Seeking Something – The Daily, July 7, 2020

What wonderful colours there are in the world, a beauty to behold and allow to sink into your soul

“There is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” 
― Ernst Hemmingway

“The fear is simply because you are not living with life, You are living in your mind.” 
― Sadhguru

More and more it feels like people are looking for something. Self-help books and motivational speakers are everywhere and it feels like we strive to become more than who we are. Or at least we feel like we should. Reaching for something that is outside of us gives us a sense of purpose, a goal to work towards, and an ending that becomes a finish line that we race towards.

Sometimes we get there and nothing feels much different. A few moments of satisfaction and congratulations ensue, and then the need to set new finish lines appears. Or worse – some people get what they wanted, realize that it hasn’t brought them happiness, and then depression sets in. How many stories are there of outwardly successful people who fall into a world of addiction, mental turmoil and sometimes suicide? By constantly focusing on the outer appearances of life, they have neglected the inner.

The inner world is where you live. Nothing outside of you adds to life; it is how the outside world is processed internally that makes up your moments. Two people can witness the same event – one will walk away and never think of it again, and the other might have nightmares, or get depressed, or start a movement. How we process things internally is how we become the person we are. Some people gossip about others, or criticize, or find fault with everything. Meanwhile, they do nothing to add anything positive to the world. Sadly, it is a life well-wasted.

Go out, create, enjoy, see the beauty, and feel good about as much as you can. Life isn’t fun for you or anyone around you if all you do is pollute the world with negativity.

Look for the New – The Moon is touring through Aquarius all day, and we crave intellectual stimulation, change, and unusual or unconventional experiences. Do something different, maybe take a trip somewhere you wouldn’t normally go or watch a documentary on anything that looks interesting. Sometimes things present themselves in our lives for a reason, and you never know where any of them might lead. Look at all of it with an inquisitive mind and stay alert for anything that really grabs your attention. There might be more to it then you think.

Later in the day, Mars is square to retrograde Mercury and this can stir up issues in communication. Watch that you don’t become impatient when dealing with others.

Thought of the Day – One week of July is already in the books. Have you done anything differently this month that is going to make the rest of the year look closer to what you want? See what action you can take right now to move in the direction you want to go. The Universe will support you along the way, but you still need to do something to get there.

Have a special Tuesday.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” 
― Oprah Winfrey

Embracing the Simple Life

Smile because you are beautiful!

They say that life is a journey. I disagree.

A journey implies that there is a destination. I am living with the hope that I will never arrive.

Because honestly, the finish line is the one ending we all have in common.

Along the way, and before the final goodbye, I hope to laugh, to love, to embrace every day as the precious gift that it is. The reality is that it could be the final goodbye at any time, and we never know when exactly that day will come.

I’m going to live today like it’s never happened before and will never happen again. Because, that’s exactly what it is!

Five Ways to Enjoy the Life You Have

  1. Be grateful – We forget how fortunate we truly are. As long as there is breath still in you, then there is the opportunity to be grateful. No matter how bad it may seem, remember that everything is temporary. Including you.
  2. Laugh – Whatever puts a smile on your face, do more of that. Watch a funny movie, look at cat videos, or spend time with people who appreciate the lighter side of life. Research has shown that an upbeat attitude can change your physiology and assist the body to heal and recover from serious health issues. Laugh out loud like no one is watching.
  3. Give – Give freely of yourself, whether it is your time, your expertise, or your companionship. By giving to others, we forget how needy we can be sometimes. Those who give always receive far more in exchange. Do it because it feels good.
  4. Dream – Never stop believing that you can achieve anything you want. Strive to improve yourself by learning and doing things that challenge you. Don’t always look for the path of least resistance.
  5. Learn – School is where we are told what to learn. Life is when you get to learn what your heart leads you towards. As long as that heart is still beating, fill it with the joy of discovery and the more you learn, the more you will realize that you truly know nothing.

Dance, live, love and laugh. Take the gift of life and cherish it like your most valuable possession in the world.

It really is, isn’t it?