As a life coach, I am excited to meet people where they are mentally and emotionally. It’s a pleasure for me to tag along as people explore what they want, who they want to be, and how they want to navigate in this world. A common theme I hear in various forms is ‘people disappoint me’. Which leads the discussion toward their eventual understanding that if you are not sharing your loving self, you are sending a contrived representative hoping to get better results than you received in the past and generally with little- to -no internal satisfaction.
So, if all things of importance begin within you, as is presumed in title and a series of questions to come…I ask you this: “If you don’t experience your lovable qualities, how would you know if someone else was appreciating them?” I’m interested in what you think and feel. Please share your comments.
This is a suggested season of loving and giving. However, for some people it’s a time of stress and loneliness in the midst of crowds.
As this year approaches it’s end, my wish for you all is that you find joy in the present moments of your day. Experience joy in another’s smile. Give joy by acknowledging someone with a kind word. Be the love in the world you wish to feel! You are a present!
Today, people in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving. People around the world have learned that giving thanks throughout the everyday increases an abundant flow that is greater than money. It encourages richer relationships, increased sharing, belonging, living fully, peace of mind, wisdom and love of life!
Your real beauty and wholeness resides inside of you! If you don’t see it, you may have buried your inner specialness. I recommend that you lift up (admit) and discard (forgive) your old mistakes and hurts. Now you are free to think; what if it’s true that you are beautiful on the inside? Get comfortable with the belief; start by repeating to yourself, “I have inner beauty.”
When you recognize your inner beauty, how can you let it shine?
The other day, someone I care about did something that hurt my feelings. I felt the full impact of fear. My body was heavy, tight and tired. While sitting still with the fear, my mind opened enough for me to realize fear isn’t our natural state of being. It is natural to feel light and buoyant and curious. That shift in awareness allowed me to feel alive and love again.
The next time you feel heavy, can you shed light on what you fear?
How can you bring yourself back to your natural state of being – – alive and loving?
We want people to be compassionate with us. Here’s the radical part; we have to be compassionate with ourselves and others in order to expect it from others! Compassion is possible when we are authentic, feel worthy, and accept as humans that we are sometimes imperfect.
Are you daring enough to show yourself and others compassion?
As you incorporate who you really are in your everyday interactions, you begin to realize who you are is enough. Your authentic self always feels more alive than your pretend self. Your authentic power is born inside you! It is time to reconnect and let it out!
What three things can you do to show yourself that “you are enough”?
Every one of us has open hurts likely from an incident or two in our past. What are you pouring into those wounds? Are you pouring cement or love? Cement hardens us; but love opens us up to infinite possibilities. Choose wisely what you pour because if you do not transform your pain, you will transmit it to the people you care about…
Do you find yourself hardening your outer shell to keep others out?
Do you have any possibilities that require you to pour more love?
Align your feelings with your faith in a situation and watch the impossible become possible! Being in that kind of sync is a powerful force, and it resides within you! You do not have to look outside yourself for answers because your faith and your feelings are your responsibility.
Are your feelings and your faith in sync?
What changes can you make to align your feelings and faith?