Imagine This…

John Lennon“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
–John Lennon

No Victims Here

Enjoy this video about love, community, purpose and courage. It begs this question: “What gift can I give today because of or despite my circumstances?”

Realize

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Its not about just thinking positive. Actually, its not about thinking at all. Its about realizing.

Realizing takes heart, soul, mind and body. It is awakening, accepting, and acting on what looks and feels right to you. It is having real eyes, real eyes, real eyes, to purely see the world around you and into your heart, in order to know and do what really matters to you. Your heart knows what matters and the world cares about what matters to you.

How do I know your heart knows and and the world cares? The same way you do. When your actions are right and in harmony with a community of beating hearts, the world embraces you with grace, compassion, beauty and empowerment. You have felt this. I have felt this. Those around you have felt this. When you are living your purpose the world provides undefinable gifts. How else can you explain your breath being taken away by a spectacular sunset, surges of joy running through your body when your children laugh from their gut, a memory of your childhood that brings a smile from who knows where, and tears of gratitude from a stranger whose life you have touched.

Take time to open your heart, to accept what has come before, to be open to what lies ahead, to honor your essence, to freely share what you have to give, and to realize your dreams coming true…

Honor Thyself

a and f“When you fully acknowledge, honor, and accept yourself you don’t need others to do this for you. From here springs unimaginable growth.”–Ken Streater

If She Can Can…

Golden is the person who makes us laugh by laughing at themselves. This video reminds us all of what is possible and that obstacles are only considerations to find another way…

Be Better

286823069989150170_K65ld5m7_cThis quote says two things:

First, change comes from within once the standard or goal is known. That standard need not be to be better than others or pursue gold or approval. True change comes from reflecting on how you are and who you are, nothing more. From their, you can make a conscious decision to be better than you were. And, this journey starts with the next section of road, then continues on the next section. As you travel to better, notice how beautiful it is on this path. Just noticing allows you to know more and be more.

Second, there is no reason to compete, with yourself or others. Evolution is natural, change is inevitable, improvement is assured. Don’t beat yourself up, don’t beat others down. Just know that success is a series of incremental steps towards and in what you love.

Time for a mini-retirement

Last Thursday I relocated to Huaraz a mountain town in Peru. For the past 6 months I’ve been working a demanding corporate contract. It’s significantly moved my professional skills forward but I felt something was missing. My bank balance was healthy but my soul felt depleted. It was time for a self imposed review. The outcome, a three and a half month mini-retirement.  – Ollie Rattue

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Miracles

images (4)“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”–Albert Einstein