The Journey to Inner Peace and the Noise Around Us

There is so much constant noise around us caused by people talking, the TV and radio screaming, music, people using their cellular phones, cars and other sources of noise. Inner Peace

There are so many things that attract and distract our attention, taking a lot of our time, energy and attention, leading to tiredness and exhaustion. All this leads people to desire some peace and quiet, but though it might look strange, people often avoid quietude, and dread a quiet environment, preferring the noise, the constant activity, and hustle and bustle of daily life. They do their best to avoid any moments of quietude, of being with themselves, feeling uneasy in such situations.

Many people prefer to be in the company of other people most of the time. When alone, they want to watch the TV or listen to the radio. They just can’t bear to be alone with their thoughts. They need to hear people talking, and they need to talk.

Do you, too, behave in this way? Are you always busy listening to the news, reading the papers, paying attention to what people say about you, so much so that you have eventually failed to enjoy a few quiet moments with yourself?

Focusing your attention, mind and senses on the outside, alienates you from your inner self, from the most important part of you. This leads to stress, tension, resentment and unhappiness. You are more than your physical, more than your personality, and you are starving this inner part in you when you constantly seek noise, and seek to engage your mind and senses in what is going around you. This makes you forget your true needs and your true essence.

Cultivating inner peace doesn’t living a boring uninteresting life. It doesn’t mean lack of interest in the external world and it doesn’t mean becoming less alive, less creative and less adventurous. On the contrary, you become happier, more aware, more alive. You can do anything you did before, but with a new perspective, new and improved viewpoint.

If you wish to reduce the stress, the strain and unhappiness in your live you need to cultivate inner peace.

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The Power of Attention – Focusing the Consciousness

In his book, Raja Yoga, Yogi Ramacharaka (William Walker Atkinson) says about the power of attention:

Power of Attention“The word Attention is derived from two Latin words “ad tendere,” meaning “to stretch toward,” which is really what attention is.

The “I” wills that the mind be focused on some particular object or thing, and the mind obeys and “stretches toward” that object or thing, focusing its entire energy upon it, observing every detail, dissecting, analyzing, consciously and sub-consciously, drawing to itself every possible bit of information regarding it, both from within and from without.

We cannot lay too much stress upon the acquirement of this great faculty, or rather, the development of it, for it is necessary for the intelligent study of Raja Yoga.”

“Attention has been defined as a focusing of consciousness, or, if one prefers the form of expression, as “detention in consciousness.”

“In the first case, we may liken it to the action of the sun-glass through which the sun’s rays are concentrated upon an object, the result being that the heat is gathered together at a small given point, the intensity of the same being raised many degrees until the heat is sufficient to burn a piece of wood, or evaporate water. If the rays were not focused, the same rays and heat would have been scattered over a large surface, and the effect and power lessened.”

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Visualize and Achieve – Guide to Creative Visualization

By Remez Sasson

Creative VisualizationVisualize and Achieve is not a book about how to build and manage your business, how to manage your time, or how to invest your money.

This is a book about the essential ingredients of success – attitude, thinking, visualization, the subconscious mind, and other mental and emotional ingredients. It is a book about creative visualization – how to use visualization to create and attract success.

This is a book that explains some mental rules and teaches how to use them. It is a book that speaks about planting the seeds of success in your mind, watering them and growing them. It is a book about the powers within you that can repel or attract success, depending on the way you think. It teaches you about the powers of your mind, about visualization and about positive thinking.

Without a clear goal you cannot create anything of value. Success, any success, big or small, requires a clear mental image, strong desire, motivation, perseverance, faith, concentration, and a right attitude. This is a winning mentality, and this is what this book is about.


To visualize is to see what is not there, what is not real – a dream. To visualize is, in fact, to make visual lies. Visual lies, however, have a way of coming true.
– Peter McWilliams –


I have also included in this book exercises to sharpen the power of concentration and develop the imagination, so that you can visualize clearer mental images. Both concentration and imagination are essential tools for achieving success in every area, work, business, sports, writing, studying, school, the arts, relationships and everything else.

The book has been written in a clear, easy to understand and down to earth manner, which takes this subject out of the fogs of mystery and the supernatural, into practical and solid reality.

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Prosperity Quotes

Prosperity is defined as a state of flourishing, thriving, success and good fortune. Prosperity encompasses wealth, and also happiness and health. I have posted a new page with quotes on prosperity, which you can read at the quotes directory. Here are a few of the prosperity quotes: Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. – Publilius … Continue Reading…

Finding ‘Me Time’

SeagullWhy a little selfishness is good for you – and for everyone else!
 
Have you invested any time on your own wellbeing lately?
 
Well, while I guess some will be able to say yes to that question, many others will be shaking their heads in disbelief. There always seems so much to do: work, partners, family and friends, and jobs around the home – all clamour for your attention, time and energy. And when it comes to deciding between yourself and others it’s no contest.
  
Negative generosity
Negative generosity? Can there really be such a thing? Well, while it’s brilliant to have a generous nature, only being able to say yes to requests for help, time or work.

One consequence of only being able to say yes is a feeling of not being in control. Another is that we find it almost impossible to engineer time out for ourselves – and when we do something inevitably crops up that seems ‘more important’. If we continue this way, then over time we become stressed, anxious, worn out and eventually resentful to those around us.
 
Yes, strange as it may seem, generosity of this kind can actually damage relationships! And as the receivers seem to just take it all for granted the over-generous giver becomes more and more tetchy in their giving.
 
Saying No
When people in this frame of mind do finally say no, it’s usually done in a temper, and often blurted out at the ones who least deserve it.

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