Both are context words. Neither talks about the stuff that is inside the context... inside the wrapper. The wrapper tells you how to look at the content.
It has nothing to do with the stuff, or the quantity of it. It can be great, it can be plenty... the context, scarcity or abundance will tell you what to feel, what to think, what to do.
Why? Because context is decisive.
You can have plenty inside the context of scarcity, and feel that you don't have enough. Enough time, enough stuff, enough happiness, enough whatever... Continue reading "Scarcity, abundance… big words… again. What are they, and how can you get into abundance?"
How do you model after a successful person? Do you do what they say? Do you do what you see? It's about modeling to grow, modeling to become all you can be.
I do both.
I am most interested in their habitual way of thinking, responding, decision making, and attitude.
Sometimes they know themselves, but more often than not they don't know themselves that well... do not see much into the invisible...
If I see a habit that I want for myself, even if I see it clearly, I still have the difficulty of integrating it... it is not enough to see it.
Integration means it becomes part and parcel with me and my structure. But each habit forces me to find a crack, an opening in my structure, or I won't be able to integrate it. Continue reading "How do you model after a successful person? Do you do what they say? Do you do what you see?"
I sometimes get lucky. A generous person lets me know exactly what are the sentiments that dominate my readers.
Right now I have this special offer for health muscle testing.
Two things special about it:
- 1. I let you in and I'll measure you, without you having to talk to me. And from my point of view: without ME having to talk to YOU... Less time, less emotional load on me.It's also that you can get your measurements and put them aside... no accountability to me. I won't call you on it. You are off the hook.
- 2. I have a big discount. For the first time. And maybe the last.
Now, let me show you what this reader wrote to me this morning:
I have been dreading to sign up for your testing offers...
or better: to get the results. It's kinda silly. The getting off milk has been intense and still is a challenge, going to the grocery store - there's still a part of me that craves bread and pasta and cake and cookies and chocolate and cheese and yoghurt and fruit and carrots and whatever... and it feels like signing up for a death sentence.
Now at least I can pretend to not know... but then I'd have a list, black on white.... non-negotiable.
Continue reading "The truth will set you free, says the meme. Is it true? does it really?"
Many people walk around with an immense amount of knowledge. Yet, in their professional life, they jump from one thing to the other. They're directionless because they zigzag. They go to this direction and then they go to that direction and they go in the third direction and then they return to the first one, and on and on it goes.
That's how my life looked for years after I finished publishing the magazine and this is how my friend's life looks.
He's my chiropractor friend. He has a business, he's a chiropractor. He has been a chiropractor for 23 years. He knows a lot about how to adjust people. He has added energy work and Ayurveda but his heart isn't into it.
So he publishes a newsletter, he does self-improvement work, he volunteers, he follows a guru, he goes to India, he goes to ski, he does all kinds of things. He even recorded an audio-book for me, but after all this doing, you can see, that he has no direction, he has no path.
He has a lot of knowledge, a lot of possibilities, but no direction, no 'Guidance from The Soul.' Just restlessness, and a sense that it's all fun, and it's all good, but it isn't going anywhere.
Here is this little story that may shed some light to what's missing for him, and what may be missing for you.
Continue reading "The Wall, The Ladder, and Your Life’s Purpose: How do you get Guidance from The Soul?"
What's your purpose in life?
I hear this question and derivations like "what's my purpose in life?" "What was I meant to do with my life?" etc.
We, human beings, want to do the right thing. It feels that if we did that, then all ADD, all restlessness, all depression, all jumping-around and inconsistent behavior would disappear.
We would joyfully do what we are meant to do, finish what we start, jump our of bed with eagerness, right?
Only if we just could find the one thing we are supposed to do. Be certain, stop doubting ourselves, settle down...
Now, though this is almost the truth, it is not the whole truth, and there is also a lie hidden in its midst.
What? you ask, shocked. You are pulling the rug from under my feet! I thought that the moment I find out... life will be bliss. Continue reading "What’s your purpose in life?"