Let It All Drop – Positively Positive Positively Positive – Positivity Article

Once, I was a falcon, or at least I tried to be. Fast and focused, I was quick to act, quick to think, never a moment wasted. I wanted to fly the farthest and be the most ruthless. I carried with me always a sense of urgency, as if to say, “Look how much I care.” I thought the hard and hurried in me was my strength. I didn’t want anyone to know how soft I really was. Or how…

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Prayer of the Heart: An Excerpt From ’50 Ways To Pray’ – Spiritual Article

Let’s sit down and listen to our heart. Western culture tends to reward quick-thinking, fast, type-A people — but the constant distractions in our environment can make it hard to hear that one small voice we associate with God. Hearing that voice requires setting aside some time to focus, which helps us build our relationship with the Spirit, quiet our minds, shed our judgments and fears, and open ourselves to love just the way we are. We are constantly being…

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How Maitri Opens Your Heart – Meditation Article

Maitri means loving-kindness or unconditional friendliness. David Nichtern shows you how to do this heart-opening Buddhist practice, and Cyndi Lee explains how to incorporate it in your yoga practice. Photo by Xevi Casanovas. Our hearts are always fundamentally open. They’re just covered up sometimes by doubt, hesitation, fear, anxiety, and all kinds of self-protective habitual patterns. The practice of opening the heart is based on exploring and reversing some of these patterns. We cultivate openness while noting and dissolving the…

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Passion – Self Improvement Article

I’ve been helping people find and follow their passion since 2009.I’ve noticed the same questions come up over and over again.And the answers always remain the same.The truth of the matter is that you already have the answers; you’re just getting in your own way.How? By thinking too much. Trying to figure things out. Forcing progress. The trying to force things to happen gets in the way of things happening.If that doesn’t quite make sense, or you don’t quite believe it, keep…

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A 3-Step Formula to Tap Into Your Creativity (and Solve Any Problem) – Self Improvement Article

Throughout the years, I’ve become better and better at uncovering creative solutions. I don’t struggle as much as I used to. Creative ideas seem to arrive at just the right time. This hasn’t happened because I’m somehow talented. No, it’s because I’ve begun to understand how creativity works in my life. The good news? You already have access to it. You can start using your innate creativity. Once you’re done reading this article, you’ll know how to do it. But before…

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21 Things You Can Do To Change Your Life Forever – Self Improvement Article

Last night I had a dream. It was Christmas Eve. And I was receiving presents. At that time, all I could think of was “I don’t want these. It’s just more stuff I won’t use.” Looking back, I can see how much I’ve changed. I almost haven’t noticed the change, because it sneaks up on you, until it’s impossible to ignore. It’s like when you were a kid. You got taller, but you didn’t notice until you stood up against…

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What to Do When You Can’t Figure Life Out – Self Improvement Article

Don’t know what you want? Don’t know where to go? Don’t even know where to start? On top of all this, you may feel like you need clarity, and you need it now. Yet the problem isn’t what you think it is. It’s not your job to figure your life out. It’s your job to live life, and to do the best you can in this very moment. Doesn’t make sense, does it? That’s why we’ll dive deeper into this,…

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Why Is It So Hard to Follow Your Heart? Get Your Answer Here

This post is a part of the Follow Your Heart series. Overwhelm. Fear. Panic. Those are the feelings I ran into when I first started following my heart. I thought that if I could only find my passion, or tap into my inner wisdom, everything would be fine. But life doesn’t work that way. I discovered that in order to live the life I wanted, I had to let go of the baggage I had. And letting go meant facing…

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