Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.~Mother Teresa
Stepping into the Canvas with kind words can make or break a persons day. We must choose wisely as to not create a domino-effect of negativity, instead a domino-effect of positivity. Whether it is a conversation of the self or with another person, send good intentions their way. In doing so, the echos shall be heard from the highest mountains…
We all have daily routines, that keep momentum flowing. However, when that routine is altered we find ourselves flustered and anxious, which can turn into fear or anger. In fear or anger, we often give up or lose interest in our days…potentially leading us to some form of depression.
Letting go of expected outcomes, relieves our stress from our daily routines. Simply recalling why it is that we get up and what keeps us moving forward, this will allow us to easily tackle our daily routines. Whatever the motivation, focus on that and not on what fills our day. Our days are easily bombarded with other negativeness…avoid them or take proper actions to protect yourself from these.
Recently a friend, Thomas, stopped Ani Po while she was working out at the gym. He asked, “what keeps you going?” A little history… Thomas often challenges Ani Po first thing in the morning at 5 o’clock am, challenging her to look deeper within herself. As she pauses for self-reflection, she chooses her answer very carefully.
As Ani Po answers the question, she is immediately reminded of another situation, a recollection of why we do things and who we are as a person. The few lines, tell the story…
Ani Po to another: “What do you do?”
Executive: “I am a Vice President of a major company.”
Ani Po: “Not for money. What do you do for the world?
Turning to Thomas, Ani Po answered instinctively, “Each day I rise, to serve my fellow-man; Help those in need; Assist where ever I can. I go where I am called….for I am a tool for the master carpenter. I may not be perfect, but I give it my best effort!”
With the only answer being a smile, Thomas asks, “Is it wrong to have a purpose for making a paycheck?
Ani Po answers, “Not at all! However, if the only reason for getting up in the morning is for a paycheck, then by days end that is all you will have. If your attention is something higher than monetary gain, then you shall receive that which you give into this Universe. There is an old saying: Love what you do and it will never seem like work again.”
Thomas continues, “What about providing for a family? Is it not our responsibility to give for our families, thereby causing us to make more money?”
Ani Po, “Are you still falling for the trap established by our dictators? If we subscribe to the collective whole, believing that we must do this or do that to survive, then we will always look to man for answers to our dilemmas. If we instead turn our attention to the Lord, letting go of any expected outcomes, then the answers will come and we shall forever remain protected. Those who lead by Faith, Hope and Love…those are the true leaders…those are the believers…those are the righteous.”
So what keeps you going? What motivates you throughout your day? Are you stuck in the belief that your reality is all you will ever know? Time to change your views! Our lives, if not enjoyed, can be changed instantly…all we need to do is see the life we want, feel the life we want and believe it to be true. In doing so, we shall make the first step into our new reality.
“Not all of us can do great things.
But we can do small things with great love.”
Stepping into the Canvas by Faith. As we step in faith, we immediately receive hope. As we receive hope, our reality becomes embodied in Love. As we learn to Love the Canvas all over again, we begin to Love all there is. In Loving-kindness we find answers to All things and the burdens of today become yesterday’s memory. Let go of the past, look to the future and embrace every moment…in the Now.