Beware the barrenness of a busy life
Beware the barrenness of a busy life. This is a quote of Socrates. In his wisdom, he knew to appreciate the joys of life! Helen Everingham from "The Centre Within" has the same wisdom! I have cut & pasted (with deletions) some of her last newsletter from which we could all take away something. Helen reminded me that "our attitude is our greatest asset" (& the rest is quoted with exclusions) 1. Let go of whatever does not serve us well. This will be different for everyone. Once you work out what is right for you, get rid of the rest. 2. Remember, life is like a mirror - whatever we think is reflected in our lives. Our lives emulate our thoughts - keep your thoughts uplifting, inspiring, encouraging, heartening, exciting, motivating, and every other positive adjective you can think of. We all need to work at this - constantly! 3. Always, Be Grateful - and I mean, Over The Top Grateful. Work at this every day. Life is about a series of "L"s. Love - As you know, every positive emotion is based on Love (and that is the greater meaning of the word Love, including compassion, understanding, kindness, harmony, etc.) Everything you do - please, do with "Love". Learn - Life is about lessons. Whatever you do - don't miss the lesson! If we are still on this Earth - we have things to learn. Look after one another - Part of our journey is to look after each other. The way we raise ourselves is to lift others and help them on their journey. Listen to understand - American author Robert McCloskey said it so well: "I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant." Listen - really listen! Laugh every day - and many times in the course of that day. Life - keep it simple, keep it joyful, keep it fun.