Tag Archives: personal balance

The Enermazing Weekly Ticker (10) 10th – 16th October 2011

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The Enermazing Project is dragging its feet, and there didn’t seem much that I could do about it but wait when I remembered one of my favourite quotes by Richard Bach (below).

Asking “What’s the gift I’m getting here?” gave me a different perspective. I shifted from what I can’t do at the moment to what is in place already – which is loads, and ready to go.

I’ll pass on the “big” launch idea for this year (which will also free a considerable amount of time and energy for what is important) and focus on preparing a little starter package – more on this next week :)

For today, I’ve got two pieces of site news:

  • a new page in the About… section of the menu “With a pinch of salt” which – despite its title – got nothing to do with cooking ;)
  • a poll in the sidebar

Have a great week :)

Maria

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There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.

Richard Bach: Illusions – The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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If you are still looking for a video for your bucket list, this might be it: Tari Brand’s (Celebration of Now) latest post This Could Save Your Life

The Enermazing Weekly Ticker (9) 3rd – 9th October 2011

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You may or may not have noticed the additional page in the menu: Enermazing Quotes, where I collected all quotes from this blog on one page – it’s not that many yet ;)

I don’t know about you, but when I come across a quote which attracts my interest I want to find out more about the person who said or wrote it. Therefore I have linked the authors’ names to websites which I hope will tell you a bit more about who’s behind the quote. Click on the links, they should open up as a new page in your browser.

Hope you enjoy browsing :)

Maria

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I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.  Douglas Adams: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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Are you where you want to be? If not, maybe you are going in the wrong direction? Or perhaps, like Douglas Adams, you are exactly where you need to be this moment?

Nicole (Purpose and Dream) has posted some interesting thoughts on Collective Consciousness which may give you some insight on why it’s often so difficult to choose a path and to stick to it: We are not alone…

The Enermazing Weekly Ticker (3)

Topic Of The Week 14th – 20th August 2011:  Extremes and Choice

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Have a happy weekend :)

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Extreme? >>> Asparagus 8-layer-cake

One link to five videos on “Happiness”

  • video 1: Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness”, describes the human brain as an “experience simulator”
  • video 2: Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman on the implications of how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness in different ways
  • video 3: Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi, best known for his work “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience”, asks “What makes a life worth living?”
  • video 4: Psychologist Barry Schwartz questions whether freedom of choice makes us happier
  • video 5: Martin Seligman talks about “The 11th Reason to be Optimistic” 

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Post the story of your own small and big successes in the comments section. Next week it will be featured in this spot. Nobody posted a success story last week – be the first :)

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How do you make extremes meet?

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“Extremes meet, and there is no better example than the haughtiness of humility.”” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What colour are you today? How does it make you feel?

You’re welcome to post your response in the comments section :-)

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Without Extremes…

wood grown naturally in yin-yang shape

wood grown naturally in yin-yang shape

Without extremes

without extremes, no exchange.
without exchange, no motion.
without motion, no life.

without light, what would be dark?
without sorrow, what would be joy?
without fear, what would be safe?

without spirit, what would be matter?
without matter, what would exist?

without chaos, what would be structure?
without destroying, what could we create?

without need, what would we dream of?
without dreams, what would we do?
without action, what would change?
without change, what would have meaning?

without extremes, where would be balance?
without extremes, where would be choice?
without extremes, how could we grow?

black and white yin-yang symbol

yin and yang

Challenge yourself 

Write down pairs of extremes which rule your life. 

How do they help you in making decisions?

Where are your points of balance?

Focus on one pair of extremes at a time: What can you do right now to move closer to balance?

Enjoy the ride :-)

Maria

Image Sources: via wikimedia.org: wood, yin-yang symbol

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Related Article: Two’s a crowd (creatingreciprocity.wordpress.com)

Warning: This little exercise may change your life

It certainly changed mine…

I first posted it on my blog “Living in the Flow” – or is it “Walking in the Fog”?, which I have neglected for over a year. (The blog never went past the stub stage, but I’ve decided to revive it as a more or less personal blog.) I thought about modifying the text, but then again, this is how I did it myself, so I changed nothing but the image.

reflection of a bridge in water

bridges balance - and so do reflections

Challenge: Test your inner balance

It’s comparatively easy to keep one’s balance in isolation or seclusion, standing safely on solid, unmoving ground – however, we are living in an open system where everything is connected with everything else. Daily life is rather about ground shifting and shaking, turning into quicksand or read on…