NOTE: Some parts of the text (marked as text) are illustrated for you. It is scientifically proven that the human brain remembers pictures easier than text. In this case it is even more powerful because the illustrations here are directly associated with phrases and concepts expressed in this article. Allow yourself to “read” from these pictures. It will be fun. But more valuable than fun is obtaining superior results in business and academia and doing better on educational tests like PISA. This has been shown to be true in Asian nations whose alphabet consists of pictorial images rather than mere linguistic letters. And it is proven that PISA test results are proportionally connected the academic growth and GDP of said nations. China is a good case in point, as it is one of the most successful on PISA tests and also one of the most successful economies in the world. Think about that! Enjoy! Learn! Be happy! And achieve success!
“The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.”
Right side of the brain is responsible for the information and facts, but what about the left side of the brain that stores the knowledge of our emotions? Yes, you read this correctly. Knowledge of emotions! We need to know the emotions in us. This is the key! People often have that superficially look about their emotions. Yet, if they are sad, they cry. If they are scared, they step aside and hide. But in fact emotions are our greatest power!
Our emotions are here to stay. They indicate whether you are in compliance with yourself. Are you at peace? If not, then ask yourself why not and what can you do to change this? For our emotions are here for us. On reason so that we can recognize our responsibility for the situation which we are in, and to act in order to change that situation if it’s not good for us. Sadness is not there to be mourned, grieved and spent in depression. Sadness is there for us to grow through a particular situation and to continue to become stronger.
Emotions give you a sign asking: are you going in the right direction!? If you feel happy and excited, that’s good path, stay on it. If you’re feeling anxiety, discomfort, sadness, depression, frustration, then it’s time to say STOP and dedicate yourself to time of reflection or meditation so you can find out what is going on. Then the process can begin, and you can start THE CHANGE.
If you are not feeling good, you can’t be better in what you do. If you are not okay then you can’t help anyone else, and you can’t progress.
The Dalai Lama said, “Everyone wants a happy life without difficulties or suffering. We create many of the problems we face. No one intentionally creates problems, but we tend to be slaves to powerful emotions like anger, hatred and attachment that are based on misconceived projections about people and things. We need to find ways of reducing these emotions by eliminating the ignorance that underlies them and applying opposite forces.“
And what is the opposite force? Yes, you are right, those are positive emotions that create positive energy and attract positive life events, people, and situations in our life.
Are you ready for THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION IN YOUR LIFE? DECIDE TO BE HAPPY!
Have you seen a child who is depressed? Of course you haven’t. How it is possible? Train your happiness. Yes, you read that right. You can learn and train for happiness as well as everything else in life.
1. Laugh every day for five minutes, without any reason, and then repeat it for 21 days straight and it will become your habit to do
2. Listen, or even better play the music you love.
3. Think of someone you love.
4. Think of your pet if you have it; pets are a source of positive energy.
5. The biggest sources of positive energy are babies. Think of the baby you love. You know how kids feel when someone is positive and just wants to be with them? That’s how it feels if our soul is awakened.
6. Be thankful to the people who inspire you. Even if there is only one person who reads this, I am so happy to do this, and thankful, too, that I might positively touch and make this change that will bring happiness.
And now THE CRUCIAL:
When you establish emotional balance you need to establish a balance between your heart and mind. What do I want/wish? How can I achieve it? The first is an emotional job, the second is mental. And then you can use all familiar techniques about management, problem solving, prioritization, etc.
I would like to show you that we have to use emotional techniques first and then implement all mental techniques we know, then the system will be healthy. Otherwise it would be like you want to plant a tree in toxic ground. Even if it grows it will be sickly. And also, these two parts of our growth can’t be separated, otherwise you will be happy or successful, but not happy and successful.
Find out what you feel and do whatever you have to do to feel good. This is the only way. When you feel good, you are the healthy ground and everything positive that you plant in your mind or your soul will grow healthy and you will be successful and satisfied and happy.
If you use all your skills and techniques to achieve the goals of others you’re just build their dream. But you need to build yours! So start now! Live your own dream!
And what is the conclusion? How can we be successful and happy at the same time? We can if we make BALANCE.
There has never been a better chance for us than right now to become a creative power in this world, with the most success and a happy life. Let’s make this world a better place together.
Catherine B. Roy
Author of “Live from Your Heart and Mind” (LHM) system for emotional and intellectual development