Being in Alignment

Today is Sunday -supposedly a day of rest,  or a day of leisure, and hopefully a day when people take the time to reflect on their actions and attitudes of the past week, so they can make positive adjustments for the coming week.

Imagine my surprise (not) when the first comments I saw this morning on Facebook were condemning and judgmental, and it was not about politics. It was about feelings. It was about placing responsibility for our feelings on the people we encounter while out in the world. They should have done this; they should have done that.

What is wrong with this picture?

Take responsibility for your own feelings. Control your reactions. Treat others as you would have them treat you, even if they do not reciprocate.

We must focus  on being in alignment with all that is good and wonderful in the cosmos, and that starts with each of us being good and wonderful, and wonderfully in alignment.

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I know it’s cliche, but…

Be the change you wish to see in the world. 

Did that bank teller brush you off?

Thank her anyway and tell her to have a good day.

Did you have to wait too long in the checkout line at the grocery store?

Next time, use that extra idle time to do some deep breathing or to come up with new ideas or solutions to something needing your attention. Or, take the time to speak to others in line with you. You might brighten their day.

By all means, do not blame the cashier. Instead, thank her for her service because I guarantee you that he or she is feeling the stress too.

Being in alignment is easy once you get the hang of it. Just ask the birds.

Be aware, be thoughtful, be kind, be helpful, be good, and be wonderful.

Have a glorious Sunday!

 

 

 

 

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The simple act of writing

As a writer, social media consultant, web designer, researcher, and dabbler into too many things to mention, I often don’t complete my personal projects in a timely manner because of self-doubt and mind chatter. selfdoubt

The simple act of writing a blog post about my day or some other random but non-critical issue, can send me twirling into conflicts and doubt, not to mention sparking numerous new ideas that sometimes cause my posts to be rambling.

Then, of course, comes the moment when I have to hit the “Publish” button. That’s when I begin to wonder if I should even have written the piece. I cannot tell you how many blog posts I have deleted over the years.

doubt_kills_dreamsThat’s one of the reasons I am posting at this blog, SandraJ.today. My main focus here is to post something short but interesting, whether it be humorous, political, or informative.

So let’s get on with it.

Today I found someone with similar problems and he wrote a brilliant article about overcoming: The Insecure Designer. Read it if you have self-doubts, or if you know someone who does.

Here is a quote he shared:

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to do an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work.” Chuck Close