Category: Inspirational

A Spiritual Retreat (Part 2 of 2)

Ready for a spiritual retreat? Please read the first article below:

A Spiritual Retreat (Part 1 of 2)

 

Continuation:

 

Consider the following things when looking for spiritual retreat venues:

  1. Talking about your feelings
  2. Your anger
  3. The world
  4. Your frustrations
  5. Your hopes
  6. Rekindle your relationship with God

Aims And Goals

A spiritual retreat aims to answer all these doubts. It will reassure you that God is certainly with us. God who is always guiding and protecting us from harm.

Like if your car has been bumped by another car and has left a deep dent on the back. You can be rest assured that God is still protecting you.

Since at least you were saved from any bodily harm. And that your car is just a material possession. That if you really work hard on it, you can actually still have it fixed. Or you can just buy a better and/or a newer model.

It will really enables you to become more objective when it comes to dealing with certain situations. Best, you will not get easily angry with others as well as with God.

Relaxation In Paradise

Still, there are those who go on to spiritual retreats hoping that they will be able to just have the time to reflect. Reflect on the things that they have done and let go of all regrets.

Regrets on the chances that they did not took as well all the wrong things that they have done. Because as the cliche goes, it’s all in the past.

A spiritual retreat is really meant for looking back on your past. Looking back in order to be able to have a better perspective of the future. You will find that you are equipped with your newfound faith in God as well as in yourself.

It is highly important that you should also be to finally let go of the things that have been bothering you in the past. Therefore not enabling you to live your life accordingly to God’s will.

 

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A Spiritual Retreat (Part 1 of 2)

Calm Your Mind And Spirit Through A Spiritual Retreat

Being overwhelmed

A lot of the busy people nowadays are actually really prone to undergoing all sorts of stress related activities. From high tailing it from one meeting to another. Or giving a presentation or a report that took weeks before it could be finished.

Such stressful activities can really be jarring on the nerves. For that reason why a lot of people become cranky. They would not care less about how they associate with other people anymore.

The best that you can do

Regain Self

When this happens and that person has already lost contact with his or her spiritual self. Even a good relationship with God, then it is really time to file for a vacation leave. It has lots of benefits.

Join a spiritual retreat wherein you will be able to calm your nerves and senses. You will be able to go back and think about the really important things in life.

Acknowledging people’s importance in your life. How you greatly appreciate their constant presence in your life. It will really be able to help you have a successful spiritual retreat.

Cater To Your Needs

When it comes to joining a spiritual retreat, you must consider the following things when trying to pick out from the various spiritual retreat venues. The ones that will really be able to cater to your spiritual needs. As well as will be able to foster your spiritual well-being.

There really are a lot of spiritual retreat venues that are available nowadays. Best for people who would just like to get away from it all. What is great about it is that you need not worry about being bored to your wits.

These spiritual retreats’ organizers have already made it possible. You will actually have a good time in their spiritual retreat programs.

 

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A Spiritual Retreat (Part 2 of 2)

Giving Your All

Giving

Is there anything better?

The act of giving your very best to the needy can likewise cultivate the best emotional satisfaction in your heart. Whatever form of help you extend, be it service or something of value, you will undoubtedly receive something better in return.

Is there anything better than a simple “thank you” that is meant with sincerity? Is there anything better than an appreciation that makes you feel needed and important?

Anything better than to see smiles on other people’s faces for having made them feel equally important and cared for?

Too many ways

If your physical resources are limited, you can put your talent or creativity to work. Your urge to help those in need should inspire you to find ways in accumulating resources to actualize your intention.

You can come up with ideas to generate more money through fund raising programs. You may also give more of your time doing volunteer service.

In the process of giving your all, your cooperation, attention, and entire being need not be strained. You may get physically exhausted; but emotionally, you will be charged with a heart full of compliments, making you feel all-important.

You will feel revitalized and invigorated. You will become more enthusiastic. All these occur because you love what you’re doing.

Sense of fulfillment

When you set your mind to work for a good cause, you are actually tapping and activating power that promotes health in every corner of your physical, psychological, and emotional being.

Your emotions will run high in a positive manner. You will feel sentimentally contented with what you are doing.

You will feel as though you’re the highest paid executive in the business; not because you’re being paid with money, but because you’re being paid with your own sense of fulfillment.

Oh yes………….when you give your all, the best will bounce back to you.

 

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Become The Star, Director, And Writer Of Your Future

Your future is in your hands

One of the secrets of success is to not work so hard with your physical body; instead, use your mind to work out the details of how to be the person you want to be. Are you motivated to spend 10 minutes a day envisioning the future you want to create for yourself?

By deliberately mentally rehearsing the experience of success in your mind, you can turn aspirations into realities. See yourself free from the old negative habits that have wasted your time, energy, and money.

Forget willpower for now and imagine yourself with positive behaviors. See yourself handling any challenging situation that normally triggers your old habits and see yourself using new strategies and doing it with ease.

Mental rehearsal

Success experts say your imagination is your own personal workshop of the mind. This is particularly true when you want to program yourself towards new habits of success.

Visualize Yourself as the Person You Want to Be with Mental Rehearsal.

Mental rehearsal is the most powerful way to tap into your creative process and overcome old behavior patterns.

It can be used in all areas of your life, from seeing yourself as a non smoker, seeing yourself as the weight and size you want to be, and even seeing yourself as calm during challenging times.

Mental rehearsal is a tool that can help you reduce the effects of stressful situations. Now you will be more resourceful, reducing the possibility of reverting to your old habits.

All areas in your life can benefit from imagery. It doesn’t matter what level your goals are on: physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.

Use visualization to improve your abilities

Because the body follows the mind, if you start seeing yourself in a different light, then your body will follow suit — maybe by not craving the things that hurt you, or by motivating you to exercise more.

It’s up to you to experiment. Who knows what miracles you can create in your life by using this powerful tool?

Counselors and therapists who recommend using mental rehearsal say it is the true key to tap your potential. Their research reveals that all of our skills are learned through the image-making process, whether it’s driving a car, reading a book, or changing a habit.

You use your mind to picture the activity before you actually perform it. Think of it like this: Your mind works like a movie projector, screening an endless reel of memories and scenes of situations both real and imagined.

You have the power to direct your movie projector (your mind) to reach your desired goals. Once you imagine something new for yourself, you begin to be flooded with ideas about how to realize that image.

All of this will come about when you have allowed yourself to break through your own worst limitation, what you believe are your capabilities.

 

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From I CAN’T To I CAN (Part 4 of 4)

We can change our attitude from I CAN’T to I CAN! Do not forget to read the previous parts of the article:

From I CAN’T To I CAN (Part 1 of 4)

From I CAN’T To I CAN (Part 2 of 4)

From I CAN’T To I CAN (Part 3 of 4)

 

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Will you think of some opportunity or possibility in your life right now that would require you to bring a can-do attitude? An attitude of assumed confidence rather than presumed incompetence?

For at least next week I encourage you to be on the lookout for signs of your inner “can’t” voice.

When you hear that voice whispering all the reasons why you can’t do something, begin to consciously and intentionally shift your focus to the much softer “can” voice.

Shift your perception from can’t to can, from fear to fun, from no to yes.

The Beginner’s Mind

In Buddhism there is a term, Beginner’s Mind that encourages practitioners to bring an empty mind, free of any preconceptions, to each new experience they encounter.

Bar the possibility of attaining that level of emptiness. I want to encourage you to cultivate and nurture an attitude and perception of optimism.

Take a moment, right now. Imagine how different your life if you approach it with a different attitude.

“I Can” instead of an attitude of “I Can’t” or even “I may be able to.”

Just imagine

Imagine that, like those little kids being guided down the slope by a nurturing, supportive ski instructor. You had been blessed with a “life instructor.”

The instructor who instilled in you the truth, the feeling, the knowledge that anything you want to do, you can!

How would that feel? How would that change the way you approach your life? If you knew that you could not fail, what project would you take on?

If you knew that you could only succeed at whatever you attempted, how would your life be different?

 

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