When we focus on our past experiences, we bring our minds into resonance with the things that led to those experiences.
But, if you’re resonating at B-flat, you can’t also resonate at C-sharp.
And if B-flat is where you were, and C-sharp is where you want to be, you have to keep turning that tuning peg to tighten that string.
So, four times today, I commit to tuning that one string back to C-sharp. Four times today I will stop whatever I’m thinking about, and re-tune those thoughts to my goals.
Pam says in her book that you don’t have to “believe” in these experiments . But you do have to do them. Unless you don’t want to change anything in your life. In which case, you’re good to go!
I’m going to focus on where I want to be, not where I was.
Because I have seen miracles happen in my life, and I’m ready for more.
Just a note here.
If the swan started thinking about all the bad things that could happen, would she be able to not only lay those eggs, but actually incubate them for the 32 to 37 days it takes for those chicks to develop inside the eggs?
She doesn’t worry about what might happen. She just knows she has to keep setting, turning those eggs, keeping them warm. Her mate keeps her company, defends her against all comers, and generally just hangs around.
They don’t keep talking about how that last bunch of cygnets were so ungrateful. They don’t worry about how one might be an ugly duckling. They just do the job at hand.
That’s the attitude we need!
Just do this job. Don’t keep worrying about how it might not work. Don’t fret about which eggs might hatch, and which might not. Just do this job.
And let the Universe, full of every good and beautiful thing, provide. After all, that’s its job!
Go out and enjoy this day. After all, its all we really have, right now, with everything we need.
Everything we can see is in the past. My woodstove is in the past. My kitchen, with its floor that needs cleaning, it’s in the past. My closet is in the past. My not-comfy-enough bed, its in the past.
Look around and repea three times for each object, “This is in the past.”
Then remind yourself that right now, this moment, everything you could possibly need or want is available to you. You just have to be where it’s at.
Live for this moment. All day. Every day. You’re alive, with all the possibilities that brings. Choose to be open to all the possibilities! It’s always sunrise somewhere in the world…
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Think about the last time you were overcome by sheer happiness and joy.
Remember how those”problems ” you think about continuously sort of disappeared? How that snarky voice in your head receded into the background, and you couldn’t hear it anymore?
That’s the place I want to be all the time.
But, just like a doctor who prescribes a “cure” for the symptoms of your illness, we try to fix whatever we think is “wrong”. But we’re just masking those symptoms. What we think is wrong is based on our beliefs. Those are inside, they’re the real illness.
It’s not the crappy weather or politics or work that’s got you upset. That upset is just the symptom. It’s those beliefs that you’ve built up over all these years, that things “should be” just so.
But why? Why does your work feel like a trial? Because you believe it is. Why does the weather bother you? Because you believe it should be different. Why let crazy politicians ruin your day? Because you think you should.
Search your mind today for the source of your upset. Them remind yourself that its cause is not what it appears to be.
Then replace it with that outflowing, boundless joy. And start breaking down those walls of belief. Just be. It’s there for all of us. We just have to let it in.
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Repeat after me, “My thoughts don’t mean anything.”
Think about it. That critical, mean-spirited, overbearing, self-proclaimed boss in your head is only there on your sufferance. You can fire that butthead at any time.
So, my thoughts “I really need to mop the floor.” ” I need to wash those dishes. ” “I should clean the table off, wash the car, mow the lawn…” don’t MEAN anything.
Unless I listen.
Choose not to listen to that Simon Cowell in your head. Let it go. Fire that person. You don’t need that negativity in your life, or in your head. Refuse to give your precious attention to negative thoughts.
Remember that there’s an infinity of possibilities right where you are, and be ready to embrace the positive. Live for the things that renew your faith and rejoice in everything you are and can become.
You’ll find a shift in the world as you practice this, believe me. It’s like walking a few feet in a rainstorm to find that there’s blue sky and sunshine on the other side of the street. There’s no comparable feeling in all the world. It’s sort of like being reborn, maybe, emerging from darkness into the light.
So, keep going! Ignore that nay-sayer in your head. I mean, REALLY! Who hired that guy anyway? Keep climbing up the path until you reach the sun…
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Today is about getting around that “bad guy” we’ve hired to guard our thoughts from getting out and enjoying themselves in this crazy wonderful world of ours.
I’m old enough to remember the first Star Trek series, when it first came out on TV.
I remember how my Dad scoffed at the “science” that was so integral to the stories.
My favorite example is the communicator. We still had a “party line” on our phone, and if you don’t know what that is, you’re probably too young to have ever had one. Ask your parents. Or maybe your grandparents.
Anyway, the communicator. Think of the modern folding cell phone. Fifty years before cell phones. It’s a fine picture of how something that someone imagined has come into being.
Everyone has a cellphone now, right? Back then, everyone had a phone in the house. Period.
If no one had imagined the communicator, would we all have cell phones now? If the person who dreamt of a communicator had let that “bad guy” scoff and tell them “What a bunch of crap” would we all have handheld devices to talk to each other?
I’m thinking not.
First, you gotta let your imagination out of the lockbox you’ve put it in. Fire that “bad guy”. Go have some fun, for crying out loud.
Then, admit you don’t understand the things around you.
I sure don’t understand my cat.
I definitely don’t understand my tablet, my cellphone, or really even the coffee maker. By allowing myself to not have to “understand” the things that surround me, I open the door for the inexplicable universe and send the “bad guy” down the road to torment some other soul who enjoys knowing.
What a great testament to the tenacity of these otter- and ocean-loving people! Otter on!!
A new study reveals the Aquarium’s Sea Otter Program bolsters the local otter population. Here, a surrogate-reared otter leaps into Elkhorn Slough on California’s central coast.
Ask not (only) what you can do for sea otters, but what sea otters can do for California.
That’s one of the thoughts on the minds of Aquarium scientists in the wake of a new study, which confirms the power of sea otters to restore coastal ecosystems.
Since 2002, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has reared rescued sea otter pups for release to the wild. Female otters in our exhibit serve as their “surrogate mothers,” teaching them critical life skills like how to groom themselves and forage. The hope is that when the pups are released in Elkhorn Slough, a wetland 20 miles north of the Aquarium, they’ll be able to thrive on their own.
A newly published study confirms that these surrogate-reared pups are…
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Gorgeous birds! Anybody know if their feathers were used for those amazing crazy hats a century ago? You know, that one’s that looked like they had a whole bird, plus the entire flower garden?
The Long-tailed Mockingbird (Mimus longicaudatus) is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is found in dry scrubland and woodland in western Ecuador and Peru (north of Camaná).
The bird favors open habitats with scattered low bushes and shrubs, such as forest edge and young second growth, montane scrub.
It is frequently found in gardens and parks. It often feeds on the ground, running forwards on relatively long legs.
An attractive, thrush-like bird, the long-tailed mockingbird has a long, elegant tail which it carries at a pert angle whilst on the ground. Its plumage is made up of grey, cappuccino, and dun colored feathers. The outer tail feathers are broadly tipped white. Its face has been described as harlequin patterned. The juvenile is duller, with a dark iris, and is spotted or streaked on underparts.