Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Your Inspiring Book

It was just the other week when I wrote about getting life back into a sense of balance. Since then, I have made progress in my own life, moving in the direction of my choice, but I acknowledge that I still need to take greater charge and face hurdles that I have still avoided.

Today, I read a most-inspiring posting on this topic from Gail over at Inspire Me Today. If you ever start to feel like you are an actor in your life instead of the author, here is an excellent framing that will help remind you to take charge and move toward what you really want, making the most of everyday.

Here's a small excerpt of Gail's posting, Get Out of the Book:

Just because the world is hurled at me- I don’t have to catch it! I have the choice in that moment to jump in and play, or not. Once I remembered that I am the author, everything became easier. Nothing was as serious as it seemed just moments before. I have the power to make the choice to play the game or not- and today, I’m just not playing. I shut the book and put it down. There are more fun things to do, so instead, I’m rewriting the script to fit the day I choose to experience.

Take time to reflect on how you are approaching each day, and dwell on how you wish to write it. Even if things are thrown at you, you are the author of your attitude and the way you therefore create and perceive the story of your life.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Miracles abound

I recently picked up the latest Reader's Digest, and in it was an Einstein quote I had never seen before:

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

This is a fantastic framing of the half-full bucket or optimistic vision coming from one of the greatest minds in history. These are indeed tough times for many, and when life becomes difficult, it can be commensurately difficult to see a silver lining.

There will always be challenges and misfortunes in life, but are your eyes open only to the negative or banal--or are you able to see how amazing and wonderful and miraculous the universe is? How you live your life is your choice, so accordingly decide which life for you is most fulfilling and set your mind on that vision.