You Are Not Your Thoughts

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Do you get caught up in your thoughts?

Perhaps you get so carried away in mental imagery that you lose all sense of time and place…

It’s a common phenomenon. We live so much of our life behind our eyeballs and within our senses, that we might as well be in solitary confinement. 

Developing Intuition in 3 Surprisingly Simple Steps

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Don’t you wish you instinctively knew what to do with your life?
 
For most of us, deciding what to do with ourselves is like trying to find a black cat in a dark room.
 
We fumble around and generally get frustrated.
 
In contrast, some people just seem to glide through life making one good decision after another. The cheek.
 
So, how do we be less like us and more like them?

12 Reasons Why Meditation Is Awesome (and You Should Start Now)

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What does the word “meditation” mean to you?

Perhaps you imagine loincloth-clad hippies, contorting themselves into lotus positions under waterfalls.

Well, after much scientific tinkering and prodding, meditation is now reaching the masses.

Let’s see why.

The Story of Things

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At first, there weren’t many things.

Because not many things were important.

If you only had a few things you were ok.

Using Time Wisely

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It’s the moments between moments that count.

The small spaces. 

Using these slices wisely separates the producer from the procrastinator. 

Expecting Too Much

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When we expect life to be different to reality, and constantly focus on that lack, we’re unhappy. 

Going against the flow creates resistance. 

When we embrace the present, whatever it holds, we’re more peaceful. 

BUT, there’s an important caveat. 

The Pitfalls of Perfectionism

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Perfectionism, the nemesis of progress.

It stops you in your tracks.

Why even bother starting, if your reality won’t live up to an idealised, albeit fictional, version?

Let’s face it…

All too often your best-laid plans are left to rust, a graveyard of good ideas and lofty ideals.

The World Requires No Audience

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Nature, the great equaliser. In its presence, we’re reminded of our ultimate insignificance.

Our minor affairs within imagined realities are exposed next to flowing rivers, looming trees and driving rain.

The Sunk Cost Fallacy of Inaction

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We often don’t start things we know we should. It’s perverse.

We think we’re ‘too late’, behind the curve.

Looking at the success stories around us, we compare our own meagre beginnings with distaste, doubting whether to start at all.