Seven surefire steps to staying sick, scared and stuck – Part 1

Worried about making huge leaps in your levels of health, wealth and happiness? Concerned that you might finally get it together, break out of that rut, escape the rat-race and start enjoying a life of blissful abundance and wellbeing?

It’s a common problem; more and more people, just like you, are making dramatic and lasting improvements in their lives, but fear not, help is at hand! This seven step survival guide will help you avoid the most prevalent pitfalls and keep you on track for ever decreasing vicious circles. So let’s dive right in: Continue reading Seven surefire steps to staying sick, scared and stuck – Part 1

Asking better questions

The subconscious / unconscious mind is hugely powerful, regardless of any spiritual considerations of who or what it may be able to tap into. In and of itself it contains a vast store of information and memories, all with attached beliefs and emotions. The question is; what are you going to do with it? It’s a frustrating peculiarity of the human condition (or, at least, western ‘civilized’ conditioning) that many people devote a lot of time and energy to asking their subconscious to answer questions such as:
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What can You do?

If a million people, individually, say “there’s not much I can do, my contribution won’t make a difference” then, of course, they’re right. But if a million people say “I’ll do what I can, it may not be much but I’ll do it anyway” then you have a force so powerful that governments and corporations take notice and positive change is possible.

You do not have to save the world, you just have to do your bit knowing that, however insignificant it may seem at the time, you are part of the unfolding perfection of the universe. You have a part to play, and there are no bit parts, so play it joyfully.

That is all.

IanB

Coping with Joy

Or how to deal with the fact that your life doesn’t suck any more!

Jumping joyfully and triumphantlyIt’s true, but it seems like a strange thing to say; living in a constant state of joy, ease, bliss, peace, love, harmony and abundance can take a bit of getting used to!

The problem, I think, is that ego, the personality, for many of us is so used to dealing with quite the opposite of this that, when things take a dramatic turn for the better, it starts to get worried. Far from embracing and enjoying this new emotional wellbeing, it pines for the old and familiar, and will try to take us back there to ease its discomfort!

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Wild Strawberries

A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself over the edge.

The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him. Only the vine sustained him.

Two mice, one white and one black, little by little started to gnaw away the vine. The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other.

How sweet it tasted.

Zen Poem

 

Remember that your life is not in the past, regretting your decisions and perceived mistakes. And life is not in the future, fearing what might be or putting off enjoyment to ‘someday when…’. No, life is now. Living is now. Happiness, joy, love, bliss – all now, in this moment.

Wild strawberriesSo stop to smell the roses, enjoy the beautiful sunsets, hear the music. Enjoy all the little moments. There are no ordinary moments, but you have to be here, present, now to enjoy them. And, of course, if you see strawberries – stop, enjoy, now, take a minute to forget about your tigers. Sweet 🙂

Enjoy life now
IanB

Where is happiness?

Happiness, as Beran Wolfe* observed, is not under the radiator. Nor is it in a bigger house, a newer car, or a better job. Happiness is not to be found in having more money, time, toys, space, clothes, sex, food, drink, drugs, exercise, books, TV, sleep, holidays, furniture or chocolate. Certainly, should you choose to look, you will find many happy people who have some or all of these things, but equally you will find any number of unhappy people who have all of these and more in plentiful supply. No, happiness is not to be found under the radiator, under the bed, in the bed, in a flowerbed or up a tree. Happiness is just not to be found. Continue reading Where is happiness?