INSPIRATION

Treasure Beach Forum: Inspirational Thoughts: INSPIRATION
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 01:08 pm: Edit Post

Belief Systems and Awareness
By Dr. John H. Sklare
Monday, December 11, 2006


Itís your underlying beliefs that shape your thoughts which, in turn, direct your awareness. And there is a fundamental and significant difference between a thought and a belief. You see, itís your beliefs that direct your awareness. Awareness operates, in much the same fashion, as your car lights do at night. Even though there is a whole world out there in the darkness at night, you only see what your headlights reveal. This is very similar to how your awareness operates. In awareness, however, your beliefs act as your headlights. In other words, your beliefs focus your awareness in the same way that your headlights direct your vision.

Although awareness gets programmed in many ways, the most powerful are what we call beliefs. A belief is something you hold onto because you KNOW it is true. But unlike a thought, which actually forms words or images in your brain, a belief is generally silent. Our thoughts are much easier to manipulate and change because we are aware and conscious of them. It takes much longer to change a belief. This is such an important point. Behind every thought lies the hidden program of belief. For example, if you donít believe you can succeed at lifestyle change, you most likely wonít!

The truth is, if you donít believe you can succeed, the battle is already lost. There is nothing more motivating or destructive than the power of belief. It can be your best friend or you worst enemy. The more aware you are of your underlying belief system, however, the more powerful you become. And awareness is the key to creating that change. Awareness is like a beam of light in a dark room. It breaks through the darkness, shows the way and allows you to move with confidence. Todayís assignment has to do with awareness. Your mission: identify one belief inside you that holds you back in some way. Awareness is the first step toward change!

Wishing You Great Health!
Dr. John H. Sklare


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 06:11 am: Edit Post

"To be civil---to behave, that is, in a manner that takes into
consideration the feelings and the comfort of others---means practicing the art
of giving." -- P.M. Forni


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Monday, December 18, 2006 - 12:11 am: Edit Post

GIVING THANKS

I am thankful for weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day because it means I have been capable of working hard.

I am thankful for my shadow that watches me work because it means I am out in the sunshine.

I am thankful for the parking spot I find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means I am capable of walking and I have been blessed
with transportation.

And finally, I am thankful for too much e-mail because it means I have friends who are thinking of me.

~author unknown~


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 10:39 pm: Edit Post

"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."

~Author unknown but deeply appreciated~


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 03:52 am: Edit Post

"Every exit is an entry somewhere else."
--Tom Stoppard


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lola NY on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 03:57 pm: Edit Post

"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month."

~~~Harlan Miller


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 03:16 am: Edit Post

"You donít really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.Ē

~William Tammeus~


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jen on Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 05:01 pm: Edit Post

Remember your attitude determines your altitude
may God bless you all


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 09:41 pm: Edit Post

I've Dreamed Many Dreams
Ron DeMarco


I've dreamed many dreams that never came true.
I've seen them vanish at dawn.
But I've realized enough of my dreams thank the Lord,
To make me want to dream on.

I've prayed many prayers when no answer came,
Though I've waited patient and long,
But answers have come to enough of my prayers
To make me keep praying on.

I've trusted many a friend that failed,
And left me to weep alone,
But I've found enough of my friends that are really true,
That will make me keep trusting on.

I've sown many seeds that have fallen by the way,
For the birds to feed upon,
But I've held enough golden sheaves in my hand,
To make me keep sowing on.

I've drunk from the cup of disappointment and pain
I've gone many days without song,
But I've sipped enough nectar from the Roses of Life
To make me keep living on!




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Friday, December 22, 2006 - 10:07 pm: Edit Post

"What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience."

~St. Francis de Sales~


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 05:29 am: Edit Post

Deep down inside we know
that the best gifts
don't come from catalogs
or shopping malls
They don't come in brightly-colored packages
or fancy envelopes
and they're not sitting under a tree somewhere...
The best gifts come from the heart.
They come when we look at each other
REALLY look at each other
and say 'You mean a lot to me'
or 'I'm so glad you're a part of my life'
A gift like that
will never go out of style
or be forgotten
or be returned for a different size.
A gift like that can change the world.Ē

~Ron Atchison~


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Saturday, December 23, 2006 - 07:16 pm: Edit Post


Last Minute Gift Suggestions:

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To every child, a good example.
To all, charity.
To yourself, respect.Ē

Author Unknown
But Greatly Appreciated!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rebecca on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 07:26 am: Edit Post

Thanks for those perfect gift suggestions Miss Glasceta and may you be blessed this season with receiving back many of the blessings you have given us throughout the year with your inspirational thoughts.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By turey on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 09:57 pm: Edit Post

Yes Mam, you have helped a great deal.

Thank you and Best Wishes, turey


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Monday, December 25, 2006 - 02:52 am: Edit Post

"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give."

George MacDonald
Scottish Author and Poet


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Monday, December 25, 2006 - 07:39 pm: Edit Post

"The more you have, the more you're occupied; the less you have, the more free you are."

~Mother Teresa~


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 02:11 am: Edit Post

"There is only one day left, always starting over: It is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk."
--Jean-Paul Sartre


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 06:57 pm: Edit Post

"May all beings, everywhere, be happy and free. And may the thoughts and actions of my own life contribute, in some way, to that happiness and to that freedom for all."

~Ancient Sanskrit Mantra~


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 07:12 pm: Edit Post

7 Tips for a Better Night's Sleep
By Jennifer Gruenemay, ACE-Certified, LifeScript Staff Writer



If you donít sleep comfortably through the night, youíll have a hard time waking up. Being groggy and cranky is not the ideal way to start out a brand new day full of possibilities. And even if you aim for eight full hours of sleep every night, youíre not guaranteed a restful night. So if you find that you wake up at odd hours of the night or constantly toss and turn during sleep, you could really use a better nightís sleep. Plus: Test your sleep IQÖ

Dark, Quiet & Cool
The three fundamentals of a great nightís sleep are dark, quiet and cool.
To create a dark, quiet environment and get rid of distracting lights and sounds:
Shut all the curtains or blinds in your bedroom, and turn off the night light (youíre an adult now.)
If other family members are going to be staying up later than you and keeping the lights or television on, keep your door closed and ask them not to bother you once youíre in bed.
Open your window (as long as itís quiet outside) or keep the fan or air conditioner on to keep a comfortably cool temperature in the room.
Achieving a dark, quiet and cool room will help your body realize itís time for bed. It will also help you stay asleep longer.


Early Exercise
If youíre restless in the evening and canít wind down by the time you climb into bed, it could be because youíre not using up enough energy during the day.

Believe it or not, exercising early on in the day helps you better utilize your energy stores during the day. It also boosts your metabolism and helps you think more clearly. Better yet, the old restless, agitated feeling you used to experience at night will be replaced by the need to rest your tired body and mind. By the end of a day that began with exercise, you'll be so exhausted that you wonít want to wait to hit the sack.

Food Police
Watch what you eat! Are you eating or drinking caffeinated foods late in the day? Do you eat too close to bedtime? Caffeineís effects can last for up to seven hours, so lay off the caffeine after noon to ensure that any caffeine left in your system will be used up by the time youíre ready to lie down.

This includes coffee, chocolate and soda, which means that you may have to adjust your evening snack to something healthier, like fruit or popcorn, which is a win-win situation for your waistline.

Also, stop eating at least two hours before you go to bed. The digestive process can disrupt your sleep cycle and may even trigger strange dreams and nightmares.


Stress Less
Do the dayís events run through your head non-stop when all you want to do is shut off your mind and drift off to sleep? Letting stress get the better of you during the day can affect your sleep cycle, making a bad problem worse. Stress is also linked to countless diseases and a weakened immune system. For ideas on how to lower your stress levels, check out Learn How to Deal with Stress Effectively.

Get into a Routine
Think about how your heart beats Ė itís a steady rhythm: bah-boom, bah-boom, bah-boom. Well your body craves routine too, particularly during the sleep cycle.

If youíre having a difficult time getting a full eight hours of sleep every night, set yourself some boundaries. If your bedtime is 10 p.m., and it takes you 30 minutes to fall asleep, set your alarm for 6:30 a.m. Youíll not only ensure that you will be getting a full eight hours of sleep every night, youíll also give your body the routine it needs. And youíll be able to tell when this routine becomes familiar to your body: Youíll be sleepy by 10 p.m. every night.


Turn Off the Television
This should be the easiest tip to follow, yet itís often the most difficult to enforce: turn off the TV, log off the computer, put away the game, turn off the lights, and go to sleep on time! A full nightís sleep allows your body to rest and prepares you for the day ahead Ė itís just that simple.

TV might seem like a great way to lull you to sleep, but youíre actually prolonging the time between crawling into bed and actually falling asleep. And if youíre not asleep, it doesnít count as sleep time. TV also captivates the mind and the imagination, stimulating your brain with vibrant colors and sounds and keeping you awake longer. It can also affect the types of dreams you have.

If you really need some entertainment before bed, read a book under a soft light, which is sure to send you dozing in no time at all.


Smart Supplements
Certain supplements can help you relax naturally. For example, taking a daily dose of valerian root extract promotes restful sleep. 5-HTP, a derivative of the amino acid Tryptophan, can induce a restful sleep because it boosts serotonin levels, which help you relax. This is the same amino acid that is found in high amounts in that Thanksgiving turkey.

If you prefer a nice, hot cup of tea to popping pills, just make sure itís decaffeinated. Try chamomile tea, which promotes restful sleep and will peacefully send you off to dream land.

Are You Smart About Sleep?
Do you wake up feeling rested on most days of the week, or are you just not a morning person? Getting a good nightís sleep affects every aspect of your day, including your mood and your ability to be productive. And if that doesnít get your attention, listen up: Your sleep habits can even affect the number on the scale.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 04:13 pm: Edit Post

"We are not creatures of circumstance. We are creators of circumstance."
~Benjamin Disraeli~


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Friday, December 29, 2006 - 08:24 am: Edit Post

You don't get to control any outcome, only every choice you make along the way.

~Stephen C. Paul, Author, Teacher and Psychologist~


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Glasceta Honeyghan on Monday, January 01, 2007 - 11:23 am: Edit Post

"Do the emotional and spiritual work required to develop authentic power, and you will always be rewarded. What I know for sure: There is no
greater calling than service to others. And there is no better way to have your blessings multiply."
-- Oprah Winfrey