Comparing ourselves…

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Each of us have had a different Path on our Life Experience. We know we are individuals, but we often don’t know how to look at our Self without comparing our Self with others. Most of us have had the notion ingrained in us at an early age that have to be like someone, or better than someone or not like someone. It is almost comical to think how we are told to be an individual but be like this. It almost like telling someone to win a car race but you have to keep the emergency brake on while driving.

Now I am not saying that we should not notice the differences in others around us; that to me is actually a beautiful feature that I look for in everyone I meet. So what if we were to be cognizant of others’ differences without having to put our Self on the scale of better or worse than another’s Self.

I have not mastered the art of not comparing myself, though I continually work on my perspective. Funny, I am about 6’4′ and many say that I am tall. I tell them I am average height and they scoff at me.  I tell them, everyone I know is either taler than me or shorter than me, therefore I am average height 🙂 I also see myself as the same age as each person I talk with which makes it very easy for me to talk with very young children and “adults aka older children”!

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We have so many different facets of our own existence and we could compare each one with someone else and this would prove to be a daunting series of tasks, and to what end? Why not let everyone BE whom they are and YOU BE whom you are? You are a beautiful Spirit existing in human form for this current Life Experience. I like what Abraham said about this:

“See this world as a free world, and see everyone in it as trying—through their individual experiences—to find their way back to that calling, back to that Source Energy. And even though there are billions of them going about it in a way that is different than you would choose, there’s no right or wrong way. In other words, bless them all, and get on with the only thing you have any power about, which is opening or closing your vortex to your natural state of Well-Being.

If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life. If there was nothing else that you ever came to understand other than just look for things to appreciate, it’s the only tool you would ever need to predominantly hook you up with who you really are. That’s all you’d need.”

Learning to live with less comparisons and letting others BE can allow us to be happy with “being me.”

My Love, Peace and Happiness to You,

Tony Sellaway

Author of Life: Without the Rose Tinted Glasses

Why Not Smile? :)

My goal each morning is to see how many people I can make smile today!

Our Life Experience is a series of Present Moments. They are not necessarily good or bad, right or wrong, but rather just are what we see them as. A key that I have found is that we don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are. So it seems that it takes about the same amount of energy and intention in any Present Moment to be in a “good mood” as it does to be in a “bad mood.” Since Life is a sum of our choices, we have the ability and responsibility to make a decision as to what we want To Be.

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Making a choice To Be Happy does not mean that you ignore your surroundings, family and friends, or your present Life Situation. What we can do is decide to be what we want to see which will then influence what we look at in that moment. If we pay attention, we will often see that our world is really just a reflection of our own inner thoughts expressing themselves in the persons and things we attract from said thoughts. I tell people that is began my Awakening, I would get up each morning and apply a thick balm of “madness repellent.” As I became better at managing my thoughts, I found that now I can use a light spritz of the repellent as I attract what I AM.

As we accept responsibility for all of our choices; mood, food, music, news, conversations and activities or lack thereof; we remove the victim mentality and restore our power to be what we intend to be. Our happiness is in our choice of thoughts, not what someone else thinks. This gives us the freedom to improve our Life Experience at each Present Moment knowing that there is a Lesson to be gleaned from each Present Moment; and that depends on what we think we are Being. So why not smile, think thoughts that make you feel good and then face the present moment?

My Love, Peace and Happiness to You,

Tony Sellaway

Author of Life: Without the Rose Tinted Glasses 

How are We connected?

Gregg Braden has said one of the more important questions we can ask is “Who am I?” The answer to this question can then lead us to a much deeper understanding of our Self and the world we create around us. When we go way back to what can be said in some writings, “In the beginning …”, there was nothing physical existing, but out of a thought from the Initial Source there began the creation of matter, energy and Being. So if we liken this to a small pea which contained all that was to come forth as the thoughts and thus The Universe continually expands, we can see that everything started from the same Source, which means everything has an original connection.

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“Thought that is projected, now thinks. So it’s not possible to separate the thinker from the thought, because the thinker thinks a thought, and then the thought thinks and becomes a thinker, and then the thought, that was a thought that is now a thinker, thinks another thought, which becomes a thinker, also. And so, there is a constant summoning of Life Force. Now, a thought that is thought longer becomes Thought Form. A thought that is thought upon by many, becomes Thought Form. A thought that is thought upon by many, in a very clear undiluted fashion, as from Nonphysical Perspective where there is no resistance, becomes physical matter. That’s why the physical universe is a by-product of the Nonphysical attention or focus. So, the Nonphysical Energy that created this physical mass from the Energy of the Universe, the mass itself, now becomes a thought that is thinking, that is attracting the Energy.”

—Abraham

Excerpted from: Los Angeles, CA, on August 02, 1998

Realizing that we are all connected to EVERYTHING and EVERYONE should change the way we look at others, not as enemies, rather as a separate expression of ourselves in other beings, all one family. And as we are all one family, then why don’t we  begin to look for the most loving way to interact with every Being we encounter?

Gregg Braden explains this in a series by Gaia called  “Missing Links” and in a Gregg Braden Q&A with Gaia

Sending You my Love, Peace and Happiness!

Tony Sellaway

Author of Life: Without the Rose Tinted Glasses

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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 […]

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

What Is Your Gift and Passion?

Many of us do lots of things well. What is your passion in Life? Do we have to search for it and where do we look? There are some things that we do that are very easy for us, sometimes, so much so that we don’t even notice that we are doing them. A passion for us can be something that we do that makes us and others smile, be happy or have that warm, feeling.

There are times in your search for your passion that you might have to look to a friend who then shows you the way back into yourself for the answer. You have a Trinity of Source: me, myself and I. Ofttimes we have an external Trinity of spirits known as friends that can also assist to guide us on our Path.

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I am very fortunate to have my Trinity of angels to help me on my Path! They are each a Light brightening my Path as well as all they come in contact with.  Fonda FrederickStaci Tye and Stephanie Richardson have asked me questions of myself which lead me deeper inside my Being. They would tell me there were ways I was affecting people through various interactions that I wasn’t always either aware of or paying attention to when I was doing them. They each have so much Love and Inspiration within them and are always bringing that out of people they are around.

We talk about the ways we each affect others and how we can do these things easily, effortlessly. These things are your Gifts, they are to be given away, and when used properly, they bless both the recipient and the giver.Stephanie and I call them our little superpowers and each other X-Men 🙂

Some of our best teachers show us where to look but not what to see. Look within your Self and find those things you do that make you happy, your Gifts, your Passion; then as you find your Light, let it shine and brighten your world. This will in turn begin to brighten The World.

My Love and Peace to You

Tony Sellaway

Author of Life: Without the Rose Tinted Glasses

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What Are You BEing?

 

On your journey we call Your Life Experience, what is the difference between what you DO and what you ARE? Many of us like to acquire titles through education, work, political or religious affiliations just to site a few examples. We often spend many years attaining and then maintaining these titles. Some of us go so far as to insist on being addressed by our title, whether it is Dr. or Pastor or Senator or Judge, and on and on. Most of these titles are for the things that we do to earn a living, which is typically a necessary part of our lives. However, have we looked at our motives or intentions for striving for these titles?

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What are BEing on a daily basis?

When you start your day, you decide what kind of person you are going to be, which in turn determines what kind of day you will bring into your Life Experience. As we begin our day with a grateful spirit to be able to even make a decision on our attitude, then expand to other items we can be thankful for, a place to have slept, a warm shower, food to eat; we also expand our attitude of gratitude. Now as we decide to BE Happy and look for more beauty, love and peace in all that we encounter, we will undoubtedly see more of what we look for.

Now as you are BEing Happy while you are DOing what you must do to earn a living, you can possibly find a way to merge what you do with what you ARE. Looking back at our intention for getting a certain title attached to our existence can add some clarity to whether there is joy in what you do. Even if we don’t care for what we do as living, we can take some consolation in knowing that when we stop DOing this activity, we do not stop BEing. Some are fortunate enough to be able to do what they love as a means of earning a living, this is a being what you are doing; and oh, what a pleasant feeling this is!

As we drop our proclaimed titles which tend to be a form of division and begin to see that we are all One, all going on our Path with different ideas and thoughts, yet very similar destinations; we can change our world by being Peace, Love and Happiness. This will in turn change The World.

Tony Sellaway

Author of Life: Without The Rose Tinted Glasses

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What is your point of view?

Have you had an opportunity to view mountains from a distance? What was your impression or thoughts as you looked upon them? Most of us have some form of human interaction on a daily basis. Having to deal with other individuals can have many challenges as well as opportunities. There are lots of ways our encounters can turn. They can be a wonderful experience, they can be difficult or un-fun, or unmemorable; in either case, a lesson is to be learned.

So what does one’s point of view have to do with any of this? Right now, take a look at the person or place that is closest to you. Look for the most beautiful feature in the person or place. What do you see? We tend to see what we look for. Say upon waking in the morning, you decide that today is going to BE a wonderful, productive day. What type of day do you believe will ensue?

Deciding to BE happy in this moment has a definite impact on your outlook. So does the opposite. So looking at the mountains from afar, they appear to have a grand majesty about them when we look at them with a grateful, wondrous attitude. Conversely, with a bad attitude, we just see an obstacle or a long road to have to travel to get around the mountain. Funny thing is that whatever your attitude, you will be right! An optimist might be wrong as often as a pessimist but the journey will be more enjoyable with a bright outlook. When we pay attention to our attitude and point of view that we bring to each situation, we can learn from each encounter.  BE Happy and watch your interactions improve.

My Love to You

Tony Sellaway

Author of Life: Without the Rose Tinted Glasses

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