Common myths about anger include: “You’re a ‘good’ person if you don’t get angry.” and “Anger is dangerous or scary.” Unfortunately few of us had good role models when it came to anger. We either saw the people in our lives suppressing their anger or they used anger to intimidate or they completely lost control in anger. None of these is a healthy way to use anger.
We feel so ill-equipped to face our negative emotions that we self-medicate with alcohol, prescribed and illegal drugs, shopping, TV, gaming, and surfing the internet. The problem is that these numbing tools also dull our positive emotions, and so we run the risk of becoming void of emotion whatsoever. Our avoidance of emotions has reached epidemic proportions and is wreaking havoc with our physical health.
All too often we get swept up in the daydreaming and envisioning of our big goals and then either become overwhelmed at the enormity of the gap between where are now and where we want to be, or... we simply get caught up in the daily busyness and never get around to actioning that next step! And so, taking action is the 3rd requisite of change, after Focusing on What You Want and Clearing out the Unresolved Past. Once we’re clear on what we want and are focusing on it, and our old limiting beliefs and inner conflicts are eliminated, there’s nothing left to do except put one foot in front of the other to move toward our goal. And yet, sometimes we don’t.
If the opportunity is in front of you, then you ARE ready! It’s time to stretch and take a chance. Risk the discomfort of the new and the unknown. Because here’s the kicker... the degree of discomfort is directly proportional to the amount of change you’re about to make and to the degree of satisfaction you’re about to enjoy!
There are only two reasons why we make a change: a) the benefit of the change is so large, it compels us forward, or b) the pain of the status quo becomes unbearable. For most people, it’s usually the latter that triggers a change. Here are 3 reasons why we don’t change, even when we need to:
I’ve been asked a lot lately, “What’s so great about hypnosis?” so I thought I’d provide our readers some of the incredible results of hypnosis.
In Canada, hypnosis has only been in the mainstream for a little over a decade…
Into the fog
for reality, real-ness
the real me
The quest that is life
to learn and grow with the world
can’t help nudging me on
beckoning me into unknown territory
And then out of the woods I emerge…