Posts Tagged ‘life’
Mel, a good friend of mine, recently posted the following on Facebook. It struck a chord with me, so much so that I obtained permission from Mel to share it with you, as I’d like to pose the same question also.
“Funny how the end of a year makes you all reflective and philosophical (though truth be told I’m both most of the time). Here’s what 2012 has taught me. The only thing that has any true value in life, the only thing that matters at all, or ever makes a difference of any lasting kind, is love. There’s a reason I don’t spew frustration, irritation or even hate on here or in life generally (at least, not often!). I choose not to add harshness to the world if I can avoid it. I choose to offer up peace, compassion, kindness, tolerance, love – or if I’m struggling, to just breathe and be silent until my heart is open again. I wonder what world we would live in if everyone simply chose love.”
This makes perfect sense, to me at least. My take on Mel’s musings is if we want to add value to our life and our community, conversations based on love is the true way of achieving this in a meaningful and sustaining way. The Law of Attraction informs us that what we focus our thoughts and feelings on and what we put out to the world is what we get more of.
It seems quite empowering that I can positively impact both my life and the people and community around me simply by communicating love through my thoughts, words, and actions.
I’d welcome your thoughts and feedback?
Quote text: “There is the true joy of life – to be used by a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one – to be thoroughly worn out before being thrown on the scrap heap – to be a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that life will not devote itself to making you happy.” – George Bernard Shaw
Quote text: “Love doesn’t have to be perfect. Even perfect, it is still the best thing there is, for the simple reason that it is the most common and constant truth of all, of all life, all law and order, the very thing which holds everything together, which permits everything to move along in time and be its wonderful or ordinary self.” – William Saroyan
Quote text: “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” – William Wordsworth
Daniele Boido, spiritual teacher and author of The Human Being Of The Future, has suggested ten simple steps that could lead you to a happier lifestyle. As reported by the Daily Express, Daniel said purging negative emotions and improving relationships could helps us create a better and happier life.
Here are Daniele’s top tips on how to feel upbeat and fulfilled.
1. Understand spirituality
To enhance your spirituality make sure that whenever you come across someone with less understanding and awareness of particular situations you do everything in your power to help them, Daniele said.
“Show compassion, patience and unconditional love. Don’t judge and instead share your knowledge and insights to try to support and encourage them to follow their own path,” advises Daniele.
“Work on becoming more aware and in tune with your thoughts and actions. This could be through meditation, exercise or a healthy lifestyle as these will help you to achieve inner strength and a connection to others,” he added.
2. Learn to forgive
He said holding on to past hurts only leads to a destructive state of mind.
“If someone has hurt you then you need to let go of your bitterness and resentment in order to move on,” said Daniele.
“For a few moments repeat in your mind or out loud, ‘I truly and freely forgive and let go of any negative event and person from my past and anyone who needs to forgive me now does’,” he said.
3. Take care of your body
Daniele recommends eating plenty of fresh foods including fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, pulses and wholegrains, suggesting “These will nourish your body with vibrant, healthy energy.”
He also advocates taking up a mind and body exercise such as yoga, Pilates or tai chi.
4. Release negative emotions
To let go of negative emotions Daniele suggested a simple exercise.
He said, “Sitting comfortably, begin to inhale and exhale taking long, slow, deep breaths.
“As you exhale imagine releasing all negative emotions such as anger, revenge or jealousy. As you inhale imagine breathing in the positive qualities you need in your life such as calmness, courage and willpower.
“Continue this for a few minutes. With practice you will find it easier to let go of negative feelings,” he added.
5. Share unconditional love
Daniele said feeling unconditional love towards yourself and others creates harmony.
“The more you can open yourself up to this feeling the more peaceful and tranquil you will feel,” he stated.
6. Find your inner boss
If one moment you feel calm and in control yet the next stressed out and compelled to binge on chocolate you might need to summon your inner boss.
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“If you want to feel more in control a simple tactic is to imagine that you have an inner chairman,” said Daniele.
7. Learn from others
Daniele says we can learn a lot from people we fall in love with.
8. Be aware
When you’re caught up with work, looking after family or just trying to get through the day it’s easy to slip into an automatic, zombie-like state.
To come out of this Daniele said, “Find a quiet place. Relax and starting with your right thumb mentally isolate and focus on every single body part.”
“Notice how they feel and work on being aware of how you are mentally and physically,” he suggested.
9. Create positive vibes
“You must develop the ability to focus,” said Daniele.
He suggests practising this exercise: “Draw a large circle. Fill it with black pen. Place it at eye level, breathing slowly and deeply. Focus on it for three minutes. Use these focusing skills when summoning positive thoughts.”
10. Try to connect with nature
“In the morning spend two to three minutes focusing on things such as water (rain), trees, flowers, grass or fruits. In the evening focus on inner qualities including love, peace, kindness and harmony. This will help you to create a stronger connection to these natural qualities and feel more in tune with nature,” Daniele said.
“We all have been inspired in our life, whether it is through our own experiences or through those of others. Part of mindfulness practice is the capacity to remember that being inspired is part of our deepest humanity to feel life. And we all know what to do when we are inspired — we give it away. It is not ours to keep; there is no benefit to holding onto it. So, be an inspiration — pass it forward, share with your world how precious our world is. She can only return it back to you a thousand fold.”
Larry Yang, The Huffington Post, 14th April 2012