What to do? Buddhism and many other philosophies tell us that desires are the very things that will hamper us getting what we want. Law of Attraction (LOA) principles state you must desire, then ask for it, then be willing to receive it; and then there is the more traditional, Western approach to goal-setting, where you are encouraged to set a goal and do what it takes to achieve it. This is all so confusing! Who is right? Well, my answer is all and none of them. Continue reading →
I can’t say that!
That’s not true, though.
That’s just silly.
No, I won’t say that!
How can I say one thing while believing another?
These are all responses I have heard recently from one source or another when the person has been faced with saying a positive affirmation as a way to begin to counteract a belief they would rather not have. Here’s an example:
Negative Belief: I never have enough time to do all that I want to do. Positive Affirmation: I always have enough time to do what I want to do. Continue reading →
It’ s funny, isn’ t it, how the human race behaves as if it knows what is going to be happening from minute to minute. Most of us do this, most of the time. It is understandable of course, as there is a certain rhythm to life in that the sun rises and sets, the trees lose their leaves and then they grow again, and the sea continues to roll onto the shores of the beach, wave after wave. There are variations of course, in that sometimes we don’ t see the sun for the clouds, the leaves may fall earlier or later, and the waves may be bigger or smaller. But on the whole, there is some sense of
So I think we can forgive ourselves for behaving as if we know what is going to happen in the next minute! The trouble with this idea only comes when plans are made and then circumstances occur to thwart us in the delivery of the plans. Continue reading →