Success, for me, is a feeling of gratitude; it is an inner knowing that I have touched Source; it is peacefulness: it is an emotion that draws both laughter and tears; it is special warmth and an understanding of perfection; it is a feeling of acceptance; it is an alignment of my truth and my integrity; it is total, authenticity; it is a pure, feeling of abundance; it is forgiving; it is choice; it is trust; it is intuition; it is a feeling of calm; it is joy and it is unconditional love. I’ve got this.
Would you ever feel good about saying unkind things to someone? Would you tell them that they have no chance? So – why would you ever talk that way to yourself? Don’t wait! Pick up a mirror and take time to look into your own eyes and just soak in that being you are. Don’t say a word; just keep looking right into those eyes which are the gateway to your own soul; you may find you are wondering who is this? That’s because this is all new to you. Take a deep breath and speak to those eyes you are staring into and tell them something good. It is time to be good to you. This is only the beginning of a wonderful new relationship that needs to take place right now!
Try Saying that to this Mirror
Oh! I’m not good enough
I’ll never be – the successful being that I want to be
I’ve not had enough schooling so I’m not that smart
All these things that I’m saying are breaking my heart
So I say!
Try saying that to this mirror – While looking right into my eyes
My being will tell me a whole different story – My soul knows the truth – it never lies
I’ll just take a moment – be still – and allow – That truth from my soul to appear
It will tell me that I hold the key to my glory – The only thing stops me is fear
Now I’ll take a hold of that mirror – Lift it up and look into my eyes
Gaze long and hard into those eyes – Until my heart no longer cries
Now it’s time to be good to that being – which I’m seeing right before me
I’ll tell that sweet soul in the mirror – all the good I’m going to see
Now I am feeling much better – my heart no longer feels pain
I have stepped out of the darkness – there’s now sun where there used to be rain
Copyright BEST 2011
Just see how involved we (humans) get in the every day chatter and how it seems to manifest in our lives. Before anyone knew of the Bernie Madoffs of this world and the devastating situations that have occurred as a result of those kind of horrific behaviors, we were just going along in our lives doing what we always do and being successful (or not). Now we all have an excuse!! I am here to tell you that nothing has changed we are still the same powerful people we always were. We have only given our power away in getting caught up in the rhetoric.
Recently I met a young man who had found himself in an extremely fearful place, feeling that he is a victim of the big bad world out there. Now I don’t mean to make light of his genuine feeling of distress. I choose to point out however, that the same things that have made him successful in the past he still has at his fingertips. He is an amazing creator of fine art. That is his special gift and no matter what he says or does nobody can take that away from him. His focus, however, has merely been diverted by the goings on in the world. And I say “This is a test – this is only a test!”
Are we all going to bow down to the ‘nay Sayers’ who would have us believe that we can no longer make a living by the same means that we have been used to? Forget about it! You and I all deserve to make an honest living the way we are passionate about, doing those things that bring us joy! The test is only in our ability to rise above the negative conversations that plague our airwaves. We may have to raise our intentions up a notch or two and truly seek those who are in line with our intention; i.e. we head for those people who are choosing not to get caught up in the rhetoric and bring them the joy that they have been seeking through our gifts. Believe me they are still out there.
So, if you are one of those who have given into the negative rhetoric, check it out, look and see if you still have the same dreams and if your dreams have changed, then you owe it to yourself to re-ignite your spirit and chase away those blues and get on with your life. Just step it up and know “This is a test! this is only a test!
Keep your spirit alive and well, nurture it with the good news that you are still the same powerful being you always were and that your intention is to be successful in everything you pursue.
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Ooooodles of love – Mahri Best
I happened to catch Dr. Wayne Dyer’s latest promotion on PBS. He has written a book called “Excuses Be Gone”. Harry and I are reading this book now and so far it is holding our attention and we are truly enjoying it. Needless to say it gets me thinking and the question I ask myself is this.”When did the reason become the excuse?”
Actually, as I ask this question I begin to feel freedom. It amazes me how books come into my life at the perfect time – always!
I am now embarrassed to say that I have not been walking my talk. The choices I have made over these past year or so have gone against so many of those things I truly believe in. This is where the question comes in. “When did the reason become the excuse?”
The great news is that I found the reason for my many years of excuses, the reason I had never felt deserving of being successful, the reason I have always put others needs ahead of my own, the reason I have been so determined to please everyone and have everyone in my world get along.
For some, unknown to me, reason I have had a memory project itself into my consciousness that had been buried since I was 5 or 6 years old. It was a memory that involved a dear friend of my father who had seen fit to touch me inappropriately in a very rough way and the consequences of a situation that was never to be spoken of and the friend who’s name was never mentioned again. All of this had wreaked havoc in the tiny mind of 5 or 6 year old child (me). This had been the only time in my life I had ever seen my father extremely, angry also I clearly recognized the fact that he never saw his friend again. Could this have been my fault?
All of the choices I made beyond this point in my life were made as a direct result of this devastating occurrence. Though absolutely none of it remained a conscious memory until this recent ‘unveiling’. It has taken a lot of in depth counseling to help me deal with the enormity of this situation. There has been a great deal of mourning on my part for those decisions I had made that took me down some extremely treacherous pathways. Had I felt differently about who I was, so many of these occurrences would never have happened.
I am now, at this time, in a space of relief that I may begin my forward journey with a knowledge that I am totally worthy of all the good that is here for me now. I can also be proud that one of the direct results of this has been my desire to have peace all around me. I need never apologize for this desire.
The truth is that it was way back then that the reason became the excuse – though I was not consciously aware of that at the time. Now I know and now I am free!
What an amazing feeling! How happy I am that Harry had come into my life in time to help me through this most difficult experience.
Thank you Dr. Wayne Dyer – Excuses ARE Gone!
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