Connect_Support_Guide — Your Life Source/Spirit*/Flow
Are You a Part of the Herd? … Or Standing Apart … and Just Trying to Be Heard?
Even if you have fully found your own authentic and distinctive voice … being heard these days can be especially challenging. ‘Herd behavior’ now runs as rampant as the once free-roaming buffalo … with only a few voices distinctly heard among the masses. If you feel lost in the crowd … and wonder if, how, or why … this seems to especially be happening to you … the truth is -*- you are far from alone.
Going unnoticed now routinely happens at many levels: 1) Near-instant ‘critical breaking news’ reduces ‘The Evening News’ to a mere recap and update of a select-few, already-known events of the day; 2) the few people who gain public attention are briefly showcased, elevated and highlighted … as notable winners, misfits, and even partial losers; and 3) new LinkedIn ‘Connections’ and Facebook ‘Friends’ are constantly added, yet few people claim to feel more connected … to more truly-close friends.
Getting and keeping attention is more difficult. Winning happens less, and attention spans are shallow and short-lived. Win or lose, well-intended or otherwise … our technology and quest to be more connected in life … has also left many feeling less noticed … less successful, less fully alive … and less connected — to others -*- and even to one’s life spirit.
Many who continue the struggle … go as unheard and unnoticed as those whose spirits have quietly shriveled. And the ‘biggest violators and complete losers’ who occasionally emerge … are clearly branded as ‘ill exceptions’ to the herd, and quickly dismissed, hidden, and discarded.. Good or bad, all in all, far more people feel left out, alone and even broken … than we hear about and acknowledge.
We continue to look to others for inspiration, validation, and support; and as this remains missing, we wonder … what has happened … why we’ve been left unheard, undiscovered, unfulfilled, and uninspired … and what, if anything, we can do. Progress that seemed doable in the past can seem nearly impossible now — leaving many to assume something must be wrong with themselves. We have collectively accepted ‘the competition game’ as our inherent required ‘path for life’; and few are stepping up to question this, change, seek, explore, try out, or champion other connected positive life pathways.
In the past we could do nothing, wait, or find something fun, relaxing or soothing -*- to prompt our inspiration to return. Now even these steps can fail to restore one’s spirit: The weight becomes heavier as the wait grows longer; what entertains is often short-lived; and what soothes us … can also continue … to drain the very life out of us.
A Senior Citizen Advocate recently described how this loss of life spirit often plays out among increasingly-passive residents in some institutions. As one’s life-directed actions lessen, life spirit silently fades; and lives become impaired and literally shortened. And while this ‘passive proceeding’ is already blindly leading to life-reducing and endangering consequences in such facilities, little is being noted about how this is also now happening at large … across human life. The growing loss of spirit is widely apparent: There’s more than a fiscal cliff ahead; and there’s little positive redirection … among the wandering human herd.
Beyond our quest to be competitive, we have also mistaken ‘what passively informs, entertains, and soothes’ as ‘what actively supports one’s life’. We are neglecting to actively nurture what positively connects and steers us -*- our own human spirit. This life-endangering ‘detachment’ is unknowingly happening at large. No protests, no demonstrations, no wake up calls … Not this time — Nobody seems to be saying much.
‘Staying actively involved with life’ has transitioned for many … to simply ‘being passive’. This leads to … less and less … championing of life. Our entire herd … including all who are wandering, unnoticed and ‘unheard’ … may be … nearing … a deadly avalanche.
Something more is needed now — to connect, guide, and support one’s life: Life is calling: The time has come to rally around ‘This Life Calling’. Active, self-initiated, well-intended, life-engaging, inviting, and supportive -*- ‘Nurturing One’s Ongoing Life Spirit’ -*- is now more than a self-investment or even a life mission: This is our life-saving answer -*- to own this ‘Calling for Life’ -*- and our shared opportunity to support and extend life as well*.
Do This Now … for Yourself … for Others -*- for Life: Start with your Self -*- Be Human -*- Love to LIVE; Support Your Spirit and Care for Your Life.
Actively and Positively -*- Connect_Support_Guide Your Life *
GO Connect to The Source as You Find IT -*- Actively Nurture Your Spirit -*- Adjust and Continue the Connected Life Flow -*- Fully LIVE WELL !
1) G_ather Support: Get in-*-to Your Own Life Support Source -*-
Where and how you find ‘Life Support’ is uniquely personal to you -*- and is well beyond what others in life can provide to and for you alone. Whether you experience the connection in your heartbeat, through your breath, in the wind, among the cards, with music, across the seasons, from the earth, through the water flow, in the skies, with your Higher Power, or otherwise -*- I_ncrease the Love: You have this Source of Support, for Life.
(Being passive or headstrong now will only move you closer toward the cliff. GO in-*-to this Supportive Life Source; positively nurture your spirit *.)
2) O_pen the Way: Do ‘Life Spirit’ -*- Your Life Truly Depends on This -*- Take Steps; Actively LIVE!
(‘Do or Die’ is much more than a mere slogan; ‘Doing Life Spirit’ is central and critical to life -*-)
Actively participate: Support the positive direction and flow of your life, for life.
T_end to LIVE and Care (TLC*): Take Self-Directed Action -*- Proactively, for Life -*- in Diverse, Life-Connected, Supportive and Expansive Ways (fun, focused, reflective, restful).
Wish This Could Be Easy to Remember And Do?
Even if this seems difficult now, easy and inviting steps and ways to fully ‘LIVE’ 1) are with you for life, 2) are reflected in the simple harmony of our life-supporting seasons, and 3) are freely available to you now -*- for life. GO on … LIVE WELL -*-
LIVE Fully -*- Be Heard Among the Herd:
Whether you choose to be part of the herd … or apart from the herd.
Across all types of weather …whether you find the beat … or are your own drummer -*-
Stay positively connected, securely grounded, and actively engaged in life, for life (all ways, always): Gather life-connected support and take life-engaging steps -*- in, across, and for life. This is the key -*- to comfortably guide your ongoing life_, voice your spirit*, and be heard.
Life -*- is Far More Than Winning a Game:
Actively Love -*- Positively LIVE * For Life …
You’ve got Spirit -*- (Yes You Do) Nurture IT -*-
Love to LIVE WELL -*- For You, For Others, For Life *
Ever notice the supportive notes/tunes/songs that emerge in your head from time to time? Those small, barely-heard, soothing sounds … often in contrast with the chatter in your mind. This ‘accompanying voice’ can ‘soundly’ serve you … to anchor … nurture … and enlarge your spirit -*- enabling you to positively shape, balance, and impact your day and your life.
It can happen anytime … even when stressed …, even across these frenzied days. Often most noticeable as you awaken, you may casually hear these ‘sound tones’ -*- somehow and somewhere adrift … floating among your competing thoughts, plans, and concerns. Let the music -*- simply lead you.
Whether a few patterned tones or entire songs, such supportive tunes really can help you. Even if in doubt, try this: Listen to the notes -*- Provide your own anchoring steps -*- Add to the Music.
Do This to Build That Still Small Voice When You Hear a Pleasant Tune Inside:
Acknowledge the supportive sounds; express this as you notice the flow. As you breathe, gently extend the tune to yourself … convey it through successive ‘in and out’ relaxed ‘breath tones’ you take and make -*- Soft, barely-audible, matching whistle-like sounds in your breath … that you alone can hear. Briefly do just this much a few times (project the sounds on to yourself, by yourself), and you will positively guide your life spirit. Soon you will likely notice more emerging sound music … and recognize more opportunities to express it, enjoy it, anchor it, and add to it -*- as you bring it to life.
If this sounds unfamiliar to you, just listen for supportive ‘notes’, especially as you awaken. And even if you have already been doing this (noticing & reproducing the sounds), you likely have yet to realize the full extent of life-enriching potential and value.
So Why Bother?
One’s Life Spirit is needed to add energy to life. Life Spirit -*- is silently slipping away for many these days … and is going unnoticed by others. Music that calls to you offers key elemental inspiration (a Heart-inspired Spirit) in your life, for life. You can add to this -*- from the Heart -*- to help power your life.
Continue to Add ‘Music’ to Your Life in Your Own Ways: How positive sounds … connect to positive thoughts … and progress to sound, positive, life-supportive actions as well … has intrigued and perplexed people across the ages. Now you can 1) proactively make the connections, 2) reliably link this to clear actions, and 3) experience transformative positive outcomes for yourself. Choose and do what fits for you. Try more of this -*- from the heart -*- to continue to add music to your life: Gently Hum Along; Sing or Play Along; and Blend Other Positive Actions that Fit for You, and you’ll extend the inspiration to your day and life as well. Supportively expand this -*- ‘Add to the Music’ in your life each day. Simply/Soundly/Supportively -*- Add Your Own Style -*- ‘Music’ From the Heart -*- to Your Life. Own Your ‘Lifestyle’: Anyone from any lifestyle … can supportively add … their own inspiring ‘music’ … their own style -*- to their own life … with caring positive action … each day. It’s Your Life -*- GO LIVE IT -*-
Sounds Too Simple? Decades ago, as I pursued my education, my father, who said he was never depressed, shared his simple wisdom: “Get up in the morning and hear the birds sing.” -*- He’s long gone now -*- and the music goes on. Somehow I’ve learned to better appreciate his heartfelt echo -*- as more than a bird-brain notion.
Need Clinical Proof? I repeatedly saw my mother, as an active nurse, casually stroll home after her hospital night shift -*- with a gentle supportive rhythm in her step. Both parents told me of my many infant nights they had sat up with me -*- rocking and soothingly singing -*- to ease my congestion and free my breath. I later witnessed the caring rush of the medical team -*- as they wheeled Barney Clark with his newly-implanted artificial heart -*- monitoring and tending to that first beating device. These hearts long ago stopped ticking; and mine has kept on going -*- past brain surgeries, across more decades, to this time and beat -*- joining your heart and the individual sound beats -*- still occurring and continuing on … in you now, as well.
The ‘sound’ elements that comprise music (melody-harmony-tempo-rhythm) really do begin in the heart -*- and power one’s life spirit. Life starts with … and is nourished and sustained by … one’s ‘sound’ heartbeat. You can find that still small voice in your own heartbeat -*- and you can also note your own heartfelt examples of when ‘the music’ has supported, freed and enlarged your spirit. This continues on, for life … in-*-to your life, as ‘well’. GO on -*- simply build upon it; add rhythm to your steps, with each beat and breath. Love to LIVE: Just as you would support and nurture an infant, you can encourage that still small voice in you.
Summary -*- Do What You Can Do For Yourself -*- 4 Life
Listen to ‘The Music’ -*- Take Your Own Steps -*- Add to This.
Prosper in Harmony, from the Heart, with ‘Life Spirit’ -*-
With every breath you take -*- and each step you make,
Through It All -*- There Is Love*
Be Your Own Inspiring Life-Affirming Example:
Build Upon that ‘Still Small Voice’ -*- Let ‘The Music’ Simply Lead You
GO on … Add to IT … LIVE WELL -*- For ‘Goodness’ Sake.
‘The Life Explorer’s Guide’, a novel companion for life, may also be of value to you.
Connected life stories & anchoring music unveil The 8 ‘Sound’ -*- Life Spirit Key Steps
Keep the Music Alive -*-
Please share with others …
Thank You -*- I wish you WELL!
I left the TV on last night for a change. ‘America’s Got Talent’ was on … and, for some reason, this diverse blend of dancers, musicians, magicians, acrobats, comedians and more … all competing to become ‘America’s top talent’ …
had me observing how our culture’s extreme focus on competition, perfection, and external validation — as the key primary indicator of worth — has dangerously and silently become critically spirit-compromising, life-limiting, and life-endangering.
An alarming overstatement? Hang on: The herd behavior of our media-driven populace may already be creating clear signs of life erosion that prove this is true.
So, Who is Leading?
Let’s look beyond the popular TV show — to explore what we each regard as deserving ‘talent’ -*- in ourselves, others, and life.
We claim to prize individuality, uniqueness, and diversity of expression and contribution as precious commodities …, yet our social and now self ‘sanctioning and approval system’ acknowledges and rewards as ‘fully most deserving’ only those few who truly stand out, outshine, and outperform the others. Being ‘average’ is now ‘a failure’ …, with unselected talented contestants, bachelors, bachelorettes, and 2nd place Olympians as ‘losers’ … who at times now feel as ‘disappointed failures’ for not being ‘the very best’.
What Has Happened:
While ‘continuous improvement’ and optimal or peak performance remain as ‘good things’, our competitive, ‘be #1’ focus has grown so extreme that ‘individual human spirits’ have suffered, lost momentum, and also faded … often without our own individual and collective awareness. Our regressive incremental loss of spirit is also a loss of life energy … and since ‘life’ is ‘energy’, a loss of ‘life’ is literally occurring as this energy loss happens. As conditions have become more difficult for many, the rallying call, “We’ve got Spirit, yes we do!”, is rarely heard.
Anyway, this is quite the life-compromising and unnoticed price to pay … as we blindly stride on … delaying, reducing, and sacrificing the experience of joy … in our quest to 1) ‘be the best’, 2) make joy contingent on outperforming many others, and 3) delay gratification while ‘progressing’ through the continually-narrowing funnel of competition..
Why This Matters:
Our commitment to ‘superiority through competition and winning’
is overshadowing our commitment to ‘Life -*- through equality and acceptance’. Yikes!
Aspects of our public culture have transitioned from
Prizing one another’s natural, authentic ‘no two snowflakes are alike’ unique ‘all-as-one’ life-deserving beauty and nature … (i.e. Life’s most perfect gift of all is what you display as you attempt to do your best -*- authentically, with the best positive intentions …)
‘This often is simply not good enough’ (i.e. It often won’t get you ‘the prize’ in life after all).
Along with those who still love to compete are some who once did and now simply follow. Others are less inclined to nurture and fully display their unique evolving skills and deserving human spirit.
Only you can decide what the friendly competition on a well-intended TV show reveals … and you can sense for yourself in life when you and others prize ‘only the most perfect of all performers’ as more deserving than ‘unique existing and evolving talent’.
What You Can Do For Yourself -*- 4 Life
What adds energy to life -*- One’s Life Spirit … is silently slipping away for many … and going unnoticed by others …
Life literally depends on ‘IT’ – our Life Spirit – to survive.
What can we do about IT?
Embrace Life -*- Be a Life-Affirming Example.
Keep the Spirit alive -*- freely nurture and express it -*- as ‘WELL’.
Love to LIVE -*- Energetically …
GO on … LIVE WELL -*- For ‘Goodness’ Sake.
‘The Life Explorer’s Guide’, a novel companion for life, may also be of value to you.
Connected life stories & anchoring music unveil ‘The Sound-Supported* Key Life Steps -*-
Keep the Music Alive -*-
Thank You -*- I wish you WELL! Please share with others …
It’s Your Turn 2 Care -*- Simply Flow in Harmony
Love 2 LIVE -*-
Add to the ‘Music’ -*-
IT Can Happen 4 You as WELL
I ncrease the Love You Give;
T end to LIVE and Care (TLC*)
Be Your Own Positive Life Example -*-
Add Your Special TLC* as WELL
T end -*- Supportively Coach Your Life Spirit
L IVE -*- Positively Voice Your Life Spirit
C are -*- Complete Your Own Novel Life -*-
Key Life (Spirit) Coach/Musician/Author -*-
‘The Life Explorer’s Guide’, a novel companion for life, may also be of value to you. Connected life stories unveil ‘The Sound-Supported Steps -*- For Leading Lives’ -*- with ‘Notes from a Friend’ as ‘WELL’. GO Explore Free -*- Here, Now …
Thank You -*- I wish you WELL!
A Change in Pace -*- Something in this may be of value to you as ‘WELL’:
‘The Life Explorer’s Guide’, a novel companion for life, may be of value to you as well. Connected life stories unveil ‘The Sound-Supported Steps -*- For Leading Lives’; with more ‘Notes from a Friend’ as ‘WELL’. GO Explore Free -*- Here, Now … Thank You -*- Again I wish you WELL!