Monday, June 18, 2012

Have a good thought

From Rev. Jesse Jennings, discussing those times when we don't have time to say a whole prayer:
"Have a good thought...Never underestimate what this can accomplish. In an unstructured way, we may just know the highest and best for other people or a situation, and it's a tonic to them, wherever they are now.  Have a good thought for the other drivers on the highway with us, and a palpable reaction stirs in them somehow."
That's easy!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

LET it be easy, rather than making it difficult...

I have been devoting time, creativity, and discussions to business development concepts and practices over the past few weeks.  Inevitably, as I look to "experts" for help, the word "networking" enters the conversation.  The word "networking" immediately brings to my mind the phrase "I'd rather have a root canal." The idea of networking feels artificial, sleazy, and uncomfortable to me.  If I can't develop my business by being my own natural, comfortable self, then why bother?  I can't sustain trying to be someone I am not.
I recently had a wonderful incident wherein several "coincidences" (I don't believe in such things) happened in a very short time. I was able to be of service helping out in what was for me a "good" incident, and for someone else was embarrassing and "bad."  Truly, a whole lot of networking went on, but it was all easy, because the whole time I was just being my friendly, useful, enthusiastic self. 
This experience really brought home to me the idea of "let it be easy, rather than making it difficult."  If I let the process of building business relationships happen easily by being simply who I am (which I love and enjoy), my business WILL continue to flourish.  If I make myself "get out there and network," I'll be frustrated and not myself, and I won't attract anything of value operating in that mode. 
Easy does it--so very true!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Lovely Prayer from a Wise Woman

From St. Teresa of Avila:
Let nothing upset you,
Let nothing afright you.
Everything is changing;
God alone is changeless.
Patience attains the goal.
Who has God lacks nothing;
God alone fills all her needs.