Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's about time!

A quote from Gay Hendricks (from his book, The Big Leap):  You'll never have enough money to buy all the stuff you don't really need, and you'll never have enough time to do all the things you really don't want to do.
I want to focus on the second half of this quote.  Time is something we create--it is not outside of us and we are not victims of time.  Think a while on that statement by Hendricks about time.  It causes us to truly evaluate what we want to do with the time we create, and to take responsibility for saying "no" to those things that we really don't care to do.  Just like anything we create, time is valuable, and it supports our happiness (and the well-being of the world) when we are doing those things we truly want to be doing.
Here's a different option relative to time:  Instead of saying, "I don't have time for that" (whatever "that" is), say "That's not how I care to spend my time right now" or "I prefer to complete this task before I do that." This makes your use of time come from a personal choice standpoint rather than from a victim standpoint.  This is much more empowering behavior.
I feel passionate about sharing these ideas, so this took almost no time to write!

Friday, April 13, 2012

You are a Genius!

Yes, you! You are a genius! "Genius" means that we are expressing our uniqueness--talents, quirks, ways of being that distinguish us from everyone else.  Wouldn't the world be dreadful if we all were the same in every way?!?!  Maybe you can't do math like Einstein--I surely can't! But I'm a loving and enthusiastic Practitioner and Yoga Instructor, and doing those things to the best of my ability is one way I show my genius. 
From Wayne Dyer's book, The Power of Intention:
"…use your genius to engage in pursuits that please and attract you. Expand your reality to the point where you pursue what you love doing and excel at it."
"Genius can show up in as many ways as there are human beings."
Genius is not compatible with judgment, measurement or comparison.  I invite you to ponder your own sense of the genius that you are.
With love,

Friday, April 6, 2012

Feeling Good

Are you willing to feel good all the time? 
This is the theme question of the book, The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks. 
The answer may seem to be a quick and obvious, "Duh, of course!"  But further consideration leads to these limiting possibilities:
1. That means I have to take FULL responsibility for how I feel every moment, without blame, criticism or being able to be a victim.  That sounds like a lot of work.
2. It's not possible to feel good ALL the time.  Well, even 95% of the time would be a vast improvement for most folks.
3. People who feel good all the time are faking it, hiding something, "wearing a mask"--I don't want to be one of those people.  Wouldn't it be worth it to feel good all the time, authentically?  It is possible!

The Big Leap is about living in our Zone of Genius and feeling good all the time.  I am psyched for this journey.  More to come...
Jumping for joy,