It can happen to the best of us: we suddenly find ourselves in the black hole of despair. Perhaps we have experienced a devastating loss. Maybe we have reached a breaking point. Or we are in the middle of a sudden, unexpected turmoil that came out of nowhere.
Most of us were taught to shut down our passions when we were young. There are many reasons why. See if you recognize yourself in any of these four rules that I've seen to be key reasons why you might be shut down to living a fulfilled life.
As you give yourself permission to receive, your cup will be so full that you'll want everyone else to feel the way you do. You'll serve others by lifting them up. You'll want to give like never before. Your life will be your greatest act of service.
We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.
In reflecting on my experience of being on a bicycle for one week, I noticed some recurring qualities which were present everyday. As a result my days influenced my attitude, emotions, happiness and ultimately triggered my flow state.
Flow was achieved in the final round of the British Open at the Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland. It was very special to see. Flow can be identified when an unusual set of circumstances converge to push competition to a level that is rarely seen
Habits, by nature, are easier and more accessible, and humans are lazy creatures with greater willingness to do what requires the least amount of effort. By contrast, hobbies require effort-- and this effort becomes its own reward.
Dr. David Bach, founder and president of The Platypus Institute, explained to an audience at the annual conference of the Women Presidents' Organization (held this month in Baltimore, MD) how people can make their working lives more efficient by becoming more conscious of their everyday patterns.
It's time we stop worrying about looking stupid. It's time we stop hiding our light because we're afraid to be shamed. It's time we stop playing small out of fear of being criticized, ridiculed, and abandoned.
Reams of research suggest that people who work long hours, to the detriment of their personal lives, are not more productive or successful than people who work shorter hours so they can have families and develop interests outside of work.