How’s the grind feeling for you this week? Is it exciting and life-giving? Or is it feeling more overwhelming and stressful? In the midst of the busyness and endless to-do’s of the workweek, and it can be easy to lose track of what is actually the ultimate goal that we’re …
I’m discovering an utterly fascinating dynamic. As I return to the business world from my 2+ year global odyssey of self-transformation, I’m finding that the success lessons taught by many eminent business leaders are the very same principles I’ve learned my spiritual journey simply distilled into a different language and …
My experiences with the shamans of South America, the mystics of India, and my continuing meditative practices have shown quite clearly that thought patterns function in a very similar way to our physical muscles. Just as muscle groups used in certain ways consistently over time build strength and memory, the same holds true in our mental structure with our consistent thoughts. The science of neuroplasticity aligns with this understanding as does research on affirmations from leading institutions.
Your speech can be your greatest ally or your most treacherous enemy.
We know that others can inspire (or demoralize) us with their speech.
But, when you think about it, who exactly is really speaking to you all day?
Consciously or unconsciously, you’re employing this dynamic tool of speech on yourself every waking hour, 365 days a year via your thoughts. Thoughts are essentially the stories we tell ourselves in an attempt to make sense of the world. Our thoughts have the power to moves us towards higher possibilities or to destroy us completely.
So how are to speaking to yourself?
We dream of building a paradigm-shifting product, satisfying millions of gleeful customers, and ultimately leaving a legacy of positive change on the world. But, it’s important to understand that the source and foundation of our success or failure is essentially within ourselves.
Distilling the balance between passion, obsession, anxiety, focus, and wellbeing.
Whether we’re entrepreneurs or we’re simply ambitious in our career, the mantra most of us have absorbed from western culture is “If I work harder, then I’ll be successful. And if I become more successful, then I’ll be happier.” Consciously or subconsciously we believe that somewhere in the future after x, y, and z happens this magical time will exist where we will finally feel secure and fulfilled with our life.
However, upon closer examination, this formula of “deferred wellbeing” is a complete illusion. In fact, it is the formula for a fulfilled life set completely backward.