You must free your mind of all distractions, you cannot focus unless you and your mind are in the present moment. It is no good thinking about what you will have for dinner, or worrying about the argument you had earlier with the next door neighbour. Let it all go, so as you can be left alone with your own thoughts.
This may seem scary for some, as not everyone is used to spending time alone with their thoughts, many of you will have busy lives, or you may be worried that if you think too much, you will open a doorway to some hidden trauma held deep within your mind.
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Every now and again everyone should take time out, just to pause for thought. Taking part in daily reflections allows one to ascertain their progress in the journey on planet Earth. Sometimes it is necessary to step back, relax and reflect on the various areas of one’s life to see where one where will go forward. What are the best decisions with your future in mind? There are questions that need to be asked of oneself before the answers for tomorrow can be presented. The great thing about the Universe is that once you ask a question, the answer is instantly summoned.
For instance, what brought you to where you are today? How did you manifest your latest relationship? How did you end up where you are, with regard to career? What have you done to maintain good health?
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If asked, the majority of people will admit to regularly having to deal with problems in their daily lives. Some will be easier to deal with then others. Practical every day problems such as getting a home appliance fixed or replaced can be simple. So can arranging for the car to be repaired if it has broken down. These types of problems are straight forward, although often annoying and time consuming. Unlike other problems that can happen in life, that come out of the blue and are not so easy to fix.
Problem solving can fall into more then one category. But the techniques we can use to solve them will be similar. For example. A good way to approach most problems it is helpful to:-
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When you decide to further develop your spirituality, it is good to keep a daily journal. There are many things you can write in this journal; however, the main thing is that you update it, at least once, each day.
When you write down your daily reflections, it is probably best to do this before you go to bed; this is because you can give yourself some quiet time to think about the things that happened during the day and record them in your journal. You don’t need to write down every little detail, such as what you had for breakfast. The idea is to really think about why things happened and how they made you feel.
Some professions encourage employees to keep a reflective diary, so that they can learn from their mistakes and do more of what works. When you write down your daily reflections, it allows you to think about why you’ve made mistakes and how you can improve things in the future. Your journal is also a permanent record of things that are happening in your life, so you can see any patterns. We often repeat the same patterns in our lives when we have a lesson to learn. If you notice that you keep spending all your money a week after getting paid, you can use your journal to reflect on why this keeps happening. What lesson do you need to learn from this? How can you do things differently.
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The mind is a very powerful thing. It is made up of two parts: the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious mind is the part you know you are using. When you are calculating a sum or talking to a friend, you are fully aware of what you are doing. The subconscious mind is the part that is responsible for our intuition, our dreams and where we store all of our long-term memories.
The subconscious mind is more powerful than you might think. It contains, not only memories, but negative or limiting beliefs that you’ve picked up during childhood. These limiting beliefs are things that you believe about certain things or situations that can have a negative effect on your life, without you being consciously aware of them. The strongest limiting beliefs were imprinted on your subconscious when you were just a small child. You wouldn’t have even been aware of it, at the time. These beliefs came from authority figures such as parents or teachers. You may have heard these people say things and, because you trusted these people, you believed these things. One example is a parent constantly telling you that ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’. You may think this is a harmless phrase that doesn’t mean anything; however, if you were constantly told this as a child, it could be the reason you have no money now.
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Wisdom is not about book learning, nor is it instantly obtainable. Indeed, wisdom defies exact definition for to define it too tightly would be to curtail the breadth of its potential for self-growth. Wisdom comes with time, experience, and the willingness to maintain an open-mind about the world around us and all its people.
While wisdom accumulates over the years, it requires constant filtering to remove the prejudices and bias that we also accumulate, as well a constant reflection and a willingness to challenge one’s own beliefs and values. Confucius once said that “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest”
So how can we become more wise?
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