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Tips for Creating a Better Life in 2013

By Corinne McLaughlin
 

Here are some inspirational ideas and techniques that I practice daily to deepen my spiritual growth and enrich my service to the world:

1.    Align your will with a higher spiritual purpose – and continually re-affirm your intention to engage in some form of service to others, as this increases your happiness exponentially.

2.    Slow down consciously as everything around us is speeding up todayfocus your attention in the present moment and let go of the past and future.

3.    Unplug from technology and take some quiet time to reconnect with your Spirit and nurture your inner Self.

4.    Connect with nature each day—stop and drink in the beauty of a tree, a sunset or the wind caressing your skin.

5.    Control your media diet—especially negative input – but pay close attention to the big picture and significant changes underway.

6.    Practice open-mindedness to new ideas, experiences and people – expect surprises!

7.    Develop flexibility and adaptability by avoiding getting locked into old patterns – try something new every day so you can be ready for anything.

8.    Observe any reactions of fear or anger in yourself – take a few minutes for some calming, deep breaths and practice detachment from what triggered you.

9.    Appreciate or inspire each person you meet today – make their life a little brighter and your life will be uplifted too.

    10.  Look for ways to nurture a spirit of community – find new sources of mutual support to help you weather the upcoming changes.

    11.  Love and forgive yourself and others for any harm caused – it will free you from the chains that bind you.

    12.  Focus on the new world growing everywhere—the many innovative and positive solutions to problems created by ordinary people will
           re-inspire your faith in humanity!

Corinne McLaughlin is co-author of The Practical Visionary, Spiritual Politics (Foreword by the Dalai Lama), and Builders of the Dawn and is co-founder of The Center for Visionary Leadership in California.  She directed a national task force for President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development and is a Fellow of The World Business Academy and the Findhorn Foundation.  She is a co-founder of Sirius Community, a spiritual/environmental center in Massachusetts and a member of The Transformational Leadership Council. corinnemc@visionarylead.org. www.visionarylead.org; www.thepracticalvisionary.org

 

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