One of the main secrets to staying healthy and being successful consists of aligning one’s objectives and desires with the internal image of oneself. Many uncomfortable, everyday conditions are born out of the impossibility to change reality and they require a personal change, but which cannot be limited to how one behaves, rather it involves the internal vision of oneself. Psycho-cybernetics is an approach which helps the mind and it was the result of Maxwell Maltz’s studies regarding concepts and psychological approaches, which are useful for dealing with identity problems, something he came across after operations he performed when he practiced cosmetic surgery. Continue reading
by Steve Pavlina
Sometimes you may encounter situations where you know what you should be doing, but you’re having a tough time getting yourself to do it. Or perhaps you’re able to get started on a task, but you just can’t seem to maintain the momentum to see it through to the end. If such a problem continues for too long, you’re bound to start to seeing a detrimental effect on your overall confidence level. You may begin thinking you have a motivation problem, as if maybe you just don’t want to succeed badly enough. Continue reading
by Gerald Schoenewolf
At one point in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the author has Hamlet say to Guildenstern, “Why, look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me! You would play upon me, you would seem to know my stops, you would pluck out the heart of my mystery….” Shakespeare was talking about manipulation, about playing with somebody’s mind in order to get something from them without their knowing it. People have probably been playing mind games from the beginning of time.
We play mind games because it makes us feel powerful and allows us to avoid taking responsibility for our feelings. The drawback of playing mind games is that you never really have an authentic relationship with people and thus never feel a deep loving connection that comes from honesty and trust.
Below are seven common mind games. Continue reading
Conventional wisdom dictates that we must set clear goals and have vision if we are to achieve great things. After all, how can we ghetto where we are going if we do not know where we want to go? Now ask, who is setting the goals and who is creating the vision?
Too Zen? Where there is Zen, there may be Yen!
No joke, studies of Fortune 500 CEOs found that the top executives relied upon quiet time, moments of prolonged inner reflection, to help them make better decisions. The inner connection allowed them greater access to intuitive problem solving which resulted in clearer thinking and more effective decision making. This modern approach to business is founded upon ancient Eastern philosophy. Lao Tsu, in the Tao Te Ching advises, Continue reading
by Carrie Laymon
Picture yourself at the typical party, meeting or gathering where you have the opportunity to meet someone new. Besides your name, what is the first thing asked? Isn’t it usually something like “What do you do?”
Such a nebulous and open question, really. Yet somehow we have all evolved to translate this into “What kind of work are you in?” Or “What is your job?” We have become so accustomed to this that we have learned to define ourselves by our line of work—or the lack thereof. And our self-esteem actually gets all tangled up in how well we perceive others as valuing that work. Have you ever stopped to think how limiting that is? Continue reading
by Eckhart Tolle
One scenario: Due to budget cuts, you may—or may not—be losing your job, and you’re not sure if you should take the much-lower-paying job at another company or just stay where you are in case things work out. Another: With the birth of your new baby, you need to move, and you can’t make up your mind between the neighborhood with the good public school and the one where the houses are actually in your budget.
from the Galiana Retreat
The goal of this session is to nurture and support you for your spiritual development, explore and guide your personal core transformation process from the tantric perspective and supply you with tools for sustainable spiritual growth as an evolutionary being, tantrika, daka, dakini, or simply a person deeply in touch with your buddha nature.
This session will also serve as a satellite to the other practices that you do. Has it ever happened to you that you come out of a workshop warm, open and full of love? You are inspired; you see divinity on every corner, and Buddha, Shiva or Shakti in every homeless person. Then, in about three of four days, you start worrying about things again and getting caught up in habitual patterns.
In order to sustain the effect of the practice, it is very helpful to receive support, reminders and tools which will help you maintain the spaciousness, inner freedom and aliveness on a daily basis. Continue reading