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Seeking out Inspiration

Wanted to share some quotes that have inspired me today. Inspiration comes not from waiting for it to show, but from seeking it out. Today I seek out inspiration and am inspired by what showed up.

A few quotes by Alphonse de Lamartine

  1. “A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.”
  2. “Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.”
  3. “Habit with it’s iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.”
  4. “Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.”
  5. “Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.”
  6. “Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.”
  7. “Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.”
  8. “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.”
  9. “The people only understand what they can feel; the only orators that can affect them are those who move them.”
  10. But my most favorite of all…

  11. “To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.”

So what I am inspired by is that I can be larger then I know myself to be. I aspire to be infinite in my desires and be closer to God in my actions. I can love for love’s sake…

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The Soul’s Purpose

I’m still thinking of SM & his passing. He passed February 8th to be exact. I was working in his group to create an event and in the process of creating the event I learned a lot from him. The event is going to start on the 26th and I wanted to back out, because SM would not be there. But you know what – it would not honor SM if I do back out. So therefore I am moving forward anyway. He would have told me to do that anyway.

There are many things that I will have as a memory of him – thanks SM for the generosity – but one thing that he always said, sticks with me the most…

“We as human beings are always given by the little voice that runs in our heads. Do you want to have an extraordinary life? Well then – thank that little voice for sharing and then get on with the task at hand – fulfilling on our soul’s purpose!”

–SM

The task at hand IS fulfilling on our soul’s purpose. We are driven to be bigger then we know ourselves to be. We are driven to wonder what else is out there.

The one thing that I allow to stop me is wondering if I can do it.

Well it’s time to stop wondering and start living larger then I know myself to be. In the memory of SM, I am getting on with my soul’s purpose. And I am taking on being bigger then I know myself to be on this event.

This I do to honor SM’s stand and the space he leaves wide open.

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A Change in Everyday Conversations

Over the last couple of months I’ve noticed a change in the typical everyday conversation friends are having with me. Friend’s attitutes have been changing, yes the economy has something to do with that, but people are talking differently.

A few years back conversations I was a part of or hear, people mostly talked about the things they have – a new IPod, Blackberry, Iphone, new car, new house, new projects, etc. Then over the last year mostly it has been negative conversations about how bad the economy is. People were fearful of losing their things and money – rightfully so! I am one of them, so don’t think I’m critisizing, just commenting on what Im seeing.

Then in the last few months I saw a big shift! I’m hearing a different type of conversation. People are sharing of how they are dealing with the economy. One friend said:

“We are not going out as much as we used to. On the weekends, the kids used to go to the movies with their friends. My husband & I used to go out to dinner or the theater. Now we are staying home and playing board games.”

Another friend shared of how life has changed for him.

“I used to go out and hang out with the guys. The kids used to do sleepovers. Now I am spending more time with the kids at home. We are actually having a sit down dinner every nights & I’m having conversatiosn with the kids.”

Sure these are all responds to the circumstances of how the economy is affecting everyone, but the underlying commitment I’m hearing is of simplicity. People are going back to the simple things in life. Another friend shared:

“We are loosing everything we’ve had. The bank wants to reposses my car and I’ve had to sell my jewelry to pay the bills. But you know what I am happier now they I used to be with all that stuff. We always worried if the stuff would be stolen, If I had the same car my neighbor had. Now all that I am concerned with is the well being of my husband & the kids.”

Wow! I’ve only been focasing on the bad side of this economic downturn, but there is always something good, or something to get out of any failure. I am getting that it is an adjustment where we can go back to what is really of value in our lives – the people around us!

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Her Bad Mother’s Basement: No Thanks For Being A Friend

Today I have been avoiding a friend of mine. He’s called several times and I just did not want to talk with him. I’ve known him for more then 3 years & today I am feeling like those years were just a waste.

I’m sitting here reading blogs and came across Her Bad Mother’s Basement post No Thanks For Being A Friend and it ran me over like a rush hour express train!

I am so pissed off because I feel used by him. He promises big things and never comes through; Always tells me how he has had a major breakthru and that “he is not the same person” anymore, but within days he is back to his old ways. One moment he is powerful & the next he just turns into a disempowering soul & I allow him to disempower me. He is very insecure & vulnerable, but comes across as strong & transformed.

I feel bad for him, since life is not working for him. Work, relationships, finances, even commitments he’s made to people are collapsing around him. People are turning their backs on him & kicking him out of their homes, groups & lives. I feel that I am enabling him and feeding his need to be heard – all from the fear that he will see me as just another person who walks away. He is needy & I’m falling into his trap of “poor me, I am being abandoned.”

In HerBadMother’s post she states “I’m mad at myself for letting you off easy” & that is exactly what I’m feeling. I’m really mad at myself, not him, for not having the courage to put stop this. But the only way I see to stop his crap is to walk away. He does not want to see how he uses people and leaves them worn out.

So all I’m doing is making him wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong! And that does not do anything for me or him. This is not empowering! So I am going to stop my rant (stepping down from soapbox now!) & actually see what is really bothering me.

What am I Doing: – complaining, being upset, making him wrong, avoiding him, feeling used, not being responsible for expressing my feelings.
What Do I Have: – wasted time, upset, a friendship that is not fulfilling, lost communication, expectations of how he should respond & do.
Who am I Being that I allow this to continue: – coward, fearful, not a true friend.

So I can definitely see that there is nothing I can do to change him. The only person I can do anything about is me. What can I put in (that is missing for me) to be OK happy & satisfied with our friendship the way it is – and the way it isn’t.

So what is missing in who I’m being is : – being empowering for myself! I am taking on being courageous, compassionate and an undaunting stand for him.

This gives me power to stand for myself and for him, but most importantly – it gives me power to not let things continue the way they are & to create something new for both of us.

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A Powerful & Fulfilling Life

Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
— J.R.R Tolkien

The other day, my sister & I had a lengthy discussion. She feels that people have done her wrong & that she is really hurt. She feels attacked. Everybody has a right to be mad at whomever they want & yes, they are entitled to those feelings. But is that really a way to live life? I want a powerful & fulfilling life but this just does not fulfill my soul. So this is what I wanted to say to her – since she asked me for advise – but she did not want to hear. So I will post my words here, so for now she can get these words thru osmosis.

We have all been victimized, & some people can be really mean and hurtful. But if you can accept the possibility that being victimized is just a perception, you naked celebrities will realize that it is not an empowering way to live. I’m not trivialize your feelings & yes bad things, such as crimes, really do happen – but you are just talking about words people use & how they affect your emotions. What they choose to say & do are – just that – done! But can you consider that how YOU chose to see that situation will ultimately determine what the situation becomes. Further consider that you can create an effect & how that situation will affect you. For example, if I say “you said some mean things & they really hurt me” then that is who I choose to be – a person who is hurt. But if I say “the words you chose were hurtful & why did you say them to me?” then I have opened up the options. I am no longer a person who is hurt but one who has hurtful things said to me. Can you now see that the only thing that just happened was that mean words spilled out of their mouth. I an NO LONGER VICTIMIZED – no longer the VICTIM! I am a powerful being because I freely choose to be so!

I want you to think differently. Think for a second that everybody’s actions can be taken as what we think them to be. Then think that if I perceive them & accept them as such – that’s what they become.

“Thoughts are like magnets drawing effects to you…”

Now think that every action has an effect & an outcome. Further think that any outcome is only your perception of what happened. Does it not become clear to see that you actually have control of what you perceive & therefore you are in a position of power whereby you can affect an outcome!? The power to realize that results & outcomes are human creations & that I can create an outcome simply by what I want them to be. The outcome will simply be create by your intentions!

Nooooo! now you’re thinking silly! The three million dollar lottery tomorrow will not necessarily be won by you – simply because you intent it so! But your close! Your feelings can no longer be affected by others – you have the power!

Your intention will be to – no longer let words create THAT effect on you!

The power of intention is an amazing tool! So intend that your word has power.

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