Your Life – A Miracle Waiting for You

New Day’s Song

“Stilling morning mists

in silent breath of dawn,

bring peaceful subtle longings

while whispering new day’s song.”

~ Plh, 2017

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We are alive, a miracle in and of itself, yet as we go through daily routines and established habits (necessities we’ve determined we need for survival purposes) it is still our raw and basic emotions creating and shaping each new day. We are in a daily struggle to overcome self-imposed limitations by dwelling on previous dramas in our life even as we fear potential new ones in the making.

It’s good to recognize that our passions not only propel us forward but just as frequently pull us backward into an individualized and self-imposed prison of reality – one largely of our own making.

Untapped powers, currently existing within each and every one of us remain over burdened by our ever expanding collection of negative emotions, often to the point where we remain frozen as it relates to forward momentum needed for reaching personal goals of happiness and health or more simply put – that overall feeling of well being desired by each of us.

Dormant reservoirs of strength and creativity lay silently within our hearts and mind while negative emotions flourish creating additional handicaps (both mental and physical). Truth is, almost every single handicap we believe we have can be overcome with the right incentive,

which is …

… a sincere belief in one’s self. Your personal strength behind this belief propels your imagination and creativeness, which in turn then proceeds to ignore, let go of, or leap over internal boundaries (emotional limitations) you’d previously created. There exists today far too many examples (both anecdotal and factual evidence) of humans overcoming and succeeding against amazing odds for this not to be a truth to recognize, accept and embrace.

We … we create the reality for each of our new days.

Isn’t it past time for you to let go of personal perceived short-comings – the physical, the mental and the spiritual? Isn’t it time to become all you are truly capable of becoming?

Life is far more than we understand or comprehend and therein lies our new day reality.

There isn’t anything you or I can’t accomplish if we decide it is so, we’ve but to awaken ourselves to our own internal miracle which we are.

Life is ours for the living, the believing, and the doing.

For each of our own individual miracles to happen, it takes but our choice to make it so.

Believe in Yourself! 

Begin with this new day. It’s yours, after all!

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Wishing each of you many prosperous and happy days to come.

My sincerely affection to all,

~ Penny

Beauty and Wisdom …

 

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… is there to be found in our every day lives.

There for us to view, if we take the time to see.

There for us to appreciate, if we remember to be grateful.

There for us to love, if we know and believe that we are in control of our thoughts, emotions and actions.

And remember too … truly, there is always time for love!

May your New Year be filled with blessings of every kind.

Thanks for stopping by,

With much affection,

~ Penny

Your Body Listens to You

Yes it does, and in this complicated, complex world we live in our body pays especially close attention to each word we speak and every thought we think!

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It hears you speak about what’s right and wrong, (add the word stress here). Your body hears every single word! It listens to your thoughts about how you’re feel about things, others, yourself, your emotions, yes it even hears you when your thinking about how your body itself feels – you know aches and pains, kind of things.

And then … your body decides how it’s going to cope with the day! A fact!

So help your body hear some good things. Let your body listen to the joy of balance and harmony created in your mind when you’re doing something you love. Gardening, Taking Photographs, Painting, Drawing, Running, Riding, Building, Reading, Playing, Singing, Loving.

Let your body hear you laugh – a lot. Let your body hear your thoughts when you do “stop to smell the roses”! Let your body hear some beautiful music you’re listening to and enjoying.

Let your body hear your thoughts of gratitude for what you do have that’s positive in your day.

Give your body a leg up … It’s listening to what you say and think (always) … say something that makes it feel better. Start today.

It does a body good, I promise!

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Have a great day and a better tomorrow!

~ Penny

The Magic of Being – You!

Who?

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Being You

“Take nothing for granted.

So magical is your … being!

A wonderment we exist.

Amazingly mysterious,

ethereal yet tenacious life,

the most

unfathomable creatures

are we, truly

and I, for one, revel

in the miracle of

… all that I am,

that you are – but mostly

the fact of our (life’s) existence

the very essence of our being …

truly magical – yes, yes we are!”

~ Plh, 2016

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Happy Weekend everyone, make yours a great one!

With much affection,

~Penny

Love Equals Universal Infinity Or …

When An ‘Event Horizon’ Becomes Reflected Illusion

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From quantum-ness perspective

The Cosmic thinking be

a black hole is existing

in love’s reality.

But illuminate the equation

and in actuality

There’s no true “Event Horizon”

it simply cannot be.

Those hidden boundaries are

fear’s illusionary things,

while light from life and loving

Infinity it brings.

~ Plh, 2016

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Hello my friends. I am hopeful you stayed safe this weekend and that all is well in your world of being. Take care of you and have a wonderful week ahead.

~ With affection,

Penny

 

Looking for You in All the Wrong Places

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Are you looking for you?

Surprised that I knew?

Not so surprising, I’m looking for me too.

Most of us are looking, more than a few.

And many if not all – aren’t sure what to do.

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We are all looking for ourselves – more or less. An exhausting process isn’t it? Well the good news is there are a lot of clues to follow. No? Are you clueless? Perhaps you just don’t know where to look, or how.

Here’s a few hints:

LOOK INSIDE YOUR HEART – The very best of who you are resides in there. Guaranteed. The loving, caring you and the wishful dreamer.

LOOK INSIDE YOUR MIND – The contemplative you, the planner, the hopeful thinker.

LOOK INSIDE YOUR SOUL – The most inner essence of you that strives toward the unknown with nothing more than a belief to sustain you.

And then

Seek outward, don’t be afraid to fail … get back up again. Always remember:

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“Your unrealized dream is the beginning of a plan

The plan is the beginning of action.” ~Plh

A quick note about “the action of things”. It is true that those first few steps are the hardest ones. The more action the more momentum, the more momentum the more action. Got the picture? And yes it is hard, because most good things in life don’t come easy. You do have to work at them.

But the really good news about all this “doing” is the “you that you’re looking for” starts showing up, achieving and becoming; dwelling less on the who, and a lot more on what you’re achieving – which point in fact … leads you to the “you” you want to be.

So go for it. You can do it. Yes, you can!

Have a great week ahead and remember – always take care of you.

With sincere affection,

~ Penny

The Magical Wonderful You That You Are!

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Have you ever thought of yourself as magical? Go ahead, take a few minutes to do so.  You don’t know how? That’s okay, no worries.  I’ll show you. Right now take a little time and consider the possibilities, potentials and maybe’s in your life. Or go all out here, in the now of things, and dream. Dream big dreams. Use your imagination. It’s there for a purpose. Just imagine what might be.

I’m perfectly serious because I know locked inside each of us is the desire to make a difference for personal self fulfillment. We may not know exactly how to make this happen but we all feel this way.

You see, here’s the thing: As it turns out imagination is the first step in making something seemingly unbelievable (to you) or impossible happen. Yes, it is true. First something will occur within your immediate environment and/or you come up with this original idea or desire about doing something and before you know it you’re dreaming about the maybe of things. Of course, you’ve only to read about the myriad of people who went on to become famous by first thinking a thought or idea and then imagining what it could do or what they could be if they pursued it. Which they did, because they became motivated to do so.

“So if dreamer’s dream and doer’s do

There’s nothing to stop the magic of you.” ~Plh

But why do I refer to your capabilities as magical? Well, it’s because in the normal course of things most of us spend too much time quantifying our limitations. Determining what we can’t do and internally listing all those reasons why. And then we go further and sometimes hard wire our belief in self (or lack thereof) to our psychi – the center of thought, feeling and motivation – at which point we find ourselves in a perpetual state of uncertainty. Our motivation is frozen from self induced doubt.

Meanwhile, if  we think in terms of magic or the mystical power of influencing the course of events by some unknown method, and believe it to be so, why then, the magic existing inside of you (an untapped power of capability)  can and will bypass the negativity you’ve amassed. And just so you know, you have unlimited resources when it comes to dreaming, imagining and then cleverly figuring out a way to make your dreams come true. And … when all is said and done I, for one, consider that pretty amazingly magical.

Have you used your magic capabilities today? Make it so. Dismiss the doubts. After all, the wonderful you that you are – is magical.

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Hope you’re having a great week, thanks for stopping by and remember – always take care of you.

With sincere affection,

~ Penny

 

 

 

You Are An Achiever … But Are You, Really?

Sheer unadulterated strength. Okay, you got that! Focused sense of purpose. You got that too, right? A go for it – make things happen mentality. Right?

Well, all evidence to your current contrary … you really do. You just need your specific access point. That point which leads you to bypass then overcome doubts, insecurity, and worries.

But first, it’s important to remember your doubts should not begin with someone elses doubts about you, your ideas and/or your goals because all too frequently, when sharing your dream with others, it will be their negativity and doubts triggering your own.

Someone else telling you that you aren’t worthy or capable. Someone else questioning your ability to achieve. Someone else telling you you can’t do that. And they’re out there. Lots and lots of negative thinking, insecure oriented people who don’t really want you to succeed … because they haven’t. You wont find a happy successful person who will doubt your idea. They know. They’ve been there themselves and when no one else did, they believed in themselves.

So go ahead, dismiss the doubters and while you’re at it dismiss your own doubts too.

Complacency – that’s next on your list as to the why you aren’t making things happen for yourself. I’m not saying your satisfied with where you are, I’m suggesting there may be a comfort level with the “known” in your life, a disinclination to approach those potential unknowns. Am I right? Well that’s really just about fear. And as we all know, fear is one of the strongest emotions out there. So we’re dealing with an emotion, a feeling, not an actual thing but rather something YOU can handle by understanding that.

Listen to your dreams. Make that your catalyst for action because you can do this. If you dream it you can achieve it. Truly. You can do this.

Sooooo … make it so. Successful achievement becomes you and as I like to say #YouGoOn – because you can!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend and always take care of you.

With sincere affection,

~ Penny

Criticism – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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The Artisan

The word “artist” here applies to anyone who creates. They may use any format, any medium, any creative talent and will produce something original. Written words, musical sounds, lyrics, paintings, photography, movies, videos, sculpture, crafting, dancing, acting, style, design, digital, chemical, architectural, physical – any inventive application of our imagination.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge … For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein.

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CRITICISM – THE GOOD

To me ”Constructive Criticism” is refined. An effective type of critical feedback. The reader/viewer/listener will tell you what they find ”good” about your creative endeavors and share what “they believe” can be improved upon. So far so good. When you ask a person to “critique” your work pick someone you know to be skilled in the area of your artistry. They will give you an informed perspective with their opinion. Most artistry comes with learning the “tools of the trade”. This is important. The person who is offering critical feedback should be knowledgeable in this manner. If you don’t personally know someone like this, ask a fellow artist who they may know.

CRITICISM – THE BAD

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The Critics

There are many out there in the online world wide web of everything that profess to being “experts”! Many are well qualified but some are not. So do your research! Find out more about those you would ask for advice. Be very careful with those you approach for critical appraisal.

CRITICISM – THE UGLY

The world is in a flux of change. Some of the tried and true “rules” of what and how you should create (in any given medium) is evolving. There is a wellspring of innovative talent from around the world merging with one another right now. This means experimentation with creative new styles and methods.

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You’re the Artist of your work ~ not anyone else.

 

Don’t let “experts” rain on your parade and tell you what’s wrong with your art just because it is perceived as different from the “norm”. Those who are tied to the past sometimes cannot easily see the essence of the future springing from your words, your art, your style of acting, your music, your photography, your videos, your technology, and so on. Be you! Create from the heart.

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“The artist is still a little like the old court jester. He’s supposed to speak his vicious paradoxes with some sense in them, but he isn’t part of whatever the fabric is that makes a nation.” ~ William Faulkner

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Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and remember to always take care of you.

With affection,

~ Penny

Everyday Wisdom Hidden in Plain Sight – About You!

 

How many of you begin your day with self depreciating remarks? Or statements about what’s going to go wrong today. Or all the reasons everything bad seems to happen to you. Or perhaps you say to yourself, “why bother to try? This person or that person is going to ruin my day!”

These type of thoughts and statements become self fulfilling the more you repeat them. You send a signal to your brain that says you can’t win, you can’t overcome and … that you think of yourself or your situation as a losing one.

First rule of being happy much less successful is to believe in yourself. Not because you’re going to go out tomorrow and conquer the world, but because where you are, right this minute is only temporary and you’re a good person who can ‘step by step’ move forward in a positive way, because you know you can. You believe in you.

What really, really helps is to not tell yourself, ahead of time, why you can’t do something. Or blame a situation or a person for problems and circumstances. We all feel insecure and worried, even fearful at times. This is normal but it shouldn’t stop us from accomplishing our goals.

 So today is a good day to start saying those self fulfilling things that support what you want to do. Things like “Today I’m going to get my tasks done regardless of what comes my way.” Or “I’m not going to let another person’s negative attitude or perhaps even rude bullying behavior affect me”. Or “Today I believe in me and someway, somehow I will do those things I’d planned to do.”

You positively reinforce your own mindset (thinking patterns of behavior) when your thoughts, words and action have a “can do” mentality. It will strengthen your resolve as well.

Try it. You’ll discover it really works. And by repeating daily, this can make a significant difference between success and failure. Remember you’ve only failed when you stop! Every other thing that goes wrong is just a temporary disappointment and a part of your ongoing learning experience.

 

Do not ever believe you are incapable or undeserving of the enrichment and fulfillment of happiness, love and creative endeavor. You are. We all are.

Life’s pathways may vary during our adventures in life. But happiness is yours for the having, love is yours for the giving/receiving and creativity “with achievement” are yours for the doing. Yours for the believing that this is so.

Because it’s true. Believe in you, never doubt even on the most negative of days. Always remember – You make it happen because …

#YouGoOn.

Thank you. Have a great weekend ahead and take care of you.

With sincere affection,

~Penny