Wayne Dyer offers us a simple yet profound definition of enlightenment – simple, but not easy.
“If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is the quiet acceptance of what is.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
As simple as this definition seems to be, how often do you quietly accept what is? Instead, what do you say or do?
- I say things like “It’s not supposed to be this way.” “It should have been different.” “It should be this other way.”
- Instead of accepting how people are, I try various ways of trying to control them to get them to change and be the way I want them to be, or the way I think they should be. I explain, defend, complain, argue, blame, get angry, threaten, pout, give myself up, be extra loving and so on, rather than accept how they are.
- I tell myself lies regarding who someone is choosing to be. I say things like, “Underneath, he has a good heart,” rather than accept that the person is choosing to be abusive, or “I know she loves me,” rather than accept her lack of connection and attraction to me. I act as if my fantasy of someone is the reality, rather than accept the reality.
- I tell myself it’s my fault when others are unloving, rather than accept their choice to be unloving. I blame and shame myself, rather than accept who someone is choosing to be. I convince myself that if only I do things ‘right,’ or say things ‘right,’ I can get someone to change. Continue reading What is Enlightenment?
The six Gifts of Spirit are what life is all about. Watching this 1 minute movie, “The Gifts of Spirit,” will remind you of these incomparable gifts!
Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is a best-selling author of 8 books, relationship expert, and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® process – featured on Oprah, and recommended . . . → Read More: Inspirational Video – The Gifts of Spirit
I often hear from my clients that they feel overwhelmed. Generally, feeling overwhelmed means one of three things:
- Overwhelmed by their feelings
- Overwhelmed by time pressures
- Overwhelmed by how to do things ‘right’
The feeling of overwhelm is generally caused by how we are treating ourselves and what we are telling ourselves.
In my Skype session with Peter, he told me at the beginning of the session that he felt overwhelmed. Continue reading “I Feel Overwhelmed”
Frequently, when I start to work with a new client, they believe that loving their self is selfish. Nothing could be further from the truth. A more accurate definition of selfish is expecting others to give themselves up and do for you what you can and need to be doing for yourself.
Letting Others Off The Hook
How are others let off the hook when you love yourself? Let us count the ways!
• Others don’t need to read your mind when you are meeting many of your own needs, and asking outright when there is something you need help with.
• Others don’t need to hold back, be careful, or walk on eggshells when you are taking care of your own feelings. Continue reading When You Love Yourself, You Let Others Off the Hook
Do you have balance in your life? Do you sometimes forget to create balance? Watching this 1 minute movie, “Balance,” will remind you to remember!
Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is a best-selling author of 8 books, relationship expert, and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® process – featured on Oprah, and recommended by actress . . . → Read More: Inspirational Video: Balance