Are You Actually Hungry Or Just Bored? Here’s A Meditation To Help.

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I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of my daily hours foraging for food. It’s either thinking about food, thinking about my next or previous meals, wondering when I will get to eat next, and where I will eat next. It’s all related to hunger, and food. A lot of times, I have realized I am not actually really hungry when I eat, but, I am eating, because I am bored, or lonely, or upset.

I’m sure you have done this before as well. Not listened to our bodies’ cues for hunger, but eaten just for the sake of eating. The opposite is true as well. A lot of times, I am starving, or at least my body is, but my mind is too busy working or distracted, and unable to figure out that it is time to eat. That’s when I need to be more connected to my hunger cues, rather than less.

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How Many Things In Your Life Are You Grateful For?

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Do you live a privileged life? I can guess that you do. How can I guess that so easily? Well, you are probably sitting in a comfortable chair, sipping on some beverage, on a laptop, or a tablet, reading this article on the internet.

If that isn’t a privileged life, I don’t know what is. There are a hundred things you have that millions of people on this planet don’t. But, feeling gratitude isn’t about feeling bad about the fact that we are better off than others. That’s not we are doing here. Gratitude is all about focusing on the positive things in our lives. There are so many positive things that happen on a daily basis with us. Hundreds of them, in fact.

But, as human beings, we have a laser-like focus on the one or two negative things that might happen. 

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Are You Feeling Like An Imposter In Your New Endeavour?

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When I first start anything, it might be an online business, or a new meditation practice, I always feel like I am the worst in that specific field. I am the only one in the whole world who has no idea what she’s doing.

According to Wikipedia, Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome or the imposter experience) is a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud.” As you can see, Imposter Syndrome affects high achievers and it affects them when they are doing a lot of things outside of their comfort zone.

I have noticed Imposter syndrome crops up a lot in the entrepreneurs that I meet on a daily basis, because they are always working outside of their comfort zone, and that makes them feel like they are constantly having to perform at a different level.

Everyone Feels Like An Imposter In Their Field

I have realized that everyone feels like an Imposter several times a week, if not several times a day. I get entrepreneurial friends emailing me on the daily telling me that they feel like a fraud, like they don’t know what they are doing, and they are feeling afraid.

Not only do newbies feel like that, but also, people who have been in the field for a long time. It isn’t something that stops affecting you after you’ve been in your industry for a certain period of time, or if you start earning a certain amount of money.

Entrepreneurs with million dollar businesses, or veterans in their industry still feel the ravages of Imposter Syndrome.

This is kind of a consolation to all of us who feel like we are the only ones who have no idea what we are doing in our field. If everyone is feeling this way, then we can just relax, and move on. We have nothing to worry about.

Imposter Syndrome Is A Guidepost That We Are Doing Well

In addition, because Imposter syndrome hits us when we are a high achiever, and we are moving out of our comfort zone, it means, that we are actually on the right path.

I think of it as a sign post or a message from the universe telling me that I am doing well, I am pushing myself, and I should keep on going. It’s a great message to receive from the universe.

It tells me that if I want to keep being a high achiever, and keep pushing myself harder and harder, then Imposter syndrome will be a normal part of my daily life.

But that doesn’t mean that I can’t do something to negate the effects of it a little bit, or to make it be not as harsh as it usually is. That is why I created this meditation for you to try out, and work with. It will help you realize what Imposter syndrome feels like and you can work through the feeling by feeling it deeper, rather than running away from the feeling by numbing yourself, or worse, feeling disheartened about the path that you have taken on.

Take a gander at it, and let me know how it works for you. I have used it myself for months with great results.

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What Does Your Creative Muse Look Like?

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Recently, I have started communing and chatting more vehemently and outwardly with my Muse. She’s been in my life for decades now. But only recently have I really started talking about this not-so-imaginary friend and guide that has been helping me with my creative projects for the past 20 years. I couldn’t do without her, and I would definitely have a hard time writing the thousands of words I write every day without her by my side.

I have been reading a lot of books by best-selling authors on Creativity who have been espousing the value of their own Muse. Stephen King’s On Writing, and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic are just two that come to mind.

Every single creative person on the planet has a Muse whether they are aware of them or not. These guides are forever helping us on our creative path. Guiding us off the cliffs that we sometimes get on, wanting to commit creative suicide, and helping us back onto the path of creating, creating, and more creating.

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Do You Have An Anxious Heart? Try Out This Meditation

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If you know me at all, or have read any of my other posts, you know I am a serious connoisseur of meditation. I believe in my heart-of-hearts that meditation is a cure-all. If everyone on this planet meditated, it would eliminate disease, war, poverty, and any of the other evils that ail the human race. But everyone doesn’t meditate, and I am on this quest to get people to meditate. In this quest, I have created this funky new meditation. Let me explain how it came about.

In my opinion, if you have an itch and it needs to be scratched, a lot of times you can’t find the solution to the itch in the market place. 2 out of 3 times you will be able to find a solution that fits okay, but sometimes you won’t be able to find a solution at all.

I have an anxious heart. Whenever I am stressed or scared or feeling any kind of emotion, it starts thumping about like a rabbit in a barrel (just made this up, I call poetic license). I didn’t want to numb the thumping. I wanted to hear it beat, and calm it down by talking to it. Instead of feeling so out of sorts, because my heart is feeling so anxious, I decided I would try out different things to calm it down.

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Money Mindset Issues? Meditate To Bring Abundance Into Your Life.

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Having hung out with people of all statures, I realize that the only different between people with money and without is their mindset. It is actually fascinating to me, to hang out with really rich people, vs. not-so-rich people in the same day. The difference is quite stark. There is no distinguishing between the two.

Anyone who wants to become a millionaire or abundant in anyway needs to work on their mindset before anything else. It has been said, that you become a millionaire on the inside first, and then the money shows up on the outside automatically. I absolutely believe this adage.

If your mindset is screwed up, there is no way in hell you are ever going to bring abundance into your life, no matter what mantras you sing, or what sage you burn.

Have Money Mindset Issues?

The main thing you need to start off with, is what is your current mentality about money. Some mainstream thoughts about money are as follows:

  • Money is evil and rich people are bastards.
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees.
  • You have to work really hard for money.
  • Money changes people for the worse.
  • The world would be a better place without money.
  • The little pieces of paper are the reason people are unhappy.

Do you believe in any of these thought processes?

Unless and until, you start believing fervently that money isn’t bad, and in fact, money is a great tool that we can be the masters of, to live our ideal lives, you are not going to bring more money into your life.

Mindset changes everything and money mindset begins with changing our thoughts about the basics of money and ownership.

Money Gives Us Opportunities To Live Limitless Lives

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I want money so that I can do more of the cool things that I already do. This means, I need to constantly work on my money mindset.

Money mindset is something that can never be fixed once, and forgotten about. No matter where you on the scale, you are always going to need some kind of help with your money mindset.

Do you:

  • believe in the usefulness, and delightful nature of money?
  • like money?
  • believe in its efficacy?
  • believe you can control it?
  • want more and more of it, so you can live the ideal life that you’ve always dreamed of?

If you can answer yes to all of these questions, then, you can bugger off, as you have no need of my money meditation. But if you answered no to any, or all of these questions, then go on, and use my money meditation to bring your thoughts up to par.

We All Need To Live In This World, Not In Caves

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But if you are anything like me, you want to meditate on a really nice cushion in a great apartment with an awesome view, and you want to do it with lots of cool people. So if that’s the case, then we need to figure out how we are going to hippies in the real world. That means, we need to make money. Oodles of it.

Fixing our money mindset, and learning to love the idea of lots of money in our lives, is the first step. Use my money meditation to get there, or just start doing something to change your money mindset. Without these changes, you are going to be a fish dead in the water.

Which means, you would be a non-starter. Capiche?

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Is Pain Killing You? Meditate To Diffuse The Hell Out Of It

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Recently, I got this pain in my right shoulder blade. It was debilitating. I couldn’t even get out of bed without my back spasming. This was a recurrent pain, so as usual, I tried to ignore it, and get on with business. I hoped it would go away on its own. Of course, it did not. It was trying to send me a message and until I got that message, it wouldn’t leave.

I decided to spend a few meditation sessions in the morning (I meditate for 30 minutes every morning as soon as I wake up) on talking to the pain and asking it why it keeps on coming up again and again. Sounds odd, right? I know, I thought it sounded weird as well. But I was getting sick and tired of being so healthy in other ways, but having this debilitating pain every few months.

Why does it come up again and again?

What is it trying to bring into my life?

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