Self-Forgiveness and Shame

Self-Forgiveness and Shame

Transformation is bringing what is hidden into awareness and feeling it. How do you really feel about yourself? Do you ever feel you are unworthy or unlovable? What lies beneath these feelings? Do you remember times when you made a mistake, forgot something important, broke a vow, crashed the car, lost your keys, got really angry, failed a test, got lost in addiction, told a lie? Were you filled with guilt and shame? Did this make you feel you were not good enough? And underneath all of it, is there sadness? Maybe some fear?

 

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Mindful Happiness: How to Cultivate Joy Out of Chaos

Mindful Happiness: How to Cultivate Joy Out of Chaos

I feel very happy today.

 

I’m not sure why, though. Chaos swirls around me like the tornado that took Dorothy’s house in The Wizard of Oz. Yes, that’s how I feel. Like Dorothy. Sitting on my bed watching all this craziness spin around me, slightly out of reach but still there. There’s family drama, which we all know and love. Then there’s all the outside stimuli that may not be directly affecting us, but touches us as a collective human unit – poverty, racism, hate speech, political unrest. And, then, there’s the darn squash bugs that keep killing my zucchini. I admit squash bugs aren’t the best example of chaos, but chaos is subjective.

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Living life in peace

Living life in peace

Internal peace and fulfillment are the two basic things we want. But we live our lives basically in opposition to peace and fulfillment because we resist life. If resistance to life was gone we would simply exist in peace and fulfillment because that is our essential nature.

 

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Control vs. Allowing and Accepting

Control vs. Allowing and Accepting

When you are calm, in harmony and in non-resistance, life will unfold in the way it needs to. This means being still and serene, not passive. This allows you to harness universal energies. This allows you to see opportunities.

 

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Mindfulness and the joy of living

Mindfulness and the joy of living

Life was created for the expansion of bliss. This may be hard to believe because most of the time this is not your experience. Your nature is joy and it is the expression and expansion of your nature that is the reason you are here. Enjoying life is to be in alignment with your nature and your purpose.

 

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3 Mindful Ways to Stop People-Hating

3 Mindful Ways to Stop People-Hating

I hate people.

No, you don’t. Or, maybe you think you do. If you are a member of the group known as “people haters,” may I ask you a question?

Can you hate people and love yourself?

 

I am not judging. This question comes from a place of love and curiosity because I am a recovering people-hater. Many times I have let the phrase, I hate people, roll off my tongue. It’s usually because I woke up on the wrong side of happy. Other times I may have found myself repeating this mantra because someone cut me off at a stoplight, let a door slam in my face, or even looked at me the wrong way. Saying that I hated people became as natural as breathing.

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How to discover Who You Are

How to discover Who You Are

Who we are is always being reflected back to us in our interactions with others. We are only capable of seeing love in another if we experience that love in ourselves first. And the same goes for fear, anger, hatred, and judgement. Every person we meet is always evoking something within us. What we are seeing in the other is what is in us. Life is about projection and reflection. Our judgments of others are what is inside us.

 

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How do I get out of a bad feeling place?

How do I get out of a bad feeling place?

When we are excluded, criticized, demeaned, abused, fired from a job or rejected, we feel fear, sadness, anger, guilt, shame & self-judgment. We don’t want to feel it. We generally have 2 responses 1) We push those feelings away and stuff them, or 2) we distract ourselves from them, grasping for relief by over-eating, drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, social media, and wide variety of unhealthy options. Our options habitually have been to push away or grasp, both of which create resistance. Resistance creates suffering. This resistance, our stuffing and avoiding, creates stress, a dissonant vibrational impression, vibrational density. Then we feel I am less than and separate. We create non-alignment with who we really are, and this creates dissonance. Our non-alignment and dissonance create a bad feeling place.

 

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Mindfulness and Money

Mindfulness and Money

Abundance is an aspect of consciousness. It is not created. It is uncovered or revealed or allowed. It already exists as an aspect of who you are. Fully expanded consciousness will automatically manifest abundance because abundance is its nature. If you purify yourself and expand your consciousness, abundance will manifest, effortlessly and naturally. In an expanded state you will intuitively know and believe that your abundance is assured because you are completely in touch with your true nature and then all of nature will conspire to create your abundance.

 

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Prince Harry teaches us how to date

Prince Harry teaches us how to date

We thought Prince Harry would be the last person to settle down. Now that he is in a serious relationship with Meghan Markle, here are some ground rules he taught us:

 

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Arianna Huffington’s recommendations for a fulfilled life

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Arianna Huffington is the editor and president of the Huffington Post and is one of the most influential women in the world. She has had careers in politics and as a writer before starting the Huffington Post. She has written 15 books and become a leader in personal development. Here are her 3 recommendations for a fulfilled life.

 

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The teaching on “JOY” that can change your life

The teaching on “JOY” that can change your life

We seem to only experience joy when we get a desire fulfilled, remember a great time or have a sensory experience we find pleasant. We always seem to connect joy to an outer experience. But there is no joy inherent in an outside thing or experience. Joy is the natural experience of the Self and joy is available only in experiencing the Self.

 

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Abundance

Abundance

Most of us struggle and work hard and try to control life and people in order to make our lives successful. Feel that energy and those words; struggle, hard, control. There is no flow. There is resistance. When we are in connection to ourselves and life, there is flow and ease. When we are being authentic and in authentic connection to who we are and doing what is our unique signature, we flow.

 

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Fear and courage

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Fear is a vibrational energy. Fear is an organic, natural energy that is shared by all animals, unlike guilt and shame, which are not natural. When animals experience fear they feel it and shake it off, literally, and move on. We refuse to feel it and it accumulates, causing density. Then we prove to ourselves that the world is an unsafe place. We keep it locked in place to protect us, but then it keeps us locked in place. Fear limits and restricts us. We stay in unsatisfying relationships, unsatisfying jobs, invalidating the universal principle of more. We play life safe. We hold onto our limitations.

 

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Rhonda Byrne’s (The Secret) core teachings

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Rhonda Byrne is the creator of the 2006 blockbuster, “The Secret”. She is a force in the ‘New Thought’ movement. Here are her core teachings for creating the life you desire:

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Paulo Coelho’s top 10 teachings

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Paulo Coelho, born in 1947, has written more than 30 books and sold over 350 million copies. He is most famous for The Alchemist and is the largest selling Portuguese author in the world. He and his wife reside is Switzerland and he is a practicing Catholic. He founded the Paulo Coelho Institute in 1996 to provide support for the elderly and children.

Collected from his many writings, here are 10 of his most famous teachings:

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Eckhart Tolle on happiness

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The strongest motivation we possess is the desire to be happy. This is really the desire to experience our authentic Self as peace and fulfillment. Eckhart Tolle describes this journey toward happiness as a journey from feeling empty, angry, sad and unfulfilled to seeing the beneficial aspect of experiencing this pain and finally to acceptance and peace.

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Can Mindfulness save you money?

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It’s pretty clear that when you feel stressed, unfocused or unhappy, enjoying work and producing at peak performance levels is difficult.

 

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Eckhart Tolle: How to be Happy

Eckhart Tolle: How to be Happy

Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual master who Finding Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle teaches us the power of the present moment. He teaches that pain, especially depression and unhappiness, can serve as the motivation we need to make the choice to grow and act.

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Thich Nhat Hanh on how to deal with Trump

Thich Nhat Hanh on how to deal with Trump

How do you remain at peace within and, at the same time, respond appropriately when you see something wrong? Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most respected Zen Buddhist leaders in the world today and is an environmental and political activist.

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