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The Aspiration-Driven Life: Part 3 — Embracing Your Aspiration

The Aspiration-Driven Life: Part 3 — Embracing Your Aspiration

Knowing your aspirations is one thing; embracing them is something else. There is a gap between the two, one that not many people will cross. It requires you to cultivate the key elements of self-discipline—and also of spiritual practice—awareness and willpower. In the previous article of this series we covered finding your aspiration, your why. What do you do next? …

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The Aspiration-Driven Life: Part 4 — Living with Awareness

The Aspiration-Driven Life: Part 4 — Living with Awareness

At the heart of self-discipline there are two elements: awareness and willpower. These elements have been considered essential for growth, well-being, and achievement by many authors in the fields of personal development, psychology, and meditation. In fact, many say that willpower is the father of all virtues; if that is the case, then awareness is the mother. Awareness and willpower …

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Attention is the Currency of Your Life

Attention is the Currency of Your Life

We are all familiar with the idea that time is a more valuable resource than money, since we can use time to make more money, and no amount of money can buy back the time already spent. Yet a more valuable resource than both time and money is our attention or awareness. You may have a lot of time on …

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Is your movement organized, or chaotic?

Is your movement organized, or chaotic?

Every cell in your body is in constant movement, as is every atom in the universe. Your mind is in constant movement, as is your life. Every day in your life you are taking action, thinking thoughts, creating something, and moving toward something. The question is, “Is your movement organized, or chaotic?” “Movement is life, stillness is death.” — Hazrat …

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Emotional Self-Mastery, Part 2: Regulation

Emotional Self-Mastery, Part 2: Regulation

Emotional self-mastery involves our ability to regulate our emotions in a healthy way. All types of emotions can arise, but that doesn’t mean that we need to be carried away by them, or that they need to define what we can or cannot do in the moment. Regulating our emotions means that we can turn their volume up or down, …

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Living Inside Out — the heart of it all

Living Inside Out — the heart of it all

There are two ways to live your life. You can live from the outside in, or you can live from the inside out. After years of research and practice in personal development, I can say without hesitation that this is one of the most important concepts behind it all. When you live outside in, you are allowing what is outside …

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The Aspiration-Driven Life, Part 1 — Removing Obstacles

The Aspiration-Driven Life, Part 1 — Removing Obstacles

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Listen to the audio version of this article ☝🏻 A life devoid of aspirations might be comfortable, but it is not fulfilling. Your aspirations are your fuel for movement and growth. They make you feel more purposeful, engaged, and alive. Aspiration is the thread that weaves together all topics of personal…

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