5 Principles for Success Throughout my life, I have learned and experienced quite a bit. The thing that drives and motivates me from day to day is the excitement that I am going to learn and experience even more. When the thirst of a curious mind is quenched, it feels good. I have found that […]
We all (well most of us!) like people that are kind to us, are you kind to you though?
Growth is a constantly emergent process. One that requires action.
To this end, done is better than perfect, as next time you can make done mean a little more perfect than last time.
Growth can be uncomfortable for the old must die for the new to be born. Achieving a new perspective on things can be uncomfortable, but it is worth it…
Positive affirmation, manifestation and mindfulness… all sides of the same coin which have a catalytic effect on each other.
As humans we are all trying our best to do our best… sometimes we just need to zoom out a little to realise this.
Quality over quantity… unless quantity is what you really need…
Are you selfish? Are you selfish enough?
If we do not look after ourselves, how can we ever look after anyone else.
People often struggle to identify their weaknesses and growth areas. This simple insight will expand your perception to help you do just that.
This is a little reflection around the concept of working smart not hard… doing, not trying.
It is only when energy flows that the light bulb can be lit. Are you prioritising the the right things in your life?
You must have your cake and it eat!
The cake of life contains a slice of every flavour imaginable. Accepting the whole lets you appreciate a slice for what it is… or is not.
One of the eternal questions that we ponder… Does god exist… well, you might be pleasantly surprised at my take on it.
Do you know why you do what you do? Are you in control of your actions and choices?
In this post, we explore how we can become aware of our own source of motivation.
It is important to live skilfully, and skill requires some thought. Living is done through action though, not just by thinking about it!
Evaluating our present actions based on our perceived future then using our vision of the future to manifest the right actions in the present moment.
Chicken and Egg anyone?
The way we choose to perceive the world influences the way that we interact with the world. The way we interact with the world is a reflection of how we interact with ourselves.
Checking we are traveling in the right direction, can only be done by knowing where we have come from and where are are going to.
Think of this as a map of personal growth.
Once you realise this is a choice, your life will never be the same again… that is, if you choose for it not to be!
It is a wonderful trick of the universe that everything which is the same can be perceived as so different.
It all depends how you choose to observe.
Developing a compassionate mindset is not easy, but it is that challenges that we will face that make the journey worthwhile.
Developing compassion is like peeling a never ending onion.
If you managed to get to the centre, all that would be left is the universe.
In this post, we look at some of the steps you could take on your journey to a compassionate mindset.
Compassion is the glue that holds humanity together. It is a skill that has aided humans to evolve and be what we are today.
Embracing it is your choice.
A little reflection on universal principles.
Is it you that arranges the flowers, or the flowers that arrgane you?
It is easy for humans to focus on a single aspect of life and to forget the interconnected nature of our existence.
Developing awareness of the micro equilibria at play is the way to keep the system as a whole in balance.
This is a simple yet powerful choice about the language we choose to use.
Taking responsibility for this particular choice is one the most powerful things you could ever do.
The principle of establish equilibrium speaks to the dualistic nature of the universe.
You cannot have Yin without Yang.
When we know and accept this, we can learn to use it to our advantage.
Speaking sincerely is a behavioural choice that we can all make.
It is a core principle of The Mountain Pathway.
If chosen by you, it will help you thrive, not just survive.
Ever heard the saying less is more? Well it is very often true!
Change only happens when we take action. Action simultaneously bring both the risk of failure and opportunity to grow.
Are you ready to embrace the principle of Be the Change?
My take on a little story that we all know and love.
Accepting your responsibility pours fuel on the fire of your vitality.
It gives you a reason; it gives you a purpose of thought and action.
The Zen mindset is one of simplicity. One of the ultimate Zen questions is… who are you?
When is the last time you asked?
Be the change… now that is a mantra to live your life by!
This little insight has helped me to change my habits by keeping my energy circularity high.
We need energy to grow, use this insight to keep your energy flowing.
Learning how to shape and manage our own perception, is one of the most powerful tools we can use to make our way up the mountain path.
This is a little fun challenge that will help you grease the wheels of change.
This is the final post in the principle of prioritising increasing vitality series.
Spirituality is the handle to the doorway of vitality.
When you find the real you it is possible to live life without restraints… giggling the whole time.
Prioritising increasing vitality means prioritising building meaningful social connections, and choosing a nourishing environment to surround ourselves with.
In this post, we explore these concepts further.
Strength is something that we are all conditioned to strive for.
How do you define what it is to be strong?
Your fitness and health are the tools you need to apply yourself to life fully. Use this post to evaluate your choices.
The health of our psyche is just as important as the health of our bodies. A sustainable approach to life looks after both
What does it really mean to prioritise increasing vitality?
Habits form the foundation of who we are and how we behave. Taking conscious ownership of our habits is key to any effective lasting change. Here is a tactic for how you can do that.
A little reflection based on a compliment I was once given.
Shining the the spotlight on cynicism to help you see the truth.
A little reflection on what it means to be alive.
A big one!
The meaning of life… what do you think it is?
Some food for thought and one to ponder.
What does Vitality mean to you?
7 little tips to awaken your inner child.
A small reflection on self talk.
A reflection on the skills that promote taking effective action.
The most useful skill to have.