Tag Archives: Positive Psychology

If your life were a book, and you were the author…

“Our borders and our obstacles can only do two things. One: Stop us in our tracks. Two: force us to get creative.”

Amy Purdy lost both her legs when she was 19. Ten years later she won two gold medals as a pro snowboarder.

“Would I ever want to change my situation? No.”

“Our imaginations can be used as tools for breaking through borders. In our minds we can do anything. It’s believing. And facing our fears head-on.”

“Our challenges and limitations are blessings, magnificent gifts that can ignite our imagination and make us go further.”

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Albert Einstein on “the optical delusion of everyday consciousness”

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystical.”

(Albert Einstein)

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Good Talks: The power of reframing things (Rory Sutherland)

“The circumstances of our lives actually matter less to our happiness than the sense of control we feel over our lives.” says Rory Sutherland, advertising guru in this highly entertaining talk. “The power of reframing things cannot be overstated”.

“When you can’t smoke, if you stand and stare out of the window on your own, you’re an antisocial, friendless idiot. If you stand and stare out of the window on your own with a cigarette, you’re a philosopher.”

“Reality isn’t a particularly good guide to human happiness.” It all depends on how you view things, not on what they are. Many problems can be solved psychologically. We have the power to rebrand experiences. Choose your frame of reference. Reframe reality.

 


Source: www.ted.com

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Self-Hypnosis Scripts – Akira Zeitgeist’s Collected Wisdom Remix

Reading a hypnosis script aloud, self-hypnotizes the reader. You can reprogram your subconscious by practicing this simple technique. Meditative reading is a form of active meditation and is the easiest, foolproof method for self-hypnosis. The principle consists of putting yourself in a state of narrowed attention in which suggestibility is increased. Your mind then becomes receptive for affirmations and positive suggestions. You gain access to subconscious beliefs that shape your body, your mind, and your behavior.

Instructions:
1. Relax. Be calm. Breathe.
2. Say an induction phrase, such as “I am calm like the sea.”
3. Read slowly and aloud. Pause after every sentence. Think about what you read.
4. “Wake up” by counting to five and repeating the induction phrase.
5. Smile.

The more you practice, the more you gain control over your mind and ultimately the world you live in. Try it…

 

Self-Hypnosis Script #1

Every experience can be transformed into positive energy. You really CAN change your reality. What is your belief system? I let go. Agree to new beliefs and everything changes. Focus on understanding rather than being understood. Are you in a parent, child or adult ego-state? Focus. Biofeedback amplifies thoughts. I create my dream. Negative feedback pushes me towards the target. I am a spiritual warrior. To make the shadow disappear, you must shine light on it. Watch your thought like you watch children playing on a playground. Garbage in, garbage out. I am the master of my mind, my body, my universe. I am the master of my dream. I don’t emotion-feed the mental parasites. It is better to ask questions. I take nothing personally. Always be able to walk away! Keep Breathing. Who do you want to be today? Abandon limiting beliefs! You are the operator of your consciousness. Place yourself in a positive frame of mind. Don’t wait for the next opportunity; make the best out of the one you already have. Things manifest through the Word. Begin with the end in mind. I smile. This, too, will pass. Everything will be fine. I am a spiritual warrior. What if I die tomorrow? Live one day at a time. Look behind the curtain of thought! I am connected with the entire universe. I will be fine, whatever happens.

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Good Talks: If happiness is on the opposite side of success, your brain never gets there. (Shawn Achor)

(…) We need to reverse the formula for happiness and success. In the last three years, I’ve traveled to 45 different countries, working with schools and companies in the midst of an economic downturn. And what I found is that most companies and schools follow a formula for success, which is this: If I work harder, I’ll be more successful. And if I’m more successful, then I’ll be happier. That undergirds most of our parenting styles, our managing styles, the way that we motivate our behavior.

And the problem is it’s scientifically broken and backwards for two reasons. First, every time your brain has a success, you just changed the goalpost of what success looked like. You got good grades, now you have to get better grades, you got into a good school and after you get into a better school, you got a good job, now you have to get a better job, you hit your sales target, we’re going to change your sales target. And if happiness is on the opposite side of success, your brain never gets there. What we’ve done is we’ve pushed happiness over the cognitive horizon as a society. And that’s because we think we have to be successful, then we’ll be happier.

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Try this: 4 inspiring videos if you are interested in life energy (Qi)

These videos are inspiring illustrations of balanced living, the idea of chi, the yin and yang, and the mind-body connection…

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Akira Zeitgeist’s Moleskine Journal #001

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Good Talks: The Gift (Stacey Kramer)

The Gift

[…] I wouldn’t wish this gift for you. I’m not sure you’d want it. […] It’s going to do incredible things for you. […] It will recalibrate what’s most important in your life. It will redefine your sense of spirituality and faith. You’ll have a new understanding and trust in your body. You’ll have unsurpassed vitality and energy. You’ll expand your vocabulary, meet new people, and you’ll have a healthier lifestyle. […] You’ll be challenged, inspired, motivated and humbled. Your life will have new meaning. Peace, health, serenity, happiness, nirvana. The price? $55,000, and that’s an incredible deal. […]
(Source: ted.com)

 

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Research – Akira Zeitgeist’s Glossary Flow (v0.2) [encyclopedia]

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Good Talks: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams (Randy Pausch)

“Almost all of us have childhood dreams; for example, being
an astronaut, or making movies or video games for a living.
Sadly, most people don’t achieve theirs, and I think that’s a
shame.”

Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams (also referred to as “The Last Lecture”) was a lecture given by Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor Randy Pausch on September 18, 2007 that received a large amount of media coverage, and was the base for The Last Lecture, a New York Times best-selling book.

Pausch had been diagnosed with a terminal pancreatic cancer on September 19, 2006. His doctors later told him that he had only three to six months of good health left.

During the lecture, Pausch was upbeat and humorous…

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