Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Mind Is Calm

                                                           Maire Dodd said:

**the balance of how much comes from within and what is without... what requires change and what requires appreciation...

everything is in harmony when the balance is struck and your spirit sings -**

I had to think about that for a while. As I see it, harmony IS balance. For me, the most difficult thing in my life is harmonizing my work away from home life, my home life, my family life and my personal achievement life.  That's where the part of Maire's quote comes in...what requires change and what requires appreciation.

Then I realized that my thinking about how to achieve  harmony is all wrong. Every element can't be harmonious unless they are each in harmony.

I'm off to a great start. My first step was to realize that I need to renew my commitment to positive thinking and attracting positive energy.

Step One:  My Mind Is Calm


Roberta Warshaw said...

It is harder than you would think isn't it?

ACreativeDreamer said...

That positive thinking thing is difficult, isn't it? I think we are very often conditioned to think, maybe not in a negative way, but in a less than positive way. Our perception of our world goes a very long way in the creation of our world... Let's hope both you and I stay in that positive state of mind!

GlorV1 said...

Hi Carol. Hope your new year is going great. It's true what you say. When there is negative energy around you, it becomes a part of you. I learned a while back that being around someone who has negative energy is debilitating. I try to stay away from that as much as possible. Unfortunately I do have an acquaintance whose vibes are very negative.:( Keep thinking positive and bring on the sparkling energy that you've always had. Have a great rest of the week and thx for stopping by my little big sort of blog.:) tee hee.


Hello, Yes Positive thinking is a very good thing. My Sweetie reminds me all the time about this. I wish you calm, peaceful and a life of harmony which we all need to have. Hugs Judy

Barbara said...

"need to renew commitment to positive thinking" are the key words for me in your post. Our emotions tend to go where our thoughts have been, not always a good place! ;)

rairie said...

I am inspired by your talk of Harmony...my world fell out of Harmony last year and I am working on its return. I have lived in a very even and harmonious world and when the bumps came I was ill prepared to right it...I am on the path again. Thank you.

Timaree said...

Harmony between all those words is a tall order but if you become the music maker it could happen. Your post makes me think of a musical instrument that if played well makes a beautiful song so think your positive notes and make that harmonious music. Just remember it might take a bit of practice so if it doesn't work perfectly right away just practice some more!

Jan said...

Practice makes perfect, so they say. I hope I will only give you positive energy and I will only allow positive thoughts in my head. Good post.

Terri said...

Hello Carol, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment!
You have a lovely blog. I think you are on the right track with looking at things in a positive light. Maybe acceptance is the first step in change. I can't imagine good change without acceptance of what is first.
I wish you great journey!

Crystal said...

Somewhere over the years, I remember reading an article about how to simplify the daily demands of a world where everyone needs your attention and isn’t shy about letting you know if you’re not paying attention at the level they expect. The gist of it was that in such an environment, it’s difficult to feel you are ever accomplishing all you want/need to do for others – never mind having any time for yourself. Talk about lack of balance.

The advice given was to constantly tell yourself during tough times: “I’m doing the best I can”… and to really mean it! If a crisis develops at work – think: “I’m doing the best I can”. If the family gripe about 2 days of leftovers – you reply: “I’m doing the best I can”. If you have tried to begin a project for weeks but always seem to run out of time before you can even get started…. Yup! You repeat - “I’m doing the best I can”.

I must say that the phrase has stuck with me and has really helped during times when there is way too much to do and not enough time to do it. As you say, harmony can never be found without calm.

I know from experience though, that when it comes to being a thoughtful, generous, caring, friend, you are doing the best that anyone can! xoxo