Category Archives: Diary Entries

Reports and thoughts on happenings in life.

Are you sad?

Sadness, what are you choosing?

The link below takes you to a Facebook post that explains more eloquently than I could how bringing joy to others is the route to being joyful ourselves. It is by Dr Wayne Dyer.

I trust that if this is the message you were meant to hear today you will follow the link and find something useful.

https://www.facebook.com/drwaynedyer/posts/10152039706056030

A taster…

“I have found that most of the times that I am engrossed in sadness due to a problem it is because of something that someone else has said or done, or failed to do. So this is the “problem.” I am sad because of the actions or inactions of others. Now, of course, this is an illusion; something that I have created in my thoughts. It is in my mind that I am experiencing the “problem.” So, what is the solution? It is always so simple that I often conk myself on the head for not realizing sooner.”

In the post he talks about where we can go from here…

Best wishes

Alastair

What’s the last thing you do before going to bed?

What can really help?

Sometimes  we have days that we maybe wish we hadn’t, could be for several reasons.

Remember, the things we don’t like about our lives are things that we can make choices about.

Accepting things as they are instead of expecting things to be a certain way and being happy no matter what, are two of the most important things to achieve on our road to creating the life we desire.

So what about bed time?

Go to sleep on a positive thought.

It doesn’t matter how bad a day you have had. At bed time put all that behind you and look forward.

The past is the past as soon as our next moment has started. And you really can choose how you feel about anything. The past is just there for us to learn from and…

… provide us with happy thoughts with which to raise our vibration before we go to sleep.

Choose that thought now and drift off, tomorrow is another day, make it a better one, by choice.

Thanks to a good friend for inspiring to write this.

Best wishes

Alastair

Listening

Do you really listen?

Facebook comment response

My friend Sally put up a comment on Facebook just now telling of how she saw someone walking a child to school and missing the opportunity to talk to them as they were wearing headphones.

This was my response that I felt I should share:

It is good to listen.

Something I have learnt recently is to ‘really’ listen.

Don’t go thinking about your next question or the next point you want to make, just listen.

Take in every word they are saying.

Trust that when they have finished you will know what to say next.

You will, that’s how a conversation works.

Not paying full attention or being distracted by other things is what kills conversation.

Try it, it really helps you get in touch with people.

Best wishes

Alastair

Judgement and Condemnation

Why Not?

When we judge or condemn someone or something, we are judged and condemned ourselves.

So choose not to judge or condemn and instead, see things how they really are and in that you will find peace.

Why did you bring this to yourself today?

Think about it quietly for but a minute and you will know.

Best wishes

Alastair

 

Quieting Your Mind

Lots of Thoughts?

One of the things that can hold people back is the inability to have time to think about those things that they desire in life, their goals.

Without goals how will you know what to choose when a decision has to be made? (More on that another day I feel!)

Getting Some Quiet Time

There are times when one needs to quieten the mind so that one can start to introduce guided thoughts rather than just having to react to random thoughts that prevent us creating the lives we desire.

There are various names for the techniques of quietening the mind and being aware of ‘now’ and the power that there is in it.

The best selling author on creating the life you desire, Andy Shaw, calls it ‘No Mind’ and some people have real difficulty achieving this state of calm.

On this video you can see how Eckhart Tolle, another expert on this kind of thing, explains how to do this. He discusses how thinking can be an addiction in fact and how to regain your ‘presence’.

Not sure who said this but it can be said that a desire is a preference and a need is a requirement. The key to inner peace is to elevate ones addictions from addictions to preferences. (It may have been Neale Donald Walsch or he may have been quoting someone else, I only have the quote here so can’t check – if you know who said it please comment to let me know.)

It can also be said that:

Serenity comes when you trade expectation for acceptance.

Help

If you would like to learn more about this then you can access 5 free videos here that will show you how you can take control of your thoughts and tap into the power of your subconscious mind.

If you have any questions about this then please comment and I will reply privately if you mention your email address.

Have a quietly awesome day!

Best wishes

Alastair

 

 

LinkedIn Response

I have had the pleasure of being part of a discussion on Linked In, this was my last comment, I thought it might be useful…

You may be able to search for the full conversation if you are on Linked In.

LinkedIn Comment

Thank you for your comments.

I have been on a journey for a while now where I have learnt that there is a way to take control of your life in ways that I never knew were possible.

I have put my thoughts on what I have learnt here www.alastairslade.com.

@ Steve, I commented above on anything being possible. That is a truth for me. (If you think you can’t, you can’t, if you think you can, anything is possible.)

@ Wilson, you mentioned about taking control of your mind, I agree entirely, this is something I wrote on here. http://alastairslade.com/too-many-thoughts/

@ McKella, I love your ‘clearly envision’ statement. I have come to understand that it is even more powerful than we may at first think. On my journey I have learnt that I have far more power over outcomes than I ever dreamt possible.

Also, it is possible to exchange a belief in something for a ‘knowing’. How much more powerful then can your thoughts become. I understand that our thoughts are instrument in creating our reality and that we are actually creating all the time. If we choose to take control of that process our lives can be transformed. So I see every situation as a reflection on how I am ‘thinking’. We create good and bad stuff, just take control and stop creating the bad stuff.

That is where taking control of ones mind is so important. It can be called becoming present.

And that brings us back to happiness. For being happy with any situation takes us towards our goals, or those things we have clearly envisioned.

It has been said ‘be careful what you wish for’. Thinking about the comments above, that means that when our thoughts or our goals are shaping our reality then we need to be careful. If you ‘want’ something then you will get exactly what you ask for. Sounds good? This is the ‘careful’ bit, you will be getting more ‘wanting’ it. If you ‘want’ it remember you don’t have it (or you wouldn’t want it, you would have it!).

Know that you have something and it will be yours.

You are the master of your destiny, that is absolutely correct!

The page link below is to a page where I have summarised everything I have learnt in a ‘few’ lines. Please share it with whomever you think may benefit.

http://alastairslade.com/reflections-on-peace-in-our-world/

Best wishes and thank you so much for your comments.

Alastair

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Sam Evans, Andy Slade and Jonny Turner and Friends

A Great Evening’s Entertainment

The Thunderbolt Bristol

The other evening Julie and I were privileged to be part of a select group who had the pleasure of hearing Sam, Andy and Jonny doing their stuff at the Thunderbolt.

First up was Jon Parry

Sam Evans and Andy Slade doing their thing!

On location…

The evening started with Jon Parry singing a mixture of covers and his own compositions while accompanying himself on his guitar. It was generally agreed that he should do more of his own stuff which was really good.

You can hear him here:

https://soundcloud.com/jon-parry-acoustic

Second on was Kayla Kelly

Some lovely songs with a lovely voice and guitar style to match perfectly.

The finale was a duet with Sam which was excellent!

Finally it was Sam, Andy and Jonny’s Turn

Andy  is our middle son and he has been playing with Sam and Jonny for quite a while now. They tour around various parts of the globe including extensively in the UK, Southern Ireland and Romania.

Sam plays his guitar and sings, Andy plays a Cajon drum, sometimes with a saxophone over his shoulder, a trade mark of sorts, which he swings into action at the appropriate times during songs and Jonny plays guitar.

The energy and drive that they all show while on stage is great and it was a very uplifting experience.

Sam writes most of the songs they perform but their cover of Billy Jean was also great and the interpretation for the groups make up was excellent.

You can get some of their songs here and I will be linking to a couple of videos that they filmed on the afternoon of the gig in Bristol when they are available.

First Video can be found here:

Other one here…

Listen to a bit I recorded on my phone on the night. Jonny kicks off with a solo guitar intro with Andy joining in on the cajon a little while later. Sam then joins in to complete the trio.

It was a great night guys and you gave it your all, as you always do, keep it up, you will go far!