Mastery of Self – 2

Mastery of Self – 2 We have been discussing the Mastery of Self and how we can be conscious creators of our existence.  It isn’t a responsibility that many want to take, or admit responsibility for, but indeed we have that ability.  To acknowledge that our...

Mastery of Self

Mastery of Self We possess the ability to assemble our minds to be whatever we will.  We are nearly always in the process of building and enhancing our Self.  Some of us do this unconsciously, and just by living, gradually, bit by bit, we increase our understanding of...

Positive or Negative

Positive or Negative We are either positive or negative, with everyone with whom we meet.  Think for a moment about all the people with whom you meet on any given day. You see your significant other, your children, maybe the neighbor and all of them before you even...

Roots, Patience, and Presence

Roots, Patience, and Presence We have been discussing the benefit of examining the roots in our lives and comparing them to tree roots.  We have talked about the benefit of taking the time to establish a solid foundation for ourselves from which we can operate.  We...

We Are All Connected

We Are All Connected We have been talking about roots and that taking time to establish solid fundamentals in your life, such as morals, character, and integrity, pay off throughout your life.  It takes time and perseverance, a topic on which I have written a great...

Roots or Heights?

Roots or Heights? As we look at a beautiful tree, we are amazed at their height.  It is the height that causes us to stop and marvel at nature’s wonder.  We don’t give any thought to the roots that needed to support that tree.  The roots are established...

Train Your Perceptions – 2

Train Your Perceptions – 2 We have been talking about modulating your emotions, which is monitoring them to reduce the intensity and length of an emotional outburst, mainly as applied to anger.  Another tool of Executive Function is focusing, shifting of...

Train Your Perceptions

Train Your Perceptions Marcus Aurelius writes that we should train our perceptions.  He goes on to say, “You have power over your mind – not outside events.  Realize this, and you will find strength.”  –Marcus Aurelius, Meditations.  Even with...