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The Importance Of Being Spiritually Grounded – The Art Of Ancient Wisdom

There is a famous saying that goes, “Psychology without spirituality is arid and ultimately meaningless, while spirituality without grounding in psychological work leads to vanity and illusions.” If you consider yourself a spiritual being, it is very important to do whatever it takes to remain spiritually grounded. Many people who are inclined to study metaphysics […]

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What are You Capable of Being?

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Each of us go through our Life Experience as it comes to us, one Present Moment at a time. We sometimes think of it in terms of months, days or years but it actually comes in small intervals.

Time flows in the same way for all human beings; every human being flows through time in a different way.

Yasunari Kawabata

When we begin to realize that our thoughts influence our lives, our attitude and our perspective, we can gain more control in each moment by paying attention to our thoughts.

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Our thoughts affect us on many levels, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. With so much being influenced by what we think, we can begin to exert small changes in these areas of our Life Experience. By continually looking for positive Life Lessons in each Present Moment, our focus changes to feeling good, which is the basis for Well-Being. This will necessarily improve your existence in the different areas of your Life. You will begin to attract more “good feeling” thoughts. This change in perception will make you more capable of changing your Self and your world. It might not happen all at once but then neither does your Life Experience.

Bruce Lipton and Gregg Braden have shown the heart and our thoughts can affect our lives.

As we become more cognizant of our thoughts in each Present Moment, we are capable of controlling our Life Experience. Sort of like “As a man thinketh…” 🙂

Tony Sellaway

Author of Life: Without the Rose Tinted Glasses

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How Do We Implement Change?

When we look at what composes our Life Experience, it helps to notice that it does not occur in years, not months, not even days. It is a series of Present Moments that can, if you like, be strung together to form a timeline of events of your preferential designation. Some have said, “Don’t sweat the small stuff!” I’d like to implore that we should BE cognizant, of and in, each Present Moment. How you decide to look at it, will determine what you get out these moments. If one looks for the beauty or the madness of The Moment, they will find it.

So often if we dwell on the past, we can experience some form of regret; and if we dwell on the future, we can experience some form of anxiety. Now, I ask you at this Present Moment, what is wrong? 🙂

This is a simple practice of being appreciative and attentive in the Now. So how does this relate to change? Just as our Life Experience occurs in small increments, so does the process of change with our Self. We often are looking for some large, noble event to signify our change, growth or awakening.

The beginning of change starts with each of us, first. As we note that our physical growth occurs over time in small increments, similarly, our Awakening, both mentally and spiritually, occur in small increments. It is a process for our Self. Also know that the one person that you have 100% control over is You. You don’t control others though you can be an influence, a light, a guide; but they have to make their own change to their Self. As we awaken, our light shines brighter and our world get lighter. The change we seek begins one person at a time, over a series of time but just like a ripple in a body of water, it can continue to travel in ever widening circles. Improve yourself, improve your world!

Tony Sellaway

Author of Life: Without the Rose Tinted Glasses

Videos: I Make People Smile

Blog: Tao of Tony

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When did we first choose to be responsible?

One of my favorite quotes is “Life is the Sum of OUR Choices.” In my Life Experience, I began to see that the more I took responsibility for the choices that I make in each Present Moment, the more power I have in my Path. When we blame others for our condition or circumstances, we are allowing them to have some of our power to determine our direction, our growth and awakening; in many areas, physically, mentally and spiritually to name a few.

 

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How much Power do You have?

When we begin to look to when we started making choices, we can see when we had the power to take responsibility for ourselves. So how far back can you remember making choices in your life? It will probably be different for each person that ponders this.

Many of us have belief in The Source, The Universe, God or Higher Power; there are thousands of names and you can use whichever you like. In regards to The Source, many of us see ourselves as a being created by The Source and wholly separate from The Source and others on the planet with us.

Now allow me to float a concept, not anything new, just another view. What if We and The Source are actually One and the Same, connected, smaller versions of the Original? As such, YOU are the creator of your world. Now back to our question: When did we start making choices? As the creator of your world, you had a choice as to when you were going to show up on the planet, you chose your parents and what you wanted to experience through that choice. This concept puts all the responsibility on Us as an individual and we relinquish the blame on God, politics, the economy, our mate or any thing else. It is , was and will be about each of US taking responsibility for our Life Experience. This also gives us our power to make choices, good choices, choices that will benefit our world . What a responsibility, eh?!

Tony Sellaway

Author of Life: Without the Rose Tinted Glasses

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Speaker Hub  and  Shapiro International

 

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How is Your Life Flowing?

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When we look around at our individual situation right now, what we see depends on our point of view.

A theme to my Life Experience is, “We don’t see the world as it is, we see it the way we are.” Each of us has a unique perspective when we view a situation. The same situation can and will have a different meaning for each person; and that is OK. In each Present Moment, we have a choice as to how or what we are going to BE. We think “I am happy and grateful” and our view of our surroundings will from a positive view. Conversely, when we think “I am really perturbed or frustrated”, our perspective will tend to be a bit negative. in short though, our point of view is influenced by how we are in the moment.

 

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React v. Respond

As a situation or event unfolds in front of us, we have a choice in how we are going to handle it. One of my earlier teachers in my awakening taught me to think ten times before I speak. Thought travels at 24 billion miles per second so there is not actually a long delay in the response. The practice of hearing, listening, thinking and BEing in a particular state of mind before commenting or acting allows for One to respond with intention rather than to react to the situation with sometimes unintended feelings, emotions, words and/or actions.

 

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As we allow ourselves to BE in a state of Peace, Happiness and Love, and looking for the lesson we are to learn from it, our view of a situation will let is be “responsable” rather than reactive. You are constantly in the flow of the stream of the Universe; you can decide whether to paddle upstream against the current or use the paddles to guide you downstream with the current. It is then not a matter of ignoring unpleasant situations but rather adjusting our point of view which then allows us to maintain a “Calm in the Storm of the Life situation.”

 

Tony Sellaway

Author of Life: Without the Rose Tinted Glasses

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Which Way?

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My goal each day is to make people smile. There are so many persons, 7+ billion, each on a journey right now. As I continue to learn, grow and awaken, it becomes more evident that there is no “only way” for a person to attain a higher state of consciousness in their spiritual or religious lives. This is each of our own unique Life Experience. I am a teacher, not a preacher, and as such see that there are many paths to enlightenment. Let us consider that the person that is saying that their way is “the only” way could be more open-minded and less divisive by understanding there is “another way” or even “a better way” rather than “the only way.”

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Rejecting another way of doing something without even looking at its merits or plausibility is very limiting to one’s knowledge. Keep your mind open to other points of view. With your mind open, it won’t fall out, but it will expand 🙂

My Love, Peace and Happiness to each of you as we continue to grow and awaken on Our Path

Tony Sellaway

Author of Life: Without the Rose Tinted Glasses

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A Judge Needs Opposition

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When we encounter other persons on a daily basis, we have an option as to how we view each of them. That is one of our freedoms: Choice. And at each Present Moment we have a choice on how we are going to BE. We don’t see the world as IT IS, we see it they way WE ARE. 

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If we are in a less the Love state of Being, we ofttimes see things, people and events from lower energy points of view such as shame, grief, fear or pride. From this level of consciousness, our view will necessarily created opposition by utilizing and Us v. Them mindset. In order for one to judge another there are usually opposing sides or points of view. In retrospect, we in our present state of consciousness create this opposition.

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By raising our vibration or state of consciousness to Being Love, we reduce the comparison of people and events. We see that they are not good or bad, they just are, and we have the choice to see them in whatever light we can for the optimal outcome in that present moment. With our interactions with people, as we view them with Love, it becomes easier to see that we are all from the same Source, all on our Journey to enlightenment. We don’t all start in the same place or take the same Path, and that’s OK. Look to understand where a person is on their Path, it is theirs, not yours. As we judge others less, we reduce division and opposition. The goal of Unity and Peace becomes more attainable for ourselves.

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In your Present Moment, begin to look at your Life Experience with Love and see if what is presented to you changes.

My Love, Peace and Happiness to You

Tony Sellaway

Author of Life: Without the Rose-Tinted Glasses

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Your Choice is Your Freedom

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We have probably heard that when we blame someone or something, we give that someone our power or that something power over us. Each of us are on Our Path, we grow, we learn, we awaken. We see our Life Experience and we have thoughts, feelings and emotions about where we are and what we are. We can question how we got here and why we are here. In all of our dealings on our Path, we have choices. We choose what we want to believe created the world we live in, we choose whom we want to believe is The Creator, The Universe, God, you can use what name you are familiar with as there are many names used.

One thing that keeps Us apart is division. Sounds simple, yes? On one level, when we see ourselves as separate from our Source, we are creating a division. We then see a division between all the things that the Source has made. So if we now blame The Source for our Life Experience, we are relinquishing our power AND responsibility for where we are.

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Going back to our ability to choose, well let’s go all the way back to our “beginning.” When we prescribe to the idea that we chose to be here, we chose our parents, we chose this Life Experience; it was so we could grow, then awaken to our knowledge of Self and then influence our world. WE ARE connected to The Source,  as we are the source, the universe. If we stop talking about The Source in third person and start living all the ancient texts and scriptures as say an autobiography, we regain our power and relinquish the separateness of all that is. The Universe is Love, Peace, Happiness and One. It is The Source of everything.

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When we choose to BE Love, Peace and Happiness by thinking, saying and then being – “I Am Love,” we are then being The Universe. This choice gives us the freedom to know that we create our world, we have the power to influence what it will be. This is choosing to take responsibility for our Life Experience, no more blaming, now just living in our power to create our world.

 

My Love, Peace and Happiness to You

Tony Sellaway

Author of Life: Without the Rose Tinted Glasses

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