Your Greatest Self

Hey Readers, it’s a holiday today here in Canada, but here’s an old post you may not have ever read. It’s about how self esteem and love for the universe are the same thing. Feel good about yourself. Give it a read and I’ll see you tomorrow. Have a wonderful day!

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Scott McPherson is an Edmonton-based writer, public speaker, and mindfulness facilitator who works with individuals, companies and non-profit organizations locally and around the world.

Relax and Succeed

190 Relax and Succeed - Rise in the morningDo you want to know how to recognize your ego? It’s the thing you define yourself by. If we asked your friends what your defining narrative is, they would quickly know. They would say that you define yourself as someone who was embittered by your ex’s behaviour during your divorce. Or maybe they would say that you believe you work with a lot of unintelligent people so you are perpetually frustrated by your co-workers. Or maybe you’re always broke, always afraid, easily offended, or no good at business. We can be highly judgmental, thin-skinned, martyrs, babies, control freaks, weirdos—whatever. Whoever we think we are, we are.

You can even be held back by your Fibromyalgia or be suffering from Major Depression. Your narrative may be based in scientific fact. Or it may not appear to be true to others, but that’s irrelevant. Even if you really do…

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Other Perspectives #52 The Sequel

1099-relax-and-succeed-parenthood-is-about-raising-and-celebratingIt’s the Family Day long weekend here in Canada, so here’s a blog about never underestimating the members of your family:

Relax and Succeed

606R Relax and Succeed Rebuttal - Magic is all around you

Quotes like this can seem fanciful and silly to people who see themselves as realists. They would talk about science etc., but of course most of modern science involves a great deal of inference. And a huge amount of it—as has always been the case—will be proven wrong and replaced by more complete theories. But we will never come to the end of knowledge because our expansion breeds more expansion, so the more we know the larger the universe of things-to-know gets.

We must always keep our minds open to possibility. If we do, then the world can know “scientific miracles” that revolutionise science itself—and that will happen simply because someone believed they could do something outside of the bounds of current science, which is also sometimes known as magic.

Tribal cultures who still live their original ways are comfortable with the idea of a Shaman’s knowledge being…

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2016’s Blog of the Year

1064-16boy-relax-and-succeed-the-best-is-yet-to-comeYou have wonderful taste. This is the perfect choice for after what a lot of people feel was a tough year. When a friend did a survey of young kids in a school recently, their view of the future was startlingly bleak and negative. And then we thought about it and we realised; we did that. The adults. They learned that from us and they can learn something better.

This year’s Blog of the Year describes how we can each easily and individually ensure that we help create a better year next year than the world enjoyed this year. We are what makes the difference. Onward and upward. Happy New Year everyone!

2016’s Blog of the Year

2016’s Friday Dose of the Year

1063-16fdoy-relax-and-succeed-it-is-easier-to-build-strong-childrenIt almost seems fitting that 2016 would see us ending with a piece about women being sexualized and judged. Guided by a mainstream system built almost exclusively by men, the biggest social media site on Earth would not permit a positive message about motherhood. It even went so far as to pass an outdated judgment.

Society is always refining itself. I want to get behind the idea of refining it into acceptance and support, rather than judgment and condemnation. I do hope you’ll join me in that effort. With the Blog of the Year due tomorrow, I now give you this year’s most popular:

Friday Dose of the Year

2016’s Blog of the Year #2

1062-16boy2-relax-and-succeed-drop-reactions-and-allow-moreThe two biggest posts this year really stood out, and this first one is another excellent choice about living in ego versus living in an open, aware state. With an ego there is what you think about the world and the real you lives in and sees the real world. The difference is how your day can feel great or terrible, so without further ado I give you:

Blog of the Year #2

2016’s Blog of the Year #3

1061-16boy3-relax-and-succeed-the-more-you-love-yourselfIt’s just my opinion, but this year people got behind what I feel are maybe the best collection of year-end winners yet, and this one on relationships is no exception. The remaining question I have about this winner is, who made it so popular, the victims or the perpetrators? As it notes, relationships “…aren’t about keeping other people out, they’re near-constant invitations to be in.” Indeed. Without further ado, I give you:

Blog of the Year #3

2016’s Blog of the Year #4

1060-16boy4-relax-and-succeed-compassion-is-our-deepestThis meditation was a part of a series on improving your daily life in small ways each day. So many people want the world to be better and yet so few people actually take action. But this simple exercise not only creates better relationships for you, it also models very successful social behaviour to any children or other adults who see it. I think it says a lot of good things about my readers that this blog was in the year’s top ten. This is how the world changes:

Blog of the Year #4

2016’s Blog of the Year #5

1059-16boy5-relax-and-succeed-can-you-remember-who-you-wereSociety shouldn’t be a processor that forces humans into inhuman activities, and at the same time we must balance our individualism with our connection to the group because our greatest life satisfaction will come from those relationships and not our individuality. This Blog of the Year winner is about cutting through the clutter in our mind and realising our greatest self:

Blog of the Year #5

2016’s Blog of the Year #6

1058-16boy6-relax-and-succeed-you-are-awesomeYesterday’s winner was about fully realising your most rewarding and profound self. Today’s is about how you can begin doing that as soon as your day is no longer occupied with a constant barrage of negativity toward and about you. Kill your ego. Bring your spirit to life:

2016’s Blog of the Year #6

2016’s Blog of the Year #7

1057-16boy7-relax-and-succeed-this-universe-is-not-outsideMost people assume that they suffer due to their problems and it really does look that way through our egos. But the truth is, our pain is not from the challenges we face, it’s from our unwillingness to maximise who we truly are:

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