Friday, March 30, 2012

Thoughts on Happiness from Dr. James Rouse

When you are happier, you will be healthier, and you will most likely live longer, too.  The majority of our happiness is created and sustained by our daily behaviors and habits.
What makes you happy will make you happier.  Get clear about what turns you on and light it up now and often.
The work of happy requires that you dig deep.  Happy lives when you are giving large. You will be most happy when you see life with the eyes of gratitude and passionately express your appreciation for every miracle moment unfolding in you, as you, and all around you.
And so it is!
Happy blessings,

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Lorax

      My son and I went to see the movie The Lorax this week. I used to read this Dr. Seuss classic to the boys when they were little. I loved the movie, and I highly recommend seeing it. I leave you with the theme quote from the book:
UNLESS someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...
nothing is going to get better...It's not.”

Practice kindness, see beauty, open your heart.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Being Authentic

From Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift you can present every  moment with the cumulative force of a whole lifetime's cultivation..."
I had the experience this week of taking over as yoga instructor for a teacher who is quitting to have twins soon. It could have been a highly stressful experience--new, unknown person who does things differently--yes, CHANGE!  I set the intent going into it to simply be myself, and let the experience unfold as it may, knowing that being authentic and true to myself truly is the best I can offer. 
The result...I'm happy with how it went, and I have no attachment to the ongoing result. If no one comes back next week, I'll know that someone else is better suited to lead them.  I really doubt that will happen.  I'll show up again this week and be me, and let Spirit handle the details. That's easy!
Be yourself--you ARE a gift to all of creation, or you wouldn't be here!
Love and joy!