Recently several people have mentioned to me that they have been reading about new discoveries in neuroscience and mind/ consciousness research. They usually ask me to tell them what I think of these new findings, so I thought I would write a post about this!
Miscommunication can start in any number of ways. And vacation plans, while they may be fun to think about at first, are one of the most common situations in which we get mired in misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and resentful irritation. I'll tell you a story of one couple who experienced this, and how they got out of it.
With characteristic humor, Jack Elias gives the recipe for creating a mountain out of a molehill in relationships, and indicates how we can regain our perspective when we lose it.
It had never occurred to me to ask my mind, “Why are you confusing me with these thoughts?” But eventually, I decided to give it a try. You can use the same method to overcome worry and get your inspiration back!
Why is it essential to be kind to ourselves? It’s astonishing that this question would even come up! But it’s more astonishing how many of us don’t think we deserve kindness –– a tragic tribute to demeaning childhood programming and childhood trauma.
In ancient poems and teaching stories, you may have noticed that the mind is often referred to as a monkey, “the monkey mind.” The mind is also sometimes described as an unruly horse on which we are riding, more or less skillfully.
Much of what we call “stress” has to do with a feeling that things are “spinning out of control.” So I thought it might help to offer you a few effective steps you can take that will begin to free you from the stress of “spinning out of control.”
Have you ever wondered what is meant by the statement, “You create your own reality”? Some people feel empowered when they hear this statement. Others think it is ridiculous BS.
Do you realize that when you worry about what other people will think, you are rejecting yourself? Do you realize that when you are afraid of failure, you are putting yourself down?
Cheerfulness has gotten a bad rap lately. When so many terrible events are in the headlines day by day, the encouragement to be cheerful is often considered unrealistically optimistic.