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Life coach BINA JHAVERI, tells you how to make each day feel like a blessing
Am I really living my life to its full potential? This is a question you need to ask yourself. It will prompt you to think. It will lead to inner curiosity, introspection, perhaps even confusion. But eventually, you will figure out what is it that adds meaning to your life. It will determine whether you live a life of Zen. Living in Zen means living “awake,” full of spirit and mindfulness. It means tapping into your natural way of being intelligently and consciously. It enables you to live in accordance with your life’s passions, explore your potential with more creativity and confidence, discover inspired communication and heightened leadership abilities. This way of life is so powerful that it makes every day feel like a blessing.
The purpose of living in Zen is to recognise our innate qualities – love, courage, strength and spaciousness in order to understand them on a deeper level. This enlightened state enables you to slowly release negative judgement of self and others so that you can live more freely and positively, allowing peacefulness to co-exist all around. But how do you do that? What is the formula for this blissful existence?
1. Listen to your inner voice and let it guide you: Only when we are able to be still and ask questions to our inner self, can we achieve oneness with our inner guide. This means staying open to possibilities and believing that everything is exactly the way it is meant to be. Let this wisdom guide you forward every day. But, first, you must learn to listen consciously.
2. Fix things in your life by trying not to fix: Sometimes what we require is silent support through a deeper sense of understanding and acceptance of things that happen in our lives. We don’t necessarily need to come up with a solution or quick fix right away. Deeper pondering and exploration of situations eventually lead to self-solutions. Things naturally work out as they are intended to. So learn to let go and live more freely.
3. Stay in the now and connect with yourself: Stay present with what is “alive” within you right now. Is it joy, love, excitement or anticipation? Being present with what your body, mind and spirit are telling you, means you are in congruence with them. This creates a radiant effect. Most perceived problems manifest because there is a disconnect with who you are. Learn to love and respect yourself as a whole person; don’t break yourself up into parts.
4. Be forgiving of others and of yourself; don’t beat yourself up: Discover more of your natural energies and inner resources. There are several ways to achieve this. Meditation and deep breathing, yoga, chanting and various therapies. Spending time alone regularly will also teach you to forgive yourself and others more easily. It’s only through forgiveness that we can accept. And only through acceptance can we do justice to the present moment. So begin living in fullness.
5. Try to support others in their life’s journey: Living in Zen also entails having higher responsibilities. At times, it means taking the higher road and being solid enough to get past petty hurdles and support others in their life’s journey. It also involves being there for others as they find their way back to themselves. Be patient and learn to allow others to grow in their own way and complete their own journey.
6. Allow your heart to lead you: Listening to your heart welcomes a relaxed way of being. It creates abundance and fullness all around you. Your true nature shines when you are happy and in turn, you notice and bring out the best in others. Let your heart lead your thoughts, ideas, conversations and positive beliefs. You will magically begin spreading love, bliss and a beautiful and contagious energy all around you.
Living in Zen allows you to be the master of your life. It allows you to grow, while creating support for others through a demonstration of peace, strength and courage. It is one of the most gracious ways to live your life. So make a conscious decision to begin taking little steps each day, week and month, towards yourself. And as you focus more inward, your journey outward will automatically become more confident, purposeful, enhanced and rewarding.
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My article as featured on Headhonchos.com on October 4, 2012 – A Parallel Path Called Success.
What does the word success really mean? And how does one measure it exactly?
Let’s get to the bottom of this power packed, 7-letter word. It’s a word we use throughout our entire career and for that matter, our lives. It’s something we all strive towards, from a young age until our last breath. In fact, if we are not striving for success, we are sometimes looked down upon or even shunned within society, almost as if we aren’t able to live up to some “unsaid” expectation.
Intrinsically, our society has created this word as an “aspiration” which eventually forms within us an “aspirational attitude.” We want to be known as successful people. We want to be someone who has achieved enough in their life.
But then the question arises, just how much is enough?
Does achievement have to be tied to money, houses and accumulated wealth or is it more about the quality of life one has lived? Does being a good mother or father denote living a successful life or is success only achieved by those who have climbed the corporate ladder and boast of two houses, a yacht and have managed to see the world before the age of 50?
Each one of us has dealt with questions around this tricky and even confusing word. How do we measure our success? What does it take to be successful? Does the benchmark keep getting higher? Do the stakes keep getting tougher? Do we have to be a certain personality type? Does our environment play a role? And so on…
It’s important to look at this word, not as something we want to achieve, but rather as something that moves in tandem with us, throughout our lives. A parallel path almost. In other words, all the paths we take and choices we make, ride alongside us. Even in down times, success is then, still with us. We must simply realize that it is not that we have failed or been unable to achieve something, we just need to take a detour in our path or start on a new one. This way, success follows us and is around us everywhere, within everything we do in our lives.
And for each one of us that “everything” can be and is different. And that’s absolutely OK. It’s supposed to be that way. You may be on a path leading to Australia or to Canada. If you go by car, you may take weeks to reach and if you go by flight, you will reach within a matter of hours. Either way, you will reach your destination, sooner or later. So striving for different things in your life whether it be a better job, a higher quality of living or being the best chef or homemaker all have some form of success tied to it. It’s your individual journey so focus rather on the very path or road you take and make it the best. Make sure your road is enjoyable, clear and with minimal bumps. Be sure to look around at the scenery, take it for what it is and learn from it.
And once you do that, and really absorb this belief, you will begin to understand that success is within each one of our lives, in its own way. It’s not something we get to eventually. It’s within our reach and incorporated in so many of our daily activities. It is inside of you.
So now, the question that begs an answer is, does failure really exist? You can decide this one for yourself.
About the Author:
Bina Jhaveri has over 20 years of global professional experience, as reputed business consultant, an intuitive strategist, executive and spirit coach. She works with professionals from several corporates, forging unique partnerships, helping them attain and exceed their goals whilst generating path-breaking results within their lives. Bina is also a writer by passion, who writes for several lifestyle magazines & blogs.
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*The ideas expressed are the writer’s personal opinion and are not being made in any official capacity.