Books, Life, Writing

Book: The Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepax Chopra

When thinking about my life and how I live it. I made ground rules for myself last year. I’m guilty of not looking at them or being mindful of following them. I’ve never thought of having laws of success.

I’ve finished reading The Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepax Chopra. Even with the title saying laws of success, it like he says, can be the spiritual laws of life. This book is one recommended from my Life Coaching Course. I’d loaned the book and one of his others from the library.

I guessed from it being 24 years old I was judging it by its age and not just its cover. From page 1 though, I was hooked. Even being 24 years old, it still relates to today’s world.

I love that it has commitments of how to follow each law. I got the sense that I could slow down.  Out of all the laws, the last ‘The Law of Dharma or Purpose of Life’ is the one that spoke to me the most. Showing the different internal questions between ego and spirit.

Ego – What’s in it for me?

Spirit – How can I help?

Seeing as I’ve found a purpose of helping people in my life. Seeing this written down made me stop and think. I’ve been running on ego most of my life. That awareness is what could change how I live for the purpose of my life.

What changes could I see? Not just by implementing the last law but all seven. I liked the book that much, I’ve decided to put it on my wish list. I’d love to read it again. I can’t wait to start his next book.

I even checked the library catalogue to see if they have any of his other books. They’ve many more. If it’s nice tomorrow afternoon once I’ve finished work, I may have a trip to the library. I haven’t been in my new local one yet. I can also drop this book back in.


Watched: A View to a Kill > 3.5 out of 5

Life, Mental Health, Personal Development, Stratejoy

External Validation

Can I truly be myself if I keep looking for external validation?

I can’t control other people’s thoughts. I can’t control outcomes. I won’t experience success or failure until it’s upon me. There are some things that are beyond my control.

Why try to manipulate my brain power, if I can’t control what I can’t control?

Surely, I’ll get tired faster, leading towards failure.

If I try to control, how am I being present in the now?

Other people’s thoughts are their own. Thoughts are just thoughts. They come and go. Other people’s perspectives are different to my own. We may look at the same piece of art and see and feel different things. We may watch the same film, at the same time, in the same screen. You may have an insight. I may not. It was just an alright film to me.

How can I become attached to other people’s expectations, reactions or values when they’re not mine?

To be myself and to act in accordance with my values; I need to release other people’s validations. I am the one that is happy doing what I love. I’m the one experiencing the emotions, completing the actions. I’m the only one who can be me.

#3 Release others values, expectations and reactions – Molly Mahar

 

Anxiety, Depression, Goals, Life, Mental Health, Personal Development, Writing

Are you being yourself?

Growing up, even still to this day people tell me to be yourself. In my 26 years of life so far, is it the ‘norm’ to know who I am, where I wanna be and what my life is gonna hold?
My mind processed all the information around me. I either see and understand it or I don’t.
I know what my past journey has been like. I’ve had ups and downs. In and out of the doctors, with this or that wrong with me. I’ve gained and lost friends. I’ve lost myself and found myself again. My anxiety, my depression has been ruling me. Anti-depressants within my system.
I’ve backed out. I’ve run away. I’ve laughed. I’ve cried. I’ve lied. I’ve been kind. I’ve been cruel. I’ve been many more a type of person.
Do I know who I am? Not entirely. I know what I feel, what I think and a path is in view. My past doesn’t define me. Yes, it is my past. It always will be. My past isn’t who I am today.
I can tell you some of my likes, dislikes. My aspirations. The person I want you to see me as. The legacy I wanna leave behind. That’s only a part of me.
My thoughts have been rolling around my head, all my life. Thoughts, I’ve had to deal with. Thoughts that have stopped me doing or saying something. Thoughts that have been positive but have been pushed to one side, hiding in the darkness of the negativity bullying their way forward.
My thoughts are just that: thoughts.
They are balloons floating by. Until one keeps getting bigger, ready to burst, needing my attention. After letting out some air, the balloon is safe to continue, floating, gently over the horizon.
Thoughts are transient. Short-lived. Thoughts come and go. These thoughts have been weathering a storm, bursting for too long.
That gentle flow towards the horizon, the calm, lightening up my days. I’m becoming conscious of myself and the world I’m in. Starting to live for me. Not for others and certainly not for my thoughts.
My mind is open to endless possibilities. Insights.
I can’t tell the future. Tomorrow I’ll be myself and more. Continuing to grow each day. My consciousness emerging in all areas, freeing my mind of thoughts. Allowing me to shine through.
Life, Mental Health, Personal Development

Needed: A New System for Self-Control

The pain hasn’t been as bad today. It’s still there in certain parts of my body but more manageable. Today was my last day working in the office. I spent it training the new Supervisor what/how I was completing my auditing.

I felt like I’ve been doing a job at a higher level. By doing this I’m a community carer training the Supervisor to do the job I’ve been doing for 7-months. That being said I’m now going fully back into my love of care and helping people.


I was able to get my Life Coaching course application in for the distance learning course with Newcastle College yesterday. The college works quick, I got my finance email today. I’ve the potential to start earlier than April from what the tutor said.

I believe I need a new system for my self-control and the ability to say no to myself and not just others.


Watched: The Zookeeper’s Wife > 4 out of 5

Goals, Life, Mental Health, Personal Development

Being in the Present

I thought being present in the now would be straightforward. Being in the past and jumping to the future for so long has made it difficult. Even with this challenge I still wanna continue changing my mindset.

I’ve run away from challenges or the difficulties in life. Changing my mindset isn’t a drastic challenge or must of a difficulty in life. But it can change my life!

Lately, when I have been in the present, I’ve got more enjoyment out of life. My thoughts haven’t been in control. Being present is where I wanna be 24/7. No matter how long it takes, I will get there.


Watched: Black Panther > 3.5 out of 5

Goals, Life, Mental Health, Personal Development

Sound of the Music

Woo! I’ve got my phone back. I believe the majority of it’s new. But I have it back. I feel normal again.


I’ve been getting back into listening to music. I used to dance when I was at school. I liked the feel of music playing. There’s music I love and music that doesn’t move me. Moving my body to sound makes me feel good.

I’ve had parts of me in the past that’s regretted not continuing with dancing. Getting my love back for the sound and feeling again, I think I’d lose too much of it if I were to pursue it. Just like me and working with animals.

I wanna love to hear and feel the beats. I wanna sing to my heart’s content when no one is listening.

I watched the Brits for the first time tonight. Seeing their passion for their world, makes me understand music is for my enjoyment.

I wanna continue towards my passion to help people. I’m on the path to learning about myself. To be my authentic self.

Goals, Life, Mental Health, Personal Development

Slowing Myself Down

I’m feeling more positive about life today. I was a little withdrawn yesterday. It would have been my grandma’s 90th. I didn’t have the words in me. I wanna make her proud. Working on bettering myself one day at a time.

I’ve been trying to organise myself a little less. I always plan what I’m gonna do each day so I don’t get to a point of nothing to do. Although I plan, I get frustrated and stressed because life takes control. I can’t do what I set out to do. I feel like I’m behind.

I’ve tried to stop doing this, I have a goal list and a to-do list. When something pops into my head I write it down to come back to later. Doing the things I feel I’m in the mindset for. When I get to a point I don’t know what to do next. I try to take a moment of not doing anything.

I’m finding it hard but getting a little easier too. I’d like to continue doing this. When I’ve worked on a goal I’ve been noting it in my diary, so I can keep track and tally up at the end of the month.

I wanna accomplish my goals and dreams but I also wanna enjoy life to the fullest too.


Watched: The Adjustment Bureau > 3.5 out of 5