Key To Success

What do you do when you come across a key to success in a book you're reading? You ponder over it. Since I read many books and come across many keys, I thought it would be fun to share the ideas that arise as I contemplate a key to success. Reading is not just about absorbing information, it's also about contemplating, allowing the ideas to blossom within, and nurturing a seed tossed in the rich soil of the inner garden.

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

I got my Master's degree in psychotherapy more than a decade ago. Since then I've studied the human condition with fascination. Over the years, I've learned a singular lesson: your life does not work when you oppose your soul nature. If you want a magical life, you have to drop your inauthentic transactions with the world. You discover your own power when you spend time alone to figure out what you really love to do.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

On Seeking The Silence

Within every obstacle there is an equivalent or greater benefit.~Napoleon Hill

How would it feel if you rose to each obstacle with calm determination...completely free of anxiety and depression...ready to face each challenge with a smile?

How would it feel to look in the mirror and see yourself as unstoppable, invincible, and even a force of nature?

This can be much more than an exercise in imagination. You can experience this level of personal power and the profound sense of accomplishment that comes with it--and you can accomplish it through meditation.

When you meditate you slow down all your autonomic responses. You cut the fight or flight switch. You watch your anxiety, and remain detached. You watch your depression, and remain apart. The one with the life issue, the one with the sorrow, is not the one who watches the play of emotions.

In meditation, a watcher personality emerges, a consciousness that transcends the world, a vast spaciousness, a void that is paradoxically full.

If your agitation is strong, you may have to sit for a while, then, slowly and inevitably, you're forced to lose your grip on panic.

When this happens, when you're no longer living the problem, something shifts inside you and you find yourself still enough to see your own greatness.

In this vast stillness of your own beingness, you can plant the seed of your new desire, and replace the sorrowful event with its exact opposite.

Every tragedy in our life is an invitation to expand beyond the limitations that it sets upon us, and what you find is that you are indeed unstoppable, invincible, and even a force of nature.

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Saleem Rana got his masters in psychotherapy from California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, Ca., 15 years ago and now resides in Denver, Colorado. His articles on the internet have inspired over ten thousand people from around the world. Discover how to create a remarkable life


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