Do you feel your life is basically in control or out of control? And how much control do you actually have over your life?
These are essential questions. And to respond intelligently, one needs to take into account some important considerations, which we will now examine.
Here are some areas that you can control, at least to a certain extent. You can say that you are in control of your…
Such control means you have a realistic sense of what’s involved with the area. You also feel good relating positively to the particular area (with your health, time, energy, etc.).
Some people veer toward being too lax, without boundaries or attention. This lack of awareness can lead to negligence and destruction.
Most people at first are drawn to the outer trappings of success: wealth, possessions, status, things. This can be useful, necessary and fun. But it is limited if it eventually it doesn’t connect to what those outer manifestations point to: the underlying energies of success.
In other words, at a certain point success needs to be connected to deeper things, more inward development than outward accomplishment. Namely, a deeper sense of security, meaning, purpose, fulfillment and contribution. This inner shift first takes awareness, then some time, some effort and focus.
Everyone knows it’s good to exercise. It lowers the risk of disease, boosts your energy, improves your memory and sleep and much more… To make things easier, it’s good to get practical healthy living tips.
But most don’t realize you also want to exercise your other bodies: your emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. So here is a menu to help you get healthier on all levels.
Here’s how to exercise … on all levels.
How do you deal with negative emotions? We all have difficult times: setbacks, losses and the consequences of poor choices. The more time you have lived longer you live, the more challenges you’ll face.
Of course, we want to shorten the times we experience negative impact and quickly recover and restructure. We also want to learn and grow from life’s challenges and hardships.
With uncertainty and tough times come troubling emotions: doubt, anxiety, loneliness and fear.
Releasing negative emotions is about reframing them. Let’s see how to reframe – look at through a different lens — challenging feelings that we inevitably face throughout life
Social scientists and researchers explore the ways people spend money and how it creates happiness. They sometimes divide spending into two basic categories: spending money on things and spending money on experiences.
Both areas can be rewarding or wasteful, depending on how you use that symbolic paper or credit that you have. Plus it’s not an either/or choice, with one way being better than the other.
Here are a few points to note…
Clearing emotional and energy blocks is essential for personal and professional growth and self-development.
There are many obstacles as we progress through life. Some energy or emotional blocks are common– yet they can be quite obstinate to remove, even if hidden in plain sight.
They can stop you in your tracks. Here are three big, common showstoppers and a way to overcome each of them.
Being likable and agreeable can be part of your social graces. But it can also be an anxiety-producing tendency: to be accepted and liked no matter what.
Transformational tips and tools…
A growing number of people want to bring more spiritual depth into their work and life. Here are seven practical ways:
1. Follow your heart.
Your heart is more than just a muscle that pumps blood. It connects with and informs the brain. What’s more, it connects with your soul. “The heart is … the light of truth,” as Ramana Maharishi said.
Your heart opens you to your inner truth and wisdom. Your heart, in effect, becomes your own personal wayshower, showing you how to live and love more fully. “You gotta have heart…”
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye”
— Antoine de Saint Exuper
“Competition”– what does that bring to mind?
Are you competitive? Too competitive or not competitive enough? Or does it depend? And what is competition?
This article is about understanding competition, so you may use it in the bigger picture to help yourself and others.
There are many areas included within “competition,” and it’s not all back or white. Let’s explore some of the important distinctions to understand, which can make a big difference in your daily life and lifetime.
To get a fuller picture, it helps to see the other side of competition: cooperation. You could consider these two approaches as
How do you build your self confidence? What are the key ingredients you must evaluate and improve where needed?
This short video explores five key ingredients to check for your self confidence. To learn more see our Confidence Building Tool Kit Telecourse.
The 3-part teleseries includes the Confidence Quiz handout with five more qualities, in addition to those described on the video.
I see it. I hear it. I touch it.
That’s how we learn, by using our senses. The more you can use all your senses, the better the learning, as research confirms. We also each have a preferred way of learning.
Using a multi-sensory approach — namely, visual, auditory, kinesthetic (sensing), and even tasting and smelling — is how we experience holistic learning. Also realize that we learn from our external senses and our internal ones.
Arguably, our inner senses are vaster and more powerful. Even though the outer world holds endless wonders, our imagination offers far more.
We can “see” an endless array of images in our minds. Regarding hearing, Beethoven wrote his 9th Symphony, his crowning work, after he became deaf.
And the range of our feelings span from fear and despair to love and hope, and so much more…
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