Like many who hold the values of unity and equality among all races and genders, common decency in how we treat one another, optimism about a good and kind world, an open mind on economic policy and development, environmental responsibility and awareness, faith and love over fear and division as a guiding principle, and the progressive forward nature of life, I am personally dealing with coming to terms with the contrary demonstrated character and ideals that have been represented to this point by the president elect.
However, I have learned that at the core life is always supporting our survival on a larger scale by allowing our collective choices and consequences to work to raise our awareness. As awareness expands,Read More
Golfer Rory McIlroy explained it clearly when asked what his key thoughts were on his way to winning the British Open and the third major championship of his career. “I wasn’t thinking about the end result. I worked on staying in the process on every shot,” is what McIlroy said. “I wasn’t thinking about what it would mean or how many further clear it would get me,” he continued. That simple ability to stay in the moment is one of the key factors that allowed him to play his final round in a state of the greatest peace and control, and hence allow his deepest talent and desires to be realized. A present state of mind is incredibly valuable to an athlete or to anyone who is trying to bring forth his or her best when it matters most. The reasons are profound. READ MORE HERE – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/howard-falco/the-power-of-a-present-mi_b_5615239.html ...Read More
Your truth is at the heart of your experience of life. It drives every thought you have, every emotion you feel, every decision you make and every action you take. Becoming aware of these powerful thoughts can be extremely empowering, because it gives you a real opportunity to change them and replace them with the truths and beliefs that empower you to create what you imagine for yourself. This is what changes your experience! Below are five of the most damaging, limiting and time-consuming I AM beliefs you can hold and five REPLACEMENT TRUTHS. I encourage you to challenge any negative beliefs that you hold to be true, and embrace new, more empowering ideas of who you are. An exciting reality is only a few changed personal truths away! 1.“I AM not fortunate enough.” We can’t change the past or the conditions with which we entered this lifetime. We can, however work from the current circumstances to build the conditions that will lift us to a new experience of life. Resisting the truth of your situation or being jealous of others only adds time to what you truly want to create. The truth is that you’re fortunate in a million different ways and blessed with a million different creative opportunities. Replacement: I AM fortunate in every way imaginable. 2.“I AM not attractive enough.” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the most important beholder is always you. The way you look at who you are has an immeasurable positive or negative effect on all who look at you. Feel beautiful, loving and accepting of yourself and everyone around you will feel it and even comment on it! Feel unattractive, unloving, and down on yourself and others will feel that too. The truth is that you are beautiful and attractive as you feel and express. True beauty is an inside job! Replacement: I AM a beautiful, attractive, and loving human being. 3. “I AM not capable enough.” You never know what’s going to happen next. Just because something hasn’t happened for you doesn’t mean it won’t happen in the future. This thought becomes really damaging when you say it about something you’ve never even tried doing before. How do you know until you try? You don’t know what you’re truly capable of until you give everything you have to the effort. There’s no such thing as failure; there’s only the opportunity to learn. Replacement: I AM capable of anything I put my mind and heart towards. 4. “I AM not worthy enough.” There is a statement in my book that says, “Your existence as matter is the self-evident truth that you matter.” It’s not your worthiness that’s in question — only your belief about your worthiness! The truth is that you’re worthy of anything you put your heart, mind and soul into, including love, a job, abundance, health, peace of mind and all the other fruits of the world. That fact that you are here, now, means you ARE worthy. Accept this truth and open the door to the experience of it! Replacement: I AM worthy of all I imagine for myself. 5.“I AM not significant or lovable enough.” There isn’t another human being in the world more or less significant or capable of love than you. Significance is defined in your mind first, then it flows into your feelings and actions. Feeling significant in your own mind translates into thoughts, words, and deeds that have significance in the world around you. You must start from the place of total self-acceptance and self-love in order to feel significant...Read More
Millions across the globe fight stress every day. The toll on the physical and mental health of those affected is impossible to calculate. While the world has found different ways to cope, many of these ways have a harsh backside to them. Alcohol, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs are just some the ways in which those affected by a daily build up of stress seek a release from it. These coping methods only further complicate the issue as these methods, while they tend to provide a temporary relief or distraction from the current negative state of mind, end up causing much more detrimental problems that eventually have to be dealt with at some later time. There is, however, a very powerful solution. The best way to manage stress is to change the way you interpret and respond to your world. The process involves embracing an understanding of mind that harmonizes so much with life that it eliminates the conflict that causes stress in the first place. This is a powerful shift in awareness and it provides a new enriched way of living life each day. All stress is based on a negative interpretation of yourself or the circumstances you face in your world. It is generated by the friction created between what you believe to be true as it clashes with what you are experiencing or interpreting in your world moment to moment. It is based on the meaning you are giving to each situation. When this meaning includes a threat to your life or way of existing in some way shape or form, stress is the result. The way of interpreting your world that eliminates this friction is the way in which you see all things not as happening TO you but rather you see that they are actually happening FOR you in some way. This puts your mind in less conflict and hence less stress is the result. You end up in more of an aware curious mood where you are looking for the nuggets of wisdom or insight that the particular circumstance is bringing you. You are no longer letting fear rule your mind but are adopting a more balanced approach that is based on a new faith in life and its way of presenting new information and awareness. You are trusting life. Is it possible to live nearly stress free? Yes, but it takes a true willingness to see the world in a new light. Like any new change there is a process to adopting this new attitude. You must really want to embrace the information that will change you! However, with a strong will for different experience and an open mind towards new ways of dealing with life, what you really need and desire will show up. (Hint, it’s happening right now…) A new stress-free and peaceful way of experiencing the inevitable challenges and ups and downs on your everyday journey is upon you! Howard Falco ( HowardFalco.com ) is an international author, speaker and spiritual teacher specializing in the power of the mind as it relates to the creation of the experience of life. His new book on human understanding and potential is titled, I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are (Penguin Group). Known for his powerfully clear and relatable style, Howard presents the wisdom regarding how to harness more of the creative power of the mind to accomplish any desire or overcome any challenge you face in life, allowing you to achieve a greater sense of peace, understanding and fulfillment in the process. You can find him on Facebook at...Read More