Tweet Accessing the Power of Gratitude The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster […]
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Tweet New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 Do you have a book locked up inside waiting to be released this year? It’s that time of the year again. Each year we have a ritual of making New Year’s Resolutions. Last year I referred to a few reasons why resolutions don’t work. If there is insufficient […]
Let’s look at what a resolution is. It really is a resolve or determination to do something. It is a fact which makes it passive, as facts are not action verbs. So really it is more of a wish or a hope in this state or it can be used to reinforce change. What is needed to make it more active? We need an active plan. We need to see the end result and then take action steps to get there. That brings us to goals which are things we work towards. Goals give us attainable milestones that can keep us motivated and in action.
The weekend workshop really demonstrated another way to deal with these paradigms or conditioned patterns. By going inside and using our inner observer, witnessing our breath as we let our attention drop into our belly and notice where the breath and the attention join. Relaxing the resistance and letting the life force flow. Letting go of ordinary consciousness and relaxing into that part of brain where there are no fixed habits.
What we don’t realize is that our subconscious mind runs the habit programming 95% of the time. It is running the show. So we are creating our life mostly from subconscious programming. If we are not cultivating new paradigms, the old ones run automatically (even without our awareness). So our job as a “paradigm detective” is not over.
Uncovering limiting paradigms is tricky. You must become a “paradigm detective”. You must shake up your thinking by using your six creative faculties; your imagination, perception, intuition, will, reasoning, memory, and ask the right questions.
So what was missing? What did I learn from Bob Proctor and Sandy Gallagher? Ah Ha! I did not have them written on a goal card so I could see them daily. I did not have positive affirmations to go along with these goals. I was not getting emotionally involved with them and attracting the right vibration. I was letting my old paradigms (my habitual behavior patterns held in my subconscious mind) take over. Boy, they are sneaky.
What kind of work do you want to do? What kind of work habits do you want to develop? How much money do you want to associate yourself with? Do you want a healthy body? Do you want to exercise? What kind of food do you want to eat? What kind of relationships do you want in your life? Do you want to spend more time with family? Who do you want to associate with? Where do you want to live? Do you want to own and if you own, do you want to renovate? Do you want to travel this year? Do you want a new car? We are all in different places so our desires will all be unique.
A coach is someone who can take you where you can’t or won’t go by yourself. Coaching is a process that enables you to achieve your full potential. Through a series of questioning techniques and discussions you are given the opportunity to go within and discover answers and new ways of being, based on your values, preferences and unique perspective.
How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as middle class or world class. He was not referring to your bank account but how you approach the challenges you face and how you live your life.
It is wonderful when we become aware of something, then we notice it everywhere. Being reminded of the vibration of gratitude is always wonderful. A reminder to be mindful and in the present moment, to reconnect with our inner being or soul, to be connected with a universe that celebrates life and that we are all connected, all one. In this, happiness is revealed.
I just discovered the TEDxSF video by Louie Schwartzberg on Gratitude. Please take a few minutes to watch this amazing video.
When it came to the intellectual plane, I took lots of personal development programs over that last 40 years but never really understood the mind. That is until recently. A few years ago I went back to study with Bob Proctor again. I started back with his coaching program and then spent some time with him personally at his Matrixx program.