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Society insists on logic. It insists that there must be a method to the madness and rhyme or reason to everything that exists. Society will say 'spell it out for me' or 'show me why' or ' draw me a picture'. It says that there must be a plan and a path and a statistical leaning towards one thing or the other. It says that there must be a well thought out course of action and a step-by-step procedure.
Society demands proof.
I think differently. I think there never needs to be proof when there are feelings that come through so strongly that there appears no other choice. I think that the best possible reason to do anything at all is not a reason per se; instead it is a feeling. Feelings cannot always be explained. They just are.
Of course, feelings aren't always easy to decipher. Sometimes our feelings seem to sway back and forth like a good, long slow dance. Sometimes the sway to the right seems so natural that we could stay there all day – that is until they sway to the left happens. Then, the allure makes us think that the left is the only place to be.
Why are feelings so complicated? Actually they're not. It is the logic we use to interpret them that complicates and confuses us. It is our thinking mind that gets in the way of a perfectly good feeling. If we could just get out of our heads and into our hearts, we could easily and effortlessly be guided to make right decisions, to take the appropriate course of action, and to move along the perfect path at the perfect speed at the perfect time for each of us.
You see, the mind serves to complicate even the simplest of things. It automatically goes through umpteen iterations, hypotheses and 'what ifs'. It does calculations, measurements and summations. It invents theories, stories and outcomes. In short, the mind does somersaults when it could simply take a step.
Now, surely we know that the mind is an incredible instrument that serves to protect us. But the mind is limited in that the minds' work is based on past experience – even when it is looking to the future. It creates a plan based on what it knows to be true – based on the past. It makes decisions to move ahead – based on the past. It projects a myriad of options for tomorrow – all based on yesterday.
It just doesn't add up. Even our thinking mind would agree with this if it wasn't so enamored with the 'facts' of the past.
The truth is that our true feelings, not our emotions, know nothing of past experience. True feelings, the ones that live deep within the heart, know only what is good and right and perfect for us. Individually speaking, there is really only one perfect way for you to go, there is one perfect choice and one perfect move. That's it. The heart knows what this is.
How can you get out of your head and into your heart?
It's easy. Get into a nice quiet space (even if it's only in your head). Then take three deep belly breaths. This will serve to center you. Now, drop in your question. You can say it silently or aloud. Now perhaps for the toughest part of all – wait for an answer. Allow your body to feel the feelings of choosing one thing or the other. Allow your heart to be swayed back and forth like a good long slow dance, and feel in which direction the sway feels better. Your answer is within you. It is deep in your heart; there is no other place for it to reside.
And the next time someone tells you 'You're out of your mind', thank them. Now, that's Powerful!
In times of turmoil, angst and strife we seek comfort in that which we call 'normal'. We look for signs of what we know to be true, and we look for feelings that we are familiar with. Truly when we experience an upheaval of any kind, there are moments of uncertainty. It may be a physical upheaval like the loss of income, an injury or illness or moving our home. It may be an emotional upheaval like a shift in energy, an unexpected change of heart or the loss of a relationship. No matter on what plane the angst comes through, we are immediately thrust into the unknown. Our thoughts drift to easier and less complicated times when we knew where we stood, and we long for certainty and familiarity.
Getting back to basics is a 'go to' stance that enables us as human beings an opportunity to pull ourselves together.
Getting back to basics happens when we go inside and seek solace in our intuitive 'knowing'. The outward comfort we seek is actually a representation of the comfort of our Source, our God. Getting back to basics is a natural instinct and one that we all understand.
Interesting though, sometimes when there is angst, it is not there for us to return to something known; instead it is a signal that we should move forward to something unknown and yet familiar to our intuitive guidance. It is a yearning for something new that feels like something familiar, something that feels like home even though we have never been there before.
Getting back to basics really means getting back to our roots; getting back to the roots of our being, and not necessarily the roots of our past. As you move through your changing world recognizing that which is true and right and good, you will recognize that the basics you seek are the basics of your soul. Now, that's Powerful!
Life is good and everything is pretty much "copasetic ". You're healthy and have people who love you, you have a roof over your head and food to eat. Things could definitely be worse and you really don't have much to complain about, right?
So why do you feel there is something more to be had?
It's because there IS! Life is so full of incredible adventures, peaceful bliss, joyful moments and intense exhilaration. It is filled with opportunity and more pleasures than we can even imagine. So how can you tap into this and feel the beauty of life every single day? The answer is simple. You have to want to. You have to desire the incredibleness of life so much that you will see it and experience it no matter what situation you find yourself in. You have to be the catalyst, the activist and the one who simply takes one step towards whatever it is you want. There are people around you that have some really bad stuff going on in their lives, and yet many of them appear to be happy and they are often the first to spread love and goodness to others. How do they do it? They will themselves to be happy. They recognize that they are in control – not the circumstances. You can do this too.
A good place to start is to stop complaining.
That's right; simply stop complaining. Do not speak words of complaint, don't spread negative news and don't commiserate and agree with others who do. You will find that this single shift in your language and your thinking will bring about a dramatic shift in your own psyche, in your attitude and in your heart.
You will begin to see the beauty instead of the "blah", and you will find yourself moving to the next level with ease. Now, that's Powerful!
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Are in the business of selling products or are you in the business of selling services? No matter what you are selling, the most important aspect of any selling you do has nothing to do with what you are selling. Sure the basics have to be in place – price, quality, benefits for the consumer and value – and yet, these are so much less important than the one critical factor that truly sells your products and services. What is the number one "selling point"? It's you.
How you represent the product or service is the single most important factor in creating a successful business and reputation.
Think about it: Have you ever had a bad experience at a store and vowed that you would never shop there again, even though it is convenient and the prices are good? Maybe it was poor customer service or a rude sales associate – whatever the reason, that person-to-person experience influenced you negatively and you will never go there again. Conversely, you sometimes choose to shop where the prices are higher or the store is farther away because you like how you are treated and how you feel when you're there. It's all about branding – and more specifically, it's about personal branding. If you are in a service business, it's even more crucial. So, what is your personal brand? Are you comfortable, approachable, helpful and knowledgeable? Do you handle problems with grace and ease or do you crack when things don't go perfectly? Your demeanor, your authenticity and the perception your clients and potential clients have of you will lead them to do business with you or to look elsewhere.
Review your personal brand today and be sure it is working for you. Now, that's Powerful!
The water is running from the faucet and the drain appears to be open, yet the water sits unmoving in the sink basin. What gives? Apparently there is some sort of obstruction in the pipe that is the inner workings of the sink and now, it is clogged. Stuff that you thought was moving easily through the pipes has instead been collecting and piling up until there isn't even a tiny passage for anything more to move through. This is not unlike the thoughts that move through your brain.
You have a multitude of thoughts coming and going every single day. In fact, it is estimated that you think 65,000 thoughts each day. These thoughts sometimes play over and over again in your head and sometimes they overlap and pile up on each other until your mind, like the pipe under the sink, is clogged. You have no room for a single thought more until you handle the clog. So, what to do? Use the plunger.
A plunger for your mind works just like a plunger for a sink. You have to push it up and down, and create a vacuum of sorts to move things around. Then, you have to let go of the unneeded and unnecessary stuff, the non-serving thoughts, that you've been holding onto that created the clog. When you do this movement will occur with grace and ease, and you will feel free. Most important, there will be room for new and empowering thoughts and ideas that flow right to you and through you! When you're clogged, use the plunger.
Now, that's Powerful!
For some people, procrastination is a way of life. They wait until the very last second to do pretty much everything. They're the last to arrive at a party or a meeting, and they are continually running around at the last minute trying to fit in "just one more thing" before heading out the door. If this is you, perhaps it is time to get yourself in check. It may be a simple matter of being more realistic about time in general. Often, people who procrastinate have a distorted view of just how much time is available to them. Here's a question to diagnose your procrastination issue: Are you Wishy-Washy, Lazy Daisy or Super Woman? In other words, are you putting it off because it isn't something you really want to do in the first place OR because you really think there will be enough time if you wait OR are you simply being lazy? If you decide you are being lazy, now is the time to work on your discipline and make sure you know "why" you need to get it done. If it's something you simply don't feel good about and that's why you're putting it off, then maybe you should consider whether or not you should be doing it in the first place. And if you decide that you think you are "Super Woman" and can do ten hours of activity in five hours of time, then you need to do a reality check and consider managing your time so you are not continually rushing around. Whatever your answer, you will easily get yourself back on track and on time, and best of all you'll feel better. Now, that's Powerful!