Any life can be rendered unhappy by tragic loss or misfortune. And, though trickier, dying people should be allowed to decide how much consciousness they want. The potential for growth through dying is definitely there. Imagine for a moment a world where all people truly did their best to love and empower each other. Get rid of the vampires, the unnecessary possessions and 80% of the shit on your to-do list. One cannot work without the others.
Generally, our culture, identifies best with instant gratification; however, that is not the reality in most cases. This is why the couch potato is not living well, even if they report that they are content. When the going gets rough and his not-so-great attributes come forward, rather than focusing on the negative, try switching gears, and point out the positive stuff instead. It echoes the verses of ancient Greek philosophers and most notably those of Plato through the voice of his hero, Socrates. They correctly understood that when people violate the limits of a reasonable mean, they pay penalties ranging from countervailing frustrations to utter catastrophe.
And one thing above all the rest: motivation. Some years ago, I helped tend to a friend of mine who was dying of cancer. One that sticks out, offer to work on a drilling rig as a H2S tech. According to Greek philosophy, one of the defining characteristics of humanity that distinguishes it from other forms of existence is a deeply engrained social instinct, the need for association and affiliation with others, a need for friendship. As a result, the circle of your attention and the problems that can disturb you becomes more limited and focused on items solely within your control. This was developed of the concept in psychology that each individual has his or her own unique way in which they communicate love.
The good life consists of wanting to get out of bed every morning, excited to take on whatever each day has in store for you. One study found that seniors with strong social networks are less likely to show signs of dementia several years down the road. In this way, you can act from a place of love and support for their deeper essence, even while firmly stopping a person from doing wrong or causing harm. Either way, spiritual issues are common at the end of life, and they need attention. When we accept all experiences as gifts from the divine and opportunities for growth and understanding, we open to a deeper level of divine guidance. We can trust Him with all our concerns, knowing that He is always present and faithful.
Laugh a lot, especially at yourself. You should never expect others to do it for you, not even your partner, friend or boss. By opening to guidance from the divine, we open to the support of powerful forces greater than ourselves, which can help our lives to grow and blossom ever more beautifully. If, however, excess is allowed to destroy harmony and balance, then the life worth living becomes impossible to obtain. Of course, the great majority of people today do not belong to the leisure class as Aristotle did. You will never get where you want to go if you don't know what you want and don't think you have what it takes to get it. We feel the heavy burden of the fears, wounds, and insecurities which have built up.
Once you've made the decision, let the chips fall where they may. Very few individuals are willing to hold themselves accountable for the errors and mishaps that inevitably occur in life. Prior to founding The Momentum Project, he held senior leadership positions at Yahoo! Satisfy any remaining wishes that are consistent with their present condition. Focus on commitment, not motivation. You have a lot of thoughts in your head, and you always have a choice of which ones to focus on: the ones that will make you emotionally stuck fears, doubts or the ones that will move you forward excitement, experimenting, trying new things,. Psychologists Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi co-founded Positive Psychology when Seligman was president of the American Psychological Association in 1998. So the key is to , not the destination.
Either you own up to your actions or your actions will ultimately own you. Note the progression from asking to seeking to knocking. In trying to survive in this world, they too have lost touch with who they really are. Instead of putting things off for another day, you have to learn to take action today. Fill your life with amazing people. If you find yourself fully committed, motivation will follow. You may not think these practices are essential for you at this point in your life.
Acceptance and Compassion for Myself You can choose right now to invite that beautiful inner essence to shine through the clouds and to shine again in your life. And when you do talk, make sure you do so with worth, meaning and conviction. The misguided investor may not be able to recover his fortune but he can resist the tendency to engage in self-torment. Use your passion in the most productive and universal way possible and you will discover the reasons behind your most important endeavors and goals. There is darkness and light, good and bad in all of us.
In the end, second-guessing yourself also undermines what you're trying to accomplish. Review how each day went by what you learned and revise. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle viewed the formation of society as a reflection of the profound need for human affiliation rather than simply a contractual arrangement between otherwise detached individuals. Listening is the real key to a happy marriage, for that matter, to every relationship 3. In order to , we must be happy first.
Shanti volunteers have supported many people facing death to do so with grace through their presence and compassion. What if you really don't like someone? Do not control Married people often come to a place where they start to lose themselves, they give in to jealousy or feelings of inadequacy, or they forget that they are separate people away from their partners, and they may they may try to. Stop being nice to yourself. As a Christian, and child of God, it is important to understand the weight of your words. At the end of the day, the only person who can tell you what you really want or need is yourself. For others, the divine involves the realm of our forefathers or ancestors. Be a Responsible Human Being.