Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Rhythms of Thanksgiving

the colors of delight 

Courage, dignity, and confident beauty are rhythms of Thanks-giving. They are inner music that connects us with the intuitive shine of gratitude.

An attitude of gratitude is like a beam of light. The reflection is silent. We are thinking with our senses and feeling with our minds.

Thinking sensually is how we search for balance and justice in ourselves and our world. Confident beauty is inner peace. With open eyes, ears, heart and mind, we kiss the lips of gratitude. It feels good.

Being thankful is tuning-in to cosmic heartbeats of wonder,  freedom and love. As the poets say, "the subject is always love." I believe in the power of humanity.

Like leaves dancing in the wind, we are part of nature and feel rhythms of living. To be thankful, we don't have to think outside of the box because there is no box. Intuitively, we are energy of life that connects through lightwaves, sound waves, the sensuality of soul, and chance.

I live in New York City, the melting pot of the world. Every day, centuries of historical prejudice that plague other nations is erased here. I'm writing this on the no.4 train, packed full of people of every age and hue. This is an easy time for me to reflect on being thankful.


I'm thankful to have a place to live and food to eat. I'm thankful to know my family and where I come from. I'm thankful that I'm not persecuted for my religion or sex.  I'm thankful for courageous people all over the world who choose justice and love. 

I'm thankful for ingenuity and resilience of the human spirit. I'm thankful to be alive, to see the sunrise, to feel the kiss of moonlight and to dance and dance with the mysteries and magic of sensuality.

Any day is a good day to inhale reflection and exhale Peace. Make time for a deep breath once a day. Celebrate and be thankful for your body, heart and soul. Dance with rhythms of cosmic love.

Choose love and don't ever let fear turn you against your playful heart. ~ Jim Carrey
Enjoy this inspiring video.


#jbernard

Written on a crowded commute from NYC to Brooklyn.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Weight of Happiness

Ever since happiness heard your name, 
it has been running through the streets trying to find you. ~Hafiz

Does happiness chase us? If so, why don't we turn around and embrace it? 
The weight of happiness is something people don’t talk about... I suppose, if we have diet goals or Destiny goals, it would be spelled the wait of happiness.

The weight of happiness is inner wanting. We carry it around like a layer of protective fat. Inner happiness reminds us who we are and grounds us with bold courage to face the day. It connects with what makes us tick and ignores demands that are destructive.

If you run from happiness, maybe it’s because you don’t know who you are. The hardest person to know is ourself because it's hard to see the whole picture. Because our eyes don’t have good depth perception, sky divers are taught to ‘look at the horizon’ to gauge where they are. On the horizon of Life - kindness, dignity, justice and peace are easy to recognize when you look for them.

The weight of happiness is sensual thinking that grounds passion, with patience, dignity, courage and innocent curiosity. Natural curiosity is hunger for the flavors of life. To feel weightless, we balance experience with appetites of heart, mind, body and soul. Happiness is awareness of self-respect and the confidence to trust it.

Curiosity is the horizon of being. Be open to the unexpected.  It's intuitive to be curious with your senses. Intuitive thinking is how you balance input from mind, body and spirit. What we sense drives us into the arms of inspiration, where perhaps we discover a business opportunity or sometimes,  cosmic love. Notice what you sense and you will be vibrant. 

Inner happiness flows.  Like the clouds in the sky, it is never static. Embrace it. Being curious leads to happiness by relaxing useless inhibitions. Doors open.

Don’t run from happiness waiting for you. Like weather, happiness is not always what we expect. When you fine-tune your senses, the rhythm of happiness is a lightness of being. Trust what feels right. Dance with weightless momentum of change.  Dignity is a calm attitude of self-respect that breathes in your heart. Attract happiness into your Life with your smile, and then, face it with dignity.

Think with your senses and feel with your mind and the rainbow of Life swirls into a path of golden opportunity. The weight of happiness is here.
" Be yourself; everyone else is already taken "~~~~ Oscar Wilde
Maya Angelou - Rainbow Connection
Sarah McLaghlan - Rainbow Connection 

#janebernard  





Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Bridge Between

 Love is the bridge between you and everything. ~Rumi

We are knocked off-balance by the senseless deaths in Paris. Stunned by violence, we are forced to reflect and question "why?" The answer is vile. We turn to inner courage for reflection. We search our character for intuitive cues to connect our thinking with personal integrity and love.

Intuitive thinking is the heroic path of the heart that guides us with character, not with emotions or thoughts. Navigating chaotic seas of change and violence in our world, we use it to ground social fears with anchors of perspective, honor and passion. We intuitively renew dignity and gratitude to connect our hearts with inner harmony. Inner character is love that replaces fear with perspective

Love appears in many forms. We sense it as as courageous and may call it: integrity, dignity and honor. Self-discipline and kindness open our eyes to cosmic love. All love is a kind of balance and so is character. Intuitive thinking is how to organically balance boundaries, responsibilities and rewards, on the path of love. Intuition is part of our survival instinct. It is a portal to the courage we need to trust from the heart. 

Trust creates Peace. With the tragic loss of lives in Paris, there are renewed calls for peace and understanding around the world. Character connects us with boundaries of self-respect and dignity to guide the way.

Cosmic love is a fragile spark that never dies. Winds of courage, patience, dignity and determination are passions that turn it to flame. When passions of character are tuned to Love we thrive, heal and bring comfort. Let's send healing on wings of comfort around the world. 

We can break blocks of social confusion by renewing awareness of the big picture of values and passions that bring us joy. As upheaval happens, sadness, curiosity, frustration, tenacity, loyalty, courage, dignity and patience are ways to reflect, create and affirm strategies for success, understanding and love. 
#JaneBernard










Saturday, November 7, 2015

Stay Connected


Stay connected with strategies that come from the heart.

Life gets tangled. We go through storms of living and don't know how long they will last. Tangles turn into knots and we may blame ourselves. When the big picture gets lost, passions fade. Get untangled. Notice what you sense and stay connected.

Fine-tune what you see, hear, taste, touch and smell to stay connected with the heart of your needs. Talk less; sense more. Listen with your ears, eyes, mind and spirit. The power of passion always kicks-in when we use intuitive tools like courage, tenacity, patience or dignity to find understanding. Sensual thinking automatically resets focus and primes clarityBe gentle with yourself. The truth is never jarring.

Your unique sensual power of perspective is important and exciting. You know much more than you realize. You can pick-up the slack  and stay connected to what matters by keeping the big picture in focus. It's easy to build passions that are vibrant connections with funspirit and common sense, by thinking with your senses and feeling with your mind.

Different challenges need different solutions. Sensual thinking is the organic way we connect with good timing and variety. Your intuitive perspective naturally stays relaxed. That's why it's automatic to sync with change and love
Frustration and doubt throw us off balance.


Tune-in to simplicity you sense,  honesty you feel and the anchor of experience. You  will discover balance and traction. Thinking sensually lead to a relaxed tuned-in state of mind. 

Intuitive tools like courage, dignity, patience, curiosity and tenacity tap into inner strength to keep you clearly in sync with your life. Patience is the intuitive reality check that saves time and deletes confusion. Don't be afraid to trust it to stay connected. 


Life is finite, don't waste time fighting with change. Think sensually to have momentum and connection. Use intuitive filters of courage, tenacity and dignity to keep the resilient focus you need to stay true to yourself. 

Like music, life has many notes, refrains and melodies. Dance more. Take time to feel the music in your heart. Discover your intuitive power to connect with change. When life gets tangled:

  • Have an attitude of forgiving. Often the person to forgive is you. Anger and regret are detours that tangle. The past is history. You are here now. Today is your opportunity to stay connected to the voice in your heart.
  •  Be bold. Change rooms in your mind for a day.

Be more observant. Take time to see what's going on to be in sync with the big picture of your life and our planet. Answers are blowing in the wind.


Bob Dylan, Blowin in the Wind.












reprint from Sensual Thinking