If you haven’t felt motivated to dive enthusiastically into 2017, you’re not alone. Many of us have been experiencing a general heaviness and lethargy during the first week of the new year. So, you can stop telling yourself you should be feeling more motivated or doing more. Putting that unnecessary pressure on yourself will only make you feel bad. And what's the point of that? It’s OK to start slow. Handle each day as it comes. As I mentioned last month, 2017 is the beginning of a new nine-year cycle. So, the choices you make and the patterns you establish this year will determine … [Read more...]
Learning to love the self is the grandest of all human lessons, and it's a key to our spiritual growth.
The end of year is full of distractions. And expectations. It’s easy to get lost in what advertisers, the media or your family members believe you should be doing or how you should be feeling. Unless it truly brings you joy and fills your heart, you don’t have to do what everyone else doing. In truth, this is one of the best times of year to focus on yourself. That’s right. Self-love. Be nice to yourself. Think good thoughts about yourself. Consciously do things that make you feel good. And if you’d like to give yourself a wonderful gift, give yourself credit for all you’ve … [Read more...]
As the calendar year winds down to its inevitable close, it’s the perfect time to look back on the previous 12 months through the lens of appreciation. Why? Because nothing else has the power to manifest more good things in your life than a serious session of appreciation. So, take a short break from the end-of-year madness and review your year. It doesn’t need to be a big project. Grab a pen and paper and just do it. Using the simple outline below, it took me only 25 minutes to review my year and feel pretty darn good about it. It’s easy to get started. Here’s how. Open up … [Read more...]
Do you sometimes compare who you are, what you have, and what you’ve accomplished with someone else? Of course you do. It’s human. The more important question is… When you draw these comparisons, how does it make you feel? Empowered? Inspired? Or does your self-esteem take a nose dive? These questions are at the heart of today’s video installment of Beyond the Veil. We constantly assess how we measure up to the people around us, even if we’re not consciously aware that we are. And when it comes to automatic behaviors, it’s usually helpful to take a step back and … [Read more...]