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The Meanings We Create

Today’s topic explores the meanings we create.  Meanings could also be called; underlying assumptions, norms, or beliefs.  In fact, every incidence of behavior has a root in some assumption we hold to be true.

Creating meaning can apply to both healthy and unhealthily thinking.  Studies have shown that using less negative terms in stressful situations improves overall morale. Conversely, research shown that people are able to identify constructive meanings tends to improve.

The use of certain words can cause feelings of being judged, or criticized and can trigger defensiveness.

Creating Meaning conveys the active of people’s interpretation and it’s an everyday term.

Fulfillment, happiness, sense. To truly be fulfilled in life, we need to experience pleasure, we should do things that we think it is useful, and we should have in our lives meaning.

Many of as we experience a radical change in our lives, divorce, children leaving home, retirement, we begin to ask is there more in life.

So it could be a decisive feeling when we actually live for years with and through others. When we finally get time for ourselves, we do not know what to do with it.

We are so used to spending every second on what’s next, “to do” list,  who thinks what, even if you think you have time, do not know what you want to do with it.

Over the years,we somehow lose the sense of who we are, what we most relate to and what we wanted to be.

 

Personal Magnetism

We can’t reasonably hope to succeed by merely dreaming about success.

We surely can”t achieve success if you plunge blindly through your career.

We can’t really succeed without possessing some degree of personal magnetism.

When you began reading this article, you certainly possessed a measure of magnetic capacity, either physical or psychic. If you have energetically observed its directions, you have developed both varieties; but, above that, you have also combined them into one living whole, the magnetic personality.
This result has required at least a year of persistent effort. If you have arrived at this point in less time, you should go back and begin where haste first retarded your progress.

Magnetism is a natural growth.
No matter how great may be our ability to read and understand books, growth require time as well as intelligent effort. No matter how poor may be our ability in such respect, that growth is absolutely certain if we put reasonable time and genuine effort into its acquisition.

The giant trees of California were once puny saplings. The slow lapse of time has drew nature into their mighty hearts. Magnetism can no more be acquired by the mere reading of an article, or by hurried practice of its directions, than can these giants of the West be produced in the hot-house culture of a northern summer.

Magnetic growth is naturally slow. Its principles, its methods, and the results of its study, have to be deeply sunk into and absorbed and assimilated by the subjective self before the reaction of magnetism in the objective life can obtain.

Magnetism and practical life.
The faithful observance of these suggestions may develop many surprises. The growth of magnetism involves intense and continuous concentration of thought upon the psychic field. The sole value of magnetism consists in its practical application to everyday affairs.

Success-Magnetism is not an accomplishment it is a practical power. When rightly developed and used, it controls the subjective self in the concrete work of the objective. The definition of the goal you have been seeking now appears:

Success-magnetism is personal magnetism intelligently multiplied into actual life.

Take Care of Your Body With Rest And Sleep

All the parts of the human body work together, although each one has its especial part to do.

The stomach must have a time to rest between meals.

The other parts of the body require rest, too. This they usually get while we are asleep. We must not be neglectful and fail to give them enough rest, or they will soon get worn out and give us trouble.

Sometimes, when people are not well or are all tired out, they find they cannot sleep well at night. There are a number of little things that can be done to induce sleep.

A warm bath before retiring, followed by a gentle massage, especially along the spine, often will, by relaxing the nerves and muscles, produce very good results.

A hot foot bath, which draws the blood away from the brain, frequently will be found beneficial. A glass of hot milk or cocoa, taken just before retiring, often will have the same effect.

If the sleeplessness is a result of indigestion, a plain diet will relieve. Sleeping upon a hard bed without any pillow sometimes produces the desired effect.

Always have plenty of fresh air in the room. Keep the mind free from the cares of the day. If they will intrude, crowd them out by repeating something else some soothing sentence or bit of poetry.

One good plan is to close the left nostril by pressing on it with the finger, then take four deep breaths through the right nostril. Then close the right nostril and take four deep breaths through the left one. Repeat this about four times. Then breathe slowly through both nostrils, but count your breaths. You seldom will count very many.

Never take any sleeping powders or tablets except upon the advice of a physician, for they usually contain drugs that will injure the heart.

We Can Improve Our Personal Lives With Our Dream Job

For some of us, improving our personal life is finding a new career. If we are working in what we love to do, that rubs off on the way we view things and gives us a better perspective on life. You have to consider the many ways of success we can practice to become a well-rounded person finding his or her dream job. You have to believe in you and what you want. Make it your reality.

With a solid plan, whether to changing jobs or starting a new business can become a reality. You should never let the fear of change stop us from achieving something that we really want. New is overwhelming for most of us, but if you take time out to research, planning and proper networking, we’ll find the transition will be less stressful.

Find a career you love

Whether your in mid career, a student, new to the work force, or an entrepreneur it gets difficult to gain satisfaction and accomplishment when your stuck doing something you hate. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, so why not do something that you like doing. Keep in mind that doing what you like is often complicated but if you would like to improve your personal life here are a few steps:

Decide why you want to change careers:
It is important to know whether you are moving away from something or moving towards something. It is difficult to identify your ideal job when you are overwhelmed by negative issues from your current situation. If you are making a career change, keep all of your options open to make a fresh start.

What are your goals?

Write down a normal aspect of a normal day. Outline what it is exactly that you want to do. What kind of work schedule do you want, what kind of positions and tasks, what is your ideal salary to live comfortably, and are you an entrepreneur at heart. Continuously write and update these goals in a notebook or journal.

Identify your interests

Your interests do not mean this should be your new job or business, it is just the beginning of self exploration. The key is to identify what truly interests you and how you can incorporate those interests into the work field. What are your favorite hobbies? What books do you like to read? What sections of the newspaper to you turn to first? What are your favorite television shows? After keeping track of this for a week, you should discover a trend that should narrow down to two or three topics of interests.

What are your abilities?

Write down a list of abilities that come easily to you. By doing something that your good at will not only greater your chance of succeeding, but give a sense of satisfaction to your work. You will find that you have hidden abilities. Once you pull up those hidden abilities use them, see how you like them and put them to good use.

Many people walk through life failing to realize who they are and what they are capable of doing to its entirety. Do not be afraid to learn who you are. It will take some time. It took me over thirty years, but it was well worth the trial and errors made along the way to learn who I am.

Failing to remember:
Many of us have difficulty remembering. This is a common problem. Don’t let it get you down. Take action to improve your memory. Walk along the jungle lane of memory and explore what is in your mind and what you want to accomplish.

Is There Every Day Spirituality?

Everyday spirituality can be found in all of us. From our first days on this earth we have been influenced by the ideas of society telling you what kind of person we should be. From that first cartoon show as a kid to the latest version of Downton Abbey, the media shows us how perfect our lives should be.

These ideas and life events have molded and shaped us into what we are today. Our inner spirit has taken a back seat crowded out by all these ideas and notions of who should be and how we should live your lives.

Seeing spirituality everyday looks beyond the TV screen past the physical, it looks beyond into our individual spiritual center. Use your awareness to recognize it in all beings.

The best way to begin is to set your mood by just thinking of the people and things that make us happy:
listening to your favorite music
the sounds of nature on a quiet spring day
a neighborly act of kindness
a peaceful time for meditation
reading a good book or inspirational story
your loved ones
the sounds of happy children

We can experience that moment when we rediscover our own inner spirituality and that of the world around us. If we recognize all the good in our lives and give it the attention and recognition it deserves, we will experience the spirituality that surrounds us every day.
Spirituality is all around us, what is spirituality? One definition of spirituality is “Spirituality is that which relates to or affects the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.”

Spirituality touches that part of us that is not dependent on material things or physical comforts. We can bring spirituality into our everyday lives, if we want to.
I believe, we are all spiritual beings deep inside ourselves. If we look beyond the trappings of this material world, we can find spirituality everywhere we go and in everyone we encounter along the way.

Bring your awareness into the here and now, you are not thinking ahead or thinking of what has past, you are in the moment. Make notes to yourself as you go through your everyday tasks and events so you will remember the spiritual aspects of whatever it is you are doing. Practicing being completely in the moment is an excellent way to build your awareness of spirit.

By choosing to see the good in all people and things is the way to tune into our spirit within. You will no doubt encounter people that make it difficult to recognize their inner spirit. Everyone has a spiritual center; it is just that everyone is not in tune to that part of their being yet.

Unfortunately, some people just don’t want to be. But by recognizing that and the way we treat that individual can help open that door for them if only a tiny bit. You can make a difference in that person’s life. Listen to the voice of your inner spirit and it will guide you to take right action.

Live Your Best Life Now! Make today a new beginning live in and through your spiritual center. Ain’t no guarantee on tomorrow!

When you find yourself in that negative frame of mind just recall the things that make you happy. Remember the small things in life that truly make us smile. The positive events and people in our lives. This will help diminish the effects of that negativity. It is not an easy, but with practice it becomes easier and you will gain so much form it.

Your life will start to evolve into the life you’ve always dreamed of. Take one step at a time, build your awareness of everyday spirituality by recognizing it in the people and things around us.

Start living your best life now, start recognizing the spirit in you now, and the spirituality that surrounds you now.