How to Be the Master of Yourself

One who understands others has knowledge; One who understands himself has wisdom. Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self requires strength. ~ Tao Te Ching

I believe that most of us have far more control over our lives than we realize, because we will always have control over our reaction to any given situation. There is great power in that realization.

We need to keep our focus on understanding ourselves as opposed to trying to control and understand the actions of others. Using force to try to change the behavior of another is never the best way. So what are we to do when another person acts in a way that distresses us? The answer is always the same: be the master of yourself.

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How to Uplift Your Self Worth

“I never knew who I was until I began to love myself in this present moment.” ~ Louise Hay

Those of us who spend time with young children realize that little ones can be extremely insightful and beautifully wise. I’ll never forget the day , when my three-year old daughter explained to me what she wanted to be when she grew up. “I want to be a human!” She happily declared.

We have chuckled good-naturedly about that comment made by our innocent child ever since. Lately, however, when I pause to reflect on her comment as she is becoming a teenager, I perceive that my little girl was being downright insightful.

In her eyes, nothing about her needed fixing. Nothing needed to be changed or improved upon. She felt that she was perfectly complete just being human, just being her human self. No strings attached. How wonderful is that?

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How to Balance Your Energy for Happier Living in 2021

“So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.”~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We all know that 2020 was far from being balanced or any semblance of sanity for most of us. We all went with the flow and did the best we could, and survived. Phew! But let’s make 2021 different. Let’s make it more balanced, more positive, more joyous. Not, because 2020 was such a downer, but because we are choosing to heal, rather than dwell in the past. We are choosing to move forward.

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6 Simple Ways to Overcome Your Worries

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” ~ Corrie ten Boom

Problems can make you wish you weren’t born. Repeated tragedies can make you wish you never existed; money worries can get you sick of life already. Life is full of ups and downs, they say, but when the downs seem to be non-stop, you tend to worry. Take the covid-19 pandemic for example and how it has shaken all of us. You just sit there, day in, day out and worry about your problems. You would feel like nothing matters anymore. But the truth is, something still does – YOU. You still matter because you are still alive. The things you do and think matter. Worries will definitely not solve your problem.

The deep feeling of unease and fear that courses through our body, as we sit predicting the fearful outcomes the future will bring us, is what intense worrying feels like. It’s a very nauseating and physically uncomfortable state of being, and yet most of us live the majority of our waking hours in this manner.

Why We Worry and How to Overcome it?

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Positive Ways to Begin Your Self Love Journey

Positive Ways to Begin Your Self Love Journey

And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?” ~ Rumi

While we all know and agree that Self Love is the strongest force that can make us whole and healed, we still struggle with it daily. In the last article I shared Why You Are WORTHY of Love, no matter what! Lets take that a step further and understand the importance of self love and how we can heal through it.

A kind soul once asked me, “But I think self love is just too self indulgent and narcissistic! How can I think of myself when I have so many responsibilities towards my family and loved ones? Shouldn’t I be thinking of them first before my own needs?”

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