Sunday, July 31, 2011

On the lighter side…

On the lighter side…
Glenda Gibbs

Once upon a time there were million and trillions of little fishy sperms … and there was one very special little fishy sperm ... you know the one - it decided it was going to be #1 and fought off all the others …it’s magnitude of focus, strength, and wholeness were encapsulated in love and it made it’s way to your mom’s womb … and here you are today. You were whole then and you are whole today … it’s true. Now it’s up to you to believe it. I do.

Happy day!!

What drives you -- criticism or complements?

What drives you -- criticism or complements?
Glenda Gibbs

We listen to our thoughts all of the time …

How about you? Notice your thoughts… if you were to pay real close attention to your thoughts, would they be supportive and in alignment with your idea of happiness and in pursuit of your goals? Or are they more criticizing and full of judgment? What are you listening to? … What drives you -- criticism or complements?

Last evening I had the opportunity of teaching a class where I suggested each person to scan their thoughts… noticing what they generally listen to and then I asked them to share their results. Most reported that they listen to the negative.

… there wasn't a one who would be OK with someone else talking to them the way they talk to themselves.

The thoughts we listen to are the thoughts that create our reality…

Take charge and change them! You decide the thoughts you're thinking rather than succumbing to default … you're worth it!

Happy day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lost keys? You’ll find them. Lost weight? You'll find it!

RE: Lost keys? You’ll find them. Lost weight? Subconscious hears “lost”. Let go or release the weight I posted this concept on my Facebook page ...

A friend shares while she understands this concept, she doesn’t ‘get’ it. I appreciate her sharing. Because my sharing wasn’t clear it’s possible others didn’t ‘get’ it either. Thank you friend!

Do you recall losing things as a child and your mother (or father) getting after you, telling you to find it and don’t stop / keep at it until you do find it?

Other examples: you lost your glasses or your mitt or hoody or a book and what do you do?

The concept of losing / finding has been embedded into our minds; the response to the lost item triggers us to ‘find’ it.

Regarding the weight, I suggested she change ‘lose’/’lost’ to reduce, release or let go of the weight (maybe even change out the word weight to inches) – the subtleness can be profound.

Happy day to you!

Friday, July 22, 2011

He Who Buries His Head in The Sand is Apt to Get His Butt Kicked

I recently had a conversation with someone who is experiencing turmoil in his life. Having a curious nature about me, I asked what kept him in his uncomfortable situation. His response, “It’s comfortable and at least I know what’s going on, if I change I won’t know won’t what to expect.”

We have this fallacy with “being comfortable”. Is it possible that being comfortable also equates conditioning? Perhaps being comfortable alters our perception of life.

When …

• Life isn’t working the way we want it, we say, “life sucks!”
• Our health is compromised – we blame it on _____ (kids, work, animals, etc.)
• Relationships aren’t what we expected – it’s the other person’s fault
• Our job isn’t great anymore? – just too much stress …
• Opportunities are passed to the other person – we’re mad

Being comfortable with a menu of knowing what to expect robs us of living our best life.

One thing is certain, when we hangout with this thinking, we find our friends with similar viewpoints – that’s a comforting thought, huh.

Scary as situations can be, closing the door to the self-talk, we CAN outgrow a-head-in-the-sand-approach to life ... reach up and reach out. Offer a helping hand, in turn someone will be there to offer you the same. The first step is the most difficult ... you're worth it!

To you living your best life!


Original 2009. This article has been revised.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


This video is a good watch - with several messages.

As we appreciate and validate ourselves … the ‘need’ to be validated by others isn’t necessary. Appreciating each other – be it with a smile, gesture or verbal acknowledgement adds to one’s day; this is far removed of being dependent on someone or something external to validate/make us feel worthy. When the external stimulus is absent there are triggers of anxiety generating the need to replace the loss.

On the other hand, a big smile and or any approach feeling good and sharing it with the world we become the examples – we add to the collective good of our society.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How is the Miser a reflection of me?

How is the Miser a reflection of me?
By Glenda Gibbs

A while back I viewed the film “Living Luminaries”. There were several scenes catching my attention, one that I especially appreciated was Eckhart Tolle sharing about the ‘Now’ moment. He teaches there is no past or future, only now. He shares if we need to give something attention (referencing past/future) do it and return to the ‘Now’ moment for this is where peace of mind resides. I really like this, with practice it’s achievable.

While I ‘know’ this I often find myself in the past or the future … my mind has an ongoing supply of thoughts.

A colleague selects a card to use as a focus in her meditation. I liked her idea so I put it to use this morning. I randomly selected ‘Miser’.

Miser: hanging onto beliefs, including money, time, and possessions; lack of compassion and appreciation.

I pondered how is the Miser a reflection of me? The response was quick … being caught in the whirlwind of distractions I haven’t honored me, there hasn’t been the time, instead I’ve pushed on telling myself I have so many things pressing … I’m not achieving at the level I desire.

My mind revisits Eckhart’s message.

A plan to implement: copy this article and read it daily, meditate, pay attention to my thoughts/mind, release the thoughts of the past and future and focus on what is happening right now.

Allowing myself permission to be in the ‘Now’ moment provides me clarity, insights and the feelings of calmness and confidence. I have a sense of direction, allowing me to be within my community, reciprocating love, ideas and support. To acquire this, self discipline is a must.

A moment by moment choice...

Happy day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Be Your Own Champion!!

Ok… take your right hand and place it on your left shoulder, pat yourself four or five times .... now say “Good Job (your name)!”

Notice how you’re feeling – are you smiling and liking this feel good feeling? There’s a little kid in each of us who loves getting a pat on the back or an ‘atta boy’ … this method bumps up our self-confidence. We learn to trust and take those risks when we have somebody believing in us and rooting us on.

Be your own champion!!

Happy day!