Resuming Control of Your Story

If you listen to the news media or spend your days scrolling through social media posts, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking the sky is falling. It’s not.

If you’re finding the news depressing; turn it off.

If you can’t trust what your friends and others are sharing on social media; do your own research or stop reading the fake news posts they share.

If Trump’s tweeting and the media coverage his insane tweets attract are driving you to distraction; ignore him. In the greater scheme of things, Trump is irrelevant. He’s only a bit player in the story of your life – even if you live in the USA.

Tino Renato | DTS
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Writing Mystical Journey

The initial working title for this book, when it was still an idea, was Field Notes for Pilgrims. At that stage, I thought I’d be taking a similar approach to sharing information as I’d followed in Field Notes for Writers. 

But, as the idea transformed into the book and the content started to fall into place, the title morphed into A Mystic’s Toolkit before finally becoming Mystical Journey: A Handbook for Modern Mystics.

By the time I’d finished writing, the book was more than a collection of tools for modern mystics. It told the story of how I became a mystic and explained how being a modern mystic was different to how mystics were in the past. That required a few reflections and a modern definition for the mystical journey.

When I first started looking into mysticism, I was under the misapprehension that mysticism was a special kind of calling to devote your life to God. That’s how the ancients saw it, and they often removed themselves from the world and retired into seclusion in monasteries, ashrams or the hills.

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Crossing the start line

The journey starts that day you wake up and wonder what is going on in your life.

That’s the day you realize there has to be more to life than whatever you’ve been doing.

It’s the day you start questioning whether what people are telling you is the truth. It’s the day you stop being one of the herd.

That ‘day’ may dawn on you over a period of years or it may arrive as an unexpected life event you can’t fail to notice.

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The essential rule for staying in control

Teacher making a point.Want to stay in control of your life?
There is one essential skill to master: not panicking – no matter what happens.

Why is that essential?
As soon as you panic, you lose all objectivity and become subject to your fears, and there is no way you can make the correct decision once that happens.

When you don’t panic, your response aligns with ‘Houston, we have a problem,’ instead of with ‘We’re screwed!”

Your choice.

Thanks for dropping by, Peter.

Setting standards

Don’t let the best you have done so far be the standard for the rest of your life.

Gustavus F Swift, 1839-1903 

From: The Ultimate Pocket Positives – a second anthology of inspirational thoughts compiled by Maggie Pinkney.

Teachable moments

Life is a series of moments.

Every one of those moments is a teachable moment.

Sometimes it feels like you are being asked to take the role of teacher.

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Going with the flow

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What does it mean to go with the flow? And, what flow exactly is it we are meant to be going with? Continue reading “Going with the flow”