Many people dream of quitting their jobs to leave corporate and following their dreams. Often, that includes moving to some tropical paradise, just like Joel and I did. Truth is, while it works for some, it may not be for everyone.
Can a person leave the typical American “time is money” culture and adjust to island time? This has been my recent exploration after finding myself feeling stressed on a recent lunch time hike.
I had the opportunity to see Byron Katie live several years ago, and was intrigued by the way she addressed how our thoughts sabotage us. I really loved Byron Katie’s approach of questioning our thoughts — especially those that don’t serve us.
Have you ever felt bottled up inside? Maybe when you were a guest at someone’s home, had guests at your home – or possibly at work, with your friends or even with a significant other?
Any time we go against how we truly want to be or what we truly want to do, our lives start to go out of alignment. This can create imbalance, that at first might manifest as unhappiness and insecurity – and over time, if you truly stray from following your heart’s desire, we can create addiction.
Uplifting affirmations slide show. I Choose to Accept Myself Just the Way I Am
We have so many thoughts kicking around in our heads all day, every day – and even at night as we sleep! And if you read my post on Law of Attraction, you’ll know that our lives tend to reflect the content of our thoughts. Most of our thinking “just happens” – like breathing – it is on autopilot. One of the keys to recovery is to become more aware of those thoughts – in order to banish negative thoughts – something I’ve written many posts on in the past.
I was listening to Debbie Ford on Hay House Radio the other day. The topic was, Giving Up Grudges (you can listen to it in the archives) and how to heal. Debbie talked about the costs of holding on to unresolved anger and deep-seated resentments.
One of the biggest changes in my life is getting plenty of sleep. As a reformed workaholic, life is very different in the land of the well rested.
Lately, I have become so aware of my thinking that I realized I spend an awful lot of time wishing things were different than they are. Why is that? And what has this negative thinking done to my experience of life?
Sometimes my thoughts are like static cling. Spending my time thinking about all of my perceived “awful things” this person had done or said is ineffective.
Next time you see someone you think is “perfect” consider what they must be doing to create that image. You may think they look great and have it all, but what’s underneath that quest for perfection?