the reactions of your defense mechanisms

We often think of blocks as random contractions and tensions in our bodies. We might even assume they are the same for everyone. While there are certain common experiences, the blocks and challenges we face are unique to each of us. Even more personal is the way we...

What is the thought atmosphere made of

Here's an interesting quote by New Thought author Edward Walker: "One’s prevalent thoughts and feelings, his hopes, fears, and desires, as well as his mental pictures produced in his imagination, are not only projected into space, there to affect others, but they also...

Attention as the guardian of your mind

Let's consider how you select what you eat. If you take the easy way and follow your lower desires, you'll be eating fast food or frozen food pretty much every day. It tastes good, it's easy, and it's cheap. But if you start to notice the effects on your body, you'll...

Your unstable energy

If you think about how you behave and make even the most mundane decisions in your everyday life, you'll notice many internal parts moving around. Different desires, voices, and elements inside yourself. Your energy often goes in all different directions. In fact, if...

Thought atmosphere

Here's an interesting quote by New Thought author Edward Walker: "Every person has a thought atmosphere, depending upon the general character of his thoughts. And every place, house, room, office, or workshop has its own distinctive mental atmosphere. arising from the...

The end game of charisma

We all have an ideal self, someone we'd rather be instead of who we currently are. Maybe it's becoming more magnetic, confident, or attractive, among other things. But there are reasons why we want to become like that. perhaps to avoid the pain of being who we are or...

Getting rid of the pain

When you're in pain, the quickest and easiest route is to eliminate it as soon as possible. What you're trying to resist, what you're attempting not to feel, is weakening you. You are wasting energy trying NOT to feel. Naturally, no one wants to experience something...

The laws under which we live

Here's an interesting quote by Charles Haanel: "The laws under which we live are designed solely for our advantage. These laws are immutable and we cannot escape from their operation. All the great eternal forces act in solemn silence, but it is in our power to place...

Explore the exercises

Often, students engaging in the Charisma School exercises, whether in the free or the bigger courses, tend to approach them merely for the sake of completing them. It's as if the exercises themselves were something like magic rituals, believed to automatically bring...

Thoughts are shadows of our feelings

The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote: "Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier, and simpler.” It's a very thought-provoking quote, especially when we consider how much emphasis is placed on thinking and intellect everywhere we...

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