Lately it has come to me that the greatest gift one can have in life, is peace of mind. I meet so many people throughout my life and work that share with me about their anxiety, their endless thoughts and worry.
To put your head down at night and feel content is the greatest feeling in the world.
And then waking up excited for a new day… glorious!
I believe Peace is something we all would like at our deepest core level. We come from Love ❤ and we return to Love, ❤ but sometimes unfortunately we get lost along the way. Life’s stressors, relationships, health challenges, addictions, and the way of the world, can all interfere with our peace of mind.
This morning I was reading from Wayne Dyer’s Book ” Secrets for Success and Inner Peace” and I found this:
Suppose you had a choice between two magic wands. With Wand A, you can have any physical thing you desire by simply waving it. With Wand B, you can have a sense of peace for the rest of your life regardless of what circumstances arise. Which would you pick? A guarantee of stuff, or inner peace for the remainder of your life? If you opt for peace, then you already have Wand B. Simply have a mind that is open to everything but attached to nothing. Let it all come and go as it will. EnJOY it all, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any thing, any place, and particularly, any person.Dr. wayne dyer
Wise words Wayne, wise words….. something to reflect on for sure…..
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach who strives for a peaceful life. She finds that the fastest way to peace is through gratitude and expressing kindness toward self and others…. Will you join her in spreading more Love and Kindness in the world? 🙂
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A reading from the book “Mary’s Messages to the World” by Annie Kirkwood.
“The family is a microcosm of the world. We are all one family. We each need to be treated with respect, love and honor. Begin to see the world as your family. Every soul on this planet is a creation of One Great Creator. Every culture is honorable, every race is to to be honored as God’s creation, every nation is a brother, every religion is a sister. Look to the sameness of life on this planet. See that the same love is expressed in every member of every nation.”
I could not help but share this paragraph from the this book. I thought it was a great message.
“I love you and that’s the beginning and end of everything.”F. Scott fitzgerald
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach and Certified Life Coach who believes in the power of Love to Heal, to Live, to Be, and to transform the planet. We came from Love, we are Love, and we will Return to Love. ❤ ❤ ❤
Do you ever find yourself waking up to a train of thoughts about your day or your life? Does your mind race? Do these thoughts produce anxiety for you? Do you have thoughts something like I wish I didn’t start thinking this morning or I just want to go back to sleep?
We all have these thoughts as we start to wake up and start thinking about what we have to do, what is on or mind, or what we are currently worrying about. It’s common. The good news is that we can use this same technique of running thoughts to our advantage! Woo hoo!
What do I mean by this? Think of your thoughts like a train. They are moving and going from the next stop to the next or from thought to thought. They are moving and gaining momentum as they travel along. You get the idea.
So the easy thing to do is to change trains! Say STOP and then hop on the Gratitude Train. Start thinking of things to be grateful for. The bed you have to sleep in. That you opened your eyes one more time and you have been given another day on earth. That you have a job to go to. That you don’t have a job to go to. Be grateful for your dog or cat cuddled up beside you. The sounds of the birds chirping. Or the stillness. Or the feeling of your favorite sheets or blanket. ❤ That your heart is still beating. ❤ That the sun is shining. Or that the rain is refreshing the earth. That you can hear the rain…… etc. etc. etc. There are a zillion things you can find to be grateful for.
Once you get the gratitude train rolling you will start to feel better, your worry will fall away and best of all you will start to attract good things in your day and your life!
Also your smile 🙂 will be brighter and your heart ❤ will be happier and you will have a ripple effect on all of those that you encounter so even your relationships will improve. 🙂 It is a win-win any way you look at it.
I’ll see you on the Gratitude Train!
As of late, I seem to be lead to the words compassion and compassionate. I myself, am working diligently at being more compassionate and less judgmental which quite honestly is a work in progress. The cool thing though, is I am realizing that the more compassionate I am, the less I suffer. Wow. Think about that one for a moment…..
The More Compassionate We Are, The Less WE Suffer
The more compassionate we are, the less WE suffer. I don’t know about you, but I’m in. 🙂
Just imagine a scenario where and when you might be judging someone without compassion. Maybe it’s judging the acts of a parent from your childhood, or a situation you witnessed at the park, or someone who declares that they are a supporter of a certain cause, or way of being, and you witness the opposite, or the grumpy store clerk that you want to judge and give the evil eye to. You know this list. It’s endless.
When I was a teenager, I had an ‘experience’ which I will now call a spiritual experience. It was made known to me that I was here on earth to learn to “Love and Not Judge”. I mostly forgot about this for much of my life, but lately I am getting gentle nudges to remember this and to act upon it. These reminders come through movies like the one I watched the other day called “The Shack”, which I really en-JOY-ed and recommend. It’s now on Netflix.
Reminders also come from watching the pains of those I love and my own pains as we go through life and we interact with those around us. I am reminded to let go of being the ‘judger‘. I know not why people do what they do and really it does not matter. The only thing I know for sure is that LOVE does heal all wounds, and true healing love is unconditional. Maybe not always in this lifetime for everyone, but it is possible and that gives me HOPE. There is always HOPE.
The Less We Judge Others, The More Peaceful WE Are!
What I also know for sure, is that the less I judge, the more peaceful I am and the more peaceful those I encounter are. Who likes to be judged? It’s an awful feeling. It’s like when you have someone come into your home and tell you what you should get rid of, or that you don’t need something, or you do need something, or you shouldn’t wear a certain piece of clothing because of xyz, or you should lose weight, or you should gain weight, or you should quit smoking, or you should stop this behavior or that behavior, or you should be this way or that way, or you should have said this or you shouldn’t have said that. It truly feels like an invasion of self and soul and it makes one very vulnerable.
Start With Self & Then Expand
We all know that having compassion for oneself is the ultimate compassion mountain to climb. I can be very hard on myself, just like the clients I coach who tell me how hard they are on themselves, so I know it’s not just me. I think we all struggle with this one because we are so afraid of self betrayal and truly struggle with loving ourselves and knowing that we are worthy. The secret here, is that if there is no judgement, worth does not even come into question!!!!! Wowsa! Amazing! Eureka! Something to think on and ponder on very deeply……
I am bearing witness to the many ways I judge and I am working on getting better at it. I am sorry to all those who I have passed judgement on and yet I am compassionate for myself for doing so. The exciting thing about all of this, is that awareness moves us forward. I am excited to work on having more compassion and I understand that all journeys involve steps, but they all start with the first….
I hope you found some comfort in this writing and I would love to hear your comments on how you have found more compassion in your life. That is another thing that I have learned, we don’t have to do it all alone…. being together on the journey provides comfort as well.
Blessings to all of you reading this. Blessings sent to others are of the highest and most compassionate frequency available to us. It’s like LOVE at its utmost, so many, many BLESSINGS sent to you, right now, right in this moment as YOU read this words.
With Much Love,
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Board Certified Nutritionist and human being who is trying to remember to have more compassion and to forgive self and others quickly and easily so she can make space for more LOVE in her life and in the lives of those around her.
“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
It’s that time of year where we move our clocks ahead one hour. Usually in the fall when the time goes back, I wait till the next day before I change any clocks. I love looking at my clocks around the house, and then saying “No, wait it’s only this time”. I feel like a kid in a candy store and the candy is time. 🙂
In the spring I turn the clocks back the night prior so that I get right into the groove of that lost hour right away.
I think most of us really notice ‘losing that hour’ and it takes awhile to adjust. This got me thinking, if we notice one hour lost in one day in one year, imagine if we paid attention to the other hours of time we lose all year long? What do I mean by this? I am referring to all of the hours in the day that we do things like:
Worrying about things we cannot control
Being consumed with fear
Feeling victimized or disempowered
You get the idea here. In every moment and in every day we have a choice as to how we use our time and what is most important about that is how we ‘energetically’ use our time. Do you use this energetic time to uplift and enhance your life and life force? Or do you use these moment s of time to create turmoil and strife in your day?
I invite you to ponder on how much time you lose that could be put to better use. Personally I choose JOY as much as possible and so I guard my energetic intention and time usage. My peace of mind and solace are worth more to me that trading that time for frustration or bitterness or anger or resentment. I pick PEACE! Plain and simple.
Time is a currency and that means we are always trading it for something. I hope you make trades that bring you the most JOY for the time you are giving up for it. LIfe is fleeting.
I just watched a show on Gaia “Yogi Paths” and this quote from one of the speakers (not sure of his name) but it fits this thought perfectly. “The hallmark of a genius is adaptability”. By adapting how we energetically consume and use our time, is a true sign of adaptability.
Blessings to all and I hope you are en-JOY-ing your Sunday!
I love this pillow my friend gave me. It says “The secret to having it all is believing you already do”. Now I love that but I change it up a bit to “The secret to having it all is KNOWING you already do”.
I think knowing sounds much more universally confident and sends a clear message that you are at peace with life and in turn life will bring you more peace. I am sure we have all heard the saying along the way “act as if”. This is not to be underestimated in its power. Acting as if and declaring that you ‘know’ and ‘trust’ that things are well, signals more of this in your life. It sounds simple and it is but it works!
I encourage you to try this and see what happens. One of the prayers I use is: “Thank you God/Universe/You Fill in the Blank, for already solving this problem for me and then I let it go! And it works. Try it. It’s a great one.
I close today wishing you all more Peace and Love and all the good stuff that life has to offer.
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Nutritionist who gets great JOY out of instilling JOY into other people’s day, life and world. Rock on!
“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have”. Doris Mortman
The above is a very powerful quote and is one that is worth paying attention to. Sometimes it takes us an entire lifetime to realize that we came to earth to be exactly who we are. Let’s not wait that long!!!
It becomes very freeing when we realize that we are the ‘gift of who we are’. We are meant to BE ‘who we are’.
This is not to say that we cannot re-define and re-create ourselves anew in any given moment, but I believe, the journey begins where acceptance starts. When we fully embrace who we are and are at peace with who we are, the magic begins. 🙂
The rest of the journey becomes delightful play and co-creation, where we can manifest and delight in the playground of life.
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach & Certified Holistic Nutritionist who delights in life and finds that the more she is her authentic self the more the universe ‘brings it on’! 🙂
Today, in this moment, I am really feeling the need or calling to write and express the messages I have been receiving recently about life, and well without a better way to say it, “living it”. I feel this need to put into perspective my own priorities and the overwhelming desire to put first the things that matter most.
We often spend a lifetime in a process that is preparing us for something and that something is usually later and farther down the road of life. I am getting a deep, deep, desire and knowing that we are here to BE the process. We are here to fill our moments and days with the things that truly matter most. The playground of life is here for our picking and we need to PICK! We can make choices that truly brings us significance, meaning and beautiful moments as members of life expressing itself.
I personally, am moving away from being a physical being and reacting on earth, and more into having a deeper connection with my spirit. I find myself observing more and engaging less. I let spirit move me. Like right now while I am typing this and listening to soothing music and I gaze out the kitchen window to see the sun bouncing off the wet leaves of fall’s frost melting and I feel myself one with it all. The music, the leaves and I are all dancing to the same beat orchestrated through my divine self.
It may seem cliché but if we can look at our lives from the end, it is easy to see what matters most.
Imagine what that would look like.
There is nothing we need to be or do or have and there is nowhere to get to. When I remember this from that divine space within myself, I absolutely know what is significant for me. It becomes so simple yet so exciting. I know that what matters most to me is love, peace, harmony, nature, my writing and expressing, preparing food to nourish and nurture my body and soul, laughing, loving and just being.
I recognize that I have spent much of my life handling ‘things’ and ‘stuff’ and at this point I feel that I want to release a lot of that and be free to live more from the movement of my soul. I am understanding more that the stuff, the titles, and the ego’s quests are not my soul’s priority. I know I am here to make a difference and that is simply because I am here and there is no other requirement except showing up and being my authentic self. I believe that this is true for all of us. However, I am passionate about life and that gives me my purpose.
I have this renewed sense of making the moments count. It is like “Wow, I can’t believe I have not made use of my life’s moments doing the things that make me the most happy?” I see it so clearly now and at least in this moment. It comes and goes, which is why I like to write my feelings down when they express themselves and I am feeling like I am ‘getting it’. lol
There are so many things we’ could’ or ‘should’ be doing as we all tell ourselves but in this moment, for me, the most significant thing was to write out my thoughts about this and express myself and I am doing it and it feels so right. I want to listen to this inner voice more and to hear the callings of my soul. I want to remember that we are creators and life is just a big canvas with which to create our souls callings and to have the grandest adventure or the simplest solitude and it’s all good.
May you go today, led by your spirit and remember to question what matters most for you and to honour the deepest voice within you. It always speaks, but it is our job to listen and to dance to the beat and drum of our heart’s desires.
It has been 20 years today since my mother passed away. This little note card was made by my daughter who is 7. I came home from my cottage last night to find both the note and some flowers she had picked for me. I feel blessed to be a Mother and also blessed to have had an amazing Mother for as long as I did.
My Mother was a very strong, smart and caring woman. Even now 20 years later, I am still inspired by her and find myself more and more like her in many ways. She was very respectful of the environment, mother earth and was very good at improvising in any situation. She came to Northwestern Ontario from a Wisconsin Dairy farm many years ago with my father and they fell in love with Canada and never left. In fact they are both buried here. I found it fitting that 20 years ago we had Mom’s prayers for her funeral service on Canada Day!
They operated a small tourist resort in a small remote village and on the other side of the lake, making their means of transportation boats in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter. Those that have heard ‘my story’ know that this is why I rowed a boat to school. It was a one room school that was once two 🙂 and now is no longer operating. Oh and back to transportation apparently before my time there was “Queenie” 🙂
I could write volumes about the interesting and often extremely challenging life of my Mom and Dad, but since I am the youngest of six children, I am not the best to tell that story and this post for me, is a tribute to my Mom and how she impacted me. I am so grateful for her wise teachings, her love, her humor, her wit, and her zest for knowledge and life. Because of you Mom, I decided to ‘live fearlessly’ and to grab life. I am doing amazing and I live in joy as much as I can. I am loving the rest of our family and the other beautiful children you made, my siblings. I have amazing nieces and nephews and even a great niece now. We have become a very close and loving family and I know this would be your greatest desire. I wish this for every family out there and I have made it my life’s mission to help people to remember that love is all there is and to live fearlessly and Mom, this is because of you mostly. I love you Mom!!! * from your daughter Margaret Mary 🙂 thank you for giving me your name as my second name too! xoxo