My friend Peter over at I Will Change Your Life wrote an excellent article last week titled: 50 Tips From My Year of Change.
I enjoyed this piece not only because it gave some excellent advice, but also because it provided a very clear synopsis of what Peter, and his blog, is all about. To me the best blogs are personal, not abstract, and places where you get a very clear sense of who the writer is and what issues are most important to them.
With that said, I would like to share with you 8 realizations that I have learned since I started We The Change four short months ago. These sentiments represent my own personal growth during this time and also exemplify the core philosophy of this website (at least to this point).
As always, please feel free to share your own thoughts and realizations in the comment field below.
Making a habit to think positively is not only possible, but is an activity that can change your life!
This is one of the most important lessons I learned in 2007. Although it takes some perseverance in the beginning, understanding how to think positively is very realistic and do-able for anyone that sets their mind to it. To create this habit, please check out 7 Effective Ways to Implement Positive Thinking and How to Break Out of Bad Habits Using Affirmations.
“Spirituality” is a very real phenomenon and can transcend your life and the world around you
Each day I feel as though I am becoming more “spiritual” and it all begins with being more conscious. To me, once you get the smallest sense of this type of awareness, there is no going back. What do I mean by “this type of awareness”? For further explanation, browse through 12 Easy Ways to Become More Conscious and The Path to a Spiritual Life in 6 Simple Steps.
Being productive is really a measure of happiness
Through the creation of We The Change, and from the incredible connections I have made with readers and other bloggers, I have learned that the more productive I am, the more successful and fulfilled I feel. Clutter and dis-organization are huge roadblocks to success and fulfillment. To learn more about goal setting and productivity, check out 8 Unique Ways to Increase Productivity and my recent article How To Set Fantastic, Achievable Goals for 2008.
Shedding fear and expounding your personal information (and views) to the world is one of the most liberating activities you can ever experience
Recently, I published a very personal article where I wrote my own eulogy. The wonderful response I received from readers and bloggers alike reminded me that we are all human, and that there is a very real inter-connectedness that exists between all things. When you let go of the inhibiting mindset (and fear) that people are always judging you, it frees you to create beautiful things.
Information regarding proper nutrition and healthy eating habits are gaining such popularity because they are basic human quests
Food makes us feel connected to each other, to the world, and to the universe at large, and some of my most popular articles have concerned food. This does not surprise me because food is so personal, and is such a powerful symbol of our inter-connectedness. The 5 Greatest Foods for your Health and my article on Phytonutrients were spread all around the internet. I will always write about food and nutrition, because it is such an integral component to our happiness.
Awareness of the environment and nature is the very
essence of being alive
essence of being alive
I am so thankful that we are living in a time where consciousness about the environment is exploding. Transcending change is occurring right here, right now and I have tried to contribute my part with 40 Ways You Can Save The Environment and An Interview With Al Gore’s Climate Project.
The internet is a supremely powerful tool that symbolizes universal inter-connectivity
Ever since I have become ensconced in blogging, it has opened my eyes to all of the wonderful people and organizations who want to lead better lives and make positive change in the world we all live. They are everywhere, literally, and it gives me great hope for the future. Do we need better organizing structures and greater awareness? Probably, and for more info please read Why Blogging and Social Networking Can Save The World and my article regarding the future of technology.
Treating the body well with physical activity is essential for a healthy mind and a healthy planet
How can we expect the world to be healed if our individual bodies are in disarray? The answer is, we can’t. Proper physical exercise is SO essential, and I encourage you to read my article on how to build stamina as well as visit Straight to the Bar.
Additionally, I mentioned my friend Peter at the beginning of this article, and he is one of MANY wonderful people and bloggers I have met over the last several months. I have some other friends listed in my blogroll section, and I encourage you to check out all of their wonderful websites.
There are a few other high quality blogs I have encountered, and I would like to share with you some of the best:
Juice of Champions– Brad always has some wonderful things to say
Gratitude Magic– I am grateful for having met Akemi and her great blog
Urban Monk– Albert is a spiritualist and a great writer
Heal Pain– Jenny Mannion provides some fantastic tips on health and wellness
Green Options– my friend Jeff really, really cares about the environment and has some excellent info here
Think Simple Now– super inspiring site run by Tina
Change Your Tree– Kevin has done a terrific job with his new blog
Moving From Me To We– Kare has a great concept going on…
Anja Merret is always “chatting to her generation”
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