What is one thing you look forward to everyday? I mean really look forward to, so much that you can picture yourself experiencing it. It might be a brisk walk outside with the wind blowing on your face, the smell of your morning coffee as the aroma fills your kitchen, or conversation with someone that makes you happy. Many of us have small things that we do that make our lives full and rich every day. I was told once that “It is the small things that make all the difference”, and I have found that to be true.
Today, soaking in the hot tub sounds like one of those small things. I am shivering and my muscles are sore. I woke up with thoughts of the hot tub dancing in my head. The thought of being immersed in liquid heat and feeling the jets pulsating water on my back is all I need to smile. Ah, the relief.
Sometimes it is the small things we do everyday that teach us the most. Today I had an awareness of wanting to be perfect. Or was it being afraid of criticism? Today I went to the gym with the idea of soaking in the hot tub. I took my gym bag, loaded with the “stuff” I needed to take a shower and dress, or so I thought. As I was putting my bag into the locker I realized I did not have the hair products I usually use at home. For some people that would not be a big deal but I am fussy about what I put on my hair. And I was not sure how the gym products would perform. Would my hair look right? That’s when the conversation started playing in my head. I asked myself, “what is the big deal about hair products, anyway?” I wondered why I was so concerned about my hair and how it looks. So was I going to get what I really wanted or was I going to sacrifice the hot but for the perfect hair? That was the question.
Finally I realized I had to make a decision about what to do. I could workout and go home to shower, missing my soak in the hot tub or I could use the gym products and get that soak in the liquid heat I had been dreaming about. I decided to get over myself and enjoy that soak in the hot tub.
I wonder how many people have an inner critic that keeps them from getting what they really want?
I have had people tell me that they want to have a Feng Shui consultation. They believe it will change their life, but they can’t take action because their house is messy (not perfect enough). They want to wait until they straighten things up, or get rid of stuff. Unfortunately, nothing happens.
What keeps you from getting what you really want?
Today I opened the top drawer of my desk and found a bookmark with bold letters, Advice from a Sea Turtle. I wanted to share it with you. II will be back after I do some reflecting on the advice. Enjoy
Advice from a Sea Turtle
Swim with the Current
Be a Good Navigator
Stay Calm Under Pressure
Be Well Traveled
Think Long Term
Spend Time at the Beach!
~ Ilan Shamur
We have been having yo-yo weather, some days with warm sunshine and others with cold rain. I am not sure if it is spring or winter. Either way it is time to do some spring cleaning, I know I will feel healthier and happier by that simple act.
Imagine spending winter in your house shut tight against the cold, heated by coal, oil, and wood,, lighted with candles. That is how life was in times past. No wonder the Spring was a welcome opportunity to make a dingy space fresh again.
Even though we live in different times with heaters and electricity, Spring Cleaning is still beneficial to our health and well being. Why, because it uplifts our personal chi or energy. Let’s take a deeper look at how it works and what simple tasks will give us the greatest benefit.
Feng Shui is based on the principle that chi flows into, through and out of spaces and people. When there are blocks the chi stagnates and creates problems for our health, well being, and enthusiasm for life.
Tem Ways Chi Is Blocked and What To Do About It
When you take care of these Chi Blockers you open the door to your freedom, health, well being, creativity, and enthusiasm for life.