The Root And Meaning Of The Spoken Word……..

The Root And Meaning Of The Spoken Word……..

The Root And Meaning Of The Spoken Word…….. When w speak, sometimes what we are saying has nothing to do with whats coming out of our mouths. Sometimes we simply just talk in circles on a tangent to relay a message to others about who we are, our opinions on subjects, our pain and suffering, our mounting frustration needing agreement in some way. The Root And Meaning Of The Spoken Word…….. is about using your awareness to stop this cycle…….to just say your truth and not waste time and energy trying to prove to others that your way of thinking is the right way. I know a woman who constantly does this, she will call and go on and on about how her young kids needed her for this or that, and how she saved the day and ran back to the school to get the homework they forgot, or how she feeds them only organic food and blah blah blah……….she does this often and I can’t help but think if she’s got something to prove, like why not just cut to the chase and call and say….”Do you know what a great Mom I am?” No disrespect, I think she’s a great Mom. But what if people could just cut to the chase and say it? Does the ego-mind take over and we stop being truthful even to ourselves? This sort of behavior usually is accompanied with a whole lot of passive aggressive activity as you are witnessing someone who is using words to manipulate our feelings. If you really listen to people you can see that the root...
Life Presents Itself Perfectly In Every Moment

Life Presents Itself Perfectly In Every Moment

Life Presents Itself Perfectly In Every Moment Being present means connecting to the most simplest of life’s little details. A moment that would otherwise flutter by unnoticed and meaningless resonates to your core that your life is precious, your every breath a blessing…….Life Presents Itself Perfectly In Every Moment………..Life is simple and sweet……a soft breeze, a hummingbirds buzz, the sun on your cheek. From the first sip of coffee in the morning, to the feel of the cool smooth sheets when you climb into bed at night, life is perfect, unfolding for you in every moment, allowing you to have the experience you need, the good with the bad, the simple and the dramatic……all adding up to the sum of your life. Slow down and let the process play out. Resistance only causes pain and anxiety…. Challenges present themselves all the time, in fact, it seems if you handle one thing something else will show up. The truth is that you are handling your life and have done so thus far….. But the point is, is that you can’t only be present for the drama, be present for the small things….the seemingly insignificant things that actually add up to an even greater part of the big picture. Finding balance in your life starts when you begin making time to smell the flowers…. making the time to connect to the mindless egoless meditative state. Recognize the blessings that are sent your way, and as life gets hard to handle, honor each moment anyway. In each new moment let go of the past, quit worrying about the future and dwell in...
The World Is Abundant And Beautiful……….

The World Is Abundant And Beautiful……….

The World Is Abundant And Beautiful………. As an artist I notice The World Is Abundant And Beautiful………. Every where I look I see a possible painting, an opportunity to put onto a canvas my interpretation of what God’s already created. A re-creation of trees with majestic mountains, lakes with boats, children chasing ducks, a woman sitting on a bench with a floppy hat…..all have filled up my I phone with thousands of photos, tons of options to choose from. I think because I paint I notice how blue the skies are against the billowing white clouds….. and how the clouds have a purplish hue underneath. Im drawn to nature in a way that both fascinates and frustrates me as I want to paint it all and can never find the time to fit it all in. “I wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”  ~William Wordsworth This time of year is magnificently beautiful. The wild flowers are everywhere and the mountains that will soon be brown and dry for summer are blanketed in layers of green. It’s time to take advantage of God’s beauty and spend as much time as possible outside… “Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see” ~Henri Rousseau   This morning at the lake…. and yes I will paint this… also want to paint the above photo that my sister took of me enjoying the scenery.   My friend and painter Jeremy...
Are You A Prisoner To Your Own Mental Minutia?…

Are You A Prisoner To Your Own Mental Minutia?…

Are You A Prisoner To Your Own Mental Minutia?… The thought process we create in our heads, brings out the reality in our lives. Are You A Prisoner To Your Own Mental Minutia?… Have you created a lifestyle that has you emotionally bound in relationships? It creeps up on us…..we cater to others, we people please and put everyone else first. And then…..we realize we are stuck….painted into a corner of our own demise. Sometimes it can feel hopeless and you feel like no matter what happens you can’t untangle the web you slowly wove, how do you suddenly start to draw the line in the sand? How do you out of thin air make demands from relationships that no longer serve anybody involved? How do you hit that stop button to pause and restart to a higher plateau? It has to start with rethinking how you think. Not believing everything you think, and getting to know and trust yourself. Often we develop feelings of guilt about putting ourselves first, but theres no shame in it, in fact its imperative to our mental health. Let go the notion that your happiness is second to others, and by putting others first, is what makes us a good parent, sister daughter friend etc. Setting boundaries is of mega importance to achieve healthy, happy relationships. Wherever you feel stuck in your life, the culprit will always be yourself. Your self limiting thoughts are creating your prison and your belief in those thoughts is the warden keeping you there.   Gretta   “People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If...
The Perils And Predicaments Of People Pleasing

The Perils And Predicaments Of People Pleasing

The Perils And Predicaments Of People Pleasing   We are all different, we are all not perfect, but, we who suffer from the people pleasing game are really suffering. The Perils And Predicaments Of People Pleasing will make your life very non-fulfilled, lifeless, off balance and unproductive. Stop waiting for everyone in your life to be happy before you yourself can be happy. Don’t try to do all you can for your grown children, friends and parents then go to bed exhausted thinking one day I’ll do what makes me happy……… That day will never come, you are caught up in the life you created where your relationships have been out of exchange. And although you designed this, you can’t figure out how to stop it. The train just keeps going and going, until you decide that this behavior is serving nobody. The truth is you must let things get uncomfortable to make the change. You have to push through the awkwardness to a higher ground that will be the new standard for all of these relationships. In time, putting your needs first will become second nature. You will stop seeking approval and attention from everyone else and only seek it from yourself. We all want to be liked, we all want to not be criticized, but at what cost? When pleasing and accommodating the needs and wants of others all day long becomes your pattern, you have sacrificed your own happiness. Define your limits…….draw the lines in the sand……..finally create those boundaries that will change your reality. Stop seeking the approval of others and only worry about how...
Finally Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone…..

Finally Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone…..

Finally Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone….. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” ~Neale Donald Walsch Being comfortable is a positive feeling, a place we strive for on a daily basis. Being comfortable is also negative, making us feel “stuck” in the comfort we created. Finally Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone….. and stepping up and out of your bubble of safety terrifies most of us. When we advance in any way, we tend to recognize the achievement and immediately start to worry about how to keep it. We hold on white knuckled to the success and don’t want to rock the boat to further advancement. Complacency becomes the comfort zone and we tend to look no further. Pushing through, so to speak, to higher levels in all areas of your life requires some work, time and good positive energy. Your life’s work is not about being comfortable…..and that doesn’t mean your constantly working, but that your using your talents and time in the best way. If your not comfortable trying new things, meeting new people, taking risks, dreaming big, imagining the greatest outcomes, expanding your mind, getting rid of self limiting thoughts, than I suggest you get uncomfortable. Successful people think nothing about being uncomfortable, feeling awkward is second nature to people who have the end result of what they want in constant focus. We are comfortable in our relationships even when they are in need of some changes. At our jobs when we can be working smarter and we are usually not very satisfied with the type of work we do. It starts with...