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?
Nobody wants a bad relationship. Everyone wants happy and healthy connections. But arguments flare, harmony is rare, and chaos appears to be everywhere. Our interactions often lead to suffering, despite our best efforts to the contrary.
Getting stuck in anxious energy and busyness, but getting nowhere. Does this sound familiar? I call it "running in place," and it's a sure sign that I’ve stopped giving myself love and compassion. When you notice yourself doing this, don’t think, “I have to stop this.” Instead, think, “Oh! I'm running-in-place! I must be denying myself love and compassion.” Then if you like, you can put your hand to your heart as you do in the Hands Over Heart Technique I mentioned in this earlier post. . . .
A big part of the transformational process is challenging negative self talk (mean and nasty internal dialogue). Again and again we need to look at, see, and then cut through the roots and causes of self hatred.
What does recognizing oneness have to do with healthy sexuality? We are always imagining separation and antagonism where there isn’t any. Due to our sense of separateness from each other, we often generate fear.
If we feel upset when things go wrong or something unpleasant and unexpected happens, we’re not exactly unique in this world. But if we develop the habit of holding on to these upset feelings, we may resort to drinking too much, using drugs, or overeating (using food like a drug) in a futile effort to try and feel better.
One humorous comment can shift an argument in an instant or help us snap out of a dark mental state. This is because the essence of humor is the unrestricted flow of our living being. So it's not surprising that sharing humor and laughter is also good for your health . . .
We often think that, if a project is important, we need to generate stress and fearful states of mind. Not so! Jack Elias offers insights based on a famous Zen teaching, to help you in dealing with stress while working on a big project.
Hypnotherapy is not a substance you inject into someone. Rather, in the process of hypnotherapy, deep benefit is stimulated by the quality of caring the therapist is able to generate, not simply by mechanical application of a hypnosis technique. Just as a highly crafted and perfectly tuned piano provides the means to create a beautiful musical experience, powerful hypnotic techniques provide the means of potentially healing a person’s trauma and other mental health issues—including bipolar disorder. But in every case, therapeutic success depends on the therapist’s skill as well as an ability to connect with their own caring heart.