October 12, 2017
Ego, we all have one. Our egos are the attachment to our self-image. When we are aware of our ego, we will have a healthy balance of self-esteem and self worth. If we believe we are superior to others we will act in ways that will express this identity through gaining power and authority over others. If we believe we are inferior or unworthy we will have an ego that shows us that this is true too.
Either way, these are false images. Being aware of our ego and not attaching to the self-image of who we think we are is how we can go beyond self limiting beliefs about ourselves.
I know that when I was a teenager, I never felt confident in myself. I felt I wasn’t good enough. It was a trying time for me. My father got sick when I was 15 years old and then passed away 2 years later. During these years it was very difficult for me to see past my ego that identified with not being loved and feelings of unworthiness.
It was a heavy burden to carry. After seeking help and counseling, I became aware that this wasn’t the truth. I was able to see beyond my ego and transform these limiting beliefs that keep me a prisoner of my own thinking.
When you feel your ego trying to edge in and get the better of you, stop and talk to yourself. Take a deep breath and become aware of what is going on. Maybe you need to speak up or maybe you need to meditate on something to gain clarity. Turn off the noise outside of you and inside of you. Listen to the quite voice within. The ego is loud and boastful, your authentic spirit is gentle, loving and kind.
Need more help? Reach out and listen to your inner voice that is always guiding you.
October 5, 2017
What does it take to navigate these times of uncertainty? Being curious. Children always ask questions? Being curious is the insatiable desire to know more.
In a world that is full of constant change, just keeping up with the change can be a full time job.
Rapid technological advances requires us to incorporate new ways of thinking and doing. Everything is becoming more and more automated. Kiosk’s in airports to self checkouts at supermarkets, and self driving cars and artificial intelligence are right around the corner.
Corporations are still downsizing and fast food chains are still supersizing. It seems like everything has gone upside down.
With all these changes, people are experiencing anxiety, fear losing their jobs, and fear of becoming irrelevant.
Looking beyond potential threats and toward potential opportunities are where the answers lie.
Being curious is one of the key elements that will keep your mind focused on possibilities rather than the threats.
Curiosity is the inquiring mind. It is asking how things can be done differently. It is staying open to new ideas and learning new things. It is a childlike innocence that wants to discover, explore, play and feel forever young..
Are you yearning for this experience? Let’s explore together. I have lots of questions for you that will spark your creative juices!