From Craig’s Journal (from a temporary low, to a wonderful high in minutes)

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I woke up thinking about my life.  There are so many things I want to do and in some ways may be sleeping on.  I remembered the fact that life does not stop for anyone, and that everyday that goes by, I need to be sure to be my authentic self.

In some ways I felt like I was missing the mark, even though for the most part, life is quite good. I also thought about changes that I need to make, and maybe even a dream or two that if I was honest, seemed to be eluding me.  “My perfect relationship, ok most happy relationship, am I in it?  Look at the changes that need to be made. My new meditation center, it’s just a shell of what I would like it to be.  So much potential in so many areas, this is not a test run this is my life!” Needless to say, in that moment, I was not feeling my best.

Then I opened up to a page from my newest, yet to be released book, that I completed at least a year ago. The page was talking about the power of being thankful. I started to feel a little better just reading it. So I decided to put my thankfulness into action. I started thanking God and the Universe for many things. Like my wonderful home, and my children being healthy. I was thankful for my business and being able to be self employed practically all of my life. I thought about all the incredible ways God has blessed me and how the Universe has saved me from what looked like oncoming disaster, so many times.

I was thankful for all my good times, wonderful life and experiences, for my family friends and children. And as far as my meditation center goes. Wow, I actually have one, and it is wonderful, and growing. “Build on it!” Is what I thought. And for the projects that I felt way behind on. I felt appreciation for them and new energy to move on them. I was reminded that this is an adventure. And in my personal life, it has been a great ride and will continue to be. I was back once again, removed from my temporary low.  My exercise in being thankful paid off.

Peace and Blessings
Craig Kimbrough for Positive Guru Blog

A Positive Conversation Amongst Friends

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Ck: I have been feeling sick the past couple days.  Sometimes it takes something like this to find out just how good you normally have it.  In the next couple of days when I am back to normal, I am going to be so thankful. The trivial things that normally get me, won’t even be able to touch me.  I’ll just remind myself that I am so fortunate to be able to function without so much pain.

Tr: Why don’t you start doing that now, be so thankful for all that you have right now?

Ck:  Man I knew you were going to say that!  but that’s ok when you are going through something I can’t wait to say the same thing to you. (Ha ha ha.)

Tr:  I hope you do.  I will probably need to hear it.  Actually, that is what you do. You are always reminding me of what I have, and how good things are. And many times right when I am complaining! You won’t even let me get into it good.

Ck:  Touche.  Time to practice my positivity now.  Be thankful right now.

Tr:  I agree,

Ck:  I am thankful that all my tires have air and I will make it to my destination.  I am thankful that my children are all healthy and happy.  I am thankful that my business is still maintaining well in spite of things being a little slower than usual.  I am thankful that I have good friends in my world to laugh and talk with.  I am thankful for this positive philosophy and my meditation teachings.  I am thankful for the restored health that is on its way. I am thankful for. . .

Craig Kimbrough For Positive Guru Blog

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Positive Poetry…There comes a time to start living as that person

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There comes a time to start living as that person

When this time comes we will know it, and have to be true

Being true to the inner you, is the start of truly being alive

Its the start of something magical, and the whole world is anew

A true moment is so deep, it can last forever

Think back on these moments, when you want to be true

A true moment is so intoxicating, like you had never lived before

And when you are in it you can’t believe all that is taking place

In a true moment, we move past all that has held us back

and say “This is where I have to be, I can’t take it any more”

In a true moment, we take a risk and choose to forget

about how we may look, or obstacles in the way

What we have to gain, is a chance to be alive once again

So we forge forward, and begin to feel free

What do you know, I am alive once again!

When I am true to the moment, it comes in an instant!

 

Craig Kimbrough For Positive Guru Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Power of Atmosphere (a reminder from my ten year old son)

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This morning I was talking with my ten year old son Jordan.  He was showing me the card he made for his mother for Mother’s Day.  He pulled out this very creatively decorated card and then proceeded to read it to me.  At the end he read “I love you Mom more than anything.”  It was truly a wonderful card and I hate to admit it but just for a second when he read that he loved her more than anything I thought to myself.  “Wow what about me?  Well second place isn’t that bad.”  It only ran through my mind for a flash of a second.  And I was careful not to let that fleeting thought show at all on my face, in that flash of a second.  But then he stopped and said “Dad, you know I love you and Mom equally.”  I was blown away.

I told him thank you and that I loved him very much too.  Then I told him, that was very thoughtful for him to say, and asked him where did he get that from.  Where did he hear someone say that phrase “I love you equally.”  He said from “Ricky, Dicky, Nicky, and Dawn.”  He said the names rather quickly, so I had to have him repeat it a few times.  I had no idea what this was.  He explained that it is a television show.  It turns out that it is a show about 10 year old quadruplets. who have nothing in common, are often fighting, but they must work together to solve everyday situations.   But what got me was that I was just thinking about how powerful atmosphere is in shaping children’s lives.  And I was thinking about it in relation to his growth spiritually.  This was confirmation to keep working on keeping him in the spiritual atmosphere.  For me this means having him around my meditation center and classes.  It also meant to keep having him watch movies that depict spirituality, meditation, and life lessons.

I did the same thing with my older kids.  I would take them to and show them any movie that had life lessons in them, or that depicted spirituality, having deeper connections and meditation, and then discuss the movies with them.  I would ask them questions to teach them to look for the lessons in the movie, and then ask “how does this relate to life?”  I do this with Jordan also.  As a matter of fact we see almost every kid movie that comes out and he tells me ahead of time the dates the films are coming out.  There are at least two out right now that we have to go see.

I also have to point out that we must do the same for ourselves.  Keep our mind in the higher atmosphere, flooding it with powerful messages in movies, books, blogs, and conversations.  These life lessons manifest and are reflected in how we adults think, dream, live and behave also.

Peace and Blessings

Craig Kimbrough for Positive Guru Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry (No one gets there playing it safe)

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Meditate often

Let go of all concerns as to how you should be.

Trust the inner voice and feelings that you have.

The more you meditate the more you connected you will be.

Give all you have and let go of the results.

Get into the journey and enjoy this moment.

Believe in the magic and look for harmony.

Don’t forget you are in the adventure right here, right now

When you remember you are in it act like you know it

Move on your ideas, do what you have to do

Don’t be afraid to take a chance

No one gets to where you want to be by playing it safe

Three easy tips for better concentrating during meditation

When we have trouble concentrating during meditation it’s usually because we are not meditating at all. Well we are meditating, but the problem is we are meditating on all the problems we perceive to be in our world. We sit down, say our mantra 2 times and start to think about our life. Of course this is not what we originally hoped for our focus to be on during meditation. We were hoping to let go of our world and find peace of mind, more happiness, ideas, and inspiration.  So I have three tips to help out.

1. Change your walking meditation.  Change what you think and talk about throughout the day prior to meditating sitting down.  Keeping your mind on the positive and on higher possibilities is big.  When you sit down to meditate.  Your mind will gravitate to what you have been focusing on all day long.

2.  When you sit down to meditate.  First bring to mind your concerns worries hopes and dreams.  Remind yourself that a force higher than you is taking care of them and you don’t need to figure out anything.  The Universe will handle it all.  Your sitting down to meditate is only helping you to move into that place where you can see it clearly.  Also know that the answers can show up at any time, from any place.  The Universe will handle how that happens.

3.  When you sit down to meditate, see how many times you actually repeat your mantra. If you are using my video “How to Meditate with the Highest Form of Meditation” the beginning mantra would be A-U-M. After each A-U-M, count, for example say A-U-M then count 1, A-U-M then count repeat that mantra and cout 2. See if you get to 10. If you don’t, try again until you get to 10. After you reach 10, do not count anymore. Continue to repeat the mantra without counting. When you count, do not use your fingers. This brings your concentration below the eyebrow center. In the “How to Meditate video” I do not mention counting with each repetition up to ten. This is only for when having trouble concentrating.

You can even practice this mantra during your day when you are not sitting down meditating. You can do this when you are walking, driving, etc., with your eyes open of course. But when it is time to meditate, you do it with the eyes closed sitting down like on the download

Peace and Blessings

Craig Kimbrough Positive Guru Blog

Springtime Springboard into New Life

As we look around us we are reminded that springtime is a time for rebirth, renewal and second chances, both in nature and in our everyday lives.

Peace and Blessings, Craig Kimbrough for Positive Guru Blog

Today’s Positive Thought (there are always new starts waiting)

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For if you truly believe there is a second chance for you and are willing to work for it, all kinds of ideas and information will magically show up for you to act on.

One might even conclude that the real work is in truly convincing ourselves of the great new possibilities.

 

Craig Kimbrough For Positive Guru Blog

Today’s Positive Poetry (Change)

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What do we do when we want our lives to change?
Change
What do we do when we want our circumstances to be different?
Be different
What do we do when we want people in our lives to behave in a new way?
Behave in a new way
What do we do when we want our lives to be more exciting?
Be more exciting
How do we do these things for a whole new life on a whole new level?
Look for the good everywhere and step up our meditations

Craig Kimbrough
For Positive Guru Blog