Just The Facts

Don’t confuse your story with the facts.
Making a plan is important.
Worrying about the future is a waste of time
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
What would happen if you smiled through all the doorways of your life?

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Spirit connection allows us to find new ways to live our lives.  When we practice kindness, appreciation, generosity, and gladness we begin to live in new and creative ways.  The world around us begins to reflect our delight in being alive.  When we hold to fear, anger, and disappointment our world is hell.

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Simplicity is making things easy, uncomplicated and understandable it is surrendering to the “little way” of focusing on one thing at a time.  It is practicing owning and directing our thoughts instead of allowing those same thoughts to fill us with dread.

Spirit is the practice of making our lives – and the lives of others – delightful.
Over and over on the path of spirit we hear: What you focus on you create. Yet when we are embroiled, in trouble and challenge it seems impossible to change our thoughts or our feelings- this is when distraction is the tool to reach for.

Distraction can be any activity that will fully engage our mind and emotions:
Reading an exciting or interesting book.
Cooking a new or elaborate dish
Watching a favorite movie
Going for a walk
Calling a friend
Visiting a family member
Volunteering for something

When we cannot get the inner voices to be quiet or to behave- remember distraction.  Practice it often.

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In order for something new, different, exciting, or unusual to be created we must be willing to separate ourselves from the tried and true.  Structure and tradition becomes dogma when everything must be accomplished in the same way each time. We often develop dogma in our lives. We cherish our grief, old pain and betrayal by reminding ourselves of them over and over again.

Maybe today it is time to set ourselves free, to separate ourselves from ideas and understandings from the past that prevent the delightful future awaiting us.

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Today may I give birth to faith and compassion.
May I begin to renew my contract with Great Spirit
to practice love, joy and peace
in my heart, my life, and my communities.
May I start over on the path of wisdom.
May I come to recognize that creating something new
is both a joyful and a painful process.
May my mind be open
and my heart be filled with the joyous echoes
of Great Spirit’s goodness.

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