Welcome to a Place of Insights and Thoughts to Ponder

Here you will find tidbits to reflect on, and new perspectives that may resonate with you.   It is a safe place to stretch and challenge your mind and heart, then view life from a new perspective.  Embrace what speaks to you, and leave the rest.

 

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

Lao Tzu

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”

Theodore Roosevelt

A New Perspective

Most of us begin the year reflecting on what we have accomplished in our life thus far, and then look forward to the new year with hope, excitement, renewed energy and aspirations.    We make resolutions, set goals and vow to keep them, but for most of us, these lose their focus, drive and energy by the end of the first quarter.  At that point, we lapse back into old ways and familiar habits.

This coming year, let’s try a bit of a different approach.  Let’s begin with an honest look at our thoughts, attitudes and belief system.   These are the driving forces behind everything we think, do and do not do.    As Henry Ford so aptly pointed out, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.”  Thus, it works like this:

  • Our thoughts trigger emotions.
  • Our emotions shape our attitude.
  • Our attitude drives our behaviors.
  • And our behaviors determine our outcomes.

To change the chain reaction of this series and produce a new/different outcome, we must begin at the root.    Do this by “noticing what we are noticing.”  What draws our attention?  What do we place value on?  What do we judge as right or wrong?  Can these thoughts/judgments be expanded to include shades of gray which are not necessarily right or wrong? Do any of our beliefs need to be reexamined and/or challenged?  Can we entertain a new perspective that can lead us to a different outcome?

This type of honest reflection can lead us to a new perspective that triggers a metamorphosis. Per Stuart Wilde, “A plane that changes its course by only 1 degree will arrive in a totally different destination.”  Thus, from challenging our thoughts and attitudes, a new philosophy may emerge that better suits us in our life journey.  Going back to our chain above,

  • A new perspective will lead to new thoughts.
  • These new thoughts will elicit new and different emotions.
  • Fresh emotions will change our attitude,
  • A changed attitude drives different behaviors.
  • And different behaviors will determine new and hopefully better outcomes.

Therefore,

Change your thinking, change your life!  Think and dream BIG!

May you experience an empowering  and joyful  life beginning NOW!

 

 

Thoughts for the Month:

When you fail at something, rather than viewing it as a “failure” with a negative label that you beat yourself up about, try thinking of it as “learning by doing”.  You have now experienced a way or a thought that does not serve you or get you where you want to go.  Therefore, realize that you have actually made progress and congratulate yourself!

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.

Your values will shape and drive your destiny.  Make sure your values are in alignment with your heart.

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.  Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

 

Book Corner

The Biology of Belief  by Bruce Lipton, PhD.

This book will definitely give you a new perspective on how very powerful our thoughts are in creating our health and well-being. Read this and become empowered to make changes you never thought you could!

 

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

This short book nicely lays out the power our thoughts play in shaping our world.

Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, M.D.

A neurosurgeon’s journey into the afterlife.   This is a true story and a must read for anyone who is curious about what happens to us after death. 

Ghosts Among Us by James Van Praagh

An  easy to understand and non-threatening read explaining how we transition from this world to the next, reconfirming yet again that there truly is no such thing as death, but rather our energy taking on a new form after we leave our earthly bodies.