Sunday, February 28, 2010

What's This Life For? Your Purpose?

WHAT'S THIS LIFE FOR: “Because The Answer Lies In You”

I believe one of the best songwriting bands out today is a group called Creed. In their song What's This Life For, the line that always makes me think, states “because the answer lies in you.”

Have you ever questioned what your life is really for? If we choose, we have the opportunity to reflect and look deeper at our purpose for being here when we are in despair. Maybe it was at the end of a love relationship. Maybe it was a thought that raced through your mind as you struggled one more time to get out of bed in the morning after another night of abusing alcohol. Or the thoughts of self doubt and frustration that arise when you look in the mirror and admit that your addiction to food is wreaking havoc in your life. If there is any time that we should seriously question, “What's this life for” . . . it is probably right now.

Complacency with our existence can also be a sign that we need to question all that we are and all that we can be. Many of us never explore the incredible full potential that we have waiting inside, desiring to be released. I ask you to take a moment today to question your beliefs, to question your existence.

It is through the asking of questions that we can break through our issues and problems and start to see that all of the answers we desire truly do reside within. The answers many times come as “feelings.” It just “feels” right to take a certain path of action. We may not know why, but it does. It feels right (if we quietly ask for help, and then listen for our own wisdom to come through) to move . . . to get help . . . to start looking for another job . . . to leave a relationship . . . to go back to Temple . . . or to start selling our numerous possessions or give them away. We must remember that the answers we desire so greatly are all within.

Slow down. Sit in silence. Ask for guidance, ask for love. Then follow your heart.

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Search. Grow. Love.

Love, peace, david

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Are You Looking For Inner Peace? Read on....


Release the end result. Stay in the moment. Live each day mindfully. Be aware of your surroundings. Be open to small joys daily. Live in gratitude. Serve the world. In any instance, in any situation, do what Jesus would do. Or Buddha.

All of these statements, if pieced together, would lead us daily to a life full of inner peace. But, what is inner peace? To each of us, it might be slightly different. Have you ever paused and asked yourself what your concept of inner peace is? If we haven't, how will we know if and when we ever get there? Or even if we are close? As many wise sages, holy men and women have said from the beginning of time, the answers to our prayers may simply lie in the asking of the question, for if we do not regularly ask the question, we begin to live a life that is clouded, monotonous.

So, I ask you today, what does inner peace mean to you? What would your life look like, feel like, if each day was lived with a sense of peace? Focus on this question daily, for the answer may simply lie in bringing yourself back to this question every morning which will lead to awareness and inner peace.

To me, it seems that this search for inner peace is simply the search for our true, or our pure self. Did you ever stop to think that right now, what we are all searching for is already with us? The more we search and ask ourselves these questions daily, the closer we come to peace. For without slowing down our world, which unbeknownst to most of us we have total control over, we continue living on automatic, falsely believing that a life full of peace is something only the great religious chosen ones have access to. How sad and how untrue. We all have complete control of our reaction to any given situation, person or event. Peace, true inner peace, comes from knowing this truth and then acting on it.

Look at the way our wise elders in this country react to each day. The ones who have knowingly asked these questions are living peacefully in each moment in their gardens, woodworking shop, or just sitting. They have learned the futility of rushing, scrambling, fretting. They look at faces and pictures on the wall in the long line at the bank, while the rest of us nervously stare at our watches and worry about the time. Our wise elders have come to the realization that inner peace has been a choice all along, one we did not know we could grasp or snatch out of the air at any moment.

The wait in line will not speed up regardless of how agitated we become, so why do we go there? At any moment, we can choose a life filled with inner peace. Are you ready to question your outdated beliefs? Are you ready to let go of misconceptions? Follow the wise ones, the living sages today. Follow your own path starting in this moment to continual inner peace. Ask yourself the question daily, what would my life look like if it was filled with inner peace? Act on this today.


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Search. Grow. Love.

Love, peace, david

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Are You Always Late? Read this....


Dear David: I have a problem with staying on a schedule and usually end up being late, or barely on time, for just about everything I do. My former boyfriend told me that this is the thing that drove him away, and that it's a sign of self-centerdness. What do you think?

(David responds) While many people try to rationalize the behavior pattern of "lateness" with comments such as " . . . this is just who I am . . . it's genetics . . . no one is perfect, accept me or move on . . .," there may be something much deeper than these surface remarks that we need to look at. Chronic lateness could be a sign of the desire for someone to control those around them, to let others know that they will set the schedule and arrive when they do, regardless of what it means to others. So, your former boyfriend may have a point that you need to look at more closely. If your being late holds everyone around you up, which inevitably it always does, then you are being selfish. Even if you apologize, it is still a sign that says, "the things I had to do that kept me from being on time are more important than you or your time." If you began to squirm as you read that last line, you may need to read it again. Oftentimes what we don't want to acknowledge, we try to push away.

Many people who are constantly late do so because they have to create "drama" in their life in order to constantly be the center of attention. Children who desire constant attention and who do not get it may purposefully disobey their parents in order to have people pay attention to them. Any attention is better than none, so even if it comes from being scolded, it's better to them than not being recognized. As adults, many of us bring our childish acts with us in order to continue being the center of attention. The adult who is always late to family functions, parties, etc.guarantees themselves attention. They know people will be talking about them and joking as they walk in the room, "Hey, so glad you could finally make it." Again, to these self-centered people, some attention is better than none at all.

Look inside and ask yourself what you need to do to change your patterns so that you can start arriving on time. The benefits to yourself and others will be well worth the efforts. Start today.

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Search. Grow. Love.

Love, peace, david

Friday, February 19, 2010

Are Men All Dogs? A Shocking Truth about Love

This story was told in my book "Slow Down", but it came up the other day for the 1,000 time in a session with a client, so I wanted to share the truth about the belief many women have: Men are all dogs.

I laugh as I write this, not from a condescending way, but more so from the perspective that our beliefs truly run our lives. If you are a woman, who desires love with a partner, watch this asap.

Slow down to examine your true beliefs about love and men, then change those that are truly not serving you.

Love, peace, Rev. David

How do You Become a Life Coach?

To become a Certified Life coach, one must have a deep desire to help others, and then go through a highly respected program to receive the tools necessary to really make a difference in the lives of others.

A desire to help others is never enough. The tools needed may just surprise you, so that you actually enhance another's life.

Watch this short video to see what I mean.

Right now, our world needs more people who really care, our world truly needs more life coaches today.

Slow down, and follow your heart, become a Life coach and watch your world change for the better.

Love, peace, Rev. david

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

God's delay, is not God's Denial

So many times when life does not turn out the way we want, we may begin to think about the possibility that God simply does not want us to follow the path we set out for ourselves, yet as we look at many people around us, we'll see that god's delay is not necessarily His denial.

Look at Thomas Edison, President Lincoln, two very famous and successful men that went through years and years of trials and tribulations before succeeding at their life goals.

This short video explains it all.

Slow down, God's delay is not necessarily His denial.

Love, peace, Rev. David

Orianthi: Setting her goals, Achieving her dreams

If you have not heard of the amazing guitarist and singer Orianthi yet, you will soon as she is on her way to achieving her life dreams, right now, right here in the USA.

So many of us set goals, dream about dreams, but then fall short of carrying out the action steps necessary to see them come to fruition.

Watch this short video, then decide that TODAY is the day to finally go after your very own personal dreams.

Slow down, life the life you

Love, peace, Rev. David

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Where is God Daily for You??

I went to the beach recently, and began to write about where God resides for me on a daily basis.

"Just over the molehill of fear, uncertainty, insecurity, jealousy, depression, pain and resentment is bliss. In both, all places, God resides, just waiting for us to call His name. "

Just after writing this, sitting on the cool beach, clouds as thick as lava, the sun breaks through. A sign? No, God Himself.

This video was designed for all of us to watch, slow down, and experience God everywhere.

Slow down. God is.

Love, peace, Rev. David

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Short Meditation : Join Us Now

There are so many benefits to doing even short meditations on a daily basis, so we created one you can do right now!

The "breath meditation", is one of my favorites, that with regular use, can take us to some amazingly deep levels of peace, bliss.

Join us right now, for this 5 minute version.

Slow down, experience the beauty of meditation on a daily basis.

Love, peace, Rev. David

Suze Orman: Financial Guru

Without a doubt , Suze Orman is looked at today as one of the top financial guru's of our times. But did you know that she also has faced some amazing challenges, yes financial ones too, along her path to success?

Watch this video as I share the story Suze gave to me, to find out more!

Slow down to find the peace and success you desire. Just like Suze Orman did.

Love, peace, Rev. David Essel