October 23, 2013

Self-Help Philosophies.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


In the search for fulfillment and a meaningful life many people including myself find themselves in the section of a bookstore called "popular psychology" or "self-help" where your own books are usually found. I've noticed that there are two distinct approaches – one that the answer lies in realizing that your true self is not the ego, not a collection of past events and that we are one with God and the universe. The other approach seems to be opposite and we find ourselves analyzing our past in great detail and trying to create our future by working through lots of list-making exercises. Are these two positions fundamentally incompatible?


You are right that these two approaches are generally divergent, but they don’t have to be fundamentally incompatible. The spiritual approach that focuses on your true self beyond your ego is the more comprehensive and inclusive solution. The analytic historical approach however, can be used in a way that either strengthens the ego’s agenda, or used to heal and balance the expression of the true self through the ego. The latter approach can be used quite effectively in conjunction with the spiritual approach to create a healthy, self-actualized self.


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  1. Holly Worthington

    If I`m understanding this correctly, I completely agree. I`m no expert, but in my experience, there needs to be some self discovery and a processing of our past and life experiences. However, true fulfillment comes when we live in the moment and dwell on the positive in our lives. For example, I think it`s important to cry sometimes but not let our ego overtake us so that we ruminate and remain in a dark place. Once the cry is over, I think it`s important to remember gratitude. And self-pity is something I avoid like the plague.

  2. Amara Jungbluth

    After loving, living and studying 40 years of my Life a marvellous BALANCE of Body Mind Spirit took place

  3. Anna Roing

    Yeah, some of us are lagging behind. But we're catching up.... 0:-)

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