Always Well Within

Calm Your Mind, Ease Your Heart, Embrace Your Inner Wisdom

Month: October 2013 (Page 1 of 2)

The Heart of October: Inspiring Links

Sunn Hemp

At the end of each month, I publish my favorite articles from around the web, books, and resources – the ones that will help you live with more confidence, clarity, and ease.

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9 Quick Tricks for Overcoming Inertia

Mountain Stream

I could write blog posts for Always Well Within all day long.  But, I sometimes suffer from inertia when it comes to longer projects.  A burst of wild creativity gets me going at the start. In fact, I feel unstoppable for a while.  But gradually, inertia sets in when it comes to carefully coloring inside the lines.

The sensation of pushing a boulder up a hill can be unnerving when you have a deadline to meet, a promise to keep, or your livelihood depends on getting the work done. Inertia happily feeds the demon of self-judgment, stirs up the ogre of worry, and gives voice to the devil of self doubt.  Whatever you do, don’t give these monsters free rein!

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Do You Know the Remarkable Benefits of Regret?

School of Fish

“My religion is to live – and die – without regret.”  Milarepa

The capacity to regret your past actions is part of what makes you fully human rather than hardened against life.  Regret is not wallowing in guilt or shame, although these feelings may be all mixed in, and need to be processed as well.  Regret is the willingness to take responsibility for the impact of your actions, and to act accordingly.

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An Important Thing To Know About Dealing with Annoying People



When someone is harsh, I notice an immediate tendency to move away.  This shows how easily I’m captured by self-clinging, more concerned about myself than the other.

That doesn’t mean I’m judging myself.  I understand how deeply entrenched these patterns can be. Nevertheless, I would like to train myself not to close down my heart so quickly.  A harsh person may be hurting and especially need love.

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4 Reasons I Don’t Believe in the Law of Attraction


Some of my friends online and off are advocates of the Law of Attraction.  They are the sweetest of people who truly wish the best for themselves and others.  From this perspective, I think their philosophy bring wonders of positivity to our world.

There are, however, a few sticking points that keep me from abiding comfortably with the Law of Attraction.  Ways in which it might lead you astray.  Here’s what I think.

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Are You Ready for Death to Arrive?

Autumn Leaves

Although we might prefer to ignore it, death is real and, often, it comes without warning.  It doesn’t matter your age, wealth, or health status.  You might be alive with this breath, and gone with the next. Or, you might suddenly be diagnosed with what is certain to be a protracted illness that ends in death.

Naturally, we all want to have a peaceful death, experience the least suffering possible in those final moments, and leave this earth with no regrets.  So doesn’t it makes sense to accept the inevitability of death, and prepare for it now by taking charge of your mind and affairs?

Take these four steps in the present so you will be able to meet death with greater ease.

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