This quote stopped me in my Facebook-scrolling tracks…Read More
over the course of our whopping, 1.5-hour-long phone conversation, my greatest friend mentioned loving my note card habit. to catch up newer readers: i carry a stack of index cards filled with affirmations, mantras, and uplifting quotes to review while killing time.
she begged me to share their contents. part of her reasoning, which I’ll return to, was that people memorize prayers and they don’t help that much (her words, not mine) so it stands to reason we should ritualize guidance—which may be more effective—in a similar way.
then she confessed to wanting the shortcut to enlightenment. (she’s a new yorker)Read More
in praise of james mccrae's sh*t your ego says
let's assume your perception creates your reality, so how you see dictates what you see (and get). then the ego comes along from its defensive, insecure place and limits your outlook, eventually squashing your reality.
but what if there were an alternative to following the ego? there is. listening to your higher self is another possibility and it's what James McCrae is all about. officially, he's a creative director and strategist, but personally, he's a wise and relentlessly inspiring peer.
i read his e-books--Turning Imagination Into Results and Inspiration is a Habit--at a park near my apartment one spring afternoon. although i was going through a lonely patch, by the end of the books i felt connected to this stranger and nearly matched his optimism.