Sunday, March 11, 2012

500 Words

If you knew that today was your last day and you wanted to write something memorable what would you write? For me, I will say this:

Be the author of your own book. Learn to be inspiring by being inspired.

Learn to see what is around you. Have you ever watched a swarm of birds move with the wind? It is so beautiful and something you miss if you don’t look up. Have you ever seen a plane in the sky and wondered who was on that plane, let your imagination run with it? Have you watched the formation of clouds, how quickly they move, join and disconnect; the sway of a tree as the breezes of the air move around the limbs and leaves. Have you ever really looked at dirt, the colors, the grains, the sand or texture?

Do you ever travel the roadways and never really see what is there? Are you just on a journey and not really enjoying the adventure?
 Did you stop and see the red worm moving across the ground or hear the pine cone fall through the trees and hit the earth with a thunder? Did you come across a beautiful flower you didn’t see from the road or smell the scents of the trees? Maybe you saw an eagle flying overhead and hear his/her caw and notice that one white cloud. Maybe you saw a coyote eating his meal, or notice the wonderful markings on a cow, see a lamb nursing or one frolicking in the field. Did you hear the waves breaking against the rocks or see a seal sun bathing? Did you notice the color of the water, or the smell of the sea air?

You are on a crowded street, ever stop and watch the people? Listen to the sounds of what is around you; the busyness of the day may provide a different perspective then what you normally see.

Here is the tough one; learn to let go. We all know that we cannot change the past. Imagine how much weight those negative thoughts and emotions weigh.  If you could put them in a pile, how big would the pile be? Do you really want to carry all that? Is your health worth caring all those condescending thoughts, anger, fear, and hurt?  Think about it, today is your last day for ever; what does that stuff really matter now?

Read. We are given an opportunity to share in the thoughts of others through reading. Pick up a book it just might be inspiring.

Is your future what you preview in your mind?
Your future is the next chapters that are yet to be written. If you take all the steps written above and apply them today you can write a wonderful tomorrow. Learn to be grateful for what is in front of you, even when you hate it; why? They are the lessons that need to be reviewed and deciphered, pull out the parts that you can learn from to change today into tomorrow.

Remember you are the author and if you don’t like this chapter change it. No one has a right to write your chapter for you. Not your spouse, your family, friends, or employer; only you hold the pen.

Learn to live life with love and laughter. Inspire others.

Becoming a butterfly,
Carol Scheid

Please leave your comments and share with others. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Self Talk- Your inner Voice

Self Talk- your inner voice
How does self talk affect us? When you use the same words or types or sequence of words daily they begin to permeate our subconscious mind. You must remember that your mind does not forget anything and believes everything to be real. Words are no different; even when they are our own words, which can be really great or terribly horrible. 

I remember pretty much my whole life starting as a child I would say something negative to beat someone else for saying it first. In others words I would cut myself down. Sounds odd doesn’t it; why would I do that? 
When you are raised in a continuously negative environment it begins to become your nature which takes over your mind. You begin to believe all those bad words as truth, and hence negative self talk. It takes a great deal of focus on your part to change that. 

When you find yourself saying things like, “I can’t finish this in time; that is a pretty blouse, ahh, but I can’t really afford it; man, that looks great for lunch, but it’s cheaper to get this other item; maybe I should buy these pants, no I won’t they make me look fat. Maybe I will take a class at the JC after work, no, I am not smart enough, I won’t do well.   These are types of negative self talk.

Negative words no matter their use affect others around you. It is a poison in the mind that spreads like wild fire. They say that swearing is very similar and it comes from anger. Think about being in a fast food restaurant with your children, a few high school students come in and the 'f 'words fly, what is your reaction? Do you really want to expose your children to that? You may say no, but what kind of words do you use at home? Are they negative, condescending, critical, demeaning, abusive, attacking? These words your mind hears and remembers. So does your family, and your children will retain them for life. 

So learn to listen to the words you choose to use. Learn to listen to your heart and not your head, they are very different. When you become connected with your inner self you will realize the areas that you need to improve on and it will begin to come natural to you. You will build inner strength; yes it takes diligent effort, time and commitment. Oh, you will feel so much more at peace with yourself. It is really great.

You are worth every thought of positive emotions and feelings you can conjure.
I have attached an audio that I would like to share with you. Listen to it, think about it and see if it affects you. Here it is: Finer Minds
Here is another article that I just found and wanted to add some additional content concerning negative thinking and talking: Are Negative Thoughts Cutting Your Lifespan in Half?

Becoming a butterfly,
Carol Scheid

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year's Resolutions & Vision Boards

Vision Boards and resolutions, why do we use them and what is the correlation between the two?
 “New Year’s resolution” is a choice to make a change in some area of your life at the beginning of the new calendar year. It is seeking a goal to achieve, making a plan and putting it into place. The problem with resolutions is following through. Why, because we lose sight of our vision. So that is where a vision board comes into play. However, putting a picture or words in front of you may not be enough to reach achievement. 
This is something you might want to consider when writing down your goals. Write down what the purpose of the goal is. What is it that you want to achieve and why? That is the most important part of setting a goal, it is the why that is behind it. But before you just sit down and consciously write down a bunch of crap, search from within, what is really inside of you that makes you want to achieve a certain outcome. 

For example, the all time favorite is weight loss. First, look at the real cause of the weight gain. Then look at what the end results of reduction in weight will bring. First you will feel better, it is healthier in many aspects for your body; muscle mass, circulation, heart, blood pressure, diabetes, self image, now you get a new wardrobe, it is easier to get in and out of the car you get the idea. If you need help in this area, do a Google search for whatever your new resolution is. Maybe it will give you some ideas about the benefits you want to achieve.

So now you have your goal selected, but what is your why? This is the hard part; my weight gain has to do with my previous marriage and has nothing to do with food; the food was the tool I use to gain weight. 

Now notice I said release, I did not say “lose”; why, because when you lose something what is the natural reaction—to find it. I do not want to “re-find” this particular loss. So this is also a very good point I will make, be very careful of the word(s) you choose to use. 

Remember your subconscious remembers everything and uses it. It does not know the difference between real and imagination.

So what is your story and why do you want to achieve it? Take your time and put some real thought into it. What joy is it going to bring you and/or others?

So whatever it is you are seeking in life, remember one of the strongest gems in the world is a diamond and it lasts forever. Diamonds when cut have faucets to bring light into the gem. It is the cuts of the diamond that make it glisten. So let the light in and shine and glisten like a diamond. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you achieve greatness. Please post your comments below I would like to hear your resolutions; I appreciate you and value your time.

Becoming a butterfly,