Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 16th, 2014

“And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.”

“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
-Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Sometimes the universe conspires to inspire you.  Make sure you don’t miss the universe speaking to you.  I was planning to do my usual stair climb of 4 to 7 flights at the beach.  After my 4th flight I suddenly notice these hash marks on the concrete at the top of the stairs for the very first time.  Someone obviously counting their flights on another day.  I had passed them numerous times before without ‘seeing’.  I took this discovery as a subtle challenge and encouragement that I could do more.  Today, I did 10 flights, 1560 steps.  My personal best.

By |2017-03-07T15:32:11+00:00September 16th, 2014|Categories: Thoughts from the Barn|0 Comments

An Authentic Man

I love cowboys.  They are a time honored representation of American culture and values.  Their word is their bond…and their handshake is better than any signed contract.  They are the genuine article, the real deal.  This beautiful video depicts the authenticity of a man doing something from his heart.  Meet James Dixon, a true cowboy who connects with horses soul to soul.  The best in him brings out the best in them.  Enjoy!

By |2017-03-07T15:32:11+00:00September 12th, 2014|Categories: Thoughts from the Barn|0 Comments

Don’t Be a Trouble Maker

With every choice we make, we create our life.  I invite you to not make trouble for yourself.  The only meaning that events or situations have is the meaning that you give to them.  We have all been around people who seem to attract or create a significant amount of drama in their lives.  And yet, they are often the first to complain about how crazy and out of control their world is, never taking a moment to realize they are the one choosing the chaos.  Decisions become easy to make when we ask ourselves good questions.  The first question to consider asking yourself is, “will this decision give me peace?”  If not, then don’t chose it.  The second question to ask is, “am I making this decision from my heart?”  Choices and decision made from the heart create no damage because they come from love and allow for joyful living.  The alternative is to allow the ego to get involved and when the ego is involved fear raises it’s ugly head.  Fear based decisions don’t serve you, they trouble you!  The choice is yours.  It always has been and always will be.

By |2017-03-07T15:32:12+00:00September 5th, 2014|Categories: Thoughts from the Barn|0 Comments