The late Mr Stephen R. Covey who wrote one of my most favourite books “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, spoke about leaving a legacy and he certainly did. Well, I do honestly believe that through my creative expressions on this blog and all the songs I have written from the heart, my legacy lies before me. My Sister’s children (my beautiful nieces and nephew) and their children and their children and so on can have access to all my writings here on this blog……and I trust that it will inspire them to lead a fulfilling life and inspire others along the way.
My journey is by no means over, I will be here for at least another 60 years because I want to be posting about my 100th birthday celebrations. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I just know now that at this moment in time if I were not to write another blog post or write another song, there is more than enough to go around. I feel very happy indeed with that thought, very happy indeed. This inspired my next poem below, lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.
If I Had To Go
If I had to go, don’t feel sad
Nothing is lost, nothing is bad
For I have left, a special prize
Words of hope and surprise
So others can learn, from my soul
Expressions of life, to make them whole
My legacy is here and in my songs
This is where, my heart belongs
It will never surrender and always thrive
My creative writings, keep me alive
poemsbyclarabelle, 7 August 2013
Wisdom is truth and we gain wisdom from being true to ourselves and listening to the whispers of our heart. In our busy lives it is so easy to caught up in routine and rituals, we often don’t take the time out for ourselves and we can very easily allow that to happen too much, it can then create a build up of frustrations, stress, having the feeling of chasing our tail and ultimately never truly feeling free.
What Can You Influence?
Today I tempt you to take some precious time out for yourself and think about what is happening in your life right now that, A) is serving you well and B) is not serving you well – now focus on what needs to change for you, what can you influence to make things better for you? The key thing here is to focus on what you can influence not what you are concerned about and have no control over. If you have read the late Mr Stephen R. Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, you may be familiar with his principle of Circle of Concern -v- Circle of Influence….and if not, I would totally recommend you reading this. It will really help you put your own life into a different perspective and help you to see the woods from the trees.
Set Yourself Free
You are wisdom and therefore YOU have the wisdom to set yourself free from anything that is not working for you right now and sometimes it takes pure silence for you to truly hear what is being said. The real intelligence in you is bursting to get out, strip back the layers of your busy life and release it into the universe, for its energy will attract like energy and positive changes will happen.
In the stillness of the night my own wisdom talks, this is my midnight calling to you.
Much love to you my friends, Clarabelle.
“Seek first to understand before being understood”, one of my most favorite quotes from the late, Mr Stephen R. Covey in his bestselling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I was recommended this book in 2007 by an Executive Coach in America and I remember when trying to read it for the first time, I didn’t understand it…..I just couldn’t get it, I guess I wasn’t ready for it at that time. Then, in 2009 I had this urge to try and read it again, so I did and I absolutely loved it. Second time around, I related to every single aspect of the book, I fully understood the principles within it and it was a life changing book for me. I use the impactful teachings from this book every day in my work and in my own journey towards personal mastery, but I don’t always get it right!!
“Seek first to understand before being understood”, is such a wonderful principle when put into practice but when emotions are running high it can be very difficult at times to adhere to it. I have put the principle into practice many times but yesterday got caught out and I immediately realised it, after the event!! You see, I allowed myself to react to my emotions rather than respond to the situation, which led me to putting my reply across in the wrong way. I was wrong and I admit I was wrong….so a meaningful “sorry” from me followed straight afterwards. I know if I had applied the principle effectively, I would have been having a different conversation with the person in hand and thus possibly a more successful outcome that supported the relationship and not damaged it. Lesson learned, massive lesson learned. We can learn from others mistakes too, not just our own.
I wanted to share the above with you today because I feel if you apply this principle in your life, it will most definitely strengthen your relationships with other people and you just never know what positive outcomes that may lead to, now and in the future.
Also, is there a book that you need to go back to reading, it could just change your life you know!!
Much love to you today, as always, Clarabelle.