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You Get Back What You Give

In human affairs there are efforts and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result. – James Allen

This is a very long and convoluted way of saying, you get out of it what you put into it.  It’s a pretty basic life lesson, but it’s one so many seem to be missing.  I see it every day in school; kids think they deserve everything, and they don’t think they need to put forth any effort to get it.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard kids say “Oh Mr. So and So gave me a D.”  No, the teacher did not GIVE you a D, you earned it.  This doesn’t just happen in school, it happens in life too.  So many people think they deserve something for nothing, and a lot of times, they get something for nothing.   There are plenty of people who receive public assistance who need it, and then there are those who use their career.  I can’t tell you the number of students I’ve urged to work hard in school so they can go to college or trade school and get a good job, only to be told that it’s no big deal, they’re going to collect welfare or SSI.  It breaks my heart because to me, there is nothing more satisfying than putting forth your best effort and seeing the end result.  Take pride in yourself, and in your work and put forth the effort and what you get back will amaze you.

The Sound of Silence

If you do not understand my silence you will not understand my words. – Anonymous.

I had a friend when I was younger.  She and I just got each other.  Our conversations consisted of looks, and half finished sentences that left those around us confused.  Many of us have that kind of friend.  You don’t have to talk all the time, you don’t have to be doing anything, you can just be.  It would be nice if everybody could be that way.  If they knew how we felt even when we didn’t tell them.  The thing is, there is no secret skill to this.  Pay attention to the people in your life.  Focus on them, really pay attention.  You should have a fairly decent idea of how they’re feeling without them telling you – and they should be doing the same.  We really need to take some time to focus on the people around us, and make that connection, because if you don’t, you’re never really going to understand them.

Giving Thanks

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “Thank You,” that would suffice. – Meister Eckhart


The initial reaction of so many people when they read this, is “I don’t have any reason to be thankful.”  Here’s the thing, you do have so many things to be grateful for.  The fact that your alive is a huge one.  You’re reading this?  Great, that means you can read, and that is something to be grateful for.  Now on the surface you might think those are pretty stupid things to be grateful for.  First, they’re not stupid, but second, once you start thinking about things to be grateful for, you start finding more and more.  Gratitude is one of the most powerful tools we have in our arsenal of positive thinking.  When you are thankful, or grateful, you are happier.  It makes you healthier (and yes, there are actual studies about this).  It makes you more personable,  it boosts your self-esteem and it just makes you feel better about yourself and the world around you.  Seriously, the list of benefits from being grateful or thankful goes on and on.  It’s such a little thing….giving thanks for what you have, but the benefits are immeasurable.  So start expressing your thanks for who you are and what you have, and reap the benefits of a life filled with gratitude and thanks.

Relax and Trust the Universal Intelligence

Relax and Trust the Universal Intelligence
Written by Jafree Ozwald

“For peace of mind, we need to resign as
general manager of the universe.” ~Larry Eisenberg

I invite you to explore the feeling that you are always at the right place, at the right time and you’re being taken care of, provided for by a highly intelligent loving source in each new moment.  Just for this moment, allow everything in your life to be exactly the way it is. Yes, you can take a vacation from the world of worry and relax into your innermost paradise. You deserve a break from this very busy mind.  Take a deep breath right now and let yourself relax.  The more you can relax into your body, the easier it is to discover this intelligent Universal energy.

Conscious relaxation is truly amazing in that it allows your brain cells to open up and receive full access to the divine Universal Intelligence.  This is where your greatest power and creativity is found.  Obviously there’s no efforting involved in relaxation, it’s simply a continuous release of the mind and free falling into a harmonious connection with this moment.  When you consciously let go of the tension you’re holding onto in your body, you instantly increase your ability to retrieve the lost information you need to manifest the money, relationships, situations and insights to create the live of your dreams!

Every experience of tension can be used as fuel for the fire of your spiritual evolution and enlightenment. Every judgment, feeling of frustration, sadness, emotional resistance, or psychic defense acts like a springboard (once released) that catapults you into a lighter dimension of consciousness. That’s the only reason why it shows up in your life. It’s not to make your life more difficult, its there to create the illusion of difficulty so that you focus on something higher. The magical moment when your tension is transcended you discover this mystical symphony of light that is exists everywhere.

“The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words
return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.” ~Florence Scovel Shinn

When you’re relaxing and trusting that each experience is the right experience you can listen soooo closely to what the Universe is communicating to you. The Divine Intelligent Universe is already listening to your every thought, need and desire. It knows you better than you know you. Yet, you may not be listening to it. You may be tuned into a repetitious pattern of thoughts, beliefs and stories in your head from past conditioning. When you live just ONE entire day from this relaxed place, you’ll FEEL this connection and hear the intimate personal messages its communicating to you the deepest levels of your being.

You may think that the Universe isn’t conscious, intelligent or tuned into you because it does not always give you what you think you need when you think you need it. This is because it truly knows what you really need more than the ever-so-hungry demanding ego. When you release trying to be in total control of ourselves, others and this world, relaxation occurs! This is the only time you can truly hear the Universal guidance that is pointing you towards your highest life mission and destination. It’s like when your hand is soft and open it can receive gifts much better than when it’s a closed fist. So give yourself the gift of life and let yourself trust in relaxation! When you trust in living in an open relaxed body it will soon become an extraordinary experience that transforms the rest of your life. lets practice!  Imagine that you are laying into the warm welcoming arms of the greatest lover of your dreams. Let go of how you think this should look like, just FEEL yourself let go and relax into this soft warm embrace. You can let go and completely trust this love. There is a divine protection and deep intimate care for you here. Welcome these feelings as deeply as you can. This is easy to do because it FEELS sooo good! Now imagine that this love is the divine intelligent Universe that is all around you. It feels sooo good to let go and surrender back into the womb of creation from which you came.  This is where you will return to in the end, back to the source of what you are.
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Listen to your heart. It knows all things. – Paulo Coelho

Sorry  this is so late, I was supposed to do it Friday, but life got ahead of me.  Hey, it happens to the best of us.  So here we go, better late than never.  What does it mean to listen to your heart?  For me, I’m equating your heart to your conscience, intuition, or that little voice inside of you that knows things.  It’s usually right – annoyingly right when you’ve chosen not to listen to it.  But take a second and think about that voice, and the times you’ve listened to it, and worse, the times you didn’t.  How did things work out for you?  Probably not too great.  So when you’re faced with a decision, big or small, and you’re weighing your options take a second to check in with that inner voice and see what it has to say.

Great Achievement

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. – Napoleon Hill

I really had to think about this quote today – which is why this blog post is so late.  I don’t really think that I’ve achieved anything great.  So if I follow that thought process, that must mean I’m not willing to sacrifice, and I am selfish.  That saddened me, because I don’t like thinking that I’m a selfish person.  Then, I did some more thinking, and I realized that I was equating great achievement with money and fame.  I’m a teacher, I’m NEVER going to make oodles of money, and while I may be a bit selfish (especially when it comes to chocolate), I am not super selfish, and to some extent, I’ve made sacrifices.  Then I really started thinking about achievement – and what that means.  That’s when it dawned on me, as a teacher, and a parent, I’ve achieved some really amazing things.  I am influencing the next generation, and they are capable of accomplishing great things.  I’ve influenced musicians, and actors, scientists, business people and educators.  I may not have achieved “greatness,” but the life of someone I touched most certainly will, and that is pretty cool.

It’s a New Day

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt

We all know that every day is a new day.  The sun sets, the sun rises – boom, new day.  What is cool about the new day is with it, comes all sorts of new things, and more importantly, an end to the old (and bad) things.  I’m certainly not saying that when you wake up, every horrible thing that has happened disappears from your existence, but the new day gives us a tremendous gift called clarity.  It gives us perspective and allows us to look at things from a distance, even if that distance is 24 hours.  It gives us the chance to form new thoughts, and summon from deep within us, the strength to deal with whatever life may throw at us.  It also gives us an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the good things that have happened.  Give each new day the celebration it deserves and enjoy the gifts that it provides to us.

No I in Team

Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. – Mattie Stepanek

We’ve all heard the saying “There’s no I in team,” and trite as it is, it’s very true.  There are times when it’s beneficial to work on your own.  There are times when it’s necessary!  Many great things have been accomplished by people who are working on their own.  However when we work together, that is when the magic can happen.  The idea may come from one, but when the many work together, great things can happen.  Robert Goddard dreamed about space flight, and in fact was credited with creating and building the first liquid fueled rocket.  That was an awesome accomplishment, but it took many people working together, and even competing against one another to get a person into space, and a person on the moon. So yes, work alone if you must and be a team of one, but don’t shut out others who can work with you and help you achieve great things.

The Perfect Gift

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.- Richard Bach

I loved sharing this quote in school today – mostly because it baffled my students.  Most teens are pretty concrete and they see a gift as just that; a gift.  Something that is wrapped up in shiny paper and topped with a pretty bow.  They rip off that bow, tear off the pretty paper, and set out to enjoy the nice little trinket inside.  That’s a gift from the teen, or child perspective.  But think about it from the giver’s perspective.  You shop, and you agonize over the perfect gift.  You think about your friend, their likes and dislikes and then you think some more.  Finally, success!  You’ve found the perfect gift.  Then you search out the perfect card, and you wrap it up perfectly.  Why?  Because when you give someone a gift, you’re giving them more than just the stuff inside the package.  You’re giving them a piece of you, and you’re giving them the biggest gift of all.  You’re giving them happiness.  That’s the real gift to them, and the real gift to you is the giving of the piece of you to your friend.

Happiness and Harmony

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi


So often we think if I have this, I’ll be happy, or when I do that, I’ll be happy.  I’m guilty of it too.  We often tie our happiness to things.  But happiness should be internal.  Gandhi really had this one right.   When your thoughts and your actions are in harmony, that is when you are happy.  Think about it you may have lots have happy thoughts, but if you’re working at a job you hate, true happiness will evade you.  To experience true happiness you have to get all of your proverbial ducks in a row.  Marshall your thoughts, talk the talk and walk the walk.  I know it sounds like a bunch of empty platitudes, but think about those times when you have been truly happy….I mean happy to the very core of your being.  I can just about guarantee that you had all those things in sync.  So toss out the negative thoughts, lose the hateful talk and do what you love – and find your happiness.

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