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Life Makeover for the Year 2013

Week 23 – Why you need to stop making the mundane significant.

June 2, 2013

Greetings!

There are so many great interviews on the Hay House World Summit that I encourage you to make time for – they’re available for 24 hours a day as a gift this week.  On Monday, I’m excited to listen to Dr. Joan Borysenko as she interviews Dr. Chris Northrup about the link between your emotions and your health.  And, the “Discovering the Enneagram” conversation between Robert Holden and Russ Hudson will offer you a whole new way of looking at yourself and your life.  Be sure to check them out here.

Have a special week!

Love,

Cheryl

 

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Topic of the Week

Why you need to stop making
the mundane significant.

The other day I had a moment.  As I walked down the hallway in our home, I saw my husband, Michael, standing in the kitchen eating a container of yogurt.  When finished, I watched as he placed the plastic container in the recycling bin without washing it out.  Immediately I thought to myself, “How many times have I reminded him that he needs to rinse out those things before putting them in the bin!?!” I felt a familiar frustration rise up in my body, but didn’t say anything.  Instead, I went to my office to do some work.

Later that same day, as I put clothes in the washing machine, I once again felt frustrated when I discovered an empty food wrapper and a few coins in the back pocket of Michael’s jeans.  “He always leaves stuff in his pockets even though I ask him not to,” I bitched to myself, “he never listens to me.”

Laundry loaded, I went out onto the deck to sit in the sun.  I thought about those frustrating moments and, as I relaxed into a higher state of mind, I remembered…

Why you need to stop making the mundane significant.It’s so easy to judge.

It’s so easy to find fault.

It’s so easy to choose criticism over love.

It’s so easy to make the mundane significant.

Sometimes I forget what really matters.  I get so wrapped up in things not being done my way that I become someone I don’t like very much.

As I sat on the deck looking out over the back yard, I thought about a short film I watched not too long ago.  The memory alone brought tears to my eyes.  It’s a message I hope to always remember as I travel this spiritual path called partnership.

Today I’d like to share it with you in case you might benefit from a little reminder, too.  You can watch it here.

Take Action Challenge

This week, catch yourself when you make the mundane significant – especially with those you hold close. Be of higher mind and choose love over criticism heart-icon.

Video

Here’s another video by the same filmmaker as above – Yasmin Ahmad.  She’s wonderful.  You’ll find it here.

 

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