Does Happiness Really Help You Live Longer?

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By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | Greater Good

Will happiness help you to live a long and healthy life?

Decades of studies have suggested the answer is yes, which makes the cultivation of subjective well-being  (a more technical term that researchers often use to talk about human happiness) seem like a matter of life and death. But a new analysis of data from the UK Million Women Study concludes that happiness has no bearing on mortality. The study examined whether electronically-collected survey data about health and happiness, from just under 720,000 women in their 50s and 60s, predicted them dying from any cause within the next 8 to 13 years.

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The conclusions? If you have two people and one of them says they feel happy “most of the time” while the other says “rarely,” neither one is more or less likely to die sooner than the other. Further, the authors argue that lesser-happiness is the result, not a causal factor, in poorer health—and that health problems, regardless of happiness levels, are the real culprit driving differences in mortality. In other words, it doesn’t matter if you’re happy or not, it’s just the luck of the draw of whether you’ll get sick, which will probably make you unhappy, and also kill you sooner.

These data promise to add some nuance to our understanding to how emotions affect our health. But a closer look at the questions the researchers asked—and the nature of their conclusions—reveals that we shouldn’t be so quick to accept that happiness makes no difference to longevity.

What exactly is happiness?

The problem starts with how loosely people in general use the word happiness, and how the authors of this study measured happiness. Indeed, this definitional problem vexes nearly all studies of human happiness.

In the Million Women Study, researchers asked women to rate how frequently they felt happy, from “rarely/never” to “most of the time.” There’s nothing inherently flawed about this question, but it does frame happiness in a particular way—as a finite, repeated experience that occurs day-in-and-day-out, at a different rate for different people. It also relies on peoples’ retrospective assessment of their experiences, which are shaped to prioritize emotional salience both good and bad. This rendering of happiness aligns with a contemporary western cultural notion that happiness is akin to how many times we experience highly arousing personal pleasure on a given day.

Or, to put it in the terms of emotion science, The Million Women Study version of happiness amounts to the sum of felt positive emotions like joy, pleasure, pride, and enthusiasm—emotions that are about gratifying personal desires. In neuroscience terms, these states are signaled principally by the mesolimbic dopaminergic reward system. These do feel good, but evolution has sculpted this system to keep us looking for the next good thing; they don’t last.

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Why is that a problem? Because theirs is only one among several frameworks for understanding happiness—and it might not be the best one for evaluating its role in health and mortality. Most human languages reveal the origins of happiness as an involuntary state that emerges from luck or fortune. “Hap” is an old German word that means “chance”—think of the implications of other words that involve “hap,” like “hapless,” “perhaps,” or “happenstance.” This linguistic bias might prime us to think about happiness as passively received, lucky pleasure, rather than a product of intention and effort—a bias that’s embedded in the way the Million Woman researchers posed their question to participants, which can easily be read as “How often does happy happen to you?”

The emphasis on chance makes happiness seem rather random and arbitrary. But throughout recorded human history, thinkers have also rejected this way of thinking. According to Aristotle, for example, happiness is best expressed as a life lived with meaning and virtue—a conception that suggests true happiness might involve sacrifice or duty—and not always be a momentarily pleasurable or joyous affair. It also suggests that happiness is something you need to earn.

Recent scientific inquiry suggests that Aristotle may have had a point, as we more and more find that lifetime happiness is entwined with meaningful social connections and a sense of belonging. I recently heard Richard Davidson, Director of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, define the four pillars of well-being as: Optimism, Kindness, Resilience and Awareness. (OKRA, anyone? It’s supposed to be good for you.) He suggests that a lifetime of neuroplasticity enables us to deliberately cultivate and strengthen these characteristics within ourselves in order to be happier.

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Davidson’s pillars, you’ll notice, are broader characteristics of a person’s way-of-being in the world, not a measure of how often a person can recall feeling something they’d call happy. Responses might have looked different if the Million Women Study researchers had asked questions like: “I am satisfied with my life” with the option to select “1=Strongly disagree” to “7=Strongly agree,” or “Some people are generally very happy. They enjoy life regardless of what is going on, getting the most out of everything. To what extent does this characterization describe you?”—from “1= not at all” to “7=a great deal.”

These are, in fact, questions selected from Ed Deiner’s Satisfaction With Life Scale, and happiness expert Sonja Lyubomirsky’s Subjective Happiness Scale; both of these research-validated scales have been shown to predict longevity in populations from all over the world in various states of illness and health.

There’s another issue with the questions that Diener, Lyubomirsky, and Sarah D. Pressman highlighted yesterday in an op-ed for the LA Times:

The happiness question was the 306th item in a 316-item survey. After answering so many questions about medications, diet and health history, a respondent might be a lot less happy than when she started, and a lot less cooperative. In fact, about 400,000 women in the Million Women Study apparently quit before reaching this question.

This fact considerably weakens the authority of the study’s conclusions about happiness!


A Quantum Prayer of Manifestation for Peace

By Robert O’Leary

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I have previously posted some of the recent healing transmissions of Karma Singh. The first had to do with the subject of “do what you really want to [do]” and the other had to do with, as he puts it, “tak[ing] the air out of the warmongers’ sails.” If you didn’t catch them the first time, please check them out at the following links: www.hecrl.com/mpe and www.hecrl.com/fp respectively.

What I like about Karma Singh’s transmissions, which I have been following now for several years, is that they acknowledge the power within all of us to make positive change. Karma Singh has made many healing transmissions aimed at physical health conditions encumbering any of us, but he also takes time to make such transmissions to attempt to address such issues as GMO’s Fukushima Radiation, Chemtrails, Electrosmog, and poverty. Karma Singh is not afraid to look behind the veil to see that these issues source from certain individuals and interests who take advantage of their positions of power to harm and endanger most of the world’s inhabitants.
The awakened among us know who he is talking about, but choose to limit the scope of our tactics and opposition. This is to say that the concrete, Newtonian minds around us will only acknowledge the importance of action and activism of a concrete nature. On the other hand, more and more of us are acknowledging the potential of what I would call quantum activism. In my view, both Newtonian and Quantum methods are important. I have no doubt that activism on the ground and online can make a huge difference for positive change. Often this amounts to embarrassing world decision makers into doing the right thing or causing them to do the right thing out of fear of being unelected.
Yet, why would we not utilize every strategy possible when the fate of our future is at stake. While our concrete-minded friends will be tempted to dismiss all of this as too touchy feely for them, one need look no further than the Maharishi Effect for a good reason to give this a try. Source: “Maharishi Effect” This experiment has been used repeatedly to substantially reduce violence and crime rates, in various places, by instructing trained practitioners in transcendental meditation techniques to feel “peace” in their bodies.
In these experiments, it was determined that the square root of 1 % of the population could cause such a change. As of July 1, 2015, our world human population consisted of 7.349 billion people Source: “Current World Population” https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/  That means that a mere 8,572 people, thinking the same thought of peace at the same time could, effectuate meaningful change across the world [i.e., 7,349,000,000 * .01 = 73,490,000; the square root of which is 8,572.73]. Arguably, this could be used to address all of our other world challenges.

I would surmise that the readers of Conscious Life News, themselves, are well-meaning, conscientious, and plentiful enough to do this on their own – given the opportunity.

In that vein, Karma Singh has added a manifestation to supplement the above healing transmissions and thereby effect further change in support of the  above transmissions. It is as follows:

The Text:
I now lay my hand in peace upon all places and peoples where strife is aborning.
Everyone’s will for peace conquers and governs each new day.
The Vision:
All people everywhere raise their heads and clearly see that all wars, all strife, all jealousy and all resentment are solely imposed manipulations of a self-named “elite” which work exclusively to their benefit and advantage.
Everyone spontaneously decides to lay down their weapons, their anger, their hate and their jealousy and all smile at each other.
The Feelings:
Peace, thankfulness, relief and happiness.
It will be helpful to return to this article when you can during the coming days and read the text, visualize the vision and feel the feelings as shown above. Alternatively, you can print our the article or at least the manifestation, itself, and tape it up in a prominent place during the day so that you can do it. You can even send or hand it out to family and friends that may be willing to help.
The more people that participate with us in these efforts the better. If you want to learn more about this kind of manifestation technique, please check out Karma Singh’s “The Key to Luck” (previously entitled “The Anatomy of Luck”), at the following link:  www.thekeytoluck.com
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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England & “virtually” the world, with his website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.com.

What to Expect From Your Everyday Expectations

The greatest thing I have ever learned in my life (dare I say, remembered…) is that everything is energy. And with that knowledge that SO awesomely is pretty main stream these days; we also know that nothing is truly solid. Matter only appears unmoving and compact, but on a molecular level we are now fully aware that the majority of our composition, of everything’s composition is pure, cosmic, universal energy.

The realms

We have so many different ways to get this energy moving in all of the realms, planes, etc. that reside within our 3 dimensional world of existence we call “Earth”; (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and etheric) and many methods of transporting this energy in motion…

In the physical realm we could get up off our chair and talk a way outside. Our muscles, blood vessels, and even the air around our bodies would be methods of transportation. We could simply observe birds in a tree. Our optical nerves and eyes would be the vehicles for the energy in this case. This is manifesting and moving energy in the physical world.

In the mental realm we could start planning tomorrow’s schedule on our mind’s mental chalkboard, and in this case our thoughts and intentions are the vehicles. We could think about someone we love and think amazing thoughts about a speedy recovery for a neighbor down the street. Again our thoughts, but also our virtues of love and compassion become the containers here. This is manifesting and moving energy in the mental world.

In the emotional realm obviously our feelings are the transporters and how we react to them would be the release or containment of that particular energy. We could shout at someone getting on our nerves or we could choose to be patient; either way we are moving energy. And this is manifesting in the emotional realm.

In the spiritual realm our magnetic heart space energy would be at play here. This is the good stuff that when you move it, it moves you right back in all the right places. There’s no wrong way to connect to it when in your heart space, in fact that is the only way you can. That doesn’t mean this energy is not heavy and dark at times for that is often where our greatest growth and lessons leading to the light reside. This is manifesting and moving energy in the spiritual realm.

In the etheric realm of the aura field, this is where energy tends to “hang out” if we aren’t actively moving it in the other worlds of our very own human existence. This is why it’s very important to regularly clear your aura (simple aura sweep) and to always brush your aura after an energy healing session to move any residual energy hanging around.

So, what does moving energy have to do with our expectations? Much more than you might imagine. I wanted to set the groundwork for you to imagine all of the different ways you are putting yourself out there to the world each and every day and all the millions of different ways that you can manifest in any given moment. All of the realms are giving you clues to how well you are managing your life and perhaps the simplest one to use to check in with yourself is to ask, “Am I happy?” If you are, you shouldn’t have to ask that question, but let’s play along here.

If you can honestly say you are happy then there’s an awesome chance that your expectation level is on par with how much you are willing to contribute to your OWN happiness! TA-DA! Isn’t that crazy how that works? 🙂

We sometimes take for granted those around us whether it be family, friends, new friends, colleagues, partners, spouses, kids, etc. Over time, we seem to have this idea in our heads of who they are and what to expect from them on a daily basis. If they show up a little differently one day, we might tend to get uncomfortable and judge them (hopefully that’s not the case, but hey it happens). We might try to mold them into something WE want them to be, rather than just letting them be. And lastly, we might presume we stand at a certain point in their lives, but it’s always wise to check and make sure that point wasn’t self-appointed to avoid any hurt feelings later on.

Expectations can be healthy when they come to holding yourself accountable for going after something you want. They can also be healthy when certain boundaries have been set among people and all parties lie in agreement. They can all expect of one another to honor the agreement.

But what about when there is no agreement and we put expectations on people anyway? I truly believe that set expectations that are not talked about are the number one causes of misunderstandings in all relationships. If you expect someone else to do something for you simply because of a story you are telling yourself in your head (mental realm manifestation lol), then you cannot get upset and offended when they tell you “no”. Well, you can get offended all you want, but we all know that doesn’t make it right, right?

In this case, you can expect people to question your motives, push back, and explain their stance and take on the situation. From there, it’s on you if you want to respect their reaction and understand where it came from, or if you want to ignore it. Each choice tells it’s own story, but luckily free will allows each party their own perceptions.

I think too often social conditioning has us believing that things have to be “this way” or “that way” and fit nicely into a certain box or it gets tossed out. I have always lived my life another way and people either love or hate that about me. I am the type of person where if you put an expectation onto me, where it’s something that is not honoring yourself, I most definitely will push back and challenge you to handle it yourself. Most would not see the love in that lesson, but a few special friends of mine have and continue to walk this journey with me. 🙂

Regardless, I am guilty of having my own expectations. I expect the best from people. But not for them to give ME their best, but rather to give THEMSELVES their best! I’m too busy giving myself MY best; I don’t have time to take offense to words or actions I may have misunderstood. I am just seeing levels of awareness and growth now in people instead of “rudeness” and if the fire gets too hot I simply love from afar instead. And man, how peaceful my world has become…

I EXPECT you all to have an amazing weekend! 😉 Much love… XOXO


tamaraTamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality. Connect with Tamara by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com

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Healing Transmissions: Using Your Power to Prevent War

By Karma Singh | * Harmony Energy Consultant



It is, nowadays, impossible to overlook that hostility towards a wide variety of peoples is being constantly pushed.

Some of us have looked carefully behind the scenes and try to make clear for everyone just who is doing it as well as how and why.

Generating wars is not only the most profitable “business activity” of the banking cartel but also that which brings them most swiftly to their repeated publicly declared objective of becoming the owners of the entire planet and everyone and everything upon it.

What is their secret?

What have they used and are still using to further their machinations?

Here are both the explanation and the solution. Your participation will bring you that which your soul is yearning for.

 This first transmission aligns your system with the energy movements which bring about the dissolution of the power structures which evolved in the Age of Materialism just finished.  

[Read more here]

*Originally entitled: “Using Your Power to Prevent War”

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England & “virtually” the world, with his website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.com

You’re Not Going to Believe What These Cashiers Did to Spread Holiday Cheer


Feeling overwhelmed by holiday shopping? This viral video from Germany is sure to turn that around. Watch as the cashiers of the country’s oldest grocery store, Edeka (in business since 1898!) turn their customers’ recent shopping experience into an unforgettable holiday memory.

Find a ‘Sacred Space’ Without Booking an Expensive Vacation

By Jill Mattson | * Jills Wings of Light


Creating Sacred Space was a titillating ancient secret. Observe how far people travel to a sacred site – without knowing that they can create such spaces themselves.

Everything is vibration and every vibration has a frequency… such as the rocks in the ground, mineral content of the soil, the presence of water in the air (or not).These things contribute to the “frequency potpourri” of a location. For example, reflect on the feeling of being in a desert and then near the ocean. The amount of water in the air makes a difference in the feel of a location.

Perhaps the crystal content in the soil, the type of rocks beneath the soil or the magnetic flow deep under the surface contribute to the positive feelings emanating from special spots. Locations on ley line intersections (energy currents from the Earth’s molten iron core) were desired because the sacred energy that masters created – combined with the energy of the ley lines and impacted a broader area. Likewise, it was important to locate spots on underground water ways so the good vibes practiced at the site, would travel in the water to upgrade the geographical area that the stream nourished.

Special places uplift people, increase their strength and healing. Yet we can notice how any space feels. For example, it feels better to visit Machu Picchu, a sacred site, than Auschwitz (the former concentration camp). The history of events at a certain location contribute to its “feel.”

People’s feelings and consciousness subtly floats in the air around them. This energy is like snowflakes floating to the ground. Highly evolved people’s “energy-droplets” soak into the ground. For example, places where people pray – become peaceful.

Each direction was associated with precise subtle feelings. Try it! Face North, South East and West, while paying attention to the tiniest feelings that you can detect. There are subtle differences in feelings, although you must be quite intuitive to notice the sure-but-tiny variations. These “directional” energies feel different in a variety of locations. Applying this technique, helped ancient people select a balanced location to become a sacred spot.

When the perfect site was not found, secret techniques were used to uplift the energy of an area. Ancient spiritual leaders faced each direction and spent many hours singing vowels sounds to balance the feeling of each direction. The sounds varied a bit with each culture, but they experimented to find a tone to bring harmony into the feeling they got from each direction. Below is one Native American Indian set of associations.

  • The East, Vowel sound: eeeee, felt like air and uplifted the spiritual body
  • The South, Vowel sound: aye, felt like fire, and raised the energy of the emotional body
  • The West, Vowel sound: uuu, felt like water, enhanced the physical body
  • The North, Vowel sound: ooo, felt like earth and brightened the mental body.

Ancient people were well versed in tiny subtleties. A method was needed to describe the gamut of tiny amounts of energies that ancient people felt. People divided all types of subtle energy into categories and compared each category to feelings of nature – they then called this “elemental energy.” When this “elemental” energy was in balance, it benefitted an individual in this location – as he also became balanced on body, mind and spirit levels.

Each culture used different elements to compare to the same feeling. For example, one culture might compare a feeling to Earth and the next group compared the same energy to wood. The energy did not vary, but the associations that were used to describe it varied.

Another secret was to observe your feelings while on each square foot of a property. Perhaps one area felt better than another. Crystals were dug into the ground to lift any pockets or negative energy. Beautiful songs were sung on the low energy spots.

Buildings or stones were aligned with magnetic energies of north and sound – again to improve the “balanced” feeling of a location. Star positions were copied in building placement – to resonate with a star system and subtly download the energies of those stars. Nature shapes (sacred geometry) were also copied in building design – to add the deep comforting feelings of Mother Earth. Masters converted sacred geometry to sounds. Some musicians have done this today, such as in Mattson’s Paint Your Soul and Star Dust CDs. Music and sound are most powerful tools in the creation of sacred space!

Ancient people sang their most uplifting songs to create sacred space. With prayerful intent and sound vibrations, strong doses of divine energy entered the air and settled in the soil. Musical repetitions are necessary as sound is subtle energy (tiny amounts of energy); each time a song is sung – one drop of positive energy is added to the location. Singing continued until the area was overflowing with uplifting energy. Rocks also slowly absorbed the singing and intent, adding to the permanent healing capacities of the location – an ancient version of a free health care center.

Sacred Space is uplifting and transformative. You can create it in your location – uplifting not only yourself, but many others and the Earth herself.

About the Author: Jill Mattson is a widely recognized expert & composer in Sound Healing with four books and eight CD’s, combining intricate ancient & modern Sound Healing Techniques with original Award Winning Music (Angels & Masters – Best New Age CD of 2015 – People’s Choice, Deep Wave Beauty – Best 2012 (Silver). Free mp3’s – www.jillswingsoflight.com. Her new book, The Lost Waves of Time reveals many ancient secrets. See www.ancient-music 

*Posted in its entirety with the author’s permission.

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Robert O’Leary, JD BARA, has had an abiding interest in alternative health products & modalities since the early 1970’s & he has seen how they have made people go from lacking health to vibrant health. He became an attorney, singer-songwriter, martial artist & father along the way and brings that experience to his practice as a BioAcoustic Soundhealth Practitioner, under the tutelage of the award-winning founder of BioAcoustic Biology, Sharry Edwards, whose Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has now been serving clients for 30 years with a non-invasive & safe integrative modality that supports the body’s ability to self-heal using the power of the human voice. Robert brings this modality to serve clients in Greater Springfield (MA), New England & “virtually” the world, with his website, www.romayasoundhealthandbeauty.com. He can also be reached at romayasoundhealthandbeauty@gmail.com

This Simple Practice Can Change Your Life – Gabrielle Bernstein

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Gabrielle Bernstein talks about what it means to be compassionate toward yourself and how you can incorporate self-compassion into your daily practice.


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Overcome the Fear of Speaking in Public!

What’s scarier than death???

Speaking in public is said to be the #1 fear we have as human beings!

Speaking in public is a form of death of the ego. It requires risk, putting yourself on the line and courage.

It can be vulnerable, even terrifying, to put yourself out there and share your heart and message with an audience in such an open way.

Having spoken in large audiences since I was eight years old, I have found that fear of speaking in public arises when you are so fixated on yourself, how you will look, and be perceived.

The more you are seeking acceptance, love and validation from the outside, the more fear you will have inside yourself. The more self-conscious you will be.

A key to overcoming fear of speaking in public is the radical loving of yourself in private. The degree to which you love and accept yourself in private is the degree to which you will be free in public, whether it’s speaking in front of 5 people or 500.

Self-love and acceptance is the foundation.

Accept who you are and who you aren’t, knowing that you are OK exactly as you are at this stage of your journey in life.

The more you accept yourself fully, the more free you will be to speak and share authentically, not to get anything in return but simply because there is a pure message that your heart must express.

You communicate in order to communicate.

When you aren’t trying to get anything from your audience, there is an inner freedom. As you love yourself, you have the power to unhook yourself from both positive and negative opinions of others, then you are free and self-fulfilled.

Before you speak, give up control. Out of fear, we attempt to control people’s opinions of us. This is a recipe for misery and anxiety, not just as a speaker but in life.

So make peace before you speak that you cannot control what people are going to think about you and your speech. They will judge you and form their own opinions based on their own filters, that ultimately have nothing to do with you!  If there are 100 people listening, there will be 100 opinions of you. It’s just the way it is.

People’s judgments of you reflect more about them than you. Just because they feel a certain way about you and your speech doesn’t mean it’s true. It’s just their reality.

Your responsibility is to make sure that you do the absolute best you can and give 100%. This is all you can do. This is your part.

THEN, it’s also important to remember that it is not about YOU. It’s about your audience and adding as much value as you possibly can to their lives.

It’s about serving them fully.

So take the focus off of yourself. And put your attention on your message and the commitment to changing the lives of the people in your audience. Be more committed to this than anything else.

After giving thousands of speeches throughout my life, I feel that the best speeches aren’t about trying to give the best speech. The best speeches happen when you simply be yourself.

Stop copying someone else’s style, formula, system, and simply dare to be yourself fully. Even if the speech itself is a little rough around the edges. People will feel you and your authenticity and this is what will touch their hearts and what they will remember.

People will often forget your words after some time. But what will stay with them is the feeling they experienced in your talk.

It’s not about doing it perfectly. People won’t know if you did it perfectly according to what you had planned. They have no idea.

Don’t just speak TO people, speak through people. You can speak to their minds. But this will only have a limited impact. Speak through people directly to their souls.

Trust that there is deep wisdom already inside you that will express exactly in the way that is most needed in the moment. Trust bigger than your mind. Trust the intelligence of your heart to speak. Trust the impulse in your heart to share a message in the first place. Trust your soul to speak through you.

There are people in the world waiting for you, and need to hear your unique message in only the way you can share it.

As you stand in front of your audience to speak, your job is simply to LOVE them. Feel their hearts. Appreciate their vulnerabilities. Remember the child inside of them. See who they really are. This is the real gift you give.

Each person in your audience is YOU. And you are THEM.

As you remember that you are ONE, then all fear drops away and you speak from love. It’s not so much what you say, but what is happening in the silence in between your words. Then the words you speak are just an excuse and the vessel to carry the energy of your heart.

Then there is no speaker.

No audience spoken to.

No speaking.

Only love expressing itself.



Kute BlacksonKute Blackson is an utterly unique visionary in the world of human potential. Unlike those who promise to simply help people “get” what they want, Kute’s life work instead reveals to people what they have to give, by liberating who they are most truly and deeply. The focus: Freedom. Acclaimed worldwide for his life changing, one of a kind, transformational experiences, he is considered one of the leading voices in the fields of transformation and spirituality. Kute is an inspiring modern day spiritual teacher and a bold voice for a new generation. He leads transformational journeys to Bali (get more info here).  He also helps women overcome any and all obstacles to love with his “The Man Breakthrough Experience” , the Women’s Seminar.