What would you do if you had nothing to fear?

Don’t worry about failures. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. Jack Canfield.

Oh, how quickly fear can bite us!

Last week I wrote about redirecting myself towards cultivating kindness. I wrote about taking my time, letting the ideas percolate, not committing too early to just one thing. I was in control!

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Embrace the ‘messy in the middle’ on the path to purpose

‘If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading’ – Lao Tzu

I’ve pivoted.

This project and blog were meant to be about mindfulness.

I quit my job to spend a year exploring mindfulness, overcoming the struggles, finding bliss, blogging about it, and hopefully developing ‘some stuff’ to help other people get more mindful and blissful too.  Or so I thought.

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‘Do you think you are really happy?’

Whenever it feels like a dark day, remember that true light comes from within

“Do you think you are really happy?”

I was touched by the question from a young boy to his weary mother, in a film I saw this week.

She was living a good life: working, running a household, raising a son. Was she happy? Probably not. Did she want to confront that? Definitely not.

How is it that we get so caught up in ‘life’ that we lose touch with what makes us truly happy? How often do we stop and focus on what really matters to us?

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Ending a love affair with money

“I have enough money to last me the rest of my life – unless I buy something” – Jackie Mason (comedian).

When I was a kid I loved watching ‘It’s in the Bag‘.

I would yell at the TV “the money, the money” or “the bag, the bag” and feel my excitement swelling as the contents of the bag were revealed.

That might just have been the start of my love affair with money – and all the good things money can buy.

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Confessions of a blogger in PJs

Let us recognise the precious nature of each day – The 14th Dalai Lama

Confession: It’s (after) midday on a Monday and I’m still in my PJs. I haven’t done yoga or exercise yet. I’ve had no contact with the outside world – no radio, social media or emails. I haven’t spoken with a single soul. And I’m all good with this!

I’m getting asked a lot what my kinder life is about. It’s difficult to tell you yet. Maybe it’s just about wearing PJs in the middle of the day and being ok with that. Maybe it’s about finding what will truly inspire me every morning to get out of my PJs and into the world.

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Are you crazy enough to change the world?

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.’ – Steve Jobs.

What makes some people think they can change the world?

I’m mulling on this after watching the global warming documentary An Inconvenient Sequel this week.

It’s a must see for anyone who lives on this planet – but part way through I found myself wondering, why is it ‘all about‘ Al Gore? Isn’t the campaign for action against climate change bigger than one man? Is this just about his ego? (I smile now – I can see the Kiwi ‘Tall Poppy Syndrome’ at play.)

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Turning ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’

 Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right. Henry Ford

I’m so proud!

I procrastinated on creating a website.

I hoped someone would come along to help (or do it for me).

I thought it would be too hard, too confusing, too technical, something I couldn’t do.

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