Sunday, February 28, 2010

Exit Strategies (Read Time: 3 min.)

You're never stuck, trapped, or locked in one place in life.

To believe that is to buy into the lie that you are a victim when the sheer truth is that you are the power and authority in your world. But, with power comes responsibility. For so many, the making of mistakes is easier to take when life is happening to you rather than FOR you. It's easy to blame others or circumstances for the choices we made... or for the choices we failed to make.

It's time to open our eyes and see that life is bigger than where we are right now. It's like looking out on the ocean. Through your eyes, the sea looks far and wide but you don't know where it ends. In fact, from where you stand, you feel worlds apart from the ocean and, yet, so close, you can reach out and touch it.

That's how our dreams feel at times. We're living a life, it's regular and okay, and, yet, the deep desires of our hearts go unnoticed. We shove them inside because we tell ourselves that to live that dream would require superhuman efforts that we, at this moment in time, are not able to make.

It's the lie of a lifetime and, when you believe it long enough, you find that life passes by very quickly and with poor results.

Don't die with the music still in you. Don't suppress your dreams simply because you don't know how to make them happen. The hows are not up to you. The whats and the whys always are.

I'm going to spend the month of March teaching about how to develop exit strategies in your life when things, as they are, no longer serve you and those you love. Whether it's a job or a business or a relationship, during the month of March, we're going to dismantle this victim mentality of "I can't do it" and step into the power that comes with knowing that "within you are all the answers to all the questions you shall ever ask."
It's time to ask... and receive...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

You Won't Feel The Same (Read Time: 2 min.)

So many people go into relationships expecting to feel the same over time. How many times have I heard (or said) people say "I don't feel the same anymore." Love is not a static emotion. It's not a noun; it's a verb.

In the same way, love is not supposed to feel the same. It's limitless, ever present, and, unlike most of us, it allows for change. There comes a moment where you have to decide if, in every relationship, you're going to be committed to seeing people's innocence or seeing their guilt.

If you're always looking for what someone does wrong, guess what? You'll always find it.

On the other hand, if you see people with the awe and passion of a first kiss, they'll never disappoint you. You'll see in them things you've never seen before. You'll marvel at the beauty, excitement, and joy of who they really are. You'll go into every moment, even the not-so-great ones, looking for their next evolution.

Let's get out of our love ruts by doing one simple thing- allowing people to change right before our eyes IN EVERY MOMENT...