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Be Happy (Part 1 of 2)

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Almost everyone have heard the hit single Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin. The song has a very catchy way of conveying its message of being happy to everyone. Bobby McFerrin‘s simple message surely made a lot of people by telling them not to worry.

Living a happy, resilient and optimistic life is wonderful, and is also good for your health. Being happy actually protects you from the stresses of life. Stress is linked to top causes of death such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.

‘The only thing in life that will always remain the same is change’

 – Bobby McFerrin

 

In our life we have the power to make the necessary changes if we want to. Even if we find ourselves in an unbearable situation we can always find solace in the knowledge that it too would change.

Social networks or relationships are essential to happiness. People are different, accept people for who or what they are, avoid clashes, constant arguments, and let go of all kinds of resentments.

If arguments seem unavoidable still try and make an effort to understand the situation and you might just get along with well with

It is everywhere

Happiness is actually found in everyone, increasing it is a way to make a life more wonderful and also more healthy.

To be happy is relatively easy, just decide to be a happy person. Abraham Lincoln observed that most people for most of the time can choose how happy or stressed, how relaxed or troubled, how bright or dull their outlook to be. The choice is simple really, choose to be happy.

There are several ways by which you can do this

Being grateful is a great attitude

We have so much to be thankful for. Thank the taxi driver for bringing you home safely, thank the cook for a wonderful dinner and thank the guy who cleans your windows.

Also thank the mailman for bringing you your mails, thank the policeman for making your place safe and thank God for being alive.

 

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Be Happy (Part 2 of 2)

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Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 1 of 4)

A path to inner peace

Throughout history, meditation has been an integral part of many cultures. Records indicate that meditation was practiced in ancient Greece and India more than 5,000 years ago.

In the Buddhist religion, meditation is an important part of their spiritual practice. Different forms of meditation also practice in China and Japan, and Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have traditions similar to meditation.

The word meditation comes from the Latin ‘meditari’ which means: exercise, turn something over in one’s mind, think, consider. Its definition is “consciously directing your attention to alter your state of mind.”

The alternative therapy

Meditation is one of the proven alternative therapies that in recent years have been classified under the mind-body medicine therapies.

It is continuing to gain popularity, as more and more health experts believe that there is more to the connection between mind and body than modern medicine can explain.

Meditation aids the immune system and improve brain activity, according to researchers.

More and more doctors are prescribing meditation as a way to lower blood pressure, improve exercise performance, for people with angina, to help people with asthma to breathe easier, to relieve insomnia, and generally relax everyday stresses of life.

Many hospitals now offer meditation classes for their patients because of the health benefits. All promote physiological health and well-being.

For spiritual growth, now for managing stress

Traditionally, meditation is use for spiritual growth. Recently, it become a valuable tool for managing stress and finding a place of peace, relaxation, and tranquility in a demanding fast-paced world.

Benefits resulting from meditation include: physical and emotional healing; easing stress, fear, and grief; improved breathing; developing intuition; deep relaxation; exploring higher realities; finding inner guidance; unlocking creativity; manifesting change; emotional cleansing and balancing; and deepening concentration and insight.

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Meditation elicits many descriptive terms: stillness, silence, tranquility, peace, quiet, and calm. All counter stress and tension.

 

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Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 2 of 4)

Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 3 of 4)

Meditation: A Path To Inner Peace (Part 4 of 4)

Live Abundantly (Part 1 of 2)

Many of us are bowed down by life – stressed, short of time, tired, on a treadmill. We know that this isn’t the way to live, but not knowing how to free ourselves up to live more fully, more abundantly. There are simple things we can do. They don’t take time or money, but they take a change of attitude.

Below are the things we can do

Be totally financially honest

If you are not, this implies that there is not enough for you to have everything you need without dishonesty.

Create a vacuum so that more good things can flow into it

Don’t fill your life up with things you don’t really want. Ask yourself if you want each thing before you buy it. Don’t have abundant rubbish. Live abundantly by seeking out the things and experiences that work for you in your core being.

Tithing is often associated with religion, but it is also possible to tithe in a non-religious context

This seems a really important aspect of living abundantly. Every time you freely give money away, you are implying that you are confident that more will come. This is a BIG positive affirmation with a lot of power behind it.

The traditional amount is 10% of your income. I’ve recommended this to lots of people. Then they’ve told me that when they do this, magically, they seem to have more.

I started with 10% but now I’ve increased it. I’ve discovered that the more I give away the more I get back. It then results to a happier and more abundantly I live.

Being grateful for what you already have

Focusing on the good that is already in your life. It’s easy to think about what you don’t have. But spend some time each day thinking about what you do have. Start each day by thinking of 5 things that you are grateful for – and express this out loud.

 

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Secrets For Stress-Free Living (Part 4 of 4)

Do not miss out the first, second and third part.

 

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It is important to limit your own responsibilities to prevent emotions like lack of self-worth etc. Remain present and in attendance to your own needs first and you will always give others your best, automatically.

You are not your accomplishments

Understand that you are not your accomplishments. What you do and don’t do, your beliefs, ideas, possessions, are nothing to do with who you really are. They are the baggage you have picked up along the way.

They are nothing to do with the spiritual you who wants to feel good. Stay connected to peace. Lose your ego, and take this attitude of freedom with you in your everyday life.

The journey is the destination

Many times we say “If only I had x, then I would be happy”. Or “I’ll be happy when I’ve got this…”

As you go into the world and experience the contrast of your likes and dislikes, through your everyday experiences, so a new want is born. Then comes struggle in the journey towards its manifestation.  It contains all the stresses and strains you wish to rid yourself of. Understand this: you’ll never get it done.

The journey itself towards your wants shows you new elements of contrast.  It got new possibilities, new likes and dislikes, that change and alter your path. Thus your job here is not to get caught up in the end result but to ensure you enjoy the journey along the way, regardless of your goal.

Your everyday journey contains all the same underlying experiences, emotions, and full-body feelings that you seek from your end goal. The journey is the destination. So enjoy it.

Bringing it all together

So how do we overcome the various stress blocks to pull greater peace and abundance towards us? Once the biggest unconscious blocks are resolve, your intentions, ambitions, passion will feel that much free to move towards you, automatically and effortlessly.

Circumstances and people appear in your life from nowhere and events begin aligning themselves, as the universe conspires with you, to realize your passion.

 

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Secrets For Stress-Free Living (Part 3 of 4)

Do not miss out the first and second part.

 

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Being in the present moment is the only way you can make an emotional connection to what it is that you want. Therefore begin the process of it becoming attracted to you in future present moments.

This type of emotional alignment cannot be achieved when your thoughts are in the future or past. “But how much do I need to be in the present moment? I have all this stuff to do.”

You must be in the present moment to have enough fully-loaded, pleasurable, positive full body feelings. Being present will begin the process of its automatic attraction to you. Living with your thoughts at a future or past moment in time, is entirely redundant in the process of being free of stress, and attracting what you want into your life.

You can never be enough to

You can never be sorry enough to change this problem situation. It is only when you love yourself that you have that love to radiate to others. When you are allowing the abundance to flow to you, then have the ability to gift it to others.

Giving your energy in any form to others, is the fastest route to the emotional poorhouse. Whether it is love, forgiveness, agreement, or any energy, when your cup is not already brimming over. If you want to help others, you must first help yourself.

Others easily see through empty gestures, compliments, or favors; and, such gestures only hide you from your own emotional impoverishment/malnutrition. They are not useful, and serve no purpose in enhancing your life or others’.

Be selfish enough to line up with your intentions

This is important because it is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer others. If your own energy tank is not full, you have no business looking after the tanks of others.

 

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