“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain
Morning Ritual – How To Be Productive, Happy & Healthy Everyday
Discover what I, Stefan Pylarinos, do first thing in the morning to start off my day with unstoppable momentum and set myself up to win. If you create a morning ritual, also known as hour of power, similar to this – I can guarantee that you’ll be on fire for the rest of the days and live a more happy, healthy, successful life.
WARNING: There is adult language used in this video! If you are the type of person that is easily offended by this, then this video isn’t for you. The intense language isn’t intended to be directed towards anyone, that isn’t what I’m about, it’s intended to break your pattern in the moment so that you’re open to new input.
What’s Your Passion
Karen Salmansohn, author of How to Be Happy, Damnit, talks about her passion and what she loves in life.
Do you know your passion? Well, that’s not really the question. Because of course, YOU KNOW YOUR PASSION. But do you acknowledge your passion. Do you sleep, eat, and breathe your passion everyday?
Or do you put your passion at the end of your long to do list and maybe get to it during your free time when you’re not busy with life?
It’s amazing how many of us ignore our passions, what makes us feel good, what makes us happy and then wonder why we’re not totally in love with our lives.
Happiness is not just a feeling, it’s a thought, it’s words, it’s action. Once all of these things are lined up according to your values, your passion, your true desires, then, and only then, does happiness become attainable.
Being happy will remain far from your reach if you continue to do things to please other people. You can’t dedicate yourself to pleasing OTHER PEOPLE and think that will bring YOU happiness. You may feel a temporary high. But over time, it will only make you resentful, exhausted, and burned out.
True happiness only comes from serving the divine calling within you, and serving others (which is a lot different than pleasing others).
We have become so logical in this world that we have edged happiness out of the equation. If we’re not making money, or being productive toward some capitalistic end, we consider things a waste of time. Well how you spend you time will indicate your level of happiness. Doing things you enjoy IS NOT A WASTE OF TIME (Read: Know Your Passion).
Paint because you feel like. Sit in the grass because you like nature. Write because it feeds you on levels you don’t even understand. Don’t take these things for granted. Do them. Find time for them. Make them a priority. And happiness will return to you easily and effortlessly.
Your life will become passionate again the moment you let it in.
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If you do these 12 things, you will always be HAPPY.
1. Never ignore your feelings.
2. Think thoughts that make you happy.
3. Say things that make you happy.
4. Do things that make you happy.
5. Surround yourself with people who make you happy.
6. Go to places that make you happy.
7. Stop going places that don’t make you happy.
8. Stop hanging with people who don’t make you happy.
9. Stop doing the things that don’t make you happy.
10. Stop saying things that don’t make you happy.
11. Stop thinking thoughts that don’t make you happy.
12. Always pay attention to how you feel.
6 Sacred Steps
It’s true. You tend to hold onto things on a subconscious level. You think you have released it, forgiven, and moved on — but then, wham! Something triggers you and you find out you have merely stuffed that “thing” under a new bed.
(Yes as kid I stuffed a few things under my bed. “My room’s clean mom!” I’d declare with secrecy. Ummm, not.)
So, it’s easy to emotionally stuff, isn’t it? If you are suffering from the human condition, which we all are – you know what I mean! & nbsp;
*Your spouse lies to you, hurts you, or leaves you. Your children don’t listen, they talk back, and withdraw their love.
*Your boss under appreciates you, under pays you, and over estimates what you should do for him/her.
*Your “business” betrayed you, and sucked your last dollar down the drain.
*You lose a loved one…lose control…or lose yourself. You hold resentment, anger, and beliefs about the world that are essentially deemed true by you.
Whatever the pain, whatever the “stuff” that is crammed under the bed… whatever the subconscious mind has stored as “information” to keep you ultimately safe, quietly exists, until it rears it’s ugly head, and disrupts your life… once again.
And that’s including the beautiful vibe you took so long to cultivate!
Such is life. It offers you contrast and challenge, and part of that journey is to work through the illusions your subconscious mind has created that continue show up as limitations.
So, first things first. Know the ego really wants to keep you safe — and give it kudos for that. That is the job of your ego. However, gently remind it that you are fine, even if you are challenged to say so.
(Sidebar…look at you right now – you are ok. You are sitting, peacefully reading. You are where you are, and you are ok. You are merely experiencing the now, and ready to step into your power as a conscious creator!)
There is great power in creating mental shifts in thinking – I’m the first person to say that. However, on occasion your subconscious mind needs a clearing that comes from an experience or a process ~ which can even further support a shift in thinking, or jump start one!
You created certain beliefs, thoughts and emotions based on experience… so it mak es sense at times to create another experience to clear and put perspective back where it needs to be.
Inspired Releasing Rituals can do just that — and send a life changing message to your subconscious mind that it is ok to let go, and to heal.
Now, I’ve got a pretty big tool box as a coach. In fact one of my favorite parts of the coaching process is having a “new’ exercise, a new experiential ritual be born our of a coaching session — just for my client’s specific need. In fact, I would venture to say that some of those processes were attracted from me, by them
The point is — I want you to open yourself up to creativity, and listen to what your highest self tells you. There is great guidance here, and you have full permission to access it.
6 Sacred Steps To Creating An Inspired Releasing Ritual!
1. You’ve got a challenge, an emotion or a trigger. You identify it. You notice it. You know without a doubt this has disrupted you for too long.
2. You make a decision, and a commitment to release it — and make releasing a habit if necessary.
3. You allow yourself to feel through your emotions, and ask the question to your highest self,
“What would symbolize letting go, healing, and a shifting into my highest most soulful perspective? And how could I experience that?”
4. You get your answer, you see it in your minds eye… you’ve got your message. (Open yourself up to creativity, to the splendor of creating a releasing ritual for yourself that will shift your energy, it’s highly energizing and empowering)
5. You set intentions for your releasing ritual. You write them on paper. You intend for letting go, healing, and rele ase — for the highest good of yourself and for all involved. Crucial step here… don’t miss it.
6. Here is the fun part — you do it! And the ideas can be endless. Let them come to you.
Here just a few examples:
~You light the match and burn the letters that have held you emotionally hostage…
~You take back your power by stepping into a tub prepared for a Goddess…
~You write words of love and abundance and forgiveness on your water bottle — and drink up!
~You rebirth yourself and your life with a ceremony of flowers and poetry
~ You take a sacred walk symbolizing renewal or rejuvenation….
~ You have a pink bubble ceremony — and see your resentment float away within a loving pink bubble, never again to return.
Now — go get creativ e!! Allow yourself to partner with your highest self, and give yourself the gift of releasing through the experience of a inspired ritual!
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~Lao Tzu
Lori Hamann is a mentor and life coach to conscious entrepreneurs and professionals, who she helps to create more prosperity and peace of mind in their lives and businesses. She is the founder of Evolve Life Coaching and the Evolve Your Life Newsletter goes out to over 7,000 like minded subscribers. You can
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Have you ever been in the zone and felt so good about your life?
We often get in the zone when we fall in love, get creative, or accomplish something great. We feel like we’re having an inner conversation with ourselves that’s amazingly inspiring. During this time our inner selves seem to be the only voice we can hear and we do what we’re told whether it’s writing, painting, building a business, or serving the world.
Life is so fulfilling and joyful when we can hear, what I call, the inner aaaah’s very clearly.
Unfortunately most people can’t hear the inner aaaah’s. This is mostly because they’re so busy living their life for the ooooh’s.
How do you know if you’re living your life for the outer ooooh’s? Answer these questions:
- Do you aim to please others?
- Do you put other’s needs above your own?
- Do you crave other’s attention as a way to validate yourself?
- Have you given up on your dreams to pursue a career that impresses others?
- Do you care more about money than you do about creativity and passion?
- Do you only feel alive when other’s are complimenting you?
- Do you not consider yourself very creative, but wish you were?
Answering yes to any of these questions is a clear sign that you prefer to please others over pleasing yourself.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be accepted by your community. By nature, humans are communal beings. We thrive off of connection to others.
However, we can live in disharmony with ourselves when we put our need to be communal above our need to be authentic with who we really are. (Read: How to be Authentic)
Aim to live life being true to yourself. Even if you don’t know who the real you is, dare to figure it out.
When I first dared to be me, I didn’t know where to start so I started by doing a lot of different things like yoga and bike riding, to see what felt good to me. Then I just kept doing the things that felt good.
Healthy eating and exploring herbs was another feel good activity for me. When I first delved into this stuff, many of my friends thought I was crazy and became somewhat estranged. After a little bit of time, I reunited with most of them and have a better friendship with them because I’m more true to myself and therefore more comfortable with others. So don’t worry about the transition. It’s necessary to get you to a life of more joy and freedom. And it doesn’t last forever, but the joy and self confidence you establish as a result of the transition last forever and make life more worth living.
Forget about the ooooh’s — the sound of people being temporarily impressed with something you do, wear, or achieve.
And go for the aaaah’s — the sound of orgasms, pleasure, creation, and inner joy.
Once you achieve the aaaah’s the ooooh’s will inevitably follow, but you won’t be addicted to outer acceptance, but inner happiness.