Date Tags support

Heading upstream without a paddle is a common phrase for a good reason. It is a very real experience for many people and is often revealed in very public statements, repeated with a lot of energy and a sense of satisfaction or even righteousness. Commitment is simply bringing together and sending off, so being committed to the struggle means you've made a decision, a gathering of yourself and your resources, to continue struggling as you move through your life. Here in the West, there is a very general and widespread commitment to struggle seen in statements like No pain, no gain, I can't . The difference between a commitment to struggle, which is publicly acknowledged, and underwater intentions is that the latter are silent and we are unaware that they exist. Commitments to struggle are proudly displayed. They are part of the culture in the West. Proudly and fiercely independent and committed to struggle, the hero triumphs over repeated battles with rough waters as he journeys onward--rather than being committed to ease and flow. A commitment to struggle shows up in your Rational Current's repeated comments of That will be very hard to do or Impossible! Life is hard and I have to struggle or No one has ever done that so why do you think that I can? Or a change of legislation that outlaws texting and driving. Or even a business choice, such as a business opting to give workers transit benefits. Or a sequence of choices, such as being a more sustainable company. What choices can be taken practically over a particular period of time that will make a big difference? Have all the choices been taken into account: change of policy, intervention by citizens/consumers, corporate action? Is there sufficient power, money, and expertise to impact all of the identified decisions, or is there a need to priorities some over others? Is there a strategic justification to ensure that the decisions take place in a particular order? Next, it is important for companies to decide who will make those decisions. This is an obvious answer sometimes. Multiple possible decision-makers are opportunities in other cases, and the group will need to make a strategic choice about which decision-maker(s) to target.

The study upon which these statements are based is confirmed by others, most of them less rigorous in nature. From these other studies it would appear that the individual in successful therapy tends: to perceive his abilities and characteristics with more objectivity and with greater comfort; How may we summarize these changes in self-perception? The essential elements would appear to be that the individual changes in three general ways. He perceives himself as a more adequate person, with more worth and more possibility of meeting life. He permits more experiential data to enter awareness, and thus achieves a more realistic appraisal of himself, his relationships, and his environment. He tends to place the basis of standards within himself, recognizing that the goodness or badness of any experience or perceptual object is not something inherent in that object, but is a value placed on it by himself. These changes in the perception of self deserve far more study than has yet been given to them. At the present writing, further investigation is being made of this problem, using the Q technique developed by William Stephenson. Whenever you say or think This will take a lot of time and effort, you're restating your commitment to struggle. Saying I can't keep track of money or my statements also restates your commitment to struggle. All of these indicate that the erroneous thinking is flowing freely. This type of thinking actually invites more struggle into your life as you are vibrating in harmony with the frequency of struggle. Pay attention to your thoughts that indicate something is impossible or very challenging. Your life does not have to continue with the energy of struggle and conflict. If you are willing to release your grip on and your commitment to struggle, you can choose to experience more flow and ease. Begin by checking with your various currents, your body and mind, and release any tension. Smile as you exhale, inspire yourself with a deep breath, and state a new commitment out loud saying, I am willing to experience more ease in my life. I am willing to go with the flow.

The most important thing to remember is that decision making is made by individuals, not organizations. Who are the potential decision-makers for each decision that is required? Organizations should be able to name names, which is a positive indication that they need further research if they are not sure who is best to concentrate on in an organization. Among the potential decision-makers, who is the most promising one(s) in terms of making decisions that favor the change campaign of the organization? Third, companies need an informed theory of how they can make the decision(s). An organization needs the best guess theory that will direct how everything from setting a timetable to identifying collaborators to creating compelling talking points is addressed by the organization. All of this will be decided based on who actually makes the option. For a company to provide a clear understanding of the beliefs, allegiances, preconceptions, and misconceptions of the decision-maker is important. The organization's change campaign can fall short without knowing what the decision-maker could bring to the table. This is an environment where there could be more time spent by almost any party. Results from the first few cases indicate that the self-ideal changes somewhat during therapy, perhaps in the direction of a more realistic or achievable ideal. The perceived self changes even more markedly, and in a direction which brings it closer both to the pre-therapy ideal and the post-therapy ideal. The correlation between self and ideal is initially low, but becomes much higher as a result of therapy due to the changes in a converging direction in both self and ideal. Thus the result of therapy would appear to be a greater congruence between self and ideal. The self and the values it holds are no longer so disparate. These statements are highly tentative, and may be much altered by completion of the researches under way. They are mentioned here to indicate that the methodological pathway is now open to a rigorous and detailed study of the perceptions of the self, in all its ramifications. One could now study separately the perception of self-characteristics, of self-in-relationship-to-others, of values around which the self is organized, and of goals and ideals. These could not only be studied intensively through intercorrelational studies, but through relating them to ratings and judgments made by others -- preferably using the same Q-sorting method. A Clinical Description

You also shift into a new flow when you change the sentence to say In the past I believed that my life required pain and struggle. Now I am experiencing more ease, or Today begins a new day where I am . Omit following any of those phrases with but now . The vibration and the word but negates whatever thoughts precede it. It may seem like a small detail, yet these details matter to the flow of both your Rational and Creative currents. Use the word yet, except, or however, and keep watch on your Rational Current, as it may still focus on repeating an old pattern. Simply smile, let go, and state out loud your new commitment. Bless yourself as you turn your vessel around and go with the flow. Saying I can't visualize or do artistic or creative things is also a commitment to struggle against your Creative Current. I can't visualize more abundance. Here are some questions for starters: What is the impetus for the decision being made? Can impetus be generated if there is no impetus? What supplementary details would guide the decision? Who will be consulted on the decision proposed? What are the key reasons for making the decision? What are the incentives for the decision-maker to make the decision the way the company wants? What disincentives or obstacles are there? Finally, to determine whether and how they will affect the decision-making process, organizations need to honestly evaluate their strengths, networks, credibility, and scope. To get insights on this, some questions:

Let us try to put in more personalized and clinical terms some of the material which has been stated above in objective and research terminology. The client tends to enter therapy regarding himself critically, feeling more or less worthless, and judging himself quite largely in terms of standards set by others. He has an ideal for himself, but sees this ideal as very different from his present self. Emotionally the balance of feelings about himself swings decidedly to the negative side. As therapy proceeds, he often feels even more discouraged about and critical of himself. He finds that he frequently experiences very contradictory attitudes toward himself. As he explores these he gradually becomes more realistic in his perception of himself, and more able to accept himself as is. As he develops more concern in regard to his current feelings and attitudes, he finds that he can look at them objectively and experience them neither as a basis for emotional self-condemnation nor self-approval. They are simply himself observed in action. This self as is is seen as being worthwhile, as being something he can live with. It's too hard is another one. Most people have experienced a challenging event early in life that led them to shut down this flow. The Emotional Current surrounding the event is also blocked. Pay attention to what you say and think about with both of these currents. And commit to taking a small step to open up the flow. Buy a tape or article, or attend a seminar where visualization is used or taught. Sign up for a creative activity. Turning your vessel around happens degree by degree and one step at a time. Action Step Examine the Feng Shui Current in your work and living spaces for commitments to struggle.