Thursday, June 4, 2020

PONDERING THE PAST ONE TOO MANY TIMES

Good morning everyone!  Happy Thursday.  I've never been a runner.  I don't like running AT ALL!!!  I like watching track though.  My daughter ran track and jumped hurdles in high school which was really fun to watch.  The interesting thing about watching these runners was that they never looked back even when reaching for the baton.  They hold their hands out ready to grab the baton and RUN!!  Looking back slows them down.

You don't have to be a runner to know that looking back slows you down and holds you back.  That's exactly what we do when we ruminate, ponder and revisit what was and question our actions of yesterday.  Today's quote is, "When you have lived in the past there is no need to return again and again - release it and let it go - allow  yourself to freely move into a beautiful future."  

Shoulda, woulda, coulda.  Hindsight is always 20/20 but the past is gone and you cannot return so why torture yourself?  Why beat yourself up over what you can no longer change.  Letting go is hard, even painful, but you cannot progress by straddling two worlds.  It may take more time than you think but don't give yourself too much.  Misery can be the most comfortable easy chair in the world.

Stand up and get yourself out of that chair.  Release the past, the pain, the heartache and what was.  Let it go.  Literally feel it pushing its way out of your body, mind and spirit.  Hit that refresh button because there is so much more that lies ahead.  I've done it and you can too!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone!~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

NOTHING HAPPENS OVERNIGHT

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  Its hard to be patient while waiting for that light bulb to go on.  We toil away doing our daily stuff in the same manner, over and over again, stuck in a pattern where we aren't happy but we aren't unhappy either.  Creatures of habit that most of us are, this routine of ours can go on for years and years.

On the day that begins like every other we suddenly realize there is another way to prepare that eggplant.  There is another way to wear that scarf.  There is a faster route to our destination.  Today's quote is, "An epiphany seems to happen overnight when it is actually years in the making."  

The best epiphany one can have is to realize you are the one who put you where you are and you are the one who can make a change.  That is the part that takes years to grasp.  Its so much easier to remain complacent hovering in that place between contentment and numbness but we all know that's not where we want to be.

Change is hard.  We can be so resistant to it that we are immobilized, oblivious to the fact that we are here not just to exist and take up space but to create, to contribute, to engage, to be happy and to find joy in all the world has to offer.

Our lights are on and indeed we are home, we just need to find that dimmer switch and brighten everything up!

 Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

EXPLORE AND CREATE - Thursday, 5/28

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  My oldest son just graduated from college.  What an exciting time for him.  The world as they say is his oyster!  Do you know why that's a saying?  I don't either but you get the gist which is, there is a whole world out there with a platter full of opportunity.

When I got my college degree the question asked by many was, "so now what are you going to do?" said with a combined tone of sarcasm and wonder.  If your answer was something like, "I'm not sure yet," you were met with looks of sympathy (for your parents) and disgust for the loser they were thinking you were.

Things are so different now.  Gone are the days where people start out in one company and finish with the same one thirty years later.  As hard as it may be for some to find employment there are also numerous opportunities that previously didn't exist, combined with the fact that young people are not willing to be miserable in a job they despise for any length of time!

Today's quote is, "Exercise your right to explore possibilities and create your reality and your world."  I am a firm believer in this.  My day job is a necessity, one that at times I find myself struggling to get to because it brings no reward.  WAIT!  That's not true.  Every two weeks there is a reward sitting in my bank account.

I'm where I am due to my own life circumstances.  Ones that are very different from a recent college grad.  Please don't think I'm complaining because I'm not.  Twenty somethings get a head start on exploring and discovering their passions much sooner than their parents but by no means are they the only ones who get to live their dreams.

While toiling away in my mundane job I have been exploring so many possibilities and have definitely created a reality to my liking.  This day job of mine will soon run its course and when it does I will have exercised my right to be living exactly what I have been so busy creating.  What are you waiting for, after all, it is your right - create your reality and create your world!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

EVERY MOMENT COUNTS

Good morning everyone!  Happy Tuesday.  How are you feeling right now?  I mean it.  Stop reading and find the emotion that matches you right this very moment.  If you feel fine or satisfied or positively gleeful, enjoy the moment.  If you are feeling tired, cranky and miserable, acknowledge that moment equally as well.  All emotions deserve recognition.

My question is why is it so hard to for us to enjoy a moment of happiness without letting our minds drift to something else we want or somewhere else we want to be.  I don't have the answer to that, it is unfortunately our nature which is why, (hint hint) I meditate!

Today's quote is, "We hover between desire and satisfaction to want and to know more exists but be in the moment of joy recognizing right now."  Enjoyment is disregarded if all you think about is what's next.  Incorporating meditation into a daily routine helps slow down the need for instantaneous gratification.  Meditation allows you to just be so that you are not thinking about later, yesterday or next week.

To want more is not a bad thing.  It is what we crave! More success, more financial comfort but also more sunshine, more fun, more excitement and more peace of mind.  Meditation is a tool to bring you closer to all these things including sunshine because you will begin to see the world in a different way.

Want more but be satisfied and grateful for what is already in place.  Ultimately it is not just financial reward that creates happiness but inner peace and gratitude for what is front and center.  Is there room for more?  Always but just for today, just for this instant be grateful, find joy and feel the sunshine!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!~Love, Amy

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

DON'T PICK

Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  When I was a kid I had a countless number of bruises on my legs and if you asked me how I got them I'm sure I had no idea! I cannot tell you how many times I have stubbed my toe on my bedpost, banged my shin on the dishwasher and turned my hip right into the kitchen counter but at least now I know where my black and blues come from!   Hard to believe I majored in dance while at college.

I also had my share of bloody scrapes which seemed to take forever to heal.  Scrapes turn into those bumpy scabs creating an activity as I (and I'm sure you) would keep picking at until they bled once again.  GROSS!  How can a wound heal if we keep picking at it?

Today's quote is, "Open wounds will never heal - give them care and love and in time they will be invisible."  Let me repeat the above question.  How can a wound heal if we keep picking at it?  Our scabs have long disappeared but that doesn't mean we have no wounds.  Some of our wounds are so old but somehow we are able to bring them right back to the surface.

When these wounds are caused by the people we love so much, whether an intimate partner or a dear friend, it is ever so painful.  It is said that time heals all wounds.  True that!  Hurtful words cannot be unsaid but we can try and understand why they were spoken.

Care for yourself like that little child who fell on the pavement and now has a bloody knee.  Wash those inner wounds with time and love and care and allow them to turn into distant memories.  Ones that allow you to cast all pain aside.

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy


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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

RUNNING TOWARDS THE LIGHT

Good morning everyone.  Happy Tuesday.  On a warm summer night a flickering flame is a guarantee that moths will soon be hovering near by.  There are no moth brains inside its tiny head.  It is instinct that draws them there.

We have more in common with those tiny little creatures than you realize but rather than being  drawn to a flickering flame, our instincts tell us to stay back so we don't get burned while other times we are pulled to the light like a magnet.

Today's quote is, "Instinctively we are drawn to the light the one that turns on our passion."  Of course we are!  Remember when you were starting out in the work force and you had one horrible job after another?  Oh wait, that was me BUT maybe it was you as well.  It took time to figure out where you were going to land.

It took me several unsatisfactory jobs to figure out that I preferred autonomy.  Never very good at playing the game I rolled my eyes often and used sarcasm a bit too freely.  It became quite clear that I needed to do something where I was in charge and was able to be my own boss.

Voila!  Teaching!  That's what I wanted to do.  My first day as a substitute teacher I knew this was my calling.  Teaching was a way to combine what I liked best: being creative, being active and being in charge.  The second I stepped into a classroom I knew I was home.  There is no difference between teaching children geography and teaching adults Reiki.  Teaching is teaching and remains to be one of my passions.

We all have a passion.  The Universe has filled our inner being with all sorts of things to be passionate about.  If you haven't found yours just yet, trust that you will and when you do, you will use your wings to fly.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! ~Love, Amy

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

STICK TO YOUR GUNS

Good morning everyone and happy Thursday.  Each and every one of us has a belief system but somewhere along the way our beliefs change.  We think differently at different stages in our lives.  What was acceptable in our twenties might change by the time we reach thirty.  What was OK before kids might be totally different once a baby arrives.

Just because you thought something was one way doesn't mean it has to be that way forever.  We all need to be flexible except when it comes to beliefs of equality.  I believe we all deserve love, compassion and forgiveness and I will stand by that until my last breath.

Today's quote is, "I will never compromise my beliefs nor be convinced to change them."   You know what makes me better than you?  Nothing!  Absolutely nothing.  We all deserve the chance to create a life of our choosing regardless of circumstance.  We all deserve to be loved and valued.  We all deserve to be seen as equals in this world.

Does it always happen?  Unfortunately it doesn't but we have the power to change that by the way we treat others.  I believe the bible said it best, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you."  You are not above or below another.  Every person you meet can teach you something.  We are all teachers and students.  If you must compromise a belief, believe that chocolate chip cookies are the latest heart healthy food!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone! ~Love, Amy

To learn more about what I do, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co
To schedule an in-person or remote Reiki session with me, visit my website:https://amykaufman.co/private sessions OR email me at amy@amykaufman.co