One of the most powerful hurricanes in recorded history to impact the United States, was Hurricane Irma. At one point her winds were 185mph. Florida was no longer a state of refuge and vacation land, it was a state of fear.
How do distractions effect our performance on the job and in our home environment? At times, I can be easily distracted and other times I am so focused on the task at hand that I do not even notice when someone is trying to get my attention.
Is it easy for you to maintain a positive attitude in most of life’s situations? When things are going well and everything seems to be falling into place in your personal and business arenas, are you able to withstand the onslaught of negative people and situations with ease?
It’s Easter Sunday, and my wife’s birthday… happy birthday Paula! I am enjoying a beautiful, warm, sunny afternoon. It is very breezy today here in central Florida as I sit on my lanai watching the trees sway rhythmically to the whim of the wind. The display of wonder it creates is mesmerizing as the trees move magically, dancing to Mother Nature’s pulse.
On this central Florida Sunday while enjoying a cigar and iced coffee on my back patio, I am enthralled by the afternoon rain shower. There is not the slightest of a breeze and the branches and leaves of the live oaks, cherry laurels, ficus trees, pines and palms in my yard are motionless. The moderate rain is falling straight down and I can hear an occasional rumble of thunder in the distance and various songs of birds celebrating a gift from the heavens.
Let’s say you work for a large company and they have hired a new General Manager (GM). This GM is obnoxious, crude, demeaning, and a bigot, but he has vast experience with running big companies and making them profitable most of the time.
You may be thinking that the title of this article is directed toward a man who is being told by his woman to slow down during foreplay. I have been urged to slow down in that setting before, however, my wife has also told me, more times than I can count, to slow down, period! Meaning, slow my life’s pace down.
What is it that drives us in life? What is the impetus behind our dreams? Why do some of us feel compelled to become the very best of who we are and others have no interest in improving themselves mentally, spiritually or emotionally?
What is “Flow” or the “Zone?” How do you know when you are in the Zone? Athletes know when they are in the Zone and can express easily what it feels like. Many athletes say they feel unstoppable, incapable of error, invincible, totally focused and aware. When they are in the Zone, everything seems effortless and completely natural.
My friends, along with myself, consider me somewhat of a germaphobe. I don’t feel that I am not too obsessed with it, but I am extremely careful about touching handles and doorknobs, especially when cold and flu viruses are in full force.
Wouldn’t it be nice to live an enchanted life? What would living a magical life be like? Is that even possible? .
We have magical experiences in our dreams at times, at least I do. I travel this world, and other-worldly places, in an instant seeing things, people and beings that are strangely or wonderfully unusual. I have bounced around the outside of buildings and trees sparring with ninja instructors in mid air and, like most times, just floated over the ground peacefully, while gliding along and maneuvering through forests, over glassy lakes or through bustling metropolitan areas.
Mindfulness Meditation, also known as Vipassana or Insight Meditation, is based on a twenty-five hundred year old tradition that is non-sectarian and non-religious. It is one of the most popular styles of meditation in the world. This path is of self-transformation through self-observation and focuses on the deep interconnection between the mind and the body.
Most live in a world of uncertainty and chaos. Times are challenging and fearful for millions of weary people around the world. Incorrigible terrorists create havoc in our cities and incite desperate souls to commit violence and murder. They manipulate those who have no regard for their own lives or the lives of others. .
Keeping up with dreadful daily news may not be the best way to experience peace and harmony in our lives. It brings into focus the worst of society and cultures around the globe. It can be a constant reminder of how a few twisted minds and corrupted governments continually undermine the genuine love and compassion the vast majority of the world embraces.
Most people would like to spare the change in their lives. Change can come with a hefty price tag at times and this can scare an individual who is not prepared for change. A heart attack, death of a friend or relative, job loss, auto accident or the end of a relationship can shake a person to the core.