Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. – Lord Buddha
what’s the way forward?
It’s the path that leads to most happiness for you and those around you. That way can only be discovered through wisdom. Wisdom comes from knowing thyself. Which in turn is accelerated by meditation!
the thing to do
Is to just be. Learn how to do that via meditation or stillness. Look here.
Recommendation: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
What is life if, full of care; We have no time to stand and stare? – W.H. Davies
must figure it out
We lead a hypnotic existence most moments in the day. What does that mean? We’re lost in our thoughts, trying to figure everything out. What to buy, how to deal with certain individuals, what does s/he think of me, I’m over weight, I must do this or that….
Notice your breath, know that you can rest and just life be. You can decide to be instead of do. Notice how that can be so relaxing, when you can flow with the river that life is and not care or worry. You owe it to yourself.
Recommendation: The Art of Being
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. – Ivy Baker Priest
expand your awareness
Why are we so one dimensional? We tend to see the world primarily through the narrow vision of our own being and experiences…
How does this limit us when…
- Learning new ideas?
- Relating with people?
- Or understanding the world?
borrow someone’s shoes
How is it to think like another, see life like they do, interpret life like they would? What happens when we get into someone else’s shoes? I know I’m asking a lot of questions in this blog, but that’s the idea!
Recommendation: Change Your Questions, Change Your Life by Marilee G Adams
The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings. – Dave Weinbaum
you are already creative
We hesitate to move forward with our great ideas because we don’t trust our selves. We don’t think we’re creative; we stymie our future by thinking less of our selves. Give your self permission to think and know that you were born creative. And with that creative mindset figure out…
your next step
Imagine you’re that artist you want to be, the business magnate in the making! With such a perspective, what would you do next? Taking those small, definitive steps daily, will surely get you to a place far better than if you continue to live your life in a humdrum fashion.
Come on, get up, take that first step in the journey of a thousand miles, you’re a capable, effective and creative child of the Universe, there’s no stopping you!
Recommendation: Do It! Let’s Get Off Our Buts
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Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live. – Jonathan Edwards
When we intend to do something, that gets the ball rolling. The deeper and more meaningful our intention, the bigger the impact of our original intention on our lives. Resolve to live big, fearlessly and with vigor!
When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true. – Paulo Coelho in The Alchemist
align with universal forces
Imagine aligning your intention with God’s intentions! That’s the trick to happiness and success in any endeavor. Realize that the Universe is run by an intelligent force. Consequently everything that’s occurring must have a purpose; align with the larger purpose and then the whole universe will conspire with you!
Recommendation: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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It’s the simplest properties that will help you clear yourself of negativity … The profound power of a simple prayer. The strength of a deep breath. The gentle guidance of good music. – Jeffrey Wands
become aware of the negativity
We think incessantly and we mostly think unconsciously. Because of that proclivity we often don’t know what we’re thinking. Catch yourself starting a negative chain of thoughts. Understand where and how a negative thought popped in. Once you do that, you’re awake and in the moment. Now you’re fully equipped to take charge of your mind, just the way it ought to be!
now use what’s already around you
Notice the beauty around you, appreciate it. Start listening to your favorite music. Make a prayer for strength and power. Take full advantage of your awake, conscious state. You are now in control of your emotional well-being!
Recommendation: Choose Them Wisely: Thoughts Become Things!
by Mike Dooley