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Value of today

Your today

There are three powerful little messages embodied in this haiku: time, thought, and your worth.

Time: As much as you are living and learning in other soul experiences in infinite time (yes, you are!), you are right here, right now, focusing on this life. Will you make the choice to embrace today? Within the past few years, I have lost both of my parents. This was truly a wake up call to my own mortality. Logically we know we are mortal (and our ego fears it), but, we still tend to live life as though we have an endless supply of days. Make the most of today. One of the most beautiful movies I’ve seen that drives this idea home is About Time”. If you haven’t seen it, try to.

Thought: Is your mind consumed with your “to-do list” the second you wake up? Is there any time today reserved for contemplation, introspection, gratitude for the good things you already have in your life? (Gratitude expands abundance.) If not, I strongly urge you to make space for those.

Your worth: Do you even believe that you deserve to have good things come your way today? You do. But if you don’t believe it, then I’ll bet you have at least one champion in your life – you know, a person who believes in you, when you can’t or won’t believe in yourself – that loves you enough to talk you through this. Connect with that person, somehow or some way, even if it can be only for a quick “Hi”. Today, surround yourself with your champions.

Today is all we’ve got. Today I made time to write to you, because I think you’re worth it. Please, pick up the ball and run with it. Today.

Start of a new day.
Have you given your thoughts space
to bring good to you?

Hart Haiku

© Susan L Hart 2019
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Your champions

Your champions

Your champions are the people who genuinely care about your well-being. In the game of life, it is absolutely essential to surround yourself with your champions. Here’s why:

Protect your energy

Every day and all around you, there are people expressing their opinion about how you “should be”. It can be extremely crippling when you buy into it, because so often these unsolicited gems of wisdom are negative. These people are not secure in themselves, consequently their chief aim is to demoralize, demotivate, and drain you. They are called “energy vampires”, and this is how they achieve some or all of their personal power. They do not want to see you succeed, because they believe that would somehow diminish them.  There are some great tips in the article Energy Vampires about how to protect yourself from energy theft.

Surround yourself with your champions

Your champions aren’t trying to mold you into their idea of success. Rather, they see your talents and strengths and are encouraging you to embrace and grow your own goals. They are always on the sidelines rooting for you, because they know that your success takes nothing away from them. They offer to share their knowledge and mentor you, when they see it will help you achieve the goals you have set for yourself.

Championing is a 2-way street – Promote the win-win

Likewise, one of the greatest gifts you can give another person is to be their champion. When you spend time with them, you celebrate who they ARE, rather than focusing on what they are not. It is about an equitable energy exchange, and a goal of building up rather than tearing down. This behavior extends way beyond individual relationships. How will we ever collectively build a better world, unless we expect the best for ourselves, and also support and treat each other well?

Your life and your time

To sum up, If you’re not living the life that you desire, I urge you to start right now! This is your precious life. At the end of it, no matter how many years you are given, I guarantee it will feel like it wasn’t enough. Who would know better than you, how to live out your time? Believe in your wisdom and your passion, and set a strong intention for your life. Subsequently you will find your true champions gathering around you. Make room for them and express gratitude.

As Delmore Schwartz said in his poem Calmly We Walk Through This April’s Day:
“Time is the school in which we learn,
Time is the fire in which we burn.”

The clock is ticking… What are you waiting for?

Your story is yours,
so don’t let the naysayers
write your life for you.

Hart Haiku

© Susan L Hart 2019
Related poem: Tick-tock Madman
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