With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
I WANT TO INSPIRE YOU TO LIVE DIFFERENTLY OR BETTER!
*** The joy I am experiencing in life is a marvelous thing!
*** Hit by two trucks—one involving a 37-day coma—I remain happy.
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*** After living in my van and traveling to all US states, I married Beth on 2/2/22.
*** Thanks, my wife, Beth, for editing and adding to each weekly blog.
*** I will have places to show you and tales to tell.
*** Secrets to unfold and good news!
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ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!
TOPIC FOR THIS WEEK—BALANCE.
In my last blog post, I wrote about living for the moment–each instant.
I have since found the following words that will benefit you >>
“There is indeed nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment.
A person’s life is a succession of moment after moment.
When one fully understands the present moment,
there will be nothing else to do and nothing else to pursue. “
The past is a memory; the future is our imagination. <<>> Kit Summers
As a juggler, I did much balance five feet long.
** To balance, you must focus on the top of the object you want to balance.
** Calmly move your hand so that the top stays over the hand.
** First, learn to balance on your hand, then your chin.
** Cut 10 inches off the pole and balance this.
** Cut more and more off as you improve.
** Drop to one knee while maintaining a balance.
** Learn to balance on your elbows, shoulders, and feet.
** Balance a club while you juggle 3 more.
Balance? Because of my accident, I still have trouble balancing on one foot. I can ride a unicycle, but that is just controlling the unicycle under you. I used to ride my unicycle much, even after the accident. But, since I’ve not been riding, my skill on the single wheel is diminished.
There is life balance, too. As I was recovering from my 37-day coma, I often thought that I would never improve. After some time, I realized that my depression and sadness would be gone soon, and I would be back on a good path. When I was doing great, I told myself I “might” be back down again.
Balance is the key. Having balance in life can lead to a good life or, without, a not-so-good life. When you are down and feeling like giving up, remember that it is temporary; you will soon again be happy, and things will go better for you. If you can maintain this thought, you will never suffer from depression.
Balanced living means reaching optimal health in all aspects of your life. In relationships, work, fitness, health, and emotional happiness. We all get so caught up in work and family responsibilities that we must remember to make time for ourselves.
Balance facilitates our busy everyday lives. However, it is impossible to have a complete or perfect balance. Balance is stability, from managing time correctly to eating healthy to being mindful in one’s thinking.
Also, meditating or doing visualization exercises daily is one easy way to regain control of a stress-filled life. Finding a quiet room and unplugging can make a big difference.
Ideas to help >>
Take time to look at your life–what state of mind–how you feel.
Please be honest with yourself and notice the areas of your life that you aren’t.
Notice if you’re relying more on an internal or external focus or if there are areas within each category that you want to be more balanced.
3. Set Goals.
Make plans and write your goals down to balance your life. Make lists of dreams and goals you have.
4. Plan Lessons.
Could you list daily, weekly, and monthly tasks you must do to reach each goal?
What have you tried in the past?
Did it work?
If not, what can you do differently?
What are the most important things you’ve achieved in the past?
How did you stay focused on this goal?
How did you handle your fears, doubts, and negative self-talk?
How does it feel to know that you accomplished the goal despite these parts of yourself?
What inner “things” will try to keep you from sticking to your plan (fears, doubts, worries, negative self-talk)? Can you determine what you will say to yourself to push you off track? (For example: “Just one more bite now, I’ll start eating better later.”)
What do you need to remember in those times?
What are things you can say to that self-sabotaging part of yourself?
Be kind to yourself.
Balance won’t feel good if you’re cruel to yourself in creating it!
Is there a person or a tactic you can use to keep yourself supported, motivated, and focused in those hard times? Connecting and sharing your inner process with someone is highly recommended . Find someone who can help you challenge your inner demons and celebrate your little accomplishments.
Like any life goal, overcoming customary patterns and creating new ones takes time and effort. If you stay on track with this elaborate and purposeful process for three months, you will likely develop new habits to enjoy a more balanced life in the future!
WHAT NEW STORIES ARE YOU READY TO WRITE?
WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have a unique ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.
They are so interesting, challenging, and essential on our path to joy, happiness, and finding ways to inspire ourselves and others.
Inspirational quotes and ideas give us a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.
I hope to inspire you with my words.
Words have power.
Are you accomplishing what you want before your eventual death?
At any age, you can (and should) make changes to make your life better.
How you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible, determines everything in your life, and it all derives from your quality of thinking.
WHEN YOU IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR THINKING,
YOU CHANGE THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE—SOMETIMES INSTANTLY!
Just as positive words can make someone smile, and a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!
You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — Your Thinking —and that’s where motivational quotes come in!
To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity to improve and get closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!
Motivational words, yes, they are just words.
But they are positive words; they will keep you on track.
EVEN IF YOU START LATE, ARE UNCERTAIN,
OR ARE DIFFERENT –
YOU CAN STILL FIND SUCCESS!
Don’t forget that you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind!
Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive, and always reach for more advancement.
REMEMBER–VERY LITTLE IS NEEDED TO MAKE A GREAT LIFE.
READ OPTIMISTIC QUOTES
Positive and inspiring quotes are like beams of sunshine on a cloudy day. They inject optimism into our thoughts, brighten our mood, and help us focus on the good in life.
They remind us that even in the face of adversity, we can see the silver lining and embrace a positive attitude.
In a world filled with challenges and indecisiveness, the power of inspirational quotes cannot be exaggerated.
These pearls of wisdom uniquely uplift our spirits, can spark positive change, and fuel our motivation often when we need it most.
I hope the following words help >>
“Life is like riding a unicycle.
To stay on, you have to keep moving forward.”
“Life is about balance.
Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you.
Trust, but don’t be deceived.
Be content, but never stop improving yourself.”
— Zig Ziglar
“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”
“Throughout the infinite, the forces are in a perfect balance,
and hence the energy of a single thought may determine the motion of a universe.”
— Nikola Tesla
“In the end, it’s all a question of balance.”
— Rohinton Mistry
“To put everything in balance is good; to put everything in harmony is better.”
— Victor Hugo
“A balance of giving and receiving is essential to keeping your energy, mood, and motivation at a consistently high level.”
— Doreen Virtue
“Work is a rubber ball.
If you drop it, it will bounce back.
The other four balls – family, health, friends, integrity – are made of glass.
If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”
— Gary W. Keller
“Love is the undisturbed balance that binds this universe together.”
— Mahavatar Babaji
“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.”
— Hillary Clinton
“If you restore balance in your own self, you will be contributing immensely to the healing of the world.”
— Deepak Chopra
COMPOSE A NOBLE BOOK AND WRITE A BEST-SELLER.
YOU ARE AMAZING—PLAY YOUR PART!
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
Each week goes by so quickly, don’t you think?
Time is going faster all the time, it seems.
Do you keep track of what you do each day?
Keep track for a few weeks; you will see your time differently.
11/11–Someone wanted a bunny for a friend who wants to give it to someone else as a marriage present.
The rabbit’s name is Alice, what a great gift. We drove the rabbit 60 miles round-trip and made someone happy.
11/12–Every once in a while, I like to attend a church. I go to try and figure out why people believe. It seems to me that people often attend because they think they “have” to. As you know, I have attended many churches worldwide; things go the same everywhere.
A few blocks away from us is facebook.com/narrowwaybaptist.
To see if many attended, I had to go and see. Smiles all around, a good thing to see.
Yes, seeing the social communication for the 37 people there is great. This church was just like the many I have gone to around the world–Some singing, some praying, a pastor talks for a while, a hat is passed for money, and after about an hour and a half, people head home.
Faith was a big part of what occurred today. For me, having faith is an excuse when you don’t have any realistic proof or evidence for something.
Faith can be generated for anything; I have faith that there is no god; what does it all matter, anyway?
Some other words for “faith” are >> confidence, belief, and conviction.
11/13–Today, I cut up more wood to use on the fire. As you know, I get the wood for free from Ken Young. He buys piles of giant trees and cuts them down to 2”x4” boards and such. What I get from him is the scrap wood he can’t use.
Also, on the side cuts, I use these for the tables I make. I screw four legs into the bottom, then sand the top smooth. Next, I put stain on the tables and a clear coating over them. These coffee tables turn out fantastic.
I put a bird feeder outside our bedroom window, see?
11/14–Putting in another rain barrel to collect the rain droplets. Right now, we have two that hold 100 gallons each, the one that I just put in that holds 55 gallons. And the last will be the 275-gallon tote. We will happily drink water while, perhaps, systems go down. Are you thirsty?
Beth made a batch of chocolate chip cookies, which turned out excellent. This is a recipe that I developed some years ago. Have you made some yet? Make some of these cookies–you will love them >>
Chocolate chip cookies
4 cups of flour
3 sticks softened butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons Kahlua
2 tablespoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
325 for 15 minute
Also, today, I made noodles. Homemade noodles are the best! Have you had them, you must. I have a hand crank that kneads the dough.
3 egg yolks
1 whole egg
2 tbs water
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
11/15–Don Atwell from up the street came over with his chainsaw and helped me cut up the wood I got from Ken Young. At this point, I have plenty of wood to help us through this winter and next.
11/16–The city of McCormick, where I live, is giving away Thanksgiving meals today. I came over two hours early, not expecting many people here yet. I got in line behind nine cars. It is an hour and 15 minutes before they start; there must be over 33 cars here now. In the end, over fifty cars must have gone through.
Feeding the masses they are.
We had an addition to our farm–parakeets! They are quiet ones.
11/17–With many large trees around us, plenty of leaves are used for compost. As you might know, I built eight 4’x8’ gardens. I have soil on the bottom 3/4 of each planter. I put a layer of leaves over the top, and by the next planting season, the leaves should break down to make great dirt.
IS IT TIME TO “MAKE” THINGS HAPPEN AND LIVE A FULLER LIFE?
YOUR CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK >>
Like any life goal, overcoming customary patterns and creating new ones takes time and effort. If you stay on track with this elaborate and purposeful process for three months, you will likely develop new habits to enjoy a more balanced life in the future! Make changes for the better.
DO SOMETHING NEW–DAILY,
THEN, KEEP DOING IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
NEXT BLOG >>
Work on bringing balance to your life this week.
Let me know of your progress.
AND WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING FOR YOUR UPCOMING WEEK?