How do we maintain our peace amidst the chaos of making school lunches and nagging lazy teenagers? How do we nurture our latent talent and connect to our authentic self amidst the rush hour traffic? How do we deal with endless demands without losing our mind?
The truth is, it doesn't have to be that way and the answer to why you are feeling stuck lies in your mind. Every thought you think has power and energy and the more you think a thought, the faster it becomes a belief and therefore your reality.
You see there is power in alignment; there is a universal force that will help you once you get in sync with what it is you came here to do.
It might sound like everything is working against us if we want to have close friendships, meaningful interactions and a supportive and loving community but there are things we can do to have high quality friendships, even we don't have proximity on our side. Here are some tips to foster and sustain close relationships:
Instead of always thinking about what you can get out of a relationship, you'll think about what you can put into it. You'll focus on creating value rather than your emotional state. Your relationships will be deeper, and your business will be more relevant.
When you pursue your joy, you're living the fullest expression of self-care, what you need to take care of not only your time, attention, and energy -- but also your happiness. Think about how much more productive, impactful, and powerful you are when you're operating from that place?
Despite all of the voices outside of you telling you it's not possible, can you hear that voice from within telling you to keep going? Those voices are a reflection of their reality, their insecurity, and their disappointment. Don't let their subjective reality derail your hope.
So you Google "How to meditate," only to find there are zillions of approaches. Meditation comes in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins has ice cream! How do you choose the one best for you?
Non-verbal silence. Verbal silence. Mental silence. Physical silence. Spiritual silence. Romantic silence. Business silence. Sports silence. Less is more. Commit to the power of silenc
Integrating these tips into your daily life is simple, and does not require much time or effort. They are simple changes with a huge impact on our well-being, and satisfaction level. It seems that if things are simple and stand a good chance of having a positive impact, they are indeed worth trying.
Isn't it strange how even real close people keep surprising us with unexpected behavior? Have you ever been wondering about yourself, when a challenging situation took you by surprise and triggered a response you never thought you were capable of?
We can all do our part to convince the world of its value. Start by demanding a grant for your sitting time. Or, if anyone dares to say that you're being lazy, gently correct them by saying you're an installation.
So I've been thinking a lot about what 'unleash your joy' means. Here's what I've come up with...
In essence though, the sun always shines. It never really stops shining -- our days and nights are only our perceived realities.
On Tuesday, the musical Hamilton was nominated for a record 16 Tony awards. And three weeks ago, its creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, won the Pulitzer Prize. And it's all, of course, richly deserved. But one angle of the saga of Hamilton, both on-stage and off, that has not been commented on is how it shows the value of time off. Alexander Hamilton wasn't just the subject of our country's first sex scandal. He was perhaps also our first fully documented case -- and the founding father -- of political burnout. And one of the biggest takeaways from the musical, for me, is this question: If the hard-driving Hamilton had given himself the time he needed to recharge, how much better -- and longer -- would he have been able to serve the adopted country he loved so much?
Here are three easy actions to give your co-worker connections a boost:
Have you been arguing in support of your dogma, even when you've secretly known it's in error? If so, you're not alone.