Friday, January 30th, 2009 at 11:57 am
Economic times are bad! Finances are tight! I can’t afford to carry these people! Sound familiar? If you add your energy to this choir of voices in conflict, you are actually creating a reality that you don’t want! How DO you deal with conflict and financial realities without adding your “energy” to a downward spiral?
When change happens – like tight money – loss – unexpected events – don’t you tend to contract, restrict, reserve, withdraw and withhold resources? Wait a minute! Take a deep breath and look around you. The greatest resource you have is the people around you – employees, clients, family and friends.
When budgets get tight, stress increases, conflict escalates and relationships suffer. How do we resolve these tensions? Read More
Thursday, January 29th, 2009 at 11:30 am
Most of us grow up conditioned to believe that conflict is bad. That is a myth! And it’s a pretty destructive myth because it places all of us in a position of being bad in some way because we are in conflict within ourselves or we experience conflict with others.
Truthfully, being in conflict is as easy as falling off a log! With a little shift in perception and some help in understanding the true nature of conflict, we can walk the log skillfully, with balance and reach our destination on the other side.
Some say that conflict is not good or bad – it just is! It is opportunity staring you straight in the face. Read More
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 11:44 am
Karma, or cosmic justice, puts everyone into conditions where they can either learn or atone for something. Helena Roerich
Is Karma fair? In Biblical terms, karma is reaping what you sow. As it turns out, that word “karma” has karma of its own. It sometimes has bad press because some people only think of karma as something bad coming back to punish them. It is really just the principle of cause and effect but it is not merely limited to an act like slapping someone and getting slapped back.
Karma is also the sum total of all we have done and all that has been done to us. It is not merely one action and reaction. It is the totality of our experience from the beginning of our existence. To understand karma, it helps for you to acknowledge that you are not just a body with a spirit inside of it; you are a soul—a spirit wearing many different bodies throughout time.
Karma helps us to understand why bad things happen to good people just as it demonstrates how good things happen to all people. It is one answer to our eternal questions about divine justice – about what is and is not fair. Read More