There are 168 hours in one week. Do you know what you do with them all? Does it match what you would like to be doing? Even when we can see a mismatch it is hard to change our habits. On another level, how much time do we have (in total)? Unless we have an appointment for voluntary euthanasia we would have to admit that we don’t know. We also don’t know how much time […]
In my life there are times when I experience intense emotions – sometimes good and sometimes not. I am sure we all do. I have found that the secret to riding out these emotions is to try to remember the following: My emotions are not me – they are but a tool or instrument in my experience of life They will pass. Sometimes it feels like an eternity but just like the tides, my feelings […]
Recently I wrote about dealing with negative feelings. It helps to have some tools or ideas to counteract them when they hit with full force. I developed this acronym a while ago and try to memorise it when I need some positive input. It is an acronym for the word CONFIDENCE and reminds me of what I am capable of or what I need to do to feel more confident. C is for capable – […]
I like to find image quotes online that capture how I am feeling. I came across this one this evening. I often feel like this – some days more than others! I have this vague feeling that I missed out on getting the rule book handed out at birth :-). At least today I can accept that is just how I am and not fret about it too much.
I recently discovered an interesting book titled Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It was first published in 1990 by Harper and Row. Here is a description of the book I copied from Amazon.com (where I purchased the book). Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s famous investigations of “optimal experience” have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, […]
I am thinking about ‘health’ for the past week. Not that I am sick or have any big revelations about it, but I am considering how we deal with whatever our health status is. Some people make a big deal out of minor ailments and yet some others are silent and brave about serious concerns. I believe that as we get older, the health system responds to us differently. This is when the doctor responds […]
I enjoy searching the web for nuggets of wisdom. This is what I found today 🙂
No matter how much personal growth I experience, there are times I am disappointed when I don’t meet my own expectations. I don’t know where this comes from – but every so often this little voice tells me I am not good enough. Is this something we all struggle with? How do we silence that voice of doubt?
The idea for this post came from some questions raised by Eric Tonningsen‘s blog Awakening to Awareness. So, what do you like to talk about? I don’t mean the casual exchanges and polite conversations with people who pass through our lives. I have a real desire for deep and meaningful conversations – usually in a one on one situation. I like to think about possibilities for our shared future. I search for answers to the […]
Life seems so much easier when we feel confident about what we are doing. Confidence doesn’t guarantee competence but it is a good start. Here are some thoughts about confidence … C is for capable. I have the basic knowledge to do the task at hand. O is for often. When I do something often I generally become more confident in my ability. N is now. I will focus on the task at hand, now, […]