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There is a number of life areas (physically, mentally and spiritually) that we have to conquer, master, control and direct in order to establish and sustain a well balanced life style and healthy psyche (i.e. establish self-determination). These life areas can be identified as follows...
  • Life Area 01
  • Life Area 02
  • Life Area 03
  • Life Area 04
  • Life Area 05
  • Life Area 06
  • Life Area 07
  • Life Area 08
  • Life Area 09
  • Life Area 10
  • Life Area 11
  • Life Area 12
All the above indicated life areas spin around one central life area (our compass in life or GPS) which provide the necessary momentum (i.e. the emotional energy and power) igniting the process of dealing with the different areas of our life in a upward spiralling deployment context (i.e. the switching "on" of our energy system-spiral). The personal growth and development process - or lack thereof - is supported by what is known as our Kundalini energies that encircle all of our areas of life and our life phases of growth and maturity, from the day that we are born to the day that we "exit" this planet of ours.

The above is from a "scientific" and "academic" point of view, which frequently provide a workable "diagnostic-prognosis" structure to identify life areas of concern. The goal of this "identity wheel" facilitation point of departure, isn't merely an effort to eliminate or "getting rid of" "mental illnesses", BUT...
Key to initiate, develop, establish and sustain an ENDURING presence of ROBUST mental and emotional health, which materialize as emotional maturity and a balanced sense of self-determination.

Question This makes a whole lot of sense... but what is the actual implication for REAL life as we experience each and everyday?

"Translating" an enduring and robust psyche into practical or real life terms, differs widely from one person to the next and it is - therefore - nearly impossible to reliably describe its impact in "common terms". However, a speech delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen, at the 1999 Graduation Ceremony (Villanova University, Pennsylvania), when she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate, is as an excellent portrayal of what is generally meant with a ROBUST psyche life...

YOUR LIFE
I'm a novelist.
My work is human nature. Real life is all I know. Don't ever confuse the two, your life and your work. You will walk out of here this afternoon with only one thing that no one else has. There will be hundreds of people out there with your same degree: there will be thousands of people doing what you want to do for a living.

But you will be the only person alive who has
sole custody of your life.

Your particular life. Your entire life...
  • Not just your life at a desk, or your life on a bus, or in a car, or at the computer.
  • Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart.
  • Not just your bank account but your soul. People don't talk about the soul very much any more.
  • It's so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit. But a resume is a cold comfort on a winter night, or when you're sad, or broke, or lonely, or when you've gotten back the test results and they're not so good.
Here is my resume:
  • I am a good mother to three children.
  • I have tried never to let my profession stand in the way of being a good parent.
  • I no longer consider myself the centre of the universe. I show up. I listen. I try to laugh.
  • I am a good friend to my husband. I have tried to make marriage vows mean what they say.
I am a good friend to my friends, and they to me. Without them, there would be nothing to say to you today, because I would be a cardboard cut-out. But I call them on the phone, and I meet them for lunch. I would be rotten, or at best mediocre at my job, if those other things were not true. You cannot be really first rate at your work if your work is all you are.

So here's what I wanted to tell you today...
Get a life.
A real life, not a manic pursuit of the next promotion, the bigger pay-check, the larger house. Do you think you'd care so very much about those things if you blew an aneurysm one afternoon, or found a lump in your breast?

Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze over Seaside Heights, a life in which you stop and watch how a red tailed hawk circles over the water or the way a baby scowls with concentration when she tries to pick up a sweet with her thumb and first finger. Get a life in which you are not alone.

Find people you love, and who love you. And remember that love is not leisure, it is work.

  • Pick up the phone.
  • Send an e-mail.
  • Write a letter.
Get a life in which you are generous. And realize that life is the best thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money you would have spent on beers and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a big brother or sister.

All of you want to do well... but if you do not do good too, then doing well will never be enough. It is so easy to waste our lives, our days, our hours, and our minutes. It is so easy to take for granted the colour of our kids' eyes, the way the melody in a symphony rises and falls and disappears and rises again. It is so
easy to exist instead of to live.
I learned to live many years ago.

I learned to love the journey, not the destination.

I learned that it is not a dress rehearsal, and that today is the only guarantee you get. I learned to look at all the good in the world and try to give some of it back because I believed in it, completely and utterly. And I tried to do that, in part, by telling others what I had learned.

By telling them this...
  • Consider the lilies of the field.
  • Look at the fuzz on a baby's ear.
  • Read in the back yard with the sun on your face.
  • Learn to be happy.
  • And think of life as a terminal illness, because if you do, you will live it with joy and passion as it ought to be lived.
Thus... Imagine life as a game in which we are juggling five balls in the air. They are WORK, FAMILY, HEALTH, FRIENDS and SPIRIT (i.e. soul) and we're keeping all of these balls in the air. We will soon come to understand that work is a rubber ball. When we drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - Family, Health, Friends and Spirit - are made of glass. When we drop one of these balls; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damage and even scattered. They will never be the same. We must truly understand the value of... working efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to our family, friends and have a proper rest. Always keep LIFE in a balanced harmonious fit.

A balanced life is a harmonious and blissful life!

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There is a number of life areas (physically, mentally and spiritually) that we have to conquer, master, control and direct in order to establish and sustain a well balanced life style and healthy psyche (i.e. establish self-determination). These life areas can be identified as follows...
  • Life Area 01
  • Life Area 02
  • Life Area 03
  • Life Area 04
  • Life Area 05
  • Life Area 06
  • Life Area 07
  • Life Area 08
  • Life Area 09
  • Life Area 10
  • Life Area 11
  • Life Area 12
All the above indicated life areas spin around one central life area (our compass in life or GPS) which provide the necessary momentum (i.e. the emotional energy and power) igniting the process of dealing with the different areas of our life in a upward spiralling deployment context (i.e. the switching "on" of our energy system-spiral). The personal growth and development process - or lack thereof - is supported by what is known as our Kundalini energies that encircle all of our areas of life and our life phases of growth and maturity, from the day that we are born to the day that we "exit" this planet of ours.

The above is from a "scientific" and "academic" point of view, which frequently provide a workable "diagnostic-prognosis" structure to identify life areas of concern. The goal of this "identity wheel" facilitation point of departure, isn't merely an effort to eliminate or "getting rid of" "mental illnesses", BUT...
Key to initiate, develop, establish and sustain an ENDURING presence of ROBUST mental and emotional health, which materialize as emotional maturity and a balanced sense of self-determination.

Question This makes a whole lot of sense... but what is the actual implication for REAL life as we experience each and everyday?

"Translating" an enduring and robust psyche into practical or real life terms, differs widely from one person to the next and it is - therefore - nearly impossible to reliably describe its impact in "common terms". However, a speech delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen, at the 1999 Graduation Ceremony (Villanova University, Pennsylvania), when she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate, is as an excellent portrayal of what is generally meant with a ROBUST psyche life...

YOUR LIFE
I'm a novelist.
My work is human nature. Real life is all I know. Don't ever confuse the two, your life and your work. You will walk out of here this afternoon with only one thing that no one else has. There will be hundreds of people out there with your same degree: there will be thousands of people doing what you want to do for a living.

But you will be the only person alive who has
sole custody of your life.

Your particular life. Your entire life...
  • Not just your life at a desk, or your life on a bus, or in a car, or at the computer.
  • Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart.
  • Not just your bank account but your soul. People don't talk about the soul very much any more.
  • It's so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit. But a resume is a cold comfort on a winter night, or when you're sad, or broke, or lonely, or when you've gotten back the test results and they're not so good.
Here is my resume:
  • I am a good mother to three children.
  • I have tried never to let my profession stand in the way of being a good parent.
  • I no longer consider myself the centre of the universe. I show up. I listen. I try to laugh.
  • I am a good friend to my husband. I have tried to make marriage vows mean what they say.
I am a good friend to my friends, and they to me. Without them, there would be nothing to say to you today, because I would be a cardboard cut-out. But I call them on the phone, and I meet them for lunch. I would be rotten, or at best mediocre at my job, if those other things were not true. You cannot be really first rate at your work if your work is all you are.

So here's what I wanted to tell you today...
Get a life.
A real life, not a manic pursuit of the next promotion, the bigger pay-check, the larger house. Do you think you'd care so very much about those things if you blew an aneurysm one afternoon, or found a lump in your breast?

Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze over Seaside Heights, a life in which you stop and watch how a red tailed hawk circles over the water or the way a baby scowls with concentration when she tries to pick up a sweet with her thumb and first finger. Get a life in which you are not alone.

Find people you love, and who love you. And remember that love is not leisure, it is work.

  • Pick up the phone.
  • Send an e-mail.
  • Write a letter.
Get a life in which you are generous. And realize that life is the best thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money you would have spent on beers and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a big brother or sister.

All of you want to do well... but if you do not do good too, then doing well will never be enough. It is so easy to waste our lives, our days, our hours, and our minutes. It is so easy to take for granted the colour of our kids' eyes, the way the melody in a symphony rises and falls and disappears and rises again. It is so
easy to exist instead of to live.
I learned to live many years ago.

I learned to love the journey, not the destination.

I learned that it is not a dress rehearsal, and that today is the only guarantee you get. I learned to look at all the good in the world and try to give some of it back because I believed in it, completely and utterly. And I tried to do that, in part, by telling others what I had learned.

By telling them this...
  • Consider the lilies of the field.
  • Look at the fuzz on a baby's ear.
  • Read in the back yard with the sun on your face.
  • Learn to be happy.
  • And think of life as a terminal illness, because if you do, you will live it with joy and passion as it ought to be lived.
Thus... Imagine life as a game in which we are juggling five balls in the air. They are WORK, FAMILY, HEALTH, FRIENDS and SPIRIT (i.e. soul) and we're keeping all of these balls in the air. We will soon come to understand that work is a rubber ball. When we drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - Family, Health, Friends and Spirit - are made of glass. When we drop one of these balls; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damage and even scattered. They will never be the same. We must truly understand the value of... working efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to our family, friends and have a proper rest. Always keep LIFE in a balanced harmonious fit.

A balanced life is a harmonious and blissful life!

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