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I want to be happy for no reason this year except that I am here and alive and I claim this moment as my own. It’s mine. Its got my name on it!

This year, I want to spend more time in nature, not on the path near my home, with its iPods, and cell phones and incessant chatter, but deep in a forest, where the earth recognizes my step, and the ground kisses my feet as I walk.

This year, I want to say no, more often, and not feel guilty, and say yes, more often, and not feel embarrassed.

I want to take the time to grieve fully this year, for those people that I have lost and mourn those things that I shall never have or be again.

I want to hear the sounds of creation and I can’t tell you what those sounds are, because I have never really heard them before. I ‘ve been too busy for that.

But their music beckons to me in the stillness when I have finally given up my need to control.

I want to see, really see the sights of the universe and I can’t tell you what those sights are, because I have never really seen them before. I’ve had my eyes closed. But their vision haunts me in my dreams and gently calls forth to me in my waking hours.

I want to take the child in me out to play more this year and step in mud puddles, get my feet wet, eat cotton candy, build a snowman, talk to strangers, kiss furry dogs and chase mangy cats.

This year I want to eat my spaghetti with a fork and forget about the spoon and get my face really dirty.

I want to get to know my teddy bear more this year. After all, he is really the only one who has always been there for me, in my darkest hour, comforting me and whispering sweet messages into my heart, that were more accurate than any psychic ever could be.

I want to see the world with new eyes this year, as if I have never seen it before, like an alien on an unfamiliar planet, and not take anything for granted.

This year, I want to talk less and say more. I want to taste more and eat less.

I want to write more about those things that really matter to me, with passion, the things that I know in my gut, the things that stir up my soul, and not give a damn about keywords or tags or where I rank in Google.

I want to sit with a flower this year and watch it bloom, and know what it feels like to finally surrender to life, to succumb to a purpose bigger than my own.

I want to talk to the moon and bask in the sun and gaze at the stars for hours and hours.

I want to be much more silly this year, and care much less about what people think of me. I have forgotten just how much fun being silly can be.

I want to laugh, harder than I have ever laughed before. And cry less for all of the pain and suffering that I think I can’t fix, because I know that I can.

Every time that I make the choice to be free, there is less suffering in the world, not a world with less pain, but less pain in the world.

I want to love more this year, not the sappy, greeting card kind of love they sell on Valentine’s day cards, but a love that surpasses all distance, time, space and differences.

This year, I want to make friends with those parts of me that I am afraid of and attempt to do those things that still scare me to death. Well, at least some of them.

I want to appreciate more and complain less, accept more and judge less, forgive more and blame less. I want to ultimately do nothing and allow everything.

This year I want to break open the windows of my life and knock down the doors remove the shackles and stare down the illusion until it sets me free.

So you won’t find goals here or projects or timelines or objectives or plans or directions or bucket lists or targets.

You’ll only find me.

Copyright © by Veronica Hay – All Rights Reserved

(email: veronicahay@telus.net)

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 Generosity of SpiritWe are living in extraordinary times. More and more people are beginning to wake up. They are becoming conscious in their everyday activities and for many, seeing the world with new eyes, perhaps for the very first time.

My own journey began several years ago. I was literally shocked into awakening. After it was over, everything was the same, yet everything was totally different. The things that were important to me before now seemed trivial. My perception of life had totally shifted to a new place. It was wonderful and amazing and yes, even a little scary at first. But there was no turning back now, only moving forward. Nothing had changed on the outside, but the inside was altered profoundly and forever. Like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”, I knew that I wasn’t in Kansas anymore.

It has been a wonderful yet sometimes difficult road, searching for a purpose, the purpose, my purpose. And when I think of that, the word purpose, (Why am I here?) these 3 words come to mind for me. Beauty, Generosity and Love.

Beauty, because I have always loved to create beautiful things in the world. Love, because it truly is the answer to everything. And Generosity, which comes from a giving and open heart. Life is really very simple, what you give out comes back to you in great abundance. The secret is to give from a joyful place with no expectation of anything in return. For me, the greatest satisfaction has come from giving anonymously. That is about as pure as giving can be. My own secret smile is my tender reward.

And so, I began to think about what Generosity really means to me in all areas of my life and I came up with the following piece which I am sharing with you below.

Enjoy and have a delicious day. Make it a very “generous” one.

Love and blessings, Veronica

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Generosity of Spirit
Copyright 2006 by Veronica Hay

Be generous with your time …

Stay fully present with each encounter, as if this moment,
is the most important, and nothing else exists.


Be generous with your words …

Never miss an opportunity to tell someone how you feel about them, or something they have done. A word of encouragement, a note of appreciation, a sincere compliment, can brighten someone’s day and even change a life.


Be generous with your thoughts …

Think the best of others, and see them as they would like to be, and not as they are now.


Be generous with your money …

Find an occasion to share what you have with others.
Money is like love, the more you give away, the more returns to you.


Be generous with your heart …

Keep it open, no matter how frightening that may be sometimes. An open heart will heal every ailment and restore peace to your soul.


Be generous with your smile …

Give it away to everyone you meet, and see the world reflected back to you, in joyous celebration.


Be generous with your love …

It is who you really are, and why you came here, and in the end, it is all that really matters anyway.

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 Seek JOY Today!Seek Joy Today
Copyright (c) 2014 by Veronica Hay

Let JOY be a bigger part of your life today.
Seek it out.

Look for it in the cracks, in the crevices,
in every little nook and cranny.

Immerse yourself in its wonder.
Feel its power.
Let its light embrace all that you are.
See it coming around hallways and opening doors for you.

Play with it, cajole it, caress it.
Surrender to its impulses.
Succumb to its temptations.

It will not steer you wrong or lead you astray.
Walk with it, talk with it. Let it lead the way.
Make it real for you.

It is always wanting to show you what is possible.
It will bless and heal your body in ways you had not imagined.

It sleeps in your soul. Awaken it.
It knows the secrets of your heart,
the ones you are not even aware of yet.

Let it tickle your fancy, pinch your funny bone,
restore peace and ease to your day.

Share it with those you come into contact with.
Even the ones that annoy you.

It will pave the way for riches and mend your broken heart.

It will whisper ancient truths into your ears.
And you will begin to remember why you came here
and how much you are needed and loved,
especially in these troubling times.

It is your friend, your confidant, your long lost lover,
come home again to steal your heart.

Welcome it in NOW!

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 Captured by MIRACLES   Overtaken with JOYCopyright (c) 2014 by Veronica Hay

Let MIRACLES sneak into your life today while your back is turned.
And JOY seep into your being when you’re not looking and overtake you.

Let the INSIGHTS on the other side of your mind
tug away at your soul and their divine messages
whisper into your tender hearted ears.

Let your HEART disclose the answers to the questions you have been searching for while you were looking the other way.

Let your BODY tell you what it wants to eat, to play with, to think, to encounter, to experience and to rejoice and delight in.

Let your FINGERS write or type or play
what they have been wanting to reveal to you
but you haven’t allowed them up until now
because you have been too busy or pre-occupied.

Let your EYES see in spite of the darkness
that may surround you when they are closed and shut.

Let the SILENCE awaken truths locked away until now and reveal hidden meanings in the simplest of things.

Set your EMOTIONS free, let your feelings dance, feel the sensations surface and ignite.

Let the PASSION deep inside you bubble up and burst forth into the biggest, brightest smile and let it overtake any sadness, grief, or anger that still may be lurking there.

Let your LAUGHTER surface in the most unusual ways and in the most unexpected places and uplift those lost and disillusioned souls who share your path.

Let your life be Captured by Miracles and Overtaken with JOY – Now!

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 If You Can Do These Things For Me, You Will Have Served Me WellDon’t feed me all the cliches today and the sugary sap. Give me honesty. Speak from your heart. That I can take.

Don’t quote me from your latest self-help book and regurgitate the contents. Tell me how you really feel and what your soul is saying.

Don’t fill my head with worn out words and platitudes. Fill my heart with meaning, substance, purpose, value.

Don’t judge me by your standards or their measure. Just hold me and love me and make me feel better.

Don’t tell me of things you’ve only read about.
Speak to me of things you know in your gut, so I can know them too.

Don’t offer me advice. I haven’t asked you for it.
Offer me a hand and a shoulder to cry on, when I need one.

Don’t tell me what I should or shouldn’t do.
Show me what is possible, and let me find my way.

Don’t regale me with your conquests and your victories.
Speak to me of heartbreak and of joy, of sadness and of glory.

Don’t deny me my emotions or rob me of my feelings.
Allow me the space to let them surface and move on.

Don’t hide your pain from me. Or your grief and sorrow.
Tell me how it felt and how you made it through.

Don’t try to fix me or change me or make me better.
Show me where I’m already shining and point the light there.

If you can do these things for me, you will have served me well.

Copyright ©2010 by Veronica Hay

Veronica Hay is an inspirational writer/author who provides support and resources to help you live a richer life.

Email: veronicamhay@gmail.com

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 BelieveI have been working on a new piece entitled “Believe” for quite some time now and I was recently able to complete it.

I have created an 8 1/2″ x 11″ full colour, mini-poster of this piece and I am enclosing the link here where you can download it for FREE.

I am asking for your help in getting these words out into the world in these troubling times for so many. This piece is very inspirational and uplifting and gives us all so much hope. So, please share the link or the actual pdf file with everyone you know who needs to be uplifted. I have given my written permission on the bottom right corner of the pdf file for you to send it to anyone you feel would benefit from reading it. Thank you for your kindness in helping to spread the word. It is greatly appreciated.

Link: (Top of the Page) at: www.veronicahay.com

Take care and have a beautiful day.

Love and blessings, Veronica

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 Dont Give Up On Your Miracle!A friend was telling me about a serious medical condition that they were experiencing some time ago which went on for several months. It was truly an awful situation to go through and had inflicted them with much pain and anxiety.  The medical doctors were not able to help her except to make things worse. My heart went out to her just listening to her story and knowing that she had experienced so much anguish deeply saddened me. But then out of the blue, she simply said “And then one morning I woke up and the condition was gone, it had totally disappeared and has never returned since and I know in my heart that it never will”.(And it never has.)

I was overwhelmed with JOY when I heard her say that and filled with wonder once again at the possibility of a “miracle” happening at any moment, in spite of the circumstances one may find oneself in.

It was a matter of “grace”, a true gift and a reminder for me and I hope for you, reading this here, that anything is possible and to never give up believing that things can and often do change for the better in an instant.

I just wanted to share this story with you all here this morning. So, no matter what you may be going through in your own life, emotional turmoil or a physical disorder, know somewhere deep in your heart that there is hope, there is love, there is Joy and it is waiting for you. Never give up believing in the possibility of having your very own miracle. And never give up encouraging others to do the same.

Love and blessings, Veronica – Email: veronicahay@telus.net

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Compassion – A Life Changer
Copyright © by Veronica Hay
 Compassion    A Life Changer

I have been thinking a lot lately about the word “compassion” and how there does not seem to be a lot of it around these days. Judgement is much more prevalent. I think because sometimes when we judge another, it makes us feel temporarily better, like we are smarter or more superior in some way. But judgement never soothes the wounded heart or opens the tender soul the way compassion does. It closes them down, affects our health and the quality of our life. Perhaps many other well intentioned people feel that by being compassionate to others they are allowing or even encouraging them to show weakness, and not be strong enough to rise above life’s challenges. Nothing could be further from the truth.

I am not talking about sympathy or pity as these certainly do not empower anyone. Most people don’t want or need pity, but they certainly do require “love”. We all require love. As I have said many times before, it is quite frankly all that matters in the end. What I am talking about here is the simple joy of human kindness and caring. I am talking about sensitivity, warmth, tenderness, and big heartedness.

And so, I implore you to ask yourself where and with whom you could be more “compassionate today? Where could you reach out, surprise someone who is going through a very difficult time and let them know, that while you may never be able to truly understand or even relate to what they may be going through, your heart goes out to their suffering and turmoil? Please resist the need to fix them or offer any advice that they have not asked you for. Just ensure them that you are holding them in deep compassion, bright light and tender love. And that you are seeing them emerging victorious, however that may look like for them. Remember that sometimes a kind word to someone on their journey can and may even save a life. So, please don’t hold back.

And the person to start with today with this process is YOURSELF! Offer true kindness and compassion to yourself for all you have gone through to get you to where you are now, in this moment, no matter what that may have been.

And so, I would like to take this opportunity to send my deep love and heartfelt compassion out to every single soul who visits this blog. Your strength and courage has served to uplift all of us and moved us forward. I acknowledge each and every one of you individually for coming this far. I treasure your presence here and I salute you. I wish you Godspeed on your journey, my dear and precious friends.

Love and blessings, Veronica

www.veronicahay.com

email: veronicahay@telus.net

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