Jesus has been known to say several times that "You must lose your life to find your life, and if you do not let it go, you will never find it." Writing this we're on the eve of Good Friday, too. Makes me think about how Christ had to lose his life to find his life, the everlasting one. First we die before we truly live. We're most used to hearing we live then we die. When we're living from only one aspect of ourselves, we just live and die. It's very true. However, as we go through spiritual growth and personal development, we begin to integrate ourselves. We might have to die or lose the identity we've had for a long time. We might have to experience a great personal transformation and be reborn to a new reality, one where we're not who we used to be. With the veil of … [Read more...] about Letting Go and Finding Life
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This morning I read an excellent tid-bit from Super Coach Michael Neill. He shows that just by changing the way we think about something we can change the way we feel inside about it. Much of what we want to change in our lives or have in our lives can be done through developing a practicing discipline and awareness over our minds. Here is a great nugget Michael Neill shares: There is No Stress In Life "The reason I don't promote particular techniques for stress control is because I have come to see a simple truth: There is no stress in life - there is only stress in our thinking When I see that well-being is my nature, the only way I can feel anything other than well is when I am caught up in my own story (thinking). To try and do something to "reduce stress" when … [Read more...] about Relieving Your Stress
Here are 8 simple rules for change that have always helped me to reinvent myself, especially when I felt scared. I found them a long time ago in a woman's magazine! 1. Follow Your Bliss - Think about what you like to do in your free time, what you're naturally good at, what you enjoyed before marriage or children. If you're not passionate about your new pursuit, you might be quick to give up if you don't see success right away. 2. Dream Big - if you want to be an art collector, for example, see yourself with a gallery in many cities. "This way you're more likely to come up with a plan that excites you," says Karla Freeman, LCSW, a psychotherapist and author of Creating Magic in Midlife. 3. List Your Barriers and Concerns - Putting obstacles down on paper gets them out of your … [Read more...] about 8 Quick Rules For Change
I have used these confidence tips from Michael Neil, Super Coach, Genius Catalyst. They really work. If you struggle with confidence, make sure you check these out. What follows are Michael Neil's favorite ways of feeling confident in almost any situation. Read these Confidence Tips from Super Coach, Michael Neil: Confidence Trick Number One - Act As If "Always act as if you have already accomplished what it is you are setting out to achieve." -Joe Batten The most immediately applicable confidence trick is to simply act as if you are already confident. [...] Perhaps the single most important thing when creating confidence in this way is to stay physically relaxed. Physical tension mixed with "confidence" often appears as bravado or even cockiness, and we've all met … [Read more...] about Got Confidence?