Quite some time ago, one of my oldest, but most comfortable
pair of jeans got snagged. I must have rubbed up against something sharp
unknowingly, which pulled a thread and caused a small snag. It was no big deal
really, just one little thread, not even sticking out very far, but I still noticed
it. I tried pulling the thread through to the inside of the jeans, so the
default wouldn't be visible from the outside. Chances are, no one would have
ever noticed it from that point forward. No one except me, that is!
The practice of daily gratitude not only changes your life in a profoundly positive way, it also impacts the lives of those around you! Just think what kind of changes could take place if everyone began this practice!
Why not start today? Join the Finding Gratitude Group & see what being grateful for even just one thing per day for 30 days does!If you're already a member, invite a friend & let's expand this!
Love & Light,
Laura Lum Corby
A melody can be beautiful on its own and requiring of nothing further to substantiate its value. There is, however, that perfect harmony. It doesn't change the music, but adds tremendous depth and awe that neither alone could inspire. It's the finishing touch on an already complete piece of work. So is the addition of a soul mate to an awakened spirit!
~Laura Lum Corby
Why is it that so many perceive vulnerability as automatically resulting in a negative or painful outcome? Yes, we all have past pain that sends our conscious minds into protective mode, in a valiant effort to protect us from experiencing pain in the future. Human nature right? We default to control tactics & limiting beliefs to keep us in safe, known waters, so we don't have to experience the discomfort of not knowing, & potentially exposing ourselves to hurting again. All these fear-based behaviors not only dramatically increase our stress & anxiety levels, but they actually prevent us from living vibrant, fulfilling lives!
April 15, 2013
Time is a paradox,
stretching between a past and a future that have no reality except in
our own minds. The idea of time is a convention of thought and
language, a social agreement. Here is the deeper truth: We have only
this moment. ~ Dan Millman
We have to learn to live in
the moment. I have often heard another quote that says, “To live in
the past leads to depression, to live in the future causes anxiety,
to live in the moment is bliss.” This is quite true. All we have is
now, this very moment in time.
I saw the picture below and it spoke to me. Oh
that I would have learned this at an earlier age, although in hind
sight, those lessons have made me who I am today, and therefore I
suppose were necessary!
have spent the majority of my life trying to please others in every
aspect, for fear I would otherwise be rejected and end up alone. I
honestly had no idea who I was, what I truly thought and what my core
beliefs were, and I was petrified to explore those depths. What if I
was identified as different, far outside the boundaries of normative,
when everyone around me is screaming that my ship is sinking, I never give
up! I believe that's how Einstein, Bell, Newton, Tesla and many
others accomplished what they did. They failed often, but their
tenacity and optimism led them to great accomplishments. I choose
Love and Light,
Laura Corby :)
Posted on 11/9/2012
make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your
soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people
are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the
solutions. - Deepak Chopra
This is a profound truth! One thing I know to be true... it is in these quiet times we find ourselves, our paths and purposes are revealed, and our vibrational frequency is heightened. The more time you spend in this state, the faster you develop spiritually and gain the wisdom and discernment necessary to live your soul purpose.
on my FB page, I made a post that said, "I have just had
the wind knocked out of my sails, but as I always say, this too shall
pass and somehow, I will get by and be better for it! The question I
have to keep asking is why I am attracting this kind of stuff into my
life and what lessons have I not yet learned that need to be
point in this post was not complaining, or posturing in a woe-is-me
frame of mind, playing the victim. The point of the post was
reflective and recognizing that there are things I have yet to learn,
as some of these scenarios have happened numerous times.
the last few years, one thing I have seen consistently wreck
relationships has been a lack of communication. There are so many
different reasons we choose to bottle our feelings and not tell
others what we are thinking. Sometimes it’s just flat out pride!
Sometimes we are embarrassed that the other party might not agree
with our viewpoint. Other times we are afraid of rejection and hurt,
if the other person turns away from us based on what has been spoken.
So often we just don’t like to create chaos, drama or
confrontation, so it can appear so much easier to just hold our
tongue and move on.
Written on 8/6/2012
are so many topics swimming around in my head tonight, I am
struggling to determine which to write about. It seems this past
week, the lessons have been fast and furious! So much so that I’m
still in the process of chewing and digesting all that has
week has been all about LETTING GO! Letting go of the past, letting
go of pain, letting go of worry, and tonight, I think I am stopping
on the topic of letting go of expectation.
found myself very disappointed last night.
night was an interesting night! On many Wednesday’s, I serve as a
volunteer Reiki provider at a Caring Center here in Memphis. We
provide Reiki treatments to those who are in need that might not
otherwise be able to afford getting services from a private
practitioner. It’s a wonderful opportunity for me to practice my
Reiki and also give back to the community.
seemed to be an overall theme last night with many I gave Reiki.
There was this strong sense they were very overwhelmed.
watched a movie called Love Happens the other night, with Aaron
Eckhard and Jennifer Anniston! The premise of the movie was basically
a man who was one of these high dollar self-help gurus who had lost
his wife in a car accident 3 years prior, then wrote a book and
started teaching seminars on how to overcome grief and be A-OK with
you life! He coached others on moving past their grief and finding
their happiness again, which he did in fact seem to be rather good at
doing. He was able to remind people of their purpose and their worth,
in spite of their loss, and nudge them to begin moving forward again
here’s the deal……..I’m learning it’s ok to have a not so
great day! It’s ok to get angry, it’s ok to be sad, it’s ok to
be hurt, it’s ok to be ANYTHING. Accepting where we are and not
fighting against it is what also allows us to release it. It doesn’t
make us week, or negative, or a bad person! Have a bad day? Don’t
fight it. I didn’t say to give into it either though and go around
on a rampage. Acknowledge it, feel and be ok with it, then let it go
and move on with your day!
are so much more than the sum of what we appear to be and what we
hope to become.There is plan and purpose far beyond what our
finite understanding can fathom.Though we long to meet those
dreams, we know our failures also have a part in that process.We
are intimately aware of who we’ve been in the past, yet we choose
to believe and blindly strive for so much more. We grasp for
purpose, not just within our own life, but one impacting and
touching the lives of others. We search for depth and meaning to
understand all the seemingly futile actions we see.
ran across a quote today that got me thinking. The quote said,
“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does
bathing – that's why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar”
is a much more profound statement than it may seem on the surface.
One of the reasons most people fail in changing their lives is they
do something for a short period of time and when they don't see the
immediate results they expect, THEY STOP! Consistency and
persistence are two of the single most important characteristics in
are all products of our environment and our upbringing plays an
enormous role in how we interpret and respond to situations in our
lives, physically, emotionally and spiritually. But what about how we
respond to ourselves? Sometimes we can be our own worst enemies
waging war in that battlefield of our mind. Guilt and conviction are
two areas that are often misinterpreted and can turn into a whipping
post of sorts, if we are not able to process through and resolve the
issues at hand, as well as recognize the origin of the emotions.
you ever run across people who just seem to constantly be victims?
They have the most horrific series of events happen in their lives,
none of which they claim any responsibility for, yet day after day
there's a new drama at hand that seems to be as devastating as the
last. They seem to long to be happy and find a way to change things,
yet almost every conversation is a constant barrage of complaining
about how life has been utterly unfair to them. Before they are able
to recover from the last debilitating scenario, there's a new one
afoot, waiting to crash down upon them.
often wondered how it was possible to stay positive all the time and
never have doubts. I would listen to motivational speakers talk, read
self-help books, and research all the materials I could find on being
positive, yet those pesky doubts were always looming just around the
I am learning to recognize is that EVERYONE has negative thoughts.
Anyone who says they do not is a liar! The main difference between
those of us successfully adopting a positive outlook and the others
is that we do not allow those thoughts to remain!
of the most difficult concepts for me to understand when I started
this journey was that of living in the present. I never truly
understood what that really meant. I mean, I get the whole idea of
focusing on the now, but with so much baggage left over from the past
and so many things looming in the near future, was it really possible
to keep my thoughts focused on the now and not wander into the realm
of hurt and anxiety? The answer is YES, it is possible, though it
takes proactive intention and being mindful of the circumstances at