Downward Dog??

Checking out Yoga

Hello again everyone. A few posts ago I was rambling on about countdowns. How, in my opinion, these were the most interesting types of blogs to follow. It’s almost like watching a soap opera, you just can’t wait to find out what happens tomorrow! Any who, I was dabbling with this idea after seeing a video about a man who was disabled and couldn’t walk without the help of knee braces and forearm crutches. This man was able to rehabilitate himself after starting yoga and now he can walk unassisted.

So I’ve checked out some websites, some YouTube videos and I’m gonna do a little more research but I may give this a shot. Maybe an even crazier idea might be to have a different countdown every 30 days. Maybe Yoga this month and recipes next month, I don’t know, I haven’t thought that far yet.

I am overweight, wouldn’t mind getting more flexible and would love to be able to run. This man’s video inspired me to make a change in my life and maybe by combining it with my blog I could have some kind of accountability. I’m going to take a little walk later on this evening and give this a little more thought. If I decide to go through with this hopefully I can have some followers encourage me along the way. Who knows maybe I can have a sort of virtual group of people doing the same, that way we can encourage each other? Either way this is gonna be a great exercise (no pun intended).

By the way, I’m not that great at adding links so if you want to see the video I’m referring to, go to YouTube and search for Never, ever give up. Arthur’s Inspirational Transformation! I thought, if this man can do it with difficulty walking, I should be thankful that I have full use of my legs (and entire body for that matter) get out there and do this for myself!

Can’t wait to let you guys know what I decide! Write ya soon 🙂

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At Peace

Peaceful Kind of Day

 

I woke up with a feeling of peace today. I was extremely motivated to reach my goals for today but at the same time I just had this overwhelming feeling of peace.

I don’t know what it is but I just have a feeling that something wonderful is about to happen. I love having that feeling because no matter what, even if nothing extraordinary happens, your day tends to feel like it went by smoothly with no problems. Kind of like a “cloud 9” day.

Whatever brought these feelings can stay for as long as it wants, it will be greatly appreciated. As for everyone else out there in the blogging world, I hope you have had or are having this wonderful, peaceful kind of day 🙂

An Extra One for The Night

I tried uploading a pic but my computer wasn’t cooperating.

Oh well, I’ve been working hard on keeping my mind well fed. I read, I write, I watch videos and I talk to my kids about staying motivated. I remember hearing about motivational speaker Anthony Robbins and decided to watch a few videos on YouTube. I really like his style and have significantly improved my mood by just watching a few of these.

One of the main things he says in these videos is to get specific and ask life for exactly what you want and know why you are doing it. At times I find this difficult to do because it seems a whole lot easier to generalize and say, “I just want everything to be taken care of.” I realize now why vague requests like that aren’t usually effective. It’s because everyone’s view of “taken care of” is different. What we view as problems in America may be nothing compared to people in poorer countries.

If I lose my car insurance coverage that means absolutely nothing to a poor family who is losing a loved one due to illness in a location that doesn’t have the means to obtain necessary treatment.

I often try to keep things like that in mind whenever I feel like I have problems. Sometimes it helps but sometimes it doesn’t. I usually say that no one else’s problems are more important than yours. Even if you try to direct your thoughts elsewhere, when you are going through life’s dilemmas it can be distracting enough for you to lose that compassion or to worry about others.

So as I ponder upon Tony’s question about what I want and why, they are not easy questions to answer when you really sit down and think about them. You would think that the easy answer would be to have lots of money but that’s just a superficial request. Most people don’t realize that they honestly and truly DON’T WANT MONEY! They really want the things that money can buy.

When trying to come up with my wish list of wants I also take into consideration the fact that it really doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks about my dreams. I mean, they’re my dreams, so if they’re silly to you that’s just fine and dandy. This may also be another problem for some people because there may be times that you don’t want to write something down that sounds unrealistic or too fantasy-like.

With that being said, I’m going to attempt to write some of my wants and why-I-wants here on my blog in order to help me practice not worrying about the what-other-people-think part. Maybe I can kinda condition myself to the point where I can freely write down my dreams without having any fears (if possible). I will also attempt not to put a monetary amount on my wishes because, if there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that money isn’t the only way of obtaining things.

So what I want to have is the following:

  • All of my bills to be paid on time every month (for obvious reasons)
  • Always have a fridge full of healthy food (not just whatever was affordable, which is usually very unhealthy)
  • Have a big enough house for me and my family (so we can live comfortably)
  • Have my house fully furnished (ditto)
  • Have a job that I love in which I can help others and feel fulfilled (one in which I can help others grow and I can grow as well)
  • Have enough time to enjoy activities with my children (so I don’t miss their childhood and live with regrets later like so many other struggling parents)
  • Be able to go on family trips several times a year, preferably at least once a month (to spend quality time with my family and build wonderful memories)
  • Take college courses on everything I’ve ever wanted to learn about (because I am very inquisitive and love school)
  • Be able to have our closets full of clothes, shoes and always have enough socks and underwear (so that there are never any toes coming out of socks or shoes again)
  • Be able to get haircuts every month (for once just be able to do this as often as I’d like and not once every 6 months – the boys really hate this)
  • Be able to have someone come and help clean the house (to free up my time for my family)
  • Never miss a school game or ceremony (to show my support)
  • Be able to help keep a smile on my mother’s face (I miss her so much)
  • Be able to make my father proud (I wish we had a better relationship)
  • To be a better friend (I’ve had some excellent friends in my life)
  • Be able to clear up my mind and my schedule enough to give back to others (I want to be an inspiration)

Well I’m sure the list can go on and on if I let it but I’m going to try to focus on these things with all of my mind, body and spirit because I have faith that all of my dreams will come true. Through the tears, sorrow, agony, pain, frustration, ups and downs, I KNOW that they will come true because I am DEMANDING it from life and life must answer.

The ball is in your court now life…..please respond.

Rambling Mode

I am a writer; not rich, not famous, not yet known, not well polished, but nonetheless, a writer. I have recently been feverishly reading post after, article after, book after, story about writers and writing. I’ve researched and studied upon their difficulties and successes, their ups and downs and their beginnings.

This is the part that is most difficult for me: beginnings. Well, maybe not entirely. Let me reveal my current situation to you all. I have several stories in my head and I’ve even jotted some parts of these stories down, either in a notebook or saved them on my computer. The problem isn’t really content is it’s the “what’s next part.” I mean if I let my fingers roam free across the keyboard or give them a pencil and paper, there’s no telling how much will be regurgitated on the pages/screen. However, I guess I’m having difficulty with….structuring? I don’t know if that’s the proper terminology but basically I’m having trouble putting my stories together.

I have a couple of theories on why this is, but not entirely sure if any of these are the real dilemma. Could it be that I don’t allow for enough quiet moments in my life to allow for the creative juices to flow? Could it be that I wasn’t meant to be a writer despite the urge I have to write at times that is so strong it makes my eyes pop open around 6am or keeps my eyes open well into the night with thoughts, themes and plots? Or could it just be that I’m over analyzing it all and I should just start writing?!!? I don’t know but I’ve always believed that we all have the answers to our questions already engrained in us. Most of us are just too busy or too doubtful of those answers and swear that we have to hear it from somewhere/someone else.

With that out-of-the-way, I’m going to go listen to myself and just start writing and worry about the pitfalls later. Thanks again for reading and by the way, although I already have the answer, I wouldn’t mind any suggestions anyone out in the writing world may have. 🙂

Reset on Life

Good morning! I feel as if my life’s reset button has been pushed. I feel fully rejuvenated and refreshed today. I feel like I can conquer the world and all of my dreams have come true. It feels like if someone were to look upon my face today, I would look absolutely radiant and glowing.

Not sure what happened and I can’t really explain it but I just have a great feeling about today and know that great things are coming.

After my melt down over the pancakes yesterday, I felt like I needed some inspiration, something to bring back my natural umph. So I went to the library and started searching for a book/dvd that impacted me significantly a few years ago. That book/dvd is called The Secret. I am a firm believer in the law of attraction so I knew that getting some more of those positive images and thoughts in my mind would change my situation.

I didn’t find it at the library but with all of my intention and focus I said to myself, “It’s not here but I will find it or it will find me.” I knew, that I knew, that I knew it was coming to me. I just sent out that intention and went on about my day. So not much happened for the rest of the day. I went to class last night and my mood started to improve as is the usual case whenever I’m in school (I often say that I’m addicted to academia) and when I got home I had dinner, taught the kids some of the new signs I had learned, etc, etc.

Later on in the evening I noticed my kids were watching a movie on Netflix and it was just coming to an end so they asked me if we could watch a movie together. They gave me control over it so that I could choose for us. After flicking for what seemed like an eternity, guess what movie happened to be available to watch instantly? You got it! The Secret. I screamed out so loud and so fast that my kids looked at me like I was purple with ten heads as my dear friend Christine would have put it.

They didn’t want to see it with me but at that point I didn’t care because I felt like my mission was accomplished. I had attracted this movie to me!

Just to give you a little background, periodically I test myself on the power of my mind by strongly intending something and it always works. Somehow though I allow myself to get so caught up in my surroundings that I forget about that power. Today I will be focusing strongly on remaining positive and sending my intentions out for the life that I am choosing. I will go about my day knowing that it will all come to me and will work on helping anyone who needs an encouragement boost today.

I love how powerful my mind is and how I’ve come back to this point in time and reminded myself about this power. I’m here also to remind you of the power that you have. You are all-powerful beings. Use that power to shape your life however you want it to be. This is not a joke, a myth or just crazy talk. This is REAL. You don’t have to take my word for it, just try it! You won’t lose anything by putting all of your efforts into thinking positive. Try it for at least today and see what happens!

Many blessings to you all today!

Inspirational Session

I’ve just felt the urge to write, so when this happens, I don’t fight it I just write. Lately, I’ve been feeling so inspired and so motivated despite my current situation. Many people around me only see the single mom with no job and possibly no future but what they don’t see is my unwavering faith in myself.

Since quitting my job I’ve done several things that I’m quite proud of:

  • Became an AVON representative in an attempt to generate some income
  • Spent quality time with my kids and got more involved in things that we all can enjoy as a family
  • Focused on school and ensured that I got the best grades possible without forgetting to enjoy myself in the process
  • Started a blog in which I can pour out my thoughts whenever they’re crowding my mind
  • Started working on cultivating positive thoughts because I truly believe that thoughts are things and what you focus on will be what manifests itself in your life (thoughts are extremely powerful)

I’m probably missing a few things but those were a few that came to mind. Every time I want to be fearful about my future, something deep inside me tells me that everything’s going to be alright and maybe, after going through many difficulties, I have in a way inoculated myself against worrying. I confuse myself at times because it almost feels wrong. I use analogies to describes lots of things so it kinda feels like I’m at a funeral and I’m the only one rejoicing in the fact that someone has moved on to something better while everyone else is having the typical mournful responses. Am I making any sense to anyone?

If not, I understand. I’m not usually up this late so this could just be my last-minute-right-before-I-hit-the-hay ramblings that I’m subjecting you to. Oh well, it’s all out now, so maybe I can go to sleep now without having all of these thoughts floating around in my head. Thanks for listening (or reading I guess).

Don’t ever forget how precious and powerful you are. Love yourselves dearly.