Thursday, 21 October 2010

Our insatiable desire to beat ourselves up.

I work with people from many backgrounds, male, female, black, white, tall, thin, small, and on and on. There is something that comes through constantly, even with the most self assured clients. We have the most amazing capacity to berate ourselves and beat up on ourselves in the most glorious and ingenious ways.
We don't congratulate or praise ourselves on the good, we move on too quick, we do't go back there to our good achievements for support or help or to look at how well we've done in the past, get feed back from the positives or build new ways forward, we just focus on the bad which is illusory and fleeting, temporary. If I was to say anything it would be for gods sake give yourself an even break lay off, you wouldn't treat some of your "enemies" like that.
It all stems from learned behaviours when you were young. Never being praised or complimented when we behaved or achieved something, but immediately criticized when we stepped just slightly out of line.
If you are a parent reading this, please, please realise the importance of your words when directed at your own kids or any one elses for that matter.

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Thursday, 7 October 2010

Words That Change Lives

I've been asked for this by so many people that I thought I might just post it here for all to see and enjoy.

Stand before me on the sign of infinity
All you of the earth.
With the granting of the law of provination
Comes the application of change.
I will give you the key.

And with this knowledge, please realise,
Comes the responsibility of sharing it.
I will show you the way
It’s very simple.

Throughout the Universe there is order...
In the movement of the planets, in nature and in the functioning of the human mind.
A mind that is in its natural state of order, is in harmony with the Universe.
And such a mind is timeless.

Your life is an expression of your mind.
You are the creator of your own Universe.
For as a human being, you are free
To will whatever state of being you desire through the use of your thoughts and words.
There is great power there...
It can be a blessing or a curse; it's entirely up to you.
For the quality of your life is brought about by the quality of your thinking...
Think about that.

Thoughts produce actions...
Look at what you are thinking.
See the pettiness and the envy and the greed and the fear and all the other attitudes
That cause you pain and discomfort.
Realise that the one thing you have absolute control over is your attitude...
See the effect that it has on those around you.
For each life is linked to all life,
And your words carry with them chain reactions, like a stone
That is thrown into a pond.

If your thinking is in order,
Your words will flow directly from the heart,
Creating ripples of Love.
If you truly want to change your world, my friend, you must change your thinking.
Reason is your greatest tool,
It creates an atmosphere of understanding,
Which leads to caring, which is love.
Choose your words with care.
Go forth...with Love.

From the musical "TIME"
narrated by Sir Lawrence Olivier (as timelord)

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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

365 ways to avoid personal development © A humorous look at Mind, Body and Spirit

Mind, body and spirit books, personal development books and self help titles that guarantee change or offer some kind of plan for building a new life, books that offer tools and techniques even tried and trusted methods of timeless wisdom have to be considered anathema and contrary to your established and relied upon course for imbalance and lack of fulfilment. If you are really serious about avoiding constructive and positive change, it might be better to avoid bookshops and libraries completely, sometimes titles are cunningly disguised to lure you into believing it's easy like you just have to "Think and Grow Rich" or you can "Change Your Life in Seven Days".

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