Recently I was called by one of my parents clients and asked for an appointment. We had met around one and half year ago for their little cute daughter (around 6 years old) who could not effectively handle separation when she was sent to her school. Parents were explained and then she could manage to get adjusted with her school environment.
Now as she moved from a pre-school into her school years, the issue has once again re-surfaced. This time the severity is perceived to be more than the last time, as the school authority had called her parents and informed that she kept on crying and remembering her mother in the school. She would become alright after coming back home and would remain happy until night before going to bed when she would once again start having anxiety and would cry and ask her parents not to send her school.
Another kid that I had an opportunity to help him in the similar situation used to vomit in the school when he cried at his peak.
In my personal experience, when my son Aaryan had joined his pre-school, he also experienced separation anxiety which was more than average.
Long time and no update at my blog. I also now see that it has really been a very long time since I last updated my content here. Where was actually I during this period of hibernation? Yes, I did not show up here on this blog post, and I know those of you who read my posts would be upset, angry or even not bothered!
Yes, I was not at this blog, but let me tell you that the project (Resourceful Life) kept on evolving inside me. Many things have changed for me during this time. Some new way of living has been integrated inside me, and one of them is writing a journal. And that is what I want to talk about in this blog post.
As I have written elsewhere in this blog (I think in this post – Purpose of Life), that I always had difficulty expressing myself through writing (even during my school and college examinations); writing a journal was a very remote event for me. I must have read and heard about its usefulness, but had never implemented it until I came across Rich Schefren’s work. He is an online entrepreneur and helps other entrepreneurs achieve online success by teaching them business and personal growth strategies. He operates in the Online Business Growth niche, but I think he would me as much or even more successful if he starts operating in the Personal Development niche too. He does have a background in hypnosis and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) after all.
I have always been committed to grow this blog’s content and its readership, yet things are not flowing easily in this area for me. I often feel that I am pulled in different directions by different needs of mine and demands of life. Focusing is difficult for me, nowadays.
I have always remained open for new insights to emerge inside me, so that I can consciously direct the course of my life.
Simplifying life is critical for me to live my life’s purpose.
What is this?
What am I trying to say in this blog post?
Are your driven to make things complex?
Do you always feel the lack of completeness in simplifying?
In this short post, I share my thoughts on simplifying your life. No complex & logical arguments! Simply writing down whatever is coming into my awareness.
Life does not need to be complicated. In fact, it’s really not. We make it complex.
I had just joined the medical college. I shifted from my home city to the place where the college was located. In those initial days, I was feeling very home sick. I had never stayed away from my home anytime before that.
Just to kill some time and to get rid of home-sick feeling, I left my hostel room, and was wandering around a railway station. I don’t remember now, how and why I was attracted to a bookstall near the railway station.
Not knowing what to look for, I just started going through various magazines placed in one of the shelves of the bookstall.
Suddenly my eyes saw and read ‘Awaken the giant within‘ – a book by Anthony Robbins. I could not make sense at that time what was it all about, and did not bother to read even the subheading of the book. I just got hooked on it. I think I was blank and then, something inside me asked the bookstall-man to give me the book, so that I could see what it contained.
I scanned through various pages and decided to buy it. That was my first ever bought Self-help Book!
We get used to live in our habitual patterns. Solutions to our problems may be nearer, yet we don’t easily find them. We get so much used to our patterns that we do not see the answers around.
Let me give you an example that may make things clear to you.
I have been using the same laptop and its bag for last three years. The software inside are updated and both (the laptop and its bag) have become an integral part of my life. I carry them with me every day to my workplace and bring them back home in the evening.
It was on that day that I realized a pattern of mine which I was never aware about anytime before. I never opened my laptop bag to its full possible opened-state. What I mean by this can be easily understood if you look at the photographs below.
This is known to all that you feel comfortable in presence of some people, and get edgy when some other people are around. There must be something coming from the people we encounter that might be affecting the way we feel. Or it is just the way we process the people and events around us that make us feel so! What do you believe?
There are many ways by which this phenomenon is explained by different schools of psychology.
Have you heard of having a Real Energy Field around you?
We all carry with ourselves our own unique Energy Field. This field reflects what’s going on inside us. Our thought content, thinking patterns and emotional state contribute in creating this energy field. This field not only affects the way we relate with the world around us and our body, it affects the actual world and people around us!
Initially, this concept did not resonate well with me. Thinking from the Newtonian Mechanics Perspective, I found this concept to be very non-scientific and irrational! Now I believe that it is the most scientific thing we can talk about.