Think Your Way To A New You.

Change begins with thinking. It can learn and unlearn. It can create the opportunities for us to rise above our current limitations and to be greater than our conditioning or circumstances.

In order to make life long changes first we must change our thoughts and feelings. Then DO something (change our actions or behaviors) in order to have a new experience. This will produce new feelings which we then have the opportunity to memorize which can move the mind and body into a new state of being.
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And the circle is complete…thinking, feeling, doing. This trinity creates a new you; a new state of being.

My Greatest Challenge on the Life and Spiritual Path

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I became a victim and hostage to the old stories that where filled with hopes, dreams, and worn out wishes. Forgiveness was and still is a gift I give myself.

One of the most challenging steps on my life and spiritual path was forgiveness. 
I thought that forgiveness as a gift that I was giving to the one who had caused me pain. For me if felt like I was saying that it was all OK…and for me it was far from OK. I somehow felt powerful for carrying around the burdens of hurt and pain. That it made me stronger. Really it did just the opposite.

The pain followed me everywhere. And in good effort to avoid feeling the years worth of build-up, I would tell myself a different story and convince myself and the world that I was good. I became a victim and hostage to the old stories that where filled with hopes, dreams, and worn out wishes. 

They say that the first step on any new path is often the hardest. The path of forgiveness began with the first step of releasing all the old hopes that the path could have been anything different. That my life would have turned out different…better. That first step came with a lot of tears. 

It took me many years to understand that the gift of forgiveness was never about the other person. That gift was a gift that I gave to myself. And when I opened it, I saw that it came with brand new hopes, dreams, and wishes for an amazing future. I was now able to fully live and feel GREAT.~ Jennifer Taylor

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Jennifer Taylor is a certified spiritual and life coach in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her certification with World Coaching Institute (WCI). Jennifer works with people who want to find happiness, spiritual wellness and success through personal development in all areas of their lives. She is the owner of Your Life Mastered. To work with Jennifer, visit the site at www.yourlifemastered.com

If you have an idea that really excites you…don’t wait for anyone else to champion your cause; just go for it!

“No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished & (against the odds) great things at different ages…

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1) Helen Keller At the age of 19 months Helen became deaf & blind. But that didn’t stop her.She was the first deaf & blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree
2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard & violin, he composed from the age of 5
3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes”
4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank 
5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grand master at the age of 13 years
6) Nadia Comăneci At age 14, gymnast of Romania scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics
7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama November 1950, at the age of 15  Pele soccer superstar was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil
9) Elvis was a Superstar by age 19
10) John Lennon was 20 years & Paul Mcartney 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961
11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936 
12) Beethoven was a Piano virtuoso by age 23
13) Issac Newton at 24 wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
14) Roger Bannister was 25 When he broke the 4 minute mile record
15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
16) Lance E Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France 
17) Michelangelo created the two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
18) Alexander the Great by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
19) J.K.Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript for Harry Potter
20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman 2 fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest (highest Mountain in the world
23) Martin Luther King jr was 34 When he did the speech “I have a dream”
24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated 4 Nobel Prize in Physics 1903
25) The Wright brothers, Orville (was 32 ) & Wilbur (was 36) when they invented & built the world’s first successful airplane & making the first controlled, powered & sustained heavier-than-air human flight
26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died & virtually unknown yet his paintings today are worth millions
27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon
28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and 49 years old for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused 2 obey bus driver’s order 2 give up her seat 2 make room for a white passenger.
31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years when he became President of the United States
32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out
33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote “ The Hunger Games”
34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out
35) Leonardo DaVinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa
36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president 
37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonald’s Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels
38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote “the cat in the hat”
40) Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549, in the Hudson River in, 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived.
41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
42) J R R Tolkien was 62 when the lord of the ring books came out
43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the United States
44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
45) Nelson Mandela was 76 When he Became President” 

~Pablo