My hope with the Eye Spy Inspiration segment is to shine a little light on your spirit…so that you may be reminded of your awesomeness, encouraged during your hardship, motivated to keep pushing, and validated in your dream chasing. I know that there are little moments of inspiration in every day moments – I’m just trying to catch a few to share with you!
Sending you good vibes… Shells
After attending the Women’s March in Chicago, I realized that activism doesn’t not look the same for everyone. Now, more than ever, a large majority of our country’s citizens feel the need to defend their rights and hopes, and to make their voices heard.
Each and everyone one of us can “do” something to make our community, our country, our world a better place. But it’s important to acknowledge that the way one person contributes to progress does not have to (or need to) look like anyone else’s. Maybe you a marcher, an orator, a prayer warrior, a petitioner, a boycotter, a networker, a connector, a volunteer, a donator, an organizer, a mobilizer, or a debater. The point I’m trying to illustrate is that there are so many ways to contribute and most people cannot be all of these things: So, find YOUR way and allow others to do the same. It it not construction to judge others for the way that they best show up for the challenge that face us… instead, encourage people to use their unique gifts and talents, empower them to contribute by giving the best of themselves to the effort…and do the same for yourself!
When was the last time you took a deep breath? Like, a deep-full-body-air-occupying- every-bit-of-your-chest-cavity-and-belly deep breath?? After spending a day doing yoga and getting massages, I realized that breathing deeply (even in the serenity of a tranquil spa) isn’t as natural as you’d expect. Since breathing is central to life and largely a reflex, we often underestimate how shallow that sustaining breath actually is. This makes it all the more important that we take a moment to really Catch Our Breath. This is absolutely a physical action, but the concept of catching your breath should also be applied symbolically to other areas of your life. Have you taken a deep breath today? Have you taken a deep breath in your spiritual life, your relationships, your entrepreneurial goals, your career. When was the last time you intentionally took a deep breath? Do you need one?
Take a moment… to intentionally, purposefully, deeply and fully B R E A T H E!
I strongly believe that Barack & Michelle Obama epitomized grace, strength, professionalism, class and kindness. Furthermore, regardless of political stances, both of them are amazing orators and inspiring communicators.
This week I deferred to the Obamas for Eye Spy Inspiration. Mr. & Mrs. Obama each gave emotional and motivational speeches as their time in the White House comes to an end.
Make some time to listen to them here:
Some of us make resolutions during for the New Year, while others are inspired during their birthdays or other important dates in their lives. Regardless of when these personal resolutions are made, consider that reflection of you’ve already done is critical to properly resolve what should be done next.
Take some time to reflect on the fullness of your life – all of the triumphs, all of the lessons, all of the growth. Acknowledge and honor your story and your experience as the foundation of setting your vision as you move forward.
Some of us need to pivot from where we are to where we want to be; some of us may need to take a total leap of faith over our fears; while some of us need stay the course. ALL of us need to reflect on our journey to know which decision will best serve us.
Have you ever had a really bad day…a day that you knew would be bad as soon as you woke up? After having a day like that myself, I realized that I’d actually given up on the day before it even got started…and the day met my every expectation.
Sometimes, it is harder to make the decision and consciously commit to put positive thoughts into the Universe. But if thoughts become things, we are doing ourselves a disservice when we don’t commit to good vibes in and good vibes out. What do we really have to lose by expecting our days to go well, our lives to be amazing, our dreams to come true? I’d rather gamble on putting good energies into the Universe, than negative ones. And as hard as it may be at times, it’s worth it to practice it until it’s second-nature.
Wake up and decide that you are going to be blessing … do not allow your personal disappointments or the irritations and negative energies from other’s impede your ability to be a blessing to one or many.
As a life coach, I deeply respect the work that Iyanla Vanzant does. One of my favorite saying of her’s is “Just Let Your Heart Break” because it empowers us to be vulnerable and to fully accept our pain so that true healing can occur.
I love receiving daily Note from the Universe!
Thanks to the awesome work of Mike Dooley and the TUT.com family for sending these little reminders that the Universe is truly conspiring in our favor.
Pour into yourself so that you may have enough to pour into others.
It is so important to have your “spirit” cup full so that you can share your gifts in a way that is helpful and useful. The best of ourselves should be given as a gift to others… if we don’t have a best to give…we cannot serve.
Remember, brokenness can not beget wholeness.
I read “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz a few years ago, but I was recently reminded of the importance of its’ message!
In summary, the four agreements that the author suggests are the guiding principles of living your best life are: to be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best.
“We make all kinds of assumptions because we don’t have the courage to ask questions.”
Here, the author speaks directly to the fallacy of making assumptions. He encourages us to take responsibility for making assumptions rather than seeking and accepting truth because of our own fears. How often have you made a situation worse than it needed to be simply because you assumed details rather than asking questions and dealing with truths? If you haven’t read this book yet, it’s worth getting it!