Do You REACT or RESPOND To Life?
Living with purpose and being in control of our lives requires us to respond to challenges, and not just react to them. However, we need to be able to respond at all times, especially when faced with an unexpected stressful or potentially emotional situation. In this episode, I break down the difference between these two terms as they relate to you taking control of your life, and I challenge you to ask yourself some important questions that will facilitate that consistent control.
The physical experience of anxiety is the same as the physical experience of excitement from an arousal standpoint. Both of these emotions stem from the experience of our sympathetic nervous system being activated. The only difference is how we think about the experience, consciously or unconsciously.
The secret to transforming negative feelings of anxiety into the empowering emotion of excitement lies in what we tell ourselves about an event and the possible outcomes we chose to focus on. Check out this episode to find out how.
The Biggest Illusion In Life
"If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment." -Marcus Aurelius
Personal responsibility is one of the biggest challenges we face as a society today, if not the biggest. When we blame our environment, or our circumstances, or other people for our actions, we are living life as a powerless victim, and not taking responsibility for, or exercising our ability to choose our response and how we behave. This video will explore and expose the biggest illusion that most people are under when it comes to their own personal behavior, what causes it, and why they react.
When it comes to personal growth, awareness, and enlightenment, we can learn a lot about ourselves from other people.
However, most people are told or taught to ignore what other people think of them, and not to pay any attention to what other people have to say. In some instances, where people are attempting to be hurtful that is a good idea.
But in this episode, I elaborate on why we should hesitate to dismiss all of what people have to say or think, and how we should actually welcome feedback, even criticism from others, in an attempt to use their perspective as information we can learn and grow from.
There is a movement taking place.
A shift, or process I refer to as “Active Evolution”, where Homo sapiens are becoming humans. The distinction I am going to make between the two is about much more than semantics. In regards to the paradigm I am going to try to impress upon you, these two words do not represent the same thing...