The words in the title of a popular song of my teens, "Little Things Mean a Lot", have been running around in my head, resulting in thoughtful reflection about what is really important to me. A few days ago I had an early morning breakfast with a long-time special friend and wise soul. He brought along a collection of his photographs that were beautiful in their simplicity: A single rose, swans floating serenely on the water, a field of bluebells, to name just a few. I now find so much joy in the simplicity of "little things" and quiet moments of stillness woven into my still pretty full lifestyle, but far from my non-stop frenzied past.
Has there been something in your life that had a significant impact, causing a change in direction, or perhaps even a U-turn? Or, is there a pattern that you would like to change?
Louise Hay's concluding words on her DVD, You Can Heal Your Life, have great impact. She says:
"What you think and believe will come true for you. Your thoughts create your life, and when we get that we can make enormous change."
She comments that she is in her 8th decade and determined to make it her best ever. I am now in my 7th decade. Do I want it to be my best ever? Oh, yes. Do I believe it is possible? Definitely. Do I want to return to living in a frenzied state? Absolutely not. I want a simpler life, the one I have now started to create, filled with little things that mean a lot - the heart stuff. I recall hearing that thought is the organ of the brain, and the heart is the organ of wisdom.
So, please ask yourself what you want to consciously create during this month... this year... this decade. I wish you wisdom of the heart, that instinct that knows whether something feels right, or not. Louise Hay calls it listening to her "inner ding". May your days ahead be filled with those special things that mean a lot... to you!.
Until next time... this is Dorothy... Namasté.
Rev. Dorothy Blandford, Ph.D
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Surrey, BC, V4A 6E1, Canada