Remembering to implement them on moment-by-moment and day-to-day basis can sometimes be challenging, and that is a reason why cultivating greater mindfulness is important.
In addition to growing your mindfulness, seeing how both change and kindness impact the people and world we live in reinforces its significance and effects. That in turn helps provide greater motivation to take action ourselves.
While change and kindness, and their impacts, are all around us in each moment, it is often hard to see them amongst all the distractions — and this goes for a lot of other life changing lessons as well.
As such, the ever present nature of those and other lessons is something to keep in mind… particularly as you read through the linked articles below.
In most of the articles, a portion of the lessons are shared in plain view, and in all of them, there are even more lessons hidden in the subtext that are worth considering.
Change is inevitable, so join the 1/3 who adapt to it better
In many respects, change is the only real constant.
Given its ubiquitousness, you may want to know why 1/3 of people seem to adapt to change more successfully than others, and what you can do to help yourself be a part of that group.
(Hint: it comes down to another one of those one simple thoughts)
Be kind, we’re all fighting incredibly tough battles
The power of small acts of kindness move through the world in infinite and imperceptible ways.
This imperceptibility often leads us to undervalue their importance in every day life, and to forget that even a small amount of effort can make an enormous difference.
In the same way, the incredible difficulties, challenges, and battles each of us face in life often take place hidden from plain sight, and unbeknownst to those around us.
As such, it is always useful to remind ourselves that each one of us faces incredible challenges, and that even the smallest acts of kindness do great things.
This article does just that through the tale of one person’s story, offering a helpful reminder about the power of kindness, how we never really know what battles people around us are fighting, and the impacts that even the smallest acts can have.
Your story doesn’t define you, you define your story …plus how life flourishes thanks to partnership
This fascinating article about how a guy from a Montana trailer park overturned 150 years of biology shares some great lessons on overcoming obstacles, not letting your story stop you, and how life flourishes thanks to partnership and cooperation.
Positive thinking, not so positive after all?
Positive thinking is often pushed heavily by a large portion of the self-help community, unfortunately, it’s impacts and effects may not be as glimmering or as positive as they’ve been made out to be.
There’s no doubt, I’m a huge proponent of positivity. Like all things though, there are healthy and unhealthy ways to go about something, and much of the positive thinking literature may be encouraging an approach that causes more harm than good.
For a worthwhile read — and a taste of a topic sure to make a greater appearance here on BigSkyRise in the future — check out this article on Aeon.
Put down the remote and step away from the TV
Turn off the TV, and live life.
While the subject of TV watching is one that will make a much more prominent appearance on BigSkyRise in the future, that pretty much sums up my standpoint on the topic.
Well, suffice to say for now, there are enormous benefits in all areas of life to turning off the TV. (Yes, that includes turning off your stream of shows from Netflix, Amazon Prime, iTunes, and so on.)
So, as an introduction to this topic, I highly recommend reading through this first hand account of some of the changes that can be experienced from turning off the TV and stepping away for just a month. (There are also a couple of links in the article to some of the research into just how bad TV is for you.)
After that, consider taking some time away from TV — and social media for that matter — to see the differences for yourself.
There are great lessons around us all the time that can help us on our happier, more fulfilling life journeys.
Here are links to a number of articles sharing some of those lessons:
- Why 1/3 of people seem to adapt to change more successfully than others
- A helpful reminder about the power of kindness
- A fascinating article about how a guy from a Montana trailer park overturned 150 years of biology
- Positive thinking, not so positive after all?
- A first hand account of some of the changes that can be experienced from turning off the TV and stepping away for just a month
Fellow Journeyer @ BigSkyRise
My hope with these curated articles is that by sharing other’s voices a number of things will happen:
- Something will resonate with you in a new way.
- Your overall enjoyment of BigSkyRise will increase since you’ll be hearing from a range of different voices.
- The people who are out there with their own stories, which can benefit others, will get a bit more exposure.
- Over time, it will be easier to see we are all on a very similar journey, facing very similar struggles, and you are not alone.
- …and a few other things as well.
Regardless, feel free to let me know if you enjoy these curated posts or not.
Plus, if you’ve come across — or written — something you feel is worth sharing here, I’m open to suggestions.
Please consider sharing this post so that others can benefit from a wide array of resources to help in living a happier, more fulfilling life.
Thank you very much!