“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” Buddha
Our Thoughts are Our Reality! Reduce the suffering, increase your happiness, focus on your thoughts. Positive thoughts bring rise to positive behaviours and positive realities – negative do the reverse. Enjoy this thought @ The Hidden Why.
Here is the verse that sparked this post:
“All that we are is a result of what we have thought. It is founded on our thoughts. It is made up of our thoughts. If one speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows one as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the wagon.
All that we are is a result of what we have thought. It is founded on our thoughts. It is made up of our thoughts. If one speaks or acts with pure thought, happiness, follows one like a shadow that never leaves.” Dhammapada vs 1.1-1.2
Jeffrey is a Best-Selling Author, International Speaker, Philanthropist, Thought Leader, Social Entrepreneur and Producer. He provides the next wave of visionary leaders with the connections, tools, platforms, consultations, trainings, knowledge and resources to accelerate their visions and businesses, as vehicles to bring humanity together.
This is round two with Jeff, we first talked back in episode 99 on The Hidden Why Podcast.
In this episode we have a great chat about awakening entrepreneurs. An individualistic attitude in life about making business to purely profit is a dying existence. It is about making business to impact positive change in this world. (more…)
Life like a holiday. I can hear the questions and doubt already. “Yeah right! How?” “It’s a nice idea but some of us have to work.” “Easy said than done.” For whatever the excuse, reason or doubt I would suggest it is exactly for those reasons that we must seek to approach life more like a holiday.
The hunter-gatherers travelled regularly, moving from one place to the next. This allowed them to continually change their environments and routines. I think this helped keep life interesting. The agricultural age forced us to remain put. Not great for the soul, sanity or our level of our happiness. (more…)
“Is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, and does it improve the silence?”
A brilliant conversation I had with Gayle Hardie, founder of the Global Leadership Foundation and expert in transformational health. In this conversation we discuss all things on leadership, change, emotional health, why environment is paramount, practices including meditation, competition vs. abundance, why choice is a gift and how we must all take responsibility for the leadership of our own lives through the choices we make.
“With mindfulness, we can be with the experience in more immediate way. When we find ourselves flooded with an emotion that’s come after the judgement, we’ve often missed the very judgment that triggered the emotion.” Mark Coleman
More mindfulness anyone? It plagues books these days and for that I am a big fan. I don’t think we can get enough. Either we control the mind or it controls us. The one place we have full control yet I wonder how well do we exercise that control. The mind becomes what it sees and believes. The mind sets our reality. An unobserved mind that runs wild and free may be less conducive to creating the reality we truly desire.
Mark Coleman is a mindfulness teacher and wilderness guide. In an interview I did with him he shared a practice that he calls the meandering meditation. (more…)
“It is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.” Jim Collins
Here is a formula for meaningful work – Complexity + Effort + Reward = Meaningful work.
If you have trouble finding meaning in your work perhaps it is missing one of these elements. If you lack meaning all I can suggest and would encourage is to find meaningful work – what is the purpose without it. Enjoy this quick thought!
“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Winston Churchill.
Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestsellers How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, The Noticer, The Traveler’s Gift, and recently The Little Things. He is also an in-demand speaker for the world’s largest organizations.
Zig Ziglar said, “Andy Andrews is the best speaker I have ever seen.”
“Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself. Self mastery is the hardest job you’ll ever tackle. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. You may see at one at the time both your best friend and greatest enemy by stepping in front of a mirror.” Napoleon Hill
In this episode I share with you my thoughts on self-control and how we can influence the lacking of free will in our lives so that we can become our greatest leaders and direct our ship towards the destination we desire to go.
“The only advantage you can have these days is truth and you can only have truth from experience.”
In this episode I was grateful to speak with Joel Brown, millennial entrepreneur creating success online. We discuss his journey to success that was inspired and developed by seeking out other greater mentors and looking for clues to success.
Joel has spoken to many of the great PD leaders including the likes of Tony (more…)
“The fact that one can lose one’s sense of self in an ocean of tranquility does not mean that one’s consciousness is immaterial or that it presided over the birth of the universe.” Sam Harris
Another fascinating and insightful read of the year. Sam Harris is the author of five New York Times best sellers including this one and writes on the topics of neuroscience, religion, meditation, politics and philosophy. He also has a kick-ass podcast that was introduced to me by a friend that has become a bit of a favourite.
Sam Harris is deep and very knowledgeable. If I am honest much of what he talks about is over and beyond my simplistic mind but when I do manage to handle his language and thoughts I am inspired beyond which words can’t describe – speechless!