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Making Your Day Exceptional

Posted Sep 20 2011 12:06pm

It's a choice, right? The way your day unfolds is a choice. Obviously not what happens on the outside - that's not always and not totally under your control. But what happens on the inside is under your control. And if you make a consistent choice of it, it is always under your control.

So making your day exceptional is something that can happen no matter what. It is the way you decide to allow it to unfold on that inner level at each and every step of the way. Your choice. Your awareness of how you react to that outer stuff is paramount to the process. If you're not aware, you won't be in a position to choose your reactions.
At this point you may be saying that I'm always writing about awareness and choice and responsibility for the self, and you are absolutely right. Without those elements in your life - freely chosen by you as a kind of benchmark or barometer by which you can live your life - you will never have exceptional days, unless the outer part of your day is exceptional. But with them, you can have exceptional days no matter what.
What are your barometers? Are you having an exceptional day?
For more information about making choices, awareness, responsibility for the self and having exceptional days, get my book  as a paperback or e-book for Kindle at Amazon. Click here to download the first chapter.
Who is the book written for?
Rewiring the Soul is written for anybody who suffers and I guess that means just about all of us! It is written for anybody who has not yet experienced enduring happiness and inner well-being; anybody who is reaching for inner peace; anybody whose life is not as they would wish it to be.
What can a reader expect to gain by reading this book? What makes it different from most other transformational or self-help books out there?
So many wonderful teachers tell us about working on our spiritual selves. So many other wonderful teachers show us how to work on our psycho-emotional selves. But very few actually integrate the two. And Rewiring the Soul is my response to that challenge. Rewiring the Soul brings together the need to take your daily life in hand with the need to put your spiritual life in order as well. By daily life I mean your personal life, your professional life, the way you do or do not love yourself and all that such an attitude entails: conscious awareness, healthy boundaries, meaning in your life, recognizing you always have a choice, and taking responsibility for all your choices, etc., and by spiritual life I mean the inner connection to your eternal self.
If you have learned how to meditate, or do yoga, or whatever it is that you do, have you also learned how to observe yourself in the middle of an argument with your rebellious teenage son or your angry partner and hence choose to react differently because you have learned to love yourself enough to do so? If you have learned how to communicate more effectively with your children, spouse, friends, colleagues or employees, have you also learned how to be mindful and connect to yourself in meaningful ways to achieve that spiritual balance in your life?
While Rewiring the Soul is about so much more than that, those previous examples give an idea of what my book is about and how it does so in such a way that our psychological and spiritual selves nurture each other.
In a nutshell: neither the spiritual nor the psychological or emotional dimensions of your life will work if you neglect:
  • your inner connection to the eternal self while you seek happiness in the outer world
  • your happiness in the outer world while you seek the connection to the inner eternal self
It was Goethe who said "If everyone will sweep in front of their own door, soon the entire world will be clean". In Rewiring the Soul 'sweeping in front of your own door' means bringing yourself to the utmost point of inner and outer growth, creating progress in body, mind, and soul. This literally means that you have already begun to change the world because of how you are changing yourself.
Are there many exercises in the book?
Not at all. This book does not mean hard work, or spending a lot of time doing specific things. It simply means that as you read - if you so desire - you begin to incorporate small changes into your daily life. And so it begins. And the quality of your life changes...



Photo: Iguazu Falls, Argentina
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