Monthly Archives: May 2013

Effortless Effort: The CalmUp® Way

How can I open to effortless effort?

birds in flight

I tweeted my How can I…  question of the day. I first learned about the concept of effortless effort at a meditation retreat during 2007. Now I was ready to integrate this idea like a mantra!

Following my tweet, I Googled effortless effort. I discovered a great article called The Effortless Effort by Maria Rodale on her website, Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen. There I learned that the term is Taoist and refers to aligning ourselves with our true nature. To ensure future contact, I ‘liked’ Maria on Facebook.

What a fun world we live in today. We can research a topic one minute and become friends with an author the next. Within moments, I connected with a like-minded individual… all through effortless effort.

With the help of my CalmUp® Journey, I set an intention for my day. Somehow I made it to work 10 minutes early and began writing this blog before starting my day job. Later, I accomplished the goals I set for the day… again, through effortless effort.

Tomorrow morning’s question:

How can I create a habit of effortless effort?

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CalmUp® mmm… May 27, 2013

If you’re seeing this before Monday morning, it might be Monday morning in Asia!

Embody the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™…

 

 

 

 


It’s a great day to get out in nature and hang with your family.

CalmUp® photo of elk in Evergreen

May you have a beautiful Memorial Day.

 

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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CalmUp® mmm… May 20, 2013

If you’re seeing this before Monday morning, it might be Monday morning in Asia!

Embody the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™…

 

 

 

 

With integrity, I no longer tell others how they should be, think, or feel.

CalmUp® photo of orange flowers

I only share my experience if they are interested in hearing it.

CalmUp® photo of more orange flowers

I open to infinite possibilities and recognize the necessity for the whole.

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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Be the Change You Want to See in the World: A New Perspective

You’ve heard the quote by Mahatma Gandhi. Have you ever given it more than a second thought? Today, after experiencing a third thought, I decided it was time to speak up.

If you haven’t heard about the CalmUp® Journey, it is a life map developed to support people to empower and accept themselves. When I took my own CalmUp® Journey today, I was struck by the notion of having dark feelings versus being the dark. One breath later, I considered being the light.

CalmUp® photo of melting snow on pine

The CalmUp® Journey teaches that we need all parts of ourselves to create our wholeness. In other words, we acknowledge both the darkness and the light, what we call the shadow self and the essential self. When we simply accept and love all parts of ourselves, we open to being the light we want to see in the world.

IT’S ABOUT YOU:

  1. What deep meaning does Mahatma Gandhi’s quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world” have for you?
  2. If you catch yourself frequently taking on a persona of darkness, why not also take on a persona of lightness?
  3. What does being the light mean for you in your life?
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CalmUp® mmm… May 13, 2013

If you’re seeing this before Monday morning, it might be Monday morning in Asia!

Embody the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™…

 

 

 

 

Repeat after me: I open to accepting this day in its entirety.

CalmUp® photo of blossoms

 

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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CalmUp® mmm… May 6, 2013

If you’re seeing this before Monday morning, it might be Monday morning in Asia!

Embody the CalmUp® Monday Morning Moment™…

 

 

 

 

 

CalmUp® photo of purple tulips with snow

I make a list of what I hope to accomplish for the day and imagine how I’ll feel when it’s all done. I’m feeling relaxed as I move forward with my day.

CalmUp® photo of purple tulips

What would you do to regain 100% of your energy?

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Author: Dr. Lorie Gose

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