Tuesday, November 16, 2010
In our fast-paced world, many of us do not stop and take stock in what they are grateful for in their lives. Gratefulness has become a “hidden factor” in modern society. The focus is generally on what we do not have rather than what we have been blessed with.
Gratitude appears to be a strong determinant of people's well-being.
Numerous studies suggest that grateful people are more likely to have higher levels of happiness and lower levels of stress and depression. Participants who engaged in gratitude studies showed increases in their experiences of positive emotion immediately after the exercise. An interesting fact about gratitude is it is not an act but a specific way to feel. As I have always said, “feeling is healing”.
The definition of gratitude is having thankfulness for what you have in the moment.
Another definition of gratitude I like is appreciation linked with gratitude. Appreciation is defined as the recognition of the quality, value, significance, or goodness of people, opportunities, situations, and things in your life.
Here is a quote which speaks to the depth of this subject;
“Gratitude is the memory of the heart” ~Jean Baptiste Massieu
So what will I gain from searching my heart for what I am grateful for?
5 Tips on Being in Gratitude
To enhance your health, spirit and life balance, start today by getting in touch with your gratitude.
1. Gets you out of your logical/rational mind and into your emotional mind. Feeling gratitude has to come out of inner feeling.
2. It turns what we have into enough and it reflects well
on your personal and moral beliefs.
3. Shift your attitude from denial or doubt into acceptance
and blessings. Shifting from chaos to order, confusion to
clarity and unproductive to productive. It helps to view
gratitude as a gift.
4. Appreciation for goodness in life and paves the path for
purity and spirituality.
5. Improves emotional well-being and physical health, and
it can strengthen relationships. The act of gratitude energizes, inspires and transforms.
Assess your gratitude and begin a healthier life today.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Coaching questions bring out the most brilliant revelations from the clients I have the pleasure to work with. Many are not even aware when his or her brilliance until they surface.
I was having a discussion with a strong and intelligent woman on the issue of “expectations” and she said “I am the only one who lives in my perceived reality and there are going to be certain things and/or times when what I think should or want to happen in my reality maybe not even feasible for the rest of the world.”
I found this statement to be so profound. Perception is the gateway to your mind and your mind's tools for collecting life data. Perception filters everything from external life to internal life.
4 Tips for Changing your perceptual filters
1. Change your mindset
Make sure that your mindset is aligned and balanced for the change you are desiring and working for. A doubtful, negative, or unrealistic mindset will not allow a positive mindset to flourish.
2. Denounce your negative thoughts
As you focus on setting a positive mindset you may pick on
negative thoughts which don't match your objectives. Mentally remove them from your thought stream by denounce them and promise not to give any attention to them if they surface for
3. Be open to creating new core beliefs every day to replace
your negative thoughts
In the empty spaces where you removed negative thoughts, create new beliefs and place them in those empty spaces in
your thought stream.
4. Live in the moment
Stuck in your past attempting to fix what you did or get
answers to why things happened is anti-productive.
Projecting or fearing about the future is just as fruitless
as living in the past. One thing which is crystal clear is
the moment is all you truly have, so live it, be it'
So what became abundantly clear is that I guess each one of us lives in a different reality. Become right with your reality or change your perceptual filters.
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
How you live, survive or thrive is totally based on the content of our core beliefs.
Core beliefs are the result of life data gathered and stored by the subconscious mind. This data is termed "mind code" that your subconscious mind collects along your journey through life.
How do core beliefs form?
Core beliefs are formed from stored code or mind code. Core beliefs are self-messages you form about yourself from each life situation you go through. Once beliefs are formed and stored in your subconscious mind they govern what you do, how you feel, and what you think.
Core beliefs strongly embedded themselves silently in your subconscious without your conscious awareness. Beliefs actively remain undetected in the dark shadows of your subconscious mind. When triggered by a life situation a belief will pop up into your conscious mind and influence what you do, how you feel, how you think, and how you react.
If your life situations which are negative or bad create negative core beliefs. Negative beliefs can be a barrier to your fulfillment, satisfaction or happiness. Negative beliefs also determine how you function in your relationships and career.
As long as these core beliefs remain invisible, you will continue to repeat old destructive patterns of thought, mood and behavior that hold will hold you down and block your future success.
Your core beliefs do not have to remain invisible to you. You can change them to positive.
Click here to view a way to uncover your core beliefs.