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Lessons in Disguise

Have you ever stopped to think that you are really creating your day today by what you are thinking? It’s true! Every moment in your life can be an opportunity to see life from a deeper perspective. A knowing perspective that says, “All is as it should be.” The Universal Wholeness/God reacts to us according to our belief in It. Since we have the gift of free will, when we think negative – more negative seems to surrounds us. Conversely, when we think positive –
the positives seem to just come streaming into our lives. Some would call this coincidence. I would call it personal intention.

For those of us who have experienced profound loss, I know how easy it is to get stuck in the never-never land of “why me, why know?” Life can seem overwhelming, just basically unfair. If you feel engulfed by that type of mind chatter, take a deep breath and say to yourself, “Stop, I don’t want this negativity or depression in my life,” and let it go. Refuse to let those thoughts take up even one more minute of your time or brain space. You may have to continually repeat this approach to stop the negative chatter but just DO IT! Pick up a book, take a walk outside, think of something that happened in your past that brings a smile to your face and move on with your next daily task. You will be amazed by the results. All of a sudden, things start looking a little brighter.

We all experience times so difficult it seems like our hearts are chipping off in little pieces. The challenge of those experiences is to look them squarely in the eye and figure out what we learned from them. Believe me, they are merely lessons in disguise. You are too strong to let these stop you from truly living in the here and now.

Try this approach consistently for a week. It will take practice but you will be glad you did. Send me an email and share your experiences. By sharing, you put energy to the words you are thinking and it gives more power to your intentions.

Comments on: "Lessons in Disguise" (2)

  1. Brian O'Hara said:

    When I think about the years I was fortunate enough to work with you Mary, it brings a profound sense of gratitude and admiration for you. I am pleased to be able to follow your musings on this new blog. Hope all is well. We need to talk on the phone and catch up.
    Brian

    • Hi Brian, great to hear from you. Wow! You sure knew the exact time I needed some positive energy. I just came down with a nasty cold – YUK! However, it gives me an excuse to be lazy today and I am taking full advantage of it. Call when you get some time, I would love to catch up. I thought about you today as I was reading the article regarding the Ohio school shooting. I thought how incredibly lucky I was to get you to come to Kentwood. You have prevented so much stuff that could have happened and turned the entire program around. Just think about the hundreds and hundreds of kids you have given a fresh start to and changed their lives! I really appreciate you! Talk soon, Mary

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