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Journey Into My Thoughts (part 2)

Journey Into My Thoughts (part 1)

Ship life for me pulls in wild thoughts sometimes. As my life changes and evolves for the better, I realize that I am filtering out the crap and making more room for a better life. I have learned to relax through meditation. When I do meditation, the thoughtless moments I create for myself are just as valuable as the visions that follow. It is all about settling down and listening to what your heart is trying to tell you. The best part is most of my visions will come true if I do everything in my power to make it happen!

I saw 2 very important visions on one of my final nights on the cruise ship:

I am laying in bed, because that it all I can do and I decided to listen to some music. At this point I was getting a little better but I still felt really bad. I was listening to some sad music to push out a few negative feelings. It always works and I was pleasantly surprised with the thoughts that followed once the negatives had left. I was envisioning my success as a motivational speaker. It was not to kids with this one but I know from the bottom of my heart that kids is where my speaking journey begins and may even stay.

I was envisioning speaking in front of thousands. This was a vision I have had many times before. My parents were there. They were there because I promised both of them, before they pass to the next life, when I make it big in my speaking career, they will be there in the front row to see it. My parents are very healthy and I do have time but when I see them in my vision with everyone else it makes me incredibly happy. My parents supported everything idea I ever had, agreeing with it or not. They started out guiding me in the right directions then letting me go to fall and fail and live my life. The best part is every time I need them they are ready to help me. The funny part is I call both of them for everything and every time I struggle with whom to call first. It is something my heart can’t decide so I just switch off each time!

I think about this one speaking moment of my future often but what came through my thoughts next was amazing and brand new. I was envisioning, unprovoked, about going home for Christmas. Standard thought for sure, as I know my mom and dad would miss me otherwise. This was very different. I was not alone! I was holding hands with a little girl. I was telling my family to take any money they had intended to spend for me and make sure they all get her something instead! It was weird that I could see this very clear. There was no attention on any woman or mother to this vision, it was just me and this girl. Shortly after that, my thoughts jumped and I was envisioning asking teachers for play dates, and then it just got more random from that point on. I never have been able to picture this again as clear as I did but I hope in time the world will tell me what this means.

There are many good things in life we can go after: Our hearts, our visions, our goals, our gratitude and much more. Listen to the positivism within yourself and you can live the most rewarding life ever. There is so much more of this world to discover outside your living room and deeper within yourself, but it is up to you to go after it!

Holding hands at sunset

Parent Gratitude

Almost a whole month has gone by and I could not be more grateful for the results I have seen from “31 days of Gratitude.” This is my last Wednesday post for the month of March and I am sure you all have heard the phrase, “save the best for last”!

Aside from the basics of what you need to survive what are you most grateful for? The top of my list would be my Mother and Father. I asked them last month what gratitude meant to them:

“To me gratitude is a feeling of satisfaction and contempt with my being, place in life, current and past circumstances.”
Dad

“For me gratitude is being content and thankful with having enough to make one self happy. When I have more than enough, I hope I deserve it.”
Mom

They certainly carry almost identical definitions. I guess I know where I get my sense of gratitude, and for that I am grateful. Sure sure, they raised me, and brought me through life’s basic manners, but as an adult their meaning grows stronger now that I can maturely appreciate them more. I am so grateful for their calm support of everything happening in my life. One change after another and they are right there to see it happen. So many times I have lost my cool with them, broke down in tears in from of them, and emailed them about not so happy times. So many times have they stood by me one challenge to the next. Never once did they say no, never once did they hold me back, never once did they stop me from straight up making big life learning mistakes. They don’t baby their youngest son instead they are letting me live. They trust and know that even if I am twirling through life’s tornado that I am going to land on my feet and keep walking forward when it’s all over. I am grateful for everything they have taught me in life. I am grateful for everything they let me learn on my own. I am grateful for their advice and I am grateful to just have them listen. They don’t agree with some things I have done, or darn right just think I am weird, but they raised me, they know me and they trust my choices.

My life’s path is unique and super challenging but I am grateful that my mom and dad are there whenever I need them. You are never too old to get advice from your parents. You are never too old to have them just listen. They are not going to be around forever so I make sure they still remember from time to time that I am grateful for everything they have done to help me in my life.

DAY 25: I am grateful for my parents.

WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR?

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Positivism In All Traditions

We all have traditions with our family, our friends and our significant others. Traditions that may be carried out during a special occasion or over a holiday. Traditions provide a positive level of comfort in our lives. Traditions give us great experiences to look forward to. Traditions strengthen the bonds we have with one another.

With that being said let me change it up! I am certain that all of us have a tradition that we do not care much for. Right? Something silly our parents or grandparents do. Something silly your spouse makes you do. Traditions are an important part of our lives and I think many of us take for granted the ones that we do not care much for. Not all traditions are positive to each individual but we must not forget who the tradition is most important to.

As humans we commonly  resist doing things that make us uncomfortable. Sometimes those uncomfortable rituals we partake in can have so much more meaning when you are involved and so hurtful when you are not. With many holidays approaching there is going to be many traditions carried out and even new ones forming. Take a moment and think about those traditions you don’t care for……Challenge yourself and approach them with a positive attitude. Don’t pay attention to how you feel but pay attention to how the person you are doing it for feels.  You are going to make them smile, you are going to make them happy. You are sending them positive vibes of acceptance instead of negative resistance. In return you can feel the joy and gratitude from them. Doing things for other people is very satisfying is it not? The feelings of happiness you receive from doing something for someone you love is unmatchable.

The next time you are faced with that traditional dish you don’t care for, EAT IT anyways. The next time that song comes on that your whole family sings, CHIME IN. The next time that traditional game comes out, PLAY IT. Embrace those traditions you don’t enjoy for the sake of those you love and the positivism will be spread through everyone.

I know a few traditions that I don’t totally care much for but this time I choose to approach them with a more positive attitude. What traditions do you have a hard time with? It is time to change that. Choose to look at them with a more positive perspective.

Thank you all so much for your loyal following. I enjoy your support, your likes, your comments, your blogs and your feedback. I hope to build traditions with this blog and I hope to keep it going for a long time. If you want, you can help me with this in 2 easy ways: Sharing this blog with others and also sharing your thoughts with me.  Enjoy the rest of your day, I will see you Friday for Famous Quote Friday!

Dr. Eric Perry

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