I heard some great advice from the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, when she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show. She suggested keeping a “happiness journal.” Remember when you were growing up, you probably had a diary or a journal or knew someone who did? Most of us wrote in it religiously or just complained about what happened to us or didn’t happen to us each day. Well, with a happiness journal, it is a conscious effort to write down yourHAPPY moments daily. It may seem silly, but it helps to point out how fortunate you are and teaches us all to be more grateful!
Sure, there are days that are not going to be so good, but if you really pay attention, there is something (even if it’s a small something) in every day, that can make you happy or at least makes you smile.
Whether it is watching your kids play, walking your dog, going out to a nice dinner or lunch, spending quality time with a friend or loved one or maybe even just walking outside and enjoying the sunshine, there is always something to be grateful for. Even if someone tells you how nice you look or that they appreciate you, it is worth noting.
Pay attention to the little things in life and in nature and you will begin to notice how blessed and happy your life really is.
You never really appreciate things and people until there gone. Do not wait for that to happen!
I invite you to take the “Happiest Moment” Challenge and start your journal today!
All you have to do is get a notebook, or if you have a real diary or journal even better and begin writing today one thing that made you happy that day. And if you don’t want to deal with writing in a journal, attached is pdf.file that contains blank work sheets for you to print and fill out your 30-Day Happiest Moments Challenge.
How many times do you let your negative thoughts or self-talk get the best of you? This is often times caused by negative subconscious programming makes it is pretty easy to get caught up in the “what ifs” and the chaos of life. It takes a lot of work and training to get yourself to think positively and retrain your brain, especially, if you, (like me,) are one of those people that tend to worry often or get stressed out easily. Most people have been trained to believe what has been programmed in their subconscious. This can often be so engrained into our consciousness that we are not even aware of some of the reactions and decisions we make at a conscious level.
It can also be difficult for some people to relax, unwind and see the positive side of things, or just take things in stride, without becoming super stressed or anxious. This is why, in my opinion, it is so important to work on personal development and become more well-rounded, highly, emotionally intelligent human beings. I truly believe that E.Q. (emotional quotient (also known as “emotional intelligence,”) is one of the most important things that sets us apart as human beings.
Emotional intelligence is defined as the “ability to understand and manage your own emotions, as well as recognize and influence the emotions of those around you.” E.Q. is important when we deal with each other on a “human” level as we demonstrate empathy, compassion, improved decision making and so on and it can play a pivotal role in workplace wellness also.
One thing that is a fact, is that our subconscious mind is always listening and absorbing all the things we tell ourselves. We are a product of our thoughts; even those thoughts that were “programmed” into us as children (hence the self-talk, whether good or bad, is key.) This is why what we do, what we say, who we surround ourselves with and so on is vital to our self-development. One of the main reasons, I started in the health and wellness industry and founded “The Power to be Happy” (TPTBH,) was to make a difference and impact lives in the most positive way possible (organically & holistically.) I started The Power to be Happy, not because I think you can just “wish your way to happiness” but because through my own struggles (and those of loved ones I have seen suffer,) I hope to make a difference by addressing mental wellness and brain health by bringing awareness to the topic and the best possible tools to help us all achieve healthy, happy lives.
(Side note: TPTBH is also on Facebook, if you want to follow there also.)
There is not a single one of us out here, who did not go through the global pandemic. And I am not referring to whether you got sick or not. I am referring to a time of isolation and self- reflection that most of us went through. A time that really made us all think about what is really important in life. Ultimately, I think that health and mental well-being came out as front-runners on what matters most to people in the whole scope of things.
Recently, I took a course on “The Science of Well-being,” offered by Yale University and it simply reiterated what most of us have known and it’s that there is a mental health/wellness crisis in this Country. I learned that we prescribe antidepressants at 400 times the rate than we did 20 years ago, and also, surveys show that Americans are getting more and more unhappy. Obviously, there are a variety of reasons for this, but this is just a perfect example of why I have chosen this path, to motivate, to inspire and to help others with their health and mental wellness at this time of awakening and re-set.
It is time to awaken your best life and if you are not sure exactly how to do that or where to start, I invite you to join me on the journey! There has never been a better time to focus on our wellness and on being mindful of how we treat ourselves, speak to ourselves and to others.
Throughout the years after my brain surgery, I have been presented with many opportunities in health and wellness and approached by various people in network marketing companies to try all kinds of natural supplements. Some of the things I have tried have been a success, while others have just been just steppingstones that allowed me to pivot onto a better path. As a brand ambassador and online business owner, I always try to do my best to bring my customers top of the line products and programs, as well as to choose causes & charities that I most align with. I also intentionally choose to do work that not only helps me supplement my family’s income, but I consciously choose to do so in a way that makes a difference in the lives of others.
I am excited to share that one of the companies I am partnered with offers holistic health solutions for the whole mind, & bodyand is now offering access to specific technology to help enhance lives and change a “billion brains” combined with a powerful mobile app that helps to elevate your mindset,enhance your mood, and accelerate your productivity, unlocking the path to the life you’ve always dreamed of. This technology and app is helping to lead the way in brain fitness.
As a brain tumor survivor, I acquired a newfound respect for all things brain health throughout the years. I have also been able to sit in on some incredible lectures by top neuro doctors from around the Country and learn facts about how light and audio therapy affect our brains. The access to this technology will help me in my personal mission to positively make a difference one person at a time. I will be able to offer youexclusive access at a rate lower than retail and help impact lives in a positive way, as it relates to brain health (mind & body) plus exclusive audio sessions to be integrated with this technology to help you reach a fit place: physically and emotionally.
Our brain is the most powerful and precious organ in our body and now more than ever, science understands just how vital studying it is. We have come to learn through science that the brain can change itself simply by the input it receives. This is called neuroplasticity.
What is this technology? “It is a cutting-edge brain fitness technology clinically proven to help optimize your brain health so you can think better, feel better and be better in all areas of your life. “It is the AWAKENDmind™headset, powered by Brain Tap, a transformative technology which delivers a relaxing experience, combining gentle light and sound therapy delivered to the ears and the eyes, directly upgrading the brain, founded by Dr. Patrick Porter. The signaling entrains specific brainwaves to create peak states ranging from focused flow and enhanced learning to better mood and deeper sleep. This powerful brain fitness device helps to train your brain with each session showing measurable results so you can get stronger, healthier, and happier.”
What exactly does this headset do? The AWAKENDmindheadset “delivers gentle pulses of light from within a visor paired with audio. These lights synchronize with 2 types of sound – binaural beats and isochronic tones – to produce deep and profound relaxation and varying states of consciousness.” It helps you to achieve a state of peace/tranquility that is optimum for the mind/body balance (homeostasis,) focus and helps to accelerate learning. “The combined healing power of light with the specific tones and guided visualization promotes more blood flow to your brain and helps to balance your right and left hemispheres for added focus and creativity.”
The AWAKENDmind headset connects to the AWAKENDmind Elevate app for 1100+ guided audio programs and visualization processes. Enjoy the comfortable, sleek, and foldable design—perfect for travel—with a rechargeable battery offering up to 5 hours of play. Discover the BrainTap headset and embrace seamless transformation.
Using the *AWAKENDmind headset together with the audio sessions provides the user a more immersive experience. Many scientific trials have shown that the combination of isochronic tones with binaural beats may alleviate pain and reduce stress, as well as being helpful to people who have challenges sleeping. According to the Mayo Clinic, “light therapy treats seasonal depression and other conditions by exposure a person to artificial light. During light therapy, the individual sits or works near a device called a light therapy box, which come in a variety of forms, shapes, and sizes.” (Just think of all the people it may help who suffer with insomnia, anxiety, ADHD, high blood pressure, depression, PTSD, weight issues, and so much more!) (You can scroll to the end of article to listen to the founder, Dr. Porter discuss the benefits of the headset for brain tapping.)
NOTE: If you are not ready to invest in a headset, for the light and audio therapy, you can still reap the benefits with the audio app.
LISTEN TO DR. PATRICK PORTER, THE FOUNDER OF THIS TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNOLOGYEXPLAIN:
(*You can scroll to the bottom of this article to listen to Dr. Porter being interviewed by various other doctors, biohackers etc.. on YouTube on this technology.)
This innovative technology brings a heightened sense of clarity to problem solving and tackling challenges. Some examples of how using the AWAKENmind headset with the AWAKENDmind Session Subscription can be beneficial:
Effect of Audio-Visual Brain Entrainment on Mood, Sleep and Work Productivity of Professional Telemarketers
Brain Entrainment on Anxiety, Sleep, Stress and Work Productivity of Professionals
Effect of Audio-Visual Brain Entrainment on Mood and Quality of Sleep: a pilot trial with university students
Effect of Brainwave Entrainment and Transcranial Photo biomodulation on Brainwave Power of College Golf Players
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” -Nikola Tesla
“This technology can transport you out of a state of stress or fear, and into a new space of inner calm, peace and tranquility. “The headphones and visor have lights inside that are meant to help alter your brain state (for the better) as you relax with your eyes closed while listening to the sound of guided visualization audio-sessions” via the AWAKENDmind app.
Imagine being able to have this technology available to you on a personal level or even at work for your employees to better overall workplace wellness. The ability to use the brain tapping with the audio to help to increase the levels of productivity of your employees, if we increased their neuroplasticity through brain taping, even if it is during breaks (15-20 minute breaks.) The mind works better when it is in a state of relaxation.
Our brain habituates to be stressed out if we do not entrain our brain to get that neuroplasticity.
This can be reached by using different sessions with the headset and enhanced with the All-New AWAKENDmind App Experience:
Two thirds of the American population are not getting the acquired sleep! Sleep is our superpower, hence, why we need to get help to experience the deepest sleep possible to detox our brain and enjoy overall better health. The goal is to reach Level 4 deep sleep. Research shows that in a single session with the AWAKENDmind headset, there was a 39.5% improvement on the stress index scale, a 27% improvement on overall neurological markers, and an increased heart rate variability for improved metabolic health. “Sound Therapy” is now utilized by a variety of global organizations and businesses. This includes business offices, hotel chains, medical facilities, universities, and a variety of treatment programs, as an effective treatment to alleviate pain and depression, lower blood pressure, overcome feelings of stress, improve learning, improve balance, and promote physical and mental endurance.” (Gaia)
“You can’t pour from an empty cup, so self-care is essential.” – Oprah Winfrey
A part of self-care and taking care of your overall health, starts with brain fitness. Bringing this technology to the public is going to be revolutionary, in a variety of ways! Science- based evidence shows that brain tapping can help with:
Overall productivity and workplace wellness in the work force
Patients in therapy sessions (O/T or P/T) as well as patients with anxiety, stress or PTSD
Athletes in training/conditioning rooms; help to prevent concussions
Improved overall performance
Increase in concentration
Improved sleep quality
Body’s ability to heal
Used by top doctors, athletes, executives, high performers, and celebrities such as: Mariel Hemmingway, Jim Kwik, Danica Patrick, Dave Asprey, David Sinclair and Jack Canfield for world class results, the AWAKENDmind headset is available to pre-order via: AwakenYourBestLife.com
In conclusion, I hope I have conveyed how powerful this technology (and app) is and the potential it has to impact so many facets of life in a positive way. My partnership with AWAKEND can help get this into YOUR hands (your company, or your organization’s) for much less than retail AND with a much larger library of sessions for your personal use or for your clients if you’re a practitioner. By using the headset paired with the AWAKENDmind Elevatemonthly subscription, you can achieve inner peace, heightened intuition, and self-awareness for a life-changing experience and bring it to the world as well, by sharing with family, friends, patients, clients and customers. This headset and audio subscription is also a very helpful tool for children with autism.
I would also like to note, that even though this technology was created years ago, the time is ripe now for us to AWAKEN OUR BEST LIVES!
Get started on restoring your brain’s natural balance so you can uplift or unwind and feel relaxed and renewed. It is time we learned to rewire our brains, to live life to our highest potential. YOU have the POWER to be happy and healthy! Investing in your health is always a good option. Let today be the day you take the first step in the beautiful journey of becoming a new and better version of yourself!
For more information, contact me: Lissette Rozenblat at LissetteRo@gmail.com or reach out to the person that sent you this article. You can also fill out the contact form below to learn more and start your journey today to Awaken Your Best Life!
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“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
This headset is changing lives overnight! The testimonials so far from our team members using the headset paired with 2 of our key products, Uplift and Unwind, (a synergistic blend of melatonin, Tart Cherry, GABA, 5HTP, L-Theanine, Ashwagandha, and Schisandra — ingredients proven in human clinical trials to promote deep, restful sleep,) are mind-blowing (pun intended!)
Now our company is going to take it to the entire world. WE have started to go viral with some incredible collaborations. The AWAKENDmind headset is already being used by professional athletes, universities and more….and we are the ONLY direct selling company in the world who offers this breakthrough technology, and our price is the lowest globally.
If you or someone you know works in the healthcare industry, therapy, hotel industry, sports industry or general wellness, please feel free to reach out to me to discuss possible collaboration or visit online at AFitPlace.com
RECOMMENDATION – A book I am reading in conjunction with this journey of brain entrainment, is called, “Awaken the Genius.” It will help you to work on having a positive attitude in your life and help teach you how to unleash your personal passion and get you motivated again. It includes stories by Dr. Porter and fun-to-do exercises and questions.
“It will also help you develop ways to obtain more energy and focus on how you can center that energy on reaching your goals. This book focuses on how to activate your unlimited imagination and creativity.” (You can find it on Amazon.) It is a great read as you research and contemplate your own goals and journey into better health and mental wellness.
REVIEWS ON YOUTUBE:
LISTEN TO DAVE ASPREY & DR. PATRICK PORTER DISCUSS THE AWAKENDmind BRAINTAP TECHNOLOGY:
DR. PORTER CHATTING ABOUT THE BRAIN TAP & AUTISM, LIGHT AND SLEEP THERAPY
(^ This video in particular references autism)
WHY IS THIS HEADSET DIFFERENT THAN OTHER TECHNOLOGY?
Disclaimer: As a brain tumor survivor, I have made it my mission to bring about awareness on all things related to brain health. After my brain surgery, it took me years to recuperate and I opted to work from home; not only as a way to supplement my family’s income but also because I had so many issues with my memory and sensory issues; hence, AWAKEN Nation is one of the companies I am a brand ambassador for. I never bring a product or program to my customers, that I do not believe in myself. Thank you for your support. – Lissette
(Sources: Gaia; AwakendNation; Dr. Patrick Porter; Harvard Review Online, Reclaiming Wellness (FB,) Forbes, Mayo Clinic)
Does your child or grandchild seem like he/she is often inattentive, super hyper and often very impulsive? These of course, can be traits of any young child but when it begins to effect behavior and academics, then it might be time to address the issue.
Some children “grow out of it,” but the real problem begins when it starts to affect their social skills and they have trouble regulating their own emotions and when their behavior begins to effect relationships (with parents, siblings, classmates etc…)
While it is important to monitor these types of symptoms and behavior, there is also something that you can do to help your child (children) in their development, as it relates to their mental wellness and behavior and that is to focus on their nutrition and holistic health solutions.
Every child is different, as are their needs and every parent has to decide what is best for their child; but I am here to share a solution that is a natural alternative. Personally, I always like to choose the natural route before any medication, especially when there is evidence to support cases where positive changes have been made.
The foods, snacks and drinks we give our children, as well as any vitamins or supplements, are an integral part of how they behave on the daily. I learned this the hard way and often times didn’t realize how much sugar and preservatives certain snacks had that I thought were in the “healthy” category.
If there were natural supplements that you could give your child/young adult to help them focus more, to be more motivated and overall happier, wouldn’t you want to do that?
I think the consensus would be “yes,” however, I also believe that not everyone knows that these kinds of options are available to them.
Too many kids today are suffering with their mental wellness, which was only exacerbated by the pandemic.
I have chosen to make it my business to help others with their mental wellness, but more specifically, with kids and teens because they deserve the help, we can give them to have a bright, healthy and happy future!
Not only do we all have the Power to be Happy and healthy, but we have the power to help future generations as well. When we know better, we should do better, be better and help as many people as we can along the way.
“Some say its fate but I say it ain’t…” 🎤 (Billy Joel) What If?
Destiny or fate may have placed us here on Earth with the people who surround us – our tribe, our family, our friends, even our haters, but personally, I believe that we have a major part in how the book of our life plays out.
The choices we’ve made along the way in our journey and continue to make, write out the story of our life. Or if you think like an artist, will paint the picture of your life. 🎨 We hold the brush (pen) and can paint (write) on any canvas we choose. We just have to decide what it is we REALLY want and the Universe (G-d) will help to make it happen. What 𝗜.𝗙. is a powerful tool – 𝕀𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 + 𝔽𝕒𝕚𝕥𝕙.
We make choices everyday! Either we choose to just coast along and survive or we 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗗𝗮𝘆𝘀 by living intentionally to thrive. However, that looks for 𝕐𝕆𝕌 without comparing your life to other. There will be chapters in the book when ee feelnlike we are only surviving or maybe evdn both, but the key is to know that we each have the 𝗣𝗢𝗪𝗘𝗥 to change our thoughts and our actions at any moment in life.
Never regret the choices you’ve made or the things that have happenes along the way, for they helped to make you who you are today and who you still will become. -LR ✍🏻✨
“Our destiny is not mapped out for us by some exterior power; we map it out for ourselves. What we think and do in the present determines what shall happen to us in the future.
“There is nothing in your life that you cannot modify, change, or improve when you learn to regulate your thought.”
-CHRISTIAN D. LARSON (1874-1954)
Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable! You choose!
Some days do you wake up and wonder , “Just what am I doing? Is this all worth it?” Working hard to make a living, trying to blend into the “rat-race,” shuffling the kids back and forth between activities and sports, with barely any free time for yourself. I know, I do!
There are just some days when I feel down and “blue” and can’t see the silver lining. This tends to happen on Monday mornings or when things aren’t going my way (fast enough.) It is usually when I am in my “own little world,” not really participating productively in society, that I let myself get trapped in that “blue box.”
Life can sometimes seem like one disappointment after another, but really, if we change our lens, and look at all the good and positive things in our lives, it can and will change our perspective. It is so important to have a goal, to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
Even though, I do wake up some days feeling like something is wrong with the entire world, I’ve learned that “life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.” I have learned that in moments like this, that’s when it’s time to make the EXTRA effort to get out and do something positive. I have learned that three people have the power to make me happy: Me, Myself & I!
That’s right only YOU and I, individually, have the power to make ourselves happy. And remember, life doesn’t have to be perfect all the time, you just have to recognize and appreciate what you do have and show gratitude everyday for it! This does not mean you are going to float around like “Mary Poppins” every day but it will help you will start your day off with a little more pizzazz and appreciation for the life you live, especially when you have dreams and goals to pursue.
1. Make a list of all the things you love and appreciate in your life (look at this list and remember it!)
2. Make a conscious effort to schedule time to do sometime YOU enjoy (art, crafts, yoga, write etc…)
3. Treat yourself to your favorite lunch or dinner.
4. Call or visit an old friend – sometimes the best therapy is just talking to someone you trust or like.
5. Find a way to laugh, whether it’s listening to jokes (audio) or going to a comedy show.
6. Read something inspiring and motivational.
7. Start a fun or creative project. Something that you’re excited about, that will make you smile.
8. Write about how you feel, whether you have a blog or not. Talk about the things that make you feel down or upset. Whether you share it or not, is not the point. It is cathartic to write out your feelings. Post it, don’t post it, whatever you choose to do, just get it out of your system.
9. Watch that movie that you’ve wanted to see for a while now, even if it’s requires getting a sitter.
10. Go for a walk, somewhere were you can appreciate nature (tree, beach, mountain, by a lake etc…)
These are just a few things you can do to help you get a jump-start to your happy frame of mind. Everyday will not always be good but you can definitely find the good in every day. You are attracting what you think on a daily basis. You have the power…use it wisely!
Follow your dreams, set a goal, one day at a time. The key is to find your purpose or your passion and life will become more exhilarating every day! If you want affirmations to remind you to be positive on a daily basis, you can check out the Warrior Mindset Positive Thoughts & Affirmations!
Bad things will happen in life, it’s just how it goes, there is no explanation or justification. Can we alter the things that happen in life? Is it “written in the stars?” These are questions, I continuously ponder. However, with that being said, I believe we must find a way to see the positive or at least make something positive come out of loss and tragedy. There is a lesson in everything that happens, no matter how tragic. Maybe it is a death of a loved one that is not letting you move forward. It is through having had this person in your life, that you must learn the true meaning of life and bravery. They were placed in your life as a gift, however short that time was. Death is a constant reminder, that we are on “borrowed’ time and there is never a guarantee of a long life. And while, the pain of losing a loved one is enormous, we must find the strength to surpass that pain and honor our loved ones by living a life they would be proud of. Moving forward.
Change, whether good or bad, helps us grow and learn and become better human beings, even if you can’t see it while it’s happening. Sometimes, out of tragic events, certain people are placed in our paths that affect our lives for the better. There will never be an explanation for loss and pain, but there must be an effort to become a better person and to grow as we continue our life’s path. We must learn to be grateful for every moment we have with our loved ones, however boring and monotonous life may become.
Everywhere I read, it says how good Yoga is for you. Well, this is the year that I am going to start! The benefits are many. Despite the fact that I am so out of shape, I am going to start little by little, perhaps with “chair yoga.”
Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. It is in the process of being recognized formally as a type of yoga distinct from other types, such as IyengarYoga or Ashtanga yoga. Often the poses, or Asanas, are often adaptations of Hatha yoga poses.
“In Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism the word yoga means “spiritual discipline“. People often associate yoga with the postures and stances that make up the physical activity of the exercise, but after closer inspection it becomes clear that there are many more aspects of yoga. It is an activity that has been practiced for thousands of years, and it is something that has evolved and changed overtime. Different factions of yoga have developed since its conception.”
“The traditional purpose of Yoga, however, has always been to bring about a profound transformation in the person through the transcendence of the ego,” (Feuerstein 3)
Modern yoga is based on five basic principles that were created by Swami Sivananda.
Positive thinking and meditation
Recently, I read an article in the Huffington Post about how Yoga can make you happier! Here is the article:
When I first started practicing yoga, I was still digging my way out of a deep cavern of grief. Something about this unusual method of twists, turns, and upside downs kept calling me back. I didn’t know what it was initially, but as I began to settle into my body, things began to shift in my life.
I think of it as going from a paralyzed life to a walking life. If you are already able to walk and then begin to run, that’s liberating. If you are paralyzed and then begin to walk, that’s a miracle.
This was my experience with the power and patience of yoga. Learning how to walk into my life, transition from grief to peace, and eventually to happiness.
The peace and happiness we access on our mats is no accident. Although many write it off as just another exercise-induced dopamine high, yoga goes deeper than that. The mind-body connection created in yoga facilitates change at a cellular level. Cellular memory is the idea that our bodies hold our histories.
Our nervous systems are what we’re tapping into in yoga. Retraining how psychological or emotional triggers set off our flight-or-fight response allows us the opportunity to rewire our sympathetic nervous system. The deep breathing practiced in yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system, producing a calming, relaxed effect.
When we weave positive intention into our movements, we are imprinting these thoughts, not only into our minds, but into our bodies. We are effecting change on our mat that will allow for change off our mat.
Much of our unhappiness as humans comes from our thoughts or feelings. We judge our experiences in terms of good or bad. We experience feelings of inadequacy, powerlessness, embarrassment, humiliation, and we often keep track of what we don’t have more than what we do have.
A full practice of yoga, including meditation, gently removes these weights from our minds and our bodies. Not only does it remove them, but with time it can begin to reshape our attitudes, views, and thoughts.
The physical postures take us into our bodies in a non-judgmental way. From this neutral viewpoint, we can see huge possibility. Without being blocked by preconceived ideas of what we can or cannot do, we are free to try, to fall, to play, and to grow.
Physically, yoga asks one simple thing of us: Show up. Show up in mind, body, and spirit. These are things we can skimp on in other areas of life. Perhaps we show up in body to work or a conversation, but our minds are somewhere else. At times we show up mentally to a project, while our bodies slouch for hours, forgotten. The integration in yoga of all these parts creates the prerequisite unity and connection required for happiness to bloom.
Once we feel unified and connected, we will access a deep well of joy that does not diminish when shared. Yoga doesn’t just lift our spirits. It lifts our lives. It opens our eyes to the essence of who we are, and therein lies peace. Therein lies the happiness.
(ref. Feuerstein, Georg. The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice. Boston: Shambhala, 2003 & The Huffington Post 2015)
Are you tired of everyone telling you what you should do? Whether it is how you should do your work, or where you should work, or how you should parent or what you should eat and not eat or how you should live. Well, Enough!
Stop being a passenger in someone else’s “life car!” Grab that proverbial “steering wheel of life” and drive your own vehicle right to where YOU want to be. Do not let anyone else dictate what is good for you or what you should do. Create your OWN path.
It is understandable that your friends and family have your best interest at heart, but I am talking about those of you who are always listening to everyone telling you what to do or those of you always trying to please someone else and putting your own dreams and wishes on the back burner. Well, the time has come for you to focus on yourself!
You have been through a lot, so now it’s time to do what you want. Think about what that something is and go make yourself happy! Explore what it is that brings a smile to your face. What your passion is? What makes you want to wake up every morning? What do you absolutely love to do or wish you could do?
When you find the answers to those questions, you can begin to create your own path, whether it is on a personal level or in a career path.
The time is now to create the life you want, to the a road of happiness.
Some people think that because someone is a “loner” and in their “own world” that they are unhappy. This is not the case. There are many people who are very happy and very comfortable in their own skin, who have chosen to not deal with the day-to-day idiosyncrasies of life and the multitude of ignorant behavior in the world and are in search of a higher meaning and more profound relationships.
Do not criticize or ostracize friends or family, who are like this. It is not necessary for them to be surrounded by tons of people all the time. In Spanish there is a saying that goes, “Es mejor estar solo que mal acompañado. (It is better to be alone than in poor company.)