Positive Possibilities Category

Continued from Starting Something New: Managing Fear and Doubt Our lives can get stuck on autopilot unless we have the courage to awaken and embrace growth. No one else will do it for us. Hiding behind jealousy and envy, we can watch others live the dreams we have, as we fill our minds with “could’ve, should’ve, would’ve” regrets. No one but ourselves can create the incentive within us to take the courageous steps towards our personal wholeness and joy. Though we may become seduced by excuses, I don’t believe thatRead More
As the season turns colder and natural brightness dims, we enter a festive season full of good cheer and light. But many of us overdo this darker time of year and end up with colds, feeling stressed and exhausted. Our bodies let us know we had best slow down, reminding us that as nature turns inward to renew, so must we. Whether we can’t wait to gather around a festive dinner table and eat all the sweets at a celebratory gathering, or whether you get a massive cold, feel lonelyRead More
Though Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years are times of celebration, for some, this cheery season is a dreary season. We can go to countless parties and buy all the shiniest and latest things and still feel unfulfilled. We can find ourselves in a crowded room feeling more lonely than when we are alone. Though we are fundamentally social beings and need social situations to keep us healthy and balanced, happiness does not come from external things. A life built on sincere joy and gratitude begins within ourselves. Depression is likeRead More
We tend to be an externally driven society. Our senses move our awareness outward toward what we see, feel, touch, smell and taste. The information that comes through our senses becomes the foundation for our thoughts. Our thoughts fuel our actions. Our actions form our lives. When we are unaware of this pattern, we become captive to our wants. We can fool ourselves into thinking that we will find happiness in the illusive things that come and go, like pretty clothes, fancy cars and luxurious homes. Yet all those leaveRead More
The notion of letting go can conjure images of giving in. From the point of view of the ego, surrendering may seem like we are giving up and losing. But looking deeper, we see that nothing could be further from the truth. We may not be aware of the fears that drive our lives. The push to make money, to succeed, to gain approval, to be loved are some of the fears that rumble under our thoughts and form the ways we behave, until we pause and go within toRead More
When an idea keeps coming to mind, we eventually need to stop and listen. The voice of our soul often speaks to us in repetition until we heed the call. When our soul comes knocking at the door of our mind, we need to open and hear what it is saying. That has been my experience since the early spring of 2011 regarding the idea of an online magazine. I was watching the success of my Ask Parvati blog rise and was pleased I was touching and communicating with peopleRead More
When we want to start something new, such as getting active, we need to ask ourselves, does this action come from a place of impossibilities or from the positive possibilities? Let us take a look here at what these two different states mean and how they affect our lives. Living in the Positive Possibilities Living in the Positive Possibilities is not about willfully conjuring up a state of mind to overcome adversity. (“I am feeling lousy but I must feel positive.”) Living in the Positive Possibilities is knowing that weRead More