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By Ingo Gulde
Reflections is all about sharing personal gems of insight to change and challenge the way you think.
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The power of patience
The marshmallow experiment proves the power of patience. When you can delay gratification/reward, you’re more likely to have success in your life. The concept of patience ties perfectly into what we discussed in previous episodes. Having patience is the prerequisite for becoming the experiencer of your thoughts and feelings. Patience is the ability that you need to increase the gap between stimulus and reaction. The good news is that there are mundane ways to practice patience every day.
February 15, 2021
How to become the experiencer
Our thoughts and emotions tend to carry us away. We believe that we are our thoughts and feelings. What if there was a way to become the experiencer of our thoughts and emotions? What would happen then to the intensity of our feelings? How might our lives change? All that, I discuss in this episode.
February 08, 2021
Two ways of living your life
This episode is about the fundamental choice that you have in life. There are two ways to go about living your life. I illustrate those two ways by giving the example of public speaking and being criticized by someone. The inspiration for this approach comes from Michael Singer. Learn more here:
February 01, 2021
How our preferences rule our emotional life
Every emotional reaction is cause by something hitting our internal system of preferences. In this episode, I share examples of that mechanism and how understanding our preference systems can help us raise the quality of our lives.
January 25, 2021
Why do we hold on to negative emotions?
Explore with me the connection between having a self-image and holding on to negative emotions. This talk by Yogi Krishnamurti inspired this episode:
January 18, 2021
I have enough time
This Episode is about a technique that I discovered doing a yoga practice. It will help you to get back into the present moment and help you relax.
January 11, 2021
Two ways to draw Da Vinci‘s Mona Lisa and what it means for our life
There are two ways to draw the Mona Lisa. The first way is to draw it like a picture by numbers. The second way is to outline the Mona Lisa with a pencil sketch, and the add layer upon layer of detail until it is in color and full resolution. But what does that have to do with life?
January 04, 2021
What if you are already enough?
We keep striving, pursuing goal, trying to please everyone, so that we feel better. And so that we feel “enough.” What if you believed that you are already enough? What would change for us?
December 28, 2020
Can goals make us unhappy, stressed, and depressed?
In this episode, I question the widely known assumption that goals are essential to being happy and successful. Are they really, though? Or is there an alternative?
December 21, 2020
Take a breath to refocus on what’s important
What is urgent is often not important. Focusing on the urgent puts us onto the hamster wheel, making it impossible to know whether or not we work on what’s important to us. Find out why it is beneficial just to take a breath.
December 14, 2020
Let it sit and let your brain do the work in the background
Ever got stuck writing an important email, then this strategy might help. It is tempting to exert your will and get it done. But there is a more elegant way.
December 07, 2020
Empty your brain to make room for new ideas
New ideas need space to develop. Learn about an easy method to empty your brain.
November 30, 2020
Decisions are between you and what you want. Find out why making decisions is key to keep moving forward.
November 23, 2020
The Gap
The radio personality Ira Glass talks about the Gap. Find out how this concept can help you move forward.
November 16, 2020
Isn’t it all about finding joy in the journey? What if you could find joy in everything you do? How would your life be different?
November 09, 2020
How can we sustain our momentum when we are in the creative process? How can we capitalize on our individual frequency of momentum?
November 02, 2020
A simple shift of focus can increase your motivation.
October 26, 2020
Having options can help you keep moving forward.
October 19, 2020
We are caught in the vortex of busyness. We can’t see where we are heading. What would happen if we paused?
October 12, 2020
Let me introduce you to my hero Chris Wallace. He stood up to Trump, Biden, and his Fox News colleagues for what is right. Be inspired by his courage and character. And remember, “Wear the damn mask!”
October 06, 2020
Our environment is ever-changing. Sometimes there are these openings of opportunity for something great. And it’s all about going for it and trying to make a touchdown as Barack Obama describes it.
October 05, 2020
Taking shot is not only important in basketball but also in life. Are you ready to take the shot and live with the consequences. Explore how this might be relevant for you to move forward.
October 04, 2020
There’s another obstacle that can stop you from bringing change to the world. In this episode, I reflect on what happens if you visualize your goal, and if you don’t.
October 03, 2020
What would happen if you removed the barrier of perfection and overcame the gremlin that stands between you, making an impact in this world and remaining stuck?
October 01, 2020