When we start to do, build, or plan something we all have certain expectations as to how it will turn out. After all, isn’t that part of the reason we’re doing it in the first place? However…..what happens when our expectations aren’t met? Is the creation then a complete failure or are you able to see it in another light?Read More
Is it possible to love something and practice non-attachment at the same time?
Since 2006 our family has fostered puppies for the Lions Foundation Dog Guides of Canada. We usually get the puppies when they’re ready to leave their moms and we’ve had them for anywhere from nine to fifteen months.
We teach them to wear the Dog Guide vest, how to ride an escalator and elevator, how to behave themselves when they’re at the mall, in a grocery store or restaurant and generally becoming accustomed to being in different public places.
Once they go back to Dog Guide University, they’re familiar with these situations and the trainers are able to focus on working with them for their specific duties while fine-tuning what they’ve learned during their time with us.
We handle all of the puppy stages and just when they start to get easy we give them back.Read More
While studying for my Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher certification, I was exposed to a bevy of wonderful philosophies and teachings that I loved.
One book that has had a profound affect on my day to day living is The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz. If you can let them become a daily practice your life will become a little less stressful and much more peaceful.
The Agreements are:
#1 Be impeccable with your word. #2 Don't take anything personally. #3 Don't make assumptions. #4 Always do your best.
Simple, right? They lay it right on the line and cut directly to the heart of their meaning. They can be incredibly difficult to live - or incredibly easy. Part of the trick is remembering them and putting them into action.
When you can do that, it is so much easier to release and let go of what may be bringing you down. No, you don't want to run away from your feelings, but as I've heard said - you don't have to stay living there. For me, I've found that #2 and #3 are the Agreements that have made the biggest difference in my life, but lets start at the beginning.Read More
So.....do you Do Spontaneous?
Can you be spontaneous or does it drive you crazy?
Are you happier when life is planned and scheduled?
I know and appreciate that scheduling can make life easier, but would you consider this possibility? That it may also cause us to miss some of the serendipitous moments that life is trying to hand us?Read More