Richard Paterson

Self-Acceptance: 7 Ways To Love Yourself More

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“No amount of self-improvement can ever make up for a lack of self-acceptance.” — Robert Holden Few of us were fortunate enough to be raised in an environment free of unhealthy judgement or criticism—an environment where we were accepted just as we were. When I was a kid, emotions such as anger, sadness or frustration were met …

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Why Saying Yes To Every Experience Is The Key To A Peaceful Life

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“Saying yes to every thought, feeling and emotion will give you an experience of continuous peace.”  On a recent flight to India, I watched the Jim Carrey movie “Yes Man”— the one in which he plays a guy who’s stuck in a rut due to his negative attitude towards life. His one remaining friend drags …

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Is Your Monkey Mind Driving You Nuts? 9 Tips That Will Really Help

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  “I am burdened with what the Buddhists call the monkey mind —the thoughts that swing from limb to limb, stopping only to scratch themselves, spit and howl.” Elizabeth Gilbert Everyone, without exception, suffers from a restless monkey mind—an expression The Buddha coined millennia ago when he likened the thoughts in our head to a …

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Being Present: The Simple Solution To All Your Problems?

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“How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened.”- Thomas Jefferson Life is full of problems. Or so it would appear. Bills to pay, mouths to feed, politics in the office, family feuds, health issues, the sorry state of the world… an endless sorrow-go-round of issues to contend with. No sooner …

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RAIN: The Mindful Way To Embrace Your Negative Emotions

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Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go.”~ Mooji In this article, I want to share with you a powerful mindfulness technique I often use for dealing with negative emotions. It is a 4-step process called the RAIN practice. RAIN is an acronym for: Recognise Allow Intimate Attention Non-Attachment Emotional highs and lows are …

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Find Inner Peace: 7 Things You Can Start Doing Today

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There are so many things in life that can disturb your inner peace, especially in these frantic times we live in. First there is the small matter of your own mind—the worry thoughts, the neurotic thoughts, the self-critical thoughts, the judgement thoughts. These lodgers in your head can suck all the peace right out of …

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