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Tag: self development

Self-Sabotage

Have you ever started on a road to make changes that will benefit you greatly, only to find yourself waining far too quickly? Losing motivation and deciding it isn’t worth it after all? Have you thought much about why you do that? Self-sabotage often…

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May we be safe

I just did my morning meditation in which I was using the phrases in the graphic. This was a guided meditation with Kristin Neff . Sometimes, when we find it difficult to still our minds, guided meditations are a wonderful tool. And there are…

Discipline is a dirty word

In yoga philosophy the concept of discipline (specifically self-discipline) is referred to as niyamas. It covers cleanliness, contentment, spiritual austerities, study of sacred scripture and surrender to God. That might not be the kind of discipline you’re used to hearing about, because the restraints…

Commitment

We make lots of commitments over the course of our lives. Some we keep and some go to the wayside. Commitments to our work, our relationships, our studies, our personal development. It’s difficult to stay with a commitment, though, if it seems one-sided. Imagine…

Real Success

Real Success is not to be sought after in the outer world, but discovered in your inner world ~ Tim Conner How do you define success? Does it come from your job? Your relationships? The various roles you play? What if none of that…

Lojong Slogan 36 ~ Don't Act With A Twist

This is part 36 of my series on Lojong; a Buddhist mind training technique With this slogan we are asked to examine our ulterior motives for the things we do. Acting with a twist is to act in a way that advances our own…

Lojong Slogan 25~Don't talk about injured limbs

This is part 25 of my series on Lojong; a Buddhist mind training technique. This slogan asks that we do not focus on the faults, weaknesses or defects that we see in others. As mature adults, we don’t typically point fingers and make fun,…

The Foundation for Abundance

Lojong Slogan 10: Begin the sequence of sending and taking with yourself

This is part 10 of my Lojong series, the Buddhist mind training teachings This slogan asks that we begin to look at our own suffering, to really get to know it, to feel it, to examine why it stays with us, what keeps it…

Time to blossom?