Words can work magic, just like a spell.
They can cast a dark shadow
light you up like a sunny day.
Which on you get all depends on you.
Recently I read a post on Noelle’s blog, Meditation Travelogue which inspired this Happy Box.
Acknowledging and accepting the power of your words is an essential practice. The impact your words have on your co-workers, family members and the random encounters out in the world are absolutely critical to your success in life, both as a human being and in your career.
It is time to own your power and it is tremendous.
Acknowledging the power of your inner dialogue is equally essential.I dedicate a lot of time in my programs to communication. It is the key component to effective long lasting change.
Our perception of events creates our reality. Two people can be in the same room and take away completely different messages depending on their personal point of view.
As a student and blogger of A Course in Miracles, words are under constant scrutiny. They have so much power to separate us, to inspire us, to enrich our lives and at times even to cast a shadow on the soul for an entire lifetime.
I want to talk a little bit about inspiration.
Great truths are simple and we feel them deep in our guts; perhaps you call them epiphanies. Being able to inspire your team through teamwork, continued education and acknowledging excellence is preferable to threatening them with their jobs or bonuses if they don’t reach their targets.
Inspiring accomplishment in our children through fostering independence and consistency is preferable to shaming, micro-managing and talking down to them.
Looking at yourself in the mirror and smiling back at yourself will lay the foundation for self acceptance rather than scrutinizing a minor flaw in your complexion.
Each conversation you have, could be the most important one you ever have. Pay attention to what you say and what is being said to you. Not only for the impact of your message, but for the opportunities that open up as a result. You could be the biggest source of inspiration in someone’s life today.
On a personal note, I made it to Sunrise Yoga this morning. To maximize my productivity as I expand my life coaching practice, I am setting my alarm clock for 5:42 am to maintain my four times a week yoga practice.
My instructor Shalon announced that we were going to end the class in, dun-dun-dun, headstand. I have not even attempted headstand in over a year and at the time, doing it before 7 am seemed a bit shall we say, optimistic.
Shalon, who is not only a talented instructor but such a sweet nurturing young woman, took the time to break it down, addressed the fear she could see welling up in her students and as she spoke I felt a calm, confidence wash over me and I said to myself, “I can do this.”
And I did. As I stayed there looking out at the upside-down horizon of blue sky, forest and mountain, I felt such a sense of accomplishment. Life was reminding me to go for it!
The motivation for kicking my legs up into the air instead of just hanging out in my comfort zone is due 100% to her words. They cast a magic spell over me and motivated me to rise into myself. I have been in the best mood all day.
I decided last night to post this Happy Box this morning and I have to say that it feels outstanding to have this anecdotal story to end with.
May we all enjoy the bumps on the road as we soar onwards and upwards along the journey of life.
Live life in FULL bloom.
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