“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”–Tom Peters
Don’t let fear stifle your life. Stepping out in faith is liberating!
One question to ask yourself? I’m I doing what I have to do or what I want to do?
The last half of my life is going to be for me!
“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”–Buddha
When you can focus your mind on the positive outcome of life. Then you have mastered the power of change! Don’t worry about the how-to focus that which you desire is already here. Feel it, see it in your mind’s eye and know that feeling. The how will come!
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”–Albert Einstein
What value are you bringing to this world? I am finding that being a blessing to others and allowing others to be a blessing to me. Well, if you can see that balance God is smiling upon you. Be grateful for blessings all around you.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.”–Ernest Hemingway
Don’t let the past define your present. If you’re better today than you were yesterday that is your penance paid in full! No soul can take that from you!
How to start a civil conversation when you and your spouse, significant other, are fighting to the point you can’t say a polite word. This takes both you coming to the table as a cease-fire.
This is a fantastic way to have a civil conversation. What our goal will be is to talk without fighting. If you can begin a civil discourse, then you can start to find healing words and a way back to happiness.
For this, to work you have to both agree to NOT talk about your fight. This is a total cease-fire of all ugliness! Each of must come with an open heart.
- Make a time where you can sit down totally uninterrupted. No alcohol, no wine, just coffee or a soda. The two of you ONLY. Kids need to-go-to grandmas.
- Each of you agrees with no curse words.
- Rock, paper, scissors to see who talks first. Best two out of three if needed.
So what is the conversation going to be?
Give this some thought before you sit down. Assuming you are agreed.
Pick something about your life that your partner does not really know about you. The story can be about anything except for a topic that Segways into your argument.
The whole point of this is to talk about something that allows the two of you to communicate! Each takes a turn in telling a story, having a conversation that is merely the two of you talking.
If you’ve completed this, we have one more exercise.
What made you fall in love with each other? Have a conversation about what makes you happy together.
If you can do these two things then perhaps what you’re arguing about is not that big a deal. Sometimes, we just need to talk civilly and then remember why we love one another.