5 Ways to Be Gloriously Present in the Moments of Your Precious Life

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“Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever.”
— Jack Kerouac

Hello! Are you in there?

Are you sleepwalking through your days like a zombie?

Or are you wide awake, present to the infinite potential for peace, happiness, and fulfillment available right now?

7 Simple Steps to Turn Enemies into Friends

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Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
– Mahatma Gandhi

In frustration, in anger, you ask . . .

Why? Why did that person spread lies about you behind your back, vilify you, or even mock you to your face?

Surely they had no reason when you obviously never meant to antagonize them (and honestly can’t even figure out what you did to provoke them).

7 Tips to Embrace Your Success (and Stop Feeling Like A Fraud)

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Success will never be a big step in the future; success is just a small step taken now.  ~Jonatan Mårtensson

Can you feel that twist in your belly?

That fear in your heart?

The voice in your head that tells you you’re not up to the job?

It shouts that you don’t know what you’re doing at work.

That you’re making it up as you go along.

How to Consciously Create the Life of Your Dreams

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Do you ever feel dissatisfied with how your life turned out?

You know there has to be more to life, but you know that what you’re living now just isn’t it. This is not the life you’ve always dreamed of.

You had so many dreams when you were younger, but they just haven’t come to fruition.

Instead, you’re stuck in a colorless life, still dreaming of one that’s more exciting.

5 Steps To Forgiving Yourself After a Big Mistake

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No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robbins

So, you screwed up.

Worse than falling and scraping your knee, or cracking your phone screen for the dozenth time.

You messed up BIG time.

You’re tense, upset, you may even want to cry a little.

The Step-by-Step Guide to Emotional Fitness

emotional fitnessOur culture is emotionally out-of-whack.

We live in a maze of thoughts, media, culture, people, noise, words, screens, air, and confusion.

Through our lives, we’re expected to move through these experiences and derive meaning from them.

We’re supposed to figure out our lives.

We’re supposed to have it all together.

But we don’t. We fail.

We’re not perfect people – we weren’t born with the ability to do things right on the first try.

7 Inner Habits of Remarkably Happy People

habits of happy peopleYour life is precious.

You yearn to make the most of it.

Yet on some days, you wake up dreading the day ahead.

You find yourself asking, ‘What’s wrong?  Why do I feel so flat?’

You’re not alone, most of us experience times like these.

What sets happy people apart, is their way of being in the world – even in difficult times.

Do You Struggle to Perform Under Pressure?

Perform under pressureHave you noticed how some people manage to do their best work when they perform under pressure?

They nail the job interview, ace the presentation and are always able to think on their feet.

Are you one of those people?

I’m not.

When I’m under pressure I struggle to do good work.

And sometimes, I do no work at all.

I freeze.

Pick up the Phone: 18 Reasons to Forgive Your Family

v\]how to forgive your family The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.~Marianne Williamson

You have their number stored in your phone.

Yet you stare at the phone on the side of your bed, refusing to pick it up and call them.

You’ve been staring at the phone for days. Weeks. Years.

You don’t pick up the phone to call because of the pain they’ve caused you.

A Simple Guide to Practical Spirituality

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It’s frustrating, isn’t it?

Here you are, trying to build a meaningful and fulfilling life for yourself. But it seems like you’re forever caught up in the overwhelming minutiae of daily existence.

You want to start your mornings with some quiet reflection, but the dog needs to be let out, the kids need their lunches packed, and you can’t forget to stop for gas on the way to work.