Monday Motivation: a poem about meditation

Meditation is not reflection,

meditation is not flow,

meditation is re-connection;

reconnection to your mind, body and soul.

Your Soul is not your thoughts.

…your thoughts may not even be yours.

You are but the listener, the mere perceiver, the observer.

Are you listening?

Your heart is saying:

You are not your mind, it is solely a part of you. You are not your thoughts, they are clouds; sometimes they come and sometimes they go.

You are not your feelings, they are energy, they fuel you, they are mere tools —they help you navigate existence, but remember who’s in control.

It’s not the talker or the thinker or the thoughts inside your head.

Listen closely, oh so closely, you will hear your Soul instead.

It beats inside you, it breaths in life.

One last thing it’s just your body yet it’s a magnificent thing for it’s your vehicle for this existence and it helps to navigate your Being.

—by deydreaming

Namaste
💗🙏✨
a Soul prayer from last week’s Monday Motivation:
I am in harmony with my inner being
I am in Harmony with my soul My human experience is  incredibly delightful, true traumas and turmoils I’ve overcome…everything I’ve faced has made me stronger. Thank you God for the guidance along the way. Thank you God for all of the grace in times of sorrow. Thank you God for lifting the veil and shinning a light on this Darma, this dream I’ve chosen…this wonderful life. I am incredibly grateful for everything, everything I’ve been able to handle, and embrace. I only grow stronger in faith, grace, and self-love; which consequently mirrors the world around. I am what I perceive. I am the narrative I tell me. I am conscious of one thought. I am one with God. I am one with God. I am one with God.
Amen.

For inspiring children stories check out YouTube channel: Deydreaming Storytime
Live your Presenta few good posts from 7daysPresent.com
1. What is my Present?
2. Why should I meditate everyday? 
3. the Yogi utility belt

 

Support children’s rights.

Get your hoodie here.

Monday Motivation: begin again

Don’t do something that you don’t actually want to do.

Do the things you keep imagining you’re doing.
Have an idea? Have a vision? Manifest it.
Take actionable step to attain it. Baby steps work just fine —99.98% percent of babies learn to walk. Actually, I might be underestimating our species because even this guy with no legs learned to walk and he manifested his innermost dreams in life. Nick Vujicic (Wikipedia profile) is a painter, swimmer, skydiver, and motivational speaker; regardless of being born with no legs.
I practice what I preach. I like to walk my talk, so even thought it’s been months since my last Monday Motivation, here I go again.
I start anew, continue moving forward, one step at time. Some times I pause, but overall I keep going. Because it’s not over till the end. And I love to enjoy all of the in-between, life is full of gooey stuff in the middle.

It’s what makes life worth living.

1. I am grateful for beautiful sunsets.
2. I am grateful for my church.
3. I am grateful for my students.
4. I am grateful for my home.
5. I am grateful for my life.
6. I am grateful for another chance to begin anew. Everyday is a new day. Everyday I am thankful for this and other things.
7. I love you.

Thanks for sharing this 21st century with me.

Happy New Year.
Happy new consciousness.
Happy New You.
Namaste
💗🙏✨
soul prayer:
I am in harmony with my inner being
I am in Harmony with my soul My human experience is  incredibly delightful, true traumas and turmoils I’ve overcome…everything I’ve faced has made me stronger. Thank you God for the guidance along the way. Thank you God for all of the grace in times of sorrow. Thank you God for lifting the veil and shinning a light on this Darma, this dream I’ve chosen…this wonderful life. I am incredibly grateful for everything, everything I’ve been able to handle, and embrace. I only grow stronger in faith, grace, and self-love; which consequently mirrors the world around. I am what I perceive. I am the narrative I tell me. I am conscious of one thought. I am one with God. I am one with God. I am one with God.
Amen.

Gift yourSelf your Present.
Start at 7daysPresent.com

Support children’s rights.

Get your hoodie at my online store (currently being hosted), here.

For inspiring stories for children (of all ages) check out
my YouTube channel: Deydreaming Storytime

 

Monday Motivation: sweet dreams

I love children’s books. I love reading to children. So, I started turning all of my favorite storybooks into videos because I enjoy it, and because I strongly believe we need to offer our kids more content of value.

I may not be Mr. Rodgers, and I know children are not dumb. They are little human sponges, just soaking up everything they hear, see and feel. They really don’t need exuberant, loud and fantastical programming like what is shown in so many kids shows these days.

Calm, reflective and slow programming works just as well —and perhaps better.

What kind of humans do we want to co-created?

I don’t think any of us want the next generation to be manic, running around in a world that just won’t stop.

Can we all just slow down and breath a while? What are we really rushing for?

There is nothing to rush for. We will all get to the finish line eventually. But some of us will enjoy the journey more than others. Some of us will savor each bite and taste every flavor, and we will rest in utter peace because we have made space to fulfill our hearts true desires.

My heart desired to make some children’s videos. Been making content for kids as a hobby. Just completed my first playlist, a sweet compilation of ten children’s storybooks for any occasion, or for bedtime —to help send them off into deep, restful sleep.

May the child in each of us enjoy deep slumber.

Sweet dreams.

 

 

 

Gift yourSelf your Present.
Start at 7daysPresent.com

Support children’s rights.

Get your hoodie at my online store (currently being hosted), here.

For inspiring stories for children (of all ages) check out
my YouTube channel: Deydreaming Storytime

Monday Motivation: break the cycle

 

how-to “break the pattern”

these are just three of the ones I use:

1) Conscious THOUGHT GUIDANCE -once I become aware when my Saboteur is talking.

2) MEDITATION.

3) and, WRITING I guess a form of “timeline writing” helps me pinpoint where the Original Wound was implanted…

Just a few of the methods I’m incorporating to finally BREAK my self-imposed (through early programming) Glass Ceiling. To break out of the cycle.

With continued work,
one day, I’m just bound to figure this out!
🤷‍♀️

 

 

Gift yourSelf your Present.
Start at 7daysPresent.com

Support children’s rights.

Get your hoodie at my online store (currently being hosted), here.

For inspiring stories for children (of all ages) check out
my YouTube channel: Deydreaming Storytime

Monday Motivation: next chapter

I am watching the movie unfold and I wish I could change things… it all just goes back to the original wound.

..at any point in time, at any moment, we have the complete ability to shout
(probably internally), “STOP. CUT. This is NOT how my story continues. This is NOT how my story will end.”

Commence new scene.

The next chapter is only limited by your own imagination and what YOU allow for yourself

Whatever you set limits to you will NOT reach.

You continuously set your own limits by your very thoughts and words.

Take the wheel behind your mind and mouth.

SOLUTION BASED talking and thinking.

Never over complain, don’t become repetitive with your thoughts of lack. That is a bad habit.

For a better habit practice POSITIVE THINKING. Now this type of thinking is not all rainbows, candy and magic elves.

It’s real, heartfelt, solution-based thinking.

SOLUTION BASED.

Why shine a light on the problem? You get more of the problem.

Shine the light on the solution, on the outcome: reach THAT.

We haven’t had to struggle to survive for sooooooooooooooo long. Our needs are met easily. Now, how can we THRIVE?

End scene🎬

Gift yourSelf your Present.
Start at 7daysPresent.com

Support children’s rights.

Get your hoodie at my online store (currently being hosted), here.

For inspiring stories for children (of all ages) check out 
my YouTube channel: Deydreaming Storytime

Monday Motivation: life mates

Sharing your life experience with another —for life— is one of the best personal growth tools humanity has invented.

💞

I see you
You see me

through the ups and downs I know you are more than what we are perceiving.

You allow me to grow/evolve, you see my growth, you honor it
I see yours, I honor it.

WE manifest the best life we can imagine because believe me WE can manifest anything.

Together we’re better.

You are my mirror, I see myself in you so i understand you are not mine, you just CHOSE to travel this path with me
and I chose to travel it with you.

I hope we share many wonderful years. And when things get hard I hope we blast through those challenges, I hope we rise above and
come out better people on the other side.

You are me.
I am you.

💗

Namaste

 

 

 

i

Gift yourSelf your Present.
Start at 7daysPresent.com

Support children’s rights.

Get your hoodie at my online store (currently being hosted), here.

For inspiring stories for children (of all ages) check out my YouTube channel: Deydreaming Storytime

 

Monday Motivation: favorite articles from 99U

99U is a site that

1) The 1-Step Plan for Super-Productivity: https://99u.adobe.com/articles/6954/the-1-step-plan-for-super-productivity

2) Make Your Side Projects Wildly Successful: Treat Them Like Experiments: 

https://99u.adobe.com/articles/17297/make-your-side-projects-wildly-succesful-treat-them-as-experiments?utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Weekly%2099U%20Email%20%2899U%20%2B%20AMO%20%2B%20CO%29&utm_campaign=Weekly%2099U%20email%20-%2011%2F06%2F13/

3) The 6 Fundamentals of Client Building: https://99u.adobe.com/articles/7298/the-6-fundamentals-of-client-building?utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Weekly%2099U%20Email%20%2899U%20%2B%20AMO%20%2B%20CO%29&utm_campaign=Weekly%2099U%20email%20-%2011%2F06%2F13/

4) The 5 Common Characteristics of Ideas That Spread: https://99u.adobe.com/articles/19306/the-5-common-characteristics-of-ideas-that-spread

5) Never Stop Talking: How Small Teams Stay Great When They Grow: https://99u.adobe.com/articles/18710/never-stop-talking-how-teams-stay-great-when-they-grow

6) How Effective People Handle Email: https://99u.adobe.com/articles/19231/how-effective-people-handle-email

7) Nobody Knows What The Hell They Are Doing: https://99u.adobe.com/articles/32985/nobody-knows-what-the-hell-they-are-doing?utm_source=99U&utm_campaign=b368778217-Weekly_10_05_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdabfaef00-b368778217-149121709/

8) Do Designers Need to Go to College?  https://99u.adobe.com/articles/34381/do-designers-need-to-go-to-college?utm_source=99U&utm_campaign=004593a434-Weekly_08_14_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdabfaef00-004593a434-149121709/

9) Rohan Gunatillake: You Are Not Your Work https://99u.adobe.com/videos/51943/rohan-gunatillake-you-are-not-your-work?utm_source=99U&utm_campaign=df4463bfce-Weekly_10_25_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdabfaef00-df4463bfce-149121709/

10) 10 Productivity Apps Every Freelancer Needs https://99u.adobe.com/articles/51916/10-productivity-apps-every-freelancer-needs?utm_source=99U&utm_campaign=df4463bfce-Weekly_10_25_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdabfaef00-df4463bfce-149121709/

11) How to Disagree (Without Being a Jerk) https://99u.adobe.com/articles/38295/how-to-disagree-without-being-a-jerk?utm_source=99U&utm_campaign=849727a0f8-Weekly_12_21_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bdabfaef00-849727a0f8-149121709/

 

 

 

i

Gift yourSelf your Present.
Start at 7daysPresent.com

Support children’s rights.

Get your hoodie at my online store (currently being hosted), here.

For inspiring stories for children (of all ages) check out my YouTube channel: Deydreaming Storytime

 

Monday Motivation: know thyself

…besides listening to the voices inside of your head how else do you get to know yourself??

In the spirit of getting to know myself, I’ve been feeling, noticing in myself how it is now time for change. I’ve been threading water for a long time, on my own for over a year —and that’s not counting my time in China.

It’s not that I don’t like being by myself it’s in being by on my own that I’m learning to understand myself and have been able to discern that it is time for change. It is now time for me to join a team. Because of this I’ve been reaching out to people, not many, just the ones the Universe sends my way.

The Universe recently brought to my attention a sweet little startup up called Think Space. Through my awareness of this remarkable business I discovered a couple of great resources to help me better understand myself. They are free assessments found online.

The first one is called the DISC assessment, it was interpreted by none other than Tony Robbins and is meant to help you further understand your personality. This simple & extremely intuitive test helps you to better understand what drives you.

What drives you?

You can learn more about yourself by taking the DISC test, here. This particular assessment will only take 15 minutes to complete and comes with a complete —comprehensive— super detailed results PFD.

The second intuitive assessment to help you better understand yourself is called the GRIT assessment. Knowing your level of GRIT can help you to better understand how much fuel you have to do the things that drive you. This assessment was created by the human known as Martin Tobias. It takes about five minutes to complete yet knowing your GRiT score is utterly invaluable for your entire lifetime. You can find the GRIT test here.

GRIT is so important to develop, nurture and grow. It is that thing that keeps us going towards reaching our goals. When you have the proper amount of GRIT nothing can hold you back.

How do you nurish your grit?

How do you keep yourself fueled?

To learn more about GRIT watch this interesting TED talk, “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance” by Angela Lee

Gift yourSelf your Present.
Start at 7daysPresent.com

Support children’s rights.

Get your hoodie at my online store (currently being hosted), here.

For inspiring stories for children (of all ages) check out my YouTube channel: Deydreaming Storytime

Monday Motivation: questions

What are my priorities?

In this day and age it’s so easy to get lost, not so much in what we should be doings, not in the what if’s, but in the nothings.

In the hidings. We hide from our true selfs, we don’t ask the right questions, we don’t forgive ourself, we get lost in the nothings.

What should I be doing right now?

It’s okay to take breaks.
It’s okay to not be “!on“ all the time.
Still what should I be doing right now to best suit my soul’s needs?

After all isn’t the harmony with our own soul the main priority. How do we create harmony within our selfs.

What creates disharmony?

Not listening to our selves. Getting lost in the nothings.

What are you doing? Nothing. I’m just checking Facebook… nothing I’m just watching TV… nothing I’m just going to work.

I refuse to do “nothing” —everything I do serve s a purpose for my soul.

My soul and I are best friends!

My soul sings to me via my heart beat.

My soul lights up my existence via my breath.

My soul and I carry a harmonious relationship. We are not nearly doing “nothing” we are doing something and we strive to do it well.

What does it mean to do something “well”?

Well is when the Soul is in harmony with the self.

I don’t fully know and I am doing something to find out because I’m tired of doing nothing.

Nothing gets me nowhere. By doing nothing I’m still doing something, I am hiding from living my best life.

Is it even possible to live your “best life”

Yes. As a child learns to walk, you too can learn to be harmonious within yourself —no matter how many times you stumble and fall it is not the end until you stop crawling.

If your still crawling it’s not over. It’ll be over when you can run, when you can win the race against yourself and fully enjoy it.

Then it’s all about embracing the blessings. Truly enjoy this life, your life.

Is that not possible? Is is possible. Once you allow yourself.

I give you permission. Though you may not need it, I still give you permission to grow and blossom into your truest self. The you that stems from you heartbeat. The you that dances this rhythm of life, it’s time to dance in harmony with your own inner beat.

Don’t dance for others, not even your parents. Though that may be wonderful and all well meaning your beat is not the same as theirs. Your beat deserves to be drummed.

It’s time to sign your own song and dance your own rhythm. Your parents will learn to like it.

And if they don’t?

Don’t live in fear, embrace your truest self. After all the trials and self imposed tribulations all is well.

Love is there.

Great appreciation & forgiveness is given as long as you live your own life you can find true happiness otherwise you’ll always be battling yourself for not living your true life.

If you’re lost, fnd yourself. Now your never far from your own heart beat.

Do something.

 

sing it loud, sign it proud.

 

 

i

Gift yourSelf your Present.
Start at 7daysPresent.com

Support children’s rights.

Get your hoodie at my online store (currently being hosted), here.

For inspiring stories for children (of all ages) check out my YouTube channel: Deydreaming Storytime

 

Monday Motivation: favorite website

On last week’s Monday Motivation: wash your bowl, mind your thinking post I mentioned that I discovered the HighExistence  website, but I didn’t talk about it.

HighExistence.com is one of the coolest websites I’ve StumbledUpon.

I discovered the HE website almost a decade ago. It had only a few articles. I devoured the first few HE posts. Now this site has grown to have hundreds of great articles, a book, magazine, Podcast, a worldwide Enlightenment challenge and upcoming retreats. Pretty nifty for a website that got started by a bored and curious college student. He built HighExistence from scratch as a place to compile a bunch of the things he was interested in —much like I’m building deydreaming, though not entirely from scratch… I only hope to inspire and motivate individuals to live a fuller life. Much like HE has inspired and motivated me to enhance my own.

If you just learned about HighExistence I invite you to check it out and start with the following articles.

Top 5 HighExistence articles:

  1. The one that started it all: 50 Life Secrets & Tips. I loved this article so much that I immediately emailed it to all of my friends then made a huge calendar poster of it in one of my classes back when I was in college.
  2. Why the Examined Life is the Only Life Worth Living. This article was also sort of a life-changer, I may have shared it with a few friends when I discovered it yet I discovered it at a time in my life when I was forced to shut everything out and focus on my inner self —coincidence?
  3. This is just such a neat little living-life-to-the-fullest activity: How To Install a Power-Up Button On Your Body. I liked this article so much I made my own mock HighExistence Podcast on SoundClound.
  4. Another article I turned into a podcast on SoundCloud is 8 Ways to Get a Morning Headstart. Really are eight great ways to get a morning head-start. I recommend reading and listing to learn them and solidify in your memory.
  5. The last article I recommend for this site talks about 11 Benefits of Marijuana That Make it Medicine For Humans Who Are Not Sick. In light of the recent multiple States legalization this post shines a clear perspective on the benefits and adequate usage of marijuana.

 

 

Gift yourSelf your Present.
Start at 7daysPresent.com

Support children’s rights.

Get your hoodie at my online store (currently being hosted), here.

For inspiring stories for children (of all ages) check out my YouTube channel: Deydreaming Storytime