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How To Use Visioning To Find Your Life Purpose | Michael Beckwith

6 Jul

Creative visualization is a technique using your imagination to create and visualize scenarios in the mind’s eye.  By using visualization techniques, you create a mental picture of something and then focus on this image or scenario for periods of time. The main belief with creative visualization is that by changing ones thoughts and perceptions, you can change the outer world. Many successful, wealthy and influential people in the world believe that by visualizing specific behaviors or scenarios, you can change energy patterns to bring your goals and desires to you more quickly.

Wallace Wattles wrote about the power of visualization in his book The Science of Getting Rich, published in 1910. Virtually everyone with an interest in the power of the mind has heard of him, and most likely has read this book. The Science of Getting Rich is one of the most studied success books of all time. Nearly 100 years later, it is still a favorite of millions of readers the world over.

In The Science of Getting Rich, Wattles shares his insights into manifesting riches, or anything you desire. Wattles introduced the idea and use of creative visualization to the world, and he created a movement of creative visualization. He was a major influence on later self-help authors such as Napoleon Hill, and was a direct inspiration to the popular book and movie The Secret. This creative visualization practice stems even further back, from the Hindu Monistic Theory of the Universe.

This book is definitely worthwhile for everyone to read. The links above take you to straight to Amazon, and I have a link to the book on my Resource page as well, along with many of my favorite books. Check it out!

Live in the new house; wear the fine clothes; ride in the automobile; go on the journey, and confidently plan for greater journeys. Think and speak of all the things you have asked for in terms of actual present ownership. Imagine an environment, and a financial condition exactly as you want them, and live all the time in that imaginary environment and financial condition.” ~ Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich.

 

Everything has evolved from thoughts. We live in a thought universe. Whatever you think about consistently expands and will materialize in your life.

If a person can communicate his thought to original thinking substance, he can cause the creation or formation of the thing he thinks about.” ~ Wallace Wattles

Stay focused. That is the great secret. For many it is difficult to stay focused on the goal until their desire is attained. Continue thinking on it and accept it as your reality. Once you have decided what it is that you want, claim it as yours. Have faith that whatever you want is actually on the way. Place your order with the universe and persistently think on the reality of it and it is certain to come about.

Know what you want and want it enough that it is easy to continue thinking about it. Ignore present situations and circumstances. These are nothing more than manifestations of past thoughts.

Be grateful for everything. Gratitude connects you to Source, whether you call it God, the Divine, Spirit. It is this energetic connection that facilitates the manifestation of all things. Gratitude raises your vibration and puts you in a state to receive.

All things have contributed to your advancement; therefore include all things in your gratitude.” ~ Wallace Wattles

 

Creative Visualization and Visualization Techniques

 

Creative visualization is frequently used by athletes to enhance their performance. A golfer may picture in their mind the perfect swing over and over again. This will mentally train the muscle memory.

In a well-known study on creative visualization used in sports, Olympic athletes were separated into 3 groups. Group 1 received 100% physical training. Group 2 received 75% physical and 25% mental training and group 3 received 50% of each physical and mental training. Group 3 had the best performance results. It was concluded that mental images can act as a prelude to our muscular impulses, which has now become widely understood and accepted in neuroscience and sports psychology.

 

Creative Visualization and Visualization Techniques - health

 

Formerly I worked at a sprout farm, where we grew sprouts and wheatgrass on a large scale, supplying many of Toronto’s juice bars. We had a juice bar in front as well, where I often worked. I juiced a lot of wheatgrass and heard a lot of stories directly from people who have healed themselves, from cancer mainly, but from many things. They would come to buy bags of sprouts and wheatgrass to take home. Many made weekly, or bi-weekly, or more frequent trips to come pick up their sprouting and juicing supplies. The point is that I heard a lot of healing success stories, and that there was a common element in all of them, besides that they ate sprouts, greens and juiced.

The interesting part is that even the technique many used was similar.  One favorite customer, a man in his 80’s, would picture the blood coursing through his veins and little birds picking out the toxic or unhealthy cells and waste. He said he would never know for sure if this was what healed him, as he tried many alternative therapy techniques. But I suspect it may have been a big part in it as I heard close to a dozen similar personal stories. I heard of a lot of different therapies that people used. But creative visualization always stuck out in my mind as the one everyone who successfully healed themselves had used in common.

How to practice creative visualization

Create a detailed scenario of your desires. Picture in your mind having or doing whatever it is that you want.  Visualize these scenarios over and over.

Spend at least 5 minutes every day visualizing what you want. If you can get into the habit of this, more is better with visualization. Give yourself 10 to 30 minutes each day, or each couple days, if you can. Choose how much time you want to dedicate to this and try to be consistent with it. Set aside the time to get away from distractions and to be able to rest. Find a quiet spot to relax and perform these techniques. The more you visualize your goals, the faster you will achieve them.

Always visualize that you already have the thing you want. This is a mental trick and an important part of the visualization process. You don’t hope that you will achieve this thing, or that it someday will happen. You have to feel like you already have the thing that you want. You have to ‘live it and feel it’ in your visualizations. The subconscious mind cannot distinguish between what is real and what is imagined. Your subconscious will act on the images you create, whether they are in your present real life situation or not.

Use all of your senses. What do you see? What do you hear? What does it smell like or feel like?

Visualize in the first person. By this I mean, see yourself achieving your goal through your own eyes, instead of watching yourself from the outside. 3rd person vizualizing, or watching yourself from outside of yourself, still works, but is much less effective.  Being in your own body and looking out of your own eyes while you are visualizing is very powerful as this is the way we see and experience life around us day to day.

The more real your visualizing is the better it will work. Have fun with it and dream big. Think of a movie and not just a photo. Add color and detail to your scenarios. Put in background music. Make it real and fun.

Physically act out your goal. Go through scenarios of what life will be like after you have achieved your goal. You’ve just signed the lease with the realtor. Now what is it going to be like living there? Show someone else around, explain the details out loud to them. Host a party.

Have fun with your creative visualization time. Make it a fun peaceful get-away time for you. Even though it may feel like fun and a break getting away from the day to day busyness of work and life, it is more likely that in the end this is your most productive time of the day. You may get more accomplished by laying back and taking your mind on a creative visualization trip than you ever thought possible.

Finally, and importantly: Dream big!  It is as much work for the mind to manifest a diamond as a button. Sometimes the hardest part is thinking of what you want to visualize into your life. Think big and go for it.

 

If you have a hard time to visualize, try looking at a photo closely. The close your eyes and try to recall what you saw in the photo. If you can see anything similar to what was in the photo with your eyes closed, this is visualizing. Practice using this technique over and over until you get comfortable with the idea of seeing images with your eyes closed.

 

Sometimes the hardest part is thinking of what you want to manifest into your life. I’ll give you a little boost. Look over the following images to see if any resonate with you. Maybe they will help lead you on a path of creating your own dreams to come true

 

 

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Feng Shui tips – Estrellas Voladoras de Julio mes de la Cabra

3 Jul

 

 

Creating the Time to Do What You Love Every Day

24 Jun

Our days are often filled with things we have to do, and things we do to comfort ourselves from the stress and tiredness from doing what we have to do … so we end up putting off what we really want to do.

Think about that for a second: our days are filled with have to do stuff, and comforting stuff. With very little room for things we love to do.

When will we find time to do what we love? When when things calm down, when the visitors leave and the trips we have planned are finished and the holidays are over and this busy project is wrapped up and the kids are grown up and we’re retired? Maybe when we’re dead there will be more time.

There will never be more time. Things are not going to change, get calmer or less busy. There will always be projects, trips, chores, errands, visitors, holidays, illness and death. What we’ve been stuck in for the last few months, the last few years — that’s exactly how life goes.

The challenge isn’t waiting for something to change … it’s making the time no matter what’s going on.

What do you really want to do, that you’ve been putting off? What do you love? What makes you happy, replenishes you, fills you up with joy, helps you fall in love with life? What connects you to the eternal? What is it that you feel you must do because life is too precious not to do it?

Some ideas:

  • Going for a beautiful walk
  • Reading
  • Meditating, doing yoga, journaling, reflecting
  • Hiking, biking, running, climbing, rowing, traipsing about
  • Creating, making, building, crafting, blogging, vlogging, logging, hogging
  • Communing with nature
  • Communing with loved ones
  • Communing with yourself
  • Creating or growing a business, a venture, an organization, a community
  • Making others’ lives better
  • Working on a skill
  • Growing vegetables, cooking, baking, arranging flowers, surfing, singing, drawing, imagining, making others laugh, taking care of animals, helping those in need, reading aloud to kids
  • Loving

So you’ve identified something you love doing, but you’ve been putting it off until the time is right … can you do it today?

What would open up in you if you knew for a certainty you were going to do this thing you love today? Even if only for 30 minutes?

Carve out that time. Do it now! Leo said so. Put it on your calendar, write a love note to yourself so you don’t forget, set a reminder, tell people you’re going to do it. And make. It. Happen.

Cut out some TV time. Cut out some Internet time. Cut out some time you spend on Facebook, messaging, email, chat, chores, shooting the breeze, drinking alcohol, smoking pot, eating snacks, whatever. Find the time, as if it were an imperative from the gods.

Make it something you can’t not do, because it’s so crucial to your life.

Do it every day for the next month, and see what changes. I challenge you to do it.

Leo Babuta

 

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El efectivo método japonés:“Dan- Sha- Ri” para vivir en orden sin ordenar.

18 Jun

El “Dan- Sha- Ri” es un sistema que busca vivir sólo con lo necesario. ¿Podrías aplicarlo? Acá te contamos cómo ordenar tu casa y también tu vida.

Por:  Soledad Reyes

 Hace algún tiempo, nos maravillamos con el libro La Magia del Orden, de Marie Kondo, donde se plantea que, ordenando nuestros hogares podremos vivir en armonía con nosotros mismos.

Ahora, Hideko Yamashita es la sucesora de natural de esta idea gracias a su método “Dan- Sha- Ri”, donde la autora reafirma que “al poner orden en los trastos de la casa, ponemos también orden en los trastos del corazón. Es una forma de recuperar y mantener el buen humor en nuestra vida”.

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Por eso, decidimos investigar acerca de este sistema que invita a vivir sólo con lo necesario. ¿Podríamos aplicarlo? ¿Qué tan difícil es deshacernos de todo aquello que no es útil en nuestra vida y que no nos aporta nada esencial: desde la ropa que nos sobra en los armarios a esa relación que vamos arrastrando por costumbre, pero que no nos llena?

Acá, te contamos de qué se trata y todos los detalles del “Dan- Sha- Ri”.

Los orígenes del método

Según Yamashita, en un texto citado en el sitio Entremujeres de Clarín, el origen de su metodología nació luego de un retiro en un templo sagrado. “Al observar el espacio cotidiano donde viven los ascetas, me di cuenta de que allí existía una frescura completamente distinta a la que estamos acostumbrados”.

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Eso hizo que la autora armara este sistema cuyo objetivo “es conservar las cosas que creemos necesarias y apropiadas para nosotros, con sentido y con una existencia justificada para su uso”.

Hideko explica que “normalmente ordenamos sin conciencia alguna. En cambio, si lo hacemos con el eje en el tiempo presente, lograremos deshacernos de recuerdos que ya no nos conmueven, libros que no nos representan y papeles innecesarios. También implica empezar a discernir lo útil de lo superfluo”.

Lo justo y necesario

La escritora comenta que “la palabra ordenar implica cierta obligación. Pero ‘Dan-Sha-Ri’ tiene una connotación distinta. Esto sucede porque se trata de una operación a través de la cual desenterramos cosas de nosotros mismos que hasta el momento estaban tapadas”.

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Y agrega que “ordenar es una operación por la cual elegimos las cosas necesarias. La acción no consiste nada más que en tirar. Pero no se puede decir que alguien ordena, si se limita a meter cosas en una bolsa de basura para después guardarla junto a muchas otras. Eso es sólo cambiar el estado de las cosas, quitarlas del medio. Para el método ‘Dan- Sha- Ri’ resulta esencial sacar las cosas fuera de la casa”.

¿Cómo ponerlo en práctica?

Hideko señala que hay tres instancias para poner en práctica su sistema, que son:

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Da: que implica cerrar el paso a cosas innecesarias que tratan de entrar en nuestra vida.

Sha: que se basa en tirar aquellos elementos que inundan nuestra casa y que no usamos y ni registramos tener.

Ri: es la instancia final y muestra la gran transformación. Consiste en el camino hacia un yo desapegado que vive en un espacio sin restricciones, en un ambiente relajado.

 

Simplicidad: menos cosas > menos trabajo > menos gastos = más ahorro > más tiempo > más experiencias > más alegría

Danshari es casi una filosofía de vida que te invita a conocerte a ti mismo a través del orden en el hogar: al ordenar nuestros trastos, revisamos y ordenamos nuestra relación con el mundo y nuestros sentimientos al respecto.

 

Hay 5 reglas doradas para organizar tu vida y vivir con más armonía:

1. La regla de la ocupación: nunca llenes algo del todo. Así dejarás espacio para el tránsito de cosas y no sufrirás sensación de abarrotamiento.

2. La regla del reemplazo: solo incorpora objetos si van a sustituir a uno anterior. Así seleccionarás cuáles te hacen (más) feliz y te aportan más valor.

3. La regla de un toque: facilita el acceso a todos tus objetos con uno o pocos gestos (nada de meter cajas en bolsas, en cubos, en… ¡que nos conocemos!).

4. La regla de la libertad de elección: pon las cosas de forma que accedas visualmente a ellas más rápido y puedas elegir sin esfuerzos.

5. La regla de la marcha automática: este punto es pura energía y se refiere a la mecánica y la facilidad con que tu cuerpo y tu mente se relacionan con todos estos objetos, de forma automática. Si no es así, es que algo falla: demasiados obstáculos, dudas… ¡y ha de ser fácil

 

 

Compilación realizada por Lorena Lacaille, escritora, traductora, consultora en feng shui, terapeuta en EFT (técnicas de liberación emocional) y metafísica.

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¿Quieres ser más feliz? Desconéctate de las redes sociales

3 Jun

Un estudio realizado por The Happiness Research Institute concluye que los usuarios que dejan de utilizar Facebook son más felices y se sienten menos tristes, solos y estresados que aquellos que continúan en la red social que preside Mark Zuckerberg.

Ésta es una de las principales conclusiones de un experimento que se ha realizado con la participación de 1.095 usuarios de Dinamarca. A la mitad de ellos se les asignó la siguiente tarea: no podían conectarse a Facebook en una semana. Mientras tanto, el resto de los participantes, conocidos como grupo de control, podían continuar usando esta red social.

El estudio se ha realizado con la participación de 1.095 usuarios

Una vez terminados los siete días, los investigadores consultaron al conjunto de los participantes cómo se sentían. La conclusión fue clara: los usuarios que habían dejado de acceder a Facebook se mostraron más felices, con mayor capacidad de concentración, así como menos tristes y solos.

“Las redes sociales son un canal en el que sólo salen buenas noticias. Son un flujo constante de vidas editadas que distorsionan nuestra percepción de la realidad”, zanjan los expertos de The Happiness Research Institute.

De hecho, el estudio significa que aquellos que se toman un descanso en Facebook sienten y aprovechan más el presente. The Happiness Research Institute es un ‘think tank’ o laboratorio de ideas independiente que se centra en estudiar y analizar aspectos relacionado con la felicidad, la calidad de vida o el bienestar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compilación realizada por Lorena Lacaille, escritora, traductora, consultora en feng shui, terapeuta en EFT (técnicas de liberación emocional) y metafísica.

 

 

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How Can I Find Work That Will Give Me Joy, Eckhart Tolle

30 May
Best-selling author and spiritual teacher Eckharth Tolle  has been inspiring readers since he wrote the number one New York Times best-seller The Power of Now. Before class begins, get to know the man who will be guiding you toward spiritual awakening.

Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At 29, he says a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. He spent the next few years devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation, which he says marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. While in London, he also began to work with individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher. Since 1995, he has lived in Vancouver, Canada. The Power of Now made its American debut in 1999 and has since been translated into 33 languages.

Eckhart is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition. Through his writing and seminars, his simple yet profound teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives.

At the core of his teachings lies the transformation of consciousness—a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists of transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This, he says, is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet.

A sought-after public speaker and teacher, Eckhart travels throughout the world. Most of the talks are given in English, but occasionally Eckhart speaks in German and Spanish. Many of his talks, intensives and retreats are published on CD and DVD.

30 Pearls of Wisdom from Eckhart Tolle

 

1. Instead of reacting to the content that arises in your life—thoughts, external events, other people, the scenery, and so on—, allow the content to be. That is, instead of identifying with what arises in the now, become aware of the now itself, beyond the phenomena that arise in it. To become aware of the now itself means that you become aware of the stillness that underlies everything.

2. Becoming aware of the now also means realizing that you are the now, or noticing the “observer” that witnesses life’s events with detachment, and without being possessed by them.

3. The underlying stillness is underneath and between all of your thoughts. In fact, it surrounds all of the content in your life.

4. Meditating in the morning will help you to begin the day in the undercurrent of stillness.

5. Most people are not aware of the field; they’re only aware of what happens in the field. In fact, it’s not just that they’re only aware of what happens in the field, but they identify with what happens in the field in their search for self.

6. Fear of loss is when you identify with part of the content—with something in the external world–, and you think that if you lose it, you’ll lose part of who you are. For example, when you tell yourself that without this or that, “I’m no one”.

7. You’ll live in a state of continuous joy, no matter what arises, when you realize that what arises isn’t that important. What arises is just consciousness playing with form.

8. Become a participant in the play of form by creating without self-seeking; when you create without self-seeking, you’ll create beautifully. However, when you create and there’s self-seeking in it—when you tell yourself “I need”, “I want”, or “I must have”–, then you infuse the creative energy that is flowing through you with negativity.

9. The power of consciousness flows through you, and it loves to create; simply let it flow.

10. Think of the last time you were in a traffic jam; you felt stressed because you needed to be at “X” place, but you weren’t moving. However, the same spaciousness that is easy to become aware of when you’re contemplating nature, for example, surrounds even this event which we call a “traffic jam”. Shift your awareness from “traffic jam” to spaciousness.

11. You find the spaciousness surrounding any event simply by allowing that moment to be. Say “yes” to anything that happens, instead of fighting or resisting what is. What’s the point of saying “no”, if it is? Simply tell yourself, “It is what it is”. When you do this you become aware of a dimension that is deeper than the event that’s taking place.

12. If you get angry about something that’s happening around you, do the same thing; simply say, “Here’s the energy of anger; it is what it is”. Of course, it’s much easier to notice the stillness that surrounds something such as a flower, than it is to notice the stillness that surrounds anger. However, the stillness surrounds everything, even strong emotions such as anger.

13. True surrender does not mean to passively put up with whatever situation you find yourself in, and to do nothing about it. It doesn’t mean to stop making plans or initiating positive action. Surrender is about yielding to, rather than opposing, the flow of life.

The only place in which you can experience the flow of life is in the now. So, to surrender means to accept the present moment, unconditionally, and without reservation. It’s relinquishing any resistance to what is.

14. Thinking that you are the physical form that you’re occupying, with its psychological make-up, and the stories that it tells itself about who it is and what has happened to it during its lifetime, is an illusion.

15. Know yourself as something that is beyond form. To lose yourself in some form is suffering.

16. Every time that you react to a form that arises in the stillness or the spaciousness that exists around everything that there is, you identify more and more with the world of form.

17. An exercise that Eckhart Tolle recommends in order to become more aware of the present moment is to stop a few times throughout the day and look around the room you’re in as if you had just been born into that room, even if it’s just for a few seconds. Simply allow your entire self to be present and alert in the room, and enter the moment more fully. Don’t think about what you’re looking at; just look at it.

18. Most of your suffering is self-created. Almost all suffering arises out of your interpretation of something that is; that is, it comes from your thoughts about the situation, not from the situation itself.

19. There comes a point in which a person says, “I’ve suffered enough”, and at that point they’re ready to listen to the message that there’s another way to live. There’s another way to live that does not create further suffering. This way of living is when you stop mentally arguing with what is, and when you stop identifying with the world of form and with the mind-created self.

20. When you stop inflicting suffering on yourself, you’ll stop inflicting suffering on others.

21. You’ll never be able to arrange the world of form exactly as you want it, and you’ll never be able to accumulate all of the forms that you think that you need in order to be yourself, if you identify your sense of self with the world of form. It’s in the nature of the world of form that nothing stays fixed for very long.

22. The world of form will never make you feel complete and happy. Stop demanding that people, places, and situations make you happy and fulfill you. You need to go deeper, instead of staying at the surface.

23. When you see the inability of the world to make you happy, and when you notice the short-lived nature of whatever forms you encounter, you’ll begin to step out a state of unconsciousness and start to become more enlightened.

24. Accept what is. If someone cuts you off in traffic, it’s like a sudden gust of wind. You don’t personalize a gust of wind, so don’t personalize the fact that another car just cut in front of you. It’s simply what is.

25. The ego is habitual and compulsive thought processes that go through your mind continuously. It’s about being trapped in thought and in mental noise.

26. Even your mental chatter is surrounded by stillness; simply tell yourself, “I’m full of mental noise, and that’s OK.” This will allow you to move beyond it.

27. The pain-gap is the gap that exists between your rigid expectations of how things should be, and the way things are. Acceptance of what is releases you from the discomfort of the pain-gap.

28. Whatever you think that the world is withholding from you, you are withholding from the world. Give to the world, and to others, whatever you think is being withheld from you. This applies to all of the following:

  • Love;
  • Recognition;
  • Assistance;
  • Appreciation, and so on.

If you don’t think that you can give it because you don’t have it, just pretend. Soon after you start giving, you will start receiving.

29. If you don’t have a good relationship with the now, then you can’t have a good relationship with life, because life takes place in the now.

30. Worry is repetitive, negative thought patterns. There are three methods you can use in order to step out of the stream of negative thinking:

  • First, move into the present moment by taking a few deep breaths.
  • Second, you can step out of the stream of negative thinking by placing your attention on the feeling of aliveness in your body: in your hands, your arms, your legs, and so on.
  • A third method you can use is to place all of your attention on an object in your environment.

Live your best life by living in the now. In addition, learn to live in the present moment by following the wisdom of Eckhart Tolle.

 

Compilación realizada por Lorena Lacaille, escritora, traductora, consultora en feng shui, terapeuta en EFT (técnicas de liberación emocional) y metafísica.

 

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“El poder de aprender”

27 May

La historia de Jim Kwik es una apasionante historia de caída (literal) y redención.

Cuando tenía cinco años se cayó en el jardín infantil y sufrió daños cerebrales que le impedían aprender a la misma velocidad que un niño normal. Jim tardó dos años más que sus compañeros en aprender a leer.

Durante un tiempo estuvo muy deprimido —de hecho casi muere por ello— preguntándose, ¿por qué le había pasado eso?, ¿por qué era tan injusta la vida? Hasta que un día comprendió que su problema era la dificultad que tenía para aprender. Así que decidió estudiar a fondo cómo funciona el cerebro y cómo aprendemos los seres humanos.

Su empeño dio resultados. Kwik no sólo superó su dificultad en el aprendizaje, hoy en día lo hace a una velocidad que parece sobrehumana y es reconocido como uno de los mayores expertos a nivel mundial en lectura rápida, mejora de la memoria, rendimiento del cerebro y aprendizaje acelerado.
Entre sus clientes se cuentan importantes compañías como Nike, Harvard, SpaceX, GE, Fox Studios, entre otros. También ha trabajado con personalidades como Richard Branson, Elon Musk y el Dalai Lama.

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Imagen: Jim Kwik webpage

Gracias a los superhéroes Kwik empezó su recuperación y pudo aprender a leer (no es que lo haya visitado uno de los X-Men y con un toque el la frente le restituyó sus capacidades). Le gustaban tanto las tiras cómicas que pasaba horas tratando de descifrar lo que estaba escrito en las historietas y de esta manera pudo aprender.

Durante una entrevista concedida a Tom Bilyeu en el canal de YouTube, Inside Quest, el extraordinario aprendiz  afirmó que todos nosotros tenemos la capacidad de desarrollar supertalentos, todos podemos ser superhéroes si adquirimos la mentalidad necesaria para ello.

¿Cómo es la mentalidad de un superhéroe? Para Jim Kwik la mentalidad de un superhéroe está compuesta por tres Gs (en inglés: Growth, Grit y Giving): Crecimiento, Perseverancia y Dar.

Crecimiento

Para llevar nuestras capacidades al nivel de los superhombres es necesario creer que es posible mejorar. Nuestro talento no depende de un don especial que nos otorgaron seres de otra galaxia o debido a la exposición a una extraña radiación ni tampoco a la picadura de insectos. El talento se adquiere mediante la práctica deliberada.

La mentalidad de crecimientos (como la llamó Carol Dweck) consiste en creer que la inteligencia, la creatividad y las habilidades dependen del esfuerzo que ponemos en desarrollarlas y que no vienen determinadas por nuestra genética.

Perseverancia

El talento tarda años en desarrollarse, no es cuestión de días ni de semanas. Para llegar sobresalir debemos perseverar durante años antes de llegar a un nivel de desempeño superior.

La mayoría de personas no tienen habilidades sobresalientes porque una vez son lo suficiente competentes para hacer su trabajo dejan de esforzarse por seguir mejorando.

La perseverancia también viene muy a mano para sobreponernos a los fracasos. Cuando la vida nos pone enfrente de misiones complicada (como las que todos los fines de semana enfrenta Superman) existen serias serias posibilidades de fracasar. Una mente perseverante es la que permite levantarse y seguir luchando.

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Hacer el bien es una característica de los héroes, todos podemos desarrollar un sentido de propósito en nuestras vidas que nos estimule a querer crecer y contribuir a dejar este mundo un poco mejor de lo que lo encontramos.

El deseo de hacer el bien es uno de los motivadores más grandes que puede encontrar cualquier ser humano. La pasión por cumplir una misión nos ayuda a crecer y desarrollarnos como personas.

“Con gran poder viene gran responsabilidad” es una conocida frase de Spider-Man. Jim Kwik le dió la vuelta a la frase y quedó aún más poderosa: “Con gran responsabilidad viene gran poder”. En lugar de seguir lamentándose por su mala fortuna, él entendió que era su responsabilidad salir del agujero en que se encontraba. Fue solo entonces, haciéndose responsable de su rehabilitación, cuando pudo empezar a desarrollar sus superpoderes.

Todos podemos escoger entre culpar al destino, a los políticos, a nuestra pareja… o hacernos cargo de nuestra vida y entender que lo que ocurra y la forma como respondemos a los eventos es nuestra y solo nuestra responsabilidad. Todos podemos ser el héroe de nuestra vida. Tus superpoderes hoy son más necesarios que nunca, todos necesitamos de ellos. ​

Compilación realizada por Lorena Lacaille, escritora, traductora, consultora en feng shui, terapeuta en EFT (técnicas de liberación emocional) y metafísica.