* Mantra for Today – direction

This mantra can really bring about a profound change in your thinking and give you valuable insight into the direction you are heading.

Use it when you not sure which way to go … are going round in circles … or are wanting to make the best choice.

Its time to apply one of the most powerful mantras I have in my mantra toolbox.

I think you are ready for this one …

cheesy grin


“Follow the grin”



* Seeds of Life

Lovely inspiring words this morning on the Seeds of Life from Pat over at Source of Inspiration. Enjoy 🙂

Source of Inspiration


Why do trees produce
so many seeds–countless
numbers of them fall to
the ground every year.

A few sprout and become
trees, others proving food
for many, still others
create compost to replenish
the earth. Nothing is wasted.

So it is with us. Our actions
may not always bear the fruit
of our dreams, but rather
become food for other possibilities
or provide the base
for future growth.

Do not let regret blind you
to the lessons of life.
There are no mistakes–
just opportunities for
us to become all we
are meant to be.

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* Priorities

Poetic inspiration on priorities! Thank you Pat.

Source of Inspiration


P ersevere in worthy goals
R elax and enjoy each task
Investigate each option, then choose
O pen to possibilities never considered
R each higher than you think you can go
Insights come along the way
T ake one task at a time
Y esterday’s dreams are today’s successes

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* Our Path in Life

Messages that are simple yet profound, let me pause and connect me to my Middle Ground. These words from Joseph Campbell call out for some self reflection:

“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take.                              That’s why it’s your path.”

” If the path you are on is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”

one step at a time


The ego seeks clarity and reassurance, so it will cling to what is known.

But the “tried and true” may not be for you.

Our true path is much more likely to take us into the unknown.

Be ready to step out …

trust …

breathe fully …

 take one step at a time …

and let your true path unfold


* Life is Like … riding a bike

Life is like riding a bike. However, it isn’t just about moving forward. If you want to live fully, there are three things you have to do!

(1) You have to steer. (2) You have to pedal (3) You have to keep your balance.

Maintaining the dynamic relationship between these three aspects are key to living life well.

  • Its important to go in the direction you want otherwise you find yourself going round in circles. Be alert for obstacles ahead. Are you ready to change direction as needed?

biking down mountain


  • Watch your speed. Are you going too fast? Do you need to slow down? 

bike too fast


  • And of course, you need to have a sense of when you are in balance, so you won’t take a tumble and hurt yourself.

toddle on bike

We shift priorities as things come up, but its up to us to find the dynamic between the 3 elements that works for us.

We can’t be told how to do this, but we  figure it out as we go along.

How’s your ride going in the highs and lows of life?

Thanks to Tim Gallwey’s Inner Game series for the inspiration.

* Living My Vision

When I was training to become a life coach we did a lot of self discovery and exploration, in preparation for working with our clients. Part of the program was to create a vision for ourselves. At that time I was an intercultural trainer – working with people from different cultures to help them adjust to living and working in a new country. I was drawn to coaching to work with individuals through their transition and help them understand and accept differences, and thrive in a new environment.

the pathThe road towards my vision has had some gentle bends and highs and lows, yet my vision remains true to who I am and whatever I do. It is my life’s calling.

“My vision is for a world where we understand one another, accept differences and are at peace. And it begins within ourselves.”

It was true 12 years ago and even more so today!

My journey has taken me from exploring the differences in countries and cultural groups around the world, to understanding how we communicate and empathize  in relationship with each other,  to learning about our inner thinking, filters and struggles within each of us …. and to a sense of coming home to the beautiful connectedness of us all.

My outer path is now one with the inner path. This is where I am meant to be.

Isn’t that what our life purpose is really about …. finding our path and coming home to ourselves.

We can only do this when we pause to connect with our inner being. When we find our Middle Ground.

This is what I want for you.

What is your vision for the world and your part in it?