Clarity Holistic Health

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Daily Clarity and Calm


April 2021

April 1, 2021


Thoughts For The Day


Notice what brings you peace, calm, and clarity.

Take time to journal about it and/or draw about it.

If you haven't started a journal for 2021, consider starting today.

Journals are a great way to capture the patterns of our emotions, thoughts, and actions.

Get to know "you" better.



Quote For The Day


“Raise your words, not voice.
It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”


― Rumi



Reflective Questions for Journaling


1.  List three ways you are hard on yourself.


2.  How can you support your individual needs more?


3.  What can you do today to be compassionate to self?


April 2, 2021


Quote For The Day


“How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change. And how ironic that the difficult times we fear might ruin us are the very ones that can break us open and help us blossom into who we were meant to be.”


― Elizabeth Lesser
Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow



Reflective Questions for Journaling


1.  What change or changes are you currently resisting?


2.  Is it possible to relax "into" the changes happening and notice any differences that occur?


3.  Can you let go of worry related to the changes happening, if even for just awhile?



Journal Prompt


 Notice any differences and journal about this process.


April 3, 2021


Quote For The Day


“What would you do if you weren't afraid?”


― Sheryl Sandberg
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead



Reflective Questions for Journaling


1.  What is your greatest fear?


2.  How long have you had this fear?


3.  What have you done to "face this fear"?



Journal Prompt


 Journal or draw about this fear and how you can overcome it.


April 4, 2021


Quote For The Day


“Life is about accepting the challenges along the way,
choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.”


― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart



Reflective Questions for Journaling


1. What is a challenge you are currently facing?


2.  What options do you have to help deal with the challenge?



April 5, 2021


"In order to grow, you must give up the struggle
to remain the same, and learn to embrace change at all times."


- Michael A. Singer



Reflective Questions for Journaling


1.  What thoughts come to mind after reading the above quote?


2.  Do you embrace change when it occurs?


April 6, 2021


"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."


- Mother Teresa



Reflective Questions for Journaling


As you reflect on today's quote, consider the possible outcomes of harsh judgment towards self and others.  Perhaps you acquired a "habit" of perceiving others who are different than you, from experiences in your formative years.  Think back to conversations around the dinner table as you were growing up and discussions at school, church, or other gatherings.  


1.  Have you ever felt as if others were judging you in a negative way?


2.  How did this impact your self-esteem?


3.  Do you judge yourself and/or others - in a harsh way?


4.  What are positive alternatives to negative judgment?


5.  How might a change of how you respond to others, have a positive impact on self and/or others?

April 7, 2021


Quote For The Day


“When you come to another with love in your heart,
asking nothing, only offering that love,
you create miraculous relationships.”


― Wayne W. Dyer
Real Magic: Creating Miracles in Everyday Life



Reflective Questions for Journaling


1.  How do you feel about the above quote?  


2.  Are there times when love seems "not enough"?


Explore your reactions and thoughts to the above quote.  You may notice a variety of emotions emerge and that is okay.  Perhaps you have offered love to another and a miraculous relationship did not result.  Practice the art of "Just Noticing".  Notice the subtle and the obvious in situations and conversations.  Notice the emotions that arise from within.  For today, "notice" the thoughts and reflections that arise about love and relationships.

April 8, 2021


Quote For The Day


“If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don't tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate. Even if we hear something and we don't understand we make assumptions about what it means and then believe the assumptions. We make all sorts of assumptions because we don't have the courage to ask questions.”


― Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom



Reflective Questions for Journaling


1.  What initial thoughts came up for you as you read today's quote?


2.  What assumptions do you make when you hear another person speak?


3.  Is there anything that influences the assumptions you make when talking to another person?

The sound of their voice?   The rate and tone of their speech?  The clothes they wear?  Etc.


Gaining insight into how our thinking and beliefs are influenced, even in very subtle ways, helps us become more aware of our habits of thought and action.  Today, bring awareness to the subtle differences you observe in others and also in yourself.

April 9, 2021


Quote For The Day


“We love the things we love for what they are.”


― Robert Frost



Reflective Questions for Journaling


1. What thoughts arose as you read today's quote?


2.  What does the word "love" mean to you?



Today - explore the word "love" and all the many sides to it.


Today - love what is without trying to fix it.


April 10, 2021

Quote For The Day


“We stood in silence, and then the long-haired man repeated, “You are in pain. Do you know why?” “No, why?” I asked, even though I certainly did know why. “Because you are afraid.” “Afraid of what?” “Afraid of yourself,” the man said, placing his hand on his chest and patting his heart. “You are afraid to feel your real feelings. You are afraid to want what you really want. What do you want?”


― Elizabeth Lesser

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow



Reflective Question for Journaling


1.  What thoughts come to mind as you read the above quote?



April 11, 2021


Quote For The Day


“When you do things from your soul,
you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”


― Rumi



Reflective Questions for Journaling


1.  What thoughts come to mind when you hear or read the word "joy"?


2.  What’s one thing you can do right now to be more connected to joy?



April 12, 2021


Quote For The Day


"Everything is either an opportunity to grow,

or an obstacle to keep you from growing.
You get to choose."


- Dr. Wayne Dyer



Reflective Questions for Journaling


1.  What opportunities are currently awaiting you?


2.  Do new opportunities excite you?


April 13, 2021

Quote For The Day


“Every time you replace a fearful thought with a loving thought,

you make the world a better place.”


― Denise Linn



Reflective Questions for Journaling


For today's reflective journaling, choose one issue or situation that you feel fearful about.  Bring all your focus and attention to this one specific emotion and how it impacts your life.


1. Is the fear a warning sign telling you to stop something you are doing or about to start doing? 


2. Is this fear rational or irrational? 


3. Is the fear based on facts or fiction? 


4. If the fear is based on facts, what are those facts? 


5. If the fear is based on fiction, what are the actual facts?


6. Is there anything that you can do to diminish the possibility of what you fear, from actually happening? 


7. If fear was not holding you back, what would you start doing right now?