Add Slowing Down To Your 2021 List

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I’m sure you have hundreds of ‘important’ things on your to-do list, but perhaps slowing down isn’t one of them. Maybe it isn’t even on your radar.

But as Mother Earth and the universe has given us clear direction over 2020, the planet as a whole needs to slow down, particularly humankind. We have been rushing our way through the Iron Age, the Renaissance, and the Internet Age.

Perhaps the universe has had enough of our nonsense. They must be looking down at us from wherever they are and thinking where are these fools running to? What are they running from? Why is slowing down so hard for them?

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Know That You Don’t Know Anything – Beginner’s Mindset

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Do you have a beginner’s mindset? Do you realize that you don’t know anything and go in with that thinking into every situation?

Or do you believe that you are the ultimate knower, and there’s nothing that can befuddle or confuse you?

Everyone goes through phases of believing they know everything, until they realize they know nothing. And that in-between phase is where all of the growing up and maturing happens.

I remember when I was a teenager, or in my twenties, I believed I had all the answers to all the questions. Ask me anything, I know it, I used to retort. I had such a huge ego, it’s a wonder I wasn’t buried under its weight.

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Your Heart Space Is Waiting for You to Pay Attention

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Heart Space

Yesterday it was a full moon. Normally, the full moon affects me a bit. But yesterday, it affected me a lot. It was as if everything in my life should be rewritten. I hated my job, my country, my life, my limbs, my everything. My heart space was tight.

I wanted to hit the reset button, but there was none to be found. It was as if I was in the middle of a great storm, and I couldn’t see my way out of it. I was in the thick of things, and I was mired with doubts, frustrations, and anxieties.

It was not a good place to be in.

Normally, what I do with these situations is I hit the reset button on myself, by going to sleep. A meal and a nap, if it’s the middle of the day, or a long night of restful sleep, if it’s nighttime, does the trick.

Perhaps, this sleep tactic works for you as well?

But I also realized that by sleeping my problems away, I might be running away from them.

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Voice Journaling - Use Your Voice to Journal When You Are on the Go

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Voice Journaling

Something I have noticed for myself is that I love to journal, but after a full day of sitting on my behind, at my desk, or on my meditation cushion, I’m ready for a change of pace. That’s why Voice Journaling is the key here.

It’s not just that I want to go for a walk, because that isn’t enough. I want to vent, I want to grumble, complain, and moan, I want to whine, and bitch. Yes, I want to journal, but I don’t want to sit anymore.

I have figured that creating voice memos (on the iPhone) or voice notes is a great way of doing this. 

Whenever I am ready to go for a walk, I pick up my phone, my house keys, and go for a walk, with my headphones on. As I walk, stuff comes up that I want to speak to myself about. Things that I want to vent about or to untangle in my mind.

I walk and talk. And the more I talk, the less confused I feel. Eventually, after a 20–30 minute walk, I’m clear-minded again.

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Want to Learn More About How to Do a Liver Flush?

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Liver Flush

I have a lot to say on this subject of liver flush and the wisdom and glory of Andreas Moritz for sharing this great natural health treatment with us. He is no more in the world, but his legacy lives on in the world.

I first heard about liver flushes in August 2019 from a friend, who offered me that suggestion when I complained about frequent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).

I wasn’t even sexually active then, and I was still getting them frequently, which made me think that something was wrong with my kidneys.

She said that she had read this book by Andreas Moritz that said that liver flushes could help prevent frequent UTIs.

Hmm, I had no idea what liver flushes were, but I was still pretty closed off at that point. I wasn’t open enough to the idea of doing something so drastic with my body, even if it was natural.

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Why Did the Universe Decide My Place Was Here in Toronto Right Now?

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The ways of the universe are mysterious enough that puny humans like us don’t get it. I’m sure that’s true all the time, but especially right now, it seems particularly poignant. I’m speaking about lessons here.

When I first traveled back to Toronto from Thailand (which is like my first home), I didn’t think that I would still be in Toronto 8 months later, due to the pandemic and travel ban in the world.

I thought I would stay for a few months, five or six at most, and then skedaddle my way back to Chiang Mai, where I live most of the year.

The universe had other plans.

I was not the only one the universe had alternate plans for. Many of my friends from Chiang Mai, who had left there to go back to their home countries, were stuck there now.

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Why Is Delegating Tasks to Someone So Nerve-Wracking?

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I have hired someone to help me with some of the tasks I do on a daily basis, and I am freaking out, in a good way. Well, it’s my first time delegating tasks, which is a great thing, because it means I’m doing well.

But it’s also my first time hiring someone because I am a control freak. Well, I am not that bad. I’m pretty nice actually. I like to believe that I am nice. I also have high standards. And I hold myself to those high standards.

This means that I have a hard time trusting someone else to do the same job as I have done. This is silly because there are lots of people out there, who can do a much better job of things than I can.

A million times better.

And that’s what I am noticing with this new hire.

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The Pandemic 2020 Is a Spiritual Test – Are You Thriving or Surviving?

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It’s easy to believe that if you are going through a difficult situation that it’s an excuse for you to put your legs up, watch Netflix for days on end, and not do anything productive at all. Pandemic 2020 has shown us that.

A day or two of this is acceptable. Even a week. But I have noticed many of my friends behaving as if the end of the world is here, and they have battened down the hatches to get ready to die.

They are passing their time as if it’s only a matter of time before they are done for.

Is that the best approach to this spiritual test that we are undergoing right now? I have an opinion on this that I will share below. Read on to see what it is.

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Archetypes Narrative And The Jungian Shadow

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Introduction

In this article, my aim is to demonstrate the abstraction of our cultural (archetypes) narrative from the human experience and vice versa. How our stories are reflections of our journey through life and how they are encoded into the structure of the psyche.

I will draw heavily on the concept of The Heroes Journey as put forward by Joseph Campbell in his 1949 book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. I will also use Mythology, Religion and Jungian Psychology to demonstrate their consilience and relationship to our experiences as human beings.

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