Enlightenment and the present moment

 

Often we are so overwhelmed by regrets of the past and fears of the future that we fail to realize that we have dominion over nothing but the present moment.  In his book The Power of Now, Eckhard Tolle has this to say, “Enlightenment is a state of wholeness, of being ‘at one’ and therefore at peace.”

Is there any greater state of being than to experience peace within no matter what disheartening storms may rage without?  It behooves us each day to see ourselves blessed by the knowledge that by living in the present moment we are able to create a consciousness of inner perfection.

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

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The Power of Purpose

Have you ever considered what life would be like without something of value to do?  Or maybe you are one of millions who have little of value to do for any number of reasons.  If so, perhaps you’re unemployed, retired, in recovery or something else that’s causing your life to have little purpose or meaning?

Without purpose, we are likely to lack energy and the vitality necessary to maintain good physical, mental and spiritual health.  Therefore, despite the circumstances, if at all possible, find some physical or mental activity that will cause you to have a sense of well-being and fulfillment.  By so doing, expect the quality of your life to improve.

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

The Power of Commitment

When we become truly committed to our goals, the likelihood of success is greatly enhanced.  True commitment is the combination of a burning desire to achieve a goal and the courage to do whatever it takes to achieve it.  It’s not unusual for people to say they desire to achieve something, like losing weight or quitting smoking, when they are only paying lip service to the idea.

Without a burning desire to do something of value for ourselves and others, we are unlikely to develop the courage required for success.  The power must come from within to achieve the desired outcome.  First within, then without.

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.

What driving forces cause one to become a business owner?

 

There are many reasons that drive people into self-employment.  Sometimes it’s happenstance, or family history or to a lesser extent, money. However, the greatest force is freedom.  Yet freedom is not free.  Consider D-Day. The price of freedom for the business owner is not the cost of the business; the real price is the commitment to do whatever is necessary for success.

One characteristic common to successful business owners is good health because happy people tend to be healthy people.  Therefore, if the owner is happy in his or her success, the person’s immune system is likely providing protection from the illnesses and ailments that less fortunate people are likely to experience.

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.  Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.