My experience is really heating up and I’m defining ways to get assignments done without feeling overwhelmed and stressed! Yay! Success!!
Mark J. said courage is winning over habit. I’m creating new habits and it feels good. I feel like I’m really accomplishing something. He also said, victory over the old routine creates a new reality. I’m ready for the time when the “hesitation between having a good idea and taking action vanishes.” I’m excited for the new life I’m creating.
One of the index cards I read daily says “I promise to give without expectation of reciprocity…” That’s something I’ve definitely had to wrap my brain around. I understand that the channels I enrich are aware of my enrichments and I understand the law of cause and effect yet…. still felt the need for reciprocity. Glad to have a new perspective on this. Enlightening.
This is also the week of no opinions. Have you ever taken the time to think about your opinions? I have never done it so this is just another example of the fascinating, challenging, enriching work I get to do for my own sake.
My improvement is an improvement for the world at large. This is not an opinion. This is a fact. I am an expert in this for sure. Through my own behavior, this teaching of inner revolution is something I’m determined to share with as many people as I possibly can. My promise is 100 people by January 2, 2017. I know when I change, my environment changes and I am set on seeing wonderful, humanistic changes in America and the world in my lifetime. This is my promise. I always keep my promises!
There’s a term in Buddhism called Human Revolution. One explanation I read is, “Those who at first may be completely overwhelmed by their environment or constantly defeated by their weaknesses but who then undergo dramatic personal transformation as a result of solid Buddhist practice can be wonderful inspirations for others. The most intense suffering, unbearable agony and seemingly insurmountable deadlock are actually brilliant opportunities for doing our human revolution.” Daisaku Ikeda
Week 4 of MKMMA has seen me fighting to overcome feelings of “intense suffering, unbearable agony and seemingly insurmountable deadlock” or experiencing my human revolution. The daily requirements of reading, sitting, affirming, reading, blogging, tweeting, affirming, reading…. still feels overwhelming, really time consuming and somewhat confusing.
Add to that my business requirement of facilitating a large year end group trip and for the first time no less! Everyday things appears to be down to the wire or behind schedule, confusing, overwhelming, mistake riddled, blah, blah, blah you get the point.
My MKMMA experience is teaching me how to use a “strong counter suggestion, frequently repeated to control my thoughts and create good habits.” Through the reading, blogging, affirming, reading, sitting… I’m learning powerful new ways to create good habits which are mandatory for my success. The world within creates the world without.
Winning, victory, success is the only option. This is a never be defeated moment. No matter what happens I am determined to use my MKMMA 2015 experience and my engaged Buddhist practice to get what I give. I always give something. I know I can be what I will to be and I do it now!! I advance joyfully doing my Human Revolution!
Good news! Although I missed the MKMMA webinar on Sunday & Digital Connections on Monday I’m still going strong and keeping up with all my assignments. I’m grateful for the webinar replays and took the time yesterday and today to listen to both webinars.
I went to Florida last week to attend a Buddhist women’s conference. It was no easy task doing all my readings and sitting still for 15 minutes AND not thinking with 193 other women around.
The real challenge was managing my thoughts when things got really busy and seemed as if there was just no time to make it all happen. In truth, a couple of days the sitting did not happen but that was then and this is now!
I can’t change the past but I can take 100% responsibility for myself and begin again from this moment on. I sat quietly today, silenced a panic-filled thought that overcame me for a moment, and finished strong refusing to let fear win!
I accomplished my chore for the week today as well, and my front porch looks great all swept down and clean. Do it now, do it now, do it now! I saw blue rectangles and red circles all day today.
I felt such a sense of struggle reading my DMP until I realized that liberty and recognition for creative expression were not my PPNs at all. I looked over the list again and felt more connected to legacy, my strong desire to write history through my actions for world peace and justice and how could I have ever overlooked true health?? How can I leave a legacy if I’m sick, tired, fearful and socially isolated with insufficient funds?
I’m determined to live my bliss by leaving a legacy of capable people and living a life brimming with good health, vitality and abundance.
Whew! I feel like I’m on a wild ride and not very good at riding. The MKMMA experience seems like soooo much homework and I’m not a big fan of homework. But I refuse to let my mind master me and tell me I can’t do it or that I don’t have the time. All I have is time!
If I want to grow, develop and really understand myself like I keep saying I do and if I want to be financially free like I say I do then I know I have to buckle down and do it now, do it now, do it now!
One thing is certain, when I do accomplish one of the tangible homework assignments I feel fantastic! I feel proud of myself and am so appreciative for all the MKMMA coaches and people supporting and instructing me through the process.
When I think about this being a scholarship and absolutely free it just blows my mind. It is really hard to imagine this much generosity but I won’t question it, I will strive to maintain a heart of appreciation and an undefeated mind.
I have had a challenge getting my busy, computer savvy daughter to carve out the time to help me with certain projects so to have a team of people who want nothing more than to teach me how to post a blog, embed a video, insert links, and more is incredible. Who wouldn’t be grateful?!
It felt so good to send my husband the link to my About Aanya page last night and hear him express how awesome he thought it was and encourage me to “keep going!” So I will! I’ll keep going even when it feels hard. I know it is the only way to overcome my fears and more importantly, my lazy nature.
After all, it has only been 2 weeks in a 6 month journey so it stands to reason that somethings will feel foreign and difficult. I’m so grateful for this opportunity to improve myself and observe and master my mind.
The main objective is to form good habits and become the hero in my own story.
Wow! I’ve felt so anxious filling out my scholarship application for the MKMMA! A bit stressful but I have that feeling that this is big and will help me change myself in a profound way. I cannot wait and I’m nervous at the same time. Observing one’s own mind can be scary and observing my thoughts – eyeopening! Let the journey begin!!