Giving Advice

May 24th, 2010

Go ahead and give advice. You’ve experienced quite a bit of life and you should share what you have learned and you should try to help. BUT there are a few rules. First, yes you are eminently qualified to give advice but sometimes a friend needs a good listener way more than they need a good advice giver. Second, what they do with your advice is totally up to them. It’s like giving half of your bagel to someone. They are free to eat it or keep it for later or throw it out when you aren’t around. Third, have patience. Sometimes your advice is a flower that they enjoy right away and sometimes your advice is a seed that will sprout later under better conditions. Fourth, you should never guilt or cajole someone into following your advice. You could be wrong. Fifth and final, always, always, always love them no matter what they do with your advice. You’ve been where they are or you would have had no advice to give. And if you’ve been there you know how important it is to feel loved.

©2010 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


Planting Thoughts

May 17th, 2010

It does not matter if a seed or a thought is poisonous or good. Give it attention and feed it regularly and it will grow. You can repeat every affirmation and prayer until eternity but no matter what, if you plant or think something poisonous, that is exactly what you will harvest. Your intent doesn’t matter. Your affirmations don’t matter. Your crying and begging don’t matter. All that matters is that you will reap what you sow.
If you look at a farmer’s field at harvest time you can be 100% sure of what was planted. If you take a good look at your own life you will easily ascertain what thoughts were planted. Our day to day thoughts create our day to day reality. Our day to day reality creates our life. If by chance you look at your own life and you don’t like the harvest, don’t try to turn a carrot into a watermelon. It can’t be done. Just start planting watermelon seeds and get rid of the carrot seeds. Before long there won’t be a carrot in sight, just acres and acres of watermelons.
Put your mental overalls on and start planting only what you want to reap. Self love is a great first planting.

c 2010 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride


Live a bigger life

May 3rd, 2010

If you are old enough to read this, you have probably failed more times than you can remember. You’ve made humbling mistakes both large and small. You’ve searched for and probably found a place, a level where chances of failing or making another mistake are now minimized and you reside there. The only problem with this is that it sucks!
Your life was never meant to be entirely predictable. You were not blessed with your reflexes and your accumulated knowledge and your experiences so that you could hide from life. It’s time to live bigger! It’s time to expand. There’s been enough contracting in your life. This is all about you. No one else has to change. This is about you saying YES! to life. This is about you dreaming again.
Grab some paper and a pen and write down some dreams. If you don’t have any, make them up. The bigger the better. Make them wilder and more outlandish than they have ever been. Put it all in there. After an hour or two on that piece of paper there will be a key that opens up the door to your bigger life. Will there be more failures and mistakes? You betcha! But there will also be thrills and celebrations and that amazing feeling that you are alive and anything is possible. Start thinking possibilities. Go have some fun! If you’ve lost the map to fun just do something in a different way and fun will show up. You know that you are ready.

©2010 All Rights Reserved, Patrick McBride