You Have to Think for Yourself to Become Calmer

The pull of society is strong...very strong.  But if you want to live a more purposeful life then you need to know that no society dictates what you do.

I have been reading a great book, The Leap, by Steven Parker.  The subtitle give you an idea of what it is about; the psychology of spiritual awakening.

In the book he talks about the transformation from sleep to wakefulness.  Very roughly put, sleep is our day to existence, steeped in ego, thinking we are simply individuals.  Wakefulness is a consciousness that we are all united, every living thing living in unity, and when we drop our preconceived beliefs we become happier.

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Connecting with Something Bigger Brings Peace

There is an unparalleled sense of calm when we connect with something bigger than ourselves.

I talked about it on ZEN commuter today but I thought a bit more exposition would help make the message resonate more.

When you question your life, your choices, where you are and where you have been, how many times are you thinking of other people?

Not much, right?

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It's Time to Start Saying "NO"

If you aren't where you want to be in your life right now, you need to start saying "NO".

I'm not asking you to be belligerent, but I am asking you to take your feelings and needs into account.

We all have been at a point in our lives when we question some pretty big questions.  

You wonder how you became an accountant when in school you wanted to be actor.  

Or maybe you are living in Minnesota when you really can't stand cold weather.

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