I Am – Week 23

I AmWhen you think, I am…

What comes to mind?

I am strong!

I am powerful!

I am happy!

I am free!

I am loving!

I am giving!

I am receiving!

You get the point. :)

I could go on and on.
I am what I think I am.

The two most powerful words in the world.

I remember when my high school English teacher made us memorize all the tenses of the verbs, in order and we had to stay after school if we could not get them right in class. I know he was trying to help us, but we had a love hate relationship.

Looking back: I thought I hated him then… really, I loved that he was hard on me.

So why am I talking about verb tense?

According to Haanel, we are all one. am, are, is, was, were, will be, have been, has been, had been, will have been, would be, had been, were, and BE.

I am enoughI always have told my kids, myself and anyone else who will listen that “I AM” are the two most powerful words in the world…

What are you going to BE when you grow up?

First of all. Who says we have to grow up? We grow to a certain height and I guess that is grown up… or is it an age? Maybe a mindset. “I’m all grown up.”

I have always been a hard worker, driven and focused.

I Am a hard worker, driven and focused.

Even when I was very sick, I was driven to be well again. I still have that drive. And I want to help other people to get well. I do help other people… but some people I can’t help. And I am learning to accept that.

I have often thought of what I want to be… and I already am.

I care for people, even if I just met them. Heck, I care for a lot of people I have never met before. I am a good-hearted person with good intentions. I give, and I am learning to receive.

I dislike bullies.

I like friendly people who are like me. People who are driven, focused, and hard workers… people who are focused on wellness, have a positive mental attitude, and genuinely care about people.

All this stuff (and more) came to surface during my sit… in silence for NEARLY TWO WHOLE DAYS!

So much entered my mind as I was just being…

inside a cave at hanapepeI intend to do it again very soon. This time, I picture myself in a cave in Kauai… for 3 days. Maybe more.

Be still and know that you ARE.

I AM.

I am FREE.

I Really AM.

My thoughts form my reality. 
I choose the good ones!

The silence was AWESOME. Still, I know it could be so much more without the distractions of being silent in a house with 2 teenage kids, a dog, a husband and electronics everywhere.

I stayed in my room, away from everyone for most of the time, but everyone came in taking turns talking to me when I was trying to be silent… so it was difficult.

When it was over, my husband said it felt like I was mad at him. He knows I wasn’t… but that’s how it felt.

So, next time… the silence will be alone time!

I would love to hear your stories on the silence. If you wrote about it in a blog… include your link in your comment so I can go read how your silence went!

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10 thoughts on “I Am – Week 23

  1. Cyndria Coaty

    It’s amazing that we had similar posts on ‘I AM.’ Thank you for all the great inspiration of knowing who I AM. The Silence is truly instrumental in helping us to look with honesty in the mirror.

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  2. renee shatanoff

    Heather…I found a great way to “be” silent when there are distractions and that is to practice while you’re in a crowd…grocery shopping, the mall, hair salon, work, etc. I fall into a meditative state. I’m still “awake” but the chatter of others sounds like they’re talking under water. Another thought is to place cotton in your ears and a mask over your eyes:-)))). It’s old fashioned but it works!

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  3. Carolynn Sokil

    Heather! I felt you trying to come to terms with the need for silence. I am positive you will have time to do this shortly – in a nice warm, sunny, beach filled, ocean pounding way. I’ll be right there with you – on the other side of the beach – being silent – enjoying. Although you read it – am including the link here in case others want to read as well: http://mkmmasmilingloudly.loudsmiles.com/week-22a-silence-reveal-yourself-from-within/

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  4. Sandra Owen

    Love your post and also the video you have used. I have saved this to my Youtube channel to watch over and over. I am a pure bean :D he he In seriousness I love it. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Beth Kennedy

    Loved the video – thanks for sharing it. I agree – I think this silence exercise was a lot about learning “how” to be silent. Next time I do this, it will be different. I will do an entire 2 days in July – completely alone. Well, almost alone – Nick (Golden Retriever) will be there. He REALLY knows all about how to be silent …

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  6. Tommy Dale

    I loved your blog! You are enough , you are awesome , you are a wonderful mother and wife , you are special and how do i know ? I just do ,that’s all!
    With Love, T

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