Do you get mad at yourself for making mistakes, for not living up to your expectations, for not rising above your imperfections? If so, the worst thing you can do is beat yourself up for not being perfect. Focusing on what you do wrong ensures that you’ll never do those things right. It sounds radical, but learn to love your imperfections. After all, you would not be a complete person without your flaws.
Instead of mentally flogging yourself for your errors, focus your attention on all the things that are good about you. Be kind to yourself. Above all, keep striving to improve yourself in every way, to raise your consciousness to ever new heights. As you grow personally and spiritually, you will begin to make better choices, to become more disciplined and to view your mistakes as opportunities for growth and self-awareness.
In those times when you do get upset with yourself, take to heart these words of wisdom from Paramahansa Yogananda:
You don’t get rid of the darkness in a room by beating it with a stick; you get rid of darkness by bringing in the light.
ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
Here is a two-minute video introduction to Through God’s Eyes.
• an overview of the book
• the complete table of contents
• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
• a sample end-of-chapter story
• endorsements from authors and thought leaders
Just click on the link below to download your free PDF sampler!
THROUGH GOD’S EYES PDF SAMPLER
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Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.