Our Heart of Hearts

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.”— James R. Ball

If we believe that we don’t deserve to have something, then we won’t put our hearts into getting it. However, if we do believe we deserve to have something, then we will put our hearts, minds and souls into it.  All of us have dealt different cards in life. Some people have better access to certain things than others. So life is not always fair. But we all have to find our own way in life. If we’re uncertain about ourselves, how can we be certain about anything else? The belief starts with us. It is the belief that we have resources from our experiences that we can always draw from. We can make our life worthwhile if we create an atmosphere in our lives that we do deserve everything what life has to offer. And that we can be grateful each day of our lives that we are given an opportunity to do good things, if we believe we deserve it in our hearts.

 

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Let Go and See What Happens

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.”— Mandy Hale

A plan is desirable when we need structure. However, too much structure can repress our creativity and our spontaneity. It is all right to rely on a feeling or our intuition and to play things out to see where they can lead us. It is about allowing ourselves to express our creativity externally without being affected by our rigidity and biases. Creativity allows us to be free and to be free to let go.    This really allows our unconscious mind to surface a little and to spill some new understandings over to our conscious mind. We all experienced saying to ourselves, “Why didn’t we think of that?” but we did, we just didn’t think of that right away because when we stop looking for an answer, our unconscious mind continues searching until a satisfying answer pops into our head. What a lovely treat when an idea or a light goes off in our heads when we least expect it.

 

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Love and Memory

 

 

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.”— Cassandra Clare

Human beings have an aversion for loss because it creates an emotional pain of separation from a loved-one or a friend or a co-worker. We don’t know how to react upon hearing the news that someone has died, but to only react in shock and surprise. We don’t live in a vacuum where we won’t experience some level grief of a co-worker whose loved-one has just passed away. Instead of denying the fact that we feel some pain inside, we can mourn and reflect also the passing and help our friends through these times of grief. And during our reflections we can recall our own experiences of loss in our personal lives. We can recall the love and memory of a loved-one in our minds alive and well, full of life in happy moments.

 

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Take The Rest As It Happens

The Phoenix Process

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Make the best use of what is in your power and take the rest as it happens.”— Epictetus

So what is within our power, we should use it or, we’re giving our power away to circumstances. We don’t have to wait for circumstances to force our hand. Instead, we can use the force of our hand to make things happen in the circumstances. We may not have full control over the circumstances, but we can make the best use of control to steer us into the right direction.  We take a bit of circumstances as it happens because we need to know more if we want to learn how to get around the situation if it’s all possible and if it’s necessary for our well-being. We all want to feel in control all the time, however, that’s impossible, which means we need to trust the universe and ourselves. Once we trust and rely on the universe and ourselves we relinquish some control and we feel freer.

 

 

 

 

 

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When We Feel Awkward

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“You can only grow if you’re willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”— Brian Tracy

When we feel awkward and/or uncomfortable, we’re experiencing vulnerability. We experience this vulnerability because we feel set up for an attack. We want everyone to see us doing something perfectly. But for us to learn we have to go through the awkwardness and uncomfortable feelings. And if we practice doing the new thing, we will improve and we will feel confident in our abilities. We all experienced wanting to give up during this phase of awkwardness and uncomfortable feelings. But those feelings will dissipate as long as we continue to improve on our goals. Struggle is always part of the process of learning a new thing. It’s really about how we push through in spite of our self-defeat thoughts and the critics.

 

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Key To Your Happiness

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.”— Unknown

The key to our happiness should be in our own pocket. We’re in charge of our own lives. Relationship is built on both parties bringing happiness to a relationship instead of finding happiness from a relationship. Life is not about just work instead; we work to live an enriched life as we bring our enriched lives to work. We don’t have to wait for something exciting to happen in our lives instead, we can create our own excitement. We don’t have to follow someone else’s path to feel important instead, we can create our own path because we feel important.  We don’t have to imitate someone for us to admire them instead; we can become our own unique selves because we feel admiration. We each bear the burden of our key to our happiness in our own way.

 

 

 

 

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Strength Grows

Grow in strength

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Our strength grows out of our weaknesses.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The quote above sounds so profound. It is like a paradox. This quote becomes a riddle, when we turn it into a question, “how does our strength grows out of our weaknesses?” Then we found ourselves looking back at our experiences and we say to ourselves “aha!”  First of all there is a certain maturity level we have to experience before we can get an understanding that we do have weaknesses. And to know that we don’t have to allow our weaknesses to stop us from meeting our goals. After we acknowledge our weaknesses, we learn to compensate and or to use other areas. In other words, we are forced to use other talents as we built our strength by determination, and as well as building our character.

 

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Life As It Is

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”— Wayne Dyer

This is a very powerful quote because it tells us how our beliefs can shape the way we think of how things should be. It is better to see life as it is because whatever life throws at us is an opportunity for us to use our capabilities. Talking is a lot easier than doing something about our lives. Peace is about giving us the opportunity to do something about our lives than having constant chatter in our minds. We can have a peaceful mind while living a productive life as we accept life as it is. Accepting life as it is means learning to widen our minds so that we can have more choices. When we have more choices, we have more peace of mind because we no longer are hindered by a narrow belief that can cause a lot of noisy thoughts in the mind.

 

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See the Good In Others

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“When you choose to see the good in others, you end up finding the good in yourself.”— Unknown

We can see the good in others if we look for it. It’s easy to see the bad in others if we disagree with them or if they look different than us in some way.  When we do find the bad in others, we develop a preconceived idea about them. We only see a skewed dimension of that person and not really seeing the whole person. If we see only the bad in others then will be see only that in ourselves. Instead, we can accept both the bad and good in others just as we can accept those things in ourselves. It is a choice for us to make. Accepting the bad and the good in others helps us keep our expectation in neutral.

 

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On Loving Yourself

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Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“Focus on loving yourself instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.”— Unknown

We so much want approval from another person that we forget that we are a person. How come we think that having self-approval is not enough? It only takes one person to believe in us and that makes a world of difference and that one person is the person we see everyday in the mirror. We know what we’re capable of doing and we have dreams about doing greater things with our lives.  If we feel a need to always be the center of attention, then we haven’t been self-loving. We haven’t accepted ourselves yet. We aren’t satisfied with ourselves. If we have the capacity to accept and love others, then we have the capacity to accept and love ourselves and allow others to love us.  If we continue to need constant reminders that another loves us, then it’s time to remind ourselves to love ourselves. And then we will know for sure how much love we have for others and ourselves.

 

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