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Allowing the Positive To Prevail

July 4th, 2009

 “Flowers always make people feel better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul”.

                                                                             Luther Burbank

      Like flowers our positive thoughts can make people feel better and happier, they are the sunshine, food and medicine our world needs.  In these most challenging times it is important to direct our thoughts to the positive that exists in our world. Dwelling on a world where war, human suffering, and abuses in equity abound cannot change these things. Including the positive helps create the whole picture.  It gives us expansion and room for hope.

     It is time to hope for better days and to play a significant role in the direction that this world is going. If we can agree that our thoughts are the precursor to the way we live in the world, it would make sense to watch our thoughts.  How can we bring our thoughts to include the positive that exists daily in the world?  Let’s start by noticing the thoughts that we think each day.  If you aren’t noticing many positive things, begin to hunt among the small things in your life; a lovely day, a fresh smell, a stranger’s smile.  Celebrate those things.  And, share your smiles.

 Maureen Simon

The Power Within

May 22nd, 2009

“ I had been raised to assume all power was outside myself, but they (men) had been raised to place power almost nowhere but within themselves.  Often, they were suffering, too.  Just as the fantasy of no control was the enemy of my self-esteem, the fantasy of total control was the enemy of theirs.  For both of us, the goal should have been a point of balance in between: a back-and-forth between the self and others, uniqueness and unity, the planned and the accidental, our internal selves and the universe.  As wise women and men in every culture tell us:  the art of life is not controlling what happens to us, but using what happens to us.”

Gloria Steinem  “Revolution From Within”

When we think about our influence and our sense of self, the idea of power becomes a central theme.  Women have been a part of cultures that place power over her, as opposed to power with or next to her, for far too long.  We need to realize that only if we recognize and claim it will our personal power becomes truly enlivened in our lives.  This sense of strength manifests through our competence, our voice and our excitement towards living.  Use your past experiences to guide your strength going forward.  Never be victim to the challenging days that have passed but as Gloria says, use them to your benefit and advantage today. 

Maureen Simon

Life Force is Vitality

May 19th, 2009

 “There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate *you*. Keep the channel open . . . No artist is pleased . . . There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction; a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”                                                             

Martha Graham

In order to create influence and to take action, your life force needs to be fully enlivened and expressed. Notice what motivates you and inspires you. Never judge yourself by perfection or you will never experience joy. In your unrest, realize the newly conceived possibilities.

Maureen Simon