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What is the story that you are telling yourself about the things that bother you? Are you facing financial problems, relationship issues, health concerns, career stagnation? How do you face each of these? What happens to you is important. The story you tell yourself about what happens to you is much more important.
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Have you heard about "mental chatter?" It's something many of us struggle with, and our children do, too. Here's how you can engage with your child about "mental chatter," courtesy of guest writer Dr. Srikumar Rao.
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Everyone needs advice from time to time, but perhaps more important than the advice itself is the person who is giving it. Here are some criteria for you to consider before confiding in others.
Guest writer Srikumar Rao has an interesting thought experiment for you. What would happen if we all made a concerted effort to put our egos aside, and consider the notion that help is coming from the universe: happening "through" you and not "by" you or "from" you?
When life gets busy, plans with friends are often the first thing we cancel and let fall off our plate. We say we'll check in with them tomorrow, or next week, or next month. But sometimes, tomorrow never comes. So whoever you're thinking of right now, as you're reading this? Reach out to them not tomorrow, not next week, but today.
Are you sick and tired of being told that you should be "grateful" for the wonderful things in your life? I frequently, very frequently, advise persons to feel grateful for their lot in life. I ask them to feel grateful for what they are and what they do and the great good fortune that has been bestowed on them. For those who are ready to listen, I go further and ask them to just be grateful and not grateful ‘for’ anything.
When you go out and help someone or make their day with zero expectations in return, purely and simply because you can, you might just feel the best you ever have. Here's a heartwarming story of helping people and expecting nothing in return, and some tips on how you can do it too.
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Oftentimes, the most compelling and transcendent media are those in which characters act in other-centered manners, overcoming their petty personal concerns for the sake of someone else or a greater cause. Take Casablanca, for example. One of the most well known films of all time does just this...
Go back in your life. Has anything happened to you that, at the time it happened, you thought was a ‘bad thing’? But, looking back at it today, you can clearly see that it was not so bad and, perhaps, was even a ‘good thing?’ Most people can recall many such instances. So, is it possible that what you are today about to label a ‘bad thing’ could, at some point in the future, turn out to have been a ‘good thing?’
Hard work is important, but it is not the only factor in our successes. Stop thinking of your herculean endeavor and acknowledge your good fortune. Here's how to become comfortable with an uncomfortable notion: that hard work isn't everything.
Could there be something to learn from Google Maps? Is there a wisdom in calmly moving on to the solution when you miss a turn instead of dwelling on the mistake? Here's how we could stand to learn something from Google Maps.
We are living in unusually turbulent times. But when you try to ‘quiet’ your mind, when you try to ‘control’ it, you are doomed to failure. You are simply feeding energy to something that you have created, and which does not exist except you think it does. Your mind does not exist. It is fiction. It is unreal. It comes into being because you think it exists. Here's how you can actually live peacefully in these crazy times.
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There is a wave of goodness and progress well underway, all around the world.