Throw yourself into your passion and miracles happen. It can be your work or it can be something you only do at weekends, as a hobby. It doesn't matter. What matters is that you are enjoying yourself, coming alive, getting to know what makes you tick.
Looking forward to new experiences or events is a source of happiness in itself, but don't sacrifice your current happiness for future dreams. You may have heard it said many times that life is about the journey not the destination and that's a pretty good way to think.
It's been a rocky 42 years, but I am pleased to report life seems to be turning itself around. It wasn't for a lack of trying, because I have always been a scrapper. Rather, it was for a lack of understanding.
It's the counterintuitive rule of love. When you act out of pain, you only cause more pain. But when you act out of love, you create more love.
I discovered a long time ago that motivation is overrated and believing that it is more important than it is can, ironically, be the thing that keeps us from reaching your goals. That's right. Believing in the myth of motivation will derail you.
With homeschooling on the rise, more and more parents are assuming a direct responsibility for their children's education. No matter how committed we are or in it for the long haul, however, there are times when all homeschooling parents experience a crises of confidence.
Maybe you are at a crossroad -- a career change, a divorce, a business divorce, loss of a friend, conflict with some one, a breakup, a choice to move, or needing to say no to a client. You can find the shining sun through the clouds by paying attention to the signs, the pros and the cons.
In seeing her accept and appreciate such a simple act of generosity I realized that I too can learn to receive, whether it's in the form of an unexpected gift from a stranger or a compliment from the checker at the grocery store.
The many rewards of meditation are very much worth the effort of seeking out a meditation teacher and environment that works for you. Either in a class or if your budget permits try a one on one. Also do not discount trying a meditation app or downloading a guided meditation.
With simple ideas like these -- that don't require a commitment -- you can learn how to reduce your stress by simply trying these exercises for one day. You'll see results immediately and you can build your change based on the positive feedback you will experience form starting small.
As Winston Churchill's quote shows, many people get sucked into the trap of believing there is always a way of fighting out of the problem. The irony is that fighting or resisting a problem often leads it to persist.
Now, I'm no longer clumsy. Though yoga and mindfulness I've trained my brain and body to compensate for what it lacks. Begun to integrate systems so they work together.
As I learned more about the principle of thought, I came to see that it's actually in the nature of thought for things to first look one way and then another.
There are many ways to cultivate joy; here are some things you can start doing right now to inject a wee bit of joy juice.
Forgiveness can be hard work, especially when someone doesn't try to make amends. But it is possible to forgive even when a person hasn't asked to be forgiven.
Since the days of playing on the playground, humans have wanted to belong and more importantly to be liked. That didn't change all throughout our school years either. Especially in high school. If anything it got worse.