fear embodied with angels feet upon the shoulders of the fear

Overcoming Discomfort: Why Fear of Discomfort Might Be Ruining Your Life

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 146          20Shares Think about the major problems in your life — from anxiety to lack of regular exercise to a bad diet to procrastination and more. Pretty much every one of these problems is caused by a fear of discomfort. Discomfort isn’t intense pain, but just the feeling you get when you’re out of your comfort zone. Eating vegetables for many people, for example, brings discomfort. So does sitting in meditation,… Read More »

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Deja Drewit's Self Care Inspirational Cards

Recharging Your Mind, Body, and Soul

The effortless way to self-care (tools to use)

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 64          10Shares Recharging is essential for your mind, body, and soul and if anyone out there is suffering from burnout, it’s time to take control of your time and make time for yourself. Here’s how I went from exhausted and depressed to letting go of struggle and creating a daily self-care practice. Exhausted & Depressed When I was a new mom, I quickly became totally exhausted and depressed. I had abandoned… Read More »

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reclining and relaxing, taking time for self-care in open air

Here’s Why Self-care is Essential!

Four easy steps to improve you! (p.s. it helps others too)

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 425          29Shares Take Care of Your Mind and Body with Self-care It’s unfortunate that the word “self-care” sounds so much like selfishness since the intent is exactly the opposite. Self-care is a chance to spend some time focusing on your own needs so that you can then be recharged and reinvigorated physically and mentally to help others both at home and at work. Here are a few tips on how to… Read More »

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Painting of a sad woman holding her head in her hands by artist Amy Adams

Don’t worry about feeling sad

on the benefits of a blue period

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It’s startling that Broder’s unabashed expression of sadness – and all the shitty emotions – has struck such a nerve in a world where people’s social media profiles are immaculately curated to show their happiest selves. But clearly the growing rates of depression worldwide mean that we are struggling to be happy. Are we doing something wrong? Broder’s popularity should compel us to cast a new look at sadness and its cousins. Perhaps we should consider realigning ourselves with the Romantics, who as a group found solace in freely expressing emotions in poetry.

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vast open sky photo by Chuttersnap

Vast Open Sky, a Meditation Practice

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 27          9SharesThe Practice of Vast Open Sky Vast open sky is a meditation practice, keep reading to learn how to practice it. Body like a mountain Breath like the wind Mind like the sky ~Tibetan Meditation Instruction A number of meditation traditions have practices that are a dropping of the ego into wide-open awareness. I’d like to share this kind of practice with you because it is one of the most… Read More »

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Human suffering and beyond from the series Even Angels Die and/or Razboi Oil on canvas by artist Amy Adams (2008/9)

Life on earth sometimes includes horror, wounds & suffering

Making sense of the absurd and senseless

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 12          3SharesA lot of people will tell us that the world operates under a set of universal laws and we create our own reality. Even if it were true and there is strong evidence towards this idea, I’m not arguing for or against it. I’m simply wanting to discuss the fact that there is a lot of horror in this world and with all this horror there are a lot of… Read More »

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I Hate Nothing About U by Design Ecologist on Conscious Life Space

How We’re Harmed by Our Dissatisfaction with Ourselves

Letting go of self dissatisfaction and loving yourself

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 13          4SharesOver the last five years or so, as I’ve worked with thousands of people on changing their habits, I’ve come to a realization: dissatisfaction with ourselves is a pretty universal phenomenon. We are unhappy with who we are, sometimes in small ways but often in very fundamental ways. We doubt ourselves, feel inadequate, dislike our looks, criticize our failing harshly, feel uncertain about whether we’re worthy of praise or love.… Read More »

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You are not broken, no no no on Conscious Life Space

You are not broken, I’m not broken

Oh no, no, no!

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  2          2SharesI went to grab the link to my latest vlog on my YouTube channel, You Are Not Broken, to create a post and embed it on the home page, then this came up as a related video. Of course, it caught my eye, I hit play and the first song wasn’t the title of the record and the music blared on a quiet Christmas morning. So I had to include… Read More »

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JP Sears Screenshot from his Instagram Video Funny

JP Sears Mindful Humour & Being Yourself

Let's stop taking our spiritual journey so seriously.

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  1          1ShareMost people know JP Sears as the fun and enlightened jokester on YouTube. What some people don’t know that through his work as an emotional healing coach he started to share insights on his YouTube channel, answering questions to help people heal and live a fuller life. Even though he was serious, he found humour naturally as he shared his authentic self. This led to his creation of some very… Read More »

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neon sign - more space - Photo by Sami Mititelu

Boundaries and Personal Responsibility

3 Videos: Healthy Boundaries, You're Not Entitled to My Body & Rules of Personal Space

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  6  1       7SharesStanding in one’s power, setting boundaries and taking personal responsibility isn’t always easy. I admit that for me sometimes standing in my power can be terrifying and even on a good day when I feel like I can conquer the world it can still be challenging. Boundaries too, are tricky since they are unique to individuals as well, based on their family dynamic, culture, gender, and upbringing. Personal responsibility on… Read More »

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Self Love Graffiti - Photo by George Pagan

Love Yourself Like Your Life…

Depends On It, My Thoughts on the Book

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 1027          109SharesDuring a difficult period in my life, I used to joke with a friend about self-love, proclaiming aloud, “I love me” as I kissed my own hand. We would giggle then because it seemed silly. But loving yourself isn’t silly. When we truly love ourselves, we are more likely to make choices that are in alignment with our personal values. Still, sometimes self-love eludes us. A lot of people talk… Read More »

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Yoda - you must feel the force around you.

Open the gates! Allow the Force to Flow

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  7          7SharesThere are defining moments in a nation’s history and then there are defining moments in cinematic history. My generation was too young to have any real remembrance of the JFK assassination. We were born into a world where our nation was at war. Young men were being killed and becoming killers but our cities, suburban households and rural areas weren’t being bombed. The war was far, far away from us.… Read More »

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Procrastination - sloth - Conscious Life Space Guru

The Unprocrastination Challenge for September

Kick procrastination's butt!

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  2          2SharesThis is the month you are going to kick procrastination’s butt. And no, you can’t read this article later! We are all victims of procrastination. It chases us around daily, causing us to run from the tasks we really want to get done, run to distraction and busywork and email and … everything but the things that really matter. Procrastination has been controlling us for too long. This is the… Read More »

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Stop Complaining - Conscious Life Space Guru- Photo Credit: Omar Prestwich

Your Complaints Hold You Back

Here's Why

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  2          2SharesMiddle ground? What middle ground? We complain when things in our lives both stay stagnant and evolve. Pleasing a “need” is a never ending battle. In a world of constant upgrades the ability to complain becomes a monumental catalyst to social media. Social media gives EVERYONE a platform to educate the world on what really doesn’t matter and as a result you receive instant gratification via “like”. Is your timeline… Read More »

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Photo by Mayur Gala on Unsplash - Conscious Life Space Guru

Love Your Enemies

even when your enemy is your own self-loathing

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             Recently I wrote about accepting and seeing what really ‘is’ in my article Confusion and Finding a Clear Path. Not so surprisingly, this very same topic comes up in the discussion in the video below. Thus my lords and ladies, methinks it appropriate to share this wonderful talk from NYC’s 92nd Street Y which features 2 authors of the book Love Your Enemies with the discussion led by one of… Read More »

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Pop Art image of Muhammad Ali by John Stango CC3

We Don’t Lack Ability, We Lack Incentive

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  2          2SharesWhen you see something astonishing you can rest assured that it was highly motivated by some sorta driving force. What exactly is motivation? Motivation is said to be the driving force by which humans achieve their goals. To achieve these types of goals, you must be willing to work extra hard and punch any & all obstacles in the fucking face. Bruce Lee threw thousands of punches and kicks daily,… Read More »

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Buddha statues photo credit Jed Adan CC0

Beyond spirituality

The role of meditation in mental health

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              Long-term meditators have larger sections of the brain responsible for regulating emotion. Tezatrataz/Phra Ajan Jerapunyo Abbot of Watkungtaphao Meditation has traditionally been associated with Eastern mysticism but science is beginning to show that cultivating a “heightened” state of consciousness can have a major impact on our brain, the way our bodies function and our levels of resilience. Clinicians are increasingly looking for effective, preventative, non-pharmacological options to treat mental… Read More »

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Nick Vujicic, Photo By Hector Dupont

Nick Vujicic

motivational speaker

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             An author and motivational speaker he travels the world telling his story and inspiring children and adults to turn obstacles into opportunities. “I never met a bitter person who was thankful. Or a thankful person who was bitter.” ― Nick Vujicic Attitude is Altitude He is a Christian evangelist, for some they don’t want other people’s beliefs forced upon them. The majority of his talks and his company is secular.… Read More »

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baby progession to laughter - Conscious Life Space Guru

Your brain, simple steps to activate your knowing

How to activate your happy chemicals.

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             Wisdom comes from within you and you know so much, really you do! Perhaps, however, you have forgotten your inherent knowing through a lifetime of influence outside of yourself. We train our brains and our ‘personalities’, by activating chemicals through our emotional experiences, either happy & joyful or melancholic. When we are in an imbalanced state, we can begin to doubt our own knowing. Our doubts are traitors, And make… Read More »

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Fight the Enemy between your ears Darius Foroux

How To Fight The Enemy That Lives Between Your Own Two Ears

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             One of the main things I’ve learned about life is that before you conquer the external world, you have to master the inner world of your mind. You might have all kinds of awesome goals. “I want to buy a Lambo.” “I want to feed starving people.” “I want to fly to the moon.” No problem. The enemy lies not in the outside world. It’s not money, people, or opportunity… Read More »

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sandstorm - cc0 image - Conscious Life Space Guru

7 Steps: Coming to Clarity from Confusion

Fighting what truly is + denial = suffering

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 32          5Shares If you’re confused or you know someone who is, here are 7 steps to help you gain clarity or be okay with the fact that you’re confused. Lessons learned from my own experience. Feel free to share your comments too. Listen to the podcast episode discussing this article here or scroll down to watch on YouTube A Sandstorm in the Desert – we might want something to be what… Read More »

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angel devil moarte - historical image - Conscious Life Space Guru

Negative thought forms

letting go and creating harmony

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 1           1Share The higher self will inform you when you ask. Yet sometimes the answers we seek get confused with old belief systems and negative thought forms. Often we just try to rid ourselves of these by denying them or even examining them thoroughly and then thinking that they are forever gone. Then suddenly they pop back up and we wonder why. When they pop back up what can we do?… Read More »

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Know Thyself, Conscious Life Space https://consciouslife.guru

Know Thyself

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 2           2Shares Inscribed in Apollos Temple at Delphi, it means Know Thyself and has been interpreted in many ways including nothing in excess. However, to me in the literal English translation of know thyself, it means something else. Γ Ν Ω Θ Ι Σ Α Υ Τ Ο Ν Know Thyself The Bhagavad Gita in Chapter 6 verse 5 says – Lift up the self by the Self And don’t let… Read More »

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