According to Dr. John Gray, the Mars and Venus genius, we all have the power to create what he calls practical miracles - changes that fill our lives with confidence, joy and love. These include things like forgiving someone who's wronged us, relaxing during periods of intense stress, and much more. And these miracles are within our reach - if we live by some basic principles.
Here they are, courtesy of the Bottom Line Personal:
First: Learn as if you're a beginner. The more you think you know, the less open you are to new information that could change your life. So, be open and excited about learning. There are always things you can do to feel like a beginner - from taking up a new sport to learning a job skill.
Next: Love like it's the first time. In most relationships, people feel hurt or angry when their partners don't live up to their expectations. Then they blame those bad feelings on their partner! But the truth is, when your mate does something you don't like, it's your own expectations that are upsetting you. And it's not your partner's job to change. It's up to you to let go of negative feelings and keep the positive spirit of your relationship alive.
Another way to create a miracle: Give as if you already have what you need. Extending yourself to family, coworkers, neighbors and the checker at the supermarket feels good. But when you don't get acknowledgment in return, you might stop giving until you do! This attitude just interferes with your generosity. Don't let the world dictate how giving you'll be.
And a final way to create practical miracles: Work as if money doesn't matter. When people work mainly for money, instead of for the joy the job brings and the contribution they can make, they lose touch with what they really want. So, periodically ask yourself, "How would I spend my time if I didn't need money?" By keeping this in mind, you'll gradually move in the direction of your dreams!
The Lyrics to Auld Lang Syne Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, A… Parents - if you haven't told your kid about how you broke your arm sliding into third base in Little League, you should. Kids love to hear these kinds of stories. And according to Ladies Home Journal, they also strengthen… What do you buy the person who has everything? According to the Baltimore Sun, it's a paper shredder. Over 10 million people have their identities … Kids Are Developing "Continuous Partial Attention" Here’s a disturbing statistic: Kids between the age of 8 and 18 spend almost eight hours a day… Whether you're talking to a friend, hob-nobbing with the boss, or glancing at a stranger across the room wouldn't you lov Well, by studying their gestures you can. According to psychologist Dr. Lillian Glass, our bodies ar… Yelling may be worse than spanking! Yelling may be worse than spanking! When our parents misbehaved, they expected to be swatted, or fac… Dads Are More Stressed Than Moms When it Comes Juggling Being a Good Parent And a Good Worker Attention, dads! A new study shows that dads are more stressed than moms because they’re balan… Spoiling Your Child Could Ruin Their Life! Spoiling your child could ruin their life! That's according to Maggie Mamen, psychologist and author… Colleges Are Notifying Parents When Their Kids Are Caught Drinking What’s the latest trend in education? Colleges notifying parents when their kids are caught dr… Save Money By Joining a Babysitting Co-op Hey parents. There's a way to get someone to babysit your kids for FREE. According to MSNBC, more an… Here's How to Bust Out of a Rut If you want to break out of your same ol', same ol' routine, try these tips from Rodale Publishing. … Malls Are Requiring Teens to Have a Chaperone Being a teenager may mean you’re old enough to get your driver’s license, go to college,… Four Lessons Teachers Want Parents to Learn The kids are back in school, but parents, teachers have a lesson for you. According to CNN, a lot of… If your kid is facing peer pressure at school, you can help them fight back Here are some tactics to deal with their temptation to be "cool" and follow the crowd. These come fr… Ladies, if you're looking for love, there are a lot of available men out there. But they're not all keepers! Here's a list of guys you should avoid like the plague, courtesy of I V…
Thinking Yourself To Death Don't Get Ripped Off at the Supermarket You might be getting ripped off at the supermarket, because some things aren't as healthy as they s… Effective Ways To Live Longer Did you know that only about 5% of aging has to do with genetics?… Health Questions Answered by Dr. Oz Credit Card Fraud is on the Rise Last year over 15 billion dollars were charged to stolen credit card accounts. Thieves buy ipads, co… The Psychology of Driving Why do we buy the cars we buy?… Beware of Portion Sizes 1/3 of North Americans are obese due to expanding portion sizes.… GLEE Music Camps Are A Hit The tv show Glee has given rise to popularity in real glee music camps. Kids love glee because it ma… How Well Do You Click With Other People? Words of Wisdom from Dr. Oz Important Things We Can Learn from Kids Does Heart Disease Run in Your Family? The Dangers of Uploading Family Third Hand Smoke is Dangerous Tricks to Booking Low Cost Holiday Travel One trick is to be flexible and don't fly on peak travel days.…