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Thursday, February 26, 2015

How to Live in the Now

Today is now and tomorrow is another day, and that to live well you must live in the now.

Living in the now is easier said than done because the human mind has a tendency to focus on the past or to project itself into the future, but seldom stays in the present.

Our actions or inactions are derived and driven by our thoughts and memories of our past experiences. If those experiences were negative, our conscious and subconscious mind will tell us to avoid them in the future; on the other hand, if they are positive, they tend to instruct us to repeat them in the future. Accordingly, the human mind will constantly shuffle between the past and the future. As a result, it seldom stays in the present moment. To illustrate, while talking on the cell phone, how often do we talk about what happened or what we are going to do next? If we think more deeply, the subject of our conversation mostly involves mostly the past or the future. In a worse scenario, if you are talking or texting while driving, your mental focus is certainly not on the now—which is driving your car.

The first step to train your mind to focus more on the present is to concentrate on your breathing. Most of us are totally unaware of our breaths, unless we are short of breath after running or climbing stairs, or due to some medical conditions that may cause difficulties in breathing. Concentration on how you breathe in and breathe out, as well as your body’s sensations during the inhalation and exhalation trains you to develop mindfulness. Understand that your body is yours only, and it is always with you. Finding the moment-by-moment relationship with your body through your breathing is your pathway to wellness of the body, the mind, and the soul.

Mindfulness is your purposeful attention to the present moment. This purposeful attention enables you to recognize your thoughts as they occur, but without paying judgmental attention to them; in other words, they neither distract nor disturb you, and you just observe them objectively, like watching a movie about yourself unfolding before your very eyes.

Learn mindfulness from an expert who provides a useful guide to harness the power of your mind with mental training tools and techniques to perfect the art of mental transformation. Are you living your life, or your life living you?

Stephen Lau
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Today Is Now; Tomorrow Is Another Day

Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind said at the end: “Tomorrow is another day.”

Yes, tomorrow is another day, but that day may or may never come. Fortunately or unfortunately, we always choose to believe that it will come. Fortunately in that it may give us hope and expectation; unfortunately in that it may divorce ourselves from the realities of life, making us less grateful of the present or less thankful of what we already have.

But living in the now is exemplary of the consciousness of being. To me, today is now, and mindfulness of the present is my realization not only that tomorrow is another day but also that it may never come. This mental consciousness makes me aware that I am precious and unique because now I am fully awake. Living in the now means I have to ask myself mind-searching questions: what I need to know now; what I need to love now; what I need to be grateful for now. In short, today provides the compass and road map for my life journey, which may abruptly end tomorrow.  

Have you ever thought that human birth is unique? To me, fathoming that mystery is enough to make me become more grateful and thankful of my being.

Ernest Hemingway in his book Farewell to Arms described how once he was sitting all by himself as he watched the ants busily working under his feet, and then after a while he stamped out the ants under his feet. Tomorrow, we could become those ants. Today, living in the now ushers us into grateful living, preparing us for tomorrow, which is just another day.

How to live in the now is the big life question. I’ll talk about that next time.

As If Everything Is A Miracle: This 125-page book is about the wisdom in living as if everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein once said: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is to live as if nothing is a miracle. The other is to live as if everything is a miracle."

Life is a miracle; even your breath is a miracle in itself. To live your life as if everything is a miracle, you need wisdom of the body, the mind, and the soul. You have to rethink your mind, renew your body, and reconnect your soul—realigning your whole being to enjoy the miracle of life. Click here to download your copy.

Stephen Lau
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How to Realize Your New Year's Resolutions

Now, it is February. How are you getting on with your New Year's resolutions?

To realize your resolutions to accomplish your goals for the year, you must not procrastinate. Focusing on the NOW is the antidote to procrastination, which is the thief of time. Setting a date for a goal is only self-delusion procrastination. For example, if you wish to lose weight, you don't tell yourself that you are going to go on a diet after a buffet dinner; instead, you cut down your calories during the buffet dinner.

To accomplish any goal, you must be self-sufficient. That is, you must have what-it-takes to accomplish your goal. If your goal is to lose weight, then you must empower yourself with knowledge of weight loss, such as calories, body metabolism, exercise, and the like. Knowledge enhances your self-belief, without which you may rely on others to help you lose those extra pounds. Remember, nobody can lose those extra pounds for you.

Pursuing any goal is not easy. The pathway to success is always paved with obstacles in the form of failure, frustration, and disappointment. Remember, they may be dress rehearsals of ultimate success.

To realize your 2015 New Year's resolutions, you must be consistent and persistent to develop your habit-forming endeavors. Remember, man is habitual. Form the habit of doing and redoing that may rebuild your self-confidence and self-belief.

Finally, no matter what, do not quit. Learn how to quit quitting. To realize all your goals, you must pursue them one by one, and one at a time. Success in realizing your New Year's resolutions holds the key to attaining happiness in 2015 and beyond.

Living  is never simple. Getting what you want from life is even more difficult. Read my book The Book of Life and Living to get the wisdom to live as if everything is a miracle. To get the Amazon Kindle version of The Book of Life and Living, click here; to get the paperback edition, click hereor to get a digital copy from Clickbank, click here.

Also, visit my website: Wisdom in Living.  

Stephen Lau
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

How to Change the Mind

The human mind is complex: it is composed of a conscious mind and a subconscious mind. In your conscious mind, you input what you want to remember and store it there. Your decisions and actions in life are based on the information stored in your conscious mind. Your subconscious mind involuntarily receives information that you are exposed to through your five senses, such as hearing, seeing, touching, smelling, and tasting. Your subconscious mind does not filter the input; in other words, you may not want to remember the information but the input is subconscious. But it is your subconscious mind that controls and dominates your conscious mind. An example, commercials bombard you with images of a product, and over time you may become affected or influenced by those images even though your conscious mind rejects them.
Accordingly, you can change your subconscious mind for life transformation. Target your subconscious mind, and not your conscious mind.

Empower the mind with subliminal messages, which work as a mild form of self-hypnosis -- slowly and gradually sending suggestions into your subconscious mind to change any incorrect self-beliefs, wrong ways of thinking, and even undesirable patterns of behavior. These subliminal messages allow you not only to bypass your "logical" conscious mind but also to overcome any resistance that may hold you back, thereby enabling you to access your subconscious mind with positive messages for mind empowering. Because of this state-of-the-art technology, you can develop in ways which would not be normally possible with your conscious personal development alone. Subliminal messages are powerful tools for mind empowering. Science and technology have made it possible to increase mind power to live a better life.

Once you have mastered the subliminal messages, you can master your mind by controlling its thoughts. Remember, you are your thoughts, and your life is a byproduct of you thoughts. As Napoleon Hill, the famous writer, said: "What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." Yes, you can achieve success in your career, weight loss, relationships, or just about anything.

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Stephen Lau
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