BE TRUSTWORTHYWritten by Rhoberta Shaler
How do you approach people and situations in your life? Do you expect each person you meet to be trustworthy? Do you expect a positive outcome from each situation? Do you accord yourself love, respect and approval for who you are right this minute? Deciding to live from a place of acceptance and expectation of good seems to me to be "throwing your heart out in front of you". If you expect to get hurt, it is likely it will be so. If you expect to fail, that, too, is likely. Why? Because you give everything meaning that it has for you. You project your expectations and create behavior to play them out. You are that powerful.
ARE YOU PREVENTING YOUR OWN GOOD?Written by Rhoberta Shaler
It's so easy to know what is good for you. You know it is good for you to eat fruits and vegetables, exercise and drink plenty of water, right? Are you doing it? Are you doing it regularly enough to feel good about it? Are you spending quiet time alone with yourself, your thoughts and your goals at least weekly? Are you paying attention and spending time with those you say are important to you often enough so they know how much you value relationship?
If you can answer 'Yes' to these, TERRIFIC! You're playing on your own team! If not, why not? Humans are strange. Many of us withhold from ourselves very things we know would increase our satisfaction with our lives, we withhold our good from ourselves. Doesn't this seem more than a little masochistic? Why don't we count with most important person in our lives--ourselves?
Sometimes, deep, deep down inside ourselves, we may believe that it is selfish to give to ourselves. Sometimes, deep, deep down inside ourselves, we do not believe that we deserve to have a really good life. Sometimes, we think we're doing enough by simply saying that we know we should or could do things. That, somehow, gets us off hook from actually doing it!