The Best Advice You Can Ever Give
Hint: it starts with listening.
By Gustavo Razzetti, Change Instigator, Speaker, Author: http://amzn.to/2u0i2tg Founder of Liberationist
What’s going on?— Pic by Jeremy Bishop
“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” — Bruce Lee
We all love giving advice.
We have the perfect solution for every problem. Except our own.
Take Back Authority Over Your Own Life
By Guy Finley
Each day we hear a knock on our psychological door, and when we open it a pushy person enters and begins to bark out orders: “Worry about this.” “Remember and regret that.” “Work harder!”
Is it little wonder we experience only the most fleeting feelings of love, kindness or relaxation? Something that calls itself an authority pushes us along all the time. Without ever questioning, we accept it as one.
A voice comes in and orders us to become negative. We obey without even being aware of the voice. We think that we ourselves are responsible for that reaction and that there’s a good reason for it.
The Problem With Seeing Only What We Want To See
By Marcia Sirota MD
Do You Notice Warning Signs, or What Only You Wish to See?
I’ve been thinking about how it’s human nature to see what we want to see and ignore anything that goes against our expectations of how things ought to be, or how we want things to be. We’ll miss something that’s staring us right in the face if we don’t want to see it.
In my office, my patients always come in and walk toward the chair they’re going to sit in, and then they turn around to face me. On the wall, just behind their chair, in full view, as they’re entering, is a large, colorful painting that practically screams, “Notice me!” But almost no-one sees it.
Everyone who’s walking into the office is getting ready to do a therapy session. Their vision is narrowed: they see the chair, but not the big flashy painting on the wall behind it.
Living Life By Your Own Right
By Baba Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari
Who Is Flipping Your Switch?
We are born to live our life by our own right. But we often give control of the switch that determines our moods and happiness to those we are attached to, causing us much suffering in the end.
Happiness that is dependent on how another perceives us, however exciting, does not last. True happiness is a state of liberty from dependence on others. The root is in our expectations.
If we expect recognition and gratitude from others for what we did for them then we are heading for unhappiness. It is not in the nature of humans to be grateful.
Your Life, Your Choice
By John Holland
Life Choices and Making Better Ones
Wherever you are right now, at this precise time in your life, you’re there because you took yourself there. Yes, it’s all about you! Every decision you’ve made brought you to this very point.
I believe that some events in your life are fated to happen, but you have free will. You have the choice to determine what you do and how you respond when these events occur.
As a soul, you’re an accumulation of all your experiences that are taking place now, as well as those from the past.
The choices that you make with respect to these experiences shape the quality of how you’re going to live your life. There are many different roads you may decide to take on your soul’s journey.
The Importance Of Being An Independent Thinker
By Diane Wing
Living as an Independent Thinker Can Be Hard
Being an independent thinker is not easy. These days it’s hard to know what to believe. The need to critically consider and personally investigate and analyze information is more important than ever.
Each of us is charged with being our own authority, with seeking truth and then applying it in a way that is appropriate for our circumstances.
It is essential that we develop our instincts that alert us to when something is off, when something may be a threat, and then dig a little deeper to validate or to disprove that feeling.
Close Encounters Of The Truthful Kind
OMTimes By Guy Finley
Close Encounters with Crisis Can Bring Healing
Any of us may have a close encounter with crisis; forced through these close encounters to find the way back to health and balance. Even though the truth is never further away from us than our wish for its awakening and self-healing insight, there are distinct moments in life when it comes closer to us.
Unfortunately, almost all of these important, potentially life-changing close encounters or moments are entirely missed. This is because what is wrong with us, our false nature, sees what is true as an attacking enemy.
Never are the healing powers of the truth so close as when a crisis is at hand.
_We added a Wise Words page to our blog in hopes of contributing encouragement and inspiration during positive happy times as well as emotionally hard times --
Frustration - anxiety - and disappointment can easily creep in and take over our positive outlook with the waiting of the fruition of this investment and especially if one is experiencing a financial crisis or an emotional trauma --
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