Metta is the act of extending our love, kindness and friendship equally towards all beings, proving that love is more powerful than any negative force. Rather than trying to deal with negativity, we cultivate the opposite; seeing and knowing pain, we bring loving kindness. Then amazing change is possible.
So if you're having a tough time with "you" lately and you've fallen out of love with yourself, here are some simple ways to start winning yourself back:
That's why anxiety is a game of whack-a-mole: if you whack down one mole (thought) without addressing it from the root, another will quickly appear in its place.
Regardless, these excuses originate inside your head as obstacles to keep you from moving forward in life. It's important to rewire your mindset so you don't naturally create roadblocks when setting your goals. Following are the most common excuses people come up with for not reaching their goals.
And I don't always get to be the storyteller. Some weeks it's enough, it really is, to sit in the doorway, to wait, and to be the listener.
Because I'm worrying much less about whether or not my work is good enough. It might be, and it might not be. It's just not worth the energy it takes to worry about it - especially when I could be putting that energy into the work.
What are we doing? What would happen if we all stopped digging, catching up or wanting what we didn't have? What would happen if we chose to face the opposite direction -- to see everything we already have, everything we already are, as desirable and enough?
Surrender isn't something that our minds can accomplish, but it is something that, with awareness, we can invite into our lives.
Almost all of us have personal and professional demands that we can't always but on hold. So here are my quick tips on how to be productive when you're feeling downright lazy: