Archive | febrero, 2013

Laura Gutman y Rolando Graña parte1

27 Feb

Entrevista donde Laura Gutman habla sobre la maternidad, cuidados maternos y mas…

El instinto materno ¿existe?

27 Feb

El “instinto” de proteger, cuidar, nutrir y amparar a un hijo, sólo puede manifestarse en la medida que ese hijo exista y tengamos una relación amorosa con él. Ahora bien ¿necesitamos el instinto materno para quedar embarazadas? No, definitivamente no tienen nada que ver una cosa con la otra. Quedamos embarazadas porque somos fértiles, porque hemos tenido contacto sexual con un hombre y porque hace parte de la naturaleza humana. El instinto aparece más tarde, cuando el niño nace. A partir de ese momento, hay un bebe necesitado de cuidados maternos que despierta nuestra capacidad de amar.

Pero, una vez que el niño ha nacido, ¿siempre aparece el instinto materno? ¿Por qué muchas madres no sentimos “eso” en relación a nuestros hijos? Porque nuestra capacidad de protegerlo y ampararlo depende de la represión sexual que hemos vivido a lo largo de toda nuestra vida, del desamparo en el que hemos permanecido sometidas durante nuestra infancia y de la moral, el autoritarismo afectivo y la rigidez que aún hoy persisten y hacen parte de nuestra manera de ser. Es decir, una vez que tenemos al niño real en brazos, nos encontraremos con nuestra capacidad o incapacidad de cuidarlo, según nuestra historia emocional pasada, de la que generalmente no tenemos un claro registro. De todas maneras, la función maternante se puede aprender buscando referentes externos, siempre y cuando reconozcamos que nos resulta difícil responder a las demandas del niño pequeño.

En todos los zoológicos del mundo, se sabe que cualquier mamífera hembra criada en cautiverio, tendrá pocas chances de concebir y dar a luz a su cría. Luego, si lo logra, difícilmente “la reconozca” como propia y posiblemente tenga dificultades para amamantarla y protegerla. Pero los cuidadores del zoológico la ayudarán, y la cría normalmente sobrevivirá. Lamento estas comparaciones, pero a las mujeres nos sucede algo parecido: atravesamos los embarazos totalmente despojadas de nuestro saber interior y luego parimos en cautiverio: atadas, pinchadas, amenazadas y apuradas. Entonces lógicamente, inmediatamente después de producido el nacimiento, nos sucede que desconocemos a nuestra cría. Las madres tenemos que hacer un esfuerzo intelectual para reconocer a ese hijo como propio, con la culpa y la vergüenza de pensar internamente que quizás no poseemos ese valioso “instinto materno”.

¿Puede una madre tener una fluidez extraordinaria para responder intuitivamentea las necesidades del bebe? Sí, claro, ¡pero tiene que provenir de una infancia ideal! Si hemos recibido suficiente amparo, contacto corporal, palabras cariñosas, mirada exclusiva, pechos, disponibilidad emocional y explicaciones a lo largo de toda nuestra infancia, es mucho más probable que respondamos instintivamente a las demandas del niño pequeño. Caso contrario, necesitaremos apoyos externos que nos guíen hacia el amor, y nos liberen de los prejuicios.

Please! Listening to Your Inner Voice

25 Feb

By Joan Sotkin

Just about everyone I have ever spoken to about hearing an inner voice has said that at some point in their life, they got a message, in one form or another to do something that seemed out of the ordinary. It might have been to take a particular turn off a road, change flights, go into a store without knowing why or call someone they had a strong feeling about.

At other times, they had a strong knowing such as who was calling when the phone rang or that something had happened to a loved one or acquaintance. Or, there can be a “gut feeling” that taking a particular action will be beneficial.

All of these are examples of intuitive thoughts or feelings. People with various beliefs will attribute the “messages” to different sources such as God, angels, The Universe, Spirit, etc. For our purposes here, I’m going to refer to it as your Inner Voice. 

Your inner voice is not the critical parent, compulsive spender, addictive personality or angry perpetrator inside of your head. Your Inner Voice comes from the part of you that can see the bigger picture and helps guide you towards your true life expression. Your Inner Voice understands its connection to the All There Is and feels the oneness of all creation.

The inner voice does not shout, it speaks from a point of silence deep within you. It sometimes speaks through signs and symbols. It’s purpose is to gently guide you through your life lessons.

Because it is a subtle voice, you have to be still in order to hear it. A head that is cluttered with extraneous thoughts, worry, fear, resentment, longing, desire, or ongoing grief won’t hear it through the noise. If, somehow, it does filter through, you probably won’t recognize it or follow its direction.

The Advantage of Listening to The Voice

Although it takes some practice to hear your Inner Voice on a regular basis, there are great advantages in doing so. Here are a few:

You will save a lot of time and energy by not pursuing ego-driven ideas and desires.

Because you have to be still in order to hear your Inner Voice, you will greatly reduce your stress levels and improve your health.

Your trust levels will increase, which leads to improved relationships with yourself and others

You will open yourself to having what you need seem to just show up. You can stop pushing your life forward and let it unfold, leaving more time and energy for pure enjoyment.

If you are an investor or trader, you will make much wiser investment and/or trading decisions.

You can increase your money flow by getting in touch with your true creative Self.

There’s more. But these would seem to be reason enough to look further into methods of improving your Inner Voice listening skills.

Developing Your Inner Voice Listening Skills

If you don’t hear your benevolent inner voice, it is not because it isn’t there. It’s part of your basic human equipment. Everyone has one. It is a valuable resource and works best for those who cultivate a relationship with it.

In this short article, I can only outline some steps you can take to begin to develop your listening skills. Each of these steps could probably be a chapter in a book. But, hopefully, you’ll be pointed in the right direction.

Spend quiet time with yourself every day. Even a 10-minute session can have great benefit. If you don’t meditate, start with the Watching the River Exercise on our site that will help you quiet your mind.

 Create a system for communicating with your inner voice. Some people use a pendulum or muscle testing. Here’s a suggestion: Hold something up to your abdomen that you are quite sure is something that your body will like, such as an apple or some very green lettuce. Tune into yourself and see if you can feel a lightness. For me, my head goes back, indicating something favorable.

Then, hold something that you know is not good for your body such as a candy bar or soda pop. As you hold it against your abdomen, see if you can sense a different feeling. One that is heavier than the first experience. For me, my head falls forward.

Now, hold something up to your abdomen that you aren’t sure about, such as a particular supplement or an herb or salt. See what kind of feeling you get. Do this with a number of different items.

As you become more attuned to this inner part of you, you can develop a more sophisticated system. I find that if I ask a question or am trying to figure something out, I’ll often get a direct answer, usually during my quite time, or someone will show up or something will happen so I have my answer.

Find out who is talking in your head. If you hear a lot of negative feedback, complaining or criticism, think about where those thoughts are coming from. Is a critical parent still living in your head supporting negative beliefs about who you are and what you can accomplish? Do you often hear the words should, ought must and can’t?

Create a benevolent supporter in your head. When you do something, no matter how trivial, say to yourself, “You’re doing a great job!” When you look in the mirror, tell yourself that you are fine, just the way you are. If there is something that you really want to do but the critical parent in your head won’t allow it, do it. This opens the way for positive feedback and constructive “instructions” from your Inner Voice.

Take a chance. When you get a positive message from deep inside, take a chance and trust it. If you are feeling guided to do something that can’t hurt you in any way but can only help if you, have the courage to follow the directions, do it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

 Be willing to change. Even if your inner voice was shouting instructions, if you aren’t willing to change and move your life in a positive direction — one step at a time — nothing it says will mean anything. You have to be willing to let go of all of the baggage you are carrying around and move towards a positive, prosperity consciousness.

El Maestro Confucio y sus enseñanzas

23 Feb

EL AMADO CONFUCIO, conocido por sus contemporáneos como el MAESTRO K’UNG,…nació en 511 A.C. Su lugar de nacimiento fue el pueblo de CWUEH en el Estado de LU, de donde la familia se había mudado desde el ducado de SUNG, donde ellos eran parientes de la casa reinante. Se puede relacionar la familia de CONFUCIO con-soberano HANG TI, quien reino en el año 2.697 A.C. Su padre conocido Como un soldado se casó dos veces. CONFUCIO era el niño del segundo matrimonio.

Sus propias palabras dibujan el crecimiento y el desarrollo de su intelecto y genio. A los 15 años él nos dice: “Mi MENTE ESTABA ENFOCADA EN APRENDER,…A LOS 30 años YO ESTABA FIRME; A LOS 40 años ESTABA LIBRE DE ILUSIONES; A LOS 50 AÑOS INTENTE SEGUIR LAS LEYES DE LA PROVINCIA; A LOS 60 MIS OÍDOS ERAN ATENTOS A LA VERDAD; A LOS 70 PUDE SEGUIR LAS SEÑALES DE MI CORAZON SIN EXAGERAR.”

 

R. DIMSDALE STOCKER nos dice que CONFUCIO se casó cuando tenía solamente 19 años, y tuvo un hijo y dos hijas. Cuando tenía 50 años, entró en la vida política siendo nombrado gobernador de CHUNG TU. Habiendo previamente establecido una reputación como un maestro y moralista, subió todavía más alto en la estimación del público hasta que por fin llegó a ser un ídolo a los ojos de la gente.

Esta posición la ocupó por un corto período, ya que tuvo que renunciar a ella y empezó un período de exilio en donde pasaba de estado a estado.

Pero sus seguidores y discípulos atestiguaron que, aún en la hora de adversidad y derrota el coraje y serenidad del Maestro no lo abandonaron. Su transición tuvo lugar en el 479 A.C.

 

Las principales doctrinas de Confucio quedaron recogidas en las Analectas. Las Analectas son unos escritos realizados por sus seguidores años después de la muerte de Confucio. En ellas se recogen una serie de charlas que Confucio dio a sus discípulos así como las discusiones que mantuvieron entre ellos. En chino, analectas significa literalmente “discusiones sobre las palabras (de Confucio)”. Durante dos mil años, las Analectas han sido parte de los estudios de las escuelas chinas ya que se consideraba que ningún hombre podía llegar aun buen nivel moral y de inteligencia sin conocer la obra de Confucio .De estas Analectas se extraen la mayoría de los pensamientos y citas más conocidas de Confucio.

 

A CONTINUACION MENCIONAMOS ALGUNAS DE SUS SENTENCIAS:

 

  1. 1.   Ver lo que es correcto, y no hacerlo, es falta de valor.
  2. 2.   Haz de tu principal objetivo el ser concienzudo y sincero.

3. La sinceridad es el camino al Cielo. El requerimiento de la sinceridad pertenece al hombre.

4. El hombre superior practica, antes de predicar.

5. Cuando tengas defectos, no vaciles en abandonarlos.

6. El que espera mucho de él mismo y poco de los demás, evitará que los demás lo odien.

7. Los sabios no tienen dudas, los virtuosos no tienen penas, los valientes no tienen temores

8. No hagas a los demás lo que a ti no te gusta que te hagan.

9. Cuando estés trabajando para otros, que sea con el mismo entusiasmo que sí estuvieras trabajando para ti mismo.

10. Si actos de bondad no son acumulados, son insuficientes para dar su estampa de reputación. Si actos de maldad no son acumulados, no son suficientes para destruir tu reputación.

11. Haz que los que están cerca de ti sean felices, y los que están lejos vendrán.

12.- “No todos los hombres pueden ser grandes, pero pueden ser buenos.

13.- “Aprender sin pensar es inútil. Pensar sin aprender, peligroso.”

14.- “Los vicios vienen como pasajeros, nos visitan como huéspedes y se quedan como amos.”
15.- “Aquél que procura asegurar el bienestar ajeno, ya tiene asegurado el propio.”

16.- “Cuando el objetivo te parezca difícil, no cambies de objetivo; busca un nuevo camino para llegar a él.”

17.- ”Debes tener siempre fría la cabeza, caliente el corazón y larga la mano.”
18.- “Hay tres caminos que llevan a la sabiduría: La imitación, el más sencillo; la reflexión, el más noble; y la experiencia, el más amargo”.

19.-  “La venganza eterniza los odios.”

20.- “Un caballero se avergüenza de que sus palabras sean mejores que sus actos.”

 

Invocación

AMADO MAESTRO CONFUCIO: TE AMO, TE BENDIGO Y TE AGRADEZCO TU SERVICIO A NUESTRA TIERRA PORTANTOS SIGLOS. AYUDANOS A TODOS A SENTIR ESA GRAN REVERENCIA POR TODA VIDA QUE TIENES TU Y EL

AMOR QUE AYUDA A LIBERAR. GRACIAS AMADO MAESTRO CONFUCIO.

   APELACIÓN AL BIEN AMADO MAESTRO CONFUCIO.
   Amado Confucio, ¡Te damos gracias por tu amor! Dótanos con tu Poder del Silencio   para ayudar a atraer en Paz el Plan Divino de Dios para la Edad Dorada.

En nombre de mi Presencia Divina YO SOY, apelo al Bien Amado Maestro Confucio por la Llama Verde Dorada, a la llama de la precipitación.
Invoco a la potencia de esta Llama para crear en mi vida solamente el bien, lo bello y la armonía.
YO SOY la Llama Verde Dorada que hace surgir la perfección en mi vida.
YO SOY la Llama creadora del bien en mi vida.
YO SOY uno con el Maestro Confucio.

 

 

 

Compilación realizada por:: Lorena Lacaille

Nota: El Maestro Ascendido Confucio pertenece a el Rayo Dorado que anteriormente tubo como su Director el Maestro Kuthumi quien es hoy Instructor del Mundo junto con el Maestro Jesús. 
El director actual de este Rayo es el Ascendido Maestro LANTO, que desarrolla sus tareas con el Arcángel JOFIEL y su Complemento Divino D. CONSTANCIA. 
El Elohin de este Rayo es CASIOPEA y su Complemento Divino, la Amada Maestra MINERVA.
Juntos expanden sobre las personas de este Rayo el gusto por enseñar, la sabiduría y la comprehensión.
Otros Seres de este Rayo son: Djwal Khul, llamado el Maestro Tibetano, Kenich Ahan, Buda.

 

Friday Is an Extremely Sacred Day: 2-22-2013: Celebrate Divine Love

22 Feb

Using numerology and the spiritual significance of 2-22-2013, it is easy to ascertain that Friday is an extremely sacred day.

The number 22 represents the spiritual completion required for soul union with one’s Divine Complement, also known as Twin Soul or Twin Flame. We each have just one. Scientists have found and photographed two forms of energy representing feminine energy and masculine energy and Henderson has taken science to its logical conclusion, to source which is made up of two united beings, the Divine Female/Divine Male or God/Goddess (see The Science of Soulmates by Henderson for more evidence). His conclusion is (as many others have concluded) that humans must be made, ultimately, in Source’s Image, which would be a unified Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine couple joined together and that there is only ONE complement for every individual, one “twin” soul counterpart.

With 2-22-2 we have the representation of this Sacred and Divine reunion and it is the sacred union that then results in Eternal Life which is represented by the number 13 per Gematria.

The zero magnifies the power of the union and represents its “pure potentiality” or the infinite potential for creation of the conjoined couples (their “creation” is often referred to as their shared Dharma or Great Path)—as well, the zeros repesents the infinite potential for the numbers of these relationships to increase, since it is depicted in a global date.

Note that twin soul reunions result in a joining/sharing of consciousness—and an alchemization of the mind, spirit, soul, and body. They are still two but they are also a third force together. This is sometimes referred to as sharing a “third” power, that “trinity” power, perhaps, which links them directly to God/Source/Divine Love.[“God is Love.”]

According to some interpretations the number 0, which also appears in the date, can bring about “iconic changes,” thus it could be the force that propels the infinite potential of twin soul reunions. Other meanings of 0 (Kabbalists) is that it signifies perfection and boundless power. Indeed, with many twin soul unions taking place, boundless power would be created and many soul families would be closer to reuniting, leading to a perpetual, exponential growth in power returning to the people.

Zero also signifies the “egg” or the “void” where the origin of creation and the totality of creation potential rest. In Latin, zero in called “nulla figura” meaning it is not a real figure. Thus, it is brought into manifestation with the union of the Divine Couple. Zero also represents “revolution,” and here it can be interpreted that the powerful Perpetual Love Revolution is about to take off in ways we have not yet witnessed. We have not seen anything yet, but due to the perpetuality and the potential behind it, we may see a very rapid increase in the numbers of these relationships.

The numbers 22 can be broken down to 11-11. People seeing 11 often are on their way to the self-completion required before uniting with their twin soul. This is the work required to feel complete within oneself and not needing a partner to complete them. It is not exactly the “balancing of the feminine and masculine” as many accounts present it. It is the unconditional acceptance of who you are, including your particular expression of masculinity and femininity. The process is a paradox, multiple paradoxes, in fact, and an important step required before the Divine Timing of reunion can be set.

Seeing 11-11 represents being on the path toward one’s twin soul. It is directly communicated from Divinity, the Higher Realms. Often Twin Flames communicate at higher levels of consciousness in order to provide these “clues” to each other at their lower, earth consciousness but will not be aware of doing so. They subconsciously read these messages at first, and gradually pick up on them consciously which is a sign they are becoming more aware. Twin flames often arrange, at higher levels of consciousness, to meet in the physical on days in which the 11-11 configuration shows up in some form (the date, the date and time, the address, their birthdates, their combined birthdates, a cash register receipt, etc.). Thus 11-11 is a Divine Guidepost.

As one interpretation provides, the number 1 itself represents “unity through cohesion, action and reaction, cause and effect, the interior and the exterior.” The 11 phenomenon, which is a daily experience once twins are fully consciously united, often includes four of these ones (as 11-11) magnifying the representation of unity and also pointing to a powerful “absolute unity,” which is their union with God. This absolute unity occurs via “trinity” union between God/Goddess and twin souls. The four (as in four ones) is significant, for in reality, there are four souls united in Absolute Unity: God/Goddess and their children god/goddess.

In this upcoming Friday’s date, 22 appears twice, indicating that the twin souls have completed their own spiritual growth that is required for the reunion process to occur, and the way these are configured represent that the two are now joined.

And because it is notated 2-22-2[013] it is easy to see how the two center twos symbolically represent that reunion is complete.

Now the stage is set for the rest of the show: Immortality and Eternal Union as represented by 013. What the couple wishes to do, share, and experience from this point forward is no longer limited in any way. The cosmos is their canvas. Source Love is their Power.

So there you have it. Friday is an Extremely Divine Love Day. I hope you celebrate the day with Love.

I present this information to hopefully raise awareness to the most Divine Love Day of 2013. There will be more such days ahead, but this day is especially Sacred as it symbolizes the “endpoint” so to speak as to where we are all headed on our spiritual paths no matter where we might be on our own individual paths at this moment. And as the saying goes, “The ending is just the beginning.”

And remember: You are always connected to your twin soul and family. We are all connected. It’s “simply” a matter of increasing awareness of our connections.

Presented to the Cosmos With Love,
Soferia (aka Psyche) with assistance from Eros

References:

Henderson. The Science of Soulmates.

«! Ayúdame! a cumplir mi meta de vender 500 e-books»

21 Feb

¡Queridos lectores, amigos, y familia!:

Hoy les solicito su apoyo para lograr una meta que mi editor  (Palibirio) y una servidora nos hemos fijado en el mediano plazo. El desafío consiste en vender 500 e-books en los próximos tres meses. Para lo cual, les pido compartan la información de mi novela; “El despertar de Ana” con sus contactos, ya sea por correo electrónico o en la redes sociales a quienes consideren les pueda interesar.

¿Por qué escogimos este formato? Primeramente, por ser el formato de menor precio, lo cual lo hace accesible a sus bolsillos. Segundo, por ser ecológico, es decir se reduce  el consumo de papel y por ende  la tala de los bosques. Tercero, por que permite una retroalimentación directa con el lector, ya que en los distribuidores digitales donde esta a la venta pueden hacer comentarios directos sobre el libro. Y cuarto mayor comodidad en su portabilidad,  estando en la era de la comunicaciones este formato te permite leer el libro desde tu celular, tableta electrónica, ordenador portátil o bien un kindle.

Por otro parte, este objetivo permitirá que pueda financiar otro nuevo proyecto literario. Pero como también es importante dar, me comprometo a donar el 10% del porcentaje que me corresponde a una organización de beneficencia, en este caso he escogido a Opération enfant soleil quien organiza cada año un Teletón para ayudar a los niños con capacidades diferentes (el cual se efectuará el 1 y 2 de junio del presente año). Dicho organismo opera en la provincia de Quebec en la cual resido y para obtener mayor información pueden visitar su site: http://www.operationenfantsoleil.ca . Así que el próximo 23 mayo les estaré informando sobre los resultados de este desafío y posteriormente en junio sobre mi participación en el Teletón como donante y voluntaria. De antemano, ¡muchas gracias por su apoyo!

Lorena Lacaille

“El despertar de Ana”, editorial Palibrio

 

 

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7 Reasons You’re Not as Successful as You Could Be

19 Feb

Feeling down about your forward progress lately?  Do you feel like you’re running in place?  Need some motivation and tough love to help you reinvigorate your success rate?  Well, here you go – seven reasons you’re not the great success story you could be:

7 Reasons You’re Not as Successful as You Could Be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
–Vince Lombardi

1.  You do a lot of thinking without acting.

Too often we think without acting.  We do nothing with our ideas.  Everyone who has ever taken a long, hot shower has had many great ideas.  I’m sure you can relate.  But you will only make a difference in this world if you get out of the shower, dry off and do something with them.

The only way to conquer your dreams and doubts is with action.  Wondering about them will not get anything done.  Avoiding challenges will only make them grow bigger.  If you wait until all conditions are perfect, you will spend the rest of your life waiting.

Great achievements are made by starting from exactly where you are right now with exactly what you have right now.  Stop wondering and start doing.  Once you’ve made a little progress you’ll always know, without a doubt, that you can make even more progress if you try.

2.  Your creative mind is completely unfocused.

Constraints nurture productive side of the creative mind.  At first it might seem as though complete freedom makes all creative ventures more attainable, but this isn’t the truth.  Complete freedom makes the possibilities endless, but keeps your efforts scattered and unfocused.

Often, self-imposed constraints, or boundaries, force you to think differently about challenges, leading to more practical ideas and innovations.  Instead of thinking ‘outside the box’ and looking in every possible direction, get inside onebox – a specific problem that needs a resolution, a smaller space where big changes can be made, etc. – and focus your creative attention on making a difference.

These boundaries create the foundation from which to launch a productive, creative effort.  It’s like pushing off from the ground when riding a skateboard, or from the wall of the pool when you’re swimming laps – having something solid to push against allows you to move forward with greater ease and more power.  And over time, as you test these boundaries by pushing against them, you figure out which ones can be broken and expanded, and which ones need to remain fixed in place.

3.  You are focusing too much on fears and defeats.

Your problems are really your blessings if you use them to grow stronger.  Never quit just because you feel temporarily defeated.  You have not been beaten – this is not a competition.  Keep working to be the best you can be.  It doesn’t matter how slow you go so long as you don’t give up on yourself.

In the long run, it usually isn’t what you have or where you are or what you’ve been through that makes or breaks you; it’s how you think about it all and what you do next.  Focus your conscious mind on things you desire, not your fears and defeats.  Doing so brings dreams to life.

4.  Your expectations are crushing you.

Drop the needless expectations.  Appreciate what is.  It doesn’t matter if your glass is half empty or half full.  Just be thankful that you have a glass and that there’s something in it.  Choosing to be positive and having an appreciative attitude influences everything you do.  The magnitude of your happiness and success will be directly proportional to the magnitude of your thoughts and how you choose to think about things.

Nothing ever works out exactly the way you want it to.  Hope for the best, but expect less.  Appreciate reality, don’t fight it.  Don’t let what you expected to happen blind you from all the goodness happening around.  Even if it doesn’t work out at all, it’s still worth it if it made you feel something new, and if it taught you something new.

5.  You have become distracted from your core goals.

People might tell you it’s impossible, but it’s not.  Though the challenges may be great, you can make things happen.  The odds may not seem to be in your favor right now, but you can change the odds.  When something difficult you want to achieve connects deeply with your purpose, it becomes possible.  When you are driven and committed and persistent, you will get yourself there step by step.

So look within yourself and unearth the values and goals that you most earnestly feel a deep connection with.  In the end, it’s the things that are genuinely important to you that will power your greatest achievements.

6.  You are playing it too safe.

Pain is a pesky part of being human but it’s vitally important.  It strengthens the mind, heart and body.  You can’t grow strong, brave, or successful in this world if you’ve only had good things happen to you within the safe boundaries of your own little comfort bubble.  You need real life experiences, and nothing ever becomes real until you experience it firsthand.

No matter how long you train yourself to be strong, brave, or proficient at something, you never know if you are or not until something real happens to you.  So get real, experience life and let it teach you what you need to know to conquer your wildest dreams.

7.  You have been resisting forgiveness.

Alexander Pope once said, “To err is human, to forgive, divine.”  Nothing could be closer to the truth.  Your willingness to forgive yourself and others is the greatest sign of your emotional and spiritual maturity.  It’s a process of acceptance and understanding that allows you to let go of a situation that’s over so you can move on with your life.

The key is to be thankful for every experience – positive or negative.  It’s taking a step back and saying, «Thank you for the lesson».

Take a moment and imagine if every person (including yourself) who owed you an apology apologized today, and imagine if you accepted these apologies.  What a weight lifted.  Now imagine if everyone, everywhere did this.  How many problems in the world would evaporate?

Photo by: Hartwig HKD