The next time life presents you with a challenge, don’t simply assume everything will work out.
Don’t tell yourself you can’t do it.
Just evaluate the situation.
Figure out what you can accomplish right now.
Then draw your line.
When you cross that line, draw another one. And keep going.
Let’s keep our lightbulbs screwed in so God can shine through us….
Taken from Brian Johnson: Optimize +1
We need others.
We need others to love and we need to be loved by them.
There is no doubt that without it, we too,
like the infant left alone,
would cease to grow,
cease to develop,
choose madness and even death
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms—
to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Related to that wisdom is this:
- Between stimulus and response, there is a space.
- In that space is our power to choose our response.
- In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Self–efficacy is a person’s belief in his or her ability to succeed in a particular situation.
Four ways we can build self-efficacy
1. Mastery Experience. In other words, PAST SUCCESS. Small and big wins from the past are GREAT ways to boost your current confidence. Create those wins, feast on them as you build your self-image as someone who succeeds (“That’s like me!!), and brings those past mastery experiences to mind when you’re facing current challenges.
2. Vicarious Learning. In other words, seeing someone else achieve the success YOU would like to achieve. The basic idea here: If they can do it, YOU can do it. KNOW that. DO NOT get envious of their success. Celebrate it. And say, “If they can do it, I can do it.”
3. Social Persuasion. In other words, someone tells you that you can achieve success. Like a coach. Or supportive parent or friend. “YOU’VE GOT THIS!!!” You can also persuade yourself through positive self-talk and an antifragile, confident mindset. And, remember to be the one persuading others of their potential!
4. Physiology. In other words, if you want to succeed, ACT like a successful person. Walk, talk, breathe, and carry yourself as if you’ve already achieved that which you aspire to achieve. Presence-101 style. Strike a power pose and go rock it
(Brian Johnson +1)
Taking care of your body and your health should be a top
priority especially when developing your psychic abilities. Eat a
balanced diet; drink plenty of water, rest, and exercise. If you have a healthy
body, this will greatly help you in becoming more receptive.
Continue reading “Take care of your body – John Holland”
The definition of compassion: a sympathetic awareness of another’s distress, often through unconditional love.
What is the purpose of compassion?
Compassion is the quality that teaches that there is perfection in all things and that we are to have sympathy for others, even though they may not see things the way we do.
Compassion replaces judgment.
Continue reading “Compassion”
ऊँ गतत्रासाय नमः
Om gahta-traah-saaya namaha: One can use this mantra to reduce anxiety or trahasa by chanting it and calling upon Lord Ganesha to remove it.
The Literal meaning of this mantra in English is
“O Lord Ganesha, Please remove the anxiety caused to us”.
The mantra is inclusive of word Trahasa, which means anxiety.
(taken from Vedicfeed site)
Love, like rain, can nourish from above,
drenching couples with a soaking joy.
But sometimes, under the angry heat of life,
Love dries on the surface and must nourish from below,
tending to its roots, keeping itself alive.
Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them.
Children move on, they move away.
The moments that used to define them,
a mother’s approval, a father’s nod, are covered by moments of their own accomplishments.
It’s not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand.
Their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, store upon stone, beneath the waters of their lives.