Archives for Awareness
I’ve been reading quite a few books from Cheri Huber lately. Her work is mainly focused on meditation and being in the moment. I’ve been meditating consistently since mid-2011 so it wasn’t a big jump for me to add the nuances that Cheri teaches in her books into my own daily practice.
I found that the more I practiced what she was teaching, the more insight I gained. Think about gaining insight after insight after insight… being in a continuous state of complete spontaneity and surprise… as if every breathing moment is another moment for you to learn something new. It’s an exciting place to live from.
Cheri talks about “living in insight” as a reality for those who practice meditation. I think Cheri is spot-on. Anyone who commits to the regular practice of being in the present moment can live in insight. I thought this idea of living-in-insight as being such a wild and exciting ride that I would buy a bunch of Cheri’s books.
Here are a list of Cheri Huber’s books I recommend:
- Nothing Happens Next
- That Which You Are Seeking is Causing You to Seek
- When You’re Falling, Dive
- The Key
- What You Practice is What You Have
Learn how to quiet the mind. I give a bit of background and then I share how to quiet the mind. This exercise is so easy and so powerful, but you must do it daily to be effective. Some of the benefits of quietening the mind include:
- Calms the mind and negative thoughts
- Easier to affirm or visualize what you want
- Managing thoughts and attention becomes effortless
- Helps with sleeping at night
- Brings you into the present moment
Watch the video and let me know what you think.
In this post I’ll share my insights on why people suppress their negative feelings as a coping mechanism.
What bothers me the most is when people tell me that they just need to be more positive. They need to think positive.
“It really helps,” they say.
What a load of CRAP.
Do you really think you can talk yourself out of sadness, regret and frustration simply by thinking positive thoughts?
That all you need to do is THINK POSITIVELY and the world is your oyster.
Then there is this whole other group of people who pretend to be coaches. They coach people by saying, “Let’s pretend you didn’t feel that way – you were not depressed, angry, or grieving – how would that make you feel if everything was perfectly ok?”
And the person being coached says, “Well, I’d feel really good.”
Here’s what they forgot to tell you. Those good feeling only last a moment or two at best.
And then guess what happens?
The depression, the anger and the feeling of grief comes rushing back!
If you have a pile of crap and you cover it with ice cream, you make that crap look really good.
But guess what?
You still have crap below the surface.
You can’t fake yourself out of depression. You can’t heal negative emotions with positive thinking.
THAT is a huge load of bull-crap.
The way you feel is the way you feel. And when it comes to deep negative emotions – feelings of anger, frustration, regret and depression – you can’t positive think your way out of those feelings. Affirmations won’t work and neither will any other sophisticated technology.
The only way you can heal those emotions is to accept them. THEN… and only then… will you finally be able to let them go.
But what do we do instead?
We push those negative feelings down – we suppress them. It’s heart-wrenching really.
Why Do You Suppress Your Negative Emotions? Click here to read more…
This is a bit of an unusual video for me. Something miraculous happened last night and I just had to capture it in this video. It has to do with a healing, using 2 affirmations and the powers of your mind.
Click here to read more…
These are 3 of the funniest beliefs I think we have about money. Read them, enjoy them and reflect on them.
It’s not every day that someone challenges your beliefs… but that’s really what I want you to do – because by doing so, you’ll live a more fulfilled and satisfied life. As you read through these beliefs challenge yourself and look for the real truth.
Let’s start with…
Belief #1: I Must Work Harder to Make More Money
If you look at the way it really works – it’s that people who work the least get paid the most. If you take someone who works in a fabrication shop – like a welder, electrician or even a labourer and compare their salary to an engineer, who do you think gets paid more?
The engineer does. And what does an engineer do?
He sits on his ass all day. He may write a report or send a few emails, but most of the time he sits on his ass. Even if he decides to make a few phone calls or “engineer” something, he still sits on his butt.
Now what about the welder. He’s working in this fabrication shop sweating – lifting heavy steel – “putting his nose to the grind stone.” Any sort of trade is physical work – these guys and gals work hard at their job, but they still get paid less than an engineer.
Even an engineer has a ceiling on his salary – sure he or she could work longer hours – but they end up paying more tax.
So who really wins?
Working harder makes you sweaty, creates more stress in your life, leaves you “chasing the clock” and paying more taxes just so you can make an extra buck. Working harder is a losing strategy.
Takeaway #1: Working harder is not the key to making more money. If you want to get ahead financially, STOP working so hard. Take a nap and give your mind some “space” to be more creative. Work smarter, not harder.
Belief # 2: It Takes Money to Make Money
Who makes this stuff up? I’m going to guess you heard the same thing from your parents just like I did. Click here to read more…
Working with people who irritate you on a regular basis can drain your energy and dampen your spirits. I came across a situation like this last week. In this video I share how I dealt with this person in a supportive way that was a win-win and what you can do with people who irritate you.
Click here to read more…
Quietening the mind call with Susan James. I’ve easily spent up to $30,000 on personal growth in the past 4 years. In all the training I’ve done, I have never come across something as elegant and effective as the self discovery techniques taught by Susan James.
On this call with Susan, you’ll learn:
- how to create your life intentionally and quiet your mind
- how limiting beliefs affect your reality
- the 3 forces that govern the Universe
…among many other ideas about you and the Universe including… the degree to which you live in your head is the degree to which you suffer.
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Grab a coffee or a tea.. this in depth call is 67 minutes.
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December 9, 2010 | Leave a Comment
This is a guest post by Barbara Jolie @ onlineclasses.org
According to a recent study as reported in 2007 by Live Science, neuroscientists discovered that we become distracted from specific tasks that require our in-depth concentration simply because other parts of our brains suddenly ‘light up’ based on outside stimuli.
The scientists said that our brains process the outside world in two different ways. What they call the ‘top down’ approach, which is a controlled sort of focus on a single concept or activity, and an automatic focus, which is basically what happens when, say, a sudden noise makes you jump.
Of course, scientists have always known that brains work this way. The surprise of this article is in where the signals originate from within the brain. They come from different parts of the brain, depending upon the activity and stimulus. This means that it is very hard for us to control those distractions by simply focusing harder on our important tasks. Author of the findings, Earl Miller, told Live Science, “Anything that stands out as different from everything else—like a red apple in the middle of a green field—tends to grab your attention.”
So, given this new information, the question is this: how can we deal with distractions, especially when we’ve started a project that requires our full attention?
Knowing is Half the Battle
You’re probably familiar with the saying, “Knowing is half the battle.” What this means for your battle against distractions is that if you know how your brain responds to external distractions, you can be aware of what’s happening as you become distracted. Being aware of the fact that you are being distracted will help you get back on task. Your internal monologue should go something like this:
“The red apple is distracting me, but I know it’s distracting me, so it’s not really a distraction anymore.” By thinking these thoughts, you can actually minimize the distraction and get back to the task at hand. Distractions work because they distract you unconsciously, so if you can be conscious of them, you can shift away from them.
Control Your Work Environment
Another thing to do is to set up your work environment so as to minimize all external distractions. Think of the apple in the green field. If the field were, say, covered with red and brown leaves, the red apple wouldn’t stand out so much. So a suggestion is to make potential distractions fade in the background. Use noise-canceling headphones. Turn off your cell phone. Put up a sign that says you’re busy. Restrict your internet browser to the sites you need to get the project done.
Reward Yourself with Breaks
If you build breaks into your work schedule, then you’ll be less likely to succumb to the temptation of distraction. Sure, you’ll still deal with distractions, but you most likely won’t let them run you off course. By having a break to look forward to, you can save that distraction—say, an email from a friend—for later. The grind of working on the project won’t be nearly as tough to endure if you know you have a break every few hours. Click here to read more…
Your brain runs everything. It turns on your stomach, dials a heart beat so you can stay alive and runs a million other functions without you even knowing about it.
And guess what else it does?
It solves problems.
Your brain loves to solve problems. It’s the most advanced goal striving mechanism…. always working and striving for new ways to solve your problems.
The way your brain does that is by asking the question WHY.
This is a good thing because it gives us perspective. It helps us gather information and data about what to do next.
But it’s also a curse. Asking WHY something happens can put you in a rut – to the point where you feel trapped and even stuck.
So instead of solving your problem, it creates an even bigger one; a problem that you don’t even know how to get out of.
The question WHY on it’s own – never, ever solves your problems. It only tells you half the story. It only tells you what your problem is, but it never solves it.
Just think if you were at the mechanic. The brakes on your car are squeaking and you want to get them fixed. After a brief inspection your mechanic tells you that the reason your brakes are squeaking is because the rotors on your car have worn down.
He’s telling you why your brakes don’t work – that your rotors are worn down – but he hasn’t told you how to fix them.
- Should you loosen up on your heavy foot?
- Should you buy a more expensive ceramic brake so that your brakes last longer?
- Should you replace your old brakes with the same type and be done with it?
Knowing why something is broken never – ever helps you fix it. It only tells you what’s broken.
But people insist on knowing why their life is not working; why their boyfriend dumped them and why they lost their job. Their mind gets stuck running through these patterns… over and over again wondering why things happen to them.
Like it’s supposed to help them solve their problems; that if they put enough energy and attention on why it happened, then they will eventually figure it all out and finally, once and for all…. life will be good.
Instead, it makes you feel awful. Click here to read more…
Why is it that some people always get what they want?
You know who I’m talking about. They have successful careers or businesses. They have the most amazing friends and they always seem to get the best opportunities. They carry themselves with confidence and they seem to have this charisma about them.
Wouldn’t it be nice to…
- feel more abundant and prosperous
- attract new business and opportunities
- meet the right people under the right circumstances
- feel absolutely confident and know without a doubt that you will succeed
Because all of that is possible when you start to install positive new beliefs. As you start to do this you will:
- Feel more confident
- Take bigger risks
- Achieve more than you have ever imagined
My Mind Power Mastery Training starts in 5 Days… and the best part is that I’ll be sharing specific tools and techniques that not only help you destroy limiting beliefs, but also install positive new empowering beliefs so you can take life fully on.
Here’s the link:
Mind Power Mastery Training Cancelled.
Check out this instead: Limiting Beliefs
I Don’t Have Time
Now you’re probably thinking, “this sounds great, but I’m too busy to start a new training. I don’t have the time.”
That’s a valid point. I anticipated this might be a problem so I arranged for you to get access to a recording of each LIVE training.
That way you can:
- play, rewind and fast forward at a later time to gather insights and new wisdom
- use the tools and techniques in this training from the privacy of your own home so you can learn at your own pace
- create ongoing breakthroughs for the rest of your life
And since this specific training works with your subconscious mind, you’ll be saving plenty of time and getting results much faster and easier than you ever have before.
Group Training Benefits
I’ve done a lot of group training as a participant. I can tell you from my own personal experience that group
training gives you an opportunity to:
- Gather new knowledge, wisdom and feedback from other aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners
- Share, contribute and make a difference with others in the group.
- Gain new results in a dynamic group where accountability is higher and people naturally take bigger action
- Network, build long lasting friendships and have a lot more fun :)
If you think group training is the way to go, then make sure you register here:
Mind Power Mastery Training Cancelled.
Check out this instead: Limiting Beliefs
Click here to read more…