Intention: Joy

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within. -Ekhart Tolle Joy is not just a word used during the holiday season.  Joy is a something we all need in our lives 365 days a year.  The word joy comes from the Latin word gaudere which means “rejoice” — which means to show great delight. Today’s intention, joy, is to find the happiness and good in what you have to be thankful for in your life right now.  It’s about finding your true happiness.   You may be thinking if being happy is so easy, why are so many people so miserable?  The reason so many people are unhappy is because they are always searching outside of themselves for what brings them happiness. If you regularly require other people’s approval, you’ll never find happiness in loving yourself. If you typically expect things to bring you happiness instead of finding pleasure […]

Intention: Gratitude

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have you will never, ever have enough. -Oprah Winfrey Oprah is such a wise lady.  I’m not saying this because, well, she’s Oprah, but because if anybody on this planet can attest to what possessions can and can’t bring you, it’s Ms. Winfrey. I used to be envious of people who had more material possessions than I do.   Seriously, so guilty.  I’ve come to realize that the only way to be truly happy with life (regardless of my circumstances) is to appreciate all that I do have.  We could always “have more” or “have better” in our minds, but that’s the only place where this train of thought runs true. Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.   Every day that we wake […]

Daily Intention: Clarity

We do not see things are they are.  We see things as we are. -Anais Nin Have you ever been in a mental fog?  I’m sure you have.  I know that I have been so many more times than I can count.  The problem with experiencing mental fog and tunnel vision is that we tend to lack the perspective we need to broaden our thought horizons.  In other words, we only digest one version of everything we experience. For instance, I used to suffer from repeating the same mistakes in every relationship I had.  It was quite foolish looking back now because the scenario never worked out the way I thought I wanted it to, and that was because I kept doing the same things and expecting different results.   I believe they call this the “definition of insanity.”    I wouldn’t go that far, but I will say that […]

Daily Intention: Health

Happy Monday and start and day 8 of my February Daily Intention Workout Challenge!  I hope your first week of February was a great one.  We’re into week six of 2016, and I know I keep saying it, but wow — time is ‘a flyin’! It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mahatma Gandhi Ahh, Gandhi.  You cannot argue with the wisest of souls.  Let’s face it, many of us put our health below the number one spot on our “list of priorities”.  It’s crazy, right?  Without our health, it doesn’t matter what else we have. Health should always be our priority.  I’ve been there (and I still struggle) when we don’t make it our priority, the universe finds a way of making it so.  Don’t believe me?  What happens when you don’t sleep enough?  Your body will not go on without necessary […]

Daily Intention: Be

Happy Sunday Funday!  Have you ever seen a poster or t-shirt that says, “Just be.”?  What does it mean to “just be”?  Apparently by existing, we’re being, right? To “just be” is to participate in the creation of your life as it’s happening by breathing, focusing, and loving. When we let ourselves exercise patience, we have a greater chance to allow the Universe to unfold in our favor. I like to make the analogy of watching a pot with water and waiting for it to boil.  You can’t do anything other than be patient and allow the energy to manifest and the water to heat.  Life is the much same.  We can make choices and take actions to create opportunities and circumstance, but we have no control over the outcome.  If we let things be, they will be ready for us when the universe feels we’re ready. Intention:  Be.   […]