“We must each lead a way of life with self-awareness
and compassion, to do as much as we can. Then,
whatever happens we will have no regrets.” —His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Like sands that move in the hour glass, so is our life constantly moving, from our past and into our future. The narrow channel path in the middle of the hourglass, is our moment to act in the present. To be within ourselves – self aware. To speak our truths – to feel and live in the present. That moment – is all we really have; living fully present, acting fully present. Consiously making choices that benefit the greater good. Living in the moment with love and compassion, first toward ourselves, and then in every action of that moment; with a task, or contact with another person – Love, Love, Love – I guarantee you will have no regrets.
Just a thought…
I went to my High School Reunion last weekend, and thoughts about life choices, kept bouncing around my head. Thinking about decisions, looking back, on what we should or shouldn’t have done, over the years, on the road that we’ve traveled. It’s easy to see the main road map of how people got to where they are. And, I’m sure most of us had some sort of route in mind when we graduated, but I wondered if any of us really thought that we would be where we’re at. In hindsight, it seems that life might have been easier if we planned it in reverse. Because its easy to see and understand what we should have done after. So what If we planned our lives the same way, looking back, but starting in the future. The main roads always look clear heading toward our destination. The detours and side roads that we may have to take, is just life, and can lead us on some exciting adventures, but if we know where we want to end up, eventually we will get there.
At your 50th High School reunion, when you look back at your life, what do you want it to look like.
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I ended my blog the other day with my usual tag of Love, Goldi – Searching for the perfect life in a perfect world…but then I added something that has been on my mind for a while. “Remember that to make a difference in the world we need to begin with ourselves. The choices that we make influences everyone around us, and to change any part, changes the whole.” Whatever we do, say, or feel has a rippling effect…if someone walks into the room with a really positive happy outlook, and is boiling over with enthusiasm. You feel it! It makes you start feeling more optimistic, and then it makes who you are around feel a little better, and so on, and so on. Think about it…if everyone just genuinely smiled, even if the thoughts and feelings of gratitude came from the place of Thank God that I have the ability to smile, the world would be a better place. The same weight is placed on our actions and the choice we make. Have you ever noticed if one person moves into a neighborhood and straightens the house and yard up, that it makes everyone else want to do the same. It makes everyone want to be better. So I think our job is the same whether we choose to be Doctors, Housewives, or Automotive Mechanics, we are to be happy with what we choose to do, and we are to do it the best that we can. If we are not, then we need to find what brings us joy. Do not compare yourself with others, just do what feels right for you. Take care of yourself physically and mentally, so that others feel the joy. Choose what is best for you, and you will help make the world a better place!
Just a thought!
Searching for a perfect life in a perfect world…smile!