Thoughts dictate our behavior and to create a life we love and feel exciting about, we need to not only investigate our beliefs but connect them to our thoughts and evaluate how they impact our thoughts.
If you're feeling like you aren't living your life with purpose and passion, the first step is look at what really matters.
It's great to have dreams and aspirations. In fact, my motto is shoot for the stars! Go big, because you deserve everything your heart desires. That said, be careful that you're not letting life slip by because you're too focused on the prize.
Be the peace you wish to experience in the world. Start with yourself. Start within. This simple step will bring you back to your heart, give you clarity, and guide you on what right action step to take next.
Here's an exercise to help you connect to your inner critic so you can understand what it's trying to protect you from. Understanding your inner critic's fears can help you cultivate compassion for it, and as a result have compassion for the part of you that's still carrying childhood wounds.
So there you have seven methods to choose from which will either enhance your method of meditation, help you to choose a new and effective technique or it will help you to correct an existing practice, which is not correct for you.
These are some of the practices I have been enjoying to settle into loving my life, no matter where I'm at with reaching my dreams. Give them a try and see how they fit.
Desiring to improve a relationship with ourselves is very similar to bettering a relationship with another person. It would be meaningless to simply begin uttering positive statements about one another without addressing where it is that the relationship has been breaking down.
Starting is the hardest part, then consistency. Take the leap to start then consciously choose to make good decisions that benefit you, and your goals.
The less I judge myself, and the less energy I spend trying to manage and shape myself, the more I get to experience the truth of who I am. It seems the more I relax and let go, the more easily I get over myself and experience my formless nature.
It's true that there is so much that's worth appreciating, but sometimes we seem to let the daily minutiae of our lives get out of hand and, in the end, end up feeling like events pass us by on fast-forward. And that's when a balanced home life would be most beneficial.
A growing number of people want to bring more spiritual depth into their work and life. Here are seven practical ways.
Becoming mindful of your inner narrative is crucial if you wish to make changes in your life. Just as you are conscious of the language you use when communicating with others, the same approach is required when you communicate with yourself. What are you in the habit of telling yourself?
Let your ambition simply simmer for a few days. Let it breathe. Like a good pot of homemade Turkey soup. When you do return to work next Monday, you will feel refueled, energized, re-calibrated and ready to live a bigger, conscious life. Here are three simple steps to help you experience the holiday more:
There are many times when I suggest adult coloring books to patients, and they look at me like perhaps we should be switching seats. However, time and again, they come back to me and tell me how beneficial they find them to be.
Today, and in the week ahead, I invite you to join me in creating moments to seek a greater awareness of ourselves. It need not take lots of time, but simply an intention to turn inward and reflect. Let's pray that this translates into the greater energy of peace and compassion.