Monday, April 28, 2008

Reflecting Myself

Okay, so after I posted last week's thought, I was bombarded with examples of how I do not reflect myself exactly how I am in the moment. What I mean is, I heard the "voice" in my head saying things like, "Well, this is what always happens." "Well, this is how you always feel." Hmmm...I wasn't allowing myself to grow. I had expectations of the old person. It has been quite insightful for myself. I have been quite enjoying quieting that voice the past few days!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Reflecting Others

I have been reflecting on this week's quote quite a bit this week, thinking about how we have such expectations when it comes to how other people will be. There is a lovely thought in the Yoga Sutras (the precepts of yogic philosophy) that says our goal is to reflect others like a crystal. What it refers to is being able to see people precisely as they are in that moment. We see them clearly without memories of what they they did or said last year, yesterday, or even five minutes ago, and without expectation of what they will do or say. Here is something I would love to give to those in my life...

Monday, April 21, 2008

Inspirational Quote

“I had become a new person; and those who knew the old person laughed at me. The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor: he took my measure anew every time he saw me, whilst all the rest went in with their old measurements and expected them to fit me.”
-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Man and Superman, 1903

Monday, April 14, 2008

Inspirational Quote

“Be gentle with everyone, for everyone is fighting an inner battle.” (unknown)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

You Are a Member of Your Community

(Sorry I haven't posted much for a month. Between a long illness, trip, and, frankly, not inspired, I just didn't have anything to write. I do now, though, and look very forward to blogging on this Module...)

Have you written down a mission statement for your Community? Writing it down is an important step for making it even more real. Once you have your mission statement, ask yourself if you fit in the description. One participant pointed out that she realized she is a member of her own community so she wants to be sure she lives up to her own standards! (Or, rewrite her mission...)

Monday, April 7, 2008

Inspirational Quote

"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with leave you feeling."
- Jim Rohn