“Just do your best to keep yourself in balance. One of the first things that cause energy misalignment, is asking or demanding too much of yourself in terms of time and effort. In other words, you just cannot burn the candle at both ends, so that you are physically tired, and then expect yourself to have a cheerful attitude. So, the rule of thumb has to be: “I’m going to be very, very, very happy, and then do everything I have time to do after that.”— Abraham
So, the question becomes what are you doing to make yourself “very, very, very happy”? Or I should re-phrase that – you don’t have to “do” anything – you need to think it, feel it, allow it, and then it will be.
So are you putting your happiness first? Part of living a life of simplicity and ease is giving yourself permission to be first in your life. Checking in with your priorities, saying no, finding a balance between giving to others and giving to yourself.
One way to do this is to be aware of the present moment.
Look around you, see the room you are sitting in, look out the window and see what’s going on in the world around you. Take three deep breaths and just be aware.
Be thankful, be happy, and be grateful for all that you have right now. Say a soft “thank you” for all the blessings of your day. Now feel it. Sit in that state of gratitude for just a moment longer…..Don’t you feel softer, calmer, happier?
Now allow it – say to yourself, “Yes! Life is good in so many ways…” and allow it to be so.
As Abraham says, “be very, very, very happy and then do everything you have time to do after that”. So now think about what you want to get accomplished in the next hour. Doesn’t it feel easier and lighter and don’t you feel more energized and more willing to get to it?
I think it makes a good mantra: Be happy first; the rest will fall into place. We choose our own reality every minute of every day, and I choose happiness. What about you?
The final days of summer are upon us. Soon we will be ruled by after-school activities, end-of-calendar-year job deadlines, and that precariously poised thing called “work-life balance”. This summer we’ve asked ourselves the question: “How do we live this summertime easy breezy lifestyle all year long?” Simplicity in all things has been the theme of the past few months. Ridding our mind body and spirit of clutter so that we can hear, and act upon, our soul’s yearnings. Before we leave our summer of simplicity, let’s figure out how to take this feeling-state of ease, play and no effort with us.
What will we do differently? How will we behave differently? What will keep us from falling back into our past state of rushing frantically from one activity to another? Take the time now to answer these questions. Be consciously aware of how you choose to live your life – today and in the coming months. Have we listened to our soul’s yearning? And if we have, what will we take with us as we leave the carefree world of sandals, tee shirts and lemonade? Subscribe – Stay in Touch