So my life is an emotional roller-coaster of negativity at the moment. Not knowing where to turn or what to do about it, I was sitting in a cafe today, and on my phone (yes, I was sitting staring at my phone along with everyone else), up popped Jack’s Success Principles ad for ‘How to Meditate’ on a Facebook page.
I don’t believe in coincidences, or random, meaningless events. Everything happens for a reason. I am big on meditation, but lack motivation and have never really gotten as much out of it as I should. I need a push. Jack’s free 10-day programme is going to be my push.
Here, over the next 10 days, I will report back on how it all goes. But why am I posting this here? Because there are a lot of people out there working with this process, and processes just like it. People who have stories to tell and experiences to relate, advice to give. And maybe it will inspire you also, to give this, or a programme just like it, a go.
Day 1 – today. I have to download the free 96-page excerpt from his book ‘The Success Principles’, read the foreword and the introduction and make a list of the five things I would like to change in my life over the next year.
I don’t own a copy of ‘The Success Principles’ (yet), but it seems to me that it boils down all of the life-improvement strategies, that I have read in countless books over the years. So maybe there is nothing new here, but even so, it’s a programme worth giving a shot, and sticking to it this time.
“You may feel frustration at not knowing about all of this earlier, anger at your parents and teachers for not teaching you these important concepts at home and at school, or anger at yourself for having already learned many of these things and not having acted on them. Just take a deep breath and realize that this is all part of the process of your journey. Everything in the past has actually been perfect. Everything in your past has led you to this transformative moment in time. Everyone—including you—has always done the best they could with what they knew at the time. Now you are about to know more. Celebrate your new awareness! It is about to set you free.” page xxiv – Jack Canfield, ‘The Principles of Success’.
This is my list (“What 5 things would you like to change in your life over the next 12 months?”):
- Be in a successful and loving relationship.
- Be living back in the UK a lot more, in a bigger house.
- Get my second book, a novel, published (my first book is here: Reiki Jin Kei Do: The Way of Compassion & Wisdom).
- To be making a living from teaching others how to improve their lives and developing themselves spiritually.
- To be a successful freelance writer, with a regular magazine column in a UK magazine, along with being published in various other magazines and journals around the world.
Okay that is my list of five top things. I could add more to that. I am an artist as well as a writer and would love to add that to the list, but let’s follow the rules and stick to five.
That’s basically the work from Jack’s course done for today, but I am going to tie in some meditation from the Silva UltraMind system, because it’s a great addition to Jack’s work, and meditation, which is where this blog post started, is so integral to a success programme.
I’ll be back with another post tomorrow, I hope.