Teachings

If you're tired of unwanted themes taking place in your life, this post is for you!! The way we learn in this life is through Reflection. This means that whatever we believe to be true about ourselves is reflected back to us and that’s what we call Reality. This is important. What we’ve been taking for Reality 'out there', is actually a reflection of the choices we make inside. So, my question to you is this. If life’s a Reflection, why are you brushing the mirror?   Solving the Riddle Here’s what I’m referring to. Imagine that you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and see that your hair is a mess. You say to yourself “Oh, that’s not good”...

Life is growth. Growth means change. Change scares the heck out of most people. But change needs to happen if you are to stay relevant and thrive. How then, do you manage knowing that you need to change, with feeling anxious and overwhelmed at the thought of it?  First acknowledge that there is always some fear and discomfort associated with change. Second, and importantly, know that a key determinant for growth and expansion is this: Your Hunger must be greater than your Fears. Your Hunger for what you want, has to be greater than the Fears/ resistance that hold you back. So, it doesn’t mean that there won’t be fears, it just means that your Hunger for what’s on the other...

Think Introverts are shy, anxious and won’t amount to anything in this competitive world? Think again! In Geoffrey James's article, he quotes the findings of The International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development stating that in fact, Introverts are Better Leaders than Extroverts. Why?: They think before they speak Are better listeners Deeper thinkers Prefer writing to talking And are calmer in a crisis   An Impressive List According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, an Introvert is someone who is shy, quiet and prefers to spend time alone rather than being with other people.  Vocabulary.com goes further to describe an Introvert as a person who tends to turn inward mentally and feels more energized by time alone.  John Rampton’s impressive...

Why are you here? Perhaps you’ve asked yourself that question at one point or another in your life. If you have, you certainly aren’t alone. It’s at the very core of our nature to want to know the purpose of our existence. I believe you’ll find that when you strip away all the layers of what makes us different, we're here for the same reason and that is to transform our Fears into Power and leave this world better because of it. Fear -> Power. That’s it. What does that really mean? At the core of our Authentic Selves we know that we are loved and loving, safe, abundant, connected to a greater whole and that all is possible. We were born...

Clearly, T.Harv Eker's list "The 13 Biggest Differences between Rich People and Poor People" is speaking about Financial Wealth, but what I find fascinating is that there is a whole other level to it. If you replace his references to Financial Wealth with Emotional Wealth, you now have a clear view into the Attitudes and Behaviours of people who live happy, fulfilling lives.   T. Harv Eker's Financial Wealth // Emotional Wealth Consider these 5 comparisons: Financial Wealth: Rich people are committed to being Rich. Emotional Wealth: Emotionally wealthy people are committed to being happy. They do so by consciously engaging in beliefs, attitudes, behaviours and habits that are aligned with their happiness. Financial Wealth: Rich people see a challenge as an opportunity for growth...

There are going to be times when you feel lost, uncertain and defeated by life but I am here to tell you that you are not alone. Today, we know so much more about what it takes to live as healthy, happy balanced human beings. Though it may seem out of your reach right now, with the right support you can take hold of your life, get it back on track and live your BEST life. You are worth it! We all stumble at times. That's just part of being human. But it's what we do next that defines our true nature. The Japanese have a proverb called Nana korobi, ya oki . Translated into English it is 'Fall down seven, stand...

Wise words indeed, from Don Miguel Ruiz. The Four Agreements contain simple yet powerful insights that will help you live life with greater ease. Be Impeccable with your Word Make sure you have taken the time to find out if something is true before you say it.  Think of your word as 'currency' and be mindful of how you spend it. Invest your words wisely! This includes the quality of what you text/email and post online. Don't take anything Personally 'What people say is their Karma. How you respond is your Karma'. Don't allow the opinions of others to make you feel less than who you were born to be. Keep your eyes on your journey. If there are things you need to change...

By now you’ve heard a lot about Gratitude: keeping a Gratitude journal, writing down things every day for which you are grateful etc. etc. So, what’s the story behind all this Gratitude? Gratitude is a natural anti-depressant In her article on the Neuroscience of Gratitude, Madhuleena Roy Chowdhury says this: "Emily Fletcher, the founder of Ziva, a well-known meditation training site, mentioned in one of her publications that gratitude as a ‘natural antidepressant’. The effects of gratitude, when practiced daily can be almost the same as medications. It produces a feeling of long-lasting happiness and contentment, the physiological basis of which lies at the neurotransmitter level. When we express gratitude and receive the same, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, the two crucial neurotransmitters...

What we are understanding more and more today, is that it's not enough just to be alive. We need skills to live life well, to actually be successful at living life. Here is an excellent list for just that: becoming more successful at living life. Originally credited to Warren Buffett (though now thought not to be the case), it has nothing to do with money and everything to do with Emotional Intelligence. As always, truth is simple and you'll find nothing superfluous here. So, here it is. Life Skills Tips from someone, who quite frankly did an excellent job! Skills for being Successful at Living Life The Smartest people I know Don't get easily offended Read more than they talk Enjoy intelligent...