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Improve the present moment

Young Steve Jobs in deep thought
Young Steve Jobs in deep thought. Contemplation and self-reflection are analogous to sharpening the saw before felling trees.

John Wesley said…

(S)he who has governed the world before I was born shall take care of it likewise when I am dead. My part is to improve the present moment.

In a world void of abundant role models for life balance – personal vibrancy – in mind, body, spirit, work, and home…

…and with a clock that waits for no one, i have taken the risk to offer what most are too busy, or too afraid, to do…

…take control of all the controllable things in their life.

Your thoughts, your physical activity and choices, your peace and contentment, your work contributions, and your personal organization at home.

Improve your present moment.

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Rethink

What’s missing from life

Five year old boy on beach
Are you smarter than a five-year old? Photo: Our son on Sanibel Island, 2005.

What’s missing from life?

Personally, at 60, this is the list of what was missing for 50 years. Now, this is a list of must-have’s i use to daily create peace and contentment:

  • Present
  • Mindful
  • Motivated

We come to know the true meaning of our birthday when we learn to celebrate it every day.

What does this mean?

It means most of what we do is driven by a sense of obligation – and/or the avoidance of shame – rather than deeply embedded, constant, intentional thoughts of gratitude.

Gratitude at any time, anywhere.

Every day.

All day.

Don’t send flowers on Valentine’s Day. In fact, that’s the last day i want you to send anything.

The assumption is you easily understand this riff and totally get it.

While it was weird not celebrating Easter two days ago in Church, the other 364 days of Easter celebration (yes, celebrate everyday, just like your birthday) easily compensated for the non-traditional “observation”.

We come to know the true meaning of Easter when we learn to celebrate it everyday.

Don’t go to Church on Easter. Everyone expects that. Make Church every step you take.

Never send stuff on Valentine’s Day.

Deliver hand-picked roadside flowers in an old glass container. Share i-love-you cards or notes any time and especially during ordinary time – because Valentine’s Day (a day of Love) is every day.

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Joy In Your Spirit

Stunningly beautiful attitude

The Season mysteriously appeared. Thankful for that. Hoping episode numbers fall into place as well.

Stunningly beautiful attitude.

What a gift.

Enjoy it to the fullest.

Daily.

Right now, especially, in this very moment.

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Would Your Life Change?

Do you notice when you are happy?

Heaven on Earth is all around us when we learn to be present and mindful.

Do you notice when you are happy?

Standing on a street corner at a busy intersection.

Temperature 73 degrees.

Blue, sunny sky.

Walking to the Mall for lunch.

Beside you, the two people you love more than anyone else in the world.

In those few seconds while you wait for the walking person icon, bliss?

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Peace In Your Soul

The easiness and simplicity of the present moment

Disney Keynote Speakers
Last night’s trip to Disney’s Magic Kingdom to shoot a short client video for social media.

 

The easiness and simplicity of the present moment is lost because we are constantly thinking about so many things.

It’s challenging to simply be focused on the present moment without a dwelling on something that’s already happened, or a preoccupation with something that might or will happen in the future.

Case in point, as i type this, i’m preoccupied with two clients with high, yet unrealistic, expectations. These clients want amazing results and the miracle of getting those results with a magic formula that circumvents a slow and steady uphill climb.

 

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