Today’s Gem of Insight #46

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that we should never allow ourselves to be so busy that we do not take the time to rest. I have spent a good portion of my life being busy – working multiple jobs, participating in numerous organizations, and keeping a fairly active social calendar. And even though I have not been nearly as active as some other people have, I have come to realize that it’s not how busy I am compared to other people that matters, but rather yet it’s how busy I am compared to how busy I am supposed to be that matters.

Now, certainly there are activities and events that we need to take care of and participate in for various reasons, and sometimes there will be moments when we need to push ourselves and maybe even burn that midnight oil so to speak. But in all of our busyness we must remember to take good care of ourselves, which especially includes taking the time to rest.

When we make it a point to supply our bodies with the rest that they need, we often find that we think in a more clear manner, we have more energy, joy, and peace, and we handle things in ways that generate results of a higher quality. So, the next time that we find ourselves contemplating forgoing that full night of sleep or even bypassing that lunch break, hopefully we will remember how crucial it is that we treat our bodies well by balancing out our busyness with much needed rest. #lovebythedrop

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Today’s Gem of Insight #16

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that we all have a voice for a reason. When I say that we all have a voice I am not simply referring to the combination of audible sounds produced by the vibration of our vocal cords. Rather I am referring to the expression of sentiments, suggestions, opinions, and nuggets of information that we each possess. And whether we have a tendency to admit it or not, we all have thoughts and expressions that surface in our minds and hearts.

The trouble arises, though, when we experience challenges concerning discerning what to say and when to say it. Some of us say whatever we think without regard to whether or not we should express whatever it is that is on our mind and whether or not the timing is right, which often leads to us revealing too much information in the wrong timing. Yet, others of us give too much thought to what we should say and the timing of it all, which typically results in us rarely ever saying anything at all.

Neither extreme benefits us nor the people who are in our lives, as too much or too little of something will always be inadequate. Yet, hovering somewhere around that middle ground where we both actively and with balance evaluate whether or not we should say what we want to say and whether or not the timing is appropriate, now that sounds like the perfect combination to me. #lovebythedrop

Today’s Gem of Insight #4

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Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that if something is meant for you, it will be yours. Oftentimes, we find ourselves so committed to one particular outcome or series of desired results that we, if not careful, allow ourselves to permit desperation to fuel our quest to bring about the desired outcome or results. Doing so, however, tends to bring about the exact opposite outcome or results because desperation usually causes us to hold onto people and things so tightly and fail to make certain decisions that need to be made, that we end up self-sabotaging, oftentimes without even knowing that we are doing so.

What we need to remember, though, is that if something (including having a relationship with a specific individual) is meant for us, it will be ours. Yes, we do need to ensure that we take action when we need to and remain reserved when we need to. However, we also need to be secure enough and confident enough to know that when something is truly meant for us we do not need to panic, attempt to hold onto it for dear life, or scramble to make things happen. Everything that is for us, is for us, and resting in that truth brings peace and contentment. #lovebythedrop