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Self-Discovery

Optimism

“Today you have to put your shoes on by yourself,” my physical therapist announced one morning this spring, after I woke up from another restless night on a stiff plastic mattress. I was recovering from a rare disease that paralyzed my hands and legs for a month, and I was learning how to enter the world outside the hospital again. The worst part of the ordeal was not being able to change sleeping positions at night. The second-worst part was the loss of my treasured independence. I couldn’t turn a page or open my Chap Stick or scratch an itch by myself. It took five minutes to work up enough strength to even move my foot.

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with us, but as human beings we’re born with a desire to continuously grow and improve. I believe it’s within all of us. Yet most people wake up each day and life pretty much stays the same.

Drama Is Optional

Human beings, particularly those of us with a deep attachment to the ego, the voice of separation, have a tendency to be very dramatic. When our backs are up against the wall; when we are being stretched or pruned or corrected by the circumstances of life rather than knowing and believing that things are working together for our good, we more often than not immediately assume that we are in grave danger of extinction.

Wade or Wait

Wading, or “being in the flow”, means allowing the good to come to you rather than demanding it show up as you believe it should. Wading, however, has a very specific requirement. You must be perfectly aligned with the energy of that which you desire. Wading requires a sense of knowing and trust that at the right time, in the right way, your deepest intent and desire will be realized. If there is any doubt or hesitation in your wading, trusting or knowing, your wading will become waiting.

Why Affirmations Have Failed You and Four Steps to Change That

“I AM THE GREATEST!” Muhammad Ali affirmed these words, over and over again, until he became them. Science has proven that affirmations, when done correctly, are an effective tool for quickly becoming the person you need to be to achieve everything you want in your life. Nonetheless, affirmations also have a bad rap. Many have …

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