21 Affirmations to Transform Your Life

“I cry at movies and commercials and youtube videos and people hugging at the airport and puppies playing and…well you get the picture. Even though I am not part of the action, to the brain it doesn’t matter. The mind will fool our brains because the neural networks of our thinking brain uses past memories to quickly respond to the visual cues.

The reality is that we have more than one mind. And each of these minds has a different experience of what is true.

We can influence our mind through suggestion known by medical professionals as the placebo effect. We believe a pill will make us feel better (e.g., reduce pain and anxiety). Based on the “power of suggestion” we can also use meditatation, visualization, and affirmations to lower stress.” – Silvia Mordini, Life Inspired Happiness Coach published by Daily Cup of Yoga

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5 Ways to Promote Stability in Your Life

In the Western world, we live with surface order that we often take for granted. Electricity, plumbing, stoplights, and fully stocked grocery store shelves are a mundane everyday happening. Even the highway system is all very neatly organized and orderly.

The paradox is while our outer systems are in order, we are experiencing enormous inner chaos. We have grown so impatient with our thoughts that we have to pull or push at the next one. We struggle with sitting still for even one minute, let alone five minutes each day.

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What We Have is Enough–Moving Beyond Mental Scarcity

I often meditate on trusting that I will have enough. Enough of what? Well, enough courage, enough inner strength, enough wisdom, enough energy, enough love, enough happiness, enough peace, and yes, enough money. When life becomes intense, the prism of mental scarcity often grows and distorts our view. We start to think that we are going to run out. However, we cannot attract abundance if we think this way. Abundance and Scarcity are mutually exclusive entities.

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10 Benefits of Gratitude

Rick Foster and Greg Hicks set out on a three-year journey to study extremely happy people. In their book How We Choose to Be Happy, they found that there are nine choices happy people make. One of those nine is to practice Appreciation.  The other of the nine choices includes: Intention, Accountability, Identification, Centrality, Recasting, Options, Giving, Truthfulness, and Synergy.

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How Yoga Teaches Generosity

Yoga has changed my view of generosity. I have learned to give without expectation and to always remain mindful of the quality of my generosity. After all, generosity in yoga is based partly on two of the five Yamas:

  1. Generosity is the opposite of taking (Asteya) whereby we share freely with a focused, quality effort.
  2. A generous person sees life through a prism of abundance instead of scarcity. In yoga this is known as Aparigraha: there is enough for everyone.

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5 Key Benefits of Being Positive

Our hearts are like a safe in the energy bank of our bodies. We each have our own security personnel in the form of a personal energy field that protects us and determines how we feel, think and function. This energy field ensures the safety of our hearts. And since energy is everywhere and in everything we should learn how to make ongoing positive deposits into our happiness bank account.

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Are you Still Growing? The Meaning of Intention

Intention is defined as setting an expectation for yourself, an expectation for your personal evolution. Going to yoga class helps us reconnect to our commitment to grow by giving us time to focus on our key intentions known as sankalpa. The consistency of the yogic practice (sadhana) supports us to keep these promises. When we come to the mat we inherently contract with ourselves to continue to expand our range. Therefore, we do not stop aspiring to spiritual development even once we’ve attained an intention.

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