Everything is a miracle

Week 17a

New perspectives again! Each week we learn and practice, putting into action what we study.

The previous blog posted (found below)has a great summary of our reading assignment, so I won’t repeat the reading part here.  One concept which I learned, is that we can give ourselves permission to do/feel/think of things any way we would like. One example of an important “permission” is to allow ourselves to forgive others and even forgive ourselves for mistakes or wrongs.

Another example could be to give ourselves permission to succeed, permission to live a life of abundance! Perhaps we have grown up with a scarcity paradigm, thinking that there is only “one sized pie”, so if someone else gets more, there is less available for others.  Not true! “A rising tide lifts all boats!”

In this land of abundance, as we add more to life,we create more abundance for others. Give yourself permission to live a life of abundance! Give yourself permission to succeed.

You can do it!

We had an exciting week with the “kindness” exercise. Less than 300 people in our group either did acts of kindness (some “random” anonymous acts)or observed others doing the same.

We got excited, and by week’s end we tallied over 8,000 acts of kindness. Abundance?!! What of the “ripple effect”? How many other people were inspired to do the same, or to continue this exercise in the days ahead?

Perhaps you’ve heard of “Random acts of kindness” and/or “Pay it forward.” The more you observe these things, the more they will grow.Being kind and having gratitude go hand in hand. Dennis Prager says that grateful people are happy people.

Einstein once said: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
You are a miracle.

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Linda says January 21, 2018

Nice writing! I was struck by ‘permission’ in the last webi & am really glad for the reminder-nudge today. I give myself permission to grow & change WITH EASE. I’m looking forward to diluting beliefs to the contrary until they are washed away. thanks for the nudge!!

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    Jim says February 6, 2018

    Yes…I will add “at ease” and similar comments to myself. I also like “I give myself permission” Inch by inch it’s a cinch!

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    Jim says February 11, 2018

    I like these “WITH EASE” addition! Those words and similar ones can be added to many of my cards. Thank you for all you do.

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Jenn Disbrow says January 22, 2018

Thank you James for the reminder… We are all Miracles!

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    Jim says February 6, 2018

    Good habit formation requires discipline and consistency. Bad habits grow so easily with neglect

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Jimmy says January 23, 2018

Really enjoyed the post, especially the focus (or for me reminder) that

“Another example could be to give ourselves permission to succeed, permission to live a life of abundance! Perhaps we have grown up with a scarcity paradigm, thinking that there is only “one sized pie”, so if someone else gets more, there is less available for others. Not true! “A rising tide lifts all boats!””

Permission to succeed. Seems almost silly to think that might be necessary, but I think many people probably need that.

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    Jim says January 28, 2018

    I have heard it said that a surprising number of people actually fear success!

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John says January 27, 2018

Great insight, Jim. I really relate to giving ourselves permission to have abundance. I know now that I grew up in a ” lack” environment and never realized until this course that I had been sabotaging myself by always drawing that energy back into my life, then continuing to feed off of that feeling because it’s what I knew. Being aware is one of the first things needed in order to make change. Thank you so much for the reminder and reinforcement of my new way of thinking- being the Observer of my thoughts!

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Linda says January 28, 2018

Amazing that we’ld need permission to have what we desire. And it’s SO TRUE. We need that internal permission. Thanks for the reminder!

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Gena Meyer says January 29, 2018

You are absolutely a miracle, and a miracle in motion no less. Thank you for sharing. Keep moving forward =)

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Jim says February 11, 2018

I hit the same points again in week 19

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