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Esteem and happiness

C.G. JungHappiness is a gift.  Happiness is also a matter of personal choice. What’s happening to us in the outside world is often an inside job.

We can approach daily circumstances with an attitude of our choosing.  When esteem is an important part of our life we generally choose to be joyful.  This joyful inner attitude will attract the outward experience of happiness. Therefore the pursuit of happiness is actually an inward journey.  It’s up to us to keep our attitude joyful by living esteem daily. Our inner joy leads to happiness for us and for other people.

Who else than C.G. Jung can be consulted to this theme!

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Esteem fills our life with life

It’s always up to us how we live our life.  Nobody else can take responsibility for how we live our life except ourselves.  This life wisdom is essential when it comes to being able to live a fulfilled life.

A fulfilled life is a life filled with life.  This may sound redundant – or overly simple.  Perhaps it was better expressed by Abraham Lincoln, who said: “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.”

When we think about how we can create a fulfilled life we inevitably find the important role of esteem.  Esteem enriches our life in a very effective way because it makes us more conscious about ourselves as well as the world around us.  Esteem makes us sensitive toward the sense of human life.

With esteem we stop wasting our life with unkind thoughts or dissatisfaction.  We concentrate on the important things in life such as giving attention toward people and creating happiness with it.

The more consciously we live our life the more we fill it with life.  Esteem helps us to live our life consciously and to fill our life with life.


Ocean Appreciation Celebration

It’s easy to become dulled to one’s surroundings.  When life becomes daily we often forget to stop and take a look around.  Sometimes it takes a special day to raise our consciousness to the nature surrounding us.

Such an event is the Ocean Appreciation Celebration in Santa Monica, CA which will take place August 29-30, 2009.

The event is designed to raise awareness of coastal residents to the integral role the ocean plays in their lives.

This is a great opportunity to appreciate the natural environment and to give esteem toward it.

Visitors to the Ocean Appreciation Celebration will take this consciousness with them into their daily life.


How to take care of our self-esteem

You know exactly what to do when you want to lose weight.  You eat healthier and exercise more.

Do you know what to do to raise your self-esteem?

There’s a surprisingly simple idea for how to raise your self-esteem: be conscious of yourself.  In certain life situations you have to ask yourself “how do I experience myself in this situation?” Self-esteem is based on self-knowledge.  The more we understand ourselves the stronger our self-esteem will be.

Taking care of your self-esteem means putting more attention on how we experience ourselves in life situations.  With desire and perseverance the result will be strong self-esteem.

Charlie Chaplin’s “When I started loving myself”, part 3

Here’s the third and final part of Charlie Chaplin’s poem, “When I started to love myself”, written on his 70th birthday on April 16, 1959:

When I started loving myself
I’ve refused to live further in the past
and to worry about my future.
Now I live only at this moment where EVERYTHING takes place,
like this I live every day and I call it CONSCIOUSNESS.

When I started loving myself
I recognized, that my thinking
can make me miserable and sick.
When I though requested for my heart forces,
my mind got an important partner.
I call this connection today HEART WISDOM.

We do not need to fear further discussions,
conflicts and problems with ourselves and others
since even stars sometimes bang on each other
and create new worlds.
Today I know: THIS IS THIS LIFE!

Esteem always perseveres

Sometimes it seems to be easier to quit than to continue.  We can give ourselves countless reasons why it isn’t reasonable to go on.  In moments like this our convictions and hopes rely on outer reasoning.

Esteem is stronger.  Esteem works even when everything else is working against it.  When we give esteem and get rejection – esteem perseveres because conviction and hope are stronger than outer opinions.

Put yourself in another person’s shoes.  Aren’t you disappointed when somebody stops giving you esteem?  The more we get esteem the more probable it is that we give esteem.

Eventually we can be sure that when we continue giving esteem – even when we get no reaction or rejection – our perseverance will win.

Just taking it step by step, giving esteem each day consciously – this is the path of esteem which perseveres.

Cycling for kindness

Author and inspirational speaker Brock Tully of West Vancouver started his third North American cycling tour called “Kindness … Cycle it Forward!”.  Over the next nine months he wants to cycle 18,000 kilometers throughout the U.S. visiting schools and communities.

His goal is to challenge people and communities to be kinder: “The biggest highlight is always the kindness of people in all walks of life,” he said. “Kindness has no age, style, religion, ethnicity.”  Kind acts are a pure expression of esteem we want to give others.

His unique idea for raising conscious about being kind is simple: he distributes bracelets which people wear on their left wrist until they do an act of kindness, then they move it to the right wrist.


Self-esteem and body language

We can show our self-esteem through our words and actions but as well through our body language.

When we see ourselves on video we can see us as others do.  In these videos we see our body language that normally happens without our consciousness.  But body language doesn’t just happen to us, we can direct it.

Here are 5 main signs of the body language you show when you have a high self-esteem:

  1. Sit or stand with your back straight and keep your shoulders back and relaxed.
  2. Look forward with open interested eyes at the people you’re speaking with and keep eye contact without staring. Continue reading Self-esteem and body language