I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was fifteen years old. And if I'm not interested in something, I don't grasp it.
It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
I am reading a book right now by Julia Rogers Hamrick called Choosing Easy World. I HIGHLY recommend it. In all of her books about Easy World, she gives examples of how her life has changed since living in Easy World. I've decided to live in Easy World. It is a wonderful place compared to Difficult World -- not fun at all.
I'm going to try and keep track of some of the great experiences I have in Easy World and share them.
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
I used to have a very hard time not dwelling in my past, because I felt like my past owed me something. I now know I owe it something which leads me to cherish my past instead of dwelling in it. It's been a very freeing experience to say the least.
But, to not dream about my future. That is definitely hard. I'm a dreamer. I love to dream more than anything. I don't think that is what the point was though. I think you can dream all you want as long as your dreaming doesn't distract you from enjoying every single moment right now.
I fold laundry and dream. Does it take away from my experience of folding the laundry? Nope. I think it enhances it. I write and dream about what my bestseller's cover page is going to look like. Does it take away the pleasure of writing. I don't think so. I think it makes me nourish every word my hand transfers onto paper.
I believe living in the present moment means not longing for the future, not regretting my past and being very grateful for what I have right here today.
My name is Michelle. I have six children and 7 grandchildren. This blog is about what I have learned in my 52 years here. So far, it's this simple - I thought I needed to figure out everything - turns out I don't.