Self improvement

Know for Sure What’s Best for You

“Your hunch is trying to tell you something.”

How many times have you said to yourself,  “I knew I should have done that” or “Why didn’t I listen to myself?” Your intuition was talking to you, and you ignored it. Often your intuition gets dismissed because it tells you something that doesn’t fit with your logical or habitual way of thinking.

Trust yourself. Your intuition is very powerful. It will lead you down the best possible path for you, if you let it. The next time you have a hunch about a certain idea to pursue, a decision to make or a person to contact, do it.

When you trust your intuition, you live with no regrets.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I trust my intuition and live with no regrets.

 

Self improvement

Stop Emotional Fighting

“If your life is a campaign against things, the things you fight will expand.”

Is there is something in your life that you don’t want?

If so, then stop worrying about it and stop talking about it. You may not realize it, but the energy you put into fighting the issue, keeps it alive.  Whenever you agonize over something, you breathe life into it.

Happily, the reverse is also true. Withdraw your energy and focus and the issue shrinks, until it goes away. It’s time to give yourself the relief you deserve.

Decide to truly let go of what you are fighting, emotionally, and watch as it evaporates and no longer robs your spirit.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I pour my energy into things I want.

 

Self improvement

Are you in the driver’s seat?

“You’re entitled to a life.”

When was the last time you slowed down enough to consider your own needs? With so many things to do and so many places to be, you probably haven’t thought about yourself, lately.

Taking care of your self does great things for you.  It makes you less irritable, less anxious and more satisfied. With consistent self-care you feel energized, centered, strong and willing. You feel like you are in the driver’s seat of your life, which is precisely where you belong.

When you find yourself jumping to the demands of others, slow down and remember that you are entitled to a life, too, and it’s perfectly okay to say, “No.”

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: It’s easy for me to say “No.” I am taking time for myself.

 

Self improvement

End Daily Struggles

“Relax and enjoy life’s journey.”

Every day you’re bombarded with an ever-increasing number of opportunities, yet you don’t seem to have enough time to get things done. If that isn’t enough, you believe you’re not working quickly enough to keep up with the nonstop flow of information streaming out of your computer. Worse yet, you feel as if you’ll be left in the dust if you don’t keep up.

The truth is, there will never be enough time to get everything done, so, don’t kill yourself trying.

You can face overwhelming challenges, yet still make each day purposeful, by keeping in mind a clear intention of what you want to do. Resolve to stay focused on accomplishing important tasks. Be willing to say “No” when you are asked to add responsibilities that are not in harmony with your aspirations.

Life is not meant to be a struggle but a balanced and joyful journey.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I am focusing on what is important and enjoying my life.

 

Self improvement

Do you respect yourself?

“Do you love, respect and trust yourself?”

Can you answer this question with an undeniable, resounding YES? Self-esteem is all about love, respect and trust. It’s based on the confidence and satisfaction you have in yourself. Self-respect is the voice inside that tells you how special you are, that you can become whatever you want, and says it with conviction.

Learning to love the real you unconditionally, just as a mother loves her children, can take time. But you can do it! You’ll know when you have done it, because your self-esteem will soar and you will be more creative, friendly, loving, and outgoing, as a result.

Start loving, respecting and trusting yourself right now, and never stop. You’re worth it!

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I love, trust and respect myself.

 

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Winter Solstice

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Good morning. Today we is Winter Solstice or also call DongZhi Festival .Traditionally, the Dongzhi Festival is also a time for the family to get together. One activity that occurs during these get-togethers  is the making and eating of tang yuan or balls of glutinous rice, which symbolize reunion. Tangyuan are made of glutinous rice flour and sometimes brightly coloured. Each family member receives at least one large tangyuan in addition to several small ones. The flour balls may be plain or stuffed. They are cooked in a sweet soup or savory broth with both the ball and the soup/broth served in one bowl. It is also often served with a mildly alcoholic unfiltered rice wine containing whole grains of glutinous rice.

The festive food is also a reminder that celebrators are now a year older and should behave better in the coming year. Even today, many Chinese around the world, especially the elderly, still insist that one is “a year older” right after the Dongzhi celebration instead of waiting for the lunar new year. 

Wishing my family’s and friends to have a good memories in year 2014. Happy Winter Solistice.

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Daily Teaching

the secret

I believe that you’re great, that there’s something magnificent about you. Regardless of what has happened in your life. Regardless of how young or old you think you might be. The moment you begin to ‘think properly,’ this something that’s within you, this power within you that’s greater than the world, it will begin to emerge. It will take over your life. It will feed you. It will clothe you. It will guide you, protect you, direct you, sustain your very existence. If you let it. Now that is what I know, for sure. – Michael Bernard Beckwith.