What is your sphere of influence?

November 25, 2009

What is your sphere of influence?

What do you want to do, and where are your areas of maximum impact?

You can discover or clarify your answers to these questions by first answering these:

1) What do you care about? What interests you, excites you, motivates you?

2) Where do you connect with people – your family, your friends, your community, your work? These are the people you see and talk to regularly, so these are the people you can most easily affect and influence in a positive way. These are your contacts, with their own spheres of influence, who can potentially help and advise you with your projects: your answers to question 1.

Your Sphere of Influence contains the things you care about, plus the network of resources you are connected with. Examine these; get the parts in balance; create for yourself a consistent, congruent, balanced and coherent whole and

Your life will have more meaning, be more fulfilling, and will flow easier with greater impact than ever before…

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The Challenge to Love

February 7, 2009

The Love Stream, Part Two of Four

It can be very hard and challenging to love – I am the first to admit that I am nowhere near perfect. I can find it very hard to love and to trust other human beings at times, especially when I have felt hurt by their words and actions – I want to close myself off and hide, or to lash out in anger or fear. And I think this is a natural human reaction.

But –

There is always something or someone to love and to appreciate, if life’s events or other people let you down or cause you pain. If it is hard to face people, start by focusing on the beauty of nature, plants, animals or birds. I have found that this helps me feel calmer, then happier, stronger, more positive, and then I am back in my heart space and can face and love the humans again.

I have found that whenever and wherever I notice and focus on and feel the love – I feel better, happier, healthier and more of a sense of purpose and meaning in my life.
So my recommendation to you, for this week, or just for this day, is to test it out for yourself – make love your guiding light and notice what follows.

The Love Stream, Part Two of Four

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Searching for Something? Read this, it may help

February 5, 2009

The Love Stream, Part 1 of 4

Are you seeking something?  A sense of purpose, meaning or spirituality in your life?  A solution to your problems and life’s challenges?
So many are, and if you are here, it may be painful, but also a meaningful place to be, a high aim to hold.

Or are you one of those who has found something?  The great, meaningful purpose or cure-all that seems to hold all of life’s answers?  Maybe it is religion, spirituality, your Path, or a personal development system to make you more success / money / power / health / attractive or whatever else you value?
If you are here, great!  Enjoy it and make the most of it.  Share it, if others ask, but please avoid becoming too evangelical and trying to force your ‘answer’ on them!

Or have you reached acceptance, let go of seeking, to be in the present moment?
If you are here, this may feel right and a good place to stay, for a while.

Are any of these places or positions “The Answer”?

I have spent time in all three positions and each seemed ‘right’ at the time.  I have spent time studying many therapies, personal development systems, spiritual traditions – I have spent much of my life practicing and teaching these, and my conclusion is –

No, These are not the answer.
None of them.

The answer is Love
Love is the Key
Love is the Ki – the energy of the universe, at the root of everything –
Love is the answer,
Flowing through everything,

Love is God, God is love
Love is in the Oneness and the Oneness is love
Love is the Goddess and the Goddess is love

Make some time today to think of the people, things and places you love.  To reflect on love itself, and see what happens…

The Love Stream, Part One of Four…

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