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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger PictureWhat is the bigger picture?

On the movie screen of life there is unrest. I know you have observed and/or felt the separation not only on the world stage, but in the personal lives of people around the world. Politics is the latest cause of unrest I am observing. Blame, criticism,  gossip, condemnation and judgement – politics as usual.  Pitting people against each other creates the great divide, where there exists no possibility of unity, oneness or peace.

Are we seriously going to let the outer world control us? I suggest living from the inside out versus the outside in. If you don’t believe consciously creating your life from the inside out works, try it – you’ll see why in a jiffy. As they say, the proof is in the pudding!

There are decisions made by those who control this planet that you know little or nothing of. If you think the masses have a voice, think again. We will have a powerful voice when we come together in unity and peace. Until then, it’s going to be a bumpy ride for those letting the family of fear run their lives and lead them by the nose. The good news is, when the family of love is your choice, there are things you can do to assure a smooth and joy-filled ride. You get to decide to be joy-full or angry!

How do you take the high road? By respecting the choices others make – regardless of your opinions and assumptions. Allow people to make the choices they feel support their lives. Yes, most choices and decisions are based on fear, but you aren’t most people. You have a responsibility to uphold the laws of love, not those of fear. We are each entitled to our different views, perspectives and beliefs. If you think you can sway people by arguing ‘your’ point of view, I would say, it’s not likely.

Look back over the centuries and you will find one common denominator that heals any situation.

16 Tips for traveling a smooth road as you navigate the pathways of your life:

  • Be Love
  • Pave your own road. It’s up to you weather it’s smooth or full of potholes. Put a few speed bumps in so you slow down when needed.
  • If you don’t get uncomfortable, you will never grow. Times of stress can be signals for growth, you can grow through adversity.
  • Be accountable for your choices. Make ‘conscious choices’ that support your life that are harmless to self and others.
  • Never Bully, or as my husband says, “Just don’t be a dick.”
  • STOP the Blame Game and don’t try to force people to see things your way.
  • Respect yourself and others will respect you. Set boundaries when and where they are needed.
  • Be of service with no expectations, forge new relationships, be a good listener and embrace an attitude of gratitude.
  • Show integrity in all you say and do. If you promise something – deliver. Don’t justify the means for the end. In other words, keep your agreements.
  • Don’t try to force people to see things your way. Take the time to respond versus react, which helps you expand rather than contract.
  • If you want change your life and make a difference in the world, lead by example.
  • Take your power back from wherever you have left it. Do some soul searching. Make the clarion call – it’s time.
  • Do not be swayed by the family of FEAR which is False Evidence Appearing Real.
  • Have the courage to be your own person. Discover your purpose and express it with passion and shine your light.
  • Embrace the present moment. NOW = your Naturally Occurring Wonder.
  • Remember you are the writer, director, editor, producer and STAR of the movie of your life. Make your life movie one you are proud to share with the world.

 

Comments

  1. I love your “16 Tips for traveling a smooth road as you navigate the pathways of your life”, Debra. They are beautiful reminders on how to peacefully traverse the obstacles in the road. We need more peacefulness in our lives. <3

  2. I love your 16 tips, no non -sense and to the point, just how I like it! I agree it is a smoother ride when one can broaden their perspective. Thanks for your post Debra!

  3. I love this: “Remember you are the writer, director, editor, producer and STAR of the movie of your life. Make your life movie one you are proud to share with the world.” And, of course, your husband’s immortal words as well!

    • Debra Oakland says

      I have a very wise husband Reba! Thank you for your comment…it’s our movie so make it the best movie possible. 🙂

  4. Loved this post. I have always been a big believer in integrity. Perhaps we should start teaching it in our schools to avoid the kind of world we have now.

  5. “Look back over the centuries and you will find one common denominator that heals any situation…love” Beautiful Debra and so necessary at a time when we need to radiate love into our government, schools, financial institutions and our communities. xo

    • Debra Oakland says

      You are the Love Goddess Debra and so right about radiating love into all areas of our lives. xo

  6. Love the list, Debra! And the reminder that how we feel and approach our life is our responsibility! Well done!