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!
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.
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.
When my stepson was a young boy just learning to read, he was riding in the car with his mom one day. As they passed a big box toy store, he jumped up in his seat and read out loud the words of the store’s big bright banner: “The new Lion King toys are here!”
We all encounter suffering in relationships. Why? Because we make a few fundamental errors. Once we correct these errors in our thinking, and begin to act accordingly, we can save ourselves quite a lot of needless suffering.
Does the idea of a “joyful relationship” sound far-fetched? Everyone wants happy and healthy connections! So why is it such a challenge to maintain happiness and harmony in our relationships?
In this 4-part webinar, Hypnosis/NLP trainer and longtime Buddhist practitioner Jack Elias will take you on an in-depth exploration of the ways we unconsciously create needless suffering and confusion for ourselves and others.
When a reporter asked HH the Dalai Lama how he was able to stay so cheerful and free of resentment towards the Chinese, who stole his homeland and killed thousands of his people, His Holiness said, “They have taken everything from us, should I let them take my mind as well?”