Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Creative Thinking: A vital 'inventory'  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 15/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) I have the impression that many human beings, if not most, move through life in total unawareness. They grow up and go around without ever wondering about the meaning of what they are doing. They live day after day after day in a sort of dream, automatically, with neither will nor desire to find out what it is all about, what they are actually achieving

People are certainly aware of their physical and material achievements. They know what the state of their health and finances is. They take good care of themselves (at least some do!) by eating good food, by entertaining themselves in pleasant ways. They work and earn money, they have a comfortable house and a nice car, friends, and most of the things that make the human existence quite bearable.

But how much do they know about their psychological, emotional and spiritual situation? They probably limit themselves to experiencing different feelings, according to the situation, without thinking about their implications

Have “you” ever asked yourself, “Where am I right now?” You are acceptably satisfied with your status, with your social life and material situation in general. But… are you intimately fulfilled? Explore your deeper self and see what you find. Look at your family relationships, examine what they are and the importance they have in your life.

Check out if you are giving your dear ones what you should, what it is your duty, what they expect from you. You might believe you are, while you are not, maybe you never bothered to find out how they feel about your attitude and behavior. On the other hand, you might also have a look at the way “they” behave toward you. Giving is important and so is receiving.

There are individuals who seem to believe that they are entitled to be given love, attention, help, support, dedication, devotion, faithfulness, without ever reciprocating. They expect others to be loving and patient, generous and accepting, while they behave in a selfish or aggressive way

If you realize that, at this point of your life, you need to make a sort of inventory of you emotional and spiritual “assets”, start paying more attention to your deeper feelings. You need to discover if you are fulfilled with the way you treat others and they way you are treated by them. Too often are we pushed to believe that the feelings of others are more important than our own. I do not think it is so.

I still remember a friend telling me that, when she was little, she had been taught that she should always put herself last. If she was offered a cake or a fruit, it was her “duty” — as a good selfless girl – to choose and take the smallest or less appealing one, so that others could have the best. She grew up feeling that she did not “deserve” to have the good things that life was offering. She never put herself first and ended up being taken advantage of, throughout her whole existence, until she “woke up”.

One day, all of a sudden, she had a miraculous “awakening”. By simply seeing her name printed on a business card (that she has previously unconsciously seen many times!) she realized that she was “somebody” and not a “nobody” as she had been brought to believe for years.

She realized that she had rights beside duties. She felt as if a heavy burden had fallen off her shoulders and started to see herself as a new person, one who deserved to start “receiving”, after having “given” all her life

You might like to find out what your actual situation is, to see if you have been mainly a giver or a receiver, if you have treated others the way you expected to be treated by them, if you have given and received love in equal measure. Feeling fulfilled is just this: Having the sensation that Life has been fair to you. Being treated fairly is a beautiful dream, isn’t it? Most times it remains just a dream.

We all know that, usually, Life is not “fair”, as it is neither logical nor balanced. Yet, once you become aware of the situation, of your innermost needs, you can do something, we can “change” something — at least to a certain extent. What is important for you is to never feel defeated, to see yourself as a victim of fate, to believe that yours is a lost cause. Once you open your eyes and detect what has been hidden in your spirit for so long, you can start “asking” and expect to be given

N E-mail: [email protected
/* (function(){try{var s,a,i,j,r,c,l,b=document.getElementsByTagName("script");l=b[b.length-1].previousSibling;a=l.getAttribute('data-cfemail');if(a){s='';r=parseInt(a.substr(0,2),16);for(j=2;a.length-j;j=2){c=parseInt(a.substr(j,2),16)^r;s=String.fromCharCode(c);}s=document.createTextNode(s);l.parentNode.replaceChild(s,l);}}catch(e){}})()
/* ]]> *


Blog: recreateyourlifetoday.blogspot.com


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 16 2014 - Kuwait Stock Exchange Indices Close in GreenQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Main indexes of the Kuwaiti bourse were in the green zone upon closing Tuesday with the weighted, the price, and the KSX 15 up by 1.1, 28.6, and 2.64 points respectively. Number ...

 Sep 16 2014 - Diplomatic Adviser to the King of Belgium Meets Qatar's AmbassadorQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Diplomatic Adviser to the king of Belgium Pierre Cartuyvels met HE Qatar's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al-Thani. During the meeting, they discussed ...

 Sep 16 2014 - Real Estate Transactions Worth over QR684 Million Last WeekQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Real estate transactions between September 7 and 11 for the real estate sales contracts registered at the Ministry of justice are worth QR684,139,324, the real estate registration ...

 Sep 16 2014 - Qatar University to Host Workshop for Young BoffinsQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Qatar University's Al Bairaq programme will engage aspiring young scientists from high schools in workshops on nanotechnology and other scientific topics, the university said ...

 Sep 16 2014 - Qatar Expresses Concern over Expansion of Nuclear Power Reactors EstablishmentQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) The State of Qatar has stressed that the obsession with safety and security of potential nuclear accidents preoccupies the international community because of the long -term and ...

 Sep 16 2014 - Four Elements of Islamic State Killed in IraqQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Baghdad Operations Command announced the killing of four elements from the Islamic State group (ISIS) northwest of Baghdad. The spokesman for the command, Brigadier Saad Maan told ...

 Sep 16 2014 - Elements of Islamic State Killed in IraqQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Baghdad Operations Command announced the killing of four elements from the Islamic State group (ISIS) northwest of Baghdad. The spokesman for the command, Brigadier Saad Maan told ...

 Sep 16 2014 - Phase one to begin Dubai USD2.7b Parks projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai Parks & Resorts, a Meraas Holding company announced it has made significant progress on phase one of its multi-billion dollar entertainment and leisure destination in the emirate, ...

 Sep 16 2014 - Investcorp acquire USD250m US property propertiesMENAFN
(MENAFN) Bahrain's Investcorp, an alternative investment manager, announced it had acquired a portfolio of office and industrial property assets in three cities in the United States for around USD250 ...

 Sep 16 2014 - Dubai's RTA to invest USD544m in 2 projectsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai's RTA announced it is planning to invest in the construction of two new road projects in the Creek area of the city in order to ease traffic congestion, Arabian Business reported.The ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help