The simplicity of that teaching has stayed with us both for many years, influencing moments when we are trying to meet a deadline or some other potentially stressful situation. Just do one thing at a time and when that is done then do the next thing.
When awareness -- through non-denial -- allows us to recognize patterns that are holding us back then you automatically have the tools to change those patterns to break free.
When we choose to express love in all kinds of ways we are giving the gift of healing to others and to ourselves. Here is a list of seven different kinds of love and ways to express them all.
You control what goes into your subconscious. You are the master filter. You have to give your mental consent. Other people's thoughts must become yours for it to be an action in your mind. If the words are not to your liking, dismiss them or replace them with what's positive for you.
At age 32, I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. One of the things that struck me the most is how tough it was to have genuine conversations with friends and colleagues after my cancer diagnosis. There is no other way to say it... people just get awkward.
Knowing we are in the driver's seat every step of the way means we get to stay hopelessly devoted to whatever we want. Seriously -- whatever we want. That's pretty incredible when you think about it.
Inevitably, we compare ourselves to others, and it makes us question our self-worth and capabilities. Here are a few simple tips to making you a happier person:
I never thought I would become a vegetarian. To be honest, I used to think vegetarians were snooty people with "holier than thou" attitudes. I never asked the questions I was afraid to know the answers to. Now, I know the truth.
Wives are not better than husbands. Women are not better than men. (Nor the other way around.) But I see a hell of a lot of men getting marriage wrong, and this is my way of trying to help.
Tools that give me the confidence that I know I need and the maturity I've developed in order to go after what I want without falling into the same mistakes I made in the past.
This is the life of a teacher. Once in a while, you get stories like the one Marcus is telling me. He is all grown up, with children of his own. But he still remembers what you said. You write a long apology back, and you hope maybe he will forgive you.