Monthly Archives: August 2013

Be Your Best Self

Photo12031403“Inner commitment to your own excellence is the stuff of which miracles are made.” ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Yesterday, during a stimulating conversation with my friend, she made a beautiful statement.  “I don’t want to waste the miracle of my life doing the dishes.”  Wow!  I’ve never heard it put that way.  But, yes!  There is so much to do and see.  I want to be living in JOY every minute.

I believe that we are so lucky to be here in this body, on this Earth.  I feel like we really shouldn’t take this for granted.  I look to find happiness in each day.  I strive to learn something new each day.  Do a little exercise each day.  (Even though I hate it!)  Eat healthy each day but have some chocolate each day too!  Damn it!

I look for JOY, it comes in all forms.  I look for beautiful colors in nature and beautiful smiles in couples holding hands or parents holding their babies.  I celebrate teenagers with their own “look” going on as they try to stand out from the crowd.

I used to spend the day focusing on what I didn’t like.  What went wrong, what I don’t have, how I would rather have things different.  It’s funny.  You can focus on the negative or the positive.  Both are there.

Now that I choose to focus on the positive.  There is so much LOVE and JOY in my life.  I am bursting with happiness.  Sometimes people think life is so easy for me.  It has been a conscious choice.  When I focus on gratitude and the positive, I am able to live my life with ease.

Every day, every hour, every moment we can choose to think more positively.  The more we do it, the more easy it becomes.  Every day, we can work to be our best self.  Put our best self forward with truth, honesty and compassion.  Our soul infused self.

Now I am going to enjoy the water running over my hands as I do the dishes!  After, I will reward myself with dark chocolate infused with pink himalayan sea salt and caramel!

“Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.” ~ Grace Hansen

 

Be my witness to having a SOULinfused Life

Earth-Day-2011-Cleaning-San-Pedro-Terrace-Road-with-Misha1.jpgHello and Welcome.  This is a record of me becoming more soulfully infused in my human life.  Over the years, I have gone from black and white thinking, to everything is various shades of grey.   I no longer think in terms of right and wrong or good and bad.

Now I think in terms of lessons.  Sometimes we are the teachers and sometimes we receive the teaching.  Both parties in an interchange can gain new perspectives if they are open minded.

I find that if I live from an optimistic perspective of looking for the JOY in every day and trying to understand the other person’s point of view, it helps me to be compassionate and empathetic.  If I listen and try to understand someone else, they usually slow down enough to listen to me too.

This blog is going to be about healing the past and creating a JOYFUL present.  If we follow our intuition and listen to our SOUL, life becomes a wonderful place to be and the future unfolds beautifully.

The other title I was mulling over was:  Thoughts That Roll Around In My Head.  This is because I will be writing thought invoking and provoking articles.  (I hope!)  I will talk about processing hardships and trauma perhaps.  I will talk about the different alternative healing modalities that are out there.  I will talk about my beliefs of how to be a more loving and happy person.  I will talk about whatever else is rolling around in this head of mine!  CAUTION:  There will be RAW EMOTION and sometimes humor that might ruffle your feathers!

Come.  Sit for a spell.  Let’s get to know each other.

Peace,

Dina

“You need all of your life experiences to become the best version of yourself, including some that are less than delightful.” ~ Unknown