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Monday, May 30, 2011

What is your blueprint for the day?

“All I’m saying is that to liberate the potential of your mind, body and soul, you must first expand your imagination. You see, things are always created twice: first in the workshop of the mind and then, and only then, in reality. I call this process ‘blueprinting’ because anything you create in your outer world began as a simple blueprint in your inner world.” Robin Sharma

Love Robin Sharma and how true is it that anything and everything that you create in the outer world first began in your inner world, the world of your thoughts. So what is your blueprint for the day? Is your Blueprint expansive and progressive or something less? Today is about progress or it is not....you know, are you adding or subtracting to life?

Sharma talks about a lot of very on point stuff, and today I want to spend time pondering his “7 Timeless Virtues of Enlightened Living”. Below is my take on these pillars for being deliberate and making every moment a moment for re-creating yourself to the best version of you yet.

1. “Master Your Mind. Your thinking is habitual based on conditioning. some of it serves you well and some of it does not. Mastering your mind is you having your thoughts and not them having you. It is knowing where you are thinking, you know, frontal lobe or emotional primitive part of the brain. Push through the thoughts that do not serve you and you are mastering your mind
2. Follow Your Purpose What do you love to do? There is a reason that you love it, it is resonant with your soul, go do that. And this does not mean that you have to quit a job that you have, but it does mean bringing your soul to your work
3. Practice Kaizen (constant and never-ending improvement) Every moment of every day is an opportunity for you to re-create yourself...what this Blog is about, Nuf said!!
4. Live with Discipline Honor yourself with spending your time doing the things that nurture you. Get up with the Sun, spend time quiet going inward, appreciate all that life has for you, lift someone up and be the Love that you are
5. Respect Your Time What if today was your last day on this beautiful planet? What would you do? Do the things that make you feel strong and connected, be the infinite being that you are....You wouldn't condemn the "other" political party would you? Would you be worried about your investments for retirement? Would you hold a grudge against someone you once loved for a perceived wrong doing? Didn't think so.
6. Selflessly Serve Others When you serve others, you serve yourself. Lift up another person perhaps by just a warm smile. It does not have to be a monumental task, A hug at the right moment can be huge for the person you hug....and you'll feel better too.
7. Embrace the Present” Be deliberate about being where you want to be with your thoughts, the past is gone and the future is being paved by the thoughts and feelings you are having right now, be deliberate

Today is Memorial day in the United States of America, a day to remember those that have served this country to keep it safe and free. The best tribute to those that have come before us is to be true to ourselves and pave a better future for ourselves and everyone we interact with. So what is your Blueprint? I have mine for the day, and I'm executing on the plan.

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