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Being confident without being arrogant

*confident-self-assured, certain

*arrogant-aggressively assertive, overbearing

It’s really very simple.

What feeling or force do you have when giving advice or instruction? Whether you are a teacher, doctor, mentor, supervisor, etc…what tone do you use to speak to & with others? Do you leave someone better off with your statement and feeling better for it or just the opposite-making only yourself feel better to prove a point?

I was at the dentist’s office the other day.  A place I’m not particularly fond of-would have rather gone fishing, read a good book or water the flowers.  Heck, anything but go to the Dentist.

But I did summon enough courage to go and have my teeth cleaned. Just a cleaning, mind you. I was told this was a new method of hydrosonic cleaning, faster and more efficient but was not told I’d need to come dressed for it- in a raincoat and shower cap.

After being in the chair and holding the saliva ejector for some minutes while also holding a dentists appliance the first time…I was able to withstand the intermittent showers much better than the dose of command given by the dental hygienist. “Close your mouth-You are spraying everywhere!” Her command was quite arrogant (it seemed to me) as it left me feeling like I never wanted to come back again. I did abruptly reply, “Thank you for the instructions!” And said so in the same forceful way that she had given me the instruction.  And I didn’t feel good about responding that way either.

But there is a lesson to be learned. Not everyone is perfect using a saliva ejector after a short practice run. Sometimes it takes a bit of practice to be self-confident.  And when one is self-confident, self-assured, it never demeans the other.  In fact, it makes them feel better about the whole procedure.  So regardless at what end you find yourself at, keep this in mind when dealing with people- it helps being confident without being arrogant to others.  

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I Feel like Blogging…Sometimes

In my opinion, blogging is all about sharing a part of yourself.  If someone can learn something or be helped by your blogging, then it is well worth it to blog.   So, I blog…sometimes. 🙂

I don’t have time to read all the many blogs I’m subscribed to or have voluntarily offered to follow, but I try.  I find that I learn something about the other out there in the world, too.

Communication is so essential in our lives, for it the woof and warp of life itself!  It IS life!  Life survives and thrives by and with and in communication with the other.  There wouldn’t be so many divisions in every area of life if we actually sat down and got in communication, now would there?

And that, that is in communication, is in community….  Oh, how I love the word community.  From that we get communion*.

Have a wonderful rest of the day!  And thanks for allowing me to commune with you.

If you feel that you cannot communicate as you wish to in life, then by all means check out the helpful, free course here.  You’ll be happy you did! 🙂

“Communion.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 21 May 2017.

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Good Vibrations

No matter your political or religious affiliations, sending positive thoughts and vibes to others in need around the world and near you is needed.  It works!

Example:

You can walk into a room right now and feel the vibrations.  Are they light, positive and cheerful or are they negative leaving you with a heaviness.  No one need to say a word; it is felt.

So, what are you waiting for?!  We CAN do something about the state of our environment right now and it all begins with a decision to put it there.

Much love to you!

Front cover I AM Spirit

“In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves”. mmr

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New Book Just Out

Yes!  A valuable product is now on the market…and one that I’m very proud of.  It’s been in the making since 2009 and happy to see the birth of it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

I AM Spirit is a spiritual book without being religious.  It crosses all barriers to forge what’s common in each of us, our Spirit.  I hope that you’ll find it inspiring and beautiful, too…the illustrations are from a prolific artist from Amsterdam, NL!  Junai Meijer and I collaborated on this amazing project since its inception to book format in October 2016.

Reading the book and enjoying its pictures is like a long drink of water for a thirsty traveller…Enjoy.

Front cover I AM Spirit