Do you find it hard to give away stuff you own, but don’t need? Is it difficult to say no to something cute that you see at the mall, so you end up buying it? Buying beautiful things is fine, but if you are doing so every day or every week, then you must stop and reflect. Has shopping become an addiction?
Perhaps the more important question to ask is this -- what makes you buy so many things you don’t need? What do you get out of owning them?
Even though you might think you still have relatively fewer things than other people you know, it does not help to have more stuff than you could ever need. When you look at your house now, you know that there are a lot of things there that you don’t use and do not need at all.
Some of these things may have been gifts from well-meaning friends or family members, but you know you are guilty of buying a lot of stuff that you don’t need. Buying them made you feel good about yourself, and you...
How many times have you thought about the word surrender? Perhaps you heard it while were practicing yoga. Maybe you heard it a little louder during a church service. Or maybe you heard it in a song during your meditation practice.
The meaning of this word depends on how you want to look at it. It is inherent in human nature to resist instead of surrender. For some people, they do not like the idea of surrender because, for them, this means giving up. It could also mean letting go, and for some people, this can be very hard to do.
Surrender does not always mean to relinquish control or give up the power that is in our hands. As scary as it may seem, there is a positive side to surrender. Sometimes, it is all that people need to do to actually gain what they have always wanted in their life -- peace of mind and heart.
Teaching yourself how to surrender does not mean giving up on what you want. Instead, it is telling yourself to slow down...
Happiness is fleeting. It is something that a lot of people yearn for, but don't consistently experience. Sometimes, one's happiness is the only thing that gives meaning to their lives. So when they do not achieve it, that's when it truly becomes a problem.
When you are so angry that you want to throw a punch at your neighbor's kid who keeps throwing stones at your house, you forget about boundaries. You become so self-absorbed that you forget how your actions affect the people around you.
How would you feel if it was your neighbor who punched your kid on the face? You would be angry and out for blood. You inhabit the feeling of anger as if there is nothing in this world that could make you happy.
You get angry, but then the feeling goes away. It is the same as when you feel happy. It's like you are happy one minute, and then you are not satisfied the next.
They say that a happy person does not worry about if he is happy or not because he knows that he is....
Are you happy? If somebody were to ask you this question now, what do you think your answer would be? Perhaps you would say a quick “Yes” just to move on from the topic. However, stop and ask yourself that question. Am I really happy?
The concepts of “happiness” and “joy” are complicated, so if you are confused, you are not alone. Most people would say that they are happy, but at the back of their minds, they wonder if they really are. Besides, the bar for happiness varies from person to person.
Others are living a happier life because they feel that they have more than enough reason to be joyful. They feel blessed for having everything they could ever want in life. Even those who have little may feel like they have a lot. Perspectives vary, and it all boils down to what you feel inside.
There is no one answer to this question as everyone’s happiness comes in different stages and at...
Are you the type of person who spends a lot of time thinking and analyzing things before you make a decision? Or are you the type who makes decisions based only on what's at hand and rushes into situations?
Getting lost in all the options at hand can be frustrating, and not knowing what the future holds is scary, but it doesn't always have to be. Perhaps all you need is to take a little more time, trust yourself a little bit more, and worry a little less about the future.
Taking any action can be frightening, but not making a choice can be even scarier.
Is "indecisive" one of the words that your friends would use describe you? Are you stuck at a point in your life where you can't figure out what to do next? You may have decision paralysis. Decision paralysis is the fear of making decisions.
If you don't start taking the initiative to make decisions, then you will end up becoming a prisoner of other people's whims. Your...
Do you feel like you’re busy all the time, or do you feel like there is not enough time in a day to finish all the work that you need to do? Does it seem like your to-do list gets longer every day?
Do you find yourself always asking, “Why do I feel like this?” If your answer to any of these questions is YES, then you’re probably reading this article for some sort of magic spell to add more hours to your day, or for some realistic time management tips. Take comfort in the fact that you are not alone in feeling like time is fleeting.
People often find themselves with a long list of things they need to do. Sadly, even the simple things in our inventory, including cooking dinner or tending to the house, are still incomplete at the end of each day or are so rushed that we end up with burnt toast and a cluttered living room. Although a lot of people are suffering from such, it does not make the situation right.
There is definitely a problem if...
There is nothing in this life that is certain. No matter how hard you try, life is uncertain. However, this unpredictability can make life exciting. Nobody knows what tomorrow will be. Although everyone wants to prepare for the future, all they can do is try to be ready. But when negative things do happen, you have no choice but to deal with it the best way you know how to.
Anxiety can also be triggered by comparing ourselves to others. The hyperconnectivity of people through the internet, social media platforms, and constant messaging makes us overly aware of what people are doing, and perhaps we start to feel less-than because we aren't accomplishing or doing as much. This comparative nature of humans makes it even more impossible to focus on one's self-growth.
Sadly, technology has provided people with a platform where they can check on how others are growing faster than they are. So instead of getting themselves ready to become better, they end up wallowing in their fears....
Each of our bodies -physical, mental, emotional - is much different and requires a great deal of attention and intention at the pace of today to find the coherence with the heart. Overwhelming external stimuli and self-deprecating internal dialogue contribute mightily to the stress and anxiety that is commonplace.
Absent the recent events, it is hard to imagine for most people reading this a lifestyle that is so significantly slower than this would have existed as a norm just a couple of generations ago. Our collective human consciousness in the "modernized" world has brought us to a point where many people do not know how to relax even if they perceived themselves to have the time for it (or even when they are in quarantine).
Also, we have a large swath of people that are not currently admitting to themselves that they are taking poor care of their mental, physical, and emotional bodies because they believe that they are. Even if you do take care of yourself, you likely...
The new decade has just begun, which means you get another good chance to start over. The past ten years may not have been the best years of your life, but the opening of the new decade will tell you that you are going to get the chance to try again.
Every lesson learned will be charged to your experience. Everything that you went through has touched your life in more ways than you can imagine. Some things may have gone your way, but many may have not. That's okay.
There are certainly a lot of things to learn in life. And as long as you are open to wanting more, then the learning never stops. If you look back, there might be more things that you learned than just these ten on the list.
Here's your take away for just living your life:
Have you asked yourself, “what have I learned in the past decade?” Life is simple. It is your passion for something that fuels imagination and creativity, and if you follow what...
This is a question that many people are asking right now. As we shift our individual vibrations, we quickly find ourselves moving in and out of friendships. Some of this is totally natural, and some of this is based on judgment and scarcity. Here are four ideas to consider if you are wanting to build and keep strong relationships.
You will never find someone with the exact mix of views and perspectives that you have. That is impossible because it does not exist, nor is it desirable. We struggle to maintain relationships many times because we hold on to the ideals and judgments of others.
We intended to come here to experience much contrast, not much similarity, such that we will be able to be masters in seeing what, from one perspective, is very different, as ultimately the same thing through the view of love and compassion. i.e. this is the training ground for developing...