Picture

By Deborah Ooten - September 2011

In these changing times it is important to develop strategies for staying positive. Because we tend to want things in life to be certain, change can bring stress and unhappiness. If we keep our attention focused on the present moment we will be in the flow. Creating flow experiences in our life allows for a more present moment awareness that creates space and harmony for life to unfold without resistance.

The Enneagram teaches us how to approach life in the flow. If we follow the Law of One, which takes us around the outside of the circle, we find nine different strategies for healthy coping and happiness. By using all nine strategies we increase our ability to be in unity consciousness.

Point 1: Avoid over analyzing or comparing

“If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater or lesser persons than yourself.” (Desiderata)  The ego thrives on comparisons, causing feelings of inferiority or superiority. These feelings of inferiority/superiority take us out of unity consciousness, creating dualism and potential harm. If you engage in comparisons, use yourself as the measuring stick, with a steady gentle goal of improving on what is already perfect.  Simply strive to be the best that you can possibly be in any given moment.

Point 2: Engage in healthy relationships (individual, family, friends)

“Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.” (Desiderata) To be happy, we need deep meaningful relationships in our life. It is important to show up authentically, just the way you are each day. Nurturing relationships can help us stay healthy and connected to ourselves and the whole.

Point 3: Set, commit and strive to reach your goals

“Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.” (Desiderata) Commit to something that you are passionate about and get busy making it happen. When we achieve our goals we feel good about ourselves and we tend to be more generous with others because we feel good. Everyone wins!

Point 4: Establish an attitude of gratitude

Look for what is present, not for what is missing. What we focus our attention on expands, so really appreciate everything that is in your life. Spend each day feeling gratitude for the richness and connectedness that the universe is delivering effortlessly. “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” (Desiderata)

Point 5: Be present to life's beauty

“With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world.” (Desiderata)  It is important to take time to be with all that is arising in your world. Notice what brings you joy and savor the memory of the moment.

Point 6: Practice acts of kindness with self and others

Random acts of kindness can leave a lasting impression on those who experience it directly or indirectly. Finds ways to deliver compassion and kindness to yourself frequently during each day. When we are compassionate toward ourselves, it becomes easier to be compassionate and kind to all. “Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.” (Desiderata)

Point 7: Be optimistic

Are you a ‘glass half full’ kind of person? Look for the fullness of life and positively reframe what might seem like a negative. Remember that the universe does nothing ‘to us’ only ‘for us.’  “Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.” (Desiderata)

Point 8: Take care of your body

Keeping your physical energy healthy is vital. Maintaining physical strength also helps us to focus our attention on balancing the other centers - mental, emotional and spiritual. Take time to notice how your body is doing; make sure to see your doctors (traditional and/or alternative) on a regular basis for preventative checkups.

Point 9: Make your spiritual practices a priority

When we are able to get out of our type or ego we see that the universe is large and expansive. Our ability to connect to Source and know that we are not alone is enhanced by a daily practice. Make sure that whatever you are doing you are present.
Life is a journey not a destination and staying awake reminds of us our divinity and connectednesses…stay present to the flow!

Picture
About the author
A gifted trainer and coach, Dr. Deborah Ooten helps her students achieve success by increasing their awareness and understanding of themselves and others.

"When people understand both their own gifts and challenges, and those of their co-workers, friends and family, the result is a high performing and happy member of society," explains Dr. Ooten.
More...
 


Comments

03/19/2015 12:41am

There is a big difference between doing right and do thinking right. When you think right, you will never act immediately without thinking what will happen after. When you do right, you already know what will be the possible happen in the future, you are prepared for whatever it takes. It is good to have a positive mind at least you will never do have a chance to think the worst. Because you are always positive. Make a balance mind to gain a positive mind, attitude and spirit.

Reply
03/07/2017 10:59pm

I think there is nothing wrong with being negative as long as you don't stay in that state. You only use the negative things you tend to focus on to study how you can improve yourself. I think looking at how real things are is a positive pro active trait. You begin to feel better when you take the first step in to self improvement which is to accept the errors and identify them.

Reply

nothing is better then this, its going to be big not bigger and i am receiving lots of emails and letters.

Reply

I love to read this one! A reader will get it in a short span of time, and I will also apply this technique on mine so that I'll have an easy time to fix my schedule.

Reply

My pleasure to being here on your blog..I wanna come back here for new post from your site.

Reply

Great post, just what i was finding for and i am looking forward to reading your more posts soon!

Reply
01/01/2016 3:51am

Thanks for the great share and keep up this good work!.

Reply

Wow! I am mainly surprised by the way your content is unique and almost every single little detail.

Reply
01/01/2016 4:40am

I am really happy to read this post..thanks for giving us intersting info. I appreciate this post. I used to be able to find nice information from your content.

Reply

Happy and healthy state of the body and mind are very important and significant. Its desires are judged and valued for the future of the societies and all communities. It is judged and enhanced with the proposed and constructed terms. It is invited and injected with the proposal of the efficient and sufficient terms.

Reply
07/01/2016 10:49pm

Great post. I used to be checking continuously this blog and I am inspired! Very useful information specially the remaining section :) I handle such information a lot. I used to be seeking this certain info for a very long time. Thanks and good luck....

Reply
07/20/2016 8:36pm

I think point four is the most crucial thing to have if we want to maintain a positive attitude. We need to be contented. We need to be thankful with the little things we have. If we become thankful, we tend to think that we are living a good life. Thank you for sharing these crucial and very helpful points.

Reply
01/01/2017 10:30pm

Reply
02/05/2017 12:34am

To be pre-endorsed gives you an edge when looking for a home. You figure out how to distinguish the value go in which you're hoping to purchase a home. This makes it simpler for a home dealer to acknowledge or dismiss your offer in case you're offering over a non pre-affirmed purchaser. You should likewise acclimate yourself with an agreeable month to month credit portion.

Reply
10/04/2017 11:38pm

Thank you for sharing such a informative information with us. Keep on sharing the blog like this.

Reply
12/12/2017 10:47pm

Beauti Queen amazing kolkata escorts agency alwyas ready for you at your doorstep. Beauti Queen provide you high profile independent girl in kolkata, escorts service in kolkata, kolkata escorts. If you are looking for the ultimate encounter in Kolkata then I am your sophisticated young Kolkata escorts that provides upscale companionship for making your night becomes true.

Reply
12/15/2017 5:27am

Jiya Roy is a high class luxury and premium independent escorts agency in Gurgaon offering sexy independent escort Girls, models and cheap rate call girls for incalls and outcalls and travel arrangements. Female companions available 24/7 for business events, tour guide and much more.

Reply
12/19/2017 7:45am

Renu Das Kolkata Escorts Services has gorgeous females provides Independent Escorts Service in Kolkata call girls at 100% satisfaction with VIP models. Provided Kolkata escorts at our agency are professional in nature and are eager to serve you at your place.

Reply
12/20/2017 1:56am

Gurgaonfemales.in offers highly educated model from Gurgaon and best Escorts service in Gurgaon through some of its sizzling Independent escorts in Gurgaon Call Girls who are available to customers 24*7.

Reply
01/19/2018 3:43am

Riya Chaudhary is an Independent Delhi Escort girl, who offers dazzling hot Delhi Escorts Service, incall or outcall services both to complete your dreams in real entertainment. We offers high class Independent Escorts in Delhi at Riya Chaudhary Delhi Escorts service agency for elite peoples in the city to avail ultimate satisfaction. you can spend your beautiful moments.

Reply
01/26/2018 11:27pm

Hi i am Jenisha Pandey high profile independent collage girl in Gurgaon. we are provide escorts service in gurgaon, gurgaon escorts, escorts in Gurgaon if you are captivating for an independent escorts Call Girls visit www.jenishapandey.com for your naughty desire I am always available 24x7 for your all sexual desire.

Reply
01/29/2018 7:59pm

your home Looking beautiful, then you can living relax. thanks your nice blog. need to beautiful home decorated for a beautiful house, You Can Join mycookwarezone.com, it will be helpful for you.

Reply
01/30/2018 6:41am

High prifile escorts services in gurgaon, VIP escorts services privide in gurgaon escoerts and gurugram escorts.

Reply
02/20/2018 2:22am

I am Riya Chaudhary, one of the most sensual Independent Escort Girl in Delhi, We are Provides sizzling hot elite Independent escorts service in Delhi, Delhi Escorts for your personal entertainment.

Reply



Leave a Reply