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    Be yourself. Be happy. Be free ❤

    “You cannot please everyone and you shouldn’t try to. You will lose yourself in the maze of what everyone else wants from or for you. One day you’ll wake up and see a stranger staring back at you in the mirror. You’ll wonder who you are when you take away everything people have made you to be. Don’t do that to yourself. Don’t carry that kind of burden around for the rest of your life. Be who you are. Love what makes you who you are. Give yourself time to discover who you want to be and what you’d like to do. Don’t let anyone else take the reigns of…

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    Seven Foundations of Personal Power

    Seven foundations of personal power by Torsten Lueddecke. The way you show up in life has to be congruent with who you are. This is the essence of personal power. Living a life where you are fully and unapologetically expressing all of who you are. The principle is easy. Every time you make a decision and take an action and you feel empowered and at peace – this is who you are. If you don’t feel that way, correct your course until you do.

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    Eliminate stress by operating from a place of being

    Eliminate stress forever and have complete peace of mind… by operating from a place of “being“ rather than “doing & having“ – Torsten Lueddecke Perceived stress is normally associated with either high workload, expectations (that we experience as pressure) or worries and concerns that we have. This is focusing our minds on “Doing” and “Having”. 1) Doing: The complete list of what we think we have “to do”, 2) Having: All our expectations of “having” certain results and outcomes in life. This includes worries, as we worry that our future might not “have” the desired outcome. If we let go of our mental focus on “doing & having“ and instead focus…

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    Trust is a way of being

    Trust is a way of being – written by Torsten Lueddecke Part 1: Trusting yourself and the natural flow and evolvement of life The definition of trust is “the reliance on the integrity, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something”. Please notice: It is about the innate qualities of someone or something, not about certain outcomes or behaviours. In other words: Trust does not mean, shit is no longer happening. Most of us go through life and “lose“ trust, because shit is happening or we feel disappointment when our expectations in someone or something are not met.  Sound familiar? It is certainly true that events and people often don’t measure…

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    Overcoming Negativity And Lack Of Direction

    Overcoming Negativity And Lack Of Direction by Kenneth McRae When you become bored or fatigued – more specifically mentally fatigued – you descend into a kind of torpor, perhaps a bit like a balloon that has been punctured in such a way that the air, or inner pressure, leaks away gradually but surely and then leaves you feeling deflated, purposeless, lifeless. You become easy prey to negative thoughts, feelings and perceptions, which can in turn lead to stress, anxiety, depression and ultimately a total loss of any sense of meaning in your life. “Meaning” is what life is all about. Without “meaning” life becomes unreal, seemingly pointless and futile. This…

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    What is your journey?

    What is your journey? – A Testimony to Life By Recruiterpoet – Professionalism With Flare “A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.” -James Allen “We all have a journey. Some have a bucket list, some a mission and others are just content being ignorant assholes that are so narrow-minded by prejudice and stereotype that they contribute to the hatred in our society. Throughout this journey of life, we will all get lost.  Each day is a path of twists and turns, corners of darkness and visions of light.  If a day did not go by where we thought…

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    30 Reasons to be grateful for living

    Here are some of the reasons I am grateful for living: 1. My family and friends. I am grateful that I can talk and laugh with them, hug them, support and love them, share my life with them. 2. My online community. I am grateful for my readers and online friends around the world who have given me a purpose and passion in my work and life. 3. My health. I am profoundly grateful that I am physically healthy, that I have energy, that I can walk, run, hike, ride a bicycle, and function at a high level. 4. My work. I am so grateful that I can do work I love from my home, making money…

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    My Story

    The My Story category shares my journey of discovery in self awareness. Through writing I found peace, through reading others’ stories online I found self acceptance and the realisation that I am not alone in my experiences and thoughts on life. I wanted to share my story in hopes that it may too help someone else find some peace.

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    Three dimensions of Personal Freedom

    The Three Dimensions of Personal Freedom – written by Torsten Lueddecke Introduction: Let us start with the obvious. Not so obvious, but the first person to restrict your freedom is yourself. The way you define yourself, see yourself and characterize yourself is a massive restriction of your freedom as you don’t allow yourself to show up any other way. The second dimension of personal freedom, “freedom from social convention” seems obvious but is so all-dominant than we are to question the very foundations of what we think and what we do.  Once we have dealt with ourselves and the society we were born into, we finally tackle spacetime. The way we move…