The Healing of the Pause

Inspired by R is for Remember That Silence is Sometimes The Best Answer – DALAI LAMA -LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND MAKE IT A MASTERPIECE

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The Healing of the Pause

In the hustle and the bustle,

And all the noise of your life –

The answers to your questions

Never ever come to light.

Hear the whispers of the wind

In the struggle and the strife?ThehealingPause

Feel the ripple of the waves,

Or the rustle of your mind?

Stop reacting to the racket.

They don’t own you –

You’re in charge.

Choose to listen to the peace.

Choose to shut it all out.

Sense the freedom of release,

Sense the sway of the rhythm.

As there’s a message in a bottle.

There’s a song in that sound.

Still the madness

For a moment.

Heed the calmness

To be found.

The key is in the silence.thehealingofthe pause

Let go and lose yourself.

Be open to the remedy.

Be present just this once.

The cure is in your range.

Inhale the breadth of this instant

Receive the healing of the pause.

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The Quality Of Your Breath

Inspired by Q is for Quality Not Quantity In Anything You Do – DALAI LAMA -LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND MAKE IT A MASTERPIECE

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Too much, yet never enough.

Overkill.

Too little, survival is threatened.

Extinction.

Running on empty, yet going nowhere.

Consumed.

Too slow, almost standing still.

Boredom.

Too many choices, overwhelming.

Too few, unmotivating.

Too many people, but few you can count on.

Lost.

Too few, but not for long.

Measure twice, cut once.

Value in moderation.

The quality of your breath.

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Practise Makes Perfect – NOT!

Inspired by P is for Practice Makes Perfect – DALAI LAMA -LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND MAKE IT A MASTERPIECE

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First off, it’s NOT about being perfect. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying you don’t need perfectiondestroysto practise. Even the pros continue to practise, because as it is said, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” But perfection is an ideal, and an ideal is not only for the most part, unreasonable, but it is also static. As things are always changing, to survive, we must also adapt to those changes. Ideals don’t allow for this. Instead, we need to look at it as a model and be prepared to make changes, if and when necessary. We set ourselves up for failure when we aim for perfection. We need to practise to get better, not perfect. We need to strive for excellence. We need to do the best we can do – NOT perfection.

If you strive for perfection, you can caught up in a whirl wind of thinking that you are not good enough. Give yourself a chance and realize that PerfectNothingit’s not meant to be perfect the first time you attempt something (or any other time). Don’t let yourself get paralyzed with the fear of not being good enough before you even begin! No matter how slow the progress is, you are still moving forward (“One step forward, two steps back” may be slow, but it’s better than being stuck and not moving at all.)

You are your worst enemy, if you believe in perfection. If you do make a mistake, no – correction – when you make a mistake – own up to it. After all, you are human. At that time, I’m sure you did what you thought was best, considering the circumstances. Perhaps the time in question wasn’t picture perfect (as it often isn’t). All you can do is make the best out of your current situation. Don’t keep replaying the event – “Why did I do that? I should have…I wish I had…” Don’t beat yourself up. Hindsight really is 20/20. And you can’t go back and redo it now, anyways.

If you did the best you can do, you need to let it go and move on. Let yourself be satisfied, and let yourself move on. And don’t let this discourage you. Nobody likes to make striveforprogressmistakes, but you set yourself up for failure when you expect perfection on your first attempt (or any attempt). Ease up – it’s okay to make mistakes. It’s not only part of the process, it’s a progression. That’s right – you’re making progress even when you make a mistake! The important part is what follows: stick with it, learn from it, and try again!

worthitYou will need to have many practice runs before you’re excellent at something. But stay focused. And remember, it’s okay to seek guidance. You’re not expected to be an expert when you’re new at something. It may take longer than expected, and that’s okay (But, again, don’t overthink things – know when to let it go and move on.) You may also have doubts when you find it really challenging, also expected (Nothing worth having, comes easy). But in the end, you will come to realize that it was worth the struggle.

Rather than focusing on perfection, just be your true authentic self. Be in the moment, feel it, and it will fall into place. It will feel right. There may be certain steps you have bepresentnotperfectstudied, but at some point you need to let go of that because it’s already part of who you are. You know what you’re doing now. Trying to remember that text book example exactly step by step is counterproductive now. Get over it! Not only that, there’s theory and then there’s application. That’s right – sometimes a curve ball is thrown at you and you need to deal with it – just follow your instincts and do the best you can. Remember, everything is in a state of flux and things are always evolving. We, too, always need to adjust and rise to a new level of excellence.

“Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie”???

Inspired by N is for Never Lie, Cheat, or Steal – DALAI LAMA -LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND MAKE IT A MASTERPIECE

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Although some people say, “Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie” or “Hurt me with the truth, never comfort me with a lie”, I don’t believe this always holds true. Know your audience and gauge the circumstances.

“Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: is it true, is it necessary, is it kind?” But what if being true isn’t being kind? Then go with is it necessary? “Hear all, see all, say nothing.” Or at least use a filter. Sometimes, it’s about giving what is needed – If you are choosing between being kind and being right – choose being kind. “You have the choice – choose to be kind, honest, sincere, strong, loving, and always true to yourself.”

Never lie, cheat or steal.

T is for Trustworthy – Be trustworthy, have integrity, your word is important.

A is for Authenticity – Be true to yourself, be who you are, shine, stand up for what you believe in.

C is for Choices – We are faced with choices all day long. Be proud of the choices you make. Be kind.

T is for Truth – Use TACT when speaking the truth.

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Thought of the Day

TODAY’S MEDITATION | THE HEALING HAND

Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!

The Journey – A Poem by Darlene Wiggers

In the moment

From the heart

With best intentions

Bumps abound

Recreating

With some thought

With a flair

The Paths are many

The Truth, but one

Seek yours with passion

Always learning

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Thought of the Day

TODAY’S MEDITATION | THE HEALING HAND

Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!

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Release and Rise, Shed and Shine, Change, Grow, and Evolve. thehealinghand.ca

Perspectives, Perceptions, and Expectations

TODAY’S MEDITATION | THE HEALING HAND

Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!

Inspired by U is for Understand Yourself in Order to Better Understand Others – DALAI LAMA -LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND MAKE IT A MASTERPIECE

Perspectives, Perceptions, and Expectations – A Poem by Darlene Wiggers

There are three sides to every story:

Your side,

Their side,

And somewhere in the middle is the truth.

So don’t judge.

You don’t have all the facts.

You don’t know where people have been,

Or where they’re at now.

And on top of that,

Each person’s nature is different:

They may like to talk, they may like to keep to themselves.

They may be more sensitive, or less sensitive than you.

They may be stronger, or weaker than you…

You can apply a spectrum to anything,

And where you lay on it will be different from someone else.

So don’t judge.

Some people judge far too easily and are not very forgiving.

Before you complain about someone else’s faults, take a good look at your own.

Each person has many layers.

And even if someone wears their heart on their sleeve,

You still don’t see it all.

At that moment, they may be strong enough,

And they may be selective in what they choose to reveal.

Someone could be really hurting, and you may not have a clue.

Set high expectations and rise – good words to live by

And usually works.

But sometimes not.

So be prepared to make adjustments.

You may need to lower expectations.

Don’t be so hard on yourself, or others.

You may expect yourself or others to act in a certain way,

Be in a certain place,

Do the appropriate thing –

But maybe that’s not possible at this time.

You may be ready, but at that time others may not be.

Maybe they can’t put on a strong face at that moment.

Maybe they can’t be there for you because they need to be there for themselves.

So give yourself or them a pass, and let it go.

Even if you don’t understand, even if it doesn’t make sense –

Because you don’t really know the whole truth.