Friday, November 30, 2007

The beauty of life as we know it

I am at the computer thinking about the weather. It is almost winter here on the east coast. Yet when I went riding around the other day I saw trees holding onto their leaves. Some were absolutely brillant they looked like a flame. Then it really hit me hard when I saw flowers blooming on bushes that should have long ago stopped blooming.
Global warming as it is really hits each and everyone of us while the weather becomes more and more intense in so many ways.. There are water shortages in the south. Fires in the west. Storms flowing in the north. Here in the northeast we seeminly are having the best weather of all. Regardless this is the life that we have. I am not complaining. I do not know what else to say about this other than this. The beauty of life as we know it is changing every day.....every day we have to get closer to what we really want to do in life.
Before there was the laws of man there were the laws of the universe. We live and then we die. Hopefully in between we enjoy every moment of every event. Somehow when life is not working the way we want it to it becomes a painful event. Through the pain we gain insight and learn how to do things a different way.
Sometimes we repeat over and over again the same mistakes...for instance do you ever get into a fight with a loved one and have the same fight over and over again...oh you do. Well that is the lesson you need to learn. Until you learn to say what you really mean then you are doomed to repeat the lesson over again.
For instance if you are really saying love me...but you actually say..."you forgot to do"...".you don't really care about me"..."how could you"...etc.....if you are really saying love me because I am afraid you may not....then say is just like the leaves that linger on the tree long after they need to fall. They may be beautiful to look at but they remind us that things are out of sinc in our lives.
Nature they say is a reflection of how we as mankind are living our lives. If that is true then we a whole need to be in sinc with ourselves. I know for a fact there are plenty of people out there who do not have a conscious and it is a foreign experience for them to feel remorse or even be able to reflect what they have done to hurt others..
But I also know there are more people who do have a conscious and really are searching for the truth within themselves. It is the time to find out who you are and be grateful that you are on the path you are on...for the rest of you ...get into the holiday spirit...learn to release and let go...this is the time to forgive and forget the past and look forward to the future with an open heart and know what ever it is that you want you honestly will receive.
Re evaluate your life and look at the beauty of nature. Look at the beauty of your life. Change your thinking and you will change your world....peace to you...enjoy your life...Denise

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Flow of Life as we know it

What is better on this earth than enjoying the sunset? So many pleasures we are given to enjoy and take in. Because it was just thanksgiving we had food to eat. Friends and family to enjoy. Weight to watch increase and laughter all around.

After the laughter and the gathering we are back to the business of living. All around us right now are thoughts of economic failure, enviornmental problems, war, domestic problems and where are we going with all of this?

The flow of life as we know it has not really changed. The way communication is distributed has changed but life as a whole has not changed. We breathe, we live, we die. There is nothing magical about that but that is what we do. The stuff we do in between is what counts. I once had a thought of ...what if the real meaning of life was to stay focused in on the now. The real now the time that just is right now even as you read this. Not the past which is every word that has passed but the immediate energy in which you are now.....the thing called life...what if being in the present and not having plans for a day was what it was all about.

Imagine just being. Imagine just feeling love. Imagine just knowing that you did not have to do anything but just be. In this state of consciousness you would be open to what is motivating you. You would be open to what it is that you are supposed to be doing with your life. You and me all of us on this earth truely have a purpose to fulfil. Most of us get bogged down with the nitty gritty of life and forget what our true goal is.

For each person it may be different but none the less we all have a job to do. Most of us are stuck on the commerical break and not working on the movie of life that is who we are. We are divine beings of light period. what does that mean anyway? That means we can create our lives to be what ever we want them to be. In this time frame it seems that people believe they are helpless in the world. The world is our responsibility and we are the guardians.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wonder is a beautiful thing

Wonder is a beautiful thing....what else do we have but wonder in this world. What else do we have but the dreams that make us get up in the morning....Without dreams our world becomes cold. It becomes flat. It turns into a pattern that we follow day in and day out. I am convinced that life as we know it has the potential to open and create for each and everyone of us a diagram of what our purpose is.

Sometimes we do not follow the inner voice that drives us to do what is right. I am sitting at my computer right now doing what I do best. Discussing life with myself and put my thoughts out to others about what life may have to offer.

I am not sure if my life is really at it fullest potential at the moment. I am sure that I am doing the best that I can. Have I spread my self too thin? Am I doing so many things that I am not doing for myself? These are the things I think about.

I went to a beautiful website today and enjoyed the beauty of Lake Quinalt in Olympic National Park. I took a quick vacation mentally soaking in the glory of nature. There are so many wonderful places to visit on this earth. When I use my imagination to visit these sacred places on the planet I feel rejuvinated. The smell of the moss. The coolness of the lake. The quiet of the forest broken by the gentle footsteps of the animals that remind us who is visiting who.

It is the mystery of the fog that settles like a blanket over the floor of the meadow that brings peace and stillness to my mind and heart.

So what do you do for yourself to take time out and enjoy your life. Daily living can really cause anyone to become bogged down and just through your hands up in the air and say "hey there is just not enough of me to go around!" You could do that ...I am sure at times we all do that. I do not want to become stale in my joy of living. There are times that I know I am not living to my fullest potential ...I know I already mentioned that but it is true. I do not want to be in rut.

Life is so what is it that you want.....take time to look and wonder.....wonder is a beautiful thing....enjoy

Monday, November 5, 2007

What a Beautiful Life

Ok so sometimes life is not so beautiful. Ok so sometimes you are bored and not sure what to do. Have you ever been in a place in your life that you knew instinctively that things had to change. Not that you wanted things in your life to be different but, you realized that if you did not change them they would be this way for a long time!

Well what did you do to evoke change in your life...let me ask you this....are you afraid to make changes in your life? Are you worried that if you change your life something or someone you love would leave?

I have heard of people who keep the status quo because they are afraid. Afraid of being a success, failure, alone, rich, poor, married, single, with children, without children, homeless, too much of a mortgage, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not young enough, not old enough, not creative get the picture. Well what is stopping you from receiving your dream of dreams...what is stopping you from being the very person you want yourself to be.

Are you stopping what you want out of life because you do not believe you deserve it . OR do you stop yourself because you do not know how to get what you want...I will ask this of you. IF you could have anything that you wanted (outside of asking someone who has passed away to come back) in this lifetime what would it be? Stop and think for a long while on what it is that you want out of your life. What did stop you.....?????? Was it because of,,,,career,,,,,happiness,,,,,marriage,,,,choices what.....What stopped you? Let me say this....I have tried many things in life. I have been responsible for some of the largest events that you would recognize. LiveAid was called USA for Africa...I worked with many people to do the leg work on that...Bill Graham was my former boss. He worked with others and it became a legendary success. I have coined phrases that are now house hold expressions. There is a program in New Jersey that I worked on with Walter Borowitz that we put together that went to state legislature. It is for Fire and Ems personnel and their families to reach out for counseling....Did I make great sums of money for my efforts. NO but, I did reach the goal of many things that I wished to accomplish.

My time is coming to reap the rewards but for now I am happy to work and do what I want to do. This is one thing that I enjoy more than anything else. Writing and hopefully inspiring people to do what they want to do....with their lives....Life is short my friend and getting shorter all the time. I ask that you do not stop yourself from enjoying your life. I ask that you send this blog to friends and enjoy your lives....DO what you want to do is a beautiful life after is the only life that you will know so enjoy each second as if it is your last because you never know really when that day is.......go out and do good things and be the person you know you are...peace and lots of love to you....Denise

Friday, November 2, 2007

The Life We Live

Life is short. You have heard that said over and over again.... What does that mean to you? To me it means not doing what I want to do and doing things that are required of me not what I want to do. Right now I am reworking my life and doing what I want to do everyday. I realize that the secret is how I allow myself to spend my time. How we spend our time is dictated by what we do. That is absolutely true.

There are certain things we cannot avoid. Paying bills. Working so we can make money to pay the bills. Cleaning the house. Shopping etc...etc...etc... What we have control over are our thoughts. I am working on stopping wasting my time on thoughts that get me no where. They are the thoughts about "what might happen if." They are the thoughts about people,places, and situations that I have no control over.

You would think that after surviving cancer I would spend each and every day in joyous celebration over having a second chance at life. That is how I spent many of my days following the end of treatment. Then life started to get in the way. I lost the vision of what was importanat. I started to think about things that I had no control over. Worry was the number one enemy in my life that prevented me from taking the time to re evalutate what was important. Even when I knew that life is as fragile as an egg shell I allowed myself to go head first into certain situations that did not promote my emotional well being and as a matter of fact I became lost in the emotional ocean of worry, anger and fear.

Then one day I said to myself, "Hey what are you doing? Do you realize that you are wasting the life that was given back to you!" I was amazed that I allowed myself to become bogged down with things that I could not change even for a second. There are certain things in life that you just have to accept. I do not think I need to give examples of this. I am certain we are all aware of what we waste time on.

I want to be alive and live life. I want to be in a state of joyful wonder all the time. I do not want to wonder and worry about life. I just realize that acceptance of life is greater. I have taken life by the horns and want to ride it for all it is worth. I know that I can do what ever I want to do. The trick is to know what to do....

That is what I am working on now. I want to be able to go out and lecture, write again, and just enjoy the day. Enjoy your created where you are...if you do not like it then change it. Remember to take care of yourself....Enjoy the day