Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and SEVEN giveaways!

Have you Ever?

Have you ever really 'Danced Like Nobody is Watching'? Do you sing like no one is listening? I do! I tend to do both when I'm cooking. When I'm really in the zone, I'm prepping, dancing and singing all at the same time. It helps I love to cook (and I love to eat too!) but I also sing and dance in the shower!

Doing those things are just really symbolic of 'living in the moment'. And while outwardly that appears to be easy, it is much easier said than done. Have you ever been in a room full of people and felt totally alone? or just felt like you were not there at all?

Have you ever been really happy, suddenly become aware of being so happy, and then something negative creeped into your thoughts or you get distracted by something silly? That's slipping out of the moment at it's finest. You don't have to slip out of the moment. You don't have to always be so self-aware that you stop yourself from being free, from being happy, from being in a moment.

Stopping our negative inner voice isn't easy. But those thoughts that ruin your fun got there by repetitive behaviors, by cycles that occured over time. And you can banish them, with repetitive 'change' thoughts, over time. When you find yourself being 'snapped' out of the moment, you may not be able to 'snap' your way back in right away, I'm not going to tell you it's like flipping a switch in your brain, because it certainly is not. But I can tell you, anything you pursue with the utmost enthusiasm and persistence will pay dividends.

There is always good around you, when you find yourself slipping out of a good moment, or a negative thought is filling your head, focus on ONE good thing around you. The smile or laugh of a friend, family member or even co-worker. The sun on your face. The wind through your hair. Put THAT thought into your mind, actively. Say 'I really like (insert your positive thought here, lol)'. You will have banished the negative thought pattern by replacing it with something that fills you with joy. That will relax you and will help snap you back into the moment.

So today I urge you to Dance like nobody is watching, Sing like no one is listening and yes you can LOVE like you've never been hurt. (I have turned many a head on the subway platform dancing along to some song on my MP3 Player! When the 'eyes' realize I don't care what they think, for the most part, I'd say 9 out of 10, even in my jaded city, almost always SMILE).

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will dance like nobody is watching, sing like no one can hear me, and love like I've never been hurt, I'm 100% in the moment!'.

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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  1. Wow, your blog is really like one-stop-shopping-and-reading! Love it!

    I really like this affirmation... I already tend to dance like no one is watching (literally, and to the horror of my husband and one day, my daughter), but I know you mean it more than just at face-value. Thanks for the inspiration to think out of the box!


  2. Love living in the moment post by you, and will try to do it more often.