WHAT ARE YOU FEELING? – IS IT LOVE OR LUST?
Is it love or lust that you’re experiencing with your partner? Sometimes, you may think you’re in love without really realizing that there’s no love in the relationship, but just lust. Find out whether you’re in love or lust right here.
Contrary to what most of us believe, we don’t really fall in love at first sight. Almost always, it’s lust at first sight.
The intense attraction that you feel for someone when you first lock eyes with each other, those butterflies in your stomach and that skip in your heart, in all probability, is lust and not love.
But lusting for someone isn’t a bad thing, because love generally starts with lust and desire and grows and blossoms into love over a few weeks or months.
3 THINGS YOU MUST GIVE UP TO MOVE FORWARD TODAY
Let me share a new 90-second story and some important life lessons with you…
Recently, Marc and I received a thank you email from a Think Better, Live Better 2018 attendee named Kevin (we’re writing about him today with his consent). He said our conference helped him and his wife Laura maintain a positive, intentional mindset as they struggled and grew through one of the most difficult periods of their lives. Certain sections of his email nearly moved me to tears:
“As I mentioned to you at this year’s Think Better, Live Better conference, after injuring my back, losing my job because of it, being evicted from our apartment, moving in with Laura’s parents, nursing my five-year-old through a nearly fatal bout of strep throat, I was stuck in a tragic mental and emotional rut for far too long. And I was sitting on the front porch feeling sorry for myself, yet again, when my old college buddy called me crying and said, ‘Mel-Mel-Mellisa, my baby girl, just died in a car wreck.’ And suddenly I felt like the lucky one.”
10 THINGS TOO MANY UNHAPPY PEOPLE WANT MORE THAN HAPPINESS
Once upon a time, a young girl awoke hungry and thirsty. She hadn’t consumed anything to eat or drink for as long as she could remember… and she was lost in a vast desert without food, water, shelter, or any kind of parental care. But she wasn’t scared. She was ready!
For throughout her short life, the universe had been crystal clear with her: while other children were granted easier lives in happy homes with loving parents, Christmas trees and birthday parties, her destiny was very different: it was to know suffering… so she could find ways to alleviate suffering in others.
The young girl’s heart pounded hard as she watched the sun rise over the distant horizon. And she wondered how much more her deprived little body and mind could take. She was struggling in so many ways, yet she let the universe know, as she often did, that if today was the day… it was OK. But she wouldn’t give up without a fight!
COMPROMISE IN RELATIONSHIPS: 12 TIPS TO GIVE WITHOUT LOSING
Tiffany Grace Reyes
Compromising in your relationship doesn’t necessarily mean bad—it creates a win-win situation that paves the way for happy couples.
Being in a relationship has its ups and downs. When it’s good, it’s really good; but when it’s bad, it’s really bad. When a relationship takes a turn for the worse, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should throw in the towel. As many who have been in long-term, or even lifelong, relationships would say, relationships take a lot of hard work.
The happiest relationships and the most successful couples would also tell you another vital key to relationships is knowing how to pick your battles. And this is where compromise comes in. You have to know when to hold your ground, when to budge, and which battles are worth fighting over.
However, compromise is a two-edged sword: it can strengthen relationships, but it can also destroy them—or you. You need to know which things you can compromise with your partner and how these healthy compromises can help your relationship in the long run.
11 NO-NONSENSE PROMISES EVERY GIRL IN HER 20’S SHOULD MAKE TO HERSELF
Life never comes with a guide but we often impose so many dos and don’ts on ourselves that we totally kill the unpredictability in our lives. In our 20s, we pressurise ourselves to be prettier, to be richer, to be smarter. Why? Because everyone else is doing the same.
Cut yourself some slack, girls. You’re not the girl who got ‘rejected’ by a guy or the girl who still can’t apply proper nail paint. Your failures say nothing about you. If you’re a woman in 20’s who still sulks because of the guy who got away or the job you couldn’t get because you were not ‘skilled enough.’
Here are a few promises that you really need to make to yourself:
HOW TO FIGHT FAIR IN A RELATIONSHIP AND GROW CLOSER
Fights in love are normal even in the best of relationships. But what matters is how you handle it. Find out how to fight fair in a relationship.
Understanding how to fight fair in a relationship is crucial for the success of any relationship, be it a long one or a new one.
When two individuals pick an argument, even if they’re in love with each other, either of them instinctively want to win the argument and prove that they’re right.
But when you’re in a relationship, you really have to understand that it’s just not the way to work things out.
In almost all arguments, there’s a winner and then, a loser.
QUALITY OF LIFE
“Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.'”
(Luke 12:15, NIV)
“In The Death of Ethics in America, Cal Thomas quotes a letter written to the Washington Post in the mid ’80s. ‘I’ve lived both lives, Yuppie and non-Yuppie,’ the writer said. ‘In the first, I was married to a professional woman and on our dual incomes we Club Med-ed, sports car-raced, alpine skied and Kennedy Centered our 14-year marriage into oblivion.
“I’m now 42, remarried to a woman who gave up her ‘professional’ career to provide full-time care for our one and five-year-old daughters, and living in Gaithersburg, Maryland—on one salary. Trips to Australia and Europe, Saturday night dining at Nathan’s, and Wolf Trap concerts are distant memories. Vacations are now taken in our nine-year-old used pop-up camper, and dining out means ‘Hooray! Daddy’s bringing home a pizza.’ We’ve just started into the second round of … one hundred readings of Pat the Bunny for our one-year-old. Satisfaction level in my first life measured about 2 on the 10 scale. Measured now, satisfaction is about 9.5.'” (Michael Josephson in Character Counts. www.charactercounts.org)
LOVE YOUR MARRIAGE
Once, a man returned from work and found his wife cooking. She gave him a sweet kiss.
They were so happy. While they were at the dinner table, the woman’s cell phone rang, a message from her friend who wished her good night.
The husband saw the message and got upset, and he did not talk about the matter with his wife and went to the bedroom without having dinner.
52 GOOD MORNING MEDITATIONS THAT WILL CALM THE CHAOS IN YOUR LIFE
It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. The mind is indeed your battleground. It’s the place where the greatest conflict resides. It’s where half of the chaos you thought was real never did happen. But if you allow these thoughts to dwell in your mind, they will succeed in robbing you of peace, joy, and ultimately your sanity. You will think yourself into a nervous breakdown, into bouts of depression, and into defeat.
There’s no escaping the fact that you are what you think – that you can’t change anything if you can’t change your thinking.
But are you ready for some really good news?
4 HARD TRUTHS ABOUT TODAY THAT WILL MAKE YOU A STRONGER PERSON TOMORROW
Life keeps leading us on journeys we would never go on if it were up to us. Don’t be afraid. Have faith. Find the lessons. Trust the journey today.
We are all beautiful human beings, just trying to find our way. Today and every day we seek to better understand the meaning of our lives. We long to discover our gifts and release them fully into the world, and we hope to find happiness, peace, and strength along the way. For some of us the key to these desires rings loud and clear, driving what we do and how we do it from moment to moment. For others, these deep seeded needs are buried below the noise of daily life, below ego, below fear, below the pressures and norms that we face in society… and thus, they are rarely addressed.
Along my own journey of self-actualization, I’ve witnessed dozens of amazing people — friends, course students, live event attendees, etc. — discover their own paths to happiness and self-fulfillment, and I’ve noticed many common themes emerge. In all cases, the happiness they discover and gradually develop internally is seeded by the realization of certain hard yet fundamental truths about the nature of their lives in the present day.