Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course? Each of us has such a bank. It’s name is TIME.
Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no over draft.
Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours. There is no drawing against “tomorrow.”
You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success! ~ Excerpt from Marc Levy’s “If Only It Were True!”
What a “timely” reminder to value each second of each day. Every second along with every breath is a miracle. Life is too short. Don’t wait to let the important people in your life know how much you love and appreciate them. Spend more time with your friends and family.
Don’t delay doing things that are in reach today. Why wait? Take action and make a plan to reach your goals and follow your dreams. The hands of time are turning.
Imagine being out in the wilderness on a beautiful spring day. There is a stream flowing downhill filled with colorful fish, rocks and leaves. The birds are singing and you can feel the sun shining on your face. Ahhhhh! You start to walk along the stream and follow a school of fish swimming by. Up ahead, you notice some bark from a tree is blocking part of the stream. Leaves and rocks are starting to form a barrier making it very difficult for the fish to pass through. It seems as though there is not enough room for the fish to move forward and break on through to the other side. Because of this “perceived” illusion, the fish start to give up. Now what? (Can you relate?)
As a life coach, one of the common topics clients want to focus on is moving forward in their lives when something is holding them back. Their goals, dreams and ideas are like the rocks and leaves in the stream. The stream represents the flow of life events and experiences. The tree bark and leaves are the fears, mental blocks and false beliefs that appear to hold them back from moving forward. With coaching, I help clients become aware of all the paths in the stream of their minds they might not have seen. We discover ways to put a plan of actions in place to take action, grow and change.
What’s holding you back from moving forward? Now is the perfect time to dive into the stream of change.
So many of us strive for perfection. The bar can be raised quite high. Often, we are the ones setting the standards. It’s important to be reminded that it’s okay not to be perfect. While we’re at it, here are a few more reminders:
You can start your day over at any time.
The answers are within. Listen.
Life is a series of choices. The “wrong” ones become lessons.
If you don’t learn from lessons, you will get another chance.
Taking a walk the other day, I came across what appeared to be graffiti. As I got closer, the message became clear. “You are not broken.” It stopped me in my tracks.
For so many years I thought I was broken and could not be fixed. I lived in self consuming misery. I was the eternal victim and didn’t understand why. I believed the lies that I told myself. The problem was the source of my advice. My mind! It was my self centered, fear based thinking that led me to believe I was broken. When I was ready to change, my life took a turn for the better.
If you feel broken, I’m here to tell you feelings are not facts. Just hold on. Life is a series of ups and downs with lots of twists and turns. You will learn from it all. Just step back and get out of your own way. You are not broken. You are a beautiful spiritual being. You are loved.
This quote inspired me to change the name of my blog to “A Human Experience.” It reminded me that we are all one. We are spiritual beings by nature. Our journey through life is paved with experiences. These experiences are something that we all have in common, collectively. We can help one another by sharing them.
And so it begins. The new focus here will be on my random experiences as a human.