Taking it One Day at a Time or…The Power of Now

I took this photo driving from Colorado through New Mexico.  Georgia O’Keefe territory!

Taken near Georgia O'Keefe's Ghost Ranch in New Mexico

Most everyone’s heard of Eckhart Tolle‘s best seller…The Power of Now.  Back in the day, people used to say, “Take it one day at a time”.  I’ve made a conscious decision to implement this way of living recently and it seems to be working!  At times in the past, I’ve had a difficult time making certain decisions…i.e. which of my passions to follow or whether to stay or go.  I’m learning to feel with my heart/gut more than listening to the conflicting thoughts that bounce around in my head.

Learning to accept myself…the dark and the light!

Just in the past few days I’ve had numerous situations of Synchronicity and events that seem to go beyond coincidence!  Now that I have narrowed down my true passions–which are–health/wellness, organization/decluttering, and travel/photography/writing, I’ve decided to stop attempting to pick just one to follow and instead…delve into all of them!  So–that means I’m going to be a traveling hypnotist specializing in hoarding, who blogs about her experiences!  Well…something like that.  I’m still “Taking it One Day at a Time“!

The other key component is ACTION.  So, today I got information about becoming a Certified Hypnotist; and I made a flyer to place on bulletin boards to help people organize their homes!  I also entered a photography contest.

I’m learning to let go of fear and replace it with love!  Fear of not having enough money for retirement.  Fear of speaking in front of a large crowd.  Actually, I don’t have many fears…so I’m lucky!

These are my wishes for each of you…that you may be free from fear; that you know and love yourselves; and that you are able to follow your passions and have Gratitude!

Shedding Possessions

 

“Asceticism is not that you should not own anything, but that nothing should own you.” –Ali ibn Abi Talib

During the past six weeks, I’ve been on a quest to simplify my life and minimize my possessions.  I would prefer to collect experiences, not things!  Having gone through every room, closet and drawer, I’ve managed to eliminate things I seldom/never use, and have donated, sold, given away to friends or trashed these possessions.  This includes paperwork, files, e-mails, online documents, etc.  After sorting through three large bins of photo albums, I was able to condense them into one.  Cloud storage is a new concept for me and sites like Dropbox, have enabled me to store important documents, such as tax returns, college transcripts, etc.

Another cool website I’m using is LastPass.  The challenge of managing 50 + passwords/usernames is solved with one password.  It feels great to be organized!

 

As the layers are shed, what is important to me remains!