Friday, June 14th, 2013 at
As you may already know Alan Watts asked “What is it that you desire” and with that simple question he set you on your way.
A journey of self discovery and exploration which was both scary and exciting at the same time. However even if you were able to reveal the answer to this question there still lies within you a problem.
Now it maybe a subconscious decision or it could even be a conscious one that has become subconscious.
The problem of course is that despite wherever it started this has now lead you to behave in a particular way that maybe contrary to your declared desires.
If your subconscious and conscious mind are not both sold on the idea of this desire then you are destined for a life of struggle and frustration. Read the rest of this entry
Friday, June 7th, 2013 at
Or rather the meaning of your life.
If you lack real purpose in your life then what ultimately is your reason for doing anything.
This lack of purpose is a harmful way of thinking and because its infectious all too rapidly it colors every decision you make.
Over the last couple of weeks I have been in free fall, without a plan to guide me, as I determine my answers.
Without a plan, I was free to do what ever came to mind, eat the easy option and generally live a life without purpose. Of course in the short term the effects can be masked by our modernist short term pattern of thinking, its feels great to live without rules but without them we have no control over the destination. Read the rest of this entry
Friday, May 24th, 2013 at
I’ll bet you know about the Law of Attraction, right? This is a supposed law of the universe that brings whatever you want to you – merely by wishing for it.
It sounds outlandish, but there are videos with new age music full of people giving their personal testimonials. Each story goes like this: ‘I really wanted something and then BOOM! It happened!’
It certainly happened for all the people selling Law of Attraction products online. They made the promise that it works and BOOM! Sales happened for them.
But there’s a huge missing ingredient in the Law of Attraction and that’s taking action. Nothing happens without action. If just wishing for things made them so, we’d all be fit, wealthy, in love with our soul mates, and there’s be world peace to boot. Read the rest of this entry
Friday, April 12th, 2013 at
I was fortunate enough to have a visit from a couple of friends this weekend. They came to visit me from overseas on their way to further travels and we had a wonderful time together. But their trip wasn’t quite smooth sailing.
They were supposed to leave San Francisco Airport at just after noon, but they didn’t end up leaving until nearly 10:00 at night.
Actually, neither my friends nor I know exactly. But there was some sort of mechanical problem on the plane. Apparently there was a loud, annoying noise that would make the flight an 11-hour headache for all involved.
So they waited on the plane for about three hours.
Friday, March 15th, 2013 at
What is your passion?
What is it that make you jump for joy, spin in frustration or even explode in emotional outbursts.
In what way apart from jumping for joy does this benefit you?
The referee cannot hear your opinions neither can those television judges, so why do you provide your advice.
Of course releasing your emotions whether negative or positive is entirely healthy however why did you allow those negative emotions to ferment until they spilled over.
Currently I am reading a book titled “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” which focuses on this very topic.
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Friday, March 8th, 2013 at
Beauty they say comes from within.
You can of course like a catwalk model create an outward beauty using the skills of your dedicated makeup resources.
However I find catwalk models to be unattractive despite all the fashion business hype centered around them.
Now to be fair to them they exist to perform a specific task which is acting as a mobile mannequin.
They are there, to display the designers clothes to the industry buyers and critics, allowing their inner smile to shine through would only detract from this task.
In the real world your inner glow, or lack off, will always betray the outward appearance you have crafted with the cosmetics and forced smiles.
There was a lady, older than me and not particularly glamorous that worked in the local corner shop where I used to live. Yet despite her outward appearance, I was drawn towards her.
Her inner smile shone bright and strong.
This inner smile is the only true reflection of whether you like her are living a life of abundance.
Once you love yourself and most crucially the situation you currently find yourself in, your inner smile will begin to radiate outwards.
Now you will begin to have your share of the ‘luck’ you saw others experience and opportunities you never envisaged could come true will start to present themselves.
Is your inner smile, a flickering candle or a raging fire
Friday, February 1st, 2013 at
Well so the first month of your new life has passed and of course this is a good day to consider how close to your new direction you are.
Of course if you look closely at the date of this post, your first question maybe this.
Where have you been igor and why have you not been posting?
As children we have a view of the world that is idealistic, no gray just black and white.
Overtime we learn to compromise and accept that sometimes conceding the argument is the best short term strategy. Of course, like many overtime this short term position becomes our long term situation and unfortunately we never look how far we have travelled.
This is a key activity for a successful life and crucially staying off the pitytrain.
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Friday, November 23rd, 2012 at
In our very busy lives, it is all too easy to forget what we have in our lives and just how far we have transformed ourselves.
Having just completed a 7 hour drive to attend my sisters wedding, I sit here writing this on my cell phone.
This in itself is a fact to be grateful for.
I get to see my sister again whilst being able to connect with you, regardless of where you live and wherever I am.
The technology we have at our disposal is truly amazing when you stop and consider what a life without them would be like.
There is currently a Facebook event, created by Bill Gelwick that encourages you to do just that.
Each and every day until Christmas, take a moment to consider what you are grateful for.
With this still in your mind, create a Twitter update that ends with the hashgtag, #gratitudeparty.
It would of course be all to easy to dismiss this event as just another silly distraction.
However if you stop every day to consider what you are grateful for, I do this as soon as I awake, you will head out into the world with love in your heart and positive thoughts rolling in your mind.
Now that does not sound a silly result does it.
Saturday, November 17th, 2012 at
Today I never got up until 1pm.
I will reveal the full explanation as we progress through this post but that decision was made because I felt there was little point in getting up.
Now you will be glad to hear, I do not consider myself to be afflicted with depression or any other such like negative illness nor is this a post about giving up, that is not in my nature.
Rather I saw the truth in the following famous quote
‘How’s that working for you?’
Todays decision was based upon the choices and actions I took yesterday.
Friday, November 9th, 2012 at
Even if you have decided to remain upon the pitytrain, I hope you now are aware of this decision.
The only reason you became aware that you were aboard the train was that you felt there was something more, far too many never even reach that stage, or if they did they baulked at the challenges they saw in their new path.
However as you realize, knowing you can be more is not the same as becoming more.
You and I, know what we should do to be at our best in all parts of our lives however as we also know only too well our conscious mind does not like change and is quite happy where it is thank you very much!
This is the pain barrier we need to break through and do so permanently