Note To Self – Always Be A Kid

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You can be a child by enjoying small things and being happy with almost anything.Don’t mistake “being a kid at heart” for immaturity. As adults, we learn to become more mature and responsible individuals. Ironically, I believe one of the biggest signs of maturity is choosing to be a kid at heart.Part of me melts every time I encounter children because I observe their carefree, happy, innocent nature, from which adults could stand to learn.

Here are 11 reasons why you are a kid at heart:

1. You always smile.I absolutely adore when a kid smiles at me. It’s highly contagious and impossible for me not to smile back. Children smile because they are truly happy, as their lives are not complicated or filled with much responsibility.They find joy and pure happiness in the simplest things, and they share those giggles with everyone. Charlie Chapman said it best: “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

 

2. You forgive freely and know every day is a fresh start.Have you ever noticed that children have the uncanny ability to see every day as a new beginning? They forget about the past easily and don’t hold grudges.When two children fight, they are upset for that time period, but then, the very next day, they are best friends again. As we grow into adults, this becomes tougher and we find it difficult to forgive and let things go.It’s never too late to forgive and start all over.

3. You believe and dream big.In a child’s world, nothing is impossible. The ability of children to believe sparks faith and optimism to never give up. Many adults lose this ability because we tend to see things for how they were or are, rather than how they could be.If we made an effort and believed in pursuing our dreams, we would be more likely to achieve them, even if those dreams seem nearly impossible to accomplish

 

.4. You are carefree and fearless.Children have the most amazing ability to be carefree and fearless. They are limitless and have no boundaries because they are not yet confined by the fear of shame or failure; they do things because they just don’t know any better.As we grow into adults, we tend to worry or fear the unknown and what others may think of us.Embrace what life has to offer in a carefree and fearless manner so you can be unstoppable

 

.5. You are active.I remember when I was a little kid, I played hopscotch, jump-roped to “Cinderella, dressed in yellow, went upstairs to kiss her fellow,” ran around the grass with the sprinklers on, had mud fights and did cartwheels for days. I found joy in doing these everyday activities without even thinking of them as forms of exercise.To be honest, I still do some of these things and for the same damn reason — it’s fun.6. You take pleasure in little things.When I was a kid, I would get so excited every Sunday when the ice cream truck made its way around our neighborhood. But, it wasn’t the ice cream I was enthusiastic about; it was more so the song that made me giddytime I heard the truck’s tune, I ran to my dad, asked him to open up the garage, sprinted outside and busted out crazy dance moves to my jam.My dad would then proceed to buy me my favorite rainbow popsicle, which I found fascinating because my tongue turned different colors after licking it.Those simple things made me so happy. As we grow into adults, we take things for granted and stop taking pleasure in the little things. Why do we stop noticing the simple things that have the potential to bring us joy?

7. You love unconditionally.The best thing about children is their love. They could care less about your flaws; they don’t care what you look like, who you are, where you are from or what you do because their love is limitless.It’s true what Mahatma Gandhi stated:The law of love could be best understood and learned through little children.

 

8. You use your creativity and imagination.I remember losing myself in creative activities as a child. I drew pictures for hours, played with clay, built spaceships and rockets out of LEGOs, pretended I was on the “Lizzie McGuire” show, and then bust out, “Hi, my name is Sheena from ‘Lizzie McGuire’ and you’re watching Disney Channel!”For some reason, as we get older, we get busier. We stop seeing these creative activities as meaningful and worthwhile. The truth is, creativity is the reason our world is so advanced. One should never lose his or her imagination.

 

9. You have endless curiosity.As a kid, I remember continuously asking my parents questions: Where did we come from? Why do people die? Where is God? What does this mean? I was curious but clueless.Children know they don’t know everything, so they ask a million and one questions to gain knowledge and understanding. Answer this: Isn’t asking questions better than not asking any questions at all?

 

10. You ask for help.I remember when two boys bullied me in second grade. Call it tattletaling if you must, but for me, it was simply asking for help. Children always ask for help because they don’t know what they are doing or how to handle certain situations.As we grow into adults, we sometimes look at asking for help as weakness. Always feel empowered to ask for help, whether it be on how to do something or how to get through something. We aren’t alone; we all need help every now and then.

 

11. If you fall, you get back up and run.When a child takes a tumble, he or she might need to be comforted for a bit, but then, the child quickly recovers and runs off to play.As adults, we may be hurt, but as long as we pick ourselves back up and move on, the bruises begin to finally heal.Subscribe to Elite Daily’s official newsletter,

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The Edge, for more stories you don’t want to miss. 475 Shares Sheena Amin Contributor Sheena is a contributing writer based in Irvine, California. She graduated from University of California Irvine in 2013 with a degree in Public Health.

 

 

Please share your Happy Moment

Quick Coherence® Technique

Create a coherent state in about a minute with the simple, but powerful steps of the Quick Coherence® Technique. Using the power of your heart to balance thoughts and emotions, you can achieve energy, mental clarity and feel better fast anywhere. Use Quick Coherence especially when you begin feeling a draining emotion such as frustration, irritation, anxiety or anger. Find a feeling of ease and inner harmony that’s reflected in more balanced heart rhythms, facilitating brain function and more access to higher intelligence.

Steps for Quick Coherence Technique:

Step 1: Focus your attention in the area of the heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your heart or chest area, breathing a little slower and deeper than usual.

Suggestion: Inhale 5 seconds, exhale 5 seconds (or whatever rhythm is comfortable)

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Step 2: Make a sincere attempt to experience a regenerative feeling such as appreciation or care for someone or something in your life.

Suggestion: Try to re-experience the feeling you have for someone you love, a pet, a special place, an accomplishment, etc. or focus on a feeling of calm or ease.

So what is everyones happy place?  The memory that first popped into your mind where you were truly happy.   No drunken pill popping moments, boo… I have so many of those ones.. They have to be real happy moments from your heart.

So what was mine.  –  I was in Magaluf, Party Heaven. Yes I know I said no drunken ones and this really isn’t.  So picture this.. Its Daytime, its sunny and I am on a Pedalo with my friend and little brother who  came to visit me for a holiday.  (I was a Pr rep living the dream!) Well,  her little brother was desperate for a pee but was scared that sharks would get him..He was 14 and a little drama queen and I loved to wind him up!! So I told him to just pee in the water..so he did..Then we wouldn’t let him back on the pedalo and I nearly wet myself laughing at him splashing around screaming like a little girl…Ok so I sound like a cruel b*tch but honestly he was laughing too…It has always stuck with me as It was true hilarity and a beautiful care free day with only fun and games on my mind.

 

Mindfulness

I’ve spoken about mindfulness to numerous psychiatrists, those that I’ve worked with and experts from various out-postings of the Western world. Completely unprompted, they all converge on one point: We should pay more attention to what the Eastern philosophy already knows about the body and mind. As Western doctors, we are trained in the evidence-based […]

via The spiritual aspects of mindfulness through an evidence-based lens — Thinking Clearly

Are we all Stressed out our Massive amazingly mind blowing Minds…

Stress is recognized by many as the number one proxy killer disease today.¹ If we do not keep our lives in perspective, we will create unnecessary stress by confusing the primary focus of the three main levels of the mind: the unconscious, the subconscious and the conscious.

THE UNCONSCIOUS is the lowest level of the mind. It is essentially the automatic level. It manages the direction and processing of the basic functions of the human body like: respiration, coronary functioning, digestion, temperature, immune system, reflexes, and early warning systems like the animal instincts of fight-flight-freeze-panic. Its primary focus is keeping us safe, assuring that our basic needs (water, food, air) are being met, and allowing us to be present. It is the least intelligent area of the mind.

THE SUBCONSCIOUS mind is the middle (subsurface layer) where our social instincts are directed and processed. The social instincts interact with the unconscious before entering consciousness – if they ever get there. This is where we keep track of all lessons learned from our life experiences and genetic predispositions. Some say that every second of our life is recorded through this level of our mind. This area has more intelligence than the unconscious mind, but is still not extremely intelligent. This level takes most of its intellectual reasoning from the conscious level.

THE CONSCIOUS mind resides above the surface and is arguably the most intelligent region. It is the analytical and intellectual part of the mind. It carries out much of its function based on its interactions with the subconscious and the unconscious while processing.

Each of these levels has a primary purpose and functions autonomously while still interacting with the others. In other words each level of the mind does a small part of the function of the others for a very short period of time intermittently. This leads us to the main point of this article.

By working from the inside out, you can help each level of the mind stay focused and perform its primary function better. When we allow outside influences to affect all levels of the mind, their primary focus becomes confused with the directives of the others. This compromises the function at every level and can lead to chaos causing stress. To prevent this from happening we simply need to adopt a practice of consistently differentiating needs, wants, and likes. For example, when we worry about getting a new car so we can look as good as our neighbours and we do not spend some time reinforcing that we are safe and secure no matter what, our unconscious mind believes that if we do not get the new car, we will die – as I may be doing when I finish writing this article. This new and displaced worry will affect function at a continually growing rate until we get the new car or reconcile this idea. Accordingly, asking the question “Why do I care?” can really help reduce anxiety at all levels of your consciousness.

“People are learning how to live stress free lives through the Neural Empowerment programs at Pathwaves. Pathwaves seeks to guide you to a state of individual balance and purposeful awareness,” explains Geoff Cole, Clinical Director of Pathwaves. Pathwaves believes the answer is their transformative methodology called Neural Empowerment. “Neural Empowerment is a process that aims to provide you with the tools to take control and live happier and more fulfilling lives free of stress regardless of your circumstances,” Cole shares.

(2016, Novebember) Natural Awakenings

Sources:

¹ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heartmath-llc/how-stress-affects-the-body_b_2422522.html

From the Inside Out

Since I started looking into different sorts of techniques to improve myself I realised that there were so many to choose from and wow, where the hell do I start?

Who doesn’t want to feel full of energy and to be happy, I sure as hell do.  I don’t want to spend time worrying about things that will more than likely never happen.  I, after all am fully responsible for my own thoughts and no one else.  So I hereby state that my thoughts will be mainly happy positive and full of joy…oh but what if I just cant sustain it…what if I slip up..shit its just too damn hard..this world..these people…Oh this mind of mine….

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Where to start? So many techniques to try out and it can be overwhelming but just make the decision and let the universe do the rest.  Is it that simple? Seriously…

I’m gonna start by naming some of the amazing brain training techniques that I have encountered on my  journey to being a happier human being.

Top one of course is Meditation – and there is so many different ones to choose from and one size doesn’t fit all.  I find Mindfulness is more of a day to day training that can be used during our busy life’s.  Sitting at traffic lights or doing the dishes and being totally mindful of the present moment.

I also love a guided meditation and sometimes just some nice music and a bit of quiet time.

John Kabat Zinn and Eckhart Tolle are two of my top re read books at my bedside and I highly recommend them.

Next is Dr Joe Dispenza –   Joe Dispenza, D.C., first caught the public’s eye as one of the scientists featured in the award-winning film What the BLEEP Do We Know!? Since that movie’s release in 2004, his work has expanded, deepened, and spiraled in several key directions—all of which reflect his passion for exploring how people can use the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience and quantum physics to not only heal illness but also to enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life. Dr. Joe is driven by the conviction that each one of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities.

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So I started listening to all his YouTube videos, as you do when you want to learn anything new.  Which then lead me to buying his book ” Breaking the habit of being yourself”  So I was doing his meditations for a good month or two.  I love his books but I would say that his meditations are just a little too long for me.  I did them for a good few months and can see how they would work but I have found other ones that I like more now so I will continue to dip in and out of his work.

But before I found out about him I bought Dr Bruce Liptons book  “The Biology of Belief”  This guy tells you all about how your beliefs can alter your cells.  I must admit at the time of reading this book I wasn’t really terribly conscious so a lot of it went over my head, so I dipped back into it recently and I can say I get it a lot more now.  I do love to listen to him on youtube.  He is promoting PSYCH-K technique,

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Civilization, as we know it, is  in the process of making a monumental shift in human consciousness of which we are all playing a part, consciously and subconsciously. Every aspect of our lives, both personal and professional, is being profoundly affected. Using PSYCH-K®, you can help to positively direct this change. PSYCH-K allows you to quickly and painlessly change subconscious beliefs that are limiting the full expression of your potential in life, as a spiritual being having a human experience. This includes your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

I love this quote — “When you rewrite the software of your mind, you change the printout of your life… and the world!”

Next Technique is The Havening Technique – This one is amazing and a bit like..WTF…how does that sh*t work…

The Havening techniques described herein are based in evolutionary biology and offer you the opportunity to live a healthier, hopefully happier and more productive life. To Western eyes, to watch pain instantly disappear, long standing psychological problems resolve and disturbing memories fade into the irretrievable past is nothing short of astonishing.

We call this method Havening. Havening, the transitive verb of the word haven, means to put into a safe place. While some forms of this approach have been around for decades, many mental health professionals remain skeptical given that it involves no medication, talking or prolonged exposure

So the most famous Hypnotist ever – Paul McKenna – Is promoting this one.  And I have done a few of his books with success so why not give it a go.  You can check out this technique for free on YouTube and its very easy and it does work so give it a go.

TFT, EFT, HYPNOSIS, MEDITATION PSYCH – K AND SO MANY MORE TECHNIQUES OUT THERE TO IMPROVE US AS HUMAN BEINGS FROM THE INSIDE OUT.  LET US ALL WORK ON OURSELVES TO MAKE US HAPPIER, CALMER MORE JOYFUL COMPASSIONATE HUMAN BEINGS..IF NOT FOR OURSELVES BUT FOR OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY..JUST SPREAD THAT JOY ALL AROUND THE PLACE.  WHATEVER WE PUT OUT THERE HAS GOTTA COME BACK..IT IS THE LAW AFTER ALL.

Reiki Energy – We all have it!

Happiness is a choice, and a skill

The Precepts are the bridge between how you experience your life and how you want to experience it.

Happiness, steady happiness, isn’t a luxury, or a carrot on a stick. It is both a choice, and the skill to be able to make that choice.

Abiding happiness doesn’t just happen. It doesn’t magically appear. Happiness isn’t in your future unless you learn how to be happy now.

Your body constantly responds to your emotional state. Stress and depression damage your health and influence your choices in ways you might not recognize, making it harder and harder to choose to be happy.

Happiness is a necessity

Happiness is essential to health and well-being, and it is your true nature.

You are happiest when you are yourself. When you are happy, you make good choices that help you stay that way. And happiness enables you to function at your highest capacity, to bring your best self, and greatest creativity, to each moment of every day.

Happiness is contagious. Creating your happiness is a primary responsibility and social obligation.

When you are happy, you inspire the people around you to be happy — both the people you love and even those other people who would be so much easier to be around if you were happier and knew how to stay happier!

Your happiness will not improve until you make it a priority. Even if you were magically infused with happiness, you still need to know how to maintain it.

Now is the time to take control of your happiness.

REIKI PRECEPTS

Today only,
Do not anger,
Do not worry.

With thankfulness,
Work diligently.

Be kind to others.

Motivational Speeches lift your spirits

Have you ever listened to a song and all of a sudden felt intense emotions of either sadness or empowerment.  Like listening to a pink song – “So what I’m still a Rock Star” in my car and blaring out the lyrics and totally imagining that you just don’t give a shit and your unstoppable….then the song goes off and your listening to Adele and you feel like you could just cry your eyes out…

Well when your down or anxious or just not feeling the best, watch what your listening to and watching and make sure its empowering and uplifting.

My favourite people to listen to when I need extra courage is the one and only Mr Tony robbins.  He is just the most amazing motivational guru, how one person just knows so much about people is just beyond me..but I’m glad he does.

I also love Will Smith, Jim Carey and Oprah Winfrey for getting you totally revved up and ready to take on the world.

The only thing with listening to these motivational movies and speeches is that the momentum of good feelings doesn’t last long, but if you keep on listening and really feel the emotion you can eventually train your brain into being more empowered.

As Oprah Winfrey says.”you are the master of ur emotions”  I’m sure someone said it before her but as I was watching her empowering speech it is something that just totally stuck with me.

So stop watching the news and getting freaked out over the state of the world and start watching mind movies to enhance ur compassion ur positivity and spread ur good mood to the rest of ur family and beyond.