Sunday, April 20, 2014
Wishes Fulfilled - Breathing Space Blog
Note from Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting
, by Wayne Dyer
* The ability to feel and to trust in our divine connection is exactly the key to manifesting, your “wishes fulfilled.”
* We can develop this ability to trust despite the absence of physical evidence as perceived by our senses.
* No matter the circumstances or obstacles, draft your dream and the way can be cleared.
* Trust your divine connection, know that your soul has no limits and the universe responds and works with you to manifest that idea into a physical reality.
* Feel the connection, focus on what you have to give, have faith in your dreams, and you will overcome all doubt and make your wishes reality.
* Faith is the complete reliance on the power and goodness of Spirit and the firm belief that you are always connected to this goodness.
Faith versus Doubt
* Always affirm your faith and not your doubt.
* When you affirm that things might not work out, that your troubles continue to mount, that your problems are insoluble, that God has not been listening, or that you are powerless in the face of so many struggles, you are affirming doubt rather than faith.
* The ability to know faith and affirm it allows it to manifest in your life.
* Learn to affirm your faith in the face of doubt with thoughts that things will work out, things will improve. Think, write, and say affirmations like these:
I intend to create prosperity.
I’ll do what is necessary to eradicate this problem.
I know I am not alone.
I have faith that all is for good.
I give no energy to the negative because I know all is in divine order.
Labels: connection, divine, doubt, dream, faith, God, sacred, struggle, trust, wishes
Monday, April 14, 2014
"When You Can You Will" - Breathing Space Blog
Notes from When You Can You Will
by Lynne Bernfield, Berkley Books
▪ Subtitle: Why you Can't Always do What You Want to do.. and What to do about it.
▪ You can't hurry change. In our instant soup society you're
encouraged to do more, be more, have more, and achieve more. Technology
enables us to accomplish more faster. No matter how quickly society
moves however, human beings still have to be ready before they can make
change is evolutionary. You might have to try on the change several
times before you're accustomed to the way it feels.
Easy or Hard?
▪ Even if you don't know you're ready to change, your subconscious
will know. It will help you to change the easy way or the hard way.
▪ Changes made the easy way are effortless. You often find
yourself thinking, saying, and doing things that would have been
unthinkable even the day before.
▪ Changes made the hard way
can be difficult, unpleasant, and even frightening. You might feel as
if you're breaking down or disintegrating, when in fact this will lead
to the changes you need to make.
Your Cover Story
Everyone has a cover story, a detailed explanation of who they are and
who they are not. Once you discover your cover story, you're free to
move on from it.
▪ Pretending to be something you're not
means denying something you are. Human beings all come well-equipped
with the capacity for denial.
▪ When you ask yourself the
question, "What will happen if I make this change?", the answers may
tell you exactly what is blocking your path to change. Being more
successful might require you to perform better, take more risks, live up
to your reputation or say no.
Labels: being, blocked, change, doing, effort, subconscious
Friday, April 11, 2014
Airline Travel and Stress - Breathing Space Blog
Airline travel has become increasingly stressful in the last few years. Consider the following: Once you arrive at the airport grounds, there's the issue of parking the car, making your way to the shuttle, and so forth. The delays you can experience once you're actually at the airport can exceed the time it took you to get to the airport.
Inside the airport, you have to either check your bags, or, if you're wiser, use rolling luggage or all carry-ons and make your way directly through TSA "the system." You have to clear the line that already forming and ensure that you have the right ticket, and the right identification. Finally, it's time to get on the plane.
Once you board the plane, you have to sit in a chair that was designed to seat the greatest number of people possible in the plane's cabin, not for your comfort. The shoulder width of most seat backs is two to three inches fewer than the typical adult male's shoulder span. The leg room is nonexistent. Unless you choose the bulkhead row or emergency exit row, or happen to be in first-class, forget about having an enjoyable flight.
Then there's the forced air within the plane. The air is actually drier than most of the world's deserts. You get a tiny beverage served every 30 to 60 minutes.
If you're on a single aisle plane, making your way to the bathroom problematic
. The thought of stretching or getting any kind of exercise is nearly out of the question unless you're very adept at seated exercises. Finally, when you're about to begin eating, the pilot will announce, "We're heading into turbulence."
Labels: airlines, stress management, time management, travel
Monday, April 07, 2014
Ritual: by Emma Restall Orr - Breathing Space Blog
Notes from Ritual: A Guide to Life, Love, and Inspiration by Emma Restall Orr
* In our busy modern schedules, rituals are often seriously lacking. Yet, they can bring richness and meaning to our daily habits.
* We can use rituals to bring the sacred into everyday life.
* A walk through the park or lighting a candle to welcome the day allows us to reconnect with each other and our own psych.
* In an era when many of us live far from our families and most people don’t know their neighbors, rituals offer a feeling of community and belonging.
* Rituals enrich our sense of who we are both individually and collectively.
* Rituals can be easily adapted to suit any event or occasions and fit within any reader’s own spiritual tradition.
* Rituals can be devised to celebrate a marriage, welcome and name a child, deal with grief, deepen our creativity, heighten our sexuality, enhance our mealtimes, and energize our lives throughout the life cycle.
Labels: habits, life, love, meaning, reconnect, ritual, sacred
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Meaning in the Everyday - Breathing Space Blog
I recently re-read LifeCraft: The Art of Meaning in the Everyday
by Forest Church, Beacon (1999) which contained some eye-opening
assertions.The author says that to a greater or lesser degree
everyone shares the following characteristics. They are:
* Self conscious about their appearance
* Feeling guilty about things that they have done or have failed to
* Sometimes have a hard time accepting themselves or forgiving
* Have secrets which they feel may
betray them at any moment
* Fail in ways that matter both to themselves and their loved ones
...despite success in other aspects of their lives
* Feel stressful, as if happiness is fleeting.
* Worry about aging or concerned with dying
* Have been betrayed
* Wonder what is the meaning of life.
Labels: acceptance, concern, everyday, forgiveness, guilt, lifecraft, meaning, worry
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Emotional Longevity - Breathing Space Blog
A mini review of Emotional Longevity
by Norman Anderson
Why do optimists have lower blood pressure and heightened immunity? Why have studies found asthmatics breathe easier after writing down traumatic events? And how is it that good relationships are a buffer against everything from heart disease to the common cold and religious observance so often goes hand-in-hand with longevity Norman Anderson
, CEO of the American Psychological Association, believes in a new approach to health as a way to understand longevity. Instead of the traditional view of physical health, Anderson says the interaction of six "well-being" factors can explain the differences in longevity.
* He argues that there must be a scientific explanation for why some people recover from serious illness such as a heart attack while other patients remain disabled.
* This multifaceted approach goes beyond the increasing acceptance of nontraditional medicine; it is an entirely new way to approach life, with specific medical support.
Labels: emotion, healing, health, illness, longevity, medical, recovery, well-being, wellness
Friday, March 14, 2014
Older and Wiser - Breathing Space Blog
Behavioral scientists have long believed that old age and
cognitive decline went hand-in-hand. Now, it appears that rather than cognitively declining, we are simply accumulating more and more
information. This accumulation causes us to be a little slower when it
comes to recalling specific details, but we're actually smarter as we
As our median age of membership increases, dispelling the myth of
cognitive decline is encouraging to NSA members because it broadens an
array of possibilities for our advancing years and those of our
audiences. Do you want to tackle an intellectual challenge which, until
this point in your life, has not been on the front burner? You have the
Reference: "The Myth of Cognitive Decline: Non-linear Dynamics of Lifelong Learning" by Michael Ramscar, et al. In Topics in Cognitive
Science, volume 6, issue 1, pages 5 to 42, January 2014.
Labels: aging, brain, cognition, cognitive skills, decline, dementia, intellegence, memory, recall, wisdom