Letting Go of Control

Written by Suzanne Falter-Barns


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It's a paradox, really. For without this openness, you cannot attractrepparttar people who are meant to help you spread or receive your work. Without this openness, you can't expand your power to berepparttar 143320 greater you. And without it, you certainly can't tap intorepparttar 143321 full extent of your creative juices.

Part of this I attribute to working with my partner, Ryan Brown, who is 19, wildly optimistic, equally guided, and wonderfully willing to try anything creatively. And part I attribute to my very supportive husband, Larry, who doesn't even fully 'get' this work yet, but who stills sees how extremely happy it makes me ... and so is my emotional rock.

This musical, which I wrote about in Joy Letter 119 (http://www.howmuchjoy.com/joy_letter_119.htm ), has caused me to muster up my courage and becomerepparttar 143322 thousand per cent authentic version of me. And that, dear friends, isrepparttar 143323 glorious bi-product of opening your heart. You grow, you reap, and you enjoy.

Here are a few things to ask yourself as you assess just how open your own heart is these days. Take out a journal, and contemplate these questions when you have some quiet time. This is your chance to see how much further you can go with your own dream.

1. Where are you holding back on your dream?

2. What arerepparttar 143324 sources of your fear?

3. If you had a different life, what would be your primary work every day?

4. What would have to be different in your life at this time to make that happen?

5. Answer honestly: what could you change overrepparttar 143325 next six months to make your dream work a greater priority.

6. Who's permission are you waiting for to get going?

7. What are your biggest fears about fully surrendering to your dream?

8. What would life be like once you fully surrendered to your dream? (Be specific.)



Suzanne Falter-Barns is an internationally known author and speaker who's work has been featured in Woman's Day, SELF, More, Fitness, and more than 100 radio and TV shows. Pick up her free article, '36 Guaranteed Time Savers' at www.howmuchjoy.com To reprint this article, please use with this bio box intact. Thanks! 2005 Suzanne Falter-Barns LLC.


Voices In Your Head

Written by Steve Gillman


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Use an image of someone you respect and know something about. This helps you easily imagine what they might say. It can be a fictional character, and this may be better in some cases. Talk to this person, and listen to what they have to say.

Maybe you've seen those WWJD pins. WWJD stands for "What Would Jesus Do?" Young christians wear these pins for guidance. Whether or not you're a christian, you can see how in a time of confusion, this simple question can clarifyrepparttar situation and allow a right decision.

Consider this for a moment. The information needed to make a right decision is there in a young man's head already, yet he is confused. Then he imagines what Jesus would do or say, and he immediately "sees" what he has to do. Inspiration from a voice in his head.

Why not start talking with imaginary friends and advisors? Ask for help with personal, business, and moral issues. Get creative ideas from them. This is a powerful way to draw onrepparttar 143247 power of your unconscious mind, if you give it a chance.

Steve Gillman writes on many self help topics including boosting brainpower, losing weight, meditation, habits of mind, creative problem solving, learning gratitude, generating luck and anything related to self improvement. You'll find more at http://www.SelfImprovementNow.com


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