Fix You First

When we take time to replenish our spirit and energy, it allows us to serve others from the overflow. We cannot serve from an empty vessel.  Eleanor Brownn


I was watching Jane Goodall being interviewed last night and they were discussing the chaos and unease in the world at present. They asked her opinion. 

“When we look at all the problems and pain in the world, it can feel overwhelming and can seem too difficult to change or believe we can make a difference; but when we start small, begin by looking at our own life, our own concerns first, we can begin to balance our part of the whole and this not only empowers us, but more importantly, has a ripple effect far greater than we will ever know.”

Each of us can achieve this balance within. Instead of feeling burdened by the world, feel empowered, by learning to fill ourselves up first. This way there is always an overflow of love, healing and energy to share with others. 


    

 

Timing

Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.

There is a story of a man who bought his dream home with a 360 degree view of the vast ocean, but a day after he moved, a deep fog set in. Frustrated with the situation and the inability to see, he decided to move back to his old apartment and wait for it to lift.

The day he left the house, the fog lifted and when he finally decided to move back to the house, the fog set in again.

Having spent the last month or so trying to find the perfect home, it felt like the fog came in. At times I couldn’t see anything in front of me or behind me and I knew, all I could do was trust that in time it would lift.

When the fog sets in through life, we can lose sight of our dreams and our hopes. During those times we can try and take control and run from the discomfort of not knowing.

In the fog we can believe that all is lost and that the path ahead will always look like this.

Sitting in acceptance and surrender during this uncertainty, rather than trying to control and resist this path, is how we move through the fog.

I waited and learned to trust each day that my home would arrive in the perfect time. I trusted that what I was seeking, was seeking me, and in that daily surrender, the fog lifted and I found it.

We now have a beautiful new home. It’s perfect and of course; arrived in the perfect time!!

How many times have I had to learn this lesson!!?? About a million… 😂

Don’t sweat the small stuff

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“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”  Benjamin Franklin

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Our Choice

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The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us, while we live. – Norman Cousins

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The Law of Ayni

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”There is no ‘I’, no ‘you’, it is only Infinite Presence, Awareness.”

 

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Take the Risk

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No bird can fly without opening its wings, and no one can love without exposing their heart.  –  Mark Nepo – The book of Awakening

 

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Growing from our wounds

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The cut worm forgives the plow – William Blake

 

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Who is your tribe?

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Be around the light bringers, the magic makers, the world shifters, the game shakers.  They challenge you, break you open, uplift you and expand you.  They don’t let you play small with your life.  These heartbeats are your people.  These people are your tribe.  –  Danna Faulds

 

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Start with yourself

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A moment of self compassion, can change our entire day.  A string of such moments, can change the course of your life.  C K Germer

 

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The Mirror of Life

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“It is when you lose sight of yourself, that you lose your way. To keep your truth in sight you must keep yourself in sight and the world will reflect your image within; the world should be a mirror that you reflect upon.”  – C Joybell

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