#MindfulMonday | Thoughts of You

#MindfulMonday | Thoughts of You

#MindfulMonday | Thoughts of You

At times you may find yourself obsessing over whether people in your life are thinking about you. Is that because you’re not certain that you’re loved or have made a difference?

What do you want them to think of you, anyway? That you’re cute, or funny, or talented, or helpful? If they did think those things, what would it matter?

It shouldn’t matter a bit, actually. What matters is that you own those thoughts, that you think the world of you—not in an egotistical way, but in a deep, self-loving way.

​​​​​​​What others think of you only matters if it helps them grow or moves them to help another.

from
Head to Heart

copyright 2014 Jenifer Madson

#MindfulMonday | Being Practical

#MindfulMonday | Being Practical

#MindfulMonday | Being Practical

You can be a dreamer and be organized at the same time.

You can be wildly imaginative, and wonderfully practical.

You can be beautifully poetic, and still be sensible.

​​​​​​​ As a matter of fact, one of the best things you can do to support your wild and wonderful imagination, to have the energy you need to go after your dreams, is to make sure the practical demands—the schedules, systems, and accountability—that support them are cared for.

from
Head to Heart

copyright 2014 Jenifer Madson

#MindfulMonday | Personal Inventory

#MindfulMonday | Personal Inventory

#MindfulMonday | Personal Inventory

There is something profoundly healing in using the written word to examine your life and take responsibility for your part in its events, good or bad.

Writing your story teaches you context: It shows you the relation of your actions to your circumstances, illuminating your choices in all matters.

Writing brings growth: It can provide a great visual for how much you’ve shifted and developed over time.

Writing is also a great outlet for honesty: When you are searching and honest on paper,  you get better and better at being curious and forthright in real life.

​​​​​​​Make some time to write your story—you never know what will surface when you put words to your emotions and thoughts.

from
Head to Heart

copyright 2014 Jenifer Madson

#MindfulMonday | Patience

#MindfulMonday | Patience

#MindfulMonday | Patience

You can’t be everyone’s guide to happiness.
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​​​​​​Actually, you rarely get to see exactly how or when something you’ve said or done has positively impacted someone.
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You have to be patient and remember that everyone is on their own path, and that their journey to peace and freedom will take whatever amount of time it takes. You have no power over its twists and turns, only the potential to influence how rough the road.
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Know that if your intent is to be helpful, you have been, on some level, seen or unseen;

know that you’re setting an example that could have a wholly different impact than you can even imagine;

and know that by being helpful, you’re doing what you’re supposed to, regardless of the outcome.

Just be patient.

That too is helpful.

from
Head to Heart

copyright 2014 Jenifer Madson

#MindfulMonday | Living Your Dreams

#MindfulMonday | Living Your Dreams

#MindfulMonday | Living Your Dreams

There is no time like the present to make your dreams come true.

If you’re uncertain about this, ask yourself:

What could be possible—for me and for others—if I went after my dreams?

How would I feel if I never went after them?

If the dreams win, then start realizing them by deciding who can help you map your plan of action.

Every time you doubt your dreams, reconnect to the reasons why you feel you must make them come true, and take one more step in their direction..​​​​​​​

from
Head to Heart

copyright 2014 Jenifer Madson