I’m learning to say “YES” to stillness and quiet. I used to be a person who dashed about as in a manic state. Attending meditation classes several times a week is bringing me to a new place – breathe, breathe, breathe. Deep breaths, always coming back to the breath.
I often put my heart into things… but rarely my heart and soul. Today, at High Noon Toastmasters, I was scheduled to deliver a sales presentation. My original thought was: tolerate a dry topic. With a little creativity combined with a topic I am passionate about, I put in more effort that any of my [...]
Italian psychiatrist Rudolph Assagiolo outlined specific steps to achieve this:
Clarification (Having clear goals)
Deliberation (Brainstorm ideas)
Choice (Contemplating options)
Affirmation (Ability to use mind creatively to solve problems)
Planning (To carry out the changes)
Acting (Rehearse plan in mind and then act on it)
Luskin, Dr. Fred and Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier. Stress Free for Good. New York: Harper
Collins Publishers, 2005.