Mondays = 1/7 of Your Life


Today is Magic Monday!
Dr. John Demartini, a human behavioral specialist, educator and author,
 is giving the person with the best comment an autographed copy of his book,
“The Riches Within.”
In The Riches Within, Dr. John Demartini reacquaints you with the power that you already have within you…with respect to spirit, intellect, career, leadership, finances, relationships and your physical body.
 
We all possess seven secret treasures. What’s more, we can have access to them – and to more fulfilling life – simply by reading this book and following the clear steps it provides.

Dr. John Demartini was 17, a high school drop-out, unable to read or write when he met a 93 year old man called Paul Bragg who was able to catalyze a profound transformation by assisting him to awaken to an inspired vision of becoming a philosopher and a teacher.

TODAY

Dr Demartini travels over 360 days a year to over 56 countries, where he shares his research and findings across the globe. He is the author of over forty books*, published in 14 different languages.

He has produced over 50 CDs and DVDs covering subjects such as personal development, relationships, wealth, education, chiropractic and business. He has created over 72 different courses, the most advanced of them is a 21-year correspondence course.

*To see a full list of products: Books, DVDs and CDs, produced by Dr John Demartini, please visit the website www.DrDemartini.com
Thought For Today

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“I was fleeced by Bernard Madoff…Over and over again, I’ve asked myself: Why didn’t I secure the  most basic of all things–shelter itself?…I see the answer clearly…because I believed in something else more – I believed in accumulation. And when you believe in accumulating, you see what you don’t have, not what you have…I never felt as if I had enough.

I was always focused on the bite that was yet to come, not the one in my mouth. I was focused on the way my husband wasn’t perfect, not the way he was. And on the sweater I saw in the window, not the one in my closet that I hadn’t worn in a year.” 
                                                                                                            -Geneen Roth, column, Salon

I don’t know anyone who can’t relate to this quote at one time or another in their life. 

What does this quote mean to you?
What are you focused on today?
What are you grateful for today?

The person who leaves the best comment receives the autographed book, “The Riches Within!”

 
 

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  • Keith July 12, 2009, 5:42 pm

    Hello Tess,

    When I read that quote it reminds me of how I used to view things myself. In my case, it wasn’t that I yearned for more, even though I already had so much, in fact I didn’t have much at all. What I did do was look so intensely on what I did NOT have and I would work so hard to try and get it. I mean I was so obsessed with trying to succeed and achieve that I never took notice of what I DID have. I was living a life devoid of gratitude and it was miserable. Thankfully, I became aware of this and corrected it. Each day I remind myself how fortunate I am, how blessed my life is in so many ways. I still work hard to succeed and achieve, but now it is with joy in my heart. I am grateful that I was made aware of this destructive pattern

    This change set my spirit free and life became a “wonder” all over again. Today, I focus on being grateful and while that may sound so simplistic, it has revolutionized how I view others and myself.

    Keith’s last blog post..The Power of Focus

  • Debra S. Daniel July 12, 2009, 6:44 pm

    When I quit looking outside myself for the answers and started looking within myself my entire life opened up. It put an end to the negative ways of blame, procrastination, denial and putting the responsibility of my happiness, peace and well-being on someone else. I began to take full responsiblity for my past, present and future. I no longer needed someone else to affirm me, I affirm myself. No matter who rejects me, I will never reject myself. I started envisioning the life I was so excited about as a child. I think of how I want a situation or relationship to turn out ~ I start at the end and work to the present moment. It has a powerful and calming effect.
    I don’t panic when something goes wrong as I did before. I accept life’s challenges as stepping stones and part of the learning process.
    It’s been such a long time, but I really feel I am on the right path. It’s not that it’s an easy path, but one that’s definitely worth the effort!

  • jenn July 12, 2009, 7:40 pm

    WOW great give away! He is totally inspiring!

    What does this quote mean to you? To learn to live in the present moment, not the future. To enjoy what you have 🙂

    What are you focused on today? My kids. We are in Ottawa for a few days with my husband on business. He is in meetings 7:30am till 9pm, so we have a lot of time together. Time to bond. Its been fantastic so far and its neat to see them light up with all the history and interesting places around us. I’m also focusing on relaxing to get re-inspired for when I go home in a few days to get back into the swing of things.

    What are you grateful for today? My family and my dh’s job. His job has allowed us to do some traveling that we would have never done on our own. I’m grateful for the country I live in too. Being in its capital reminds me of that 🙂 Life is good!

    Thanks Tess!
    jenn

    jenn’s last blog post..

  • Lance July 12, 2009, 8:20 pm

    Hi Tess,
    It’s that proverbial carrot at the end of the stick. Always wanting what we don’t have. I’ve been there, and there are days still that I’m there. I’ve found though, that by grounding myself in things that matter deeply to me – I am much better at getting beyond this. And I think that’s because when I’m not grounded in what truly matters – then I use “things” to try and find that happiness…and really it’s a fleeting happiness. So today I’m focused on becoming even more connected with my soul…

    And I’m grateful for the wealth of knowledge and people who make that happen. Tess, you are one of those – and I am so grateful for knowing you and having our paths cross – my life is better because of it.

    Lance’s last blog post..Sunday Thought For The Day

  • Davina July 12, 2009, 9:28 pm

    Hi Tess. This makes me think of a person who never stops running; never stops looking. There is no rest and no appreciation for what has already been gained. What am I thankful for today? Coming to accept my faults just as they are and giving myself the permission to grow… in spite of them… because of them. Thanks Tess for making the space to “see” this today. Cheers!

    Davina’s last blog post..To Smile A Smile

  • Ochuko July 12, 2009, 11:21 pm

    It’s simple: “…So never worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
    How do we want to move ahead when we burden ourselves with not only tomorrow’s troubles, but next year’s and next decade’s… It’s too heavy a burden.
    Thanks for this 🙂

  • Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord July 13, 2009, 2:48 am

    (I loved Davina’s comment, by the way — wow! So eloquently written…)

    A few months ago, I had a tremendous breakthrough. I had been a huge believer in and supporter of the laws of attraction & manifestation. I wasn’t, however, a big believer in what’s real. That’s where I’d been missing something. Learning the tricks of manifesting caused me to stop paying attention to my life as it was. I was always focused “just up ahead.” In April, reality finally grabbed hold of me and said, “I’m more important than what’s out there in the future. I’m the only thing that’s real.” Conceptually I knew that to be true, but I wasn’t able to live it for some reason.

    Suddenly it’s as if my eyes opened up and I could clearly see who and what I was. Not who I wanted to be (or what I wanted to have), but who I truly was. And in that moment, reality set me free.

    Happy Monday, everyone!

    Megan “JoyGirl!” Bord’s last blog post..Paying Attention to Signs Along the Way

  • Positively Present July 13, 2009, 6:37 am

    Wow, this sounds like a great book! I’m so curious to learn more. The last part of the quote above really strikes me as a reminder of how we should stay in the moment, live in the present.

    Positively Present’s last blog post..what lies beyond greatness

  • Kristy July 13, 2009, 6:52 am

    I was born with a birth defect, essentially my right hand did not fully develop. This quote resonated with me. While growing up, I always focused on my ‘lack’ of a right hand and as a result I created the notion that was the only thing anyone saw when they met me. Ironically, once my focus changed and I saw myself as whole and complete so did my life. My life became more full. I loved myself more b/c I was born with a uniqueness and have seen the wonderful gifts I have received as a result of my physical challenge.

    I was in a Life is Good store w/ a good friend. There was a t-shirt with a glass that was 1/2 full. Naturally, the shirt said “Half Full”. My friend, Ashley, said “Oh my gosh, you have to have that t-shirt. It says Kristy all over it.” I was honored that she made that remark. As I do think my hand has taught me to look at life through a different lense and focus on seeing opportunities, lifes set-backs, and any problems from a perspective of being 1/2 full as opposed to 1/2 empty.

  • Tess The Bold Life July 13, 2009, 7:07 am

    Keith,
    I believe you discovered the secret of live. Work with joy in your heart and be grateful. Happiness is right in front of us and our ego or lower self loves to convince us to always be looking else where with fear and anxiety.

    Debra,
    Good for you! What a wonderful process life is. Always forgetting, releaseing any thing that doesn’t work and accepting and moving forward to what does work. What an exciting life you’ve created for yourself.

    Jenn,
    It sounds like you’re enjoying each moment and making memories that will last forever. How fun…life can’t get much better than that.

    Lance,

    Yes I to still fall in the trap. However I’m out much quicker these days. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and compliments. I feel the same Lance.

    Davina,
    It’s impossible to be happy if we don’t accept our faults because as long as we’re alive we’ll have them. It’s about being and allowning ourselves to be human.

    Ochuko,
    You have that right! It’s too heavy a burden to worry about anything. I thing I’ll practice dropping that load more often. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Megan,
    I believe that’s called a spiritual awakening. Life will only get better from here. Congratulations on all the time and attention you spend on your self growth. Rewards of abundance and love await you.

    Tess The Bold Life’s last blog post..Mondays = 1/7 of Your Life

  • Stacey / Create a Balance July 13, 2009, 7:46 am

    Hi Tess. First, I have a question. What does the “best” comment mean? That sounds so intimidating?

    To me, the quote means the grass is never greener and that we need to appreciate the positive things that we have in our lives. I admit this is not always easy for me to do. Today I am focused on putting a new exercise routine back into my life. With the ebb and flow of life, my exercise routine eventually gets washed away with the tide. Today I’m placing it back onto the beach front and center.

    Today I am grateful for my body, my legs, my heart, and arms, my mind, and for being boldly and imperfectly me.

    Stacey / Create a Balance’s last blog post..Giving Myself Permission to be Human

  • Tess The Bold Life July 13, 2009, 9:47 am

    Dani,
    Yes anything Dr. Demartini writes is beyond great. A testimonial to the human spirit he is!

    Kristy,
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your story. I agree that shirt has your name all over it. Our cups “runneth over.”

    Stacey,
    The best comment is one that is meaningful and insightful. I have to chose a winner some way and it discourages people from one liners. And also helps promote community. Not meant to intimidate at all!
    Thanks for stopping by and way to go on getting back on track.

    Tess The Bold Life’s last blog post..Mondays = 1/7 of Your Life

  • Ashok July 13, 2009, 10:18 am

    I think we are naturally ambitious towards things we don’t have. It makes us miserable sometimes,but we can’t get over it either. Its like a bad addiction. But the power within oneself reminds me of a quote by Swami Vivekananda. It goes like this, “Education is the manifestation of the perfection which is already within man”.

    Ashok’s last blog post..Breaking the Habit…10 years ago

  • Caroline July 13, 2009, 11:05 am

    Oh yes…focusing on the sweater in the window and not the one in the closet. I can relate to that. Thankfully, I am better at not “wanting” so much anymore. I am so grateful for all that I have now…took me a long time to learn this 😉

    Caroline’s last blog post..Sit with it…

  • janice July 13, 2009, 11:41 am

    Today, as my family are out playing tennis, I’m focusing on connecting well with everyone in my online life one at a time – answering emails, responding to comments etc – and on not worrying that I won’t get it all finished today. I have people in my online life, not tasks. If I focus on the Sysiphus effect of blogging, it’ll spoil the effect of the lovely, refreshing weekend I had away from the computer. So I’m focusing on the pleasure I get from you, Tess, and the folk in your boxes above whom I’m coming to know, like and respect as people, not comments in a box.

    I’m grateful for my health. The medicine I take every day to keep me alive hasn’t been performing too well recently, but a word with the pharmacist about ensuring that I get fresh batches with a long shelf life has made a difference this last week. Yay!

    janice’s last blog post..How to Breathe Life Into Your Writing

  • Tess July 13, 2009, 12:36 pm

    Caroline,
    The only thing I can say is, “Me too!”

    Janice,
    I have people in my online life not tasks is so great! I think it could be a book title!

  • brandi July 13, 2009, 3:36 pm

    you’ve gotta be kidding me…what a coincidence! Well…I don’t believe in coincidences but you know what I mean. Dr John Demartini is speaking at my church soon ( I go to a unity church). cool!

  • Tess The Bold Life July 13, 2009, 4:55 pm

    Brandi,
    I think the message is “go” to his program! Glad you stopped by. I love your blog, everything about it!

    Tess The Bold Life’s last blog post..Mondays = 1/7 of Your Life

  • Tiffany July 13, 2009, 6:32 pm

    Being a teenage girl, I would always compare my outer self with a lot of the girls in my school. I would always go on diets and tell myself “After this, I would become more…” I never took the time to realize that I am beautiful outside too in my own way. I just looked at the magazines and saw a model with big boobs and the skinniest waist ever. I didn’t realize most of these pictures were also photoshoped. I’m happier now with my body.

  • Jannie Funster July 13, 2009, 6:44 pm

    I think we are all like that in some ways, accumulating. Well, most of us. The non Mother Theresas among us.

    I’m perfect tho. 🙂

    Jannie Funster’s last blog post..Why we usually eat at home

  • Miz July 14, 2009, 3:04 am

    I think I, too, focused so so much on the bite that was yet to come in all aspects of my life until my daughter.

    she forced me to focus on the metaphorical bite in my mouth and now that focus has become second nature.

    finally.

    I am far far more present because of her.

    Miz’s last blog post..Where’s My Damn Answer?

  • Hilary July 16, 2009, 7:25 am

    Hi Tess .. it’s not putting all your eggs into one basket and this applies to life .. we need a mix, we need to learn, to grow, to develop our skills.

    I love Janice’s words – we bloggers are all people .. not boxes .. and she gave me a new word .. Sisyphean task or challenge .. never ending one .. I’d never realised where it came from.

    I look forward to reading The Riches Within .. Your seven secret treasures .. Dr Demartini obviously has a huge wealth of knowledge – thanks for pointing me in his direction .. I expect he’s got audio books I can tap into .. I can listen when I’m sitting quietly with my mother ..

    Thanks Tess –
    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters

    Hilary’s last blog post..Wine, Dyes and Swans ..

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