‘One has do learn to live with oneself,
to be a friend with oneself,
to be at peace with oneself,
to somehow learn to be happy with oneself, because where you go, you take you with you.’
— Ajahn Brahmavamso
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We should never give up on ourselves, because ultimately investing in ourselves changes everything.
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‘The exercise. Alone, in a quiet place, muscularly relaxed (lying down or comfortably seated), I watch the emergence within myself of mental images, permitting my imagination to produce whatever it likes. It is as though I were saying to my image-making mind, ‘Do what you please; but I am going to watch you doing it.’ [See the footnote for a similar technique recommended by Eckhart Tolle.] As long as one maintains this attitude – or, more exactly, this relaxation of any kind of attitude – the imagination produces nothing and its screen remains blank, free of all images. I am then in a state of pure voluntary attention, without any image to capture it. I am not paying attention to anything in particular; I am paying attention to anything which might turn up, but which in fact does not turn up. As soon as there is a weakening of my voluntary effort of pure attention, thoughts (images) make their appearance.
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I am always fascinated with peoples ideas about success. Younger ones can have much grander ideas of course. However, I have met some elderly people full of life and still loving what they do and planning more. For me success has been more about overcoming defeat. I have experienced some major set backs in life. Most do as we get older, but for me, it started at forty. Some tips in recovery. Always use your energy for the present situation. Trying to fix old mistakes is impossible mostly. Never live in regrets, everything has its purpose. Yes, even the most awful experience teach us valuable skills. Hitting rock bottom is hard, however, rising from their is very rewarding. Getting old is not a problem: not looking after yourself is! Eating healthy is the best thing you can do for yourself. We are made to move, exercise stops a multitude of aches and pains. No point making comparisons between people. Thinking
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Daily reflection. My novel Here is the deal…3000 words a chapter 60,000 words completion, 20 chapters minimum..maybe more. First books often do very little and extremely difficult for new authors to get a publisher…traditional publisher. Statistics are a very small percentage complete the book and even less get publishes. I am powering on regardless and will complete it by Christmas. How long have I been writing? I started writing academically in 2009. My degree was over 120,000 words in total. My postgraduate diploma including my Peter Mac certificates would have been close to 100,000. I have been blogging for two years and have written over 50 blogs averaging 700-words equals another 40,000 words. How to become a writer is simple write and keep writing. People will like it and not People look at you like your a freak when you tell them. People will ever understand Nobody will never believe it’s possible except authors Nobody will encourage only be patronising.
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My daily reflection: People tell us all kinds of things about their lives. Often not stopping for a breather. The inverts often sitting in silence, hoping they just banter on. The extraverts just keep enjoying their the story. Whether we are introverted or extroverted, we can be poor listeners. The Introvert daydreams and the extrovert are forever thinking of their next sentence. Think if we all listened and noticed what’s really happening to the other. What would the world be like if people took notice of what people say? It only calls for words like, are you ok? For some, it’s would you like to go for a walk? Some people talk and listen better walking. Conversations are good for us, meaning adds value to lives. When we listen, we add meaning. We tell the person we care about them. This can change a personal world view, also people need face to face conversation. Creating the time to see someone
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Why write a Novel instead of self-help? I have three to four chapters completed of my self-help book and was overwhelmed with a sense that I should be writing a fictional story. The feelings of excitement and a sense of urgency have I never experienced earlier in writing. Kid you, not the excitement and creativity are wonderful. At one time I would not have given you ten cents for a novel little own write one. My first chapter has had positive feedback and a few others outside WordPress comments have been great and positive. The things I have learnt about writing over the last couple of years. My former experience in Academic writing has helped in terms of structures and research tools. WordPress has helped expose me to the truth about my writing The everyday practice has helped heal my ideological nonsense about fame, money and accolades. I have grown to love writing so much I often forget that it
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What is boredom anyway? Wiki In conventional usage, boredom is an emotional and occasionally psychological state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is not interested in his or her surroundings, or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious. It is also understood by scholars as a modern phenomenon which has a cultural dimension. “There is no universally accepted definition of boredom. But whatever it is, researchers argue, it is not simply another name for depression or apathy. It seems to be a specific mental state that people find unpleasant—a lack of stimulation that leaves them craving relief, with a host of behavioural, medical and social consequences.” According to BBC News, boredom “…can be a dangerous and disruptive state of mind that damages your health”; Personally, I never suffer from this seemingly modern phenomenon. Clearly, our endless supplies of technological amusements in Australia keep most of us safe. What happens when technology fails us? Maybe our online friends have
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