It is easy to become overwhelmed by negativity these days. Natural disasters, global wars and a sinking economy not only envelop the news around the world, but also have a direct effect on our daily lives.
Family, friends, jobs, and home life are seriously afflicted with the bombardment of depressing, frustrating happenings every day. It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of actually attracting more negativity.
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I am sure many of you have heard of Uri Geller, he became famous in the 1970′s showing the world how powerful the mind could be if utalised. He is most famous for bending spoons with his mind, or growing seeds in his hand. I am not going to try to get you to believe that all he does is true. You have your own mind and it is up to you to decide for yourself.
I met him in person several years ago and the one thing that stood out for me was his steeliness, I have not met anyone else so assured mentally, his eyes and his presence was of a man who gets what he asks for. Something that comes in very handy when your job is mental work.
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We all have the ability to think, some of us think more than others, but in general our thought processes are similar. If I think about a city I have visited for instance. I will picture the landmarks I have visited, I will remember, often with feelings attached if I was sad or happy. Sometimes I can see and feel in my mind a scene clearly, sometimes it becomes hazy and is more thought and memory than pictures.
I am sure you all have varying degrees of picturing in your mind. You may picture and even taste in your mind what you are thinking of having for dinner. Or you may think about the play you are going to see at the theatre that evening, picturing the theatre in your mind, or you will guess what the characters will be like, just the same way you create a character from a book in your mind.
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I am sure if asked, we have all been guilty at some point in our lives of saying something inappropriate. Or of speaking impulsively, without thinking. For the majority of people I believe this is not done with any real intention of offending. But for some individuals, it can be a trait that they pride themselves in. One of speaking ‘plainly’, without using the filter of their minds to consider, if what they are about to say will hurt someone’s feelings, or give offense. Indeed, they may believe that it is a quality to be admired. I have often heard the expression used. “Well, people will always know where they stand with me, as I always speak my mind”.
The question I would ask you to consider is this. Is speaking your mind, or being blunt, without worrying about how what you say will be received by someone else. Something you would like to cultivate more in your life? It may be that you are someone who is not very confident.
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A forward thinking person, is someone who not only can be defined as an individual who plans for the future. But could also be described as a ‘Visionary’. Someone who believes they have a purpose in life. Or has a vision they believe in for the future. A future that they would like to see, come to fruition. This vision can stretch from encompassing themselves and their loved ones. To the whole world.
Spiritually, we often talk about not living in the past or worrying about the future. That the only thing that is of real importance, is what is happening here and now, in the present. While I believe this to be true from a mindfulness and awareness of life point of view. It does not mean that we cannot make plans for the future.
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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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