Posts tagged ‘ideas’

December 27, 2016

Follow that trail of crumbs to live more fully

Ever had an exceptionally appealing idea pop into your mind without warning, then dominate your thoughts for weeks or months afterwards?

In her travel memoir A Year in the World, author Frances Mayes suggests that these kinds of spontaneous, powerful ideas may be our subconscious mind’s way of ultimately getting us to where we need to be in our lives. She writes:

Should you not listen well to the questions you ask out of nowhere? Only in looking back do you find those crumbs you dropped that marked your way forward.

So when those seemingly random but totally tantalizing crumbs enter your conscious mind, gobble them up. They are fuel for your fabulous future. ♥

December 3, 2014

Let go of the pen in your hand

Thought for the day, courtesy of writer Mary Beth Danielson:

If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.

Life doesn’t follow any set script. Loose your grip on the pen in your hand — the pen that’s trying to write a storyline for the days and years ahead of you. Let that pen fall to the ground. Let it stay there. Free yourself from the bounds of any set destination. Allow life to come to you as it will.

Sometimes the act of letting go is actually the act of welcoming in.

August 1, 2013

Challenge of the month: Speak your mind (your real mind)!

This month, when someone asks you for your opinion or ideas on something, I challenge you to speak your mind honestly, openly, confidently and compassionately.

So many of us cover up our true thoughts or impressions for fear of offending another person, or appearing too (un)intelligent, or because we mistakenly believe that our ideas or opinions are somehow lesser than those of others.

If you fit any of these patterns, this month, break them (at least once)! You may find that people truly value what you have to say — whether it is a compliment, a criticism, or just a point of view that’s different from all the rest. You may find that people appreciate your candour, that they take a genuine interest in your unique perspectives, and that they can handle what might seem (to you) like “criticism” with more ease than you thought possible. And you might feel better inside yourself for having spoken your own truth — no matter how big or small the issue at hand.

This August, speak out! Your opinions deserve it.