Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Pay Attention

You have the capacity to be a peacemaker. We need peacemakers in our world.

You are a peacemaker when you seek to better understand another person’s perspective, listen with your full attention, consider your response carefully, measure your words and show respect.

It doesn’t mean that you have to be in full agreement with the other person, but it does mean that you honor the light in that individual and you give him or her the respect to hold his or her own opinions, even if they are different from yours.

Doing so can help you look through the clutter and distraction of differences in order to find the light of common ground. That light will help you forge a path through differences to a place of compromise and respect.

Listen carefully and openly to hear another perspective. Respect a way of thinking that is different from yours. Be slow to judge. Seek to understand.

Today, this week: Pay attention. Listen. Be a peacemaker.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Don't Worry. Don't Stress. Go With the Flow.

We are at the longest days of the year. Yet, there is darkness all around us. The storms of grief, the shadows of worry, the clouds of concern can prevent us from seeing the light that is also all around us--and the light that is beaming brightly within us.

Instead of focusing on your cares and worries, redirect your view to your blessings, to the sources of your joy and gratitude. Move your boat into a place of flow where stresses and worries splash away from you. Move your boat toward the light and calmer waters.

When you redirect your focus, the weight and intensity of the storms, shadows and clouds lessen.

Today, this week: Don't worry. Don't stress. Go with the flow.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Nudges

We all have seasons in our lives—not the seasons of the year necessarily, but those times when we can feel that a shift is happening, a change is needed and a time of newness is calling to us.

Those nudges you feel are real. We would be wise to listen to them. They are the language of your wise inner self.

Is it time for you to consider new experiences, new places, new insights, new people, new opportunities?

As spring gives way to summer, in what direction is your heart calling you? Even a slight change can reinvigorate your life.

Today, this week: Always listen carefully to those nudges.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sunday Sunshine: Light Thoughts

An optimistic, positive mindset can get you through some of the dreariest and darkest moments. When you infuse some light into your challenges and irritations, the entire picture of your life becomes brighter and lighter. It's then when solutions become obvious and the ways forward easier to navigate.

You have the choice every moment of every day whether you want to be optimistic, positive and hopeful or give in to your woes and allow them to cloud your precious days.

Today, this week: Look for the light. The more you see it, the more you become it.