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★This Is The Best Part Of Your Life

-Affirmations are wonderful (smiles).

-We speak to ourselves around 6000 times a day, so make it sweet(: You have control over how you feel, because you are the person who is most active in your own life. So be nice. Be smart. Tell the truth.

-You know how to benefit from affirmations. You know you don’t whip an affirmation out while standing in front of train. You know what to do, most of the time.

-This is the best part of your life. It has to be, it’s the only part of your life that can be truly experienced or changed.

Yes, you can reflect on the past for the times long gone, or you can confront this moment with a wondrous perception, brand new moments to create and recreate.

Focus. What’s it going to be?

With a strong, sweet nurturing voice what are you saying or doing today to make your today a great day, your tomorrows a great a future, and your new yesterdays (from what you do today) totally remarkable?

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

Wow Laurie!

Again, you continue to keep my brain ticking away in the right direction, thinking the right things and focussing on the right stuff – you rock!

Yes, Today is the Best Part of my life. I realised that this morning when, reluctant to get out of bed due to the cold, grey weather, I got into a warm, steamy shower and felt comforted and refreshed and smiled to myself. I smiled because I channelled my thinking into a different direction, because from experience I knew thats what I had to do. Miraculously, I started thanking the universe for my ‘routines’, for my daily rituals that allow this switch in thinking to happen so readily now (HUGE credit to Bmindful). I was suddenly affirming my day ahead – just as I had been affirming when I was reluctant and tired getting out of bed – had I not changed my thinking and focus, I would have affirmed a lethargic day!!!

Thankfully here at my desk I have smiled continuously for the little things that make me feel good, today, in this moment. I am energised and ready for this day and i affirm it is everything I wanted it to be and more. I am drawing opportunities towards me and attracting all the universe has to offer me. I accept the abundance that is being offerred and I am so grateful for my lot.

Today is the best part of my life, having read and responded to Bmindfullers – my heart, soul and mind are facing the right direction…..

Great thread Laurie. Wishing you the best in your day….

Love and blessings,
Anoushka ;o)

A full and thankful heart..

I love that you say ‘new yesterdays’. A popular (and accurate) saying comes to mind ‘it’s never to late to have a happy childhood’.

Buddha said something like ‘The mind is everything. What you think you become’. In other words, if, amongst the millions of memories you have of your ‘yesterdays’, you choose to focus on the empowering and positive memories, then that’s what will become real. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true.

Anyway, I got off topic a bit.

Today, I’m committed to my practice, the practice of bettering myself at every opportunity. Thankfully these opportunities are plentiful, and I take advantage of as many of them as I am able.

When I falter, I don’t beat myself up but accept that I could have done better, learn from my mistakes and accept any potential consequences of those actions. I then resolve to do better next time.

The infinite number of opportunities to practice is what makes today amazing. It’s what will make tomorrow amazing too. The infinite number of opportunities to learn from the past is what makes every yesterday amazing too.

“How easy it is in our life, to miss what’s being offered.” — Paul Haller

In response to laurie’s post:
Its funny that you talk about talking to yourself sweetly and nicely because last night when I went to bed I decided that this week (or today at least) I would speak to myself in the most positive way I can. I actually for got about doing it, so thank you for the reminder. Whatever happens for the rest of the day I am going to speak to myself in loving and encouraging ways. :)

enjoy life!

Today is indeed the best part of your life, I guess, in truth it’s the ONLY part of your life. There is only now. We can think about the past or the future, but we can only do what we are doing right now. That’s where I’m trying to focus my attention on more these days; doing what I’m doing when I’m doing it with either acceptance (if I don’t like it) or enthusiasm (if I do like it).

Another thing I want to mention is that I have a tendance to collect too much information. I want to read ALL the books before I make a move…well, that is impossible and I am coming to realize it. Did you know that there are over 1000 new books published every day. What about all new new articled on the net and stories in the news? There are more books published in one week than you could read in your lifetime. There will never be enough time. Stop trying to take it all in, there is simply too much. I’ve decided to pick the few areas I want and focus on those areas while eliminating more distractions such as mindless internet stuff (like facebook – not bmindful) and useless television (except for a few of my absolute faves like Dexter, no reason to go overboard now is there).

Thanks for the post Laurie.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary

Recently I had to move some people out of my life because it started draining me. Although I care deeply for my friends it occured to me if there is to be happiness with me there must be people around me who want the same as I do. At first it made me feel like a bad person because of the old phrase “forgive 70 times 7” and the guilt that goes along with it. At some point we have to know when enough is enough.

A miracle occured for me because I was feeling down and suddenly my phone rang and it was an old friend who said, “Hey Mary I am kj-ing at a club and would like to see you all again maybe we could make it a weekly thing again! And it’s really close to my home! Is that a miracle or what?

Well immediately I started contacting my friends of many years ago with whom we lost contact. Once I called them to get together again to sing they are all excited!

We will start meeting again like we used to. We lost contact because the place we went to weekly sold their business.

So yay for me and the Universe coming to help me and not letting the guilt last too long!

Peace,
Mary

Answering the questions of what I am saying, doing -> to make today a great day, my tomorrows a great future, and my new yesterdays totally remarkable. This is what comes to mind as vital:
1. Forming a combo technique of speaking to myself with love/enthusiasm with an element of detachment/objectivity to new/and or difficult things.
2. focus (and affirming direction is key)
3. learning (formal and informal)
4. in the mix of above is Health/Wellness intertwined.
A few other things that come to mind are:
5.,honesty with self and others ( balance in relationship nurturing and nurturing myself)
6. acceptance
7. sense of urgency
This thread contributed to my being very reflective. I’ll condense the rest of what I’d written, when I have time.
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added in 2012:
A NEW DAY
Dr. Heartsill Wilson

This is the beginning of a new day.

I have been given this day to use as I will.

I can waste it, or use it.

I can make it a day long to be remembered for its joy, its beauty and its achievements, or it can be filled with pettiness.

What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.

When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever, but I shall hold something which I have traded for it.

It may be no more than a memory, but if it is a worthy one I shall not regret the price.

I want it to be gain not loss, good not evil, success not failure.

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

Today is the best day of my life. I woke up early to the birds chirping outside my window. There is a little nest on the branch so close that if I opened my window, I could scoop them up in my hand. I sat up and watched the mother bird feed her babies… (ok, its a little gross in reality)

I came downstairs and made a delicious breakfast of whole wheat pancakes with fresh maple syrup. My children awoke to the aroma and one by one filed downstairs to partake in the goodies. No one argued or otherwise annoyed someone. The talk was a hushed excitement of the days activities in Boy Scout camp.

The entire day has gone peacefully from my workout at the gym, to good news in the mail as well as all happy phone calls. Tonight, I am done with business early enough to enjoy a few chapters of the latest book I’m reading.

Life is great!!

I am living in many dimensions at once; the appearance of being trapped in time and space is only an illusion.

Im afraid I didnt talk nicely to myself yesterday I was too busy being angry with someone. There was absolutely no point in me being angry because all it does is make annoying things happen, then I feel more ANGRY Im back on track now though and I feel much lighter. :)

enjoy life!

Yeserday I picked up maditation again (3rd or 4th try in the past 8 or 9 years). Already today I am alot more motivated to go out and live one of the best days of my life.

…what a wonderful world….

In response to best78’s post:
Some anger things I’ve learned along the way:
Your best revenge with others is you getting better..better..better
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Another-> Anger toward others hurts you more than it hurts others

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For every 60 seconds of anger you lose 60 seconds of happiness.

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Look at your part in it, and improve only you, and pray for them, and you’ll be wonderfully surprised

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That’s Laurie’s Anger lesson 101 heh heh

PS Hope you have a wonderfully satisfyng day;refreshing, joyful, loving, challenging, creative, and all mundane tasks become a wonder, blessing and a thrill.

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to laurie’s post:
Laurie – such wise words. This is great and I totally agree with it. Its like you read my mind….? Great minds really do think alike eh?
Lots of love,
A x

A full and thankful heart..

In response to laurie’s post:
Without going into detail the person I was angry with threatened to evict my in-laws if my husband did not drop a case for unfair dismissal he is pursuing. My in-laws have rented their house from this person for 12 years and have been good tennents paying rent on time.

My in-laws were so fearful of this threat that my father-in-law asked my husband to drop the case. Fortunately my husband knows you dont just give into bullies and after getting well sourced advice discovered this man has no good grounds to evict them.

I dont really have a part in it as such I just felt angry for 2 people whom I have deep respect and fondness for and how badly they were being treated. I dont think i can pray for this person but Im not going to waste anymore time being angry with him.

enjoy life!

In response to best78’s post:
That’s a horrible situation! And you’re right not allowing to spend time or energy is key. I’m so glad the case was unfounded.

I had a situation in my mind when I was bringing my ideas up.
Years ago, on my 1st day of a new job, which by the way was a wonderful opportunity in a new field for me, a guy who seemed to be powerful told me, with me in charge “the area was going to go down the tubes”. I stood brave outside, and then went in the bathroom and had a good cry, thinking whoever he was knew more than myself. I did have plans of redoing an organization that he didn’t want to change.

I was given the advice to pray for him. Needless to say, not something I raced to go do. I ended up doing it, because I had no answers, not because I knew what the prayer would assist with. The end result was, I did a magnificent job, and the guy who tried to make things hard on me was an active alcoholic who didn’t want the organization to lose it’s happy hours that I had turned into a time for free community speakers, free food, for ‘older individuals’ to come together and gain something more important than a buzz.

The guy who I prayed for down the road ended up coming around and actually praising the changes I helped incorporate. In my mind, I wondered, who is this guy? Certainly didn’t seem like the person who attacked me.

I have had other instances, where I’ve prayed for ridiculous, nasty people, who I never desired to give them the time a day, and situations turned around.

I can totally understand your anger. That would definitely do something to me. And who knows what helps what. That was just my experience.

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

In response to laurie’s post:
Thankyou Laurie.:) I did agree with what you said in your previous post especially the bit about how 60 seconds of anger takes away 60seconds of happiness. Im sorry you had to cope with an awful person when you started a new job, it can be daunting to put new ideas forward especially when you are a new person without having someone undermine you.

Is there particular words or phrases you use when praying for these people? You have got good results from it so Im thinking it might be worth a try.

Lastly one word that springs to mind when describing the people in both our situations is fearful.

enjoy life!

Yes. Indeed today is the best day in my life. Not because of some special reason- but because I am alive to see and experience this day of 11/6/09. its a unique day and is accompanied by thoughts and deeds that were destinied for today only. I love to enjoy the specialness of each day and moment. Even when I am doing nothing physically I love to enjoy my breath— ‘coz its so special— this is what makes me alive at the moment!
Each day has the same number of hrs, minutes, seconds … but yet each day is unique because my response to identical situations can be unique on a particular day. Of late, my affirmations, and all the good things I get to read here on Bmindful along with meditation and respect for all that is happening to me as my karma and will of God, I have begun to float in the sea of happiness. happiness that is not dependent on anyone or anything but on me and my attitude.This is a wonderful feeling.
Indeed this is the best part of my life.
God bless all.

We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.

In response to SONIA’s post:

I love your gratitude for the miracle of life and living it! Here’s to that ->joy, serenity, love and gratitude! My best to you always(:

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♫Frampton I love enjoying this surrender. It is always beyond my wildest imagination of completion

It is in this ‘NOW’ moment that I always try to turn into a positive moment. It’s not about what happened yesterday or even 30 minutes ago … nor is it about what will happen tomorrow or even in 30 minutes time. It is in this very ‘NOW’ moment that we influence the totality of our lives. If it is influenced with love, harmony and peace … your life will be lived in every moment with bliss. If you are angry in this ‘NOW’ moment, change it … meditate on the beauty of Mother Nature and all it has to offer YOU! Yes … it’s ALL for YOU!!

It is in this ‘NOW’ moment that I send you light, love, protection, healing and prosperity, humbly bows Thank you for this thread Laurie!!

Jude xoxoxo

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