Tag: self growth

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Like that single drop of water on the delicate petal of that flower… the drop has a boundary that defines it as a drop – the form it has taken – yet its boundary does not keep the petal from experiencing its quality, its moisture; and its boundary does not keep us from witnessing its…




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We all know how important it is to exercise our bodies. But not everyone is aware that it’s actually just as crucial to providing our brains with regular training as well. With enough motivation and determination, anyone can expand their mental capabilities and become smarter. Integrating new habits into your regular routine and providing proper stimulation can sharpen your intellect quickly and leave…




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“Ignorance is bliss.” A statement that most of us have heard in our lifetime, yes? And if we hold this to be true, ignorance equated with bliss… negative connotation and all – why then would we follow this next mantra that is genuinely meant to empower us? “Follow your bliss.” One has nothing to do with the other.…




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Self-awareness exercises will help us to become conscious of our primitive and self-destructive thoughts, beliefs, ideas, assumptions, and choices. Then, we become more peaceful, loving, and intelligent beings. Not only do we stop suffering, but the people in our lives stop reacting to our self-imposed misery. Instead, they find more peace. An African proverb says,…




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If you believe the phrase you are what you think, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to speak only…




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While being trained as a teacher in high school, university and beyond, I often came across Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. I hardly questioned it, but recently I felt I needed to swallow (and digest!) his work to truly understand what a self-actualized person looks like. In his book “Toward a Psychology of Being”, where he…




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When the journey of self-betterment begins, we are always looking for ways to improve ourselves. It is a constant journey where we must be honest and open to change. Often we find improvement advice can be too metaphysical and theoretical. As a passionate advocate of growth, I’m continuously looking for ways to self-improve. I’ve compiled 28…




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As humans we have all been through the ringer once or twice in our lives. Some of us have hit rock bottom, others wonder when their luck will change and good things will start happening for them. Regardless life is hard. But what makes it even harder is when we start to blame others for…




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Our feelings, or emotions, distinct from body sensations, are an arbiter of our health. They are a guidance system that can help us find ease, effortlessness and aliveness in our lives in any moment. A guidance system? How so? This is where I left off and where I begin in this 2nd segment of a 3-part…