Thursday, January 5, 2012

Plant In Firm Soil

When we think about another year, most of us want something better than the last one, but we tend to follow the same path year after year. Our mind has a lot of thoughts, dreams, plans etc for the future, but it's our inner feelings and beliefs that determine the quality of our life. Every seed that's planted needs a good foundation to grow, and so it is with the ideas from which we create our future. Are you moving in the right direction or are you listening to those old tapes leading you down the same old path?

To be authentic is literally to be your own author ... to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them. Warren G. Bennis

Much goes on inside that we're not aware of. Many times each day we act without thinking, and we create as we go along. No wonder we don't end up where we wanted to be in the first place. The better we know ourself, the better will be our life creations. We need to stop and pay attention. Be the observer, and learn to become more aware of yourself. Explore your strengths, your weaknesses, your fears, your likes and dislikes--anything that helps you understand yourself better. Then notice your habits and any patterns in your behavior.

Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives. Vernon Howard.

Once you identify how you react, think and feel, begin asking yourself "why" you react, think and feel the way you do. And listen to your answers. Asking "why" helps you delve deeper, know yourself better, and find ways to make wiser choices and decisions--thus the ability to break old patterns, release the old and create the new. Changes you make on the inside will bring about positive changes on the outside. Plant your ideas in firm soil so what you want will manifest in your life this year.

Seek, find and create.

Marilyn

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