« Get Busy Livin' or Get Busy Dyin' | Main | Sound Financial Advice: Don't Identify With 'Things' »

September 30, 2010

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c3e6353ef0133f48e4e7f970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference What is 'The Good Life' & Why do you want it?:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Thanks

I have detected some people who is what the people think they are.

Exagerated example: an explosive blonde. An explosive blonde must have a really good education for not be an idiot and become only that pretty girl all men see in her.

But my question is. How can we detect if we are seeing ourself by others eyes?

Maybe I talk about blondes, but I can´t see myself.

Any trick?

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher

Thanks:

Your question: "How can we detect if we are seeing ourselves by others' eyes?"

If you could change anything about yourself what would it be? If it is something about your outward appearance, this may tell you that you care too much about how others see you.

This particular post was primarily about perception. If there is one thing that we can all change about ourselves, the most healthy change would likely be perception.

As I suggested in the post, if perception is reality (and your reality is negative), you must do your best to find ways to adjust your perceptions to positive.

In essence, this is part of the art of contentment: Finding ways to be happy with what you already have and with who you are...

Thanks

Change the perception is very very dificult. As far as I know I can´t wake up one morning and say "I´m gonna see the world diferent today"

I know what is try to change perception. I´m enough clever to understand I´m perceiving a lot of things in the world with not the best "glasses". I know if I can view the world from other angle I can be more happy.

But you know what? It´s not in my hand. Only time, the years, change perception, o lets say an external event, but it´s very dificult change perception only with our will. Even if you intelectually understand something in a diferent way today, you will need time to efectivelly change your perception.

If I´m not right, maybe you can convince me and help me to be more happy being able to evolve faster in my perception changes.

Regards

Kent @ The Financial Philosopher

Thanks:

Intellectual and spiritual (perceptual) change is not different than physical change.

For example, if you were 100 pounds overweight, an attempt to lose 100 pounds quickly would be destined for failure.

You are what you think; therefore it is healthy to think well (or not think at all).

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become." ~ Buddha

Thanks

Ok, good enough. The thought must be a good one, and also must be persistent. I recognize my more important thoughts started like a weak idea, but later become more persistent and stronger. And you are right, look reasonable to think in mental changes like physical changes.

I guess we are touching the Law of Atraction at this point.

Thank you for your explanations.

The comments to this entry are closed.