"Esta naturaleza trascendente es el núcleo de nuestro verdadero valor y significado" (Jim McManus CSsR). (This post is in English and Spanish) Let me start with a quote from the book "The Inside Job. A Spirituality of True Self-Esteem". Permítanme empezar con una cita del libro "The Inside Job. A Spirituality of True Self-Esteem". (My … Continue reading “This transcendent nature is the core of our true value and meaning” (Jim McManus CSsR).
A few thoughts on anxieties (from my third book entitled “A Cure for Anxiety”).
"By working on ourselves (with the help of a therapist or on our own) we are able to "work through" our anxieties little by little. Getting rid of them is freeing, rewarding and opens up new possibilities. When we are afraid, we do not dare to live the way we - in fact - want to live. Anxieties limit us, they want to enslave us and often succeed in doing so."
A few thoughts on motivation.
If we are motivated to do something, we feel like it. An example of this is motivation for professional work. If, for example, a freelancer sees that his or her freedom in work and commitment results in a greater sense of purpose and more income, he or she is increasingly motivated.
“A husband who loves his wife will always find time for her.” (Ks. Janusz Lekan)
"A husband who loves his wife will always find time for her. Likewise a mother who loves her children. A friend, in spite of the multiplicity of activities, will always stop by a sick friend."
Emotions and their impact on our lives.
Despite the growing focus on EQ, a globall deficit in understanding and managing emotions remains. Only 36 percent of the people we tested are able to accurately identify their emotions as they happen. This means that two thirds of us are typically controlled by our emotions and are not yet skilled at spotting them and using them to our benefit. "
“Meanwhile, how many of us would give much, perhaps even everything, to turn back time…” (Fr Jarosław Grabowski)
Time passes and during our lives we make better or worse choices that have consequences. Time cannot be turned back, we can only live in the here and now. And it is right here and now that our lives are happening. Maybe we made mistakes in the past that we regret, maybe we didn't act with dignity with our values, maybe we were not ok to other people, maybe we were blinded by work, by the money we earned or maybe by jealousy, maybe we didn't work on ourselves, on our character - so many mistakes we could have made and often did.
What is really important in life?
In this post I will write what I think is important, it will be my personal reflection.
The most important things in life.
What are the most important things in life? In my opinion, these are: having a clear conscience, feeling and being sure that you are an honest person, and it is also important to be honest, to have a passion for life, to enjoy everyday life, not to compete with others but with yourself. Faith, hope and love are very important, too. Sense of happiness is also important.
Some excerpts from my third book entitled “A cure for anxiety. How to work through anxiety and start living peacefully?”
In chapter one, I outline what anxiety, worry and fear are (among other things, I give their definitions). In chapter two, I describe the negative sides of living with anxieties and fears. In chapter three, I give reasons for getting rid of most (or all) fears. In chapter four, I introduce ideas related to fears and describe how to do practical exercises to 'work through' fears in order to deal with them effectively
A few paragraphs on anxiety (from my third book).
As a consequence of human fears, we can observe the following negative attitudes.