Recipe for anything good: include beautiful children.
By Dr. David D. Burns, MD, author of “Feeling Good – The New Mood Therapy,” among many other books.
* ©2013 by David D. Burns, MD
Do not copy, publish or reproduce without the written permission of Dr. Burns.
I’m going to start out with a few postings on the popular subject of how to boost your self-esteem and overcome feelings of worthlessness, inferiority, or inadequacy. These feelings are among the most important symptoms of depression, and most people fall into black holes from time to time when you begin to feel that you’re not as good as you should be.
Therapists are not immune from these feelings, either. In fact, when I give workshops for mental health professionals around the US and Canada, it seems that the vast majority of the therapists who attend have struggled with feelings of depression and anxiety. Cartoons often focus on the theme of therapists who are nuttier than their patients. There’s a lot of truth in that. Many people pursue a…
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From The Ideal Made Real
By Christian D. Larson
“When we discern an ideal, that ideal has come within the circle of our own capacity for development, and the power to develop that ideal in ourselves is therefore at hand. The mind never discerns those ideals that are beyond the possibility of present development. Thus we realize that when an ideal is discerned it is proof positive that we have the power to make it real now.”
Grab the book (free): Various formats from Achive.org*
* The PDF is cleaner (it’s the actual photos of the pages) than the ebook versions.
See also ‘A Note on E-Books‘ here on the blog.
From A New Earth
By Eckhart Tolle
“An essential part of the awakening is the recognition of the unawakened you, the ego as it thinks, speaks and acts, as well as the recognition of the collectively conditioned mental processes that perpetuate the unawakened state.”
What are you imagining for yourself right now?
Are you thinking today’s going to be a struggle? Or are you imagining that things are going to be great?
Is it just another battle to be fought today? Or did you smile as you got out of bed, deeply knowing that whatever comes you’re going to greet it with a cheerful attitude?
I came across an article by Deepak Chopra this morning about poll results on the topic of happiness.
What’s unfortunate about the results, particularly the “rise and fall of events,” is that external events seem to be the cause of people’s level of happiness.
Why Are Spiritual People Generally Introverts?
By Gregg Prescott, M.S.
According to recent statistics, approximately 75% of the world’s population are extroverts but within the spiritual genre, the numbers are reversed, so why are spiritual people generally introverts?
I took an informal poll on personality types by asking spiritual people to participate in taking the Myers-Briggs Personality Test, which is a series of questions that tells you your personality type. As it turned out, over 90% of the participants are introverts which makes sense, because introverts tend to look within for answers.