Serenity; 7 practical ways to make your life more peaceful.

This is a really great post, very inspirational. I’m definitely going to try to apply these to my own life because I struggle with many of the things she points out in the article. Especially the perfectionism and living in the moment part.

JESSICAHUGOINSPIRE.

You can’t calm the storm, Stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass. ~ Timber Hawkeye.

Serenity is maintaining a sense of inner peace and focusing your energy where you can make a difference. It’s about finding calmness within yourself and staying unruffled even in troubled waters. Energy flows where attention goes remember? And so it’s very important to practice serenity.

I like to be very realistic and practical so I’m going to take real life examples.

Suppose you draw water from the well with a bucket, in order to use the cleanest part, you’d have to wait for the water to settle down so that the rudiments will sink to the bottom of the bucket and then you can be able to use the upper part of the water after which you throw the remaining. Right?

In real life, our mind is often active…

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Be Unorthodox

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Rousseau wrote,”Take the course opposite to custom, you will almost always do well”. The brilliant ads for apple computers inspire us to “Think Different”. If you follow the crowd, the place you will most likely end up at is the exit.

To live a richer, more rewarding life, it is essential that you run your own race. Stop bending to the demands of social pressure at the expense of your uniqueness.

When you study the lives of the worlds most enlightened and effective people, you will see that they did not care about what other people thought of them. Rather than letting public opinion dictate their actions, they had the courage to let their hearts drive them. And in taking the road less travelled, they found success beyond their wildest dreams.

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How to attract what you want

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We all aspire to be, do and have great things. Yet most of us simply aren’t creating the results we want. We don’t have enough money, romance, success or joy in our lives. But what we need to understand is that greatness exists in all of us. It is simply up to us to pull it out of ourselves. We all have genius. We just need to learn how to apply it.

Decide What You Want
In order to get what you want, you must first decide what you want. Most people really foul up at this crucial first step because they simply can’t see how it’s possible to get what they want — so they don’t even let themselves want it.
Don’t sabotage yourself that way!
What scientists now know about how the brain works is that you must first decide WHAT you want, before your brain can figure…

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The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Cope in the Busy World of Today

Human beings are empathetic creatures by nature, we can all to at least some degree understand what another person is going through, even if it’s just a little bit. Some people can go as far as feeling what the other person feels. The highly sensitive individual is a special case. This is when the ability to feel becomes so intense that it can potentially become too much to handle.

A few things that can potentially be harmful for Highly Sensitive Individuals:

  • Too many sudden changes in the physical environment
  • Too much negative energy from the surrounding people
  • Loud noises, bright lights, and crowded places with many people

If the environment is simply too much for a highly sensitive person to handle then it can even manifest into physical ailments and sicknesses.

So what can these people do to cope with such a trait?

Being a highly sensitive individual in the world of today is not an easy task… but it is more than possible to cope. It does not need to be seen in a negative light either. The key is simply to understand yourself and your limits.

For adults it is a lot easier because you have freedom to live how you choose. If you don’t want to work in a busy environment filled with tons of people talking at the top of their lungs every second of the day then you don’t have to.

For children however, it is a whole different story because children cannot just do whatever they want. Highly sensitive children are at the mercy of their parent/guardian. They have to go to school and they are expected to deal with the same conditions that everyone else deals with. And they will not receive special treatment unless they have a disability that the school finds legitimate.

Public school for highly sensitive children can potentially be hell depending on the environment. These children cannot choose when they feel, they unconsciously absorb the emotions of the people around them, all the time. Their energy levels and their ability to focus can severely plummet if the environment does not suit the child. This is why public school can severely hamper a child’s ability to focus and succeed academically. A peaceful and organized environment is best suited for these individuals.

A few things that can happen when a Highly Sensitive Person feels overwhelmed:

  • Severe energy depletion
  • Anxiety and confusion
  • Inability to focus and brain fog

It is not easy being a highly sensitive person, child or adult, but I really feel for children who may have no idea what is going on inside of them. Even worse if they think that there something is wrong with themselves. I believe that homeschooling is a more than viable option for children who suffer in the public school setting. If you have a child who you suspect to be highly sensitive then I would highly recommend considering the option.


Extra comments:

I myself am a highly sensitive person with the INFJ personality type and still have issues regarding negative/crowded environments. As a child it 10 times worse because I had no idea what was going on and neither did my parents. It didn’t get very much easier as I got older either. In fact I think it was the worst in high school where the environment I was in was much too rowdy and loud for me to function. And I had no choice but to deal with it and tough it through.

I think this is why I feel so passionate about the subject. I know for sure if someday my child were to show signs of being highly sensitive then I would make sure that my child feels comfortable. If my child is complaining about school and is not performing well then I will consider home school or private school in a heartbeat.

I truly wonder what it would have been like if I had been given the option to be home schooled. I could have studied in a peaceful environment without having to worry all the time. I may have actually enjoyed school if I wasn’t forced to be around such negative/loud influences all the time when I was trying to learn. I mean, I guess I learned some valuable lessons by toughing it out through public school… but still, I feel like it shouldn’t have been as terrible as it was.

May – the month of 5

May

It’s finally may! After a very long April (For me at least).

The month of 5 is all about change. I mentioned a little bit about it in my last post about the month of 4. April was about getting all of that grueling work done and laying the foundation for things to come.

The hard work that was done in the month of 4 should start to manifest during the month of 5. If change is what you desire, you will finally begin to realize the possibility of such a thing. You should strive to embrace the idea that it is indeed possible to make positive changes in your life.

Worn out attitudes and habits are encouraged to be changed during this month. Your comfort zone should be broken, and your horizons should broaden. If you have been thinking about doing something like starting a new work out program, updating your resume, etc…then now is your opportunity.

This month will naturally get hectic.  You may have an inner desire for change stirring up inside of you. Strive to embrace that desire without getting too carried away. You will likely have a lot on your mind during this month, hopefully even innovative ideas to improve your life.

Remember that you should not do something that you will likely regret in the future. This is not the time to suddenly quit your job out of no where and make a living as a street dancer. It is however the time to realize the possibility of such a thing.

The 5 vibration is about curiosity, freedom, and change.

Here are few things that you may want to do during the month of 5:

Research

  •  New ideas and life changing decisions should be thoroughly researched during this month. Do not take a sudden leap that you may end up regretting next month. Research, think, and plan ahead to ensure that your plans/projects go smoothly.

Live life

  • Freedom is the name of the game. Do exactly what you want for a change and take care of yourself. Whatever it is that makes you happy. If you are into getting your nails done, go for it! Feel like going on an adventure? Give it a try!

Go get it!

  • This is a month that will be filled with opportunities that can potentially be life changing. Be on the look out and go get it when you see it! You may see some fresh faces in your life, or maybe even potential business connections. This is a time to branch out and seek out opportunities that can improve your life.

My challenge to you all during the month of May is to embrace the idea that positive changes in your life are possible, and to embrace freedom(whatever that may mean to you).