Lessons from Nature

  This is wheat. Wheat produces seeds which when planted in the ground produce more wheat. If you plant wheat, you will not harvest corn, you will harvest wheat. It is a simple lesson in sowing and reaping.

   This is anger.

Anger produces seeds which when planted in the universe around you will produce more anger. If you plant anger, you will not harvest peace, you will harvest anger.

   This is a negative attitude. Negative attitudes produce seeds which when planted in the universe around you will produce more negativity. You can’t plant negativity and expect positive harvest.

Simple lessons in sowing and reaping during our Thanksgiving Holidays. Happy Thanksgiving. 

7 Words for Contentment

summer picWhen I’m in situations, which seemed to be going against my desires or expectations, there were two sets of thoughts I found to be helpful. One contains four words “THIS TOO SHALL PASS”, and the other three words, “WHAT IS, IS”. 

Think of what you individually were doing five years ago. It may have been a wonderful time or a very painful time, but in either case, it is now in the past. The same thing applies to today. Five years from now, all you are experiencing will be a part of history and you will be involved in new challenges and adventures. So whatever is going on, remember, THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

Today, however, there may be difficult things happening, which may provide roadblocks to our dreams. If we demand what is happening shouldn’t be happening, we have to again ask, how much control do I have over these circumstances? Most likely, very little. Thus, look at the circumstances of today and admit, WHAT IS; IS. We may not like what is, but let’s face reality, what is; is. Now let’s work on solution rather than demanding the problem should not exist.

WHAT IS; IS.  THIS TOO SHALL PASS.  Seven word for contentment. Let me know what your thoughts are by entering them in the comment section below.


In my new book “Off the Hook”, Laura explores life as a journey from fear to love. In this journey she truly discovers the reality of these seven words. New Life Review says. “Similar to the novel ‘EAT, PRAY, LOVE’, it is an exciting story able to transform the reader’s life.” (Click here)

New Beginnings

As this 2013 starts to come to an end, there is an abundance of thoughts about new beginnings. I start to go over the events of the last year and set goals for the new life before me. Someone once kept a log of his new years resolutions:

  1999: I will not spend my money frivolously.
2000: I will pay off my bank loan promptly.
2001: I will pay off my bank loans promptly.
2002: I will begin making a strong effort to be out of debt by 2003.
2003: I will be totally out of debt by 2004.
2004: I will try to pay off the debt interest by 2005.
2005: I will try to be out of the country by 2006.

I guess we all like to think of new beginnings as a place of escaping from old problems. It is a fact that every new beginning means something has to end. Problem is, we often feel like the past is so painful,  the future is just too hard to visualize. 

Maybe we need to be like the caterpillar. When he believes he has reached the end of life, the butterfly has just found his new beginning. I’m going to resolve not to look back on what might have been, I will simply look forward to what will be.