Tools and Resources To Set You On Your Journey
Over the past few weeks, I have been trying to understand why so many people recommend forgiveness as a way to move forward.
It seems incredulous but for a long, long time, I could not understand the need for forgiveness. It isn’t that I live alone in a cave and have no friends or that I hold grudges forever more! Read More
‘O, be still my wandering mind’
The recent explosion of spiritual practices and the greater embracing of Eastern traditions in the West have brought meditation to the foreground, so much so that it is now common practise, accepted and embraced by main stream. Read More
It is a fact, images and video clips get shared more often (and sometime without much hesitation) on social media platforms, be it Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest. Text doesn’t quite do it anymore. If you are trying to achieve that viral effect, then you have got to try one of these apps to create picture quotes and meme posters. Read More
With the beginning of each new day comes the promise of another wholly embracing, potential-filled experience, yet the presence and setting of each day anew starts long before you awaken when the alarm goes off, or when the sunshine comes flooding in to your room. Read More
We have all been there, haven’t we? That seemingly prolonged phase in life where we suddenly feel as if we’ve been cast adrift, as if stranded on a small raft in the middle of the vast ocean of uncertainty.
If you are like me always wanting to know how things are going on your website; how many visitors (unique and repeat), where in the world are they from, how long did they stay and how many pages did they open, then you need one of the following apps. Read More
As I shared the details of a recent conversation with an acquaintance, on my Facebook page recently and was both pleased and surprised and the attention it garnered.
On hindsight however, I wondered, why is it that we, with all of our intelligence and knowledge, us of the highest order of development, fail to realise that no where else in the natural world is there a definition of ‘less than perfect’.
Samuel J Tan Start Now, Tools branding and relationships, gauge the demand, Market Research, niche and locality, reaching out, registering your business, starting an online business, starting your business, strength and passion, writing a business plan 1
We jumped to Step 1 and Step 2 in our previous articles, assuming that you already have a product or service and are already running a business. But here’s the thing, we thought it might be useful to share what typically happens before Step 1 and Step 2. Read More
In desperation and depression I begged,
“Please! Dear Universe, we need your help.
We’re down to our last pennies
And we need something to change”.
As my mind silenced and my heart eased,
This is how the Universe replied.
Know that everything,
every single thing is always working out for you
Everything that you are working on now,
will turn to gold
No matter how difficult and big
Or how small and seemingly insignificant,
Everything that you do is of great,
There is no one else on this earth,
Or anywhere else in this Universe,
Who has had your experiences and perspectives.
Your ideas, ideals, thoughts,
emotions and beliefs are so valuable
to the whole world and everyone in it,
because there is no one else
who is able to bring your message,
your experience and your expertise
forth to share.
Know that you are on a path that is truly yours,
for no one else before you or after you
will every walk that same path again.
And most of all, Trust,
Trust that all will be well.
With love to you always.
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Many thanks for all that you do.
Take care and be happy!
What if today, and everyday, we looked at everyone,
all the people around us,
all the people we come in contact with,
Beyond the colour of their skin
Beyond the style of the hair
Or the clothes that they may wear
Right up until early last year, I had always only associated the term ‘block’ with writers, as in, writers block, a phrase so stigmatised that some writers are loathe to even say the words.
Why We Need To Let Go of What We Truly Want
Yesterday on my Facebook page, I came across a beautiful picture and post that spoke about how we don’t ever yearn and cajole the sun to rise, we simply trust in the knowing that it will, every morning.
It reminded me of how we often find ourselves tremendously worked up and wound up about what we want or need to achieve when we have identified our goals and aspirations.
Perhaps it is in the nature of how our society works and how we have always been taught to work hard and that all that we ever need to achieve our desires is to focus all of our energies in to working to the end goal.
I, too used to be a fervent believer in the sanctity of working hard. That is until I too experienced the amazing impossibilities of synchronicities, how things happen and how solutions present themselves, completely beyond the possibilities of our human control.
Much has been said about the Law of Attraction, a great many books, audios and videos have been produced and shared detailing it’s nature and the myriad of ways in which it works.
Less though has been said about the importance of ‘letting go’, which I have found and learnt to be the biggest, potentially the most important step in manifesting.
Letting go is not about ‘forgetting your idea’ or ‘giving up on the dream’.
It’s really about being ‘easy’ about what it is that is to come.
It is really about learning to trust that whatever your desire, whatever your hearts secret hopes, dreams and wishes; they are already yours, you simply have to open up, relax in to the knowing that it is coming and enjoy every present moment.
I had a great reminder of this as I observed our Yorkshire Terrier Ollie a couple of weeks ago.
He is fairly typical of terriers, of a guarded, possessive nature, especially when it comes to his ‘favourites’.
As a treat we gave him a rawhide chew, something he absolutely loves. However as it is an occasional treat, he often gets very protective of it. Guarding, snapping and generally being very unfriendly to anyone who happens to come near the vicinity of his treat.
Now, because of this behaviour, we often feel threatened and worried about the consequences of him actually biting. So much so that, every time he starts behaving that way, we start plotting how we can remove the raw-hide chew from him. (Generally one of us will lure him away, while the other quickly snatches and removes the treat).
The last time we had to remove the raw-hide chew from Ollie in this way, it occurred to me, that this is almost exactly to what it must be like when we are wanting, or when we desire something so greatly that we do all that we can to hold on to it.
Of course, we do not go around growling and snapping and generally being nasty, but without a doubt, emotionally we get very tense, and with that the equivalent feelings of fear and worry come along and so the things that we think of and focus on undoubtedly come true.
So here’s what I learnt from Ollie that day.
1. Ease in to it
In all that we want to achieve, especially when we have already identified the goals, hopes, dreams and aspirations. We also need to ‘ease in to it’. To be able to gently, as graciously as swans, ease in to the feeling of having already achieved it.
2. Be willing to let go
In easing in to the experience, we also need to be willing to let go of our tight hold on the reins and be open the all possibilities and probabilities that may open up in our path.
As we hold in our tight grasp our narrow perceptions of the path that we need to take to achieve our goals, we lose sight of the broader perspective, the greater possibilities that may occur, beyond and outside of our mind’s own potential solutions.
3. Be mindful, be present and enjoy the moment
As we move along the path, while our eyes may settle on a goal a little further down in the distance, we need to also be aware that we always, always live in the present moment.
To know that, all roads lead to your goal, all moments culminate at that meeting point and yet the only moment that is of the essence is the one that you are currently in.
Learning to trust that everything is working out exactly as it should be goes hand in hand with the ability to ‘let go’.
But once we can settle-in, learn to let go and trust that the everything is working out exactly as it should, amazing pathways open up and help us on our way.
And remember, take care and be happy
What are your greatest dreams and passions? And are you ready to ‘let go’?