Weeding out excessive material accumulations is essential for creating the simply good life. Another vital practice is reducing old habits that no longer serve you well. Think about all the things you have been habitually doing for years that overly consume your days. As a result, there is never enough time to fulfill your deepest desires within.
There are many external attractions in our world. Some common examples include being fixated on technology, media, advertisements, family dramas, foods, shopping excursions, and endless entertainment. Ask yourself what overly consumes your days. It may be something as simple as engaging in too many text messages or phone conversations. It may be watching too many tv shows or videos, or engaging in too much family drama.
Make a list of all the activities that inhibit the simply good life. Post this list somewhere that’s easily visible so it will be a regular reminder of this important step. Now choose one habit you will start releasing this month. For me, it is reducing the number of books I am reading. On this new day today, I start afresh with more time to live the simply good life. I commit to mindfully freeing myself from these old attachment and revel in the wholeness of the simply good life!
The physical foundation for Living the Simply Good Life is a simply soothing environment. Mindfully shift to manifesting one that no longer depletes your life energy and simply nourishes the depth of your being, freeing you from entanglements and excessive attachments in life. It’s normal to accumulate material possessions over the course of one’s life but it is also vital that we clear out excesses we no longer need.
The second essential tip for Living the Simply Good Life is to weed out everything that has not been used for last 12 months or more. Start by going through closets, drawers and cabinets, one room at a time and decide whether you will donate them to a thrift store or community service provider that supports impoverished individuals. You might also choose to have a yard sale or even donate to people in your neighbourhood and community. Every weekend, take at least one box or bagful out and it won’t be long before you will literally and physically feel immensely freed in your life, with more space to breathe freely and live freely everyday for the rest of your life!
In today’s challenging world, love, peace, harmony and basics of the good life are sought after by many. This has certainly been my quest for more than 40 years as I continuously sought freedom from sufferings and greater alignment with heart desires. My journey of seeking the simply good life with vitality and balanced wellness has been utterly astounding as challenges and surprising unfoldings have brought key lessons and deep wisdom from within. I have healed my past and finally come home to a place in my heart where I feel most comfortable and safe, able to live fully and vibrantly with grace, ease, and joy each and every day. This process has purified my being and literally brought a new reality to all my experiences. I now feel free as a bird that soars high up in the sky and as I float effortlessly with winds of life under the power of the sun, soul beckons me to spread my wings even further by sharing all learned wisdom and essential practices with others, to elevate love on our planet!
In celebrating Wise Sister’s 10th Anniversary, monthly blogs are now shifting from ‘True stories with life lessons’ to ‘Living the Simply Good Life!’ I welcome you to this new series of essential practices and vital insights necessary for enhancing quality of life from the inside and out!
Wise Sister’s first branch: “Mind Master Training (MindMasterTraining.ca) will continue with weekly empowering blog posts covering vital mental fitness and mindfulness tips. The current series is aligned with Wise Sister’s upcoming blogs, on the topic of Transforming Realities!
Wise Sister’s newest branch ‘Healing with Nature and Spirit HealingwithNatureandSpirit.ca will continue theme of ‘True stories with life lessons, told with a pinch of humour!’ These stories posted on Wise Sister’s are based on adventures in nature where spontaneous occurrences bring moments of magic with mysterious outcomes! I invite you to sign up for these to enhance your journey home with delightful revelations and spiritual wisdom learned through Mother Nature!
Living the Simply Good Life! Welcome to the first step of this amazing journey, which is the ultimate path for coming home to your true self! From hereon in, you will literally find yourself shifting from a ‘human being who has spirit’ desiring better quality of life to a ‘spiritual being having a human experience” with ultimate quality of life! It will certainly be awe-inspiring and a fun adventure as you delve deep into your inner knowing and discover keys for living the simply good life!
Make time and space for yourself to meditate in silence to discover what you truly desire deep within. Commit to a large block of time, preferably 2 to 3 days or more and remove self from technology, media, work, and entangled relationships. Choose a retreat location that nourishes your body, mind and soul. Perhaps it is a treasured place in nature, a local holiday destination or a favourite room in your home where you are free from distractions and interruptions. As you sit in silence, breathe deeply from your abdomen several times to calm mind and body. Then focus your attention on what the simply good life means to you. Envision yourself actually experiencing it in the moment. Where are you and what are you doing? Who else is present, if anyone and what is in your surroundings? What brings you satisfaction, peace, and joy? Create a list of all the things you can do to improve your quality of life while decreasing complexities.
Some common examples are: getting rid of things you don’t use anymore; decreasing your need for goods and services; dissolving pain in relationships; simplifying eating habits; and creating simple comforts in our ever changing world. Believe this is all possible! Believe you can change your realities from this moment forward! Being clear about what changes are needed is the turning point where transformation truly occurs. Imagine the new reality right now with reduced stress and more time to do things you really want to do!
The vital lesson today is to become your own best friend! This is an essential part of transformation and coming home to true self! Enjoy your retreat and reflection time. I look forward to continuing this journey of purification and enlightenment with you. Living the Simply Good Life will bring us all closer to the realm of love, peace, harmony and greater fulfillment!
Forests are always filled with surprises. You never know what is going to catch your eye or seize your attention. Many sounds, sights, smells and luring textures fill the environment. On a warm summer morning in July, new growth on evergreen trees shine ever so freshly under both sunlight and shade. Their bright light tone contrasts other needles significantly making it very easy to notice them. Hanging at the tips of every branch, low and high, far away and very close is new life that springs forth with a sacred sweetness. This aroma will instantly lead you to heaven on earth. To experiene this, practice deep breathing in the moment while calming and clearing the thinking mind.
Stand before a branch filled with new growth and inhale/exhale through your nose. As your mind and body settles, reach out to a cluster of new growth and break off a small bunch of needles. Now break these needles in two so that you have a freshly broken edge at the tips of your fingers. Now close your eyes and bring these freshly opened needles to your nostrils and inhale deeply! Smell the sweet scent and lose yourself to its fresh sweetness, incomparable to any other sweet growth on this planet. All trees have different aromas. Continue to inhale and exhale until you lose yourself to the sacred scent. Like visiting a brand new world, meeting a newborn for the very first time, this experience will send your soul to the field of pure potential. We never know what is around the next corner in life but if you look for light and beauty, you are sure to find it. What you focus on becomes your reality!
Sweet love comes from all directions in life. This new growth on a tree with a sweet scent is derived from the sun, rain and mother earth. Its birth is from shared nutrients in its environment. Sweet love for self is the same, derived from within you and your surroundings. It is unconditional and infinite, abundant and everlasting. It is rich and naturally nourishing to the depths of your body and being.
You are perfect just as you are. Love yourself just as you are. Accept all that you have. Strengths and weaknesses and through life, learn how to merge the two as one. See how your weaknesses are part of the whole, something that can make you stronger. Revel in your divinity with Sweet Love!
Dusk is here and as day turns into night, the sun sinks down into the horizon eventually shining its light directly onto our face. The sky is completely cloud ridden, softening the sun’s light through a thin veil of transluscent curtains with varying shades and textures. Through this curtain which spans the entire horizon, two wondrous pockets of bright light emerge. Both sit at the same level as the sun, one on either side and at an equal distance away. Both are filled with glowing rainbow hues with warmer tones closest to the sun and cooler ones farther out. As the sun continues to sink down, so too do these rainbow pockets, mimicking the sun’s natural cyclical movement.
Science reveals these pockets are sundogs, created by sunlight refracting clouds containing hexagonal ice crystals. Their name was given in the 1600‘s, reflecting the perfect metaphor of how dogs inherently follow their master! Arfff … arffff!!
We too can be a wondrous sundog! We can honour and revere the sun by following its natural cycle, sinking into our bed when day turns into night and disappearing under a very comfortable comforter! As we fall asleep, we can stay with the light within ourselves as we enter dreamworld. Just as the sun never stops shining, the light within us never stops shining either. So mirror the beauty of the sun, its warmth and light. Be the beauty of the sun and the glorious ray of light for all!