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Old 11-01-2019, 06:52 PM
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Being kind and nice doesn't mean letting people walk all over you. You can be kind and nice while being assertive.

Unfortunately, just being a good person and thinking happy thoughts isn't going to magically make your life better. Don't know whether LOA works or not but there is more freedom when you do without expecting anything in return as already mentioned.
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Old 12-01-2019, 03:20 AM
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How do we really change? A good question, and I have no simple answer. For me it has been a long process over many years, but perhaps I am a slow developer.

Everyday life teaches all of us many lessons, whatever our stage of development. But as we become conscious of the process then change seems to accelerate.

Some factors are:

Self-reflection and self-awareness. Sitting in meditation reveals much about our patterns and tendencies.

Self-acceptance. We are what we are. As we detach from identification with personality then we take ourselves less seriously. We can laugh at our particular foibles, we feel self-compassion for our mistakes.

Self-discipline. Some people think of discipline as a restriction, but self-discipline is a freedom.

Letting go. The more empty we become, the more we can flow with life. We have no need to go anywhere or do anything or become anyone.

Being present with whatever is. How many times do we resist reality and want things to be other than they are? This can only lead to suffering.

Forgiveness. Holding on to grievances serves no purpose. So forgive others and forgive ourselves, and in the end we see there is nothing to forgive.

There are plenty of tools out there we can use to help us. For example, the Work of Byron Katie to help us accept the reality of each moment, or Ho'oponopono to learn forgiveness. We just have to apply them.

We are on a journey from identification with personality to identification with Soul. There is a long period where our identification fluctuates between Soul and personality. So there are times when our path is clear, and then we find ourselves having to deal with things we thought we had left behind. The nature of personality is desire, which can never be permanently fulfilled. The nature of the Soul is service, and in service we find fulfilment.

And in the end, we go through all these changes and then discover that within ourselves which is changeless. Our true nature is Being, which is unchanging stillness and peace.

Others may have better answers to your question.

Peace.

This is very helpful and also kind of you, thanks iamthat
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Old 12-01-2019, 01:14 PM
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Hi,

There are also basic questions you could ask yourself when you are in a relaxed state with your eyes closed so you can
really feel and 'be given'
insights like, you can even write out your answers...let it just flow:

Do I believe I deserve what I'm asking for?
Do I believe in a 'punishing God'? (or Universe?)
Do I think I am destined to be a loser in some way?
or
Do I believe life is meant to be lived happily?
Do I believe, really, that love is all around me waiting for me to
allow and accept all the wonderful things waiting for me?

You get my jist.
Really find out how you unconsciously may have been programmed to think the worst or the negative side of things.

It's a start to finding out what is deeply ingrained that you didn't even realize!
It's a fun exercise.


Next step, is how to change that programming to realize your own power
to create what it is you would like...love, happiness and all that these things mean....security, health, patience, kindness,
friendships, laughter...no stresses.
Power equals being carefree. Confidence equals happiness....and so on.
This is an exciting time in your life as you discover great and wonderful things.
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Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones...
Meditate unceasingly, that you quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence"

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Old 13-01-2019, 03:12 AM
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Being kind and nice doesn't mean letting people walk all over you. You can be kind and nice while being assertive.


True dat !


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Unfortunately, just being a good person and thinking happy thoughts isn't going to magically make your life better. Don't know whether LOA works or not but there is more freedom when you do without expecting anything in return as already mentioned.
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