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10 Rituals Of Radiant Living

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Without purpose the days would have ended… As those days used to end in disintegration. 

Why are you not taking some time every day for your personal rest break?  Taking the time to renew yourself is the most important thing you can do.

Self-improvement and personal enrichment will dramatically improve your effectiveness. Thirty days are all it takes.

If you are looking for magic formula to live radiating life, you are welcome. It’s free and priceless. Take note, you must be disciplined and apply these strategies daily, with utter conviction in their values. 


Also note that, it is not a quick-fix kind of deal.

Sit back and relax as you transform your life and help others do theirs by teaching and sharing these strategies with them.

 

1. Ritual of Solitude: This involves a mandatory period of peace. It’s like a pit-stop for the soul. It’s purpose is self-renewal. Inner quietness bring with it a wealth of benefits including a deep sense of well-being, inner peace and boundless energy. Make a secret sanctuary for yourself where you will commune with nature.

 

2. Ritual of Physicality: This is based on the principle that as you care for the body, you care for the mind. As you train your body, so you train your mind. Practice yoga to unblock your vitality. A little exercise per day will do wonders on your body.

“To breath properly is to live properly.” Breathe to thrive don’t only do it to survive. Take more oxygen in to liberate your energy.

 

3. Ritual of Live Nourishment: A poor diet has a pronounced effect on your health/life. As you nourish your body, so you nourish your mind. Poor diet drains your mental and physical energy. It hampers the clarity of your mind.

Eat live food to stay healthy. You are what you eat. Example of live food is vegetables. Live a life of moderation and do nothing to the extreme.

 

4. Ritual of Abundant knowledge: Expand your knowledge for your good and that of others around you. The old saying, knowledge is power is really old. Knowledge is but a potential power. For power to be manifested, it must be applied.

Most people know what they should do in any situation. The problem is that they don’t take daily action to apply the knowledge and realize their dreams. Become a student of life. Use what you have learned in the classroom of your existence. Read regularly. Read for 30 minutes a day will do wonders for you. But, do not read just anything. Be selective of what you put into the lush garden of your mind.

Book is best friend of the wise. Thirty minutes a day will make a delightful difference in your life. Whatever you desire in life, the answers are in print. There are books out there that will rocket you to your goals. Those who walked before us have provided solutions to them. Think and Grow rich is about abundance, including spiritual abundance, and how to attract all that is good into your life. You might do well to read it.

It is not what you will get out of books that is so enriching – it is what the books will get out of you that will ultimately change your life. Read and keep reading.

5. Ritual of Personal Reflection: Taking time to know yourself. Power of inner contemplation. This is nothing more than the habit of thinking. Well, most of us do think. The thing is most people think to survive. Not thinking to thrive. Get into habit of personal introspection. Think about positive and negative things you have done during the day before you retire at night. Assess yourself. If they are positive habits, let them continue. If otherwise, get rid of them once and for all. You have the power to think good thoughts. By looking at what you are doing, how you are spending your day and the thoughts you are thinking, you give yourself a benchmark for measuring improvement. 

The only way to improve tomorrow is to know what you did wrong today.

There is nothing wrong with making mistakes. Mistakes are part of life.

Happiness comes through good judgment, good judgment comes through experience, and experience comes through bad judgment. 

 

6. Ritual of Early Awakening  
Train yourself for getting up early. Never forget that it is the quality and not the quantity of sleep that is important.

Note: 10-30 minutes before you sleep and 10-30 minutes period after  you wake up are profoundly influential on your subconscious mind. Only the most serene and inspiring thoughts should be programmed into your mind at those minutes.

The better the sleep, the less you will need. Don’t forget the rule of twenty-one: if you do anything for twenty-one days in a row, it will be installed as a habit. 

There are many things to do. It will be better to get up early. Start your day off well.  Start your day on a delightful footing. When you are awake, get still and focused. Ask yourself, what would I do today if it were my last? Envision yourself doing great things.

 

7. Ritual of Music 
Spending little time a day listening to soft pieces on a cassette while driving to work. When you feel weary, play some music. It is  motivating.

 

8. Ritual of the Spoken Word.
Words affect the mind in a pronounced way. Whether written or spoken, they are powerful influences. What you say to others is important, even more than what you what you say to yourself.

You are what you say to yourself. It’s like mantras – mind freeing. Mantras is a phrase designed to free your mind. Have a positive affirmation every day, every time. Cultivate the habit of positive mantras.

What you say to yourself, affect your Self-image and your Self-image determines the action you take. 

9. Ritual of Congruent Character.
This requires your taking daily, incremental action to build your character. Strengthening your character affect the way you see yourself and the actions you take.

Thought–>Action–>Habit–>Character–>Destiny. 

Let your actions be aligned with ; industry, compassion, humility, patience, honesty and courage.

Do the right things. Act in a way in Congruent with your character. Be guided by your heart.

As Emerson put it, Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as to think.

 

10. Ritual of Simplicity. 
This requires you to live a simple life. Never live in the thick of thin things. Focus only on your priorities, those activities that are meaningful.

Separate the wheat from the chaff. If you really want to be happy, reduce your needs.

Nothing to extremes, everything in moderation. 


Your life changes in the blink of an eye, the very moment you decide from the deepest core of your being that you will raise your life to its highest level.

Practice these things. I bet with you, in a month from now, you will see a remarkable improvement.

These strategies are not quick-fix kind as I said earlier. They are meant to be applied daily, for the rest of your days.

Try it and see!

The universe favors the brave. When you resolve to lift your life to its highest level, the strength of your soul will guide you to a magical place with magnificent treasure.

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Reference: Robin Sharma (The Monk who sold his Ferrari). 

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I am Obembe, Sunday Dapo (SirPhren). I am the owner of this EMPIRE. I am professionally a Registered Nurse and Passionately a Blogger. I love motivating people, reading and sharing whatever I know. We need to be constantly motivated to be able to push through whatever we want to do. I am also into Blog Designing. "Look within, the secret is inside you." To get through to me, am an email/ WhatsApp away. Am happy to have you around! Let's rock it together!

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What Makes The GREAT Great?

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Yeah, what makes the great great? You have seen their glories and you should read their stories. What makes the great great is a book written by Dennis P. Kimbro, Ph.D. I didn’t know about the book till I got to a bookshop In Lagos. Then I went in search of the 50th law of power by Robert Greene and 50cent. I couldn’t lay my hands on it and I asked the book seller to give me any nice book and he did give me What Makes The Great Great. I was glad he did.

“If you want to be great and successful, you must walk hand-in-hand with great and successful people.” Nido Qubein

The book tells of the stories of great men and women, how they were able able to stand out among the crowd and made names for themselves. The author introduces inspiring people who have achieved greatness in their own unique ways, then highlights the qualities each of us must develop before we reach our full potential.

Regardless of your definition of success, the book provides approach of turning your dream to reality. Greatness is guaranteed when you discover life’s true calling, live more courageously, access knowledge and creativity of your mind and embrace integrity in everything you do.

We all have seeds of greatness in us, what makes the great great provides the tools to discover and nourish those seeds.

Dennis P. Kimbro asked some great men and women the question, What makes the great great? See some of their responses below:

When Bill Pinkney [the first African-American to sail solo around the world and the forty-first man to do so] was asked what makes the great great, his response was; “Don’t wait! Now is the time to fulfil your destiny. We must act with courage; look forward with hope; and view life through a lens that defines what can be done rather than what cannot be done. If you are willing to work and never, never quit, you can make your dream come true.” What does this message mean to you?

Percy Sutton said, “If you have but one wish let it be for an idea.”

Robert E. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television said, “Life is a grindstone, But whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends upon what you are made of. And Rev Jesse Jackson added, “You may not be responsible for being knocked down, but you are certainly responsible for getting back up.”

What makes the great great

Henry Park of Park Sausage said, “In one hand I have a dream and in the other I have an obstacle. Tell me, which one grabs your attention?”

When Reverend Ike was asked what makes the great great, he said, “Do what I have done. “Open up a can! The world belongs to those who say I can.”

Mae Jemison, America’s first black female astronaut, when was asked what makes the great great said, “Greatness can be captured in a lifestyle. Life is God’s gift to you, style is what you make of it.”

Quincy Jones said, “Greatness occurs when your children loves you, when your critics respects you, and when you have peace of mind.”

Cornel West, an author and a professor said, “If you want to be great, you must serve willingly and love greatly.”

Oseola McCarty said, “Do as much as you can for as many as you can.”

And according to my observation, the greats are the people who understands what it means to simplify. They are the people who face one thing, face one passion and give in their best and do not believe in being jack of all trades. They are the people with determination and unshaken focus to do what they put before them. They are the people who have desires that burn. They are the people who say I will do this and never give up until they do. – SirPhren

Do you want to be great in that field you have chosen? Now you have just read about the opinions of some of the great men and women who have lived before us. Some of what they said is still valid and it will be nice to practice them.

There is only one thing that can stop you from being great. Do you want to know? Only you can stop you.

Robert Browning said, “When a man’s fight begins within himself, he is worth something.” And Bhagavad-Gita concluded, “A man’s own self is his friend, a man’s own self is his foe.”

If you really want to get your life together, this is one of the books you should probably read.

Which of these answers to what makes the Great great your favorite? Do you also know of other qualities of the Greats? Do share with me in the comment below.

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8 Ways To Keep Yourself Charged Up

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To keep oneself charged up, motivated, is the same as being tough, when the going gets tougher. Sometimes, we will feel like giving up. Sometimes, we get tired. We can’t just give up like that. Huh?! We’ve gotta keep moving. When the going gets tough, you should get going.

How can one keeps himself charged up when things are becoming more difficult and discouraging? You can believe with me that sometimes we just want to lie on the couch and do nothing.

Just like the story of a miner. He was digging a place in search of a diamond. He started strong and determined. But, just about 3 inches to reach the diamond, he gave up. He lost faith in himself.

Below are 8 ways to keep yourself charged up. I do use them. And, they really did work.

1. Surround yourself with positive people

Positive, successful, lively colleagues, clients and friends are the kind of people you should have in your circle. Their attitudes and energy will rub off on you. Those you surround yourself with, you become.

2. Give yourself a break

Not just a break, it is several breaks. Having a little time to cool off increases productivity. Make it a habit to relax in between tasks. You can work for 45 minutes and relax for 5 minutes. Or you can choose to extend whichever way it suits you. As a student I recommend pomodoro

3. Set goals and be clear about what you expect of yourself.

You will be more productive when you already have your goals written down. Expect the best.

4. Compliment yourself

Whenever you do things, no matter how little, make it a habit to shower praise on yourself. Cheer yourself up. If you are not an athlete or an artiste, you are going to have to do it for yourself.

5. Believe in yourself.

If people don’t believe in you, you have to do it for yourself. Believe in your abilities. Believe you can do it.

6. Check your performance.

Does it match with your goals? Are you still on point? Are you better than yesterday? Those are ways to check your performance.

7. Notice immediately when you don’t live up to your expectations, but don’t belittle yourself or dwell on it. All you need to do is, improve.

8. To get in a good mood fast, smile.

As famous Wally says, “Find the humor in every day. If you are getting ready for bed and you haven’t laughed yet, just start laughing.” Because as Norman Cousins pointed out to us, “I have never seen anyone in a good state of belly laughter who was also panicky.”

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Positivity: Faith’s Next Of Kin

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In a small town, very long ago, was a famine due to lack of rainfall. There was no planting and harvesting for a whole year. One day the village chief summon the spiritual leaders of the land for a meeting to on how to put an end to this drought, the village spiritual leaders suggested that the villagers should assemble together for a very powerful prayer at the village square at exactly 12 mid day.

The village chief summon the town crier to quickly disseminate this information as quickly as possible. At the set date, everybody gathered together at the schedule time, but a small boy was noticed. This small boy was wearing just an ordinary pant but there was something extraordinary about him, he was carrying an umbrella! Yes! That’s Faith, yes! That is positivity!

It rained even before they started their prayers, who knows maybe it was because of the small boy level of faith that quickly accelerate the release of the rain.

Positivity is staying positive even when you find a really good reason to be negative. It is an outlook on life that involves seeing and focusing on the good aspects of a situation, no matter what the circumstances.

Positivity is the next of kin to faith. Your level of faith is determined by how positive you are.

You need to stay positive! You need positivity as drive to arrive at success.

Negativity is a time waster, a puncture tyre that will keep you dragging or even put an end to your journey on your way to success.

If you want to achieve anything good in this world, learn to be positive. Be positive about you, be positive about life and you will see yourself living a victorious life.

Remember positivity is a choice as so negativity, so choose wisely!

How do you usually stay positive?

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