Life is a Journey

Is Your Expectation Destroying You?

What is your expectation of your friend, co-worker, child or parents?  Expectation plays a big part in any relationship and can sometimes destroy them, if we are not careful. In any relationship, we expect, whether we aware are or not, we do. We expect a particular behavior from folks with whom we interact. It could be a colleague or even a child, and the interaction can be verbal or non-verbal.

What Happens When Our Expectation is not Met

We get disappointment when others do not meet our  expectations. And so I ask;

  1.  Is that fair to you or the other person?
  2. How open are you to embrace others when they show up (manifests) as who they are in the experience?
  3. Why do we get mad when people show up in their experience as themselves?

What If We are Open to Being Present

Now, let’s focus on being open, which requires us to Be Present in the experience, there will be no disappointment. In this space, we are not judgmental, and ego plays no part in the experience because we are consciously aware of being present. Having this backdrop, how open are you to children showing up with their scars and wounds in their experiences without any judgment? But simply an appreciation for the whole organic human showing up.

We Expect of Everyone

First, I’ll focus on kids. As a teacher or parent, how often are you open to a child when he/she manifests who they are? We get shocked because society says the child should behave in a particular way, or the school rules say the child should show up as “something” they can recognize. Children, like adults are humans with scars that they carry as well as  battle wounds. The problem is  we expectation our children to be  the standard norm.  How many of our children are that?  How many of our adults are the standard norm?

Second, let’s talk about grown-ups. As Broken or Wounded children we grow up into the said adults. We transfer the experience  into the adult space such as a job. See, its a vicious cycle and until we address the wounds we cannot think about a resolve for these humans.

No one would not try to have an in-depth conversation with a sick person. You would wait until that person heals before doing that. Same here. We must address the wounds and get them healed, and we must recognize that the scars represent the history of the human.  Be cognizant, Be aware and that’s a good start. Allow them to show up and be who they are right now. It’s OK.

Your thoughts? Leave me a comment.

Life Gave Me Lemons and Guess What I Did?

Life gave me lemons! I pondered what it meant for my life. Why, Oh Why, I asked. With no time to loose, I  rolled up my sleeves  and reminded myself, I was on my  Alphabet Circle Journey™ and living my best life. Life had presented lemons, now what happens? You see, lemons can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your perspective.  I chose not to see lemon as the old car that was bought and the engine would not start. No way! My engine had to start. Life gave me lemons, but I was going to do something positive with it.

My Lemons Made Tea

I made hot lemon teaWith a winning mindset, I decided to make lemon tea, as I am very fond of hot teas. You see, raised in a system conquered by the English, hot tea became a part of who I am.  Into a teapot of boiling water, I squeezed my lemons after rolling them on the table with the palm of my hands, so as to make sure all the juice would be extracted. Tea represents for me, something beautiful and good. It represents, good morning! The beauty of new dawn  with great anticipation of the sun coming soon upon the horizon. Life gave me lemons and now I have tea.

Why I Made Lemonade with my Lemons

As the days rolled on, I grew thirsty. I needed to get a cold drink to quench such a thirst. Well, I had lemons and lots of them. I resorted to what I know very well to do. I made a nice tart drink of Lemonade. Not just a glass but a jug of it. Because I had so many lemons that this life had thrown at me, I could afford to splurge on the lemonade, and I made the best of it. I made sweetened and unsweetened so as to submit to my taste buds. So, here I was having hot and or cold lemonade depending on which was my preference at the time of drinking. I learned to love this lemonade because I knew it was my answer to my situation. My lemons became lemonade and I loved it. I change what could have been a bad situation with action. What have you done with your lemons?

Life gave me lemons and I made lemonade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Life is a Magnet

Your life is a magnet. Yes, it is. You may not have thought of your life in this way, but it attracts and repels. Yes, this is what a magnet does. We learn in physics that magnetism is;

“a physical phenomenon produced by the motion of electric charge, resulting in attractive and repulsive forces between objects.”

Well, this is precisely what happens in your personal space. The people who need to be in your life will be attracted to your life, and the people who do not belong in your life will be repelled. You ask, how is that possible? There is a part of you call your soul, and this thing is smart by design. Your soul searches out the other person and gives you a feeling or sensation about that individual.  The soul examines the aura of the person.

What you need to know is to be aware that your life is a magnet and it carries out its job to attract or discharge folks. Sometimes without you consciously knowing. When we live on  The Alphabet Circle Journey, we learn that our awareness is heightened and we are in tune with our souls. We embrace those who show up, and we accept those who have been repelled.

So, how do you deal with the magnet of your life? You pay attention. You embrace your highs and your lows. Know that all things happen in your life for a reason. Don’t panic when things happen. Folks in your life will either stay, embrace you or help you or they will move on. Both options are necessary for your growth.

Leave me a comment to let me know about your magnet experience.

Can we truly manage time?

Can we truly manage time?  Time is the present so the question begs, is it false thinking to say we can mange Time?  Let me ask the question another way. Can we manage the Present? I would like you to ponder  this. If we show up in the experience of “time” and are open to what the experience offers, do we need to worry about managing?

No one can manage time.  Time is infinite and not something to be managed. However, you can manage what you do. Our focus should be on  what we are doing in the present and how we want to show up in each experience?  Think of this, the element “Time” that we worry about so much is chugging along each day doing what it does. It is your choice to choose Time by being Present.  Remember, you are your best you when you show up in the Present.

Your awareness to the Present moment will help you to execute your tasks at maximum potential. This brings the Best You.

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Book Trailer_ The Alphabet Circle Journey

According to author and scientist Maxine Wright-Walters, Ph.D., most relationships will eventually come to an end. In her new book, “The Alphabet Circle Journey: Living Your Best Life” (published by Balboa Press), Wright-Walters draws a parallel between the laws of chemistry and human relationships to offer her theory on how and why relationships form and for what reasons they end. The book is available for purchase at Amazon

She contends that one must understand and come to terms with the cycle of relationships in order to enjoy a peaceful, fulfilling life. Starting each chapter with a letter of the alphabet, Wright-Walters uses metaphors to help readers understand human behavior. “The Alphabet Circle Journey” provides readers with insights into developing the skills to understand the specific reasons for the end of relationships. And, it offers tools for accepting when relationships come to an end.

The author also shares anecdotes to bring to life the tools presented in the book. “Life is about relationships, and all relationships have a time period on them,” says Wright-Walters.

“No one knows the time, but know that relationships form and end for a reason. When a relationship ends, the individual needs to reflect on the challenges that the relationship presented to them as a lesson to learn and grow from. This will ensure that each one can live an exciting life and learn from the interactions on his or her own journey.”

Happy Thanksgiving — A Celebration of Gratitude

Today marks another Thanksgiving day— a celebration of gratitude.  What are you thankful for today?

Another year, another day, friends, family and even your enemies as they keep you on your toes. That being said, gratitude is an awesome word.  No matter what circumstance we find ourselves in, having a place in our souls or our hearts for gratitude gives us the opportunity to go on. Its give us not only the wisdom but the energy to put one foot in front of the other and take the first step and the second and then the third.

Gratitude is what gets us through dark days, and yes, we do have them. However, when you can put the thought of your situation aside, then you can think about being grateful. It opens up a world of opportunities for blessings and miracles for you.

Have you ever been in that situation, or know someone who’s been there? Pining away, wallowing in self pity because something dramatic has happened in his or her life? This may have gone on for years, or weeks,  or days. Suddenly the thought of gratitude filters through to the mind and leads a transformation so huge that you have to ask the question of “what changed?” To your delight, you get an answer that he or she cannot continue the old way because it occurred to him/her that there is still so much to give thanks for and that is what will happen.

See, gratitude brings clarity, and as of today, I want you to find gratitude in every situation. If you are alive to talk about it, then you must be grateful. Be grateful for the small things and the big things will eventually happen.  Gratitude is one of the ingredients to your miracles. Yes, it is. Be grateful on this Thanksgiving Day and continue to be grateful for the rest of your life.

Leave me a comment and let me know how you plan to go forward being grateful.