We live in stressful times. Each one of us has our own struggles in life. Everyone, at some point or other, in their lives, is looking for ways to increase their happiness, sense of peace, and to create as balanced a life as is possible. Spirituality, for most people, plays some role in their understanding of their journey in this life. Key on this journey of life is learning to forgive – to forgive yourself and to forgive others. What is forgiveness? What makes forgiveness so important? Life Coach, A.J. Mahari, interviewed David S. Wilde to mine his wisdom and experience on this topic. A central ingredient in all healing and well-being.
Paradox is balance. Be open to dissenting views and opinions knowing that they do not have to change yours or invalidate yours. Each to their own. You have as much right to your beliefs and feelings as anyone else has to theirs.
In the process of our own self growth and personal development we are all at varying stages of awakening to our evolutionary enlightenment. Do you seem to be going through the motions in your life? Do you feel like you need and want much more out of life? Do you find yourself wondering – Is this all there is? Do you feel like you are truly awake, aware, and involved in each here-and-now moment of your life as it unfolds or do feel like your life is passing you by?
It is the serendipity of paradox that creates the sacred spiritual wonder that supports individual awakening to enlightenment that enables healing and recovery. Life Coach, A.J. Mahari, stressed the importance of finding one’s authenticity, empowering yourself and engaging the Law of Attraction in action in your life. Serendipity and purpose is all around you. Radical acceptance, mindfulness, and taking personal responsibility can and will help you to open to the infinite possibilities the universe offers you. Choice is everything. Choosing wisely and effectively involves the serendipity of paradox that is a catalyst for and of enlightenment. Enlightenment is a personal journey. It is not a destination.
Society, especially media, television and movies, sets out unrealistic expectations of people in general but more specifically women when it comes to the issue of how much one weighs. Oprah now says she isn’t going to be so focused on being thin. but that she will be more focused on being healthy and strong.
Change is the only thing that really does paradoxically stay the same. Change is a staple in our lives – it is a constant to varying degrees, or at least in certain stages of our lives.
Every emotional cloud in life truly does have a silver lining. The essential way to be as aware as you can of the silver lining in each and every emotional cloud in your life is to live in the here and now.
Because women possess an innate ability to perceive an expanded range of feelings, thoughts, and experiences, we are adept at consciously handling several things at once. That doesn’t mean you don’t get frazzled and frustrated. It does mean you can feel even better and more productive by attentively, purposely, and nonjudgmentally staying in the present moment.
Over the course of a riveting 75-minute discussion of the birth of Gandhian non-violent activism, I found myself becoming increasingly distressed as I watched students cruising Facebook, checking out the NY Times, editing photo collections, texting, reading People Magazine, shopping for jeans, dresses, sweaters, and shoes on Ebay, Urban Outfitters and J. Crew, reorganizing their social calendars, emailing on Gmail and AOL, playing solitaire, doing homework for other classes, chatting on AIM, and buying tickets on Expedia (I made a list because of my disbelief). From my perspective in the back of the room, while Dalton vividly described desperate Indian mothers throwing their children into a deep well to escape the barrage of bullets, I noticed that a girl in front of me was putting her credit card information into Urban Outfitters.com. She had finally found her shoes!