Tag Archive | Personal Growth

Take A Leap Forward

The World’s Largest Health and Wellness Event

Hay House is a self-help publisher founded by author Louise Hay, and her organization puts this wellness event together once a year.

By clicking the link you can access inspiring audio and video lessons from a multitude of teachers all in one place until May 23rd.

 Everything is free!

 Enjoy!

 

Make May Meditation Month

meditation monthA while ago, I had written a mindfulness mantra, and the meditation process listed below. Many reported that they found both to be very helpful. Meditation is also discussed on Day 4 of my 21 Day personal development guide.

No better time than the present to get started or recharge the habit. Candles and soft music are optional but are wonderful accompaniments!

Enjoy!

  • Find a quiet and peaceful place where you won’t be disturbed.
  • Close your eyes and take several deep breaths.
  • Breathe in good thoughts, soothing images, and peaceful outcomes.
  • Breathe out tension, stress, anxiety and fear.
  • Select a positive statement or series of statements such as, “I love my life,” “All is well,” or “Everything works out for my highest good.”
  • Introduce those affirmations while you visualize a ball of light entering the top of your head and traveling down to the tips of your toes, spreading a healing energy throughout your body.
  • Repeat this as many times as you need to clear away any unhelpful thoughts, or projections that cause an internal disturbance.

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Mindfulness Mantra

I am generous, I am kind,

and in complete control of my mind.

When negative thoughts try to lead me astray,

I focus on blessings I live with each day.

So grateful for choices, love, joy, and peace,

through prayer and meditation, these can only increase.

— Cathie Barash

What positive words, mantras or practices work best for you?

 

Be True to You

Attending a high school reunion is an interesting experience. It creates the odd feeling of being transported back in time, but as an older version of you, with many more life experiences under your belt. Although you and your classmates are somewhat strangers, the memories instantly reunite you.

Therefore, it naturally follows that at our reunions, many of us gravitate toward those we spent time with in school. We find ourselves sitting at tables together, just as we did all those years ago.

It reminds me of the movie, Mean Girls, a fairly well-known comedic depiction of high school cliques; both how they interact, and how the various groups are assigned labels such as ‘plastics’ and ‘jocks’.  A “clique” is defined as, “a small, exclusive group of friends or associates.”

Additionally, the movie demonstrates how these cliques operate, and the effect that their mean-spirited behavior can have on others. For example, it exhibits the hurtful and derogatory name calling that is aimed not only at others, but within the groups as well. It displays the gradual loss of the students’ own personalities, in order to conform to the group.

At a young age, it is easy to abandon yourself, or not even know who you are to begin with. Consequently, the primary focus unfortunately becomes popularity at all costs, rather than the building of character.

However, as we mature, we ultimately realize that popularity is meaningless if our character and individuality has been lost in the process. Hopefully, we evolve and recognize that everyone is wonderful in their own way, and that life is not just about our own circle of friends or a popularity contest.

We are continuously evolving, and although the changes we make will not be acceptable to everyone all of the time, what matters most is that we remain true to ourselves.

Action Step:

Be true to yourself, and retain your individuality, even if your choices are not popular with everyone around you.