Meditating at Work

Do you feel unable to succeed in accomplishing your goals? Have you been knocked back so many times that you’ve lost your confidence and lost the will to keep trying?

Don’t stop. Never give up. You are perfect just as you are.

I saw that you were perfect and so I loved you.

Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.

Angelita Lim

You can harness the power of positive thinking to overcome the particular self-destructive demons—the entrenched thoughts and beliefs—which are preventing you from fulfilling your life’s destiny.

You have all the skills and abilities to live up to your highest potential.

Affirmations can empower you to take the necessary steps to accomplish your goals. Here are just a few affirmations I’ve created to consider using in this regard:

I release all worry and doubt. I have absolute trust and faith in myself. I proceed calmly and confidently one step at a time towards my goals.

 I am success. I am abundantly able to succeed in every effort that I truthfully designate.

 Step by step, day by day, I am better in every way.

In 2012, researchers in Japan conducted a study of 54 university students. The students were divided into two groups: an experimental group instructed to do a daily 10-minute Buddhist-based meditation at home, and a control group, which did not meditate. All participants were assessed through questionnaires before and after the experiment to determine their sense of coherence (a view that recognises the world as meaningful and predictable), self-esteem, and purpose in life. The duration of the experiment was one month.

Meditating for the World

At the end of that month there were marked differences between the two groups. The meditators showed significant increases across all measured parameters; the non-meditators did not.

The students who meditated had a greater sense of coherence, meaning they felt their lives made sense and that life challenges were worthy of commitment, even in light of stress and out-of-balance lifestyles. Their self-esteem had improved and their life purpose was clearer.

The experiment indicated that just 10 minutes a day of meditation benefitted these students and helped them to clarify their unique life purpose.

We’re each here for a reason. Just a few minutes a day for meditation and for affirmations can change your life by bringing you into alignment with your deepest calling. It simply requires regularity and a positive intent. Go for it!

Radio host, librarian, inspirational speaker and health educator John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives and Beyond the Search, books to lift the spirit and touch the heart. See http://www.JohnHainesBooks.com 

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‘Argue for your limitations and sure enough they’re yours.’ Richard Bach (Illusions)

You know that old but true saying: ‘Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right’. Martial artist, author and youthist Peter Ragnar challenges many of our core beliefs. And it is these beliefs which create our lives, for better or for worse.

 
temptapI have used affirmations first thing in the morning since the mid-90s, smiling in the mirror and tapping. Temporal tapping temporarily bypasses the part of the brain that filters words and ideas based on past conditioning, allowing us to re-programme and thereby create new and more fulfilling, exciting futures.

 
“There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll

 
Affirmations are powerful tools to help the subconscious mind and spirit focus on the positive effects we are trying to manifest. Affirmations also help to negate our negative self-talk. Check out the following affirmations from Peter Ragnar and see if you can bring about the impossible in your life. As a four-year-old boy once told me: ‘Anything is possible’.

Your Word is Your Manifestation 
I am this instant the rightful recipient of my divine desire!
I am the creator of my world and my words are my tools!
I am creative energy flowing forth expressing manifestation!
My mind owns my body and I own my mind!
I am the desire of ETERNAL youth made manifest in my flesh!
Luminous health and glorious goodness love me!
Money, like a puppy, follows me wherever I go!
WONDERFUL things always happen to me; therefore, I always expect WONDERFUL things to happen!
Consciousness seeks its PERFECT expression through me!
I am the pulsation of creation in the manifestation of an IMMORTAL body with a PERFECT mind!
I am the PERFECT expression of gratitude!
I am the PERFECT expression of forgiveness!
I am the PERFECT expression of love!
I am ETERNAL health, ETERNAL life, and ETERNAL wisdom!
I am INVINCIBLE in my powers of creation!
I am the manifestation of my own idea!
My mind power, willpower, and imagination serve to create my OPULENT reality!

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Radio host, librarian, inspirational speaker and health educator John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives and Beyond the Search, books to lift the spirit and touch the heart. See http://www.JohnHainesBooks.com

“In Search of Simplicity is a unique and awe-inspiring way to re-visit and even answer some of the gnawing questions we all intrinsically have about the meaning of life and our true, individual purpose on the planet. I love this book.”

Barbara Cronin, Circles of Light. For the complete review visit: http://www.circlesoflight.com/blog/in-search-of-simplicity/

“In Search of Simplicity is one of those rare literary jewels with the ability to completely and simultaneously ingratiate itself into the mind, heart and soul of the reader.”

Heather Slocumb, Apex Reviews

“The author’s experiments and experiences working with nature simply amaze. . . . Beyond the Search is a treasure trove for those who enjoy planting and reaping as it seems nature intended, with respect for each animal and insect as belonging on the planet and therefore deserving of honour.”

Theresa Sjoquist on Suite 101

Star trek Dr. McCoy

Here’s a little story we can all relate to compliments of my friend, Elan Sunstar.

Enjoy, John

 

Fear is the darkroom in which negatives are developed

― Source unknown

      Today you may have all kinds of little spooks and goblins knocking at your door for trick or treat. Neighborhood kids will don clever costumes, and once they get their candy they will be off to the next neighbor. In many ways Halloween is a light-hearted holiday that both kids and adults can enjoy.

      Yet there are other kinds of spooks and goblins that knock at your door that are not so fun to greet, and they do not go away when you give them a small treat. Fears and worries may invade your domain and deplete you of joy and energy. How can you get them to go away?

      In an episode of the Star Trek television series, the Starship Enterprise was invaded by a dark force that possessed the crew members and forced them to do evil, violent acts. One by one the crew was taken over, until mass chaos and pandemonium reigned. If the leaders of the ship did not do something quickly, the force would commandeer the entire ship and lead it to destruction.

      After studying the methods of the malevolent entity, the ship’s commanders realized that it was feeding on fear. The more it could make the crew members afraid, the more power it had to control them and make them do its dark bidding. So Dr. McCoy concocted a serum that , when administered, would make the crew happy for a brief time, and remove the fear that the force was feeding on. The entire crew was injected with the serum, and after a short time the entity had to depart because no one was giving it life by feeding it fear.

      The Star Trek point was quite astute, and no different than real life. Terror and chaos feed on fear. If you remove fear, trouble has nothing to sustain it, and will depart. You don’t need to fight off fear. You just need to quit feeding it.

Are you fueling a troublesome situation with fear?

How might you undo the situation by refusing to invest any more fear into it?

 

I replace fear with love, and transform negative conditions into positive ones.

John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives, a startlingly poignant and inspiring real-life endorsement of the power of thought, belief and synchronicity in one’s life.

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