The belief that unhappiness is selfless and happiness is selfish is misguided. It’s more selfless to act happy. It takes energy, generosity, and discipline to be unfailingly lighthearted, yet everyone takes the happy person for granted. ― Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project What does the word selfish mean to you? It’s not a positive word, right? According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, selfish is: “concerned excessively or exclusively … Continue reading Selfish, Selfless or Selfful?
We are almost there. In a few days, 2019 is ending. Therefore, it is time for us to put on our thinking hats and assess the year that we have consummated. It is time to check the balance of the pluses and minuses the year aggraced us with. In all seriousness, how did 2019 go for you? Challenging? Better than expected? Or not? Busy? Hectic? … Continue reading Goodbye 2019. You have been a good teacher.
Growing up, becoming an adult takes time and effort. When I turn back and look at my 25 years old self when I became a mother, I see that I was a child myself. At the time I thought I was the wisest and most mature woman in the world. What an illusion. I am 50 now. Would it be accurate to say that I … Continue reading Re-create yourself
Recently I have run into a street market close to where I live. While I was walking around, browsing, I have met with an elderly First Nations lady who was selling dreamcatchers that she made. Our chat was very heartwarming and informative. I have bought an Abalone shell to burn my sage smudge stick in and also a lovely dreamcatcher. My dear husband immediately hung … Continue reading Dreamcatcher
Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience—something that touches us all. Religion is a set of texts, practices and beliefs about the transcendent shared by a community, and involves a relationship with God. Spirituality, on … Continue reading Spirituality Rocks!
Do you make your choices and decisions according to your own feelings, instincts, beliefs and thoughts or others’? If others’, such as your spouse, your family, your co-workers, your boss, or your friends, how can you be happy? Who is your master? Yourself! And no one else could decide for you. You can include your loved ones in your thought and decision process, and get … Continue reading Self-Respect or Social Approval?
“We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.”— Joyce Meyer Your life is the sum of your relationships and connections with others. It might not be very easy having a happy and positive relationship with everyone in your life at times, and evidently, you might start seeing that some of your relationships to move in the … Continue reading How to improve your relationships?
The lesson we are thought by the society from a very young age in our default settings tends to be; “Think about what you want, go make it happen, and be really frustrated until it occurs.” Which promotes suffering in every step of it, until we eventually get it. Mindfulness approaches this kind of beliefs from a different point of view and refuses to go … Continue reading Mindfulness – Part 2
“It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.” ― C.W. Leadbeater Don’t you think that some people seem very susceptible to anything and everything? Even if you say something neutral or positive, they might take it the wrong way and think that you said it … Continue reading We are what we perceive