Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Honoring My Desires

When you don’t do what you want to do, you are not honoring yourself.

Voluntarily giving up what you want to do says that your desires are not important.

It is different to help arrange activities making sure I do what I want to do.

It is a different feeling to place myself where I place everyone else.

I don’t spend time and effort on comforting or compensating myself.

I get what I want done.

It isn’t left for later or sometime in the future.

I am looking out from the top of my life, not the bottom.

I am not scrambling to get more done because I took care of everyone else first.

With my needs and desires in the mix, it is a much more balanced atmosphere.

Everyone gets taken care of, but not at my expense.

I breathe more easily.

I am ready to arrange, not tackle, the next day of activities.

© 2011 Kathryn Hardage

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Grow Into The Best Gifts

I am so grateful for a wonderful visit we had from family members.

It is painful to feel slighted.

It is useless to speculate.

Sometimes people are simply unaware.

Sometimes they are trying to do the best they know how and do not understand the hidden drivers from the past.

I was prepared by discovering the hidden negative drivers of my past and choosing to take on the arduous work of both routing and then rerouting them.

That prepared me to have compassion on others who have hidden negative drivers and to be observant and patient while they deal with them.

That laid the groundwork for such a wonderful, communicative and non-judgmental and sharing visit.

It is the best gift.

We can all grow into our best gifts.

© 2011 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Powerful Uniqueness

I have been impressed with my friends who have taken on a daily gratitude challenge.

During our intense period of holiday corporate harassment, let us listen within to who we really are.

Let us share our deep value of ourselves and begin a practice of deeply valuing others.

What I value most in myself is my new found and hard won skill of figuring things out.

Instead of looking at what is presented in front of me and reacting to it, I am learning how to look at everything differently.

Now that I know that I have everything I need and simply must release it from within, that is giving me a different view.

I know this is true for everyone else.

We all have everything we need and we are figuring out how to release it from within.

This is how we contribute our powerful uniqueness to the mix.

Since our uniqueness does not exist anywhere else, it does not conflict with anyone else’s powerful uniqueness.

We all just add the power of more harmony, more joy, more intelligence, more love individually to our collective experience.

© 2011 Kathryn Hardage

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Loss and Resources

We are used to thinking of resources as the physical things that help us do our jobs, take care of our physical needs, etc.

When we lose those things, we tend to think we have lost our resources.

However, resources are what are behind those things.

Resources are the thoughts that have either led us to those things, or, going back even further, have produced those things.

So, if we need to replace things that have been destroyed or taken away from us, our most direct route is to look at the resources within.

I’m not kidding.

The resources within are usually hidden from us because we do not think about them.

Nonetheless, they are what appear as the things we need to carry out our jobs and responsibilities.

So, what is it that you need?

Food, shelter, clothing, transportation, supplies?

Companionship, a good job?

Here is the question.

How can you serve?

What is it that you are willing or prepared to give?

Look within and find that answer.

That will supply whatever else you need.

© 2011 Kathryn Hardage

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Disruption and Seeking Peace

I am so sorry to hear about disruptions in people’s lives.

I know how that has felt for me.

But I finally learned that this is shaking me up so I can learn something better.

Several years ago, a relative’s house burned down.  Her response was, “What was it that the Universe was trying to tell me that I would not pay attention to?”

She began listening very deeply and found out where her attention needed to be directed.

Over six years ago, I was in a serious car wreck.  Gratefully, I walked away with minor injuries (I was still alive) and because of the spiritual healing tradition I had grown up in, I knew my physical injuries would be healed.

Over a period of six months of deep, intense listening, I was redirected in my life.

Although I do not welcome disruption, I have become more alert in my life.

Hopefully, I can listen for guidance and make course corrections as I go, so it does not require an upheaval.

I am grateful for my new direction, attitude and spiritual tools.

I am grateful for greater service and the ability to acquire new skills.

I am grateful for deeper peace and more consistent happiness.

I am grateful to be a more aware listener.

© 2011 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ingredients of Peace

I am full of peace and nothing can take it from me.

No current disturbance, no thought from the past.

I make my own peace day to day, moment to moment.

I have the ingredients to make peace at any time.

I have hope.

I have delight.

I have appreciation.

I have gratitude.

I bring these consciously into my thought.

Nothing else.

No disturbance, no memory, no projection for the future.

Just the ingredients of peace.

What do you think my day will be like?

© 2011 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Every step of the journey is prized and treasured.

Not just the end step.

It is simply a natural conclusion to all the other steps.

And it is not actually the end step.

It is a landmark to the next step in a growing and progressing system.

Every step is precious.

Every step is treasured.

All is well.

All is well.

All is well.

© 2011 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What Do I Love the Most?

My freedom.

I love most the fact that I am free to love myself.

I love the steps that have taken me here.

Every blessed step.

The hurt.

The pain.

The challenges.

The despair.

The fear.

I love giving up on everything I knew.

So there was room to search.

I love that in the emptiness of my heart there were answers.

They came from different directions.

Directions I would have never considered before.

So you see, I had to be emptied until I could be filled.

© 2011 Kathryn Hardage