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The Truth About Supremely Happy People - Jack Pransky & Lori Carpenos


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Friday, December 6, 2013

 

They all have one thing in common, though most of them don’t even know what it is. Supremely happy people spend more time living in positive, upbeat thinking than the rest of the population. They don’t do it on purpose, it’s just what they focus on - a choice they’re not even aware of! Supremely happy people are more enamored, more intrigued by, and more interested in the positive, joyful aspects of life. Positivity captures their attention. They enjoy it so much that they gravitate toward more benevolent thinking just as a matter of course. They don’t even know they’re doing it.


Do you wonder how we know this?


We know it because we know about three psychological Principles at the core of all human experience, whether joyful or tormented, angry or calm. The Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness are what creates the human experience which would not be possible in the absence of any one of these Principles. You could not have an experience of anything without the ability to think! That’s a fact....
 
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Parenting Is Too Important to be Taken Seriously


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Friday, November 29, 2013

Role modeling provides the most influence in child rearing.  As sensible human beings, our children pay more attention to what we do than what we say. They know that people’s behavior tells you what they believe in.

How we are in life tells our children what is “realistic”. If we are lighthearted and easy-going, our children see that as realistic in life. If we are grim and serious they conclude that that is the nature of life.

We would do well to remember that 100% of our children's observations of us are when we are with them. We might be happy and lighthearted when we're not with them; but if we are stressed and serious around them, then that is the role model that they see.

Any parent that gains an understanding of The Three Principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness will become more resilient as a parent. Children will pick up on this resilience and head in that direction themselves. All we have to see is that any feelings of stress and unhappiness are just our momentary thoughts translated into a feeling. If we see that it is in the nature of thought to be...

 
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Live in the Life Force rather than Life Circumstances - Lori Carpenos


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Friday, November 15, 2013

Ever wake up thinking something like: “My life feels like a mess?” — or have a day where one too many things have gone wrong, or felt as though the last straw has finally broken your strong back? I think every one of us can say we’ve had those moments, or days, or even a bad month, perhaps year; I know I certainly have. Yet at some point we arrive back at our happier, more content selves. Have you ever wondered what causes that? Resiliency. All of humanity seems to be able to bounce back from whatever misfortune has befallen them, if not right away, then — eventually.

This is what allows us to be resilient:

There are scientific, universal laws that are known as...

 
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A “Serious” Problem - Garret Kramer


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Friday, November 8, 2013

The following statement might surprise you, but I’ve found it to be true again and again: The more troubled or distressed people feel about something, the less serious the problem actually is.

The reason for this, assuming that I’m correct, is that “problematic” circumstances don’t create our feelings. It’s overthinking that leads to bad feelings, overreactions, and an inability to find clarity of mind and answers.

Can you relate? Have you ever turned a molehill into a mountain? For me, when this happens, my circumstances tend to look severe. Yet, when I finally come to grips with the fact that I’m thinking at a million miles an hour, I back off, my mind clears, and the problem always looks simpler. In fact, it often vanishes altogether.

Now, I’m not saying that certain circumstances such as tragedies aren’t acute or sad. I don’t mean to diminish anyone’s difficulties. On the contrary, by reminding people that their feelings are created from in to out and not out to in, my purpose it to help them find the level of psychological functioning, or...

 
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Thoughts On Food... A Beginner's Tale - Mette Louise Holland


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Saturday, November 2, 2013

My husband had started to read about something he called The Three Principles and I got curious and asked him if he would explain it to me. He said something very short about how our thinking created our feelings and our whole experience. I didn't understand it at all, but I instantly knew this was truer than anything else I (thought I) knew before. I've been deepening my understanding of The Principles behind the human experience every single day since and continue to do so. Soon after I learned about The Principles, I found incredible peace inside – my system deeply recognised that there was absolutely no point in worrying, judging or planning myself out of the present anymore. I bubbled with joy, and couldn't help giggling all the time. Somehow I just knew and felt how totally free I was. And how funny it suddenly seemed to me to try to make a story up that I wasn't, which I had done in so many ways before.

Then after about 4 months I thought to myself: ”well, this Three Principles thing may be fantastic and really feels good, but it's not that it has fixed my way of eating...

 
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There is a Huge, Important Difference between “It’s a Thought” and “It’s just a Thought”


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Friday, October 18, 2013

Often when clients say, “I see that it’s thought” they feel heavier rather than lighter. They think to themselves, “what am I going to do about those thoughts? How do I get rid of them? How do I keep them from reoccurring? How am I going to manage my thinking? If I don’t do a good job my thinking will plague me!”

Conversely, when clients see that, “it’s just a thought” they invariably feel more free and more lighthearted.  Seeing that it is, “just a thought” sheds light on the nature of thought. To me “just a thought” says two things about the nature of thought. “Just” suggests that thought is the only thinghappening. Your feelings, your perceptions, indeed your entire experience is exclusively coming from your thinking at that moment. It just means thought is the only thing happening. In short, thought is not a lot even though it is the very fabric of our mental lives.

“Just” also means to me that thought is not a big deal. It’s just thought. It’s not made of concrete or kryptonite. It is more like a feather, a cloud...

 
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Healing from Grief and Loss - Mary White


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Friday, October 11, 2013

I was recently reminded about how an understanding of the Three Principles helps during times of grief and loss. Five months ago, I had to put down my beloved dog Zak who was suffering from cancer. He was a strikingly handsome Hungarian Vizsla with an indomitably joyful spirit. At the age of 10 he had the youthful exuberance of a much younger pup and was expected to live to about 14. As I have a deep love of animals, especially dogs, Zak felt like a like a son to me. He was also my best friend and confidant. We were a pack of two.

When I first heard the results of a biopsy indicating a grade 3 mast cell tumor, I was shocked into the realization that I may soon lose my much loved pet. In that poignantly painful moment, I took a deep breath and told myself slowly, “remember what you know.” These words repeated in my mind for the next 6 months as Zak endured 2 highly invasive surgeries and difficult recoveries. I remained hopeful. I put him on homeopathic medicine, upgraded his diet and “loved him up” as the veterinarian told me to do.

Remembering ‘what I know’ refers to the fact that my...

 
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The Primrose Path


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Friday, October 4, 2013

“I shall the effect of this good lesson keep, 
As watchman to my heart. But, good my brother, 
Do not, as some ungracious pastors do, 
Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven; Whiles, like a puff'd and reckless libertine, 
Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads, 
And recks not his own rede.”

                     – William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene III, spoken by Ophelia

Since the 1600’s when Shakespeare first coined the term “primrose path” in Hamlet, and used it again later in Macbeth, people have used this famous idiom when referring to “taking the easy path to hell”, “the road to nowhere” or “the pathway of futility”.

Most people innocently live their lives walking – often sprinting -- on a primrose path paved with their preferences, wants, needs, desires and obsessions.  Unfortunately, it is an insidiously logical way to live in our world today.  It seems perfectly rational to believe that those who find...

 
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“Ignorance is Bliss” - The Truth in this Adage as Viewed from the Principles


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Friday, September 27, 2013

You’re awaiting the results of a biopsy. You just got laid off from your job and are now unemployed. You just filed for bankruptcy and have no idea what the future holds.

In each of these cases you are thrust into the unknown. If you think into the unknown and try to figure out what’s going to happen, you are likely to get discouraged and upset by your thoughts. It won’t help you to 'positive think' your way into a favorable biopsy result, a great new job opportunity or some financial windfall. Such positive thinking won’t help you because, at some level, you know that you simply made up those positive thoughts, and therefore they are not as reassuring as you would like them to be. You could also construct mental scenarios from your fears and skepticism -- and we all know how you would end up feeling then.

What works for human beings is to stay truthful and admit that they simply don’t know what the future holds for them. It shouldn’t take much for us to look in that direction because, in those cases, we really don’t know what the future holds for us -- if...

 
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Who Knows? - Judy Sedgeman


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Friday, September 20, 2013

I still chuckle when I think of the old joke about the teacher who asked her class to name the three greatest inventions of mankind. They named the wheel, the combustion engine, and then a young boy called out, "The Thermos!"

The teacher was taken aback. "The Thermos? Why?"

The boy responded, "Because, when you put hot stuff in it, it keeps it hot, and when you put cold stuff in it, it keeps it cold. It's a great invention because it KNOWS."

Hot or Cold?

In the random way thinking works, I thought of that joke during one of the times George Pransky was speaking at the...

 
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