Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How does one become a butterfly?

"'How does one become a butterfly?'   
she asked pensively. 
'You must want to fly so much that you
are willing to give up being a caterpillar.'"
      ~Trina Paulus

How much do you want your dreams, your desires, the life that you want to create. The life that you know you deserve. That you know will make you happier than your wildest imagination? 

Are you willing to give up the comfort of who you are right now. Are you willing to ask the hard questions, do the deep contemplations and to really fully embrace it and make it happen?

The 1st step is deciding what it is you want to be. Then you need to design it. Create the juicy image of that vision of yourself. Make it so juicy you know it with all 5 senses - you can taste it, smell it, here it, feel it and see it. Once you have that juicy vision you can then see that staying as a caterpillar will not nearly be as sweet as transforming into the butterfly.

How much do you want to fly?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

feeling bad

As I looked back on the previous week and how I did with adhering to my promises I had set for myself I commented to my coach that I was "feeling bad" about breaking a promise. She quickly reminded me that "feeling bad" is simply a distraction. 

A distraction, really?? No, it not - it is how I feel. I really feel bad.


Come on now! Stop being such a brat.

What am I creating a distraction from? From the reality of why I didn't keep my promise. I had the choice to keep my promise or not. I chose to not keep it. Yes, I can feel bad that I didn't keep it... where it that going to get me. Feeling bad doesn't change it. Feeling bad doesn't bring me closer to the promise or my ultimate dreams and desires for myself. Feeling bad simply gives me a distraction from dealing with the real question - why didn't I keep it?

Do you have something you avoiding doing or dealing with because "you feel bad"? What distractions are you creating for yourself instead of focusing on what matters to get you closer to your dream?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Things don't happen to me. I happen to things!
- Winston Churchill

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

communication is key

I am reminded over and over how important clear communication is.

From the little things to the important things.  Making sure the paint color selection is communicated with the foreman in charge of construction (otherwise you end up with stark white walls - at least they are freshly painted and white. It could have been worse  - fuchsia or green). To using the correct words when instructing a class - saying lift your right arm to the sky, not left arm to sky when balancing on left hand in side plank and having the students look at me with the eyes saying "how the f_ _ _ am I suppose to do that - levitate?")   To the important things like clearly communicating  my intention in a friendship, business relationship, etc..

When we are clear in our communication we are acting within integrity (alignment of mind, body and speech.) When we act within integrity the little voices turn off, we find a calm within and a happiness.

How clear are you in your communication?

Are you clear with yourself as to what your message is, what your intent is? 

Are you clear in how you say it?

Monday, May 16, 2011

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity

- Albert Einstein
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