Appreciating those small moments

Being around animals – so often – is a fast track reminder about the “priorities” in life.  Here’s an example.  I was walking the dog yesterday – a very good-natured, sociable miniature salt and pepper Schnauzer (Snuffles) who’s 18 months old. He loves his daily walk – and I must say – I get the benefits as well of daily exercise – an opportunity to get away from the computer and get outdoors.

Snuffles and I were on the last leg home – walking along a quiet residential street – and he was still “off leash”. He started crossing the street and I whistled to get his attention. Then I noticed – about 20 metres ahead – there were three young girls crossing the street towards us. They had noticed Snuffles. There was (of course) an instant “magnetic attraction”.  It seems that all little girls love friendly dogs.

At a guess, the girls were aged around 10, 8, and 7.  We all  sat on the grassy green footpath and for the next 10 minutes or so we had a wonderful time playing with Snuffles – who loved the undivided attention of four people!  Snuffles had a big grin on his face.

It was one of those “camera moments”….. the eight year old – in complete relaxation mode – lay on her back – legs crossed in the air – chatting away about her “pet pillow” – which happened to be a dog called Snuffles!!

The girls recounted their favourite dog names, lifted Snuffles, patted him, rolled him over, and I showed them some of the things he could do – like his “swimming dog” speciality – which they loved.

Then it was time to go. The day was drawing to a close. The sun was setting.  The moment had passed. The three girls headed off to their respective houses along the street.

It was a magical, brief encounter “out of the blue” – and reminded me that it’s these kinds of “present moment” experiences that are the stuff of life.

Do you have any stories like this you can recall. It’s a wonderful way to get into a positive state of being. Without doubt, being around animals is a fast track way to get there.


Why is it so important to relax?

Why is it so important to relax?

A good question. Maybe obvious – maybe not.

Here’s a reminder from Basher:
“Take a deep breath – hold it – hold it – hold it – hold it – then let it go….
Relax! Relax! relax!
And when you do – you’ll enjoy yourself more.
And when you do – you’ll enjoy life more.
And when you do – you’ll enjoy everything more.”

IOW – it’s about managing our vibration; managing how we feel; managing our state of being; managing our attitude.

A relaxed state of being attracts a relaxed series of experiences and events… mmm  … seems simple, doesn’t it?  But only once you’ve “got it”.

Sadly most have been taught that there is greater “value in struggle and hard work” than there is in ease and relaxation. Odd, isn’t it?

Are you okay with where you are right now?

Are you okay with where you are right now? In other words how is your attitude about your life right now?

Are you feeling optimistic?  Are you feeling down? Discouraged?
Are you enjoying the journey? Or are you noticing problems around you? Either problems in your own life or in the lives of people around you or in the wider community and country? Are you feeling negative about certain subjects?

Are you okay with where you are right now? … is a simple yet incredibly powerful question.


Because this question gives you an insight into your state of being; your state of mind. And so important for someone who wants to be a masterful conscious creator of their life, it indicates your “current point of attraction”.  The answer to this question indicates what you have lined up in terms of desirable or undesirable situations and events in your life and the kinds of personal interactions that are on your radar.

Are you okay with where you are right now? If your answer is “yes”, does that mean your life is perfect? Does it mean that things are exactly as you’d prefer?

No – not at all.  In time you realize that “perfection” is a finite concept.  It suggests that there is nothing more to be added or improved upon. It suggests an end-point. A finishing line. Nothing more desired.

Whereas life is a progressive experience – an ongoing journey.  There is always another day.  There is always something more than calls you: some new adventure or project that you think of, that rings your bells, that excites you.

Your answer to, “Are you okay with your life right now?” – is letting you know where you focus is.  Is your focus on things you would prefer or is it on what’s missing in your life right now? A subtle but powerful distinction.

This simple question points to one of the “foundational pillars” of what it means to create your own life in a conscious way.  Asking this question of yourself alerts you, in a moment, of your state of being and your current point of attraction.

Once you are aware of how you are feeling, then you are in the driver’s seat again – energetically speaking. You can change or adjust or just tweak your focus – as required.

As a daily practice, asking this question reaps rewards far beyond the time it may take to get back into a positive state of being. It’s our choice.  It’s always our choice.

The simplicity of such choices means that most people ignore them – thinking life is meant to be harder than making simple choices.  But the “good life” ultimately consists of many moments, choices and decisions like this.

Are you okay with your life right now?