Thursday, July 28, 2011

JUST LISTEN! =0


 



JUST LISTEN! - Greetings Everyone! Many times while I am on my spiritual walk through life I come across those people who want to share. What I mean by share.. is that they want to tell of their experiences and happenings while on their spiritual journey... Over the years I have learned by listening is that sometimes that is all I need to do... Just Listen! No words of advice on my part of the conversation ... but to just sit and quietly pay attention... There are times when we want to help others by giving them suggestions (or words of wisdom.. ha!) of what we may think can help them.... When all they really need is an open ear and a gentle heart. The next time someone asks to have a chat with you... be sensitive and listen to God and the Spirit.... Maybe you are just there to Listen!



Listen
When I ask you to listen to me,
And you start giving me advice,
You have not done what I asked.


When I ask that you listen to me,
And you begin to tell me why I shouldn't feel that way,
You are trampling on my feelings.

When I ask you to listen to me,
And you feel you have to do something to solve my problems,
You have failed me, strange as that may seem.

Listen.
All that I ask is that you listen,
Not talk or do - just hear me.

When you do something for me
That I need to do for myself,
You contribute to my fear and feelings of inadequacy.


But when you accept as a simple fact
That I do feel what I feel, no matter how irrational,
Then I can quit trying to convince you
And go about the business
Of understanding what's behind my feelings.

So, please listen and just hear me
And, if you want to talk,
Wait a minute for your turn - and I'll listen to you.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Repost: "Do You Talk Too Much?" =0

 

Hello Again! Have you ever been accused of talking to much?  Or are there times when you are with someone and you find you are the only one leading the conversation? Hmmmm... I know I have.. =)... The following is an article to give you a check on reality and make you aware of how much you may really be saying! =0 Enjoy! Sincere Peace!

Do You Talk Too Much?

There are certain signs you can look for that will tell you when you're dominating the converstaion and talking too much:

1. Do you notice that people look restless when they talk to you?

As you talk, you may notice them looking around at their surroundings instead of looking at you when you speak. They may exhibit other subtle signs of restlessness such as adjusting their clothing, fidgeting, or tapping their foot in a nervous manner. 


2. Do people tend to come up with excuses for ending a conversation with you?



They may pretend they see someone they know, suddenly remember a pressing appointment or engagement, or repeatedly look at their watch or ask the time.




3. During a conversation with another person are you doing the majority of the talking?

Think back to the last few conversations you had with another person Did the other person get a chance to express their opinion or do you completely dominate the conversation? If you're doing more than 60% of the talking, you can be pretty sure that you're talking too much. 




4. Do you talk excessively about your personal life at work or other professional functions?

Not only are you likely to be boring your listeners since they don't know the people and circumstances you're prescribing, but you may be revealing information that's best left private. You don't want another excessive talker to gossip about your personal life. This will certainly not win you any points with your boss or supervisor.




Unfortunately, when you talk to much, your listeners may think of you as being self absorbed and selfish which won't win any personality points for you. If you really want to know if talking to much is a problem for you, ask a trusted friend if you're sometimes too long winded. If you don't have any friends, that's another sure sign that you talk to much!
The good news is that excessive talking is a habit that can be corrected once you're aware of the problem. When you're having a conversation with another person, learn to gauge their level of interest by their body language. If they're not maintaining good eye contact and if they look distracted, there's a good chance you're boring them with excessive chatter. Why not stop and see if the other person has an opinion they'd like to share? You may learn something new and fascinating.



Thursday, July 21, 2011

10 Cheap Ways to Boost Your Body, Mind and Spirit



Greetings! The following is an article about inexpensive ways to boost your Body, Mind and Spirit!  It is important that we keep our self in check with God. For over all health we must learn to trust in the Spirit's leading.... Treat yourself well! You deserve it!

 
10 Cheap Ways to Boost Your Body, Mind and Spirit


Drew Taylor, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Apr 16, 2010

 
Health, self-help and fitness are big money industries, but there are many affordable ways to do something good for your body. Try these ten simple tasks to boost your body, mind and spirit.



Take good care of your skin.

Moisturizer and sunscreen go a long way in helping skin look its best. Preventing the signs of aging is much easier than trying to reverse them.



Take a few minutes each day to
Go for a personal best.

Instead of trying to measure up to someone else, go for a personal best. Continue to challenge yourself to improve.



Share your knowledge with someone.

Volunteer to tutor students or help a beginner learn a craft or skill that you have mastered. Check with your local community center or join an internet forum to share your knowledge with others.



Relax.

Find ten quiet minutes to relax and take a deep breath.



Challenge your brain.

Try a crossword puzzle, Soduko or something similar. Many of these brainy games are available free online. Check your local newspaper's website or sign up at the Big Sea Games website.



Drop a bad habit.

Is there a bad habit you have been meaning to break? Why wait? Commit to making a change and go for it.



Give of yourself.

Support a charitable cause. If giving cash is not option, donate household goods, clothing or your time. Stopping by the animal shelter to walk a dog does not take much time and you get a bit of exercise as well.



Try something new.

Is there a hobby you have wanted to try? Give it a whirl. Libraries and second-hand bookstores are great sources of info. Also, check your local community center for cheap classes.




Make something beautiful.

Beautify an area of your home, yard or neighborhood. This can be as simple as hanging a picture or something more complex such as redecorating.

Accept your body.

No matter its size, shape or condition, your body is doing its best for you. Be grateful and try to return the favor.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Seven Ways to Keep Your Dreams Alive


Greetings Again! =) Over the past year I have posted blogs about dreams and the importance of following them...  There are times while on our spiritual journey when we may take a detour to pursuing our dreams... Maybe an unexpected block or bump in the road caused us to lose focus... These little blips in our path our not necessarily bad, they are the potholes to learning and growth... Stay focused on your dreams in life... Allow God and the Spirit to guide you.... Dreams are real  and do come true...  So Dream Big!  Sincere Peace! =)

 
Seven Ways to Keep Your Dreams Alive


JoAnne Windsinger, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Jul 3, 2009

Know What You Want

"Almost everyone wants something. Secret dreams abound. Some want total freedom while others desire to make money with its accompanying power. Many yearn for adventure, power, or love. Others want to make a difference, leave the earth in better condition than they found it, help alleviate human suffering, make conditions better for animals, or entertain some other altruistic dream. Know what you want to do and go for it.

 


Passion

Whatever your dream, make it your passion. Live for it, think about it day and night, always be planning and scheming what to do next. Without passion, the job or dream becomes boring, weighs you down, just another thing to get through day after day, and guaranteed to fail.

 


Believe

Believe that you can do it. Most people have heard of the law of attraction that states that the thoughts that you broadcast into the universe attract similar energies into your life. Do not fall into the trap of thinking that if you did not have bad luck, you would have no luck at all, a self-fulfilling statement. Dream big. Do not let age, money, family, or anything else stand in your way.




Act

Success comes from opportunities acted upon. If someone knocks on your door, s/he cannot get in unless you open it. Listen for success knocking on your door and answer promptly.
A news article told about a man whose son needed a kidney. The transplant team rejected him as a donor because he was morbidly obese with all the problems that go along with it. Determined to give his son a kidney, he embarked on a program to improve his health. He threw away all the unhealthy food in the house. He started walking, at first around the block, and increased the distance daily, adding more exercise as he slimmed down. Within a year, he donated a kidney to his son.

Another man talks about going to Nashville to follow the dream. A talented musician and singer who plays several instruments, he wrote over two hundred songs, wonderful songs. He lives in a trailer park, does odd jobs, and tells people about his dream, which will remain unfulfilled unless he takes that first step.

A dream not acted on becomes a fantasy, a pipe dream, that will never happen.




Use New Tools

Use new tools to advance your goal. The Internet opens up worlds of advantages never available before. Familiarize yourself with the Internet as a source of ideas and information you could use to succeed. However, watch out for scams, which abound on the net. If it sounds too good to be true, stay away from it.

 


Find a Mentor

Someone who is accomplishing the same type of dream you hope to live can help tremendously, boost your confidence, give pointers and give you a pat on the back. If you aspire to publish a best selling novel, make friends with writers, editors, and publishers. Join online groups, or real time groups, that offer encouragement and mentoring in your interest area.

Find a person who can hold you accountable, give you nudges when you get lazy, and praise when you do well. Surround yourself with positive, successful people. Turn a deaf ear toward negative people who drain the energy you need and make you weary and discouraged.




Take Small Steps

List all the steps you need to take to obtain your desire. Break them down into small sections so you can progress every day. An old proverb says that a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. Ask yourself what you can do today to accomplish your goal. A lot of baby steps become giant steps. Giant steps spell success.
.Many people become discouraged, most often when teetering on the brink of something new and great, as if the fates want them to fail. Never give up if the dream is right for you.

Conclusion



In conclusion, dream big. Believe in yourself and your dream and take steps that bring you closer to realizing it. Develop a cheering section that urges you on and makes you accountable. Keep your dreams alive!"