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1. Meaning of “Journey In The Joy”

This post explains the difference between joy and happiness as well as the difference between having joy in the journey and having journey in the joy: Post 1

2. Analysis Paralysis

Analysis Paralysis is when you’re so stressed about saying ”the perfect thing” that you can’t say anything at all.  I discuss how there’s no such thing as a “perfect” thing to say.  There’s only a perfect way to feel.

3. Complaining About Complaining

Here I use irony and hypocrisy to ask ”Why do ALL complainers ALWAYS generalize ALL the time?  And why do complainers ask so many rhetorical questions?”

4. Deadlines: Deathlines or Lifelines?

A Deathline is a deadline where a part of you ”dies” after reaching the deadline, and a Lifeline is a deadline where you have more ”life” in you after reaching the deadline.

5. Modes of Motivation

We often have to cycle through several types of motivation before we reach the point when we’re motivated by joy.

6. Joy Breakthrough

What can cause an electron to jump to higher and higher energy levels, and what can we learn from this about how to overcome our bad habits?

7. Both Humble and Confident

I used to think it was impossible to be both humble and confident at the same time.  But it is possible if you can be bold with love.

8. Plateau or Phase Change

The times when you think you’ve ”plateaued” are actually the times when you’re changing the most.  (Definitely one of my most popular posts.)

9. “Good Enough”

Instead of worrying about whether we’re ”good enough,” all we need to do is increase our capacity to receive.  Good things can come to us only as fast as we are able to receive them.

10. Healing Sleep

It takes greater faith to get enough sleep than to deprive yourself of sleep.  Sleep is when the body heals itself.

11. “Frisbee Factor” Part One

Even when we wish someone would change, too often our perception of that person can actually be part of what prevents them from changing.

12. “Frisbee Factor” Part Two

When someone close to you is trying to change, how can you treat them in a way that doesn’t block them from changing?

13. On Strike Against Stress

Stress is the manifestation of fear.  So next time you feel stressed, ask yourself ”What am I afraid of?”

14. Deeper Honesty

Correction and criticism only hurt me when they support a subconscious lie that already exists inside of me.

15. Words You Live By

Decide what quotes are not only your favorite quotes but are also the words that instantly spring to your mind and become your default-mindset in moments of pressure.    

16. Select Your Search

When someone gets on their soap box, the only times when I don’t tune out are when the speaker is sharing information that I had already been actively searching for.  I can’t ask you to start searching for the things I’m going to write about. But what I can ask of you is to make sure you’re on a search!

17. Stable in the Stable

When I look at a nativity scene, I try to look past how pristine and comfortable the figures look and instead try to imagine what it was actually like on that first Christmas.  Then I compare the stable to my own life circumstances.

18. Eyes the Hear

Would you rather be blind or deaf?  As I’ve learned ASL and studied Deaf culture this year,  my answer to that question has completely changed, but not in the way you might think.

19. Reach and Receive

I explain how we can increase our capacity to receive, and how our capacity to receive is often more important than our worthiness.

20. Your “As You Wish”

Just like Buttercup from the movie “Princess Bride,” we need to be aware of what we and others say that actually means “I love you.”

To be continued . . .

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