acceptance

Acceptance Is Not Passive; It’s the Path to Peace – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“The price of our vitality is the sum of all of our fears.” ~David Whyte  Acceptance by its very nature is imperfect; it’s messy and often unpleasant, while ultimately leading to a place of growth, a sense of freedom, and a life familiar with ease. I know this because I have had a lot of painful acceptance in my life, and it has been crucial to helping me move beyond the stuckness of fear and suffering. Years ago, being the…

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Why We Cling to ‘Familiar Discomfort’… and How to Let Go – Positivity Article

Have you heard this story? It’s a long way around to get to the point of this week’s video, but here we go! As a child, because I felt I did not have a voice at home or receive the attention I craved, I cultivated a Winning Formula based on being funny. I realized early on that people respond to humor, and that if I injected comedy into a given moment, I would receive the attention I felt I would…

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10 Hard Truths To Bring More Wisdom Into Your Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Photo taken in Assisi, ItalySome of life’s hard truths are so simple that many of us have a really tough time accepting them and this only makes our lives more complicated. “There is a feeling which is much more important than happiness, success, or any other sense of achievement in life. It is the feeling of being at home with yourself.”~Rudá Iandê This quote is by the shaman Rudá Iandê. He’s probably the person who has done more to help…

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7 Ways To Fall Back In Love With Your Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

It took me about 30 years to realize that I treated my experience of life like I was in the early stages of dating.  I was always judging it, deciding if it felt safe and ready to drop it if things didn’t go right.  I would dramatically jump from loving life to hating it. I didn’t realize that I had the power to shift my relationship to life by simply embracing all of it. In the same way, you embrace…

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The Greatest Gift That You Could Ever Give — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Unconditional love is transcendent. When we experience it in our relationships and communities, we feel safe. It creates a foundation that cannot be shaken by disagreements, stress, or dissatisfaction. Unconditional Love When you show someone, unconditional love, you demonstrate that you care about them in a selfless way that isn’t limited by any predetermined set of parameters. Showing unconditional love isn’t done through major gestures though. It’s accomplished through consistent, daily actions. Approach Disagreements With Loved Ones as a Problem…

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How to Uncomplicate Relationships + 5 Ways to Infuse More Love into Them – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.” ~Malagasy Proverb Relationship status: Complicated, is what gets seen around more and more on social media these days. When we think of relationships, immediately the word “complicated” seems to get formed in our minds. I recently met a friend after a really long hiatus, and when I asked her how things were going with her Husband…all she could say was “let it be, it’s complicated…”. Just…

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A shared identity in a polarizing world – Spiritual Article

“Where are you from?” In a simple world, I would answer that I’m from Canada. If I gave that answer, I would look like a fool, though, because I know what the other person is really asking. They are asking for your ethnicity or culture. The expected answer from me would be, “I am Indian, but I was born in Canada.” I have had this conversation more than a thousand times, but recently, I realized how inherently isolating the underlying…

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Everything You Need to Start Your Mindfulness Practice – Meditation Article

As mindfulness becomes more mainstream, many people still wonder what it is and how to do it. Mindfulness is simply being present to whatever is in your life in the moment and noticing it without judgment.  While being present is certainly a challenge with all the constant distractions around you, tugging for your attention, the ‘without judgment’ part is equally as challenging. Judging doesn’t only mean negative connotations.  It means labeling of any kind.  Good or bad, happy or sad,…

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8 Things You Can Do to Rise Above Failure and Attain Success – Self Improvement Article

When we want something, we generally imagine the form it will take when it manifests. If we’re not careful, however, we can find ourselves attached more to the imagined form than the actual desired outcome. This is like placing an online order and expecting it to come in a blue box shipped by UPS. If we then receive a red box delivered by FedEx, we might not realize that it’s what we ordered, and never even open it! For example,…

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Someone Calling You Weird? 3 Reasons It’s A Massive Compliment – Self Improvement Article

Being weird is like being a limited edition, meaning you are something people don’t see all the often — remember that! –Author Unknown Is someone calling you weird? I love it when someone calls me weird. I smile and say thank you. There are three reasons why I take this as a huge compliment. 1. “Weird” Also Means “Unique” When they look perplexed I just tell them the dictionary definition of the word: Weird: suggesting something supernatural; uncanny; the weird crying of a…

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7 Ways To Love Being An Introvert In The Workplace

The modern workplace is always a smorgasbord of personalities. In any given office, there are those quirky, outgoing, and exuberant employees, while on the other side of the spectrum are people who prefer going about their day in a low-key fashion, peacefully but very expertly accomplishing tasks. The latter is what people will often profile as introverts. It’s a sad truth that these individuals are often stereotyped as lonesome and aloof, but these misconstructions cannot be farther away from the…

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The Three Stages of Life — Purpose Fairy

There is one life. However, there are many philosophies and spiritual studies that divide life into many stages. Obviously, we can divide life based on physical stages like a new-born, adolescent, adult and so on. But here I am trying to dissect life, based on the ego or mind, so to speak. I have noticed, we go through three stages in life. Let’s see how in each stage, we cope or are open to life. The Three Stages of Life…

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