In Pursuit of Elusive Motivation

If you are attempting to increase your motivation for accomplishing a thing but feel stymied on how to make this happen, then consider the following:

A passionate determination is the true starting point for enabling the release of one’s emotional persistence. Persistence, in turn, opens the (often too tightly closed) gateway into core inner strengths (energy).

We become stronger and more capable (in effect more motivated) for dispelling personal fears –  facing down and overcoming obstacles that frequently occur during our pursuit of goals. The message here is very clear – be passionate. Be passionate with your creative endeavors. Be passionate with your beliefs and most importantly, your belief of self.

You can do this! Yes. You. Can.

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Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week ahead and always remember to take care of you. I wish you well.

~ Penny

The Weight of Human Gravity

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We (all of us) prejudice our thinking processes with our human expectations. Consciously or not, our lives revolve around personal perspectives of how things should be or how we would like them to be, individually or socially speaking.

This is most definitely a part of the human condition. “Human Gravity” is the predilection (guided by various  emotions) to weigh ourselves down with the “how comes“, “what ifs“, and “why nots” and the ever popular “it’s not fair“. But then most of us know that life isn’t intentionally unfair or fair.

The ability to reach fulfillment of our hopes, wishes and desires absolutely resides within each of us. What might be of assistance is recognizing we are in complete control of the degree of human gravity we chose to allow.

And perhaps human gravity might not become so heavy and burdensome if our view of freedom came from an expanded viewpoint. That being:

“Freedom isn’t only a thought, an ideal or an expression. Freedom is allowing the manifestation of all our human being/senses to open completely to life experiences, witnessed by and with full and complete cooperation from heart & soul! Now that’s freedom, unfettered and released. There is no gravity. None what-so-ever!” ~Plh

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Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. One with a minimum amount of human gravity.

With sincere affection,

~ Penny

Your Life – A Miracle Waiting for You

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“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

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

 

 

 

Every Day Wisdom – Taking Responsibility, a Key to Success!

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When you see a problem, you address it, hands on. If you find a solution to the problem then you put it in motion, following the process through, making sure it’s the correct way to go. If you are unable to find a solution to the answers you seek, you don’t stop there, you ask for help from those who are better equipped to assist you with your problem. But you don’t stop until there is complete resolution.

The one thing you don’t do is stick your head down and wait for someone else to fix a situation that left unresolved may turn into a more serious problem down the road.

Those that take responsibility for not only their own individual actions but also by seeking out solutions to other problems in their immediate environment, job or community, contribute to the further well being of themselves and all those around them.

If you’re an entrepreneur, and take personal responsibility for resolution and problem solving you’re creating a proactive, productive and creative atmosphere for both your employees and/or potential customers. A good trade off I’d say. Best of all you can go home feeling very good about a day’s progress.

On a final note: Opportunities are everywhere. When you take personal responsibility for figuring out how and what you’re going to do next – even with the “inspite of’s” (such as unemployment, student debt, unanticipated crises, illness, or any combination of these) you are well on your way to success whether you know it yet or not. You will be successful because you’ve created the best mental and emotional attitude possible for becoming successful. You’ve decided to be responsible for the actions in your own life by doing whatever you need to do to make it happen (and not blaming where you are – in the moment – on other people or factors) ~ Anything is conceivable if you believe it to be so. Always remember this. It’s a powerful affirmation to know and believe in. Trust me on this one.

Just know I’ll be rooting for you because I know you can do this. That you have what it takes … YOU GO ON!

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Have a great week ahead,

With much affection,

~ Penny

At the edge of your tomorrows …

 

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The word ‘edge’ is an interesting word. A word that can enhance and expand (from a creative perspective) how you may view fulfillment of those dreams and goals in your life.

EDGE: The degree of sharpness (a blade’s edge). The brink or rim of something (edge of a cliff). At the border of something (the edge of infinity). a precarious or exciting state of existence (living on the edge). Provocative or discomforting, a harsh or elusive quality being aroused by any of the emotional states of being.

The follow written soliloquy (by yours truly) illustrates my own fascination and usage of the word ‘edge’ relating directly to the power within you and your ability to reach your goals!

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The Edge of Your Tomorrows

“Staring through infinity’s window

you witness all possibilities and potentialities.

Perhaps perilously poised at the edge of life

you …

sense a greater purpose,

feel a deeper belief,

know tomorrow’s coming,

even as you …

remain standing in a state of precarious balance

at the edge of life.

There are those constant nuances – the ebbs and flows –

your everyday’s … everything

lifting you up (or down), yet even so, carrying you onward!

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You risk all by just being,

even as you experience much – by allowing,

you embrace tomorrow by accepting,

always aware

that you stand

ever poised on the edge of change …

… perhaps frightening but also potentially glorious and wonderful.

So Go For It – Your Tomorrow, that is.

You. Make It Happen. You!

You Do! Because as always … YouGoOn!”

~ Penny L Howe, 2016

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Have a wonderful weekend ahead and as always, take care of you. You can’t be there for others if you haven’t taken care of your own well-being first!

With much affection,

~ Penny