Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress, and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress-free and happy – we cling on to them.
Starting today we will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will embrace change. Ready? Here we go:
1. Give up your need to always be right
There are so many of us who can’t stand the idea of being wrong – wanting to always be right – even at the risk of ending great relationships or causing a great deal of stress and pain, for us and for others. It’s just not worth it. Whenever you feel the ‘urgent’ need to jump into a fight over who is right and who is wrong, ask yourself this question: “Would I rather be right, or would I rather be kind?” Wayne Dyer. What difference will that make? Is your ego really that big?
2. Give up your need for control
Be willing to give up your need to always control everything that happens to you and around you – situations, events, people, etc. Whether they are loved ones, coworkers, or just strangers you meet on the street – just allow them to be. Allow everything and everyone to be just as they are and you will see how much better will that make you feel.
“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.” Lao Tzu
3. Give up on blame
Give up on your need to blame others for what you have or don’t have, for what you feel or don’t feel. Stop giving your powers away and start taking responsibility for your life.
4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk
Oh, my. How many people are hurting themselves because of their negative, polluted and repetitive self-defeating mindset? Don’t believe everything that your mind is telling you – especially if it’s negative and self-defeating. You are better than that.
“The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.” Eckhart Tolle
5. Give up your limiting beliefs
Give up your limiting beliefs about what you can or cannot do, about what is possible or impossible. From now on, you are no longer going to allow your limiting beliefs to keep you stuck in the wrong place. Spread your wings and fly!
“A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind” Elly Roselle
6. Give up complaining
Give up your constant need to complain about those many, many, many things – people, situations, events that make you unhappy, sad and depressed. Nobody can make you unhappy, no situation can make you sad or miserable unless you allow it to. It’s not the situation that triggers those feelings in you, but how you choose to look at it. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking.
7. Give up the luxury of criticism
Give up your need to criticize things, events or people that are different than you. We are all different, yet we are all the same. We all want to be happy, we all want to love and be loved and we all want to be understood. We all want something, and something is wished by us all.
8. Give up your need to impress others
Stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not just to make others like you. It doesn’t work this way. The moment you stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not, the moment you take off all your masks, the moment you accept and embrace the real you, you will find people will be drawn to you, effortlessly.
9. Give up your resistance to change
Change is good. Change will help you move from A to B. Change will help you make improvements in your life and also the lives of those around you. Follow your bliss, embrace change – don’t resist it.
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls” Joseph Campbell
10. Give up labels
Stop labeling those things, people or events that you don’t understand as being weird or different and try opening your mind, little by little. Minds only work when open. “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” Wayne Dyer
11. Give up on your fears
Fear is just an illusion, it doesn’t exist – you created it. It’s all in your mind. Correct the inside and the outside will fall into place.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
12. Give up your excuses
Send them packing and tell them they’re fired. You no longer need them. A lot of times we limit ourselves because of the many excuses we use. Instead of growing and working on improving ourselves and our lives, we get stuck, lying to ourselves, using all kind of excuses – excuses that 99.9% of the time are not even real.
13. Give up the past
I know, I know. It’s hard. Especially when the past looks so much better than the present and the future looks so frightening, but you have to take into consideration the fact that the present moment is all you have and all you will ever have. The past you are now longing for – the past that you are now dreaming about – was ignored by you when it was present.
Stop deluding yourself. Be present in everything you do and enjoy life. After all, life is a journey, not a destination. Have a clear vision for the future, prepare yourself, but always be present in the now.
14. Give up attachment
This is a concept that for most of us is so hard to grasp and I have to tell you that it was for me too, (it still is) but it’s not something impossible. You get better and better at with time and practice.
The moment you detach yourself from all things, (and that doesn’t mean you give up your love for them – because love and attachment have nothing to do with one another, attachment comes from a place of fear, while love… well, real love is pure, kind, and self less, where there is love there can’t be fear, and because of that, attachment and love cannot coexist) you become so peaceful, so tolerant, so kind, and so serene. You will get to a place where you will be able to understand all things without even trying. A state beyond words.
15. Give up living your life to other people’s expectations
Way too many people are living a life that is not theirs to live. They live their lives according to what others think is best for them, they live their lives according to what their parents think is best for them, to what their friends, their enemies and their teachers, their government and the media think are best for them.
They ignore their inner voice, that inner calling. They are so busy with pleasing everybody, with living up to other people’s expectations, that they lose control over their lives. They forget what makes them happy, what they want, what they need….and eventually, they forget about themselves.
You have one life – this one right now – you must live it, own it, and especially don’t let other people’s opinions distract you from your path.
“I wanna ask you, “How are you?” What heaviness are you carrying? What tears do you hold back? What pain, what fears, are kept inside?” ~ Nick Vujicic
When all hope is gone; when you feel lost, confused, abandoned and all alone; when darkness seems to swallow you and pain is all you feel, I want you to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and when you’re ready, I want you to watch this beautiful and inspiring video. It will soothe your soul, and it will remind you that are not alone. There is still hope.
“I wanna ask you, “How are you?” What heaviness are you carrying? What tears do you hold back? What pain, what fears, are kept inside?
You don’t have to hold onto these fears if you just take one step at a time. Not to say that one day those fears will completely disappear but, can you forgive those who hurt you? Because that’s where healing starts. Every time someone puts you back will you make a decision to bring somebody else up? Picture yourself in a proper area. There is no buildings, no shelter, and there is a storm above you. This storm represents the situations in your life you don’t tell anybody what you are going through because first of all, they wouldn’t understand, and second of all, they can’t even help you anyway. During this storm you’re down on your knees, and you’re cold, and you’re weak, and you feels like this is the end. Are you not still here?
You are still here. There are some times in life when you fall down. You feel like you don’t have the strength to get back up. But if I fell I try again and again. For as long as I try there is always that chance of getting up. And it’s not the end until you given up. And just the fact that you are here should persuade you that you have another chance to get back. There’s still hope
Watch the video. URL:https://youtu.be/uXCVp7MIyNw
There are some times in life when you fall down. You feel like you don’t have the strength to get back up. But if I fell I try again and again. For as long as I try there is always that chance of getting up. And it’s not the end until you given up. And just the fact that you are here should persuade you that you have another chance to get back. There’s still hope.” ~ Nick Vujicic
Hiding in the blackness of space is an eerie galaxy that is composed of the best cosmic camouflage a galaxy can get: dark matter.
Roughly 80 percent of the mass of the universe is made up of material that scientists cannot directly observe. Known as dark matter, this bizarre ingredient does not emit light or energy. So why do scientists think it dominates?
Studies of other galaxies in the 1950s first indicated that the universe contained more matter than seen by the naked eye. Support for dark matter has grown, and although no solid direct evidence of dark matter has been detected, there have been strong possibilities in recent years.
The familiar material of the universe, known as baryonic matter, is composed of protons, neutrons and electrons. Dark matter may be made of baryonic or non-baryonic matter. To hold the elements of the universe together, dark matter must make up approximately 80 percent of its matter. [Image Gallery: Dark Matter Across the Universe]
The missing matter could simply be more challenging to detect, made up of regular, baryonic matter. Potential candidates include dim brown dwarfs, white dwarfs and neutrino stars. Supermassive black holes could also be part of the difference. But these hard-to-spot objects would have to play a more dominant role than scientists have observed to make up the missing mass, while other elements suggest that dark matter is more exotic.
Most scientists think that dark matter is composed of non-baryonic matter. The lead candidate, WIMPS(weakly interacting massive particles), have ten to a hundred times the mass of a proton, but their weak interactions with “normal” matter make them difficult to detect. Neutralinos, massive hypothetical particles heavier and slower than neutrinos, are the foremost candidate, though they have yet to be spotted. The smaller neutral axion and the uncharched photinos are also potential placeholders for dark matter.
A third possibility exists — that the laws of gravity that have thus far successfully described the motion of objects within the solar system require revision.
Proving the unseen
If scientists can’t see dark matter, how do they know it exists?
Scientists calculate the mass of large objects in space by studying their motion. Astronomers examining spiral galaxies in the 1950s expected to see material in the center moving faster than on the outer edges. Instead, they found the stars in both locations traveled at the same velocity, indicating the galaxies contained more mass than could be seen. Studies of the gas within elliptical galaxies also indicated a need for more mass than found in visible objects. Clusters of galaxies would fly apart if the only mass they contained were visible to conventional astronomical measurements.
Albert Einstein showed that massive objects in the universe bend and distort light, allowing them to be used as lenses. By studying how light is distorted by galaxy clusters, astronomers have been able to create a map of dark matter in the universe.
All of these methods provide a strong indication that the most of the matter in the universe is something yet unseen.
Dark matter versus dark energy
Although dark matter makes up most of the matter of the universe, it only makes up about a quarter of the composition. The universe is dominated by dark energy.
After the Big Bang, the universe began expanding outward. Scientists once thought that it would eventually run out of the energy, slowing down as gravity pulled the objects inside it together. But studies of distant supernovae revealed that the universe today is expanding faster than it was in the past, not slower, indicating that the expansion is accelerating. This would only be possible if the universe contained enough energy to overcome gravity — dark energy.
Lengthening Telomere, a DNA protein, may be a key to extending life to much older than 100 years.
Telomeres are DNA-protein complexes that protect the end of human chromosomes from DNA damage or fusion with neighboring chromosomes. Nutritionists have long been interested in the dynamics of telomere length in the human body, and how telomeres factor into human health, lengthening life expectancy, and even have pondered the possibility of Immortality. Research is showing that certain nutrients play a huge part in protecting telomere length, ultimately determining how long you live.
“The best analogy that we have for telomeres is that they’re like the little tabs on the end of shoelaces,” says Dr Adam Rutherford, a geneticist and author of Creation: The Origin of Life.
Just as the tabs, or “aglets”, hold the strands of the laces together, he says, telomeres – repetitive stretches of DNA on the end of each chromosome – perform the same function.
“Chromosomes are made up of a double helix, two strands of DNA, and they need an endpoint,” says Rutherford. “Without telomeres they’d unravel, like two bits of string that have been tied together.”
Studies have shown that certain Vitamins contribute to the length of a Telomere. Scientists at the European Journal of Nutrition (EJON) found that the B vitamin folate also plays an important part in maintenance of DNA integrity and DNA methylation, which in turn influence telomere length. Researchers have found that women who use vitamin B12 supplements have longer telomeres than those who don’t. Vitamin D3, zinc, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins C and E also influence telomere length.
Watch the video discussion. URL:https://youtu.be/DV3XjqW_xgU