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Power of Words | Your words are your own, you can make or break with them, so speak them wisely. | HartHaiku.com

Power of Words | Speak wisely

Words are potent, therefore it behooves us to choose and use them wisely. In this muddled up, confused and too-often-angry world, sometimes we feel powerless to change it in any significant, positive way. However our words, over which we have sole control and responsibility, are one way we can do that.

More at my Hart Quill post: The sacred Hawaiian word “Aloha”

Inspirational Words Quotes:

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ~ Rudyard Kipling

“A word after a word after a word is power.” ~ Margaret Atwood

“silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.” ~ Rumi

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” ~ Edgar Allen Poe

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Mind Limits | Your potential is boundless in infinite time. Push your mind outward. | HartHaiku.com

Mind Limits | Think bigger

Decoupling and freeing our thoughts from society’s “mind molding” takes recognition, desire, will and determination. Here is a pragmatic Mind Your Reality article about why and how the potential of your mind is limitless: Thought Power – Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

And this wikiHow article provides many great tips for digging out of our mind ruts: How to Expand your Mind.

Unleash your mind. You may be delightfully shocked at where it takes you!

Inspirational Quotes:

“Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.” ~ Robin S. Sharma

“In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility. ~ Victoria Moran

“All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

“Know that in your deeper mind are Infinite Intelligence and Infinite Power.” ~ Joseph Murphy,

“Your mind is infinite, it’s your doubts that are limiting.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki

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You Create | “Reality” is a construct of your thinking. Careful what you build. | HartHaiku.com

You Create | Thought power

What will you create with your mind today? Your dreams and aspirations, or your worries and fears? More at my related Hart Quill post:

Dreams or fears? Our minds create it all.

Inspirational Quotes:

“But here’s what physicists tell us. Things, in the quantum world, do not happen in steps. They happen immediately.” ~ Pam Grout, E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality

“I say “Out” to every negative thought that comes to my mind. No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind. I create my own reality and everyone in it.” ~ Louise Hay

“Our thoughts create our reality — where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.” ~ Peter McWilliams

“Instead of letting our emotions run amok, we can use our minds as tools to build or create realities that serve us better” ~ Jay Woodman

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Free Spirits | When the world burdens, nature's there to remind us; We're meant to live free. | HartHaiku.com

Free Spirits | Your essence

There was a time in Hawaii – I’ll never forget it – when the ocean spoke to me of freedom. A storm was blowing in from Japan, and word was that within a couple of days the surfing would be stellar. My partner and I awoke at midnight to the thunderous sound of pounding waves. Makena Beach was several miles away, so we leapt into the car and raced over to check it out.

Makena is about 2/3 of a mile long, wide and undeveloped. It is not a main surf beach; the big surfing happens elsewhere on Maui. But, the waves were uncommonly large for Makena that night. There were no man-made lights, save for several small dots twinkling way off in the far distance.

Uncommon wild beauty

When we arrived, the scene that lay before us took my breath away. The beach and the water were lit brilliantly by a magnificent full moon. Light clouds flitted in and out in the strong breeze. The rolling huge waves frothed white in the blazing moonlight, crashing wildly on the shore.

We took our shoes off and walked. The beauty and power of the scene were intoxicating, and my soul was unleashed in a way I had never experienced before.

Nature speaks to the essence of me

I felt what it means to be just a human being on the Earth, and the inherent freedom of my soul. For just a little while, the pulse of nature ran through me like a jolt of electricity. I felt the wildness and joy of my essence. I was completely alive, and I did not want that feeling to end.

The wild, untamed places discovered in my travels without fail have this affect; they speak to my soul. And I have come to understand this:

Our essence is freedom, and we must never let that go.

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Intention or Wish? | A wish is a wisp, an elusive piece of smoke. Intention creates. | HartHaiku.com

Intention or Wish? | Decide

We’re almost halfway through 2019. How are your New Year’s resolutions going? (Wait! Is that a multitude of groans I’m hearing from afar?) Yes, many of us make them, and almost all of us break them. Why, you may ask? Is it that mostly we lack true resolve? Are our resolutions simply too big and we give up early? Some of that may be going on, but the real essence of it may be the difference between wishing and intending.

“Wishing”: To feel or express a strong desire or hope.
“Intending”: To have a plan or course of action as one’s purpose.

See the difference here?

A wish is an idea or vision you have in your mind, attached to a hope that somehow a genie in a bottle, a fairly godmother, or some other external power is somehow magically going to deliver it.

An intention, on the other hand, combines that same desire with a solid plan. And, YOU make it happen! You have the power, with your creative mind and your intentional action. The catch is, this requires self-discipline (focus and commitment) and self-love (the belief you deserve it), combined with some good old-fashioned elbow grease.

So, rewind to January 1st. Did you set an intention, or simply make a wish? There’s still time…

In any moment,
you can change the path you’re on.
“New Year” is always.

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Nature's Power | Shafts of golden light shine softly through crimson leaves. My soul seeps in now. | HartHaiku.com

Nature’s Power | Live in now

Mother Nature has many magic potions up her sleeve. In this case, the haiku message is her power to help us develop the art of mindfulness – that is, immersing fully in the moment. When we walk in a nature area and pay mindful attention to all the beautiful details, our mind monkeys (worries about the future, regrets about the past) tend to fall away, at least for a little while. We start to understand the true power of now.

I like the points made by the Mind and Life Institute in this article: An Exploration of Nature, Mindfulness and Well-Being

A little exercise for you: Next time you go out for a nature break, observe yourself. I have gone for entire walks so wound up in my thoughts, I really do not see much at all. There is a big difference between “looking” and “seeing”. When you make a conscious effort to really see what’s on your path, mindfulness comes into play.

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