From the monthly archives:

June 2009

Hold Your Goals Loosely

by Stephen Mills June 10, 2009
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For all of these reasons, I think it is important to hold your goals loosely. You need a general direction, but you don’t need to be rigid. Allow for flexibility and discovery along the way. Allow yourself to change your mind as you gain new information. Delight in the process and not in the result.

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Live Now – Part III

by Stephen Mills June 7, 2009
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Forget the past. It is almost always a hindrance. In my opinion the best use of the past is to draw on memories to produce emotional states that are good for you. Otherwise, leave the dead past where it belongs – buried and forgotten. It hurts you far more than it helps you. If you must occasionally draw upon it to learn a lesson then fine. Go there only occasionally and briefly and then get right back to the present moment.

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Live Now – Part II

by Stephen Mills June 6, 2009
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Just imagine what it would be like to go through your day, every day, without anything bothering you? Just accepting life as it happens and being in the moment living it all the time and not just occasionally? I may be on some kind of natural drug, but I am now convinced this is attainable.

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Living Now – Part I

by Stephen Mills June 4, 2009
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If you get caught up in non-stop thinking you will go mad in a way. I’ve spent most of my life in that condition. You will find that no matter what your intent, if you constantly think, you will dwell on the past, worry about the future, and quite simply forget to actually live; really live. You will do exactly what Tolle says and think repetitive and useless or harmful thoughts. This will happen automatically no matter what your intent. That bold phrase is the key. I can’t prove it to you, but it’s simply the way your mind works.

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Identify the Essential and Eliminate the Rest

by Stephen Mills June 2, 2009
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This is the getting things done philosophy of Leo Babauta.  I have found it to be a fantastic way to move forward in a massive way.  This goes against my perfectionist, do-a-million-things-at-once, ADD nature and so it was very hard for me to accomplish.  But if you can pull it off, it’s life changing.  Recently, […]

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