Family: The Wonderful Every Day Teachers (and Ego Busters)

Well this is something new. Today I’m going to write, and then title it and see what you think.

I’m gonna talk about family and how they interelate with our lives and how they form such a fundamental part of that stable foundation from which to spring forth and launch out into the world. Leaving us, well equiped to tackle lifes challenges in whatever form they come in. Family is to me, the next most important thing after eating, sleeping, having a place to stay, and comes before dare I say it, sex.

Without family, (insert sense of community and belonging) we are a lonely ship, floating about the sea with little to help guide it. Family is the sails, crew and sometimes advisor to the navigator. My family are deeply important to me, and I’m sure yours are just as important to you. It can show your greatest strengths, but also your greatest weaknesses. In my case, my weaknesses have for sometime been on the forefront of dinner time conversation, however, of late, there has been a notable improvement. Perhaps its because of the way I feel. I would like to say it is, however, a greater change is a foot. By being softer, more compassionate, and understanding, and appreciative of what each member has to offer (and they do have a lot to offer), I am learning, that the very same emotion has been little by little, shining back on me. Continue reading

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Less Thinky, More Feely

Short and Sweet.

What was it like before we had words in our heads, and all the trains of thought, with pictures and fears and fantasies. Before we had all the clutter, what was it like?

Do you reckon that we as kids felt more, and thought less? Do you remember that carefree attitude of the great days being a child, where the world seemed exciting, filled with mysteries waiting to be uncovered. What happened to that? Continue reading

How to Succeed: Fail Many Times.

Alfred Pennyworth ( Michael Caine ):
“Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.”
Batman ( Christian Bale ):
“You still haven’t given up on me?”
Alfred Pennyworth ( Michael Caine ):
“Never.”

As you may have noticed, there is a gap in my writing. I failed to make writing a habit. However, I realised something. To me, I discovered I don’t need to make writing a habit. When I feel the urge, I write, and that happens often. So I’m taking the pressure off. I’m kicking back and going to be writing about another little project I’ve been playing around with. Remember Abraham Hicks? Well, seriously, when we get that balance right, and we’re in that state of being happy where we are, and eager and excited for more, things just seem to flow. They just seem to happen, organically, in the right order, in the right time, with the right people. Continue reading

How to Feel Good Regardless…

Just a short one today. Or maybe not, we’ll have to see.

Be present. Today, go about it being right here, right now. Experience it, be conscious of it. See things for what they are. Expect good things, even if you can’t see them. Feel good, even if the things around you speak otherwise. Look for the good stuff in your now. In your present, and once you find it, feel it. Feel that nothing is really ever that bad. That things always get better. That if you really choose, your life can be better, with more exciting things to do, cool people to meet, or fun things to have. Continue reading

How Blogging is Changing Business; an Amateurs Perspective

Having only been writing blogs on/off for the last year or so, its become apparent that the way I often think about marketing a business is quite different from how the average business owner seems to think of it. A business now has the avenue of a blog, and website, to provide (massive) extra value to their customers. Not only that, but a blog can be more than just a marketing avenue. To some it can be an entity which inspires, and can literally change someones life, just through what someone has written. Now isn’t that marketing?

Blogs are personal, they are more of a self promotion, they allow the customer to see more deeply into the mind of the owner of a business. Writing demonstrates the level of sincerity with which the writer has written. It coveys an element of vulnerability about it, that never really before had marketing avenues been able to explore in the traditional sense of billboards, and television ads. Continue reading

A Life of Independance, Freedom, and Ultimately Happiness

We all want to be happy. We all want to be free. We all want to live fulfiling lives. We all want that. The main difference seems to be how each of us goes about it. I might be wanting to become obscenely rich and famous (er possibly…), whereas you may be seeking elightenment through living with monks high up in the mountains of the Himalayas. The approach is different, but the end goal is always the same. But is it an end goal?

A post I read and commented on recently talked about this. The particular achievement isn’t the end goal, its the feeling that we thing achieving that target will bring is what brings us to think we will feel better in the accomplishment of it. However this simply isn’t the case.

“There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way” The Buddha Continue reading

Impulses, Gut Feelings and Inner Guidance, is there really something to trusting Emotion?

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs, in his famous Stanford University Address Speech.

Ever been impulsive, or intuitive, gone with it, and ended up wonderful places? I certainly have. What is it about people who seem to be true to their selfs and always seem to be living a life beyond anything you’ve ever experienced. What is that? Continue reading