If you have been following my work for sometime, you know how much I admire the work of Wayne Dyer. I just recently started studying his work on “Living the Wisdom of the Tao”. The Tao (pronounced Dao) means the way, the path, it is an active and holistic practice of the natural order of Nature and its universal awakening. I wanted to touch on the fact that we live in a celebrity obsessed world and how the lesson of Obscurity needs to be shared. We live in a world where people need to constantly be noticed, everything is being done to be noticed. “Notice Me, Notice Me, Notice Me”. Verse 36 of “The Tao Te Ching” states:
The lesson here is called the wisdom of obscurity. The gentle outlasts the strong. The obscure outlasts the obvious.
Do you have the capacity to get passed that need of “Notice Me”? Can you seek out obscurity by suppressing any desires for attention or recognition for the things you do? True nobility is being better than you use to be. A willingness to do good things anonymously and the desire to continue to grow and share your wisdom and help others recognize that to be obscure is the way to true peace and happiness. Become less obsessed with your importance, simply share and give. “The Tao does nothing and leaves nothing undone”. Stay humble and allow everything to come to you, live free and trust your source. “Why is the sea a king of 100 streams? Because it lies below them”.
That which shrinks Must first expand.
That which fails Must first be strong.
That which is cast down Must first be raised.
Before receiving There must be giving.
This is called perception of the nature of things.
Soft and weak overcome hard and strong.
– Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu
I hope you enjoyed this and I hope that it inspired you to trust in your true source and trust in the nature of life. Keeping You Empowered Click on the image below for more information.
Thoughts Are Things
Notice the next thought that comes into your mind. Check to see if it’s loving, judgmental or neutral. It’s powerful to be aware of the quality of your thoughts. Thoughts create feelings, that create moods, that create perceptions, that create experiences… That make up your life. ~ Jarl Forsman & Steve Sekhon, Bite Size Happiness
I just love this quote from Bite Size Happiness! If you truly think about it, we can transform our emotions and feelings with the effort of being aware of our thoughts.
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Empowerment is the belief that you have the ability to control the course of your life. People who don’t feel empowered may have low self-esteem, feel unmotivated to go after goals and stop working toward happiness in their lives. You can empower yourself through emotional and physical activities that get you more in touch with how you affect your environment.
- Start by ensuring that you have the basic needs of food, water, shelter and a job. Fulfilling these basic needs gives you the certainty you need to feel in control of your life. If you don’t have these needs fulfilled, call your state’s welfare agency and/or job services to get started.
- Exercise and activity is another essential human need. If possible, walk or workout outside of the home where you will get some sun, nature and interaction with other people.
- If you average less than 7 hours of sleep each night, revise your schedule to meet this important need. Well-rested people have less stress and feel happier.
- Form a social support system that can help you when you feel powerless. If you already have close friends and family, take advantage of it and call them to get and give help.
- Think of past life events that make you feel powerless. Try to find a way in which they improved an aspect of your life. Accepting that life is full of mistakes and changes is part of being empowered. Uncertainty about the future is normal, and the ability to recover from mistakes and failures is essential for mental resilience and empowerment.
- Stop using the word “can’t.” It is the definition of powerlessness, because it states that you don’t have the ability to change or do something. Replace it with “won’t” or “don’t want to” which show that you have a choice in how you interact with the world.
- . It can be a goal, a feeling you want to achieve or a sentence that makes you happy. Repeat it whenever you start thinking or speaking negatively.
- For example, read and repeat quotes about empowerment.
- Stephen King said, “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
- Mother Theresa said, “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”
- Try meditation. Deep breathing and focusing on the present can clarify your thoughts and feel more control of your body and mind.
Determine if you are feeling weak because you recently achieved a goal. People often feel depressed or powerless after they have completed a hard-fought goal. Give yourself a few weeks to rest and then make new goals
- Make a change in your life. Pick something small you have wanted to change and make it happen. Several small decisions can be as powerful as one large life decision.
- Good changes might include commuting by walking or biking, cutting back on alcohol or cigarettes, getting up earlier, going to bed earlier, reducing time on the internet or a device, scheduling time for yourself or trying a new recipe each week.
Set short-term and long-term goals. Working toward something is the culmination of self-empowerment, because you must feel as though your actions will help you achieve something.
- Try a short-term goal like exercising 5 times a week for a month or increasing your productivity at work in small increments.
- Try a long-term goal like saving for a vacation or getting a certification.
Volunteer your time. Giving back to your community through a charity or a community organization will help you realize the power you have to affect the people around you. Schedule one hour a week or half a day each month to improve others’ lives and help them achieve their basic needs
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