Over-Processed

Life is a process, but let’s face it-life can easily become ‘over-processed’ if we are
not careful. All of us are capable of over-think something until we are nuts. A huge
component in living a conscious life is learning to be mindful, but it is also in know-
ing when to let go. If you are perplexed by a problem, and feel as if you have over-
processed it to the brink of sanity, write down on a piece of paper the answer that
feels the most authentic and put it in a drawer. Unless it is a problem which needs
to be solved immediately, don’t think (obsess) about it for 24 hours. Come back to
to the piece of paper and see how that answer resonates now. If you honestly de-
tached from the problem for a day then that should give way to clarity. The problem
may still be the same, but by mindfully stepping away from it, your perception may have changed.

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Bouncing Back

Resilience is one’s ability to overcome adversity and a key component to living a conscious life. Resilient people aren’t necessarily any more optimistic in nature than less resilient people; they have simply learned how to cope with adversity and stress by successfully navigating around them. Any two people can compete in a marathon and potentially win if they put in the necessary effort to train. Resilience is thought of as a process and not a personality trait, thus it too can be obtained through effort and practice. Today, begin the process of resilience by working on your self-esteem. When you believe in yourself then you have the armor to stand up against anything that life throws your way.

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Over-Processed

Life is a process, but let’s face it-life can easily become ‘over-processed’ if we are
not careful. All of us are capable of over-think something until we are nuts. A huge
component in living a conscious life is learning to be mindful, but it is also in know-
ing when to let go. If you are perplexed by a problem, and feel as if you have over-
processed it to the brink of sanity, write down on a piece of paper the answer that
feels the most authentic and put it in a drawer. Unless it is a problem which needs
to be solved immediately, don’t think (obsess) about it for 24 hours. Come back to
to the piece of paper and see how that answer resonates now. If you honestly de-
tached from the problem for a day then that should give way to clarity. The problem
may still be the same, but by mindfully stepping away from it, your perception may have changed.

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Hold That Thought

Our thoughts are the key to living a healthy and balanced life. Each of us has the mental power to live in hell or to create heaven on earth. It’s fascinating how the very thing that sets us apart from other animals often leaves a blurry line between the species. Man can and often does bypass the ability to act ‘civilized’ and be quite animal-esk toward his and her own kind. What we think, we create. If we think angry, resentful thoughts, then that is exactly what we will transpose to the world. Teaching our brains to focus on positive and life-affirming thoughts requires a tremendous amount of discipline on our part, but overtime, it can greatly transform the quality of our life and everyone around us. Today, create heaven on earth for all mankind by learning the power of controlling your negative thoughts and living a positively-fueled life.

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Fear-less

Fear is a powerful emotion. Some fears are a necessary part of being human, thanks
to evolutionary survival, while other fears are what I coin sub-fears. These are vague
probabilities created by our imagination which are self-debilitating and keep us stuck
in life. An actual fear is standing face-to-face with a mugger or suddenly being laid
off. A sub-fear is the voice that tells us we will never again have the amazing job we
once had or that we are destined to be alone forever. In order for us to live a balan-
ced life and fulfill our dreams, we have to learn how to identify real fears with sub-
fears and squash the later. Today, when you are confronted with a fear, ask yourself
is this an actual fear or a sub-fear and then take charge of the situation. Most of the
time, we have nothing to fear but fear itself.

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Overfed-Undernourished

We live in a world full of constant stimuli. No one can argue that we are a society of overfed information junkies. Everywhere we turn there is a buffet of information. The question is when is enough, enough? Life cannot be like the never-ending pasta bowl at Olive Garden. We have to learn to say ‘no’ to the constant barrage of media feeds. Life will indeed go on as we know it if we don’t find out what Kim Kardashian is wearing today or marvel in never-before-seen shots of George Clooney’s wedding. In order for us to live balanced lives, we must learn to discipline ourselves not to be lulled into every single headline. Today, go on a mental fast, limit your intake of information and feed your soul with some good old fashion peace and quiet. It will all be there tomorrow-I promise.

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Dog Eat Dog

 

I read a marketing strategy that asked the question: Who is my competition and why
am I better than them? This ‘dog eat dog’ mentality might be the Holy Grail of the
business world, but it just perpetuates separatism within mankind. We cannot look
at life as ‘them’ and ‘us’ if we want to evolve as spiritual beings. In a more expansive
mentality, there is no such thing as competition, only creation. As evolving beings, we must embrace the philosophy that when I succeed, so do you, because in the greater scheme of things, we are all connected. When we look as life as a field of competition, rather than creation, we are telling the universe that we believe there exists a cap on success and abundance and we live a fear-based life of scarcity. Today, let go of the fallacy that there is a limited amount of success and abundance and become a creator and not a competer.