I do not listen to it." --Sufi Mystic Hazrat Inayat Khan

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Abraham Quote on Allowing

We would like you to release the word "achieve" or "earn" from your vocabulary and from your understanding, altogether, and we would like you to replace those words with the word "allow". You're wanting to allow your Well-being, not achieve it. It's not something that you need to earn. All you have to do is decide what it is you would like to experience, and then allow it in order to achieve it. It isn't something you have to struggle for or try for. You are all worthy beings. You are deserving of this Well-being.
--- Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in Detroit, MI on Saturday, July 8th, 2000 #468

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Abraham Quote on Telling a Different Story

Continuing to tell stories of shortage only continues to contradict your desire for abundance, and you cannot have it both ways: You cannot focus upon unwanted and receive wanted. You cannot focus upon stories about money that make you feel uncomfortable and allow into your experience what makes you feel comfortable.

A different story will bring different results: My thoughts are the basis for the attraction of all things that I consider to be good, which includes enough money, and health, for my comfort and joy.
--- Abraham

Excerpted from the book "Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth and Happiness" #451
Our Love, Jerry and Esther