As I was sitting at home this morning, gazing at my bookshelves, my eyes fixed on the distinctive blue and gold spine of A Course In Miracles. After a minute or so, I felt moved to pick it up and open it at a random page. It fell open at Lesson 152. The opening paragraph reads as follows: "The power of decision is my own. I cannot suffer loss unless it is my own decision. I cannot suffer pain … [Read more...] about The power of decision is my own
I’ve just returned from an entertaining and enlightening day in the presence of authors/coaches/inspirational speakers Robert Holden and Michael Neill. Among the many nuggets they shared with us was the following metaphor. If you were given the choice of a sophisticated computer with a huge hard drive that wasn’t connected to the Internet or a sleek laptop with a fast broadband connection, what … [Read more...] about Plug in to wisdom and surf the web of life
I had to get a rush-hour train this morning. This is something I rarely need to do, and usually manage to avoid, so it’s always fascinating to me to watch how other people behave on their way to work. It was cold, windy and wet in London so I wasn’t anticipating many happy, smiling faces. But what struck me was that everyone seemed to be in a hurry, whether or not they needed to be. … [Read more...] about Are you sick with hurry?
When we hear the word addiction, we usually think of drugs, or alcohol, or perhaps sex. But there is a whole range of addictions that may not be life-threatening but are far more commonplace. In fact, you might not even think of them as addictions, but try the following for size: Addiction to caffeine Addiction to being rightAddiction to watching televisionAddiction to neediness (also known as … [Read more...] about Is there a cure for destination addiction?
I keep a daily gratitude journal and have done so for a couple of years, using a simple website called Happy Rambles. They send me an email every day, I reply to it listing my gratitudes, then they store it for me in an online journal that I can view and search. I find it really has changed the way my brain works. From the moment I wake up in the morning, my brain is scanning for … [Read more...] about Things I’ve learned while being separated from my gratitude journal
“I pray for the courage to speak my unedited truth because I believe that otherwise I cannot be of true value to anyone else.” So speaks happiness expert Robert Holden in his book Success Intelligence. This is what he does before giving a talk - which he does about 100 times a year - when his mind is telling him stories about looking good and gaining acceptance from his audience. … [Read more...] about Don’t edit your truth