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.
It’s been almost a week since I’ve posted anything. I’m trying to stay on top of this, but it has been a busy week.
Enough with the excuses!
I came across a book that I just started, so I can’t really say if it’s great or not. But it does look promising.
[A recent post on Eckhart Tolle’s website]
Oops, Here I Am, I’m Back
After my cancer diagnosis, what came to me is that mindfulness is about being here now; being still; becoming aware of my Being; not allowing my mind to run me ragged with past and future thoughts, but remaining here in this present moment where everything is just fine and where peace and joy reside. My name is Chris, and this is my story.
Upon his winning of yet another gold medal at the Olympics recently, I heard Michael Phelps say, “This is the best day of my life.” It took my mind only a fraction of a second to decide that best day of my life was the day I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Looking back on that day it is hard to believe I am saying this now, but it’s true. Friday, December 7, 2007 (The day I now refer to as My Own Personal Pearl Harbor), I received the dreaded call from my doctor:
“Hi Chris, we got the results of your breast biopsy; it looks like that lump is cancer.
Read the entire story on Eckhart Tolle’s website.
Having a bad start to the day? Something happen that’s brought you down? Do you need an emotional boost?
Here’s a surefire way to get out of a mental/emotional rut.
Things happen to all of us all the time. On the whole, most of it’s in the neutral column between good and bad. Some things are incredibly great and make us jump for joy, while there are those few things that really tend to pull us down.
If you can’t avoid being pulled down and find your mood, your emotional state, is down in the dumps, pull yourself out as soon as you can. If you don’t, you may find you carry that mood with you for some time. Not only will it affect how your day goes, but it can affect others who you would not intentionally want to involve.
Moods are like viruses: they can be catchy if you’re not on your guard. Have you ever been around someone who was in an awful mood and, though it may or may not have influenced you, you’ve seen other people’s moods change as a result?
That’s the quiet within.
It’s that voice in your head that tells you wherever you are, “it seems too quiet in here!”
It’s the quiet you notice when the noise is missing.
Like when you first wake up in the morning. Before the kids stir. Before the dog’s breath is spraying on you. Before the sounds of the birds reach your ears. Even before your eyes are fully opened.
Cherish that quietness, that peacefulness, for every moment of your coming day. Carry that peacefulness close to you, and that peacefulness will carry you when it’s not so quiet.
We think we are too busy to get still, to become quiet and listen to peace. This is all a mistake. No one is too busy to be made whole.
— Ernest Holmes, The Philosophy of Jesus