The journey or the destination…

Hedononia- Pleasure, satisfaction and enjoyment- happiness derived externally. Eudaimonia- The idea that happiness comes from within and the pursuit of becoming a better person intellectually. Staying connected with our deep values and acting in accord with them. A contented state of being happy, healthy and prosperous. The hedonic treadmill is a theory that proposes that whatever…

Organizing Our Minds

In An Age Of Information Overload, How Can We Use Systems Outside Our Head To Help Us? I am currently reading ‘The Organized Mind’ in an attempt to live more mindfully by offloading as much information and unnecessary thinking into the external world as possible. I came across the ‘3×5 index card’ idea in the…

Why we do what we do- Tony Robbins

I recently watched this old TED Talk by Tony Robbins, in which he talks about what motivates people to do what they do- something that has also always interested me. He discusses what he believes are 6 basic human needs : Certainty: Stability- we need to have security Uncertainty: Variety- as much as we need certainty-…

The Art of Happiness

The Dali Lama makes it clear from page one in his book “The Art of Happiness”, that he believes the very purpose of life is to seek happiness. He agrees it is not that simple to be happy all the time- but we need to train our minds to be happy. I agree with this…

Coming home, the real you

When we first arrive on this earth, we are full of curiosity. Our bodies are a vessel from which we can explore, learn, touch, taste, feel, climb and move around our strange new surroundings. We express our needs, wants and dislikes, with no filter or concern for their effect or consequence. Then we start to […]…

The 7 Pillars for Creating the Change You Want

Originally posted on Discovering Your Happiness:
Whether you are creating something new, changing something existing, whether it’s career or business, relationships or health, your finances or lifestyle objectives – these 7 pillars for effective change hold true. Often the absence of even one of these pillars is enough to put you on shaky ground. To ensure…

Ego : The wanting self — BayArt

Apparently, the Universe is trying to send me a message. This week I received two newsletters both about ego. I must confess my spiritual train has been derailed these past few weeks as I focus on my outer world. Having recently lost my job, my world has been thrown into a tail spin and I…… via…

Obstacles — Cristian Mihai

Life has a way of testing your commitment to a certain cause, principle, or even person. They are called obstacles. Setbacks. Things not going according to plan. You mustn’t lose faith. I repeat: you mustn’t lose faith. What is that, you ask? The ability to walk through fire, knowing that you’ll come out the other […]…

Is life happening TO YOU or FOR YOU?

We have a million choices to make each day, but waking up with intention, to me, is crucial. By choosing to live with intention you are choosing to live mindfully, with awareness. Awareness of your thoughts, your actions, others in your life and how you perceive your life and the happenings around you. Becoming more…

What Mindfulness taught me alongside the 7 faces of intention.

Wayne Dyer says we need to connect to the seven faces of intention to start receiving from the universe. Creativity, Kindness, Love, Beauty, Expansion, Unlimited Abundance and Receptivity. I believe these fit in with mindfulness perfectly: Use creativity to think from the end- to vizualise what you want. “Imagination is the movement of the universal…

“Whatever you are going through ,you will do just that: go through it. It will pass. So say thank you now. Because the rainbow is coming.” Oprah

An important aspect of mindfulness is the acceptance of impermanence, that nothing stays the same and everything is in constant motion. Learning to embrace change and uncertainty has been a big eye opener for me and helped me release the need to control everything and understand how impossible and unnecessary this is. Just as everything…