Archive for October, 2010
Did you realise that everything you believe is only true for you because you decided it is? You have effectively built your life around a set of rules, given to you by someone else, which you at some point decided to accept as your own – often without even questioning!
There are things so very dear to you, that were I to suggest they may not be true to everyone; you may well take offence at my statement. Obviously my intent in writing this article is not to offend anyone, I would however like to make you think a little today.
Where Did Your Beliefs Come From?
Everybody who’s anybody has a blog these days. You could type just about any subject into Google and find someone who has written a blog about it! So what is all the fuss about? Is it all just hype or is there some substance behind it? What is a blog and do you need one?
Well, if you are looking at promoting anything online; be that a product, service or an idea; then you would be well advised to have a go at blogging in one form or another, or you risk getting left behind and missing out on some free traffic in the process. More >
You know sometimes I just put things here because they make me feel really good. Hope it does the same for you
Self Esteem is one of the fundamental ways in which we gauge and value ourselves and decides how we live our lives and interact with other people. It is an underlying part of our every decision, feeling and response and the level of our self esteem affects how we live and what we strive for, which in turn contributes to our overall satisfaction andhappiness in life.
Having a good level of self esteem enables you to form healthy relationships and to treat others with fairness and respect.
We tend to accept the things that fit in with our way of thinking and ignore those that do not. This is fine in a positive scenario, but can be both limiting and damaging, if the influence is a negative one. If you constantly doubt and measure yourself badly against others, you will not feel good. Also, if you put other people down all the time, finding fault in their beliefs or behaviour, it shows that you are very far from liking yourself – It can be a way for the mind to ignore the fact that your own behaviour is similarly bad.
Many of us look to others, to tell us that we’re doing ok and don’t value or believe in our own judgements. Imagine then how empowering it would be, to not base your self opinion upon that of others, but instead to have the self confidence to make decisions and move forward freely in your life, without the constant need for approbation. More >
We have, since the dawn of time, striven to find empirical evidence to support our latest hypotheses, which have been taken as gospel until the next theory developed enough to disprove them. It always strikes me as funny how much we rely on scientific proof these days, when you think about how mankind survived without it for so many centuries.
Two articles have caught my eye in the past couple of weeks which offer some scientific proof of something many of us accept to be true, the fact that our mind and body are connected and affect each other. What we often refer to as the ‘Mind Body Connection.‘
The first was a report on a recent experiment where people were not allowed to touch themselves when they had a pain. Another group were encouraged to hold or grip the site and the pain signals received by the brain were measured. The results clearly showed a reduction in pain when people touched themselves. A great indicator of the power of a healing or loving touch, one of course all parents and carers are already familiar with.
The second article again involved two groups of people. One group exercised every day over a given period, the second group imagined themselves exercising. At the end of the experiment, the group who had actually carried out the physical exercise had a 28% increase in muscle tone but the other group had an astonishing 24% increase through the power of thought alone.
To me this confirms a belief I have long held. You can become anyone and achieve anything if you just put your mind to it. If you can see it in your mind, if you can imagine it, you can become or have it. Great news for all of us who haven’t yet achieved all we want to!