Understanding Yourself Through Others

This is a Great Practice From Deepak Chopra: Everyone we see in the world is a reflection of ourselves, and the traits we see most clearly in others are the ones that are strongest in ourselves. This is called the mirror of relationship and it is a powerful tool for emotional freedom.When we have a strong negative reaction to someone, we can be certain that they’re reflecting traits that we also possess but have been unwilling to embrace. We spend so much time denying that we have a dark side, and then end up projecting these denied qualities onto other people. For the same reason, we are attracted to certain people because they have the same traits that we have, only more so. This exercise will help you embrace the coexistence of opposites within yourself: Step One: Think about someone you find attractive. On the left side of a piece… Read the rest....
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Ten Reasons to Love Yourself

We all feel down on ourselves sometimes and it hurts. Mostly we are telling ourselves a negative story where we didn’t meet up with our impossible expectations, or we’re re-running some old program that we picked up at a very young age, or we’re just stuck on the doomsday channel. How can you feel good about yourself when you’re beating on yourself? Does it really help you to be a better person or is it really making everything worse? Put an end to it now! See what a difference it makes when you are vibrating at a higher level. Here are ten good reasons to love and appreciate YOU! 1. You are lovable. You were born lovable and it is your true nature. You had to learn to feel bad about yourself. It isn’t your natural state. 2. You are contagious. When you love yourself, you extend loving energy into… Read the rest....
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There is Much Love in the World that We Don't Always See

This is a true story. In order to renovate the house, a Japanese man needed to open the wall. Japanese houses normally have a hollow space between the wooden walls. When tearing down the walls, he found that there was a lizard stuck there because a nail from outside hammered into one of its feet. He sees this, feels pity, and at the same time curious, as when he checked the nail, it was nailed 10 years ago when the house was first built. What happened? The lizard has survived in such position for 10 years?!  In a dark wall partition for 10 years without moving, it is impossible and mind-boggling. Then he wondered how this lizard survived for 10 years without moving a single step–since its foot was nailed! So he stopped his work and observed the lizard, what it has been doing, and what and how it has… Read the rest....
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Expanding Your Awareness and Compassion in Relationships

We are so used to always seeing things from our own viewpoint. We know that what we experience is determined by our beliefs and filters and that these beliefs and filters were set in place at a young age before the life you are living now even existed. Yet we are so attached to our limited views that we will defend them aggressively in any argument. If you find yourself in a quarrel with someone, try this simple technique to expand your perspective and enable you to see a problem with more awareness and compassion. 1) First, see things from the 1st perspective. See the situation through your own eyes, becoming aware of your own thoughts and feelings and considering your own needs. 2) Next, switch to the 2nd perspective. Put yourself in the other person’s shoes and imagine what it’s like to be that person, looking back at yourself,… Read the rest....
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