As human beings we are capable of great depth of feeling. When we trust, we do it implicitly. When we love, we do so wholeheartedly. The paradox is, that this quality we have is at the same time, one of our greatest strengths and also our biggest weakness. For never are we so vulnerable and exposed as we are in that moment. There is no greater betrayal then that of trust. Whether it be in our personal relationships, or in our dealings with people in general. The repercussions can be endless and its affects felt long after the deed has been done. Losing faith in other people can be hard, but even worse is when individuals lose faith in themselves. Often they will blame themselves, for not seeing what was happening, or of being too trusting.
People who were once open and trusting, become the complete opposite. Fearful of forming new relationships. Distant with new people, keeping them at arms length. Afraid of starting new enterprises and less willing to take creative risks. When we lose our faith in people and become distrustful. We erect barriers around ourselves, thinking that this is the only way to stay safe and free from pain. But this can be a very lonely world to live in and I think it is important to remember, that for a long time, we lived, loved and had great friendships and relationships, where trust was not an issue. That we should not let one or two bad experiences, change who we are and our view of life. The fact is, not everyone we meet is going to hurt or lie to us.
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How to live life; lovingly, mindfully and completely in the present, is something that people seem to find very difficult if not impossible do. We live in an age where everything is geared towards the future. Planning for the future, worrying about the future, and saving for the future. While it is sensible to make financial provisions for those rainy days. Living your life constantly looking over the horizon or worrying about what is around the corner, is detrimental for our mental health. So many of us spend our time thinking so much about tomorrow; that we do not enjoy or appreciate today!
What does living mindfully mean? Mindfulness is a practice taken largely from Buddhism but anyone, with any belief system, can enjoy the benefits of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of becoming more aware of the present moment, rather than dwelling in the past or projecting into the future. Mindfulness is about being aware of your thoughts, but rather then allowing them to carry you off forward or backward you observe them, you acknowledge them but you do not attach any emotion to them. You then let them go. Mindfulness is about being grounded in the present moment.
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A poor man becomes rich, the moment that he discovers the treasure hidden in his heart. You do not have to look far to find your fortune, it lies in waiting beneath the exterior that you show to the world. Deep within you is the answer to all of your dreams, if you just look within and stop looking everywhere but yourself for the answer to happiness.
Yes it is that simple, it only takes a change in attitude a dropping of all the barriers that keep you far from love. That is all you need to do.
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