Friday, May 28, 2010

Real Success

The world we live in defines success by an economic level based on the theory that this acquisition of money, things and comfort will create happiness. All of my life, I have searched for happiness through both external and internal experiments.

While materialistic societies can give a good argument, I discovered that the journey to real happiness actually becomes an internal success story, not rags to riches but fear and anger to love and peace.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Change:  Easy or Difficult?

After my 30 years of searching, I discovered that the process of changing my thinking was easy.  The difficult part was deciding what beliefs to eliminate and what replacement thoughts to use instead.

Just like writing a story, painting a picture or decorating a house, I started with getting in touch with my feelings.  Being aware of emotions and asking "is this really me, who do I want to be and why do I feel this way" led me to create my real-me foundation.

The sorting and sifting of the "who I was born to be" from the "what others said I should be" information can be time consuming and difficult, too, depending on the unbeneficial amount.  But whether it is easy or difficult, the happiness is well worth the effort!

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Three Keys for Changing Your Thinking

1) Always replace unhelpful beliefs with beneficial, realistic ones that connect with the original thoughts you want to change.

2) Tell yourself to turn on the switch by making a conscientious decision to change.

3) Repeat new thoughts often enough (20-60xs a day) to create the change you want.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Joys of Parenting

One of the wonderful joys from parenting was how much I learned from my child.  In any good relationship, learning flows both ways.

Since children are born into this world with unique temperaments, personalities, likes, dislikes and talents, they will have their own opinions, comments and questions about everything.  This exploration of their world enables us, as parents, to also see it with new eyes.

This fresh look at life made me feel so excited!  Enjoy this time while it lasts because very quickly children are off to school for adjusting to society's standards, and this innocence will soon disappear.