Have you ever dreamt of volunteering in a faraway land — teaching English to eager young children or building a home for a hardworking family? If you have a giving heart and a thirst for adventure, you probably have. Sharing your love with the world is a beautiful idea, but in reality, you will gain as much (or more) than the people you help.
Will we spend our lives in mere dreams of winning a limitless life, or will we do the inner- work of awakening from this dream? Choosing the Extraordinary Life begins with our conscious work to realize it, which the following special practices help to ensure.
Seriously, though, I was becoming more and more aware that my lack of capacity for sticking with things meant that I was missing out on experiences and ways of being that were deeper, more beautiful, and more satisfying that were just over the mountain if I decided to keep climbing.
So without even realizing it I would change myself, my desires, and sometimes even my opinions to fit into whatever mold was required at the time. But if you’re constantly trying to prove your worth to people, it may be true that you’ve already forgotten your value.
17 Friendly Gestures That Create Good Karma When we create good karma in our lives today, we create more happiness and fulfillment for our futures tomorrow. Karma is a universal law that affects everyone, all of the time. It is the consequence of our actions. Karma brings back to us what we are putting out into […]
Unless we start to integrate our body, mind and soul, healing won’t feel complete. Every emotion has a physiological manifestation in the body. Every pain has a mental or emotional link. Give yourself permission to feel everything, including your emotions. The most important thing to know about healing is that we are not broken. We have everything we need inside us.
Back in the 1990’s, I discovered that there were teens on the streets of my town who didn’t have a legal place to sleep. There was no youth shelter, and no long term housing for young people under 18 who were away from their parents and not part of foster care. In many states, including California, women’s shelters didn’t allow boys over 16, so often abused and homeless women would have to choose between shelter for themselves and younger children and caring for their teen boys. I didn’t feel comfortable living in a community where there wasn’t a legal place for a child to be if they wanted to be, so I decided to work to create a program that could provide the missing services.
Nature’s basic rule is everything in balance to maintain harmony. Our bodies and minds are no different and the thoughts we think act energetically just as the food we choose to put into our bodies. Our thoughts can be nourishing and fulfilling or they can be detrimental to our mental health; which in turn eventually affects the health of our physical body as well. Everything is connected.
Being grateful is a lifestyle choice. The more gratitude we express, the better life gets! Fortunately, there are many ways to give thanks daily as we move through life.
Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate more gratitude into your daily routine:
Questions are great for opening up the mind as they are nearly impossible to ignore. If I say to you, “what’s your favourite colour?” Or “what’s you favourite movie?” Your mind will try to come up with an answer. The human brain is wired up to seek out conclusions. This has been proven with something called The Zeigarnik Effect which shows that when we are interrupted in a task we are far more likely to remember that task and seek a conclusion to it.
We see nudity as an adventure, or even a challenge, putting us outside of our comfort zone and into the ultimate state of vulnerability. And yet, once you strip down—hopefully in a socially-permitting area—you feel an unexpected confidence and release of stress. If you can conquer the fear of public nudity, you can conquer anything.
So, yes, to sum up my life at the moment: homeless, unemployed, divorced and isolated. And don’t forget couch-surfing, with all my worldly belongings in my vehicle.
How often do you do something, for someone, without expecting anything in return? How often do we think of creating good will. For most, the joy of giving comes primarily for the acclaim they get; For others, the pleasure is solely in knowing that they made life happier for someone else.One of the mysteries of life is, that our most valuable possessions are those things that can be shared without lessening them. Least valuable are those things that get diminished by being shared.
When working with the subconscious mind and affirmations, one thing The Secret fails to teach is that you must bring your object of desire into the present moment and you must fully, emotionally, and positively believe that it can and does exist there in your current reality. For manifesting to truly work, there can be nothing blocking the path for it to come into your life and often times we are that block and we don’t even know it, just by how we approach manifesting. Positive thought is only part of the equation, belief you deserve it and that it can literally “be here now” with you are two required other parts.