Welcome to Monday. One of the most–bad-ars days of the week. I have a feeling today’s readings are going to be legit. This chapter starts to talk about how most of us are not living the life we want to live, even though we are living in the most prosperous times, EVER! As we have talked about over and over, to live the life you want to live, you must dedicate time each day to your personal development. The author talks about a program he uses called Life S.A.V.E.R.S. These principles will help you to invest into the life that you really want to have.
S= Silence. “In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.” Our lives are noisy and fast-paced. Engaging in purposeful silence is important now more than ever. Author Matthew Kelly once said, “you can learn more in an hour of silence than you can learn in a year of reading books.” Wow! Freakin bold statement! If you want to immediately reduce your stress levels, and begin each day with calm and clarity, start your day differently than most the world- start with with some purposeful silence.
Here are some simple ways to start your day in silence:
- Deep Breathing
The author says that sometimes he just focuses on one of these 5 things, and on other days, he brings them all together.
All these practices will relax your mind and body, calm your spirit, and allow you to be totally present.
It is very important that you don’t stay in bed for this. This makes it too easy to slouch and be less effective. I have to be honest, this concept of self-reflection is something I don’t spend much time doing. I engage in visualization every morning, but I don’t spend any time just reflecting. Time to sharpen the saw. I am going to make a commitment to wake up 10 minutes earlier than I normally do to engage in a concept that I really do think will enhance my life and my blessings. I challenge you to do the same! Life is good when the ideas are flowing. Let it flow!
Who needs sleep, Cram