Lacking vs. having – part 2

In the first part I have written how a limited perception can make us depressed and how the practice of gratitude can be of great help. In the second part I would like to write how true gratitude affects our happiness. Many people don’t really understand what true gratitude is about. Gratitude is mainly in their heads and not in their hearts. Some think that gratitude is to say “thank you” when they receive something Read more…

Holding on vs. letting go

One of the questions I received multiple times recently was: “Why is it so difficult to change our lives?” In one of the previous essays I’ve already stated that if we are looking for some kind of change in our lives we must contemplate on the concept of space. In truth space is always here but if we feel change is long overdue we don’t actually pay attention to it. People who want change but Read more…

Anxiety and fear – part 3

1. Breathwork Breathwork is a very simple solution for many different problems including anxiety. When we feel fear or anxiety our breathing becomes fast and shallow. But it also works the other way around. It is amazing how just by changing our breathing rhythm we can make a noticeable difference in our well-being in a matter of minutes. And how powerful that difference becomes when we regulate our breathing on a daily basis with breathwork Read more…

Anxiety and fear – part 2

Wise questions are in many cases more powerful than statements because the mind usually starts to fight against new beliefs. Questions on the other hand have a greater chance to penetrate deeper into the mind. 1. Is there any evidence for this thought? Most of our fears are irrational since they usually come from a distorted cognition. An effective strategy in that case is to confront our thought of fear or anxiety with a rational Read more…

Anxiety and fear – part 1

Anxiety and fear are both quite common emotions in our lives especially in times of changes when new things are happening or are expected to happen. But if they become too frequent or even a constant we can become severely debilitated and paralyzed. While fear is specific, anxiety is a more generalized feeling of uneasiness and worry often towards the future. We can successfully manage or even overcome both of them with different practices (breathwork, Read more…

Ordinary vs. special – part 2

“People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer and all life for happiness” is a thought that really holds so much truth if you look at how most of us live our lives. Let’s take a single week for example and compare how we think about Monday versus Friday. If we look in nature or from a grand scale, there is absolutely no difference in those two days. But we’ve just started to Read more…

Extremes vs. balance

Helping people find balance in their lives is the most important part of my work. And in that time I’ve seen many people decide to take the extreme path towards their approach to life. Balance means there is an even distribution of something or an equal measure of things. Extreme on the other hand is just the opposite. It means something is excessive and other things are lacking. There can be more than one reason Read more…

Communication and understanding

Whenever it comes to any relationship in business, between partners, with our children, etc. when we ask the experts, many of them will say communication is the most important thing or at least in the top three. But is it really? When we communicate we exchange information and when we think of good communication we usually have in mind things like listening carefully, speaking clearly and of course respecting different opinions. Many would then further Read more…

Success vs. failure – part 3

In the third part of the series, I will write about how are successes and failures connected to life. Life is about much more than just successes and failures. When we focus solely on successes or failures we’re really missing so much on life. Success and failure are two sides of one coin. When we think in terms of success we are hopeful (I hope I will win.) and when we think in terms of Read more…

Ordinary vs. special

A common mistake many people make when they start something new is thinking now they are doing something special. We start working out, we start meditating, we start eating healthy and think we are doing something special. Millions upon millions of people are doing those exact same things and now they have suddenly become special just because we’ve started doing them. The problem lies in the fact that we want to appear special in the Read more…