Have You Made a Decision or Just Hoping? Now that you have set a goal, have you made a decision that it is going to happen? There is a big difference between making a decision and wanting and hoping that something will happen. So often when we ‘set a goal’ what we really are doing […]
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Have Chanting Questions? Here are a Few.
I had a question this week about whether we can chant for something that goes beyond our personal wants. Of course you can. You can chant about anything you want and need to chant about. I think the reason people chant for their personal wants is because they are immediate and close and it is […]
How Should I Chant to Change Another’s Behavior?
I have received a number of questions in this last month which have had to do with changing another person. The other person isn’t changing in some way and the questioner is wondering why chanting isn’t working. Oneness of Life and Its Environment This question relates directly to the Buddhist concept of oneness of […]
How Does a Daily Practice of Gratitude Benefit You?
Transcript download: GratitudeI’ve noticed that the majority of the prayers in Gongyo are prayers of appreciation and gratitude. Since it is Thanksgiving I decided to look into gratitude and what it does for our lives, as I am sure those prayers are no accident. Research Project A research project at the Greater Good Science Center […]
Is There Any Right Way to Chant?
Many questions come up about chanting and to day we are going to discuss two of them. Transcript download: Is There Any Right Way to Chant I’ve received two questions about chanting which I am going to address. Starting with these questions, we are going to discuss the different issues that can come up as […]
Know Why a Determination is Important When Chanting for a Goal?
Many people wonder why setting a determination is important when chanting for a goal. In this post you’ll learn why a determination is critical to getting what you want. Why don’t people set a determination then? Find out some reasons why and think about your own practice. Download Transcript: Do You Know Why Determination is […]
Are You Missing a Step When Chanting for a Goal?
1. Set A Positive Goal A reader sent me a question asking how to chant for a weight loss goal. Let’s use this goal understanding that the same principles relate to any goal we set. Often people chant about losing weight or wanting more money. These are negative goals. You are looking at what you […]
Challenging Goal? Add Leverage to Create Momentum
Have you ever found that you set a goal, one that makes you stretch, then found yourself forgetting to chant about it or finding reasons why you don’t want it after all? You might develop doubts that you can ever achieve it. You have encountered the normal resistance we all face when we start to […]
Challenge Yourself! Set a Drop-Dead Date for Your Goal
In one meeting where members were discussing goals, a member from Kansai spoke up. “We don’t set goals like this in Kansai.” The group turned to look at him. They knew that Kansai was a province in Japan where there had been an enormous success with an impossible goal. The Kansai member continued, “The way […]
How to Unlock Your Mental Limits
When we run up against a mental limit we think we are going to do something, and then we don’t do it. We resist moving forward, and abandon our goal or project. My Experience With Mental Limits I came up against my mental boundaries in the gym, where at seventy one I challenged myself to […]