Your real power

If someone would tell you right now that you are more “in charge” of your happiness than you think, what would your answer be?

Of course, we all are now aware of our “responsibility and influence” on our own happiness and well-being.  We have read a lot lately about how important our thoughts and feelings are to influence our end results.

But most times we need a reminder of this, because as soon as the things become difficult, we tend to forget our own power and immediately go back to “desperation mode”.

The XIV Dalai Lama once said: “If there is no solution to the problem then do not waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then do not waste time worrying about it”.

And I have been many times there, where I thought things were very rough and I felt powerless and scared for the “magnitude” of the problems I had right in front of me.  But after some time, with the help of others or even through my own merits, I finally realised that things were not as huge as they seemed. Continue reading

Depending on them

From my book: Answers

I was reading a forum where writers share their experiences, doubts and advices with other writers and, I was surprised to find out that one of the most asked questions was: Who do you all have in your life that supports your passion for writing?

Most people answered that their families were not really interested in their passion. They supported themselves and many said that they were writers because they believed in themselves.

I was very impressed to read that a big number had quitted writing because the amount of criticism they had receive and believed they were not good at all.

Some of them looked for support at local writers groups and other forums on line, where the aggression and lack of respect is amazing. Continue reading