When the butterflies in your gut are flying around madly and you're tempted to turn and walk away from the choice, opportunity, or challenge that awaits you, try on this perspective:

If I weren't experiencing these butterflies,
I wouldn’t be stretching.

And if I’m not stretching,
I’m contracting and shrinking.

Where are your butterflies leading you?
Is safe, calm, small, and dying really what you want?

Come fly with me!

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Thanksgiving Day

Ah, a day for giving thanks! What a wonderful reason to pause. In our zest for more or better, we can too often forget to notice and appreciate what is. We focus on the missing, the wrong, the unsatisfactory. Yet, imagine moving through the moments of your days aware of and grateful for all of life's blessings, seeing what is as a place of abundance. Then, with an attitude of gratitude, joy, and possibility, noticing how it could be even more wonderful!
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Heart Speak

One of the major themes during my recent leadership development training was “leading with heart” as opposed to intellect. I found the poem below in my journaling notes.

Heart Speak

Our hearts, when allowed to speak, speak the same language.
There is no distance, no separation, no disconnect when the heart leads.
From the center, reaching out in all directions,
this heart energy expands, enfolds, enlivens, embraces.
Heart first.
Heart centered.
Hearts connected.
Heart wisdom.
Heart felt love in every moment.

How might you live with heart today?
What is your heart's poem?
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Claiming Your Place At The Fire

I've just picked this book off the shelf again, Claiming Your Place At The Fire. Written by Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro, it is subtitled, Living the second half of your life on purpose.

I share this with you today because I found it a very powerful read. Perhaps you've heard the quote, “… the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.” Erich Fromm wrote that and this:

Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. (thank you, Wikipedia!)

Are you at that point where life is “working” – you have a job, a home, the family is grown – life is “good”? If so, what a blessing!

And, are you ready for what's next? What does “retirement” mean to you? What is it that you are now marvelously prepared to become, to give birth to in the world?

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Life is a Mirror

Today, I sat down and said to myself, “I'm going to read something inspirational and, with ease, find a tidbit to share with you, my tidbit friends.” And, from Ernest Holmes in the Science of Mind, this quote hit me:

Life is a mirror

Hmm… A mirror reflects what already exists. If life is a mirror, then it is a reflection of who I am, what I believe, what I hold within me.

How can this be?

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