Positive Pause – 16th May, 2016 – New Leaves

New LeavesSometimes it is the simplest of things that can remind us of the fragility of life.  Recently I was in a beautiful and tranquil forest in Wexford.  The weather hadn’t quite turned warm yet however the trees in the forest had begun to change and the softest green, new leaves had begun to grow. Yet some of these leaves were beginning to wither before they had fully developed; they were waiting for Mother Nature to bring warmer weather before they fully committed to the incipient spring.  It struck me as a reminder to us all that life is fragile and that we owe it to ourselves to be gentle with ourselves. Rest assured, Mother Nature will provide us with all that we need if we trust ourselves.

This week, please use the gift of awareness as your ally at all times.  Remain open to each and every precious moment of your existence with the knowledge that there is great strength in even the most fragile of things. I am sure those leaves are now in full blossom!

New leaves.

Positive Pause – 30th November 2015 – Gut Instinct

Gut instinctWe all have to make many decisions every day and sometimes our circumstances demand bigger or more crucial decisions be made. This can seem overwhelming – knowing what is the best path to take. Life altering decisions such as whether we should take a new job we have been offered, if we should buy or sell a house or what school should we send our kids to? The weight of these decisions can become heavy as the perceived results are significant.  We therefore often ask family and friends for their opinions, we research, ruminate and ponder what the outcomes might be for each decision we have to make.  All of these steps might appear to help but the reality is that they often add to our confusion.

The answer to making any decision lies in your gut feeling.  If you have feelings of discomfort when you consider one of the options then you should  know that this is not the right decision for you.  Do not rush into making a decision until you have become aware of your gut instinct or feeling. This is the strongest ally you have – learn to trust it.