Many of us have heard that J.O.B. stands for Just Over Broke. Isn’t it fascinating that by holding that acronym in our minds we continue to perpetuate a cycle of going to work at a place where we don’t want to be, receive a paycheck for doing something we don’t want to do, feeling empty by the joyless existence and trying to fill the void with “stuff”. Therefore, we spend our so called hard earned money on things we don’t need just to fill that void. Many times the money we spend is money we haven’t earned yet which continues the cycle of keeping us “just over broke” while fattening the pockets of the credit card companies.
It is said that continuing to do the same thing expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.
Isn’t it time to stop the insanity?
To break a cycle begins with a change in mental attitude. What if instead of J.O.B. filling our minds (and our lives) with Just Over Broke it became the acronym for Joy Of Being. By making this mental shift it would allow us to go to work and be in our joy regardless of what we are doing. This has the potential of increasing our sense of wellbeing, satisfaction and fullness in our lives. What if we all decided to be in our Joy Of Being today? What if we all went to work this week in our Joy Of Being?
Joy be with you. Walk in peace.
The Morning Star is a symbol of hope. It is a light that pierces the darkness. It announces that the dark night is over and it is time to come into the light of day.
Today, the Morning Star comes to you, piercing the darkness of pain, struggle and suffering. It announces that it is time for your dreams to be brought into the light of day. Now is the time to allow those dreams to become a reality.
What is your dream? Unearth it. Allow the Morning Star to light your way.
There is an old saying that the master does nothing and nothing goes undone.
A busy mind compresses and fragments times and little gets accomplished.
No-mind, a state of mind that is quiet and at peace, neither visiting the past nor racing off to the future, expands time. In this no-mind state, inspiration enters, time expands; the body goes into a state of Zen-doing. In this expansion of time there is energy enough to accomplish great feats in a short amount of time. No-thing goes undone.
I just had a wonderful “what if…” thought this morning. What if today was our last day on earth and we knew we could do nothing about it. What would we do?
I certainly wouldn’t waste time on counting regrets or hurts from the past. I wouldn’t have a future to worry about. I wouldn’t waste my words on lamenting my traumas and dramas, pain and suffering. Time would be too precious for any of that.
With minutes ticking by I would begin by letting people know that I loved them and to thank them for their contribution to my life. I would fill the seconds with gratitude and take a few moments to reflect on all the great things about being in a body and being alive.
Think about it. We live with so many “what ifs” that are focused on fear, pain, suffering, struggle, hardships and worries. What if we lived as if this was our last day? What if we treated time so precious that we only took time for loving kindness, generosity and appreciation? What if we lived each precious moment in a rampage of gratitude because time was passing too quickly to waste on anything else?
And then…one more what if…
What if this way of living was so contagious that it spread like a wild fire and a great wellness swept the world…..