Archive for March, 2012

What’s getting in the way of your happiness?

Tweet A good number of people believe that if they do everything right that will help them be happy.   While others believe no matter what they do or don’t do, that they may never really have total happiness.  Some people believe they must accomplish things like having a good education, living and working in the right communities, having enjoyable relationships with family and friends.  Other folks believe that by eating the right foods will help them be healthier and therefore they will also be offered a higher level of happiness.  A large majority of folks believe that by taking a …

Breaking bad habits – Part III

Tweet Letting go of perceived bad habits is the result of releasing and building momentum.  By understanding ‘how and why’ we act in the ways that we do is deciding to get bigger than our ego.  In deciding to overcome the habit of protecting ourselves with fear empowers us to be free of the bad habits.  How much longer are you willing to remain overweight?  How much longer are you going to tolerate that smoking or swearing habit?  Notice no one can make these decisions for you.  If you are choosing to assign your happiness to others, to things, you …

Breaking Bad Habits – Part II

Tweet Bad habits are usually a thwarted attempt of our wanting approval (affection), control, or safety (security) from others.  Probably more often than not, bad habits are a means of wanting control or wanting to be separate.  This wanting is our desire or aspiration that something or someone will alleviate the problem we are facing or avoiding.  Many times, people engage in bad habits simply because they are hoping to project a more confident image (as in the case with peer pressure or sibling rivalry).  We all desperately want for others to approve of us.  We think someone or something …