It happened again.
You tried to stop yourself. You wish you hadn’t said it. And, yet, despite all your best efforts, you lost it once again.
You know better. You know you should be more “spiritual” and not allow others to push your buttons or disturb your peace. But whenever it happens you are powerless. You just explode.
It’s a vicious cycle and you feel like a failure.
You’ve tried meditation, right?
You desperately need something that will help you combat stress and calm you down.
All the experts in meditation say it will make you more peaceful and more present.
You want to go through that doorway into the unknown where meditation is supposed to take you. But you just can’t get your mind to quiet down.
As soon as your mind starts to settle,
Uncertainty must be present in the quest to create anything deeply meaningful.
From Jonathan Fields new book Uncertainty
By Mary Jaksch
Do you have creative ideas – but find it hard to make them happen?
All human beings are born creative. We all have good ideas. But on the path from idea to creation we can be ambushed by fear, doubt, and uncertainty –
By Mary Jaksch
It brought home to me how much my long-time practice and teaching of Zen has boosted my productivity. Leo says I’m one of the most productive people he knows. But the funny thing is that there are some small pockets in my life where I’m also the world’s worst procrastinator.
A guest post by Gail Brenner of A Flourishing Life.
“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”
What is the inner light? We know it when we see it in others – a genuine sense of happiness and joy, enthusiasm that emanates, confidence in one’s unique expression. We feel drawn to people who naturally glow because they reflect the potential for our own inner light to shine.
A Guest Post by Diggy of Upgrade Reality
We are all indoctrinated to attain perfection. It starts in school where they teach us to get perfect grades or 100% for tests. Beauty magazines tell us to have blemish-free skin. The media tells us to have a spotlessly clean floor or house. In today’s society, perfection is the norm and anything less than that is just average.
Since perfection is pretty impossible to attain,
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with everything you have to do – just in order to survive? It can feel like being a hamster in a treadmill: you run endlessly – but never get anywhere. Let’s look at how to change that. Because there is good news:
Each one of us can lead a life that feels fulfilled, joyful and creative.
All it takes is a radical change of mind and heart.
A guest post by Ryan Hurd .
Paying attention to your dreams is one of the easiest ways to be happier, more creative and more successful. Sounds like a bold claim, but it’s based on solid evidence from thousands of psychologists and dreamworkers. To make my case even plainer: bringing dreams back into your life put you on the fast track to learning what you really want in life and discovering the emotional blocks that are in your way.
Has this ever happened to you? You get into the car, turned on the ignition and step on the gas. But the car doesn’t move. Because… you’ve left the handbrake on!
You might wonder what starting a car has to do with learning (almost) anything?
It’s difficult to learn if you leave the brakes on.
The brakes are our negative beliefs and preconceptions. When we find and release the brakes,
By Janice Hunter of Sharing the Journey
The only difference between an extraordinary life and an ordinary one is the extraordinary pleasures you find in ordinary things. ~ Veronique Vienne.
I stood at the kitchen sink, robotically washing dishes. I paused, my gaze landing on a hand-painted jug on the window ledge, raindrops running down the glass.
I clung to the sink with soapy hands,