Little Moments

Little Moments July


‘Create magic moments by maintaining
a grateful heart and loving thoughts’

Isa Zapata



You are taken care of
While waiting for your desires to manifest or for the path to unfold, you may ask: ‘What about the meantime?’ Well, in the meantime you are taken care of. Always know that you are being taken care of by the Universe. Never are you left alone for one moment. Everything is happening according to divine order and divine timing.



Failure is temporary
Life’s best lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes. So yes, you will fail sometimes. The faster you accept this, the faster you can get on with being brilliant.



Be the person you want to be
Many of us don’t like who we are. We feel weak or indecisive or lonely, unhappy with our lives. Be the person you want to be, because you have to see that person every day. You have the power to change who you are and how others see you. You don’t have to remain locked in old patterns. Become the new you!



Stay true to yourself
Most of us feel this constant pressure to do what others want us to do, do what we’re supposed to do and do what looks successful, right and impressive. Staying true to yourself is acknowledging who you are, knowing what your body needs, knowing what you need to thrive and be present and not letting peer pressures make you do things you’ll later regret.



Life your life as you choose
Do you feel like you’re ‘sleep-walking’ through life? Do you wish you had more freedom, more adventure, more time, more love? Do you dread Monday mornings? Everything holding you to a life you don’t want to live is a prison created by your own mind. Start to work actively towards living life to the fullest. Live your life as YOU choose!



Use your personal power
You were born with the ability to think, to know and reason, to sense and feel, and the determination to act. These gifts give strength to your life and give you the personal power to manage your thoughts and emotions. Don’t let your life be dictated by outside conditions. Personal power is the combined strength of your intellect, spirit and will, collaborating to bring vitality to your life even in the midst of difficult circumstances.



Happiness is a series of moments
Happiness is never constant, and it’s not supposed to be. To believe that you can reach a state of happiness and stay there forever, is like a fruit tree believing that if she only holds on tighter, she can keep her fruit from dropping to the ground. Happiness is simply a series of moments that come and go and add sweetness to our lives. Learn to accept this, and the more happy moments you will have.



Look beyond your doubts
Look beyond your doubts and keep searching for the truth. Be aware of your mental self-talk. Listen to your self-talk and replace negative thoughts with positive ones. The sun is always shining on some part of your life. Sometimes you just have to forget how you feel, remember what you deserve, and keep pushing forward.



Look forward to each day
how much of your life are you giving up if you dread, dislike, regret and don’t look forward to, say, 50 percent of your average day? Logical reasoning says that, based on this estimate, you’re giving up half of your entire life. And you’re giving it up simply because you aren’t looking at your life from a healthy perspective. Stop waiting. You can have crazy amounts of joy and excitement in life if you just change the perspective from which you view things. And you can do it by following this one simple rule: Look forward to each day.



The future is a clean slate
No matter how chaotic the past has been, the future is a clean, fresh, wide open slate. You are not your past habits. You are not your past failures. You are not how others have at one time treated you. You are only who you think you are right now in this moment. You are only what you do right now in this moment.



You are a work in progress
Being a work in progress doesn’t mean you’re not good enough today, it means you want a better tomorrow. May we all be works in progress forever, and celebrate the fact that we are!



Live by choice, not by chance
Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words. Live by choice, not by chance. Make changes, not excuses. Be motivated, not manipulated. Work to excel, not compete. Choose to listen to your inner voice, not all the opinions of everyone else. It’s your road, and yours alone.



Do something
You’ll never be 100% sure it will work, but you can always be 100% sure doing nothing won’t work. Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing. So get out there and try! Either you succeed or you learn a vital lesson. Win – Win.



Trust yourself going forward
You are making progress. Not because you’ve always made the right choices, but because you survived the bad ones, and taken small steps in the right direction. So cry for a moment if you have to, and get it out of your system. Once you’re done, keep going! You’re undoubtedly getting closer to where you want to be.



Take that first step
The most important step forward is taking the first step. The simple act of getting started and doing something will give you the momentum you need, and soon you’ll find yourself in a positive spiral of change – one building on the other.



Reduce attachment to possessions
If you are heavy-set with material desires you will have a lot of trouble when things are taken away from you or get lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.



Keep your brain sharp
Memorize something everyday. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options. Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment.



Be ridiculously unproductive
Be totally, utterly, ridiculously unproductive this weekend. Rest up and have some fun. You’ve earned it, sweetheart!



Enjoy simple pleasures
Taking only a minute to enjoy something simple could be the difference between a so-so day, and an extraordinary one. In our crazy-busy and overstimulating world it’s easy to overlook the small things we do on a regular basis that could fill the day with joy. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee or tea, enjoy the laughter of your kids, enjoy a quiet place to sit, your favorite tunes, the sunset or your favorite treat.



Lead a balanced life
There is a lot of pressure always to be working. Don’t burn out and crash hard. Don’t sacrifice your health, relationships, and leisure time. Find time for other important things in your life, and especially for important people! A healthy, balanced life is necessary if you are going to have the strength to hang in there for the long term.



Take a leap
What is the number one reason why many people never succeed at their goals in life? Probably the refusal to try! The higher you set your goals, the scarier the prospect of failure can be. But that is no reason not to try. It is hurting you ever day not to give yourself a chance. So take that leap you have been putting off. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. You never know, it could be the leap that changes your life.



Be realistically optimistic
Focus on the positive wherever possible, but not blindly. Optimism helps you to spot opportunities you would miss if you were focusing on the negative. Plan for the future and for potential pitfalls, and believe there is a way across every obstacle. Otherwise you will turn back long before the journey is complete.



Learn to be still
The average person doesn’t spend even 30 minutes a month in total silence and tranquility. Develop the skill of sitting quietly, enjoying the powerful silence for at least ten minutes a day. Silence indeed is golden.



Don’t let your mind float
Do not let your mind float like a piece of paper in the wind. Work hard to keep it focused at all times. When doing a task, think of nothing else. When walking, focus and count your steps. This is not easy but your mind will soon understand that you hold its reins and not vice versa.



Speak less
God gave us two ears and one mouth. Use the 60/40 Rule: listen 60% of the time and speak a mere 40%. This will learn much wisdom as everyone we meet, every day has something to teach us. And before you speak T.H.I.N.K. Is what you are going to say True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary or Kind?



Our highest power is love
Our highest power is love, and it is one thing each of us has an unlimited amount of. How much love do you give to others in one day? We have so much love to give, and the more that we give, the more we receive.



Change is opportunity
There is nothing more constant than change. It’s happening all around us, everyday, all of the time. Yet, why is it that so many people fear change? Because we get comfortable in the way we’re doing things. When changes come your way keep an open mind and look for ways to take advantage of the situation. The secret to change is to focus on the opportunities on a new path, not the comfort of a worn trail.



Learn the power of breathing
Learn the power of breathing and its relationship with your energy source. The mind is intimately connected with your breathing. When the mind is agitated, your breathing becomes quick and shallow. When you are relaxed and focused, your breathing is deep and calm. By practicing deep, abdominal breathing, you will develop a calm, serene demeanor that will remain cool in the hottest of circumstances. To breathe properly is to live properly!



Forgiveness is a virtue
Forgiveness is a virtue that few develop, but one that is most important to maintaining peace of mind. Practice forgiveness especially in those situations where it is difficult. By using your forgiveness muscles more regularly, petty wrongs and remarks will not touch your serene mindset anymore.



Empty your cup
A full cup cannot accept anything more. Similarly, a person who believes that he cannot learn anything else will stagnate quickly and not move to higher levels. Be someone who sees every opportunity as a chance to learn. Even the teachers have teachers.



Remain slightly aloof
Do not let everyone know everything about you. Cultivate a mystique.


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