Archive | August, 2012


31 Aug

Something inspirational:

“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.”


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Quiet contemplation

30 Aug

I often use quiet contemplation as a tool so that I can continue to strive for inner peace.

Inner peace comes from our perceptions, in other words… how we deal with those perceptions. Having peace not only represents our inner perceptions, but how we outwardly deal with our life …

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Emotional patterns

29 Aug

Emotional patterns emerge from our early years and stay etched with us for most of our adult life… until we learn how to change them.

I believe different emotional patterns form depending on who is in our lives. Different influences will bring about different emotional patterns in us. For example, if someone is overpowering …

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Winners and losers

28 Aug

Something inspirational:

“Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people.”


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Not stopping to question

27 Aug

As a child I didn’t stop to question what my parents wanted for me. I assumed the decisions they were making for me would be the best ones for me.

As parents, we can either make decisions for our children based on what we want, or we can make decisions based on what we think works for our children instead. Never having been independent as a child, I know how important it is for children to become independent …

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Keeping a perspective

26 Aug

Something inspirational:

“The first step to becoming a more peaceful person is to have the humility to admit that, in most cases, you’re creating your own emergencies. Life will usually go on if things don’t go according to …

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Lashing out

25 Aug

As a child I was less than careful with what and how I said things. In my defence I was angry with myself. I didn’t care, but looking back now that was no excuse.

My mother would often say; if you can’t say something good about someone, don’t say anything at all.  Many years down the line I find myself taking a similar slant with my own children. Children don’t always think or care how they speak to adults, depending on what they’re dealing with. They often speak with a sharp tongue …

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Greener grass

24 Aug

When I look back at what my grandparents had, my generation had more, but in comparison to my children’s generation, as a child I see now that I had very little.

Our grandparents lived the simplistic life without having the opportunities or the lifestyle. I was lucky to have a better lifestyle in certain respects, but missed out on opportunities …

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Time out

23 Aug

Today’s not been a great day. I don’t seem to be able to think straight, let alone write anything. The last few days have been so stressful, so much so I’m really not sure how I feel. A life on a dessert island seems a viable prospect right now! Just so tired of dealing with stressful situations pertaining to family issues. Rant over… I am beginning to feel better now.

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John Maxwell quote

22 Aug

Something inspirational:

“Success each day should be judged by the seeds sown, not the harvest reaped.”

John C. Maxwell

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