Posts Tagged ‘state of mind’

Portable Paradise!

December 1, 2010

I am very happy now that I am living in Encinitas. But I was very happy when I lived in Minnesota. And I will be very happy if I end up in Cleveland. My happiness does not depend on what state I’m in, it (more…)

Which Came First, Your Reality or Your Attitude?

January 28, 2009

law-pf-attraction-keyThe law of attraction states that whatever you turn your attention to grows. Why? Where attention goes, energy flows. And it is a fundamental law of physics that like energy attracts like energy. Therefore, whatever you think about, you get more of.

The state of your reality, then, is a reflection of your state of mind, which is determined by the quality of your thoughts.

The urgency implicit in this realization cannot be overstated. If you do not control your thoughts, they will control you.

You may believe that the world is menacing and chaotic, that no one can be trusted, that life is an endless series of bad breaks and hard knocks. After all, rare is the person who has not been bullied at school, fired from a job, or felt rejected and even humiliated by a member of the opposite sex.

Or, you may trust that the universe is benevolent and orderly, that most people are compassionate and good-hearted, that every day offers countless opportunities to celebrate life and extend kindness to others.

Each of these outlooks will attract the people, situations, and events that reinforce the worldview of the person doing the attracting. (more…)

Tell Me How You Feel!

September 22, 2008

two-guys-talking-in-coffeeshopI recently asked a friend in a restaurant how he was coping with the end of his marriage. He shrugged and said he didn’t know what to say. Thinking I wasn’t being clear, I asked how he was feeling. To my astonishment, he said he doesn’t talk about his feelings. We blinked at each other across the table for a few awkward moments before I clumsily tried to change the subject to something more superficial.

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