Thursday, November 26, 2009

Assessing (and Building) Your Belief System

>Discussing beliefs can be a sensitive process.

We all have them out of necessity; whether they are built by formal training, or just life experience, our beliefs provide the direction of our decision-making about everything.

Why are we so sensitive to discussing beliefs in general, let alone our own specific beliefs?

Many people feel that any discussion of belief systems can potentially lead to a questioning of the foundation for their lives. That certainly sounds scary and/ or offensive to most of us; it is a personal attack to some.

So, for those who have a belief system that provides all the foundation you want, you have no need to read further.

We are talking about a self-assessment not moral relativism. Many confuse the two and it is a topic too big for this blog. We will leave it to your own research to determine for yourselves.

But, most of us have been “Searchers” at some point in life. Oftentimes, this questioning is due to experiencing personal desperation on some level.

If you want a more satisfying outlook on life, you might consider examining your beliefs. We’ll discuss this further in our next blog entry.

Live well and start now.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Living on Auto-Pilot

Most of us have had the experience of feeling like we were not actively living our lives.

Instead, we have developed a comfortable routine that provides a nice rhythm to getting the work of daily life completed.

The work has to get done after all!

Kids, work, bills, responsibilities of all kinds, compete with what we really want. Weekends and vacations might be the only times we can feel our own personal rhythm.

So what would you do if you had unlimited time, resources (such as money), and energy?

Fantasy?! Maybe, but remembering what we want is also the basis of a plan that allows us to get what we want.

The work will still be there. The drudgery or loving efforts we make for others is still available to us.

Take the time to follow your curiosity, even in small ways. Notice your responses to your daily experiences.

Consider how you might get closer to those feelings that you find satisfying, pleasurable and exciting.

Move in the life direction that is most important to you. Find ways to get more of what you want and need emotionally.

It might be as simple as changing your routine or reading a unique book. Others cut there hair in a new way, take a class, or even join their local theater group.

Anything might be of value to you. Inspiration can be found in unlikely places.

Living well is up to you and you can do it.

Live well now.

Don't give up

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas Edison

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Live well.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Go Get It!

The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next.

The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing.

- Michael E. Gerber