It’s been a while since I published a Daily Sunshine article – sorry – the summer and writing a new book took over for a while. But I’m back! And today I’d like to talk to you about the whole ‘beauty in the eye of the beholder’ thing. It won’t take long! Care to read on? [Read more…] about The Thing About Beauty Being In The Eye Of The Beholder…
Today sees the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s world-changing speech.
Fifty years on, we have a black President of the USA, but still so much inequality and hatred between people of every colour and creed.
To mark this anniversary, HH Dalai Lama has published his “I have a dream…”
It takes a minute to watch and I dare you not to feel moved and inspired.
Right in this moment, I’m choosing to share his dream – to allow it to melt into each and every cell and fibre of my being. I invite you to try it on for size – and let me know how you get on, via the comments box.
Have You Had Enough Of Your Inner Critic Yet? (3 Things You’ll Want To Start Today!)
We’ve all got one – that critic on your shoulder who makes sure you know exactly how rubbish you are in life, just when you most need to find your cheerleader-in-a-closet. And we do everything we can to eliminate that inner loudspeaker of negative self talk. But what if there were a way to sort your inner critic, once and for all? And what if you could get started – and make a noticeable difference – in the next five minutes? [Read more…] about 3 Surefire Ways To Let Go Of Negative Self-Talk
Sometimes life hands you a bunch of lemons… And, yes, that’s when it’s the best time to make lemonade. But sometimes that positive attitude can be your worst enemy. Here’s how we turned things around this weekend.
[Read more…] about When Life Gives You Lemons… Why Sometimes That Positive Attitude Is The Worst Thing You Can Do
When we spend time complaining about what’s going wrong, what others are or aren’t doing and how much of what we want we don’t have / how much we don’t want what we have, guess what happens?
We are programming our minds to focus on more of that.
It’s as though we’re tuning a radio station to play us a ‘life soundtrack’ of complaining, ‘don’t want’ and ‘don’t like’.
Fortunately there’s a really simple solution.
Instead of complaining about what’s bad / wrong / what we don’t have, focus on what’s going well, what we do have, what we do like and we’ll be waving a magic wand, setting the filters in our brain to spot more of that.
When we do this, it’s as though a miracle occurs:
“Whatever you appreciate and give thanks for will increase in your life.”~ Sanaya Roman
It feels like the things we appreciate are growing, because we’re giving them more of our ‘head space’. But it also physically occurs too, because we’re giving our mind the instruction to notice and to create chance for more of what we appreciate to ‘arrive’. We’re more likely to spot the open doors and opportunities that allow more of it into our experience of live. We’re more likely to say the things and take the actions that bring what we appreciate into our world.
The simple act of saying thank you for what we have – of appreciating and feeling good about how our life is – shifts our radar and retunes that radio station.
Each time you catch yourself complaining, how about pausing for a moment and asking yourself, “What could I choose to feel grateful for, in this moment?”
There will always be something.
This is one of the many reasons why your daily ‘gratitude minutes’ are so incredibly important – and potentially life-changing. They are training your mind to consistently allow more of what you feel grateful for into your experience of life.
Surely that’s worth a minute a day of your time?
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Look around you next time you’re out and about in a busy street. Even when people are lost in their own thoughts, not talking to anyone else, their face tells a story. It tells the story of what their typical thoughts have been about. It shows you which thoughts and emotions they have practised most often, over the years. Check it out – our favourite emotional states are written on our faces for all to see.
Our ‘relaxed state’ facial expression is a scarily public indicator of our inner emotional state. Happy people have happy faces. Sad people have sad faces. Grumpy people have grumpy faces.
When you get older, which kind of face would you rather have? The one that is furrowed with worry lines and frown grooves? Or the one with crow’s feet and laughter lines?
We can choose which face we want to wear. [Read more…] about Which Face Will You Choose Today? Why It Might Be The Most Important Decision You Make.