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Being resilient is the ability to rise up no matter how many times life knocks you down. The capacity to overcome pain, anxiety, fear and suffering develops the qualities of strength, confidence, courage and compassion. Resilience is the antidote to adversity.
“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~ Nelson Mandela
Resilience is based on awareness. When you’re aware of the bigger picture in any given situation and observe the behavior of others without judging them, you are on your way to becoming resilient. With awareness you can turn challenges into opportunities.
Physical pain has an emotional component. Becoming aware of the message behind the pain allows you to recover faster. Your body is meant to be resilient. It can help you make the connection between cause and effect that strengthens your ability to heal.
Anxiety comes from a mind that is worried about...
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You are as unique as your soul blueprint. The uniqueness of your true self is based on life experiences. Learning something new, especially about yourself, adds another dimension to your special gifts and life purpose that only you can bring to the world.
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” ~ Margaret Mead
Your uniqueness is based on authenticity, commitment, centeredness, and compassion. The way you express these qualities determines your one of a kindness. In a world where everyone is more alike than different, being unique is simply you being YOU.
Authenticity is what makes you an original. Even though you may look similar to another human, especially if you have a twin, there are still distinctive differences. Physical appearance is an expression of your unique soul that no one else can duplicate.
Make a commitment to being your unique self. Start by training your mind to focus on ways...
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Loving yourself means paying attention to your body, mind, heart, and spirit. As you focus on each part with compassion you will naturally cultivate genuine self-love in a balanced way. When you love yourself life gets easier.
"If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself."
~ Barbara De Angelis
Loving your body begins with self-acceptance. It needs acceptance to heal or change any parts that you've judged or rejected. When you look at your body in the mirror focus on the parts that are easy to love, then switch your focus to the parts that are harder to love, and accept them too. Your body will respond with healing and transformation.
Loving your mind starts with attention. Pay attention to how you're using your mind or if it's using you. You can develop a healthy mindset by saying...
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Love is the path that will take you to your best life because it means your soul is in charge, and every experience is seen through the eyes of love. You can bring more joy into the world by falling in love with your soul.
“Following the path of love is always your soul's true desire.” ~ James Van Praagh
Love is a source of healing. It can heal a wounded ego with loving thoughts and beliefs. Love heals illness and injury to the body with loving care and attention. Love heals relationships with acceptance of each others differences. Use love to activate the healer within.
When you follow the path of love you feel safe because you're connected to a power greater than yourself. You no longer need to rely on your ego to protect you because your soul knows the way.
On the path of love you will find opportunities to begin again. You may head towards compassion then come to a fork in the path where you move in the direction of...
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A superhero has super human powers. When you use your superpowers you awaken your soul. Activate your intuition, creativity, kindness, compassion, connection, courage, love and joy to make a positive difference in the world.
“I have one power. I never give up.” ~ Batman
“With great power, comes great responsibility.” ~ Spiderman
“I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ~ Superman
Your soul is a superhero. It's that part of you that always has been, and always will be. Your soul has a mission on earth to help you live to your full potential using all of your superpowers.
When you activate your intuition you're using one of your greatest superpowers. Listen to the voice of your soul and trust that it will always guide you to make the best choices for the highest good of all concerned.
Creativity is synonymous with...
Compassion is love in action. It bubbles up from the heart until it pours outward through acts of kindness and forgiveness. It's like a fountain of love that keeps giving from an everlasting spring of joy.
“One day I looked at something in myself that I had been avoiding because it was too painful. Yet once I did, I had an unexpected surprise. Rather than self-hatred, I was flooded with compassion for myself because I realized the pain necessary to develop that coping mechanism to begin with.” ~ Marianne Williamson
To cultivate compassion it's important to start with yourself. You can start by standing up to your inner critic and letting it know that from now on you're going to be giving yourself a daily dose of compassion rather than a frequent shot of criticism for your human imperfections.
Your intuition will always guide you to give the most compassionate response. When you realize that you're in a reactive mode,...
You have the freedom to choose drama or peace. The ego can’t stand peace, and the soul stands for peace. When you feel the unwelcome discomfort of chaos, that is your soul waking up with the intention to be free.
"Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change." ~ Stephen Covey
Are you ready to take flight in a new direction? If you feel stuck you’re being held back by your own self-imposed limitations. Follow the lead of your soul that is ready to fly, and your ego will join you.
Most of human drama is caused by egos getting offended. Wars are started by inflated egos as well as conflict in relationships. When you decide not to take anything personally you’re free of drama because you’re no longer wired to get offended.
If you find yourself in conflict with another person, or even with...
Relationships encourage you to love, heal and grow. They bring up childhood wounds to be healed so that you can grow to your full potential through unconditional love. Trust your intuition to guide you to wholeness.
Declare “I Am Transforming Relationships” and consider this quote:” If you are in a relationship feeling empty and alone, you are ready for a transformation. Begin by changing your inner world and then wait for the most amazing outer results. ~ Roxana Jones
Self-love is the foundation of a healthy relationship. If you’re not receiving the love you want it means you need to give it to yourself first. Think of loving yourself as priming the pump to allow love to flow freely to you, and through you. How can you be more loving towards yourself?
There’s a big difference between love and attachment. When you’re in a love relationship you love yourself enough to make choices that feel good. If your...
Two unlikely companions are the ego and the soul. One is fueled by blame and judgment while the other is filled with love and compassion. Healing occurs when the two come together and find common ground.
Declare “I Am Letting Go of Judgment” and reflect on these words: “Do not judge yourself harshly. Without mercy for ourselves we cannot love the world.” Buddha
Your soul is a non-judgmental witness that responds to pain and suffering with love and compassion. Look for the positive intention behind a negative behavior and it will help you let go of judgment.
Self-judgment is a lack of compassion for being human. It comes from having certain expectations about yourself that you haven’t fulfilled or recalling past mistakes you haven’t forgiven. Set yourself free with self-acceptance.
All human behavior is either coming from love or it is a cry for love. If you are in the habit of judging yourself or others harshly for behaving badly, try...
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