“Each of us actually believes that things should be the way we want them, instead of being the natural result of all the forces of creation.” ~ Michael A. Singer, author of: The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection and The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
Have you ever had a small worry about something that balloons into a huge worry and makes you anxious about something that initially seemed so trivial? Continue reading
Life is so fast paced theses days; we have instant access to information and hyper-connectivity with each other, there is so much stuff floating around and whizzing past us that in can be difficult to keep up. This can often make it difficult for us to find escape from everything and for us to work out where our priorities lie. I am going to discuss why I think busyness can be detrimental to our balance and our happiness. Continue reading
It is easy to fall into a pattern of taking the things we value for granted, getting past this and regularly realising how lucky we are helps us to be happier. Today I’m going to look at how practicing negative visualisation has helped me to become more grateful and appreciative of things in my life.
We can all get stressed at different times and by different things and this can in the worst case drastically affect our health and life expectancy, or in the best of cases make our day to day lives more difficult and unpleasant for the duration of the stress.
A lot of my friends always tell me about how stressed they are and how difficult it can be to cope with such heightened worry and difficult life situations. There are plenty of things that psychology and ancient traditions have taught us that can help with such situations but according to this great TED Talk by Dr Kelly McGonical the way we look at the idea of stress can affect the impact it has upon us.
To me this is an astoundingly refreshing way to view something that can affect us all and shows that through the attention we pay to things we can have a bigger impact on our reality than perhaps we previously thought.
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Cicero
Gratitude helps us to see how much we have to be thankful for in our lives. It takes us away from looking at our lives as lacking and helps us to see that there is an abundance of things that we can be happy to have in our lives. Continue reading
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
A famous quote by Socrates—one of the founders of Western philosophy. The philosophers of old thought life was worth examining in order to gain an understanding of it. What a wonderful time we live in, we have thousands of years of knowledge and examining to build our understanding of the world. Continue reading
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” – Eckhart Tolle
We have a linear understanding of time—the past, the present and the future. Dealing with three separate points in time leaves our brains dazed and confused. It’s no wonder we get confused and hung up on past experiences and become anxious about what is yet to come when we have so much going around in our head. Continue reading