Archive for November, 2008

Build the muscle of the mind

November 25, 2008

For a long time I’ve always thought that building the muscles in the physical body is more difficult than building the muscle of the mind.  Not! And why not? Well, because thoughts are constantly running through the mind; there isn’t a moment, second for that matter when our minds aren’t processing thoughts and images…even when we’re sleeping.

So we can imagine the work it takes to reprogram the muscle of the mind – we have been programmed and influenced by an array of people, circumstances, TV, and life’s lessons from birth to now. Life affects us, does things to our minds both in positive and negative ways.

It is only later in life that we realized just how much our minds is the main key that if not reprogrammed and fed the right diet, can be to our demise.

The good news is that it is never too late to implement changes – to begin to build the muscle of the mind to empower us to live our best lives.  So where do we start?

1.   Pin down what thoughts/people who weaken you and weed them out.

2.   Start by forgiving yourself and loving yourself right where you’re at – not later when things get better, but now!

3.   Fill your mind with uplifting, empowering thoughts and like minded people.

4.   Write down quotes from others and your own that speaks life to you and gives you a internal lift.

OK, this is it for now, until next time…keep building…add something good to your life today and you’ll not just benefit personally, but others will also.

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Why aging shouldn’t be used as an excuse

November 25, 2008

Using our age as an excuse as to why we can’t do certain things is bogus. Age is simply a number, yet many of us use our age to make excuses that stops us in our tracks, that becomes a brick wall, or a mountain. It is no longer “aging gracefully”, but “I’m getting old” syndromes that plague our souls. Entertaining thoughts like that will definitely accelerate the aging process.

This topic is fresh in my mind because on my way to work on the train I read an article about the aging process and three individuals all over 76 years were the candidates. Their lives are full, active and rich and they don’t even look their age. Hmmm, wonder why that is? I’ll tell you why! There souls are very much alive and young which translates into how they look, and conduct their daily lives.

We’ve been hearing more about 60 being the new 40 – it isn’t that people use that as an excuse because they’re afraid to age, but rather it has become a revelation.  Why let a number dictate and add limits to what you can or cannot do? So, how about it…are you ready to make adjustments, changes in your mind regarding the aging process?

You and only you have the power within to take that step; there’s no time like the present, let’s do it!