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Friday, February 17, 2012

Turning Your Face to the Sun

What brings excitement into your life? What gets you going when you think about it? What makes you sing to an inner tune and want to dance with joy? Are you looking at me with surprise? Could it be that there is no such thing? Or is it perhaps dependent on outer circumstances, such as having sufficient money, being able to undertake certain activities that require either money or specific people, or that require good weather?

It's a grey, rainy day today. The first in many. We've had a magnificent winter, with brilliant blue skies and a sun that blazed with fiery warmth, even in January.

And so this greyness, that I rather enjoy (when it comes around so rarely), has made me think about how we need to be responsible for the sunshine in our lives, as opposed to waiting for it from external sources, how we need to be responsible for bringing excitement and joy into our lives, as opposed to expecting them to come to us from the outside.

It's not enough to find distraction and it's not enough to find comfort or soothing mechanisms. All that is good and valid (assuming your soothing mechanisms are healthy and not addiction-related). Running away from a relationship with yourself is also a tremendous mistake, because it is in that inner process that much of the excitement I'm talking about - and which can make all the difference between a grey, rainy day of the soul and turning your face to the sun - can be found.

Much of this has to do with meaning. If you have found meaning in your life, if you have discovered which way to look when darkness threatens to overwhelm you, then you will find the sun at each step of the way.

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For much more about meaning, purpose and significance in your life, about living consciously, about being aware of your thoughts and feelings, how you react to others and how you love yourself, as well as about choosing to seek your inner well-being above all, in order that you may have a ripple effect on all those who come in contact with you, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self, available at Amazon as a paperback or e-book for Kindle and all Kindle applications.

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Description: Ask anyone, whatever their circumstances, if their life is vibrant, fulfilling, harmonious and happy. An honest reply is likely to be 'no', because to answer a truthful 'yes' is no mean feat. Only to grow psychologically and emotionally is not enough. And only to grow spiritually is not enough either. All three dimensions need to be developed in order to realize your full potential. If you are willing to assume total responsibility for the self and to start what is an on-going journey, you will quickly begin to glimpse the first fruits of the ultimate goal: inner well-being, freedom, peace, harmony and joy. This book sets out the pathway to self-mastery and self-discovery and walking that pathway will be the most exciting adventure of your life.

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"Rewiring the Soul is one the best introductions to the spiritual life I've ever read. Not esoteric but real-world and practical. Read it and Soul is no longer just a dogma, nor hypothesis, it is made real and as much a part of your being as your toes. We usually shut off our inner voice, yet by recognizing this aspect of ourselves we begin to discover our essential nature, our intuitive truth, and that becomes our loving guide. The author illustrates the limitations of living only as the mind's Ego, and demonstrates in practical terms how we can transcend this by awakening a conscious viewpoint, following the path of our intuition and feelings, no longer separated from our body and the reality around us, and integrating at last our Soul's inner guidance and wellspring of love. The implications are profound."

PETER SHEPHERD; Founder Trans4mind - www.trans4mind.com; author, Daring To Be Yourself

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