100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 66- The Wisdom of Seeing Life as It Really Is (because it’s a handful!)

Wisdom Day 66

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“We need to see life as it is, not to hold ourselves captive to a vision of how it ought to be. We need to let go of our incessant need to impose order … to make space in our days and plans so that new things can enter our lives. Surrendering expectations opens us up for the gifts of spontaneity, serendipity, and serenity, enabling us to cast off old agendas of what’s supposed to make us happy. However, this has been one of my hardest life lessons. And yet, when I do, I am always amazed at how life surprises me with joy. You will be too.”

~ Sara Ban Breathnach ~

daysSelah … sigh. So a funny thing happened on the way to my 100 days of wisdom spiritual blogging practice … a thing called LIFE!

Life in the form of grading midterms and rough drafts, committee meetings, four-alarm personal and professional fires, student review sessions, drafting and grading finals and papers,  the holidays (holidaze??), work outs and travel and spiritual seeking ( oh my!), and, of course, executing this well-intentioned, well laid “plan” of 100 days of wisdom at any cost … oh yeah, and exhaustion. Yep. Real life.

When I embarked on 100 Days of Wisdom my intention was to share via this blog and Twitter some words of wisdom that informed, transformed and inspired me, and my reflections about them, in the hope that my posts would also inform, transform and inspire you. And then came life.

And my wonderful disciplined practice (after 53 or so days without wavering) fell to the back burner. I continued to tweet  but the “daily” blogging practice turned into something to-do. And that to-do continued to fall lower and lower on my ever-growing to-do list! Needless to say, this is an epic fail for the recovering perfectionist, whether spiritually enlightened or not.

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100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 19 — Loving Yourself is Bliss (lessons from don Miguel Ruiz)

Wisdom Day 19

Read about the 100 days of Wisdom™ Project by Tonya Marie

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When the love comes from somebody else, we can feel it and it’s nice, but when we feel our own love, it is the best thing that can happen to us.  We live in heaven; we live in bliss. ~ don Miguel Ruiz

Blessings,

I am so grateful this morning to know authentically and for myself the truth of don Miguel’s words! And I declare and affirm that I absolutely, positively love myself. All of me. Wow. That does feel good!

Although receiving love from others through their words, actions, loyalty, forgiveness, compassion and grace is heavenly, we enjoy true heaven on earth when we feel our own love from the inside out in all of those same ways.

We also love ourselves by Continue reading

100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom Day 10 — Return to That Place Called Love Within

Wisdom Day 10

Read about the 100 days of Wisdom™ Project by Tonya Marie

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Return to That Place Called Love Within

“Deep within our being is a place of peace, joy and knowing. It is a place called love. We are love from the core of our being. If we can live from our being of love, we can’t help but attract more of what we are.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant ~

Did you know that regardless of the circumstances under which you came into the world and regardless of the choices or perceived mistakes you’ve made or even the unloving things you may have done you are love?

For those who feel unloved or unworthy of love, this essential truth of all creation can actually feel completely foreign, unrealistic or flat-out wrong. But it’s true. The spirit and energy of Love is within you. In fact, it is you. And me too. Continue reading