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How much of your life have you spent at war with your body? Is it a source of joy for you? Or is it a source of wrongness? What if you have a different choice? What if it is actually your choice that can change it?  In a recent article featured on CNN.com, a hospice chaplain talks about what people dying say they will regret the most … and it might surprise you and invite you to choose something different with your body, while you’re here with it!

What do people in their final days report regretting the most? The time they spent hating their bodies, abusing it or not appreciating it.

“Either way, the result of the messages is the same: They lived their lives thinking their bodies were something to tolerate at best, something to criticize, to despise, at worst — a problem they could never correct.

Too often, it’s only as a patient realizes that he or she will lose their body that they finally appreciate how truly wonderful it is.

“I am going to miss this body so much,” a different patient, many decades younger, told me.

She held her hands up in the dim light that seeped through the sunshade on the window. She stared at them as though she had never seen them before.”

How much gratitude for your body would you be willing to have today? What if you lived every day from a space of wonderment for the gift that being in a body is?

“It isn’t just health that they wish they had appreciated. It’s the very experience of being in a body, something you likely take for granted until faced with the reality that you won’t have a body soon. No matter what you believe happens after death, be it an afterlife, reincarnation or nothing at all, the fact remains: You will no longer be able to experience this world in this body, ever again.”

If today were the last day you had with your body, what would you choose?

Read the full article here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/16/health/dying-regret-body-hate/index.html

Is it time for an upgrade?

November 2, 2014 — 2 Comments

More and more people who function in ways science can’t explain are being born with “hyper-abilities” and being labeled with things like Autism, Aspergers and ADHD. Is it really true that we’d only have one single human species? What if there are different versions of human’s walking around? What if we’re living during a time of a great mutation?

What if we ALL have access super-human abilities…but it doesn’t look quite like what we would expect?

Check out this TEDx talk on “Will our kids be a different species?” where Juan Enriquez shows how technology is revealing evidence that suggests a rapid evolution of the brain and beyond is occurring on the planet right now.

Have you ever fallen down? Whether it has been a literal fall, an emotional, financial, or spiritual fall…we’ve probably all crashed and burned at times.

What if it wasn’t the fall that matters but the choice to get back up?

Are you going to believe in yourself or are you going to believe in everyone else’s judgments of you?- Nick Vujicic

This man, born with out arms and legs, has a lot to say about both struggling and never giving up.

Watch starting at 12 minutes in:

Never give up. Never give in. And always believe in YOU.

What if the key to creating your reality, is to create it differently than everyone else around you? What if that key difference is choosing what makes you happy?

If you’re reading this, chances are … you ARE different. What if embracing your difference is what would allow you to create beyond this reality…to create a life and a world that you would love to live in?

If not now, when? How different are you willing to be?

Here’s an article we’ve found on EliteDaily.com with 10 Things That People Who Love Their Lives Are Doing Differently

#8 They see the world as their playhouse and their mind as the conductor.

They don’t believe there is a single way that the world is — a single reality that exists. Instead, they believe themselves to be the originators of their reality.

They believe they have full control over how they interpret what they perceive. They see the world the way they choose to see it because they understand the power such a skill has. We all live in a reality of our own construction. Some of us just construct our realities better than others.

Are you willing to be the creator of your reality? The conductor of your life? Are you willing to be different enough … to be happy?  It’s just a choice!

Never Say Can’t!

September 10, 2014 — 1 Comment

Jennifer was given one rule growing up; never say “can not.” Adopted as a baby, her family taught her to pursue her dreams.  Only difficulty was that Jennifer’s dream was to become gymnast…and she was born without legs.

If you were never given limits, then you think, ‘I can do anything!’

Watch this interview which truly has a very surprising twist:

What would happen if you took “can’t” out of your vocabulary too?

We never quite know how life’s obstacles and challenges will change our course. We can never really predict either the tragedies in life or the greatnesses that come from them.

What if one choice, one question, can drastically change everything?

This TEDx talk of Amy Purdy, Gold Medalist and entrepreneur who lost her legs at age 19; and is truly an example of inspiration on the planet.

If my life were a book…and I was the author…how would I want the story to go? -Amy Purdy

Do you know that you are here to bring something to this world that would change it for the greater? And maybe in ways you’ve never even imagined yet?

What if your limitations and challenges are gifts that ignite your imagination and inspire you to go further than you ever thought you could go?

Evan Mercer was born deaf and didn’t start speaking until age 5 – but he did not let any of that stop him from choosing greatness! Here are some pieces of advice from his high school valedictorian speech:

  • Commit to protect your dreams always.
  • Find your own impossible and bring it to it’s knees.
  • Understand that no one can hold you down.
  • Make the choice to never stop moving forward.