Five Steps to Move the World to More Harmony

Stories of terrorism, politics, guns, and feelings of despair drench us daily. These stories and feelings fill us while we are on and off line in the flow of the news and people’s conversations. The chaos in the national spectrum can be overwhelming and can leave us asking, “How can one person stand up for peace and harmony?” Some follow the slogan Nike has promoted “Just do it.”

If you start with you as the center point, what would just doing it look like for you? What could you do every day to change the world? How can you let your energy emanate and touch others, so others feel your positive energy? Here are five ways you can start influencing others into harmony.

  1. Find your own harmony. By taking care of yourself first, you have more to give. And you can give with an open heart and mind because you have plenty to offer. Take care of yourself so that you can feel you have energy to offer others.
  1. Smile. A smile is a communication that shows pleasure. When directed toward another, you share that pleasure with the other person. You open to the other person in an inviting, inclusive way. Without your smile, other experience you as closed and desiring separation. You convey your outgoingness as you send out your smile to another. Smiling increases the sense of harmony.
  1. Offer yourself. Offering allows you to be available to others. In the flow of negativity, you may have a tendency to put your head down and to ignore others, and to fend for yourself. Inadvertently those behaviors exclude others. Offering is holding your head up, keeping your arms wide and your heart open. You may find simple opportunities to offer a place in line, including in traffic. You may use an inclusive gesture, as people often wait for an invitation. Just a nod or a motion with your hand can let them in front of you.
  1. Give the gift of listening to people. You can take in what another is saying because that person would like to communicate to you. Take the time and silently acknowledge you are worth it and the other person is worth it. Listening offers acknowledgement and validation. In addition listening includes the speaker. By giving attention in this way, you increase connection and then harmony.
  1. Appreciate others. While listening, you can find little things to appreciate. One definition of appreciate is “to increase the value of” (merriam-webster.com). Appreciate small attributes and actions from people with words, a wave or a wink. Sometimes just appreciate who the person is. Appreciation results in connection and closer connection with all involved. That connection increases the feeling of harmony. Appreciating can lead to people feeling greater, feeling greater because you took the time to appreciate.

You set the tone for your life and your tone touches others. That tone is a place of connection. It allows you the opening to affect others. Affecting others is how you change the world. So find your own harmony, smile, offer yourself, listen, and appreciate others. The world can be different and you can help move the world into harmony. Start moving the world today.

©Caron MacLane 2016

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Are You Pushing Your Envelope?

Pushing the envelope is reaching beyond your normal reach. How do you push the envelope?

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Physically—do things with your body that go beyond your norms.
I am inspired by my friend, Harrison Laird, who is preparing to climb Mt. Everest. Something he has dreamed about, that seems to be part of who he is.

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Emotionally—connect with people through emotions in a more open way.
I am inspired by my Dad, who seems to be dealing more with his emotions at 90 years of age than I ever remember before.

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Authentically—show your true self in more public arenas.
I am inspired by my friend who becomes increasing open about her life and the challenges of her upbringing.

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I am always looking for new ways to push my own envelope to become more fully me. I notice myself opening new doors in dealing with clients to seek new learning and deeper wins. I seek to say who I am to more fully connect my essence to yours. I look for ways to push my envelope.

Do You Get What You Want on Valentine’s Day?

 

 

 

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The most heated discussions were on the day after Valentine’s Day. This happened every year in a peer coaching group I was in.

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The reason the discussions were heated?
• Expectations
• Fulfilling of expectations

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Some hoped their partner would do something in a certain way. The partner did it differently. Sometimes the person hoped. Sometimes the person made a request. Sometimes the person even thought the request was made with crystal clarity.

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The greater the emotional hope, the larger the emotional hook. The larger the hook, the greater the disappointment. These are strong marriages with people who are articulate and clearly love each other.

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To get what you want on Valentine’s Day or any other day for that matter, be certain you are clear enough so that the other person actually fully understands your message. That you have the amount of clarity equal to your expectation. And that expectation may be really big.  Ask carefully.

Watch Logan (2017) Full Movie Online Streaming & Download

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Quality: HD
Title : Logan
Director : James Mangold.
Release : 2017-02-28
Language : English,Espanol
Runtime : 135 min.
Genre : Action, Drama, Science Fiction.
Synopsis :

What happens when our superheroes get old? It’s essentially something that never happens in our movies, where our heroes are always virile and robust, and if they get a little long in the tooth, we just reboot the series and start over with a younger model. But that’s not the case with Logan, which follows maybe the most famous of the X-Men, Wolverine, as he not only deals with his own broken-down body, but with nursing the longtime leader of the X-Men, professor Charles Xavier. Xavier is now in his 90s and struggles to take care of himself, occasionally slipping into dementia and having trouble recognizing Logan or understanding just what’s going on at any particular time.

And this is just part of what separates Logan from any other superhero movie we’ve seen. I’ll admit that I’ve grown a bit tired of superhero origin stories and crash-and-bang ensemble pictures, but Logan is neither of those things. The characters here feel lived-in and real, and the violence is shocking and gritty. When innocent people are killed in this movie, it doesn’t feel like collateral damage; it’s genuinely disturbing and actually makes us realize that real people’s lives are at stake in this universe.

And even all of this barely scratches the surface. Logan gets involved in trying to save a little girl who’s far more like himself than he’d like to admit, and we eventually follow them as they work with a group of young mutant refugees trying to cross the border into Canada to escape persecution. If that doesn’t resonate with our times, I don’t know what will. The X-Men stories have always reflected racial and ethnic tension and fear, and that’s brought to the forefront here in ways I won’t spoil.

But ultimately, it’s the grounding in reality that makes Logan a special film. We see the broken bodies of our superheroes laid bare, we feel the difficult emotional reality of trying to care for an elderly loved one who has difficulty understanding his own condition and can snap in strange ways at any moment, and we know that nothing can last forever, not even our greatest heroes.