Monday, April 25, 2016

Adjust Your Sails

Life isn't always a smooth ride. There are bumps, wrong turns, and detours along the way. Oh, life's journey isn't meant to be perfect. Some unexpected experiences bring amazing joy; others cause significant frustration. Everything that happens to you is an opportunity to learn and grow.

I believe Albert Einstein said that doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. On the other hand, plunging ahead into the unknown might not be the best alternative.

Sometimes it's best to stop and assess your position. Ask yourself where you want to go from here. Which direction is best for you? What do you want to do along the way?

Check your compass. Adjust your sails. Follow your own path.

I am the master of my fate.
I am the captain of my soul.
~William Ernest Henley

Don't adjust your sails
for people
who aren't riding with you.
~Tony Gaskins

Monday, April 4, 2016

Pausing To Breathe

You know that moment. The one when you feel the need to scream out loud. That's when you need to pause...and just breathe. 

So I've pressed the pause button to eliminate all the noise, the drama, and the stress. It can go on without me.

Right now I'm breathing, stretching, and relaxing on a beautiful spring day.  My mind is quiet and I've let go of frustrations. This feels so good that I may stay on pause for a while.

“Sometimes magic hides behind chaos.
You have to turn off all the noise to find it.”


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