How Imagination Can Help Overcome Fear And Anxiety

How Imagination Can Help Overcome Fear And Anxiety

Almost everyone has something they fear – maybe it’s spiders, enclosed spaces, or heights. When we encounter these “threats,” our hearts might begin to race, or our hands may become sweaty.

How Parent And Child Emotion Therapy Eases Depression

How Parent And Child Emotion Therapy Eases DepressionAn interactive therapy involving parents and their depressed children can reduce rates of depression and lower the severity of children’s symptoms, research finds.

The Mechanic Of Thoughts: Like Attracts Like

The Mechanic Of Thoughts: Like Attracts LikeThoughts don't exist just between our ears with total privacy. They are quite public. Our thoughts exist as tiny packets of energy called thought forms. Thought forms are real. And, they exist to carry out the intent of the thinker.

Your Natural Power Of Imagination Is The Basic Creative Energy Of The Universe.

Your Natural Power Of Imagination Is The Basic Creative Energy Of The Universe.Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. Today, we are going to talk about creative visualization, that is, the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in your life. There is nothing new, strange, or unusual about creative visualization. You are already using it every day.

Here Are Some Tips For Truly Happy Holidays

Here Are Some Tips For Truly Happy HolidaysEach year it seems our travel gets more and more out of control. Between the multiple holidays, family we need to visit distributed all around the country and the rounds of parties for work and with friends

Meet Your Heart: The Myth of The Fragile Heart

Meet Your Heart: The Myth of The Fragile HeartWhen we look within ourselves for sources of power and qualities such as fearlessness and resilience, our heart is not the first or most immediate place that comes to mind. Indeed, the mind--the seat of our mental and logical reasoning--tells us that relying on the heart’s energies might make us weaker...

Why NBA Players Perform Worse After Late Night Tweets

Why NBA Players Perform Worse After Late Night TweetsNBA players who use Twitter or other forms of social media late at night don’t perform as well on the court the next day, a new study shows. A player’s shooting percentage was 1.7 percentage points lower following a night during which he tweeted during typical sleeping hours. Late-night tweeting was also associated with approximately 1.1 fewer points scored and 0.5 fewer rebounds in the next day’s game.

Using Your Light to Hold the Darkness at Bay

Using Your Light to Hold the Darkness at Bay
As Bear sang his song the darkness began to shrink down into nothing and very soon it was gone as quickly as it arrived. Creator stood in front of Bear and said, “I am happy you have found the answer to the darkness. I have always been with you. My energy flows through the top of your head down to your heart and meets the Earth’s energy fusing together to create light. This light, combined with your voice, is like a tapestry woven together as a protection from all evil.”

Transforming Grief And Despair Into Acceptance, Contentment, And Love

Transforming Grief And Despair Into Acceptance, Contentment, And LoveThere are certain critical turning points when grief and despair begin to transform into acceptance, contentment, and Love. I have seen three common ingredients that seem to signal the moment when the weight of depression and disappointment starts to lift...

Lessons, Lessons, Lessons! Not All Lessons Have To Be Painful

Lessons, Lessons, Lessons! Not All Lessons Have To Be Painful
I know some of you, myself included, feel that lessons must be painful to be appreciated or remembered. Contrary to popular belief, not all lessons have to be painful. Some can even be fun. It's all in the 'moral to the story'. Life gives us wonderful examples to follow ... allow me to illustrate.

It Is Imperative We Return To Wu-Wei’s Natural Flow of Tao

It Is Imperative We Return To Wu-Wei’s Natural Flow of TaoIn the world that we live in now, with ecological destruction for the sake of material possessions and with the divisions among humanity, a return to our wu-wei nature is imperative, or we will face the dire consequences of our ignorant actions.

A Quick Fix - Advice from an Unstuck You

A Quick Fix - Advice from an Unstuck YouThis advice is for you if you resonate with one of the following sayings and want a different perspective on a problem you’re facing NOW. I obtained the advice by imagining myself in the future when I was no longer setback in the way described by each of the sayings. I then asked myself what advice I would give that younger and stuck me.

Focusing on the Good in People: The Power of Praise and Blessing

Focusing on the Good in People: The Power of Praise and BlessingIn every interaction with other people, we are always making choices consciously or unconsciously as to what we dwell upon. We can make a conscious choice to focus on the positive in people or situations, no matter what. In other words, we can choose to concentrate on the exciting potential of the moment and of the people involved.

Is Believing Without Evidence Morally Wrong?

Is Believing Without Evidence Morally Wrong?You have probably never heard of William Kingdon Clifford. He is not in the pantheon of great philosophers – perhaps because his life was cut short at the age of 33 – but I cannot think of anyone whose ideas are more relevant for our interconnected, AI-driven, digital age.

Why Men And Women Experience Happiness Differently

Why Men And Women Experience Happiness DifferentlyWho’s happier, men or women? Research shows it’s a complicated question and that asking whether males or females are happier isn’t really that helpful, because essentially, happiness is different for women and men.

Shifting Out of the Age of Fear into the Aquarian Age, The Age of Love

Shifting Out of the Age of Fear into the Aquarian Age, The Age of LoveMemories and responses to living are passed through your genes from one generation to another. Limited thinking, encouraged and taught to your ancestors, is imprinted in the cells of your body. Everything you deal with in daily living is recorded and stored in your physical body, and just because you do not consciously remember your experiences does not mean the cells of your body forget.

Looking for the Gold in the Ashes of Pain

Looking for the Gold in the Ashes of Pain
When we’re in severe or chronic pain, our normal life is not available to us in the way it used to be. Instead, living in pain feels like being taken out of life. Our normal life recedes to a distance at the same time that the feeling world of pain becomes incredibly close, imme­diate, and demanding. Pain becomes our experience of life.

Even One Is Enough... What Would Love Do?

Even One Is Enough... What Would Love Do?We live in a world of extremes. Extreme wealth, extreme poverty. Extreme hedonism and joy, and extreme fear and pain. Extreme religious devotion, and extreme hatred. And as with everything, the microcosm and the macrocosm are reflections of each other. In each one of us there resides these extremes, or at least a presence of these realities -- though maybe not in the extreme.

Feel Younger Than You Are? Here's Why You're On To Something Good

Feel Younger Than You Are? Here's Why You're On To Something Good
It seems that to some extent, we really are as young as we feel. But how do we know which is the chicken and the egg? Are people who feel younger simply healthier to start with or are they so keen on being young that they actually take better care of themselves and therefore live longer?

How To Control Stress Before It Controls You

How To Control Stress Before It Controls You
Ultimately, the most effective ways to increase happiness, optimism, and resilience depend on each unique individual and each particular situation. Paths to greater wellness are varied. It’s a lot like musical tastes. Different people may prefer Bee­thoven, Bach, the Beach Boys, Beyoncé, or Bobby Lewis, but the joy each person feels while listening is the same.

Consensus Reality: Are We All Sharing The Same Illusion?

Consensus Reality: Are We All Sharing The Same Illusion?
Consensus reality occurs when others agree with our dominant conframes and we all forget that we're only dealing with our habitual interpretations and not reality itself. Even if others share our conframes and agree with our interpretations, that still doesn't make them real. It merely means that we're all sharing the same illusion.

Acting Like An Extrovert Has Benefits, But Not For Introverts

Acting Like An Extrovert Has Benefits, But Not For Introverts
For decades, personality psychologists have noticed a striking, consistent pattern: extroverts are happier more of the time than introverts. For anyone interested in promoting wellbeing, this has raised the question of whether it might be beneficial to encourage people to act more extroverted. Evidence to date has suggested it might.

On Experiencing Shame and the Inner Critic

On Experiencing Shame and the Inner Critic
Everyone knows what it’s like to be knocked off center, to lose their inner sense of balance and groundedness, at least temporarily, when faced with life’s unwanted curve balls. Whether it’s a troubling health diagnosis, the death of a loved one, a serious car accident, a layoff, or a natural disaster, life can intensely challenge our resilience.

What Are The Chances? Right Place, Right Time, Right Purpose

What Are The Chances? Right Place, Right Time, Right Purpose
Do you believe that the universe operates at random, or is there a higher intelligence that orchestrates encounters, events, and a stream of destiny? After observing many uncanny synchronicities, I have a firm belief that, despite appearances of haphazardness, a brilliant and loving hand guides us to our right place at the right time for the right purpose.

Changing Perceptions and Cleaning Out the Mind's Cubbyholes

Changing Perceptions and Cleaning Out the Mind's Cubbyholes
Let's imagine our minds as being filled with rows of cubbyholes. Each cubbyhole represents a particular relationship in our lives. Some of these cubbyholes contain largely benevolent thoughts. Others are filled with grievances and other dark thoughts. As I begin to think of those people, I may find a significant amount of resentment or anger stored away...

The Path with Heart Requires Surrendering to Spirit

The Path with Heart Requires Surrendering to Spirit
The path with heart has no set of predictable moves to ensure success. It is not a set of routines or a prescription of step-by-step actions; it is a philosophy, a way of seeing and being in the world that leads you to your life task, the contribution that spirit asks you to make.

Can Hallucinations Lead To Post-Traumatic Growth?

Can Hallucinations Lead To Post-Traumatic Growth?
Contemplate how a person’s life would be changed by starting to hear or see things others can’t. Now imagine it could offer something good. Clinical psychologist Lily Dixon and her team detail the experiences of seven people who have lived with verbal or auditory hallucinations; amid the struggles, the researchers report, their journeys have also taken them to some positive places.

God Is Not Coming: It Is Human Beings Who Decide The Fate Of Humanity

God Is Not Coming: It Is Human Beings Who Decide The Fate Of Humanity
Heaven and hell both exist on this planet today. This day. There is not some day in the future where our free agency to make any choices that we want will be locked down. Where there will be a judgment made, and some eternal status assigned to us. We will not be “assigned” a heaven or hell experience. It is us, the human beings, who decide the fate of humanity.

When You Hit A Limit, Learn To Ask Different Questions

When You Hit A Limit, Learn To Ask Different Questions
Talk to high-school students preparing for their science exams, and you’ll probably hear two things: that they’re scared of physics, and relatively comfortable with biology. Strangely, this is contrary to the view of most researchers.

Affirmative Aging: What Can I Do Today To Make Me Happy?

Affirmative Aging: What Can I Do Today To Make Me Happy?
At the time of this writing, I am entering my 73rd year, and I am extremely healthy. Just because the years are passing does not mean that the quality of our lives must automatically go downhill. Think about what you would really love to do with the next portion of your life...

Standing Up and Stepping In: Taking Personal Responsibility for Your Life

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Being passive developed as a pattern for a really good reason -- we were avoiding feeling our emotions (especially sadness) and had to find some place to channel the sensations we were experiencing. Maybe dad was a tyrant and we felt like we had no choice but to be quiet and duck. Maybe our classmates laughed at us when we made a mistake, and we decided being shy was safer.

Are You Ignoring Your Inner Wound Via Cynicism Or Spiritual Bypass?

Are We Ignoring Our Inner Wound Via Cynicism Or Spiritual Bypass?
I am not some enlightened being trying to guide you on a journey he has already completed. That is an old model, partaking of a kind of spiritual hierarchy based on a linear conception of the evolution of consciousness. In the present transition, each of us is pioneering a unique part of the territory of Reunion. In keeping with that, I must offer you my doubt and conflict along with my insight.

Why The Ego Makes It Difficult to Recognize Love

Why Egos Make It Difficult to Recognize Love
It may surprise you to learn that your ego doesn't believe that love really exists, but it's true. Just think! When you allow your ego to direct your search for love, you are actually asking the only thing in the universe that doesn't know what love is, to find it for you.

A Way to Change Your Life: Speak Only Words of Love

A Way to Change Your Life: Speak Only Words of Love
Every now and then I come across an affirmation that really 'hits home'. One of these is "I think and speak only words of love". I found this one in Louise Hay's book "Heal Your Body." When I started using this affirmation, I immediately saw and felt its power-full effects.

How To Shift Out of Thoughts That Weaken You

How To Shift Out of Thoughts That Weaken You
Every single thought you have can be assessed in terms of whether it strengthens or weakens you. Authentic wisdom is the ability to monitor yourself at all times to determine your relative state of weakness or strength, and to shift out of those thoughts that weaken you.

Negative Self-Talk: How Did Those Critical Voices Get In There?

Negative Self-Talk: How Did Those Critical Voices Get In There?
I believe that the primary goals of consciousness are to keep us alive and to stave off trauma or potential future trauma. Now if I am correct (and I may not be), then self-harm or the extreme of self-harm — self-annihilation — would be extremely difficult. Consider the statistics...

Meeting Our Shadow Self and Attaining a True State of Peace

Meeting Our Shadow Self and Attaining a True State of Peace
Success and failure only have to do with ego. The soul is busy taking a journey and having experiences from which it will learn. It knows nothing of success and failure. The soul only knows truth, honesty, and integrity...

How Your Birth Date Influences How Well You Do In School, And Later In Life

How Your Birth Month Influences How Well You Do In School, And Later In Life
Whether you were born in December, January, August or September can have a significant and long-lasting impact on your life. Our new research shows your birthday month may also contribute to shaping your personality. In particular, we found people’s self-confidence can significantly differ because of their month of birth.

Psychotherapy Is Not Harmless: On The Side Effects Of CBT

Psychotherapy Is Not Harmless: On The Side Effects Of CBT
The structured nature of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and its clearly defined principles (based on the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours) make it relatively easy to train practitioners, ensure standardised delivery and measure outcomes.

Going From Conflict to Resolution: Using Aikido Principles to Resolve Conflict

Going From Conflict to Resolution: Connecting to Invent Options for Mutual Gain
Roger Fisher (1922–2012) served as a reconnaissance pilot in World War II and then graduated from Harvard Law School, becoming a professor there in 1958. Witnessing maiming and death firsthand during the war and then seeing the destructive effects of costly, pro­tracted litigation as a partner in a major law firm, Fisher was pas­sionate about finding more creative alternatives to resolve conflict.

Research Finds That 40% Of People Over 50 Drink Too Much

Research Finds That 40% Of People Over 50 Drink Too Much
Mention hazardous drinking and most of us imagine teenagers or students getting drunk, causing havoc and filling our emergency departments on a Friday night. But what if I told you that we should be just as worried about how much our parents and grandparents are drinking?

Science Says Happiness Can Change Your Brain

Science Says Happiness Can Change Your Brain
The paths we take in search of happiness often lead us to frustration and suffering instead. We try to create outer conditions that we believe will make us happy. But it is the mind itself that translates outer conditions into happiness or suffering. After 2,000 years of practice, Buddhist monks know that one secret to bliss is to put your mind to it.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Psychopaths

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Most people think they know what a psychopath is: someone who has no feelings. Someone who probably tortured animals for fun when they were little. But here are five things you probably didn’t know about psychopaths.

Give-Up-Itis: When People Just Give Up And Die

Give-Up-Itis: When People Just Give Up And Die
The term give-up-itis was coined by medical officers during the Korean War (1950-1953). They described it as a condition where a person develops extreme apathy, gives up hope, relinquishes the will to live and dies, despite the lack of an obvious physical cause.

Creating 'Newmories' from Painful or Traumatic Memories

Creating 'Newmories' from Painful or Traumatic Memories
All of us have traumatic memories. Over the years we may become aware how they are affecting our lives in negative ways. Here’s a technique you can use on yourself to change your personal history by consciously healing memories with new thinking and imagination...

How To Avoid The Downsides Of Awe-Inspiring Moments

How To Avoid The Downsides Of Awe-Inspiring MomentsAwe-inspiring experiences can have negative consequences as well as benefits, according to a new study. The study uses cardiovascular responses to stress to take a broad look at awe and the critical role perspective plays when considering the effects of encountering it.

Believe In Your Dreams and Believe In Yourself

Believe In Your Dreams and Believe In Yourself
If I told you that there was just one thing you could do that would give you everything you want, would you do it? Well, all you have to do is believe! All that matters is that you can see what you want and believe in it with all your heart and soul. Few people believe that strongly and still fewer work hard enough for their beliefs to reach fruition. How much do you believe?

How To Stop Fearing Life and Live Beyond Fear

How To Live Beyond Fear
One day, as I was answering a question on the subject of death, the following words came to me: "You are not afraid of death, you are afraid of life." Thinking over that response, I realized how true it was. Our fear of death is all the greater when we have not dared to live.

The Power of the Vision: This Is A Time of Great Awakening!

The Power of the Vision: This is A Time of Great Awakening!
What is the next step? Where are we all going? We are witnessing ... and participating in ... great events, extraordinary events. Nothing less than a planetary transformation is taking place, right here and now. Nothing less than a revolution in consciousness is going on. This is a time of great awakening! Hallelujah!

Tips For Being Happy, Youthful, and Joyful -- at any Age

Tips For Being Happy, Youthful, and Joyful -- at any Age
We live in a culture that worships youth and beauty and often disregards, disrespects and diminishes age. This is a shame for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that everyone is growing older every day. Don't be defined by it. Don't allow the culture to define you. Don't allow others to diminish you in any way. It's time to take back control of your life and...

Life is a Series of Positive and Negative Steps

Life is a Series of Positive and Negative Steps
Ever heard the saying "3 steps forward and two steps back"? Of course you have! Well there's more than that. All universal activity, including human endeavor, occurs in excess and must be corrected.

Adventuring Into Midlife: Transformation via Breakdowns and Breakthroughs

Adventuring Into Midlife: Transformation via Breakdowns and Breakthroughs
I had accepted our culture's stale and simplistic view of adulthood -- that the person you are at midlife is the person you will always be. At precisely the time when I thought my development was coming to an end, I found myself embarking on a totally unexpected journey of growth and change... the "second half of life".

Is There An Unhappiness Epidemic?

Is There An Unhappiness Epidemic?

We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. People can be unkind, and jobs can be tedious.

How Do You Get in Touch with Your True Self?

Getting in Touch with Your True Self
Connecting to the true Self gives me access to information and knowledge way beyond anything I have ever learned in a book or the limited amount stored in my memory. I know if I can tap into my true Self I will have access to all the information I need.

The American Dream: Our Energy Quality Determines Our Output Quality

The American Dream: Our Energy Quality Determines Our Output Quality
What happens if, instead of coming from fear of our own past, we initiate change from a state of quiet confidence that the changes we collectively wish to explore are being investigated to discover whether or not they might carry us to a HIGHER state of being than we are presently experiencing—even if there’s nothing significantly “wrong” with our present conditions.

Is It the End of the Trail or Just the the Beginning?

Is It the End of the Trail or the Beginning?
One of my favorite hiking trails on Maui leads to a magnificent hidden waterfall far off the beaten path. The path to the waterfall begins as an offshoot of a main trail in a county park. County officials posted a sign, "End of trail." I chuckled to think that what was advertised as the end of the trail was really the beginning...

Fulfilling Our Individual Destiny: Spiritual Laws and Life Purpose

Fulfilling Our Individual Destiny: Spiritual Laws and Life Purpose
Human laws form a basis of social agreement and social order, but human laws are only pale reflections of a higher order of laws sewn into the fabric of existence. These laws govern the movement of the Earth, the cycle of seasons, the forces of nature, and the structure of the atom itself. The great laws existed before humanity, before nature.

How Measuring Performance By Numbers Backfires

How Measuring Performance By Numbers Backfires
More and more companies, government agencies, educational institutions and philanthropic organisations are today in the grip of a new phenomenon. I’ve termed it ‘metric fixation’. The key components of metric fixation are the belief that it is possible – and desirable – to replace professional judgment (acquired through personal experience and talent) with numerical indicators of comparative performance based upon standardised data (metrics); and that the best way to motivate people within these organisations is by attaching rewards and penalties to their measured performance.

Are Your Beliefs Working For You or Against You?

Are Your Beliefs Working For You or Against You?
What are beliefs really? Beliefs are opinions, assumptions, prejudices, judgments, ideas, and attitudes through which everything you experience in life is filtered. They are the lenses through which we see the world.

Men And Women Process Motion At Different Speeds

Men And Women Process Motion At Different Speeds
On average, men pick up on visual motion significantly faster than women do, according to a new study. Humans’ ability to notice moving objects has always been a useful skill, good for avoiding an animal predator in ancient times and crossing a busy street in the modern world.

Vulnerability: Being Open, Accessible, Sensitive and Dropping the Armor

Vulnerability: Being Open, Accessible, and Sensitive and Dropping the Armor
Vulnerability isn’t timidity or weakness. Rather, it’s an acknowledgment that we are sensitive, alive, and affected emotionally by our interactions and experiences. When we are open and accessible, we are able to connect with ourselves, and we make it much easier for others to connect with us.

Are You Holding Back from Expressing Your True Self?

Are You Holding Back from Expressing Your True Self?
We have repressed a lot of our emotions, whether they are considered 'good' or 'bad' ones. Sometimes we hold back on expressing our love for fear of being misunderstood, or perhaps thinking the timing is not 'right'. Most commonly, we have been taught to hold back on our 'negative' emotions — fear, anger, sorrow, pain, etc.

The Key To Lifelong Good Mental Health

The Key To Lifelong Good Mental Health
Poor mental health among young people is on the rise in the UK, while access to support and treatment remains patchy. There is now a pressing need to build resilience in young people to minimise their risk of poor mental health later on, as our latest report argues. There are 12.5m young people in England, and one in ten will experience poor mental health. Half of all lifelong mental health problems start before the age of 14, but only one in four young people uses mental health services.

This Body Clock Trick Makes Us More Patient

This Body Clock Trick Makes Us More Patient
Seeing time tick down quickly on a countdown clock may give people more patience than seeing time pass slowly would. In a series of experiments, the speed of a countdown clock affected the patience and decision-making of video game players, both during and after the game, according to David Reitter, associate professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State.

As Within, So Without: 10 Thoughts That Lead To Happiness

As Within, So Without: 10 Thoughts That Lead To Happiness
As within, so without. Those four words compose one of the most powerful truths brought to mankind. What happens within is the determinant to what happens without. Carrying it one step further, in order to change our physical lives, we must look within for answers.

Want to Measure Your Consciousness?

Want to Measure Your Consciousness?
In addition to mapping human consciousness, the Seven Levels Model can also be used as a template to describe the stages of human psychological development. Figure 1 shows the stages of psychological development and their correspondence with the seven levels of consciousness.

Using The Power of the Infinity Symbol

Using The Power of the Infinity Symbol
What is the infinity sign really about? There was a time when knowledge of the power of symbols was the preserve of initiates only and it was passed on in secret. The infinity sign, or lemniscate, is one such fascinating symbol and produces its power regardless of whether we believe in it or not.

Finding The Doorway To Living A Most Exceptional Life

Finding The Doorway To Living A Most Exceptional Life.
It can seem like our human narrative has lost its way. Where the everyday news is filled with stories of humanity struggling with itself. Our eyes can show us everything that we don't want. And the chances for hope can seem fleeting. But there is a much bigger story going on as well. And you are a player in that story too.

Freeing Ourselves from Clutter and the Cluttered Mind

Freeing Ourselves from Clutter and the Cluttered Mind
When we consciously choose what graces our environment, it will harmonize with our inner journey. Our home will be welcoming, restful, and intensely personal. Each book on the shelf, every painting on the wall, and even the decorations we use at Christmas will reflect who we are and what matters most...

How Our Brains Predict Where Speedy Objects Will Go

How Our Brains Predict Where Speedy Objects Will Go
New research may explain why some people—like sports stars—anticipate and react to fast-moving objects much quicker than others. When Serena Williams returns a lightning-quick tennis serve—most of us marvel at her skill and speed. Considering what the human brain overcomes to make it happen, these kinds of feats are nothing short of miraculous.

How To Live Your Dreams Fully at 100%

How To Live Your Dreams Fully at 100%
There are three forces that motivate people. The first two are avoiding pain and seeking pleasure; these are fueled by desperation. The third, inspiration, transcends the others. When you're inspired, you embrace both pain and pleasure in the pursuit of your purpose.

Charity Begins at Home: Be Nice To Yourself

Charity Begins at Home: Be Nice To Yourself
'Charity begins at home' is not a bromide. It is a direction. It means start with being nice to yourself, your authentic self, then try being nice to everyone else. When we place ourselves too low in the pecking order, we feel henpecked and...

The Three Seeds: From Separation to Reunion

The Three Seeds: From Separation to Reunion
Once upon a time, the tribe of humanity embarked upon a long journey called Separation. It was not a blunder as some, seeing its ravages upon the planet, might think; nor was it a fall, nor an expression of some innate evil peculiar to the human species. It was a journey with a purpose: to experience the extremes of Separation, to develop the gifts that come in response to it, and to integrate all of that in a new Age of Reunion.

The Inner Life: New Eyes Through Which To View The World

The Inner Life: New Eyes Through Which To View The World
The real riches lie in the kingdom within, yet many people live their whole lives not knowing how to find them. The only inner life they know consists almost entirely of their emotional and mental involvement with the world around them...

The Happiness Factor: Celebrating What Makes Us Happy

The Happiness Factor: Celebrating What Makes Us Happy
Guess what?! August is National Happiness Month, and that means the whole month of August is dedicated to celebrating what makes us happy. You see, no matter what your age or gender, we all have one desire in common: to be happy.

Break On Through: Discovering the Road That Leads to Healing

Break On Through: Discovering the Road That Leads to Healing
The two most important men in my life died at early ages due, in part, to their addictions. We are all products of our environment, but I believe the cycle can stop with us. Just as addiction affects the whole family, so does recovery...

No Small Meetings: The Power of A Kind Word

No Small Meetings: The Power of A Kind Word
How much is a kind word worth? How deeply can a touch heal? How important are your little interactions with your family, friends, and clients? Never underestimate the power of a kind word or thought. It may affect one or many, many people without you even knowing it. Even a gentle touch can make a huge difference.

Why You Shouldn't Worry About Feeling Sad

Why You Shouldn't Worry About Feeling SadIn a Twitter account called So Sad Today, the American writer Melissa Broder has been sending out snippets of her daily inner life since 2012. Broder writes about mundane sadness – ‘waking up today was a disappointment’ or ‘what you call a nervous breakdown i call oops, accidentally saw things as they are’– and she is brutally honest about her own shortcomings (‘whoops, hurt myself conforming to socially accepted standards of beauty that i know are false but still feel compelled to fit into’ or ‘just felt a flicker of self-esteem and was like what the fuck is this’).

How To Begin the Journey of Your Spiritual Adventure

Beginning the Journey: A Spiritual Adventure
The journey I want to speak about here, is the journey we must all make if we want the mind, body, and soul to be one. If we are to be ourselves, we must take the journey. What happens along the way of your journey, is for you to decide...

Living Is A Messy Business: Emotional and Physical Pain

Living Is A Messy Business: Emotional and Physical Pain
Science is rapidly proving that the mind, brain, and body are tightly linked. Though emotional and physical pain register in the body similarly, the long-term effects of emotional pain are actually greater than those of physical pain.

Enough is Enough: Finding a Graceful Balance in Life

Enough is Enough
Simplicity is not the same thing as destitution, or self-imposed deprivation. It has to do with finding a graceful balance in life where we have enough material possessions to provide for our basic needs, plus some comforts and luxuries that may not be required for basic survival.

How Happiness Helps Everything Be Better

How Happiness Helps Everything Be BetterWorld Cup football teams with a higher proportion of players smiling in their official portraits have scored more goals on average in all group phases since 1970.

We're All Rowing In The Same Boat

We're All In The Same Boat
For several hundred years, people have mistakenly believed that technology, once fully developed, would solve the ills of mankind, that science would provide the path out of the woods, away from illness, poverty, misery, and pain. We now know that...

Secrets To Living Joyously In Your Reality

Nine Secrets To Living Joyously In Your Reality
You are dissipating your energy out into existence through the personality, instead of using it to stay in your reality. The mask is kept on by energy going out. As you deny the projection of the personality, you conserve energy.

Life Is A Do-It-Yourself Project

Life Is A Do-It-Yourself Project
If you want to live a certain kind of life, you are going to have to be proactive so you can consciously create life as you would like it. You must first mentally visualize and then physically create what you want. You can do this by having a clear vision and developing strong intentions...

Get Rid of Stress by Discovering and Living Your Spiritual Purpose

Get Rid of Stress by Discovering & Living Your Spiritual Purpose
Each soul incarnated into a specific form on earth for a unique purpose. Your journey is now and exists at this moment, whether you realize it or not. It will be more enjoyable if you consciously pursue your spiritual purpose to bring the world to Love. Consciously following your spiritual purpose brings you ultimate...

Attaining Balance Between The Two Halves Of The Brain

Attaining Balance Between The Two Halves Of The Brain
We feel good when both the rational and emotional parts of our brain interact perfectly and are in balance. Things to do with our feelings and emotions are dealt with by the right side, while the left side handles analytical thinking.

With Pleasures So Varied, We Need A Way To Calculate Delight

With Pleasures So Varied, We Need A Way To Calculate Delight
When we decide between alternative courses of action, an immediate consideration is whether our choice will serve us: make us happier, fulfill a desire, increase our comfort, enhance our security or boost our wellbeing.

Can You Just Simply Decide To Be Happy?

Decide to be happy!
What do you think of when you think of Florida, Hawaii or California? Sunshine. It doesn't mean they are without storms, rainy days or even catastrophic events like earthquakes and hurricanes, but in general, those places are sunny and warm. A happy individual is similar.

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