All posts tagged: Future

Begin With the End In Mind

Have you ever struggled trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B?  One good way to figure out how to set priorities and goals is to visualize where you want to go, see yourself there, then start thinking of what you can do to get to the place you want to be.  What about life?  Don’t you hate it when your employer asks you that dreaded question, “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”  How about looking even further into the future? Where do you see yourself in 20 years? What about when you retire? If you really want to have something serious to think about, what would you want people to say about you in your eulogy? If you can visualize your friends, family, co-workers and the people at your church or the charity you work with getting up to share a few words about your life.  What sort of things would they say?  What do you want them to say? It makes you stop and think doesn’t it?  …

Happy New Year, New Start, New Outlook!

Ahead there is a new path, do not be afraid, you have not passed this way before. It is finally here, 2013, a new year holding unlimited promise for a bright future.  I can’t say that I was sad to see 2012 go away as it was a challenging, hard and often depressing year.  The holidays proved to be one of the hardest times I have ever lived through, the grief was hard to keep in check and some days I simply could not do it. So on New Years Eve I made a promise to myself that I would again do the burning bowl ritual. I wrote all my excuses, grievances, fears and regrets on pieces of paper and offered them up with much thought, a prayer and burned release at midnight. One by one I let go of all that was holding me back, keeping me down and blinding my sight for the future.  I am free.  The ashes of what once was are gone, scattered in the wind.  I am thankful.  I am at peace where I …

Living in the Present Moment

“Time is nothing more than a series of present moments.” – Dr. Dwayne Dyer  I’ve been lost in the moment several times lately, it’s seems funny to say that, but it’s so true.  I was watching a bird as it was looking for a meal, hopping along in the grass under the trees.  Chances are that bird wasn’t thinking about cleaning the nest, what it would eat for dinner later that night, where it would sleep, what to do in the case of a storm, or where it would fly next.  That bird was living in the moment, carefully inspecting what was in front of it, finding a tidbit of something, tasting and enjoying every morsel it could find as it found it.  All the while it was also noticing the wind, feeling the earth under its feet and listening to its surroundings.   I realized that in that moment that bird was living life to its fullest potential far more than I do at most moments throughout the day.  What a humbling thought and an …

Be Present!

“Be present in this moment.  Live your life, every little part of it in the present moment and only in the present.  All we have is the present, the past is behind us and fading fast, the future is not set, live life and be where you are right now.  Be aware of what’s going on around you and realize that there are defining moments each day.” Cherry Coley (c) Related articles [Meaningful Words] Be Present (mikealbano.org) Live in the now, in the present and put the past behind you (barbierfamilly.com)