Hello. My name is Barbara Dean Aliaga. What you are about to read comes from my current life experience and from the solitude I so much enjoy. I share with you these words in hopes they will spark a conversation within a spectrum of your calm self.
Even if only for a few moments, start your day alone. Sit on the side of your bed and take reassuring breaths. Smile. Think thoughts of comfort, gratitude and joy as you breathe. …just 5-10 minutes.
Encourage the sensitive side of your personality. If you think about it, today we need individuals who are aware of a large, inclusive picture. We need you to make time for your heart.
Your sensitive side is available to everyone to some degree. Some are just born with traits which help us see beyond the mere physical. Our environment also helps us make choices about how we want to behave. Life is a wonderful gift, one I feel I want to share.
When I am quiet for a bit, I find joy. It seems like it is just waiting to meet up with me. So, i’m wondering about you. Do you lead with your heart today? If I’m writing about things in which you have no resonance, please take a couple of moments and read to the end.
Even if you think sensitivity to others and to the world around you is non-sense, what if you keep your heart as your confidant. When you have an urge to get even, or make your truth known, take time out with a cup of tea or coffee or just a glass of wonderful, ice-cold water.
Check in with the sensitive inclination. Take a breath and make this a better day for you and for the world!
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A Creative Writing Notebook. What stories to tell when your imaginary tiger becomes your pet. Seems like there is plenty of material for a fun, comic tale! Put you and the tiger into your wonderful, world of thoughts. Inspire your readers. Use thepersonalizetemplate to replace the artwork with a photo of your imaginary pet, or for a gift to inspire your creative friend. Change the text with the same personalize template.
If you are so inclined, share some of your works with us, and/or share on your site or blog. Creativity helps encourage joy, love, play.
I’m reading. Finally. I’ve been preoccupied with research on self-publishing and self-marketing. I have neglected to feed myself the rich words of others.
GETTING TO YES WITH YOURSELF has my attention. William Ury is a seasoned, professional mediator. He has an impressive background. He co-authored the bestseller, GETTING TO YES.You’ve heard the win-win concept. It influenced a change in thinking things needed to be won or lost with no middle ground.
Mr. Ury has refined his plan for successful negotiations by focusing on ourselves as part of the preparation for a meeting. Whether I am reaching an understanding with a family member, a boss, co-worker, or other companies, this book holds insights for greater success.
Even though I’m only a smidge into this book, I am loving his style. It holds my interest as well as inspires. Here’s my question. Would you like to read it too and form a book club here on my blog? I borrowed it on Amazon with the Kindle Lending Library. I’m sure it is available through your local library also. Does this interest anyone?
One of the themes I am already incorporating into my day is the balcony concept. We live on a stage. As I have talked about so often, we can experience, submerged and become overwhelmed. Standing back on the balcony is a way to keep ourselves from identifying with the emotions. He has suggested, and I have started incorporating, putting names on my emotions. This way I can identify what emotions are suddenly occurring from the viewpoint of the balcony. In other words, when I find I am angry I can easily take an objective notice by giving it a name. I’ve started talking about Gloomy Gilda, or Sad Sally, or Angry Anthony — all characters who show up in the play of my day. I know this isn’t new to me, but Mr. Ury’s book moves me to action.
So what do you think? Would you like to read it, share your ideas together and quite possibly grow towards more yesses?
This page can become the thread for discussion. What are you reading? See you soon!