Crowd Pleaser?

by Cynthia Bischoff on February 18, 2018

Do you try to please everyone? –Try to control everything so as not to meet your fears? –Try to be a superstar at your own expense because, after all, YOU can do it best?

Here are a few tips for living in better balance:

1. Understand that reactionary behavior perpetuates states of imbalance, so instead of quickly reacting, try pausing, thinking things through, and then responding with conscious intention.

2. If you are a human “doing,” anxiety may feel natural. Try relaxing so that you have a reference point for balance.

3. Practice mindfulness in the moment. Be here now. For example, when you wash a dish, truly wash it, feel the soapy water and sponge, without having your mind be somewhere completely different.

4. Focus on your breathing from time to time. You can wear a rubber band on your wrist (assuming you don’t normally do this!) and when you notice it throughout the day, check in with your breathing. Breathe deeply from your lower abdomen and slowly, allowing the breath to relax your body.

5. Challenge your assumptions and beliefs about anything that troubles you. What is really happening in the situation? Let go of ideas that do not serve you.

6. Practice mind-body methods, such as meditation, walking, listening to relaxing music–all of which will calm your spirit and help take you out of the rat-race pace.

By slowing down in general, in a very magical way, you become more focused and less distracted, better able to respond to what is important in your life.

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You Are Powerful

by Cynthia Bischoff on January 28, 2018

Throughout our lifetime we develop and learn to operate from a sense of our own power.  Often major spiritual tests in life involve how we use our power.  These spiritual  lessons can involve circumstances in which you do not own your own power enough, or when you wield too much power, might involve dominating others.

Personal power is considered a fundamental key to psychological health and spiritual growth. The ideal is to own your own power  in a considerate manner never wavering while remaining mindful of love and considerate behavior with others.

So how do you balance the use of your own power?

You want to be sure that you do not  give your life to others to make your choices or simply fail to develop your own sense of self and to individuate. Pay attention to the needs of your heart and affirm your own worthiness.

Likewise, you must be cautious about dominating others and must offer them the same respect for their own life that you desire.  It is through owning and balancing your personal power that self-mastery over your own energy takes place.

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Mindful Living In A Busy World

January 21, 2018

Have you ever needed one seminar that would improve the way you are living your life? One that would help you balance and harmonize your daily living? Here it is! On Saturday, April 28, 2018, I will be teaching The Art of Living Mindfully in a Busy World, a one day seminar, from 9 a.m. […]

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On Purpose

January 14, 2018

What is your purpose? You are always discovering your purpose when you ask yourself “Why am I here?” If you ask yourself this question and are still not sure, just look back on your life. You have been fulfilling your purpose your entire life even if you don’t know consciously what your purpose is. So […]

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