Hello out there!!!
I decided to review my website to see what needed updating, and noticed the "blog"- that tool that is supposed to work miracles at generating traffic- that tool that is a good idea that I haven't got the hang of yet! Did I take that course in January? No! Why not? Because I got caught up in the hype of the marketing, signed up and really wasn't ready for it. In fact I never got past that first post!
How often do you do that in life? Jump at things that sound great, without giving it too much thought? Thankfully I'm slowing down on this, that old habit of reacting rather than responding. I do know I follow through with those things that are really important to me. And some things are like this blog- I start, then stop, then continue when I think about it again, then stop, then continue and eventually they become habit (or not)! Reminds me of when I quit smoking! In 30 years of smoking how many times did I stop only to start again? Too many times to count. Different methods, different ways- cold turkey, the patch, hypnosis, positive affirmations, butt jars etc. Each time I quit I knew it would work- and I'd fail. Each time I started up again it became more difficult to try to quit, as I was tired of failure. I'd read the statistics that most people try to quit on average 8 times before it finally works, so I decided to give it one last attempt. That was 8 years ago, and I've been a non-smoker ever since. That gives me hope for blogging!!!
The difference is then I beat myself up each time I failed. This time I don't. I learned I can choose how I feel by changing my thoughts, rather than falling victim to those voices in my head. And I seldom have those berating voices, which makes for a more peaceful, joyful life. I am so blessed!!!
Instead of beating myself up, I look at what I could do differently and decide what to do next. In this case, it is to continue merrily on my way, experimenting with blogging as and when the urge arises. And I choose to be gentle with myself, it serves nobody for me to beat myself up. With all of the evidence showing that we truly are connected, and that peace starts within each of us, remainng calm and loving toward myself is a step I can take toward world peace! Dr. Bruce Lipton says our body is like the Universe. When we have harmony in our body, there will be harmony in our community, in our Earth, in our Universe.
Speaking of Peace- Lynn McTaggart is conducting a world wide Peace Intention Experiment starting Sept 14th. For further information or to sign up, go to www.theintentionexperiment.com/peace
With peace, love, laughter and delight,
Cheers to you!