by Guy Finley
Whenever we find ourselves in some "unwanted" part of ourselves, perhaps reliving an old heartache or caught in the throes of some irrepressible anger, old fear, or unyielding worry, part of this unwanted moment includes our certainty that we're trapped in this condition. And compounding our confusion over feeling ourselves captive in this way are all of the attending negative inner voices. They tell us not only are we hostages of these disturbing states, but that the pain we now feel will be with us forever.
Bit by bit we come to accept what we see as the inevitability of our unhappy, captive condition. And should we hear from a still, small, free part of ourselves, "Try once more, you don't belong there in that cell of yourself," from within us rises a chorus of negative voices to drown it out -- a choir constructed from our own past experiences that sings out, "There's no use." So we go to sleep within ourselves, preferring to dream of better times or in the imagining of what we will never know outside of our fitful reveries. But we can wake up! We may awaken from not only the unsatisfying dreamlife into which we've slipped, but from the unconscious dream-self that would have us remain there as captives of the lies it weaves. Shattering this dream world -- and its hold over us -- begins with bringing real light into it. This needed new light comes to us, first, in the form of new knowledge -- an insight such as the one that follows into the actual nature of these negative states and the self they capture.
Regardless of the assertion of any negative state that seeks to convince you otherwise (using its painful presence within you as "proof" that the prison you're locked within will stand until the end of time), apply this one great truth:
All punishing self-states are "lies." They must break down if they don't succeed in breaking down your willingness to test their reality. How do you conduct such a test? You learn to look at their presence within you with the quiet understanding that, in reality, nothing in life is fixed. All things change. Everything passes.
This is truth. Knowing this to be true is power over what holds us captive.
On the other hand, according to another great truth, everything in life tends to become more of what it is, so that the only thing "fixed" in us are those parts of our presently unenlightened nature that convince us to resist life's natural changes. As this fear-filled, downward-trending nature tricks us into accepting its conclusions, they become the same as our captivity. We unconsciously accept the limited and painful life this alliance-in-the-dark produces. We can do better!
Real self-change begins with seeing that Real Life is change itself. This means there is no condition that can hold you captive without your unconscious cooperation. Withdraw it. Wake up. Walk out of yourself by changing how you see what you call your life. Realize that while the contents of your life may come and go, turn dark, or suddenly seem delightful, regardless,
these things will pass. Resting in the awareness of this Truth while working to stand upon its higher ground, you come upon the Life within you whose nature is the unchanging witness of these movements. This Self dwells outside of change, even as all that changes moves through It.
Excerpted from The Seekers’ Guide to Self Freedom, by Guy Finley
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
by Eugene Yiga
“I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.” – Lucile Ball
It’s been said that most people fear public speaking more than death. I always found that a little strange but it’s starting to make sense. That’s because it’s also been said the number one fear we all have is the fear of rejection. We’re afraid the world will somehow look down on us as inadequate.
That fear drives us to all sorts of negative behaviour. It forces us to acquire things we don’t need simply to prove to others we’re worth more than they may think. But filling ourselves up from the outside will never work. It has to come from within. That’s the message in The Everything Self-Esteem Book. It’s about treating yourself well, learning to be comfortable on your own, and living your life.
1. Treat yourself well.
“Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself.” – Jane Wagner
There are many ways to look after yourself. Personally, I take a holistic approach by focusing on body, mind, heart, and soul. It’s about ignoring things that don’t matter and focusing on things that do. It’s about good food, good books, and filling my life with things that make me happy.
Ultimately, only you can know what it is you should be doing. But whatever you choose, make time for it on a regular basis. Learn to find joy in the little things. Don’t wait for others to treat you well and don’t wait for “special occasions” either. Why not have them everyday?
2. Be comfortable on your own.
“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The people we spend our time with have a tremendous impact on our lives. Like I write about in Work in Progress, they tend to make us more like they already are. Whiney people create more whiney people. Interesting people create more interesting people. That’s why it’s important to spend time with the right people and not the wrong ones.
Before we can actually connect with the right people, we need to learn to connect with ourselves. That means learning to be comfortable on our own. It’s really hard to go against the flow especially when so much emphasis is placed on relationships. But this really is an important first step. It’s like Confucius said: “Do not accept as friend anyone who is not as good as you.”
Learn to be independent by taking time off to be alone. I often go to the movies on weekend afternoons as a way to escape from all the noise. Yes, it’s uncomfortable at first, but eventually you adjust as you become more comfortable in your own space. Knowing you can make it on your own prevents you from desperately clinging to people who will only bring you harm.
3. Live your life.
“A slovenly dress betokens a careless mind.” – Don Quixote
You’ve got to understand you deserve good things in life. Take pride in what you wear and how you look, not to impress others but to feel good about you. Walk tall like you deserve to be noticed. Speak with confidence like you deserve to be listened to. And smile like you have a reason to, probably because you do!
You also need to understand that good things include healthy relationships and the chance to be who you’re meant to be. Life can be tough so make sure the person by your side is one you can trust and respect. It has to be you.
I started a journal at fourteen and published a semi-autobiographical account of my life at 21 in August 2007. That spurred the creation of a personal development blog, the best entries of which have been collated for my second book. Varsity Blah (which has received over 180 000 hits from 90 countries) also opened the door to several opportunities, including writing for GQ, publishing a poem dedicated to my late sister in an anthology of African works, and ‘Thinking Aloud’ in WPP’s The Wire, voted the world’s number one publication in its field.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
by Danaan Parry
But every once in a while as I'm merrily (or even not-so-merrily) swinging along, I look out ahead of me into the distance and what do I see? I see another trapeze bar swinging toward me. It's empty and I know, in that place in me that knows, that this new trapeze bar has my name on it. It is my next step, my growth, and my aliveness coming to get me. In my heart of hearts I know that, for me to grow, I must release my grip on this present, well known bar and move to the new one. Each time it happens to me I hope (no, I pray) that I won't have to let go of my old bar completely before I grab the new one. But in my knowing place, I know that I must totally release my grasp on my old bar and, for some moment in time, I must hurtle across space before I can grab onto the new bar. Each time, I am filled with terror. It doesn't matter that in all my previous hurtles across the void of unknowing I have always made it. I am each time afraid that I will miss, that I will be crushed on unseen rocks in the bottomless chasm between bars. I do it anyway. Perhaps this is the essence of what the mystics call the faith experience. No guarantees, no net, no insurance policy, but you do it anyway because somehow to keep hanging on to that old bar is no longer on the list of alternatives. So, for an eternity that can last a microsecond or a thousand lifetimes, I soar across the dark void of "the past is gone, the future is not yet here." It's called "transition." I have come to believe that this transition is the only place that real change occurs. I mean real change, not the pseudo-change that only lasts until the next time my old buttons get punched.
I have noticed that, in our culture, this transition zone is looked upon as a "no-thing," a no place between places. Sure, the old trapeze bar was real, and that new one coming towards me, I hope that's real, too. But the void in between? Is that just a scary, confusing, disorienting nowhere that must be gotten through as fast and as unconsciously as possible? NO! What a wasted opportunity that would be. I have a sneaking suspicion that the transition zone is the only real thing and the bars are illusions we dream up to avoid the void where the real change, the real growth, occurs for us. Whether or not my hunch is true, it remains that the transition zones in our lives are incredibly rich places. They should be honored, even savored. Yes, with all the pain and fear and feelings of being out of control that can (but not necessarily) accompany transitions, they are still the most alive, most growth-filled, passionate, expansive moments in our lives. We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
So, transformation of fear may have nothing to do with making fear go away, but rather with giving ourselves permission to "hang out" in the transition between trapezes. Transforming our need to grab that new bar, any bar, is allowing ourselves to dwell in the only place where change really happens. It can be terrifying. It can also be enlightening in the true sense of the word. Hurtling through the void, we just may learn how to fly.
Friday, April 23, 2010
by Peter Comrie
One of today's most influential Full Spectrum Leaders is the very delightful Mike Dooley. Mike is the founder of TUT (Totally Unique Thoughts)and he believes that everyone's special, that every life is meaningful, and that we're all here to learn that dreams really do come true. He, like us, also believes that "thoughts become things," and that imagination is the gift that can bring love, health, abundance, and happiness into our lives.
Here is Mike explaining the inviolate principle that gives us dominion over all things. You're really going to like this.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
by Willie Horton
There is over seventy years’ research that proves conclusively that you and I, as normal people, are crazy. Our minds control us, not the other way around as it should be – as sure a definition of madness as I have ever seen. The evidence started mounting up all the way back in 1936 when a certain Professor Stroop proved that our inability to pay attention even hinders us paying attention to what we want we have decided to pay attention to! His was the seminal work that led to the psychological concept of automaticity – the way in which we perform all our routine tasks completely mindlessly, whilst our minds are actually off playing in the bizarre parallel universe of “stored knowledge” – stuff that we learned long time ago, in our formative years, that we use nowadays to try to make sense of what is going on in the here and now. In the process, of course, we make complete nonsense of the here and now – we never really experience it.
There’s a derogatory Irish expression about people who are “not all there”. Similar expressions might suggest that such individuals are “a couple of sandwiches short of a picnic”! Unfortunately, when it comes down to it, these expressions are bang on the button when it comes to describing you and me as normal, mindless people. In fact, I think these expressions are unduly nice to us! And, as a recent TV program demonstrated quite clearly, we’re really prepared to do pretty much anything – we’re prepared to be really and truly crazy. Take a quick look at the furore that has arisen in France over the documentary (masquerading as a TV quiz show) that demonstrated very clearly that normal people will deliver lethal electric shocks to each other if they think there’s something in it for them. Recently prime-time French national television aired a programme where “competitors” were cajoled, urged and bullied into electrocuting someone who they thought was giving wrong answers to quiz questions – right up to the point that the electrocutee (I know that’s not a word, but you know what I mean) apparently passed out or died.
But I really don’t know what the furore was all about. The TV show was simply a mainstream repeat of the now infamous experiments carried out the behavioural psychologist, Stanley Milgram, in 1974 at the University of California Berkeley. Research participants were encouraged to deliver lethal doses of electricity to someone who, very similar to the television show, failed to give the correct answer to questions. Participants willingly administered up to 40,000 volts of electricity into the person who answered the questions incorrectly. Unknown to the participants in both the research and the more recent television show, no electricity was being used at all – but they didn’t know that!
Unfortunately, normal people will walk all over each other, scramble over each other like rats (apologies if there are any rats listening) to, supposedly “better themselves”. It says little for our species that, time and again, it has been demonstrated that we’re only too willing to destroy each other – and it’s even more reprehensible that people should pick on a poor French TV producer who was only trying to make this very point, when, in fact, this behaviour is before our very eyes every day of the week – whether it’s the greedy scramble for bigger investment gains and bonuses that plunged the world economy into its current mess, the knifing each other that goes on at work when there’s a promotion at stage, the thrill the work bully gets from inflicting psychological pain on the object of his or her attention, the husband who beats the wife or vice versa. And, we haven’t even got around to mentioning the carnage of war and terrorism. Yes, there’s more than seventy years research that proves that normal people should be locked up – and that the key should be thrown away.
What can we do about it? Well, there’s no chance that either you or I will change anyone else’s behaviour – unless, of course, we are prepared to stop being normal ourselves. Unfortunately, however, you’ll find subtle peer pressure everywhere, from the media to your buddies at the bar. No one likes to stand out from the crowd, no one likes to be the wimp that wouldn’t electrocute the quiz contestant! But, do the buddies at the bar really care? Do fellow television show contestants who never met each other before and will probably never meet each other again care? With the exception of, perhaps, a small handful of people, we shouldn’t give a damn about what normal people think of us, because they don’t – they’re too busy worrying about what all the other loonies think of them.
In other words, you don’t have to be bold, brave or courageous to be abnormal – you simply have to have your own true self-interest at heart. You simply have to know the difference between short term gain (the money the television show participants thought they were winning for electrocuting somebody) and real self-improvement or personal growth – the kind that, from my own personal experience, doesn’t just help you become a more rounded, centred, happy and successful person – but one that actually does pay out – really, money will look after itself if you look after you first.
So, you and I have a choice. We can continue being crazy, in the mistaken belief that it’s alright to be crazy because everyone else is crazy. Or we can step out, rise above the norms of a crazy normal world, be all that we can be and help positively influence the lives of those we claim to love.
Friday, April 16, 2010
by Peter Comrie
Well my friends, here we are at the end of yet another amazing week. This weekend we launch our first Full Spectrum Leadership Basic Training program here in beautiful Kelowna. I could not be more excited for the students who are enrolled for this experience.
In thinking how to wrap up the week I turn to the very famous Jim Carrey. Jim spoke recently about a part of his own personal awakening experience ans what it meant to him. Watch below what Jim shares, and reflect for yourself what it could potentially mean for you.
Have a wonderful Weekend.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
by Anne Warfield
What does the movie Coach Carter, the book The Tipping Point, and great leadership have in common?
Every Executive I work with wants to be a good, positive, and strong leader. When I ask them what they would like to change in order to make their life easier they often say things like, “it would be great if my team could think more independently to make the best decisions possible WITHOUT me involved!”
But how do you do that? In order to answer that all we need to do is look at the above question because the answer is right there.
One of the most fundamental and pivotal points of a great leader is one most people hate to take on. It is the one ingredient that makes a huge difference between great parents and just okay parents. It is what makes a team stick or fall apart.
That one ingredient is consequences. It means that as a leader you have to have standards that you will NOT compromise no matter who is asking. It means that you have to follow up to make sure the standards are held up by all people. This can be very painful to do!
What I rarely see Executives do well is have direct consequences for poor behavior. In the movie Coach Carter each player had to sign a contract. The contract required them to have an average GPA of 2.3 while the state only required a 2.0, wear ties on game day, to participate in all classes and to sit in the front row.
The players thought these demands were not fair and the parents even stood up and said these are ridiculous standards, yet Coach Carter stayed firm. Even his boss, the school principal, thought he was being too “harsh.” They all thought his standards were too high because they weren’t the “average.” Coach Carter replied that “these are student players. The first word in there is student and that's what I expect them to be.”
Coach Carter took a job at Richman High School where only 50% of all students graduated and only six students out of every one hundred went on to college. That was a standard when he arrived. Parents, teachers and the school principal all told him that he was there to coach basketball and nothing more.
As an Executive you will often face people feeling you are unfair because your “standards” are too high. They will push you to lower them. And often, like in the case of Coach Carter, it could be your boss that tries to get you to lower those standards.
When you have pressure like that it becomes even easier to let of your consequences for not following the standards. That is the first step to mediocrity.
In the book “The Tipping Point” Malcolm Gladwell proves over and over how ONE little thing can be the tipping point that sends a neighborhood to crime and violence. If one house has a window boarded up it is only a matter of time before crime creeps in to the neighborhood. Stopping the fare jumpers instead of going after the big criminals helped turn the subways around and reduced crime.
So check your own scoreboard. What are your standards? What are you willing to do to support those standards? What consequences will you FAIRLY and JUSTLY enforce to make sure ALL PLAYERS know the standards and follow them?
For this next month, challenge yourself to focus on ONE standard you would like to see followed in your company and set about implementing it in your company. Then just sit back and watch the positive ripple effect.
As the leading Outcome Strategist, Anne Warfield shows people how to present their ideas, products and services so people WANT to listen to you. Her communication formula is easy to apply and produces proven results. Fortune 500 companies around the world have utilized her expertise and her work is published around the world. She has been published in Business Week, Good Housekeeping, Forbes publications and has been featured on ABC, NBC and CBS. Anne speaks around the world about Outcome Focus™ Communication.
Check out her website www.ImpressionManagement.com to take the communication quiz for yourself! Books can be purchased from Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. You can also email her at email@example.com
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
By Shannon Panzo
My own experiences have forged my step-by-step progression from failure to success. I have learned to value failure and appreciate success. I have found that my biggest failures in life have led to my greatest successes. These are the steps I take when overwhelming adversity strikes in my life. I look forward to sharing this hard-earned secret with you.
My story started when my wife and I decided to diversify into a different business. The money needed to support the project came from our property equity over and above our 'comfortable' payments. Walking the "path" with all the positive thoughts in the world, we were given a multitude of promises and guarantees, even in writing. We were about to learn a big and expensive lesson.
At the end of the day, we felt very betrayed. The business that would fund the extra payments and more became a 'money pit'. People that vowed to come to our aid turned a blind eye to us. We were left utterly alone to deal with our problems.
Justifiably so -- we created these problems. They were ours to solve.
I have learned along the way that failure is riddled full of success, if you open your eyes to it. Even though most people would count our venture as failure, it was the start of our 'adventure' to get a grip, and swing it all back around. Objectively speaking, it is our finest moment.
To come back from this type of overwhelming adversity in the present economic climate is utterly amazing. So many things that could have sunk our battleship along the way have not presented themselves. We dealt with situations that came up. But, we always seemed to come up on top. We have been blessed time and time again.
The Fight is Engaged:
If you find yourself at the bottom of the stack and you are retching because you feel that you have been kicked in the gut from all directions -- that is where we were. We decided to 'fight'! But we decided to fight in a different way. We decided to take advantage of the many years I was teaching others Brain Management to pull oneself out of the wringer. It was time for me to employ the same methods myself. Here are just some of the things we did:
We decided what we wanted -- our 'target' at the end of the tunnel we could focus on achieving. (We verified our target with subconscious feedback to make sure that it is in our Divine Order.) Even when you are compelled to take care of other things that crop up, you still need the determination to go right back to your focus. Your focus on the target will become so severe, that nothing will get in the way. You may lose some of the battles along the way, but you don't lose the war.
Most people don't like the idea that someone has betrayed you or gotten something over on you, if you don't forgive them without reservation; it keeps draining your energy. At these critical times, you need all the energy you can muster, and more. So, yes, we forgave them.
We also forgave ourselves. This step is just as important. Whether you feel you were to blame does not matter. Just making sure that energy path is clear can make all the difference, and often does.
Information, or the lack thereof, can be critical for the decision making process. To support decisions you must gain access to a tremendous amount of information in a very short amount of time. Reading, even speed reading takes too long. We use Mental Photography (ZOXing).
What direction we were going to take to accomplish our goal? We programmed and prayed for the guidance and strength to see us through. Whether it be God or Universal Consciousness, we accept the cards we have been dealt and we have taken up the gauntlet to create the path to reach our objective.
By accepting pain will be associated with our chosen path, we gain a certain amount of clarity and a sense of control over our environment, while reaching our primary goal. Pain comes in many different forms -- our biggest pain was financial.
Fully accept it and embrace it -- all of the lessons, successes, and failures alike to achieve your objective. We personally have many driving forces to keep on track. Some of these have emotional ties. If you need to gain this, then create it. You will find, if your objective is important enough, the emotional ties will already be there -- and they will be STRONG.
"That which does not kill you, makes you Stronger!" Neitzsche
LAW OF ATTRACTION
Working within the Law of Attraction and eliminating as much information that is contradictory to achieving our objective. If you used to watch TV shows with negative content, turn them off. If people are not supporting your decision as to how you have been guided and chosen, then limit your communications with them. You will find that good intentioned friends and relatives are the first to suggest for you to give up because it's too hard. They are NOT you, and they are not walking your path. The people you choose to gather around you in times of need can be scrutinized by this: "If they are not part of the solution, then they are part of the problem."
Whenever you are the person within the struggle, EVERYTHING matters. Every piece of information, especially from loved ones, counts. But you cannot afford to be persuaded off your path if you want to achieve your goals.
BILLS & MONEY
The bills will keep rolling in whether you have the money to pay them or not. Focusing on the bills is counter-productive. Focusing on the bills will never put a dime in your pocket. Focus on earning money. When you focus on earning money, the money arrives and the bills in turn get paid. The amount of times I must have repeated this would be astronomical!
Learn from your mistakes. Do your best not to fall into the same trap. When you traverse failure, you learn lessons. When you apply those lessons learned, you gain wisdom and success. Never stop learning.
When 1 door shuts, 100 others open! You must be ready for these opportunities. They have been our life-saver in rough seas. It wasn't just 1 opportunity; it was and is many combined to create a cumulative effect. The momentum keeps growing. If one thing starts dropping off, something else picks up. It all takes good focused effort. You still need to participate if you are ever going to reach your goal. If the goal is not worth your participation, it is not a worthwhile goal.
So, with those hard-learned tips in mind, I urge you to raise yourself up, you're your focus, and never give up on reaching your objectives. Know that you will gain your goals, too.
Shannon Panzo, PhD, is the SelfGrowth.com Official Guide to Mind Power and the Executive Instructor of Brain Management. Brain Management teaches you a range of mind enhancement techniques, primarily how to tap into and control your own vast potential locked in your subconscious mind. His students / clients discover the way to learn how to learn naturally and the key to unlocking your unlimited potential. The key is Mental Photography.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
by Peter Comrie
I just love how the Universe sets before us the complete and exact set of conditions to help guide us along our path.
Today was a bit of a test for me. I set out with a set of intentions and objectives that I felt would result in giving me the sense of satisfaction that I desired in this day. It was not to be.
From literally the first minute it was clear that there was a bigger lesson waiting for me to catch up on it. My goals and intentions went sideways and what took their place was a set of circumstances that that nearly had me reacting in ways that are clearly uncharacteristic for me. In fact I was getting a tad pissed off.
I know when I get to feeling that way, I have to back off and ask, "what am I missing here"?
To get my mind off of the track I found myself on I went to check my e-mail, and lo, there was a note from our friend Kevin that cleared it all up for me. As I watched the video he shared with me I instantly realized that I had allowed a little fear to creep into my morning and I hadn't taken the time to release it through conscious choice and centering.
The video Kevin shared was exactly what I needed to get the little "fear" rascal out of my day, and on to choosing the one I wanted to unfold. Boy, did it work.
I share with you the video so that if you also need reminding, this will do it. Thanks Kevin man. You're the best.
Friday, April 9, 2010
A note from firstname.lastname@example.org for Friday April 9 2010
Hello my friends and welcome to the weeks end.
It's been some time since you heard directly from me, and it's time we got caught up.
At the end of last year we did some research on The Daily Reader program to help us determine if it was having the kind of impact that we were imagining here at this desk. The results were clear and we paid attention.
It was evident that most in our research sample did indeed enjoy the postings on the blog, it was also clear that the daily notification piece was a bit of an irritant to many. SO as you know we pulled back to let the initiative find its own position in subscribers lives. And it appears to have done exactly that.
The change that this all brought to my day-to-day schedule left me wandering around my office contemplating all manner of weird and wonderful ideas. Ah, the playful mind :-)
What indeed it did propel to do, was start another adventure that supports my life purpose.
Over the Christmas season I ran into an old chum at Costco, and instantly I knew what was calling to me during my office wanderings. What Doug and I have in common, is that we were both mentored by the late Jim Quinn, the visionary behind the now very famous Lifestream personal development programs. And my friend Doug is one of the very lucky few to ever have been personally trained by Jim to facilitate these amazing life changing programs.
Doug and I put our heads together to create a mission that reflected both of our life purposes, used my passion for personal responsibility for the entire life experience, and Doug's amazing abilities to facilitate the training programs. The result I am proud to share with you is the launch of Full Spectrum Leadership.
My invite to you is to visit the Full Spectrum Leadership website, take the time to visit the pages, watch the video's, and then decide for yourself if this all rings a bell for you. I believe it will, and I'd really love to have your feedback.
For those of you who are inspired to take the next step and want to get a deeper understanding of this most wonderful initiative, just drop me a note back and we'll set some time to have a chat about what this all can mean to you.
In the meantime, and to honor our old Friday offerings, here's a sample of the video's on the site for you to get a deeper idea of what we feel the mission of Full Spectrum Leadership really means.
I deeply encourage you to view the site and send me your input. I sincerely appreciate your opinion.
Take care out there and enjoy this lovely weekend.
Monday, April 5, 2010
By Daniel Britton
Since its release in 2006, an estimated 300 million worldwide have been introduced to the Law of Attraction by "The Secret." How many of these are at this moment attracting abundance into their lives? What in that case does it take to create the lifestyle, wealth and abundance so many crave?
Consider this statement: Whatever we image in our mind, whatever we expect and think on, we will be likely to bring into our lives.
Assuming for a moment this is accurate, how can we benefit from this information to invite the abundance we desire?
It possibly will be challenging to comprehend initially that everything we envision comprises millions of microscopic particles in constant vibration, yet science has convincingly proven the existence and the constant process of the Law of mental attraction. For this reason we should be particularly vigilant how and what we think about, as our predominant mental way of thinking is the primary cause of everything that comes into our lives. The sooner we take responsibility and accept this truth, the more readily we will begin to advance our results.
Something significant to consider is that you cannot long or yearn for anything unless it already exists, if not already in form, then in possibility; and your desire is how you commence to bring it forth into visible manifestation or physical reality.
A significant point however is to start consciously seeing what you want rather than what you want to change. Cold for example is the absence of heat. You cannot get warm by thinking about cold; neither can you attract abundance by thinking about lack.
By itself, desire is of limited use without the expectation that what you wish for will in fact take place or arrive. It is this expectation that puts the fuel into the furnace of attraction and transforms mere wishing or dreaming into the co-creative process.
3 Steps to Attracting Abundance:
- INTEREST. What are you truly interested in? Interest is paying special attention to an object or idea. It is being absolutely concerned about something or someone. Interest is tending to see in the material world what already exists in one's mind. Your interests are the things you think of that give you joy, pleasure or satisfaction.
- ATTENTION. On what do you place your attention? What do you love to do? Having a high interest is not enough. It is our focussed attention that begins to convert our dreams and goals from our minds into actuality. As we direct our attention to our interest, this magnifies our power of attraction which draws to us things in harmony or vibration with our thoughts. Precisely as a magnifying glass can concentrate the power of the sun, or a laser can concentrate light into an immensely powerful beam, so too can our attention intensify our interest and desires.
- EXPECTATION. This can be considered as an operational form of attention. When you really believe in the probability of success, you experience the highest interest in your work. This awareness is intensified with expectation and anticipation. Through the magnification of your expectation, you can draw to you the success you wish for. Expectation is the crucial final stage; your expectation should be built up with your interest and attention.
Once you apply the three steps in the Abundance Code, you will start to unleash the treasure house in your unconscious mind. As R. Holliwell, author of "Working with the Law" puts it, "When you pray for one thing and then fear and doubt that you will receive it, you diffuse your mental forces and can attract only what the lesser thoughts believe and expect."
Therefore proceed with faith and certainty and do not allow doubts and fears into your mind as these will disperse the power of your attraction.
Daniel Britton is a British author, inspirational speaker and business coach. He works extensively with young people to empower through financial literacy and enterprise awareness. He is the founder of the popular self improvement website http://ursuccess.net and the author of the Financial Fairy Tales children's books.
Friday, April 2, 2010
The principles of The Wealthy Attitude show up being practiced in the most unusual ways. We celebrate the countless people who step way off the normal paths to set examples that undoubtedly inspire all who connect with them.
At Lentil As Anything, there are no prices on the menu. Believing that trust immediately creates a culture of generosity, this non-profit restaurant allows customers to decide the worth of the food and the experience. It has been operating for 10 years, with up to 400 staff in its peak, and still feeds about 1,500 people a day (including a school)!
Founder Shanaka Fernando says, "I'm not a millionaire. I don't even have any assets. Um, my bank account is 0. But I've got millions of dollars worth of goodwill in the community, and that's enough to sustain me."
Join us as we celebrate Shanaka.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
by Peter Comrie
One of the worlds most endearing actors, and all round good dude, is the outstanding Will Smith. Will has undoubtedly done what many only ever dream of. He has carved for himself a position in life that allows each and every one of us to measure our personal life proposition right up against someone who truly does "walk the talk".
Sit back and enjoy what Will has to share, and then take some personal time to reflect on your own proposition.