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Monday, March 28, 2011

Stepping out of your comfort zone

Most of us desire to live a life of freedom, to do the things we love to do, to have a job that we are passionate about, surround ourselves with beautiful things and have enough money to spend on our loved ones.
Why is it then only a few of us can achieve all of this? It has nothing to do with how intelligent, how young or beautiful you are. Luck has nothing to do in the matter. So what is the secret to having everything you desire?
If you don't like the results in your life, you must go to the core of the matter. Our natural instinct is to try and change something on the physical level. Very often we blame the boss, the partner or the situation and we get another job, a new relationship or move away.
The trouble is, we are programmed to use our head. We forget that we are a four part being:
  • We are physical
  • We have an intellect
  • We have emotions
  • We are spiritual.
If we want to make a permanent change in our life, we need to recognize that it starts at the heart level.
When ever we feel fear, doubt or worry we need to get out of our head and into our heart. We need to take action based on our core values. That requires stepping out of our comfort zone, courage to examine the values that are meaningful to us. When we do that, we are in touch with our emotions which in turn will propel us into action based on love and passion. When we are passionate about what we do , we want to share it with others.
To step out of your comfort zone, you need to by pass your filters of "life is hard", "money is evil", "some people are luckier than others". Listen to your heart, take time to discover you true self. Leave your comfort zone, start living the life you desire!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Prayer for Japan

Dear God,

Please comfort the people of Japan in their time of darkness.

Give courage to those who have lost loved ones.

Hope to those who have nothing left so that they find the strength to rebuild their lives.

Wipe away the tears of those who are sad.

Cast your loving embrace on this nation who is suffering.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Meditation evening at Mon Choisy

On Friday 11 March 2011, we invited a group of like-minded people to get together at Mon Choisy Beach, Mauritius to meditate on the theme of International Women Day. More than 20 people joined us at sunset and we shared our thoughts and feelings around themes of love, hope, peace and tolerance


It surprised many of us that this year marked the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. It was born out of labour movement activities at the turn of the 20th Century in North America and across Europe. The first International Women's Day was observed in the USA on the 28th of February 1909.
While there has been tremendous strides made in women's rights over the past century, there is still a long way to go before women across the globe have equal access  to education and opportunities. The role of women in the socio-political revolutions across the Arab world and the wider Middle East in the past weeks augurs well. Let us hope it will be a catalyst of change which will get us men to view the women around us not only as wives, daughters, sisters, aunts and mothers but also as individuals who impact our society through their contribution as citizens, workers and leaders.

Hugh Stanley

After the event, some of us stayed back under the pale moonlight with the gentle sounds of the waves lapping the sand...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Inspiring Women

 Over the years, I have had numerous women as role models. I still do...

From Cinderella to Ang San Suu Kyi; I keep drawing lessons on how to be strong, to be focused, to love poetry, and to follow my passion. They have taught me that it is ok to feel sad and to feel happy; to follow my heart. Because of them I know how to love 'me'. I read their books, listen to their music, admire their art. I feel their pain, I ache for them, I rejoice and applaud them. I welcome their tenderness, compassion, their understanding.

I do not need to name them, they know who they are.

I only want to say thank you!
I celebrate you! I am who I am because of you!

 You inspire me through your:

  • Purpose
  • Clarity
  • Determination
  • Intutition
  • Style

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sylvie and Hugh Stanley

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