Fear….The emotion is sparked off each time there is pain, evil or danger in some context or another.In essence, the emotion is aroused in cases where the impending threat is a reality or even just imagined. You feel afraid whether there is something to fear or in some cases when there is no actual need to be afraid.
Here’s a 30-day plan to overcome your fear!
Source: 30 Days Without Fear: A Plan That Will Make You Feel So Carefree Like Never Before
Every single one of us have our own struggles to deal with. We worry, we procrastinate, we don’t feel good enough, we wish we had more money.
But when you think about it, every single of these problems is self-created. They’re real, but they are only real because we’ve created them in our minds. We’ve attached ourselves to the way things should be, rather than accepting what is. The Buddha was right when he said desiring and attachment are the primary cause of unhappiness.
It’s all in our heads, but it doesn’t have to be this way. The key is to see life as it is, without all the ideals and fantasies you’ve created in your mind. Let go of all those stressful distractions and just accept and experience the moment.
Considering this, now would be an opportune time to remind of yourself of some hard truths about life that will benefit you in the long run.
Here are 20 truths that you have to embrace!
Source: 20 Inconvenient Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit – Hack Spirit
One of the wisest men on the planet shares his 40 greatest insights.
Many of you reading this will know and love Dr. Jordan B Peterson.
For those who don’t, I’m going to show you why you should.
Jordan Peterson is an award-winning lecturer at the University of Toronto, a practicing clinical psychologist, and the author of the revolutionary book on the psychology of religion Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief.
He is most famous, however, for his YouTube channel, which has 270,000+ subscribers. An insane amount considering most of his videos are over an hour long and cover very deep topics such as philosophy, mythology, psychology, and religion.
He is a man worth paying attention too.
On Quora, Jordan Peterson was asked this question:
“What are the most valuable things everyone should know?”
Instead of answering in a long essay, he wrote 40 maxims that I’ve presented below.
Before you read, keep in mind that these maxims are not your ordinary list of self-help tips.
They are simple. They are short. But they contain within each of them decades of study and thought.
Source: 40 Profound Life Rules from Jordan Peterson Everyone Should Know | High Existence
Starting a business is tough. Check out the valuable lessons shared by 10 successful young entrepreneurs and work on your own plan!
Source: 10 Young Entrepreneurs Share Secret Recipes to Success
How did we create a world in which we have more and more and more to do with less time for leisure, less time for reflection, less time for community, less time to just… be?
Somewhere we read, “The unexamined life is not worth living… for a human.” How are we supposed to live, to examine, to be, to become, to be fully human when we are so busy?
This disease of being “busy” (and let’s call it what it is, the dis-ease of being busy, when we are never at ease) is spiritually destructive to our health and wellbeing. It saps our ability to be fully present with those we love the most in our families, and keeps us from forming the kind of community that we all so desperately crave.
Our overscheduled lives leave little time for contemplation and reflection. How do we enable each other to pause and reflect together and ask how our hearts are doing? Check out the article below!
Source: The Disease of Being Busy | On Being
Some amazing thoughts that will help jump-start 2017!
More than intelligence or wealth, what separates the truly successful individuals from the rest is the fact that they never give up. They never give up no matter how they started or how many times they
Source: 7 Tips to Master the Art of Never Giving Up
So often we focus on what we dislike when we look in the mirror, but we are so much more than our “flaws.” Show up, shine your light, let yourself be seen.
Source: Stop Focusing on Your “Flaws” and Let Your Light Shine Bright
Happy Wallpaper Wednesday everyone! This week’s Wallpaper was a perfect way to inspire and set the tone for a wonderful day. See my thoughts below the image:
Regardless of what you thought about the movie, Achilles in Troy is making a very good point. Gods are immortal. They live forever. Nothing can kill them. But at the same time, they lack the contrast of life and death to help motivate them to really appreciate the world around them.
True, that the beauty of something is not measured by the fact that it ends, but a subtle reminder that not all things are forever (life included) can act as a motivation not to waste the few precious moments that we have on this planet.
Here we are, this moment, right here…and there is so much beauty to appreciate, to love, to embrace in. Close your eyes…what do you hear? Look around…what do you see? What do you touch? What do you feel? Take a few seconds to really appreciate the beauty around you…and this moment. Because this moment is going to end in the blink of an eye, replaced with another. So take advantage and be mindful of the here and now.
It is fleeing. It is already disappearing. But you can appreciate it, and life, before it does.
Let’s take away that power, and shine a little light on the problem. Allow ourselves to feel the pain, to feel the fear and still take action. To begin the healing. To begin to create something new and amazing from the ills that have been hiding in the dark.
Turn toward the problem and you turn it into something beautiful.
– From Zen Habits “Turn Toward the Problem”
An incredibly inspiring post courtesy of Zen Habits!
There are various ways to prepare yourself for what might come your way, whether that’s a tough work project, a crisis, the loss of a loved one, an argument with your partner, or the zombie apocalypse.
One way is to get everything ready for anything that’s likely to come: get all your survival equipment, prepare your skills, plan for your work projects, get your affairs in order, think through your arguments, and so on.
The trouble with this is you don’t know what’s coming. And so you’ll spend your entire life preparing for various things, and not really be ready. And who wants to spend their life just preparing?
Another way of preparing is learning some skills that will have you ready for just about anything that might come.
This is the survival kit of living.
Taken from Zen Habits: How to Be Prepared for Anything