Lost and found.

“I found it” I exclaimed “it was in the last place I looked.” I smiled thinking, of course it was in the last place I looked because I have found it. It had not even been lost until I needed it and then I was not sure where I had last put it.

We might lose other things through life such as our fitness, energy, libido or even our mindful awareness. These things can slip silently into obscurity without any realisation. One day you go to use your personal resource and it is either vastly depleted or simply not there at all. You search for the allusive lost but instead find excuses. “It is an age thing” or “it’s too hard” can be cheap generic substitutes for the real deal.

So here’s the riddle. How do you search for what you have lost when often you dont know what you have lost until you find it again. Firstly make a start, you start at the beginning. The beginning of what you might say. Ok I get that. Let’s take a step in any direction you choose. Each step will reveal the next step. I can see some of you shaking your head at this whole conundrum but bear with me. 

Maybe somewhere in your psyche you have a little nagging thought that creeps in occasionally. Think about it for a bit. Ok there is the starting point. From here you can choose your next step even if you don’t know where how or what, just make a move. I will give you an example of a situation I had recently.

A few months ago I gave myself a scare in the ocean when I got caught in a small rip in heavy seas. I was swimming in a relatively sheltered lagoon but on high tide and heavy seas it can get quite dangerous. I knew I needed to grow in my knowledge of the ocean and improve my swimming ability. I also realised I had lost a lot of my overall natural fitness and confidence. My campaign to improve was totally supported by my husband and good friend and I have a renewed  confidence that is evident across  most areas of my life. Each step I take I know it’s the last place I look because I have found and conquered that step. I then look for the next step to contine my discovery of what I didn’t know until now.

The Words that Shine challenge for this month is to rediscover your trail and ignite the passion of improvement of self. Enjoy your new start to 2017.

Living life with passion

(C) Jenny Horn JLH all rights reserved January 2017

Your future is the sum of all your todays

In the 2 previous posts I have discussed aspects of time. Firstly we looked at “letting go any fears of your past” that may have been shaping what you are today and your future. Secondly we discussed the present and how it interacts with your past and future and how to “keep alive your moments”.

20161024_104625_001Today I am introducing the next sequence of time and that is your future. I put to you this statement. “Your future is the sum of all your todays.” Everything you do and yes I mean everything you do today has a direct bearing on your future. Sayings come to mind like “we are what we eat”. We see people with heavy workloads developing physical or mental scarring.  On the other scale we see people who excuse themselves from many activities in life. Following the fundamental need to belong we align ourselves in life to our cause. Some have a need to be needy and others want to feel needed, both of which can be quite addictive. And of course there are many in between. Continue reading

Keep alive your moments

Time, what is that? Often stated as past, present and future. Is it a manmade conundrum, biblical or nature’s process?  I looked up definitions of time and they all presented loudly the human need to equate everything in a measured sequence. So why do we have such a fascination with time? Continue reading

You must let go the fears of the past

About a month ago on a flight from Darwin to Sydney I watched an inflight inspirational documentary movie “The Will to Fly” about Lydia Lassia the Olympic aerial skier. Wow! One particular statement that really resonated with me was from Lydia’s coach. Continue reading

Building a strong foundation

Foundations provide a solid base giving stability to many things from buildings to concepts and beliefs.  Foundation members of a club or organisation create amazing flow on opportunities. Then there are foundation principles we live by. How strong are your foundations?

My nature example this month looks at the mighty tree’s root structure. The tree has to withstand all elements from the earth’s cyclical rotation of continual change.  The many species of trees have a variety of root systems depending on the chosen site of growth, whether rocky ground, wet swampy ground, sandy soil or dry gravel. Continue reading

Your best puzzle yet.

Here is an amazing puzzle that takes a life time of experience to complete. A warning before you study this puzzle, it will be different for each of you. If you are ready to indulge your senses in the puzzle’s mysteries read on and enjoy. I hope you do well.

A jigsaw puzzle can simply be used to fill in time. However it also stimulates your sense of vision, coordination and observation along with some lateral thinking and the testing of your patience, Continue reading

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of the question.

Welcome to the magical month of April being midway in the changing seasons of Autumn or Spring depending on which part of the world you are in. I love Autumn as the leaves change colour and fall in preparation for the colder winter months and the mornings feel just a little crisper.  For those north of the equator April means Spring teeming with life in full flight ready for life’s adventures. Continue reading

Shades of light and dark

A quick recap on last month’s challenge, the Words that Shine experience asked you to check out your own ‘Living Envelope’. How did you go?  I found that once I had unlocked the concept of the living envelope I realised the multifold approach applies to all aspects of life.

This month’s Words that Shine Experience is about the comparative shades of light and darkness and the way we interact within the full spectrum.  There are many sayings about clouds of darkness such as the cloud with a silver lining, or head in the clouds or a dark cloud hanging over someone. Continue reading

The Living Envelope

Envelopes are everywhere, big, small, wide, narrow or window faced. Some you dread to open while others are full of excitement and wonder.  Envelopes contain, conceal and communicate. Even the Words that Shine blog was developed from opening the envelope of possibility.

Envelopes are life itself. The earth is enveloped in its own atmosphere. A foetus is encased within a membrane, so are your body’s cells. Your personal magnetic energy field is an envelope as is your spiritual and physical body. Continue reading

Looking forward, looking back,looking forward again

During my six months break from publishing the Words that Shine blog, I was amazed how constantly my heart and mind had been challenged and inspired. This continuely reminded me to use my signature quote ‘Living life with passion’ as I learned and embraced life’s lessons.

Look up from your computer, phone and tablet. Look around you and check in with your five senses.
What do you see? What do you hear? What do you smell? What do you feel? What do you taste?

What about the most important sense of all, your sixth sense. Continue reading