Do you remember your first time trying to ride a bike without the training wheels? Your first day of school? Or the first time you asked a girl or a boy to go on a date with you?
Try to remember that exact moment. How did you feel? Anxious, nervous, scared?
I’m sure you felt at least a little uncomfortable, but you did it anyway!
So why is it so hard to overcome our fears as adults?
Society, books, Hollywood movies and even our parents have made us believe that bravery, fearlessness and heroism are synonyms of courage.
But being courageous is far more than that.
The word courage comes from the Latin word cor, which means heart. And what this tells us is that courage comes from our hearts.
Think about things like…
Giving birth to a baby.
Walking down the aisle on your wedding day.
Ending a relationship.
Quitting a job.
Have you ever heard the story of Viktor Frankl?
Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor.
Viktor spent 3 years in different concentration camps and during this time he saw his mother, father, brother and wife die out of starvation, disease and in gas chambers. His food, his clothes, his work, his dignity, everything was taken away from him, except for one thing:
After his liberation he wrote the famously known book: “Man’s search for meaning” and he promised he would teach people what true freedom really was. And he did so.
Frankl also developed a therapy called logotherapy, through which he taught the concepts of the desire to find a meaning in life and free will. And to this day, this therapy still helps people with PTSD.
But why am I telling you about Viktor Frankl?
Well, because sometimes we need to be reminded that no matter...
I once heard a story of a man called Michael.
Michael was at a personal development seminar and he was asked to walk around the room and introduce himself to at least one person, and share the story of his life.
So he introduces himself to a guy and says…
Hello, my name is Michael and what brought me here is that 20 years ago I had an accident that changed the course of my life. This accident made me so ill I almost died.
I was in a coma and when I woke up my bones were broken, I went through lots of surgeries and I became very depressed because the people I thought would be there for me, weren’t. I was in pain.
The guy responds: “I’m sorry Michael but I don’t think that’s true.”
Michael looks at him confused and says… “What do you mean? I’m telling you the story of my life.”
The other man tells him: “Just give it another try.”
Michael tries again:...
When you don’t know how to master the mind, when you don’t know how to use the mind as a tool, the mind uses you. This is why it’s so important to understand why the mind is how it is!
I once had a very profound experience where I was able to enter into my mind and ask myself a few questions, to which I received some very profound answers.
My mind said…
You know what? I love you so much. I’m working with what I have but if you give me more elegant information I’m going to be reacting in a more elegant way.
Now, let me tell you something about the mind.
The mind is all about keeping us alive in this world and lots of thoughts emerge as a result of this task that the mind has.
90% of the thoughts you’re thinking today, you’re going to think about them tomorrow and the next day, and the next day.
We live in a residual of thoughts and that’s why we wake up every...
If right now you are in a moment in your life where there's a lot of uncertainty, anxiety, or overwhelm, I have something for you.
Reverend Michael Beckwith says:
“When you stand and throw your hands up in the air and say ‘I don't know’, you are in a space of power.”
I believe that being open to learning, and having what I call a beginner's mindset, can create miracles in your life.
So my invitation for you is to adopt a beginner's mindset with these three steps:
It is through curiosity that you can tap into new teachings, ideas and possibilities. Leave worry aside and let curiosity take its place.
Ask yourself things like…
How can this work for me?
What can I learn?
How can I grow?
Become the student of life. Learn as if you never knew anything.
It's so easy to be judgmental of ourselves, of our own unfoldment and of the things we do....
Do you want to connect with your soul on a deeper level? Is this part of your new year's intentions, but you don't know how to begin?
If you're thinking… Yes, that's me! Keep on reading, I have something for you.
Questions are one of my favorite things. I know it may sound a bit weird but questions, when they are of high vibration, can ignite our soul's desires. They can launch us into dreaming without limitations.
A few days ago a dear client asked me, how can I have more constructive conversations with people? And I said, ask high quality questions.
If you want to have more powerful conversations, to gain clarity about what you want in life, and to deepen your connection to your soul, ask yourself these 3 questions.
1. Without limitations, what do you want in your life?
We are so used to playing small, to seeing the circumstances and the facts and using all that against us. But how about you give yourself permission to play with the idea...
Barbara Marx said:
“Crisis is an evolutionary driver. Before something new happens the system totally breaks down, and that breakdown is a signal that is allowing something new to breakthrough. If you have evolutionary eyes, you notice that things are breaking through all at once. If we say yes to breaking through, we will find ourselves in the next state of our evolution.”
If you've ever felt like something or everything, is breaking down in your life, that's a clear indicator that something new is trying to emerge. And although this is a synonym of growth, the chaos and crisis it generates put us in survival mode, and that can be very unsettling, even painful.
So how can we confront chaos and crisis so it doesn't feel like we're merely trying to survive?
By looking at it from a different lens.
I had a beautiful conversation with some very resilient and inspiring people who shared their insights on exactly how to look at chaos and crisis from a different...