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How Much Good Can You Hold in Your Hand? #Emerson #wealth #prosperity #spirituality #SOM #Centersofspiritualliving

Ralph Waldo Emerson says, “Beware of holding too much good in your hand.” This is a spiritual teacher who taught the power of creative mind, so we have to wonder what the difference is between being a prosperous person and being a spiritually prosperous person. Is there a difference?

One wise man might say that if you cannot hold your good (or simply appreciate it), then you probably have too much. Simplicity of life is the key in this scenario, because acquiring too many things may cause your mind to take on the responsibility of those things. With responsibility of things, we lose the time for mindfulness. Mindfulness would be our time in meditation, either quiet or awake, when we observe life and listen for divine guidance.

Since I have moved to Florida, I have spent a year almost living like a Buddhist Monk. Rather than living in a nice large home with the BMW, I sold it all, let go of most of my business, and moved in with my sister and mother in a two-bedroom apartment. The quarters are cramped, but the expenses are about 1/4-1/3 what I paid in Nashville. I even gave up going out to dinner and buying “things” for a while to see how it feels to live as a minimalist.

The difference is, of course, amazing in the mind. I have had time to meditate 2-4 hours a day, do yoga, swim, read, write and study. I take naps now. I listen to my body. I spend more time with my family. I don’t allow for stress to enter. I work when I want to.

However, what I noticed is that my old self is calling for me to regain some autonomy. I want to get my own apartment now. I’m tired of sharing my life with people who do not have the same energy as I. I know I can do it and provide for myself a safe place with good boundaries, I would rather not. Becoming a little bored, I have even begun working more to see if I can make enough to afford my own apartment without going into my savings. Interestingly enough, the work has been doing things with my hands, manual labor, working for other people, and even driving for Uber. All of these jobs require me to be subject to other people’s wants, which is way out of my comfort zone from owning my own business for 28 years. The lessons are interesting, but not difficult. People are hard to please, but mostly, I learn to do my best and never judge what I do. I see where I can do better, and try to do a good job the next day.

If you have been following my blog, you know that I have also been doing commercials and television work. I go on auditions and have fun pursuing what I had intended from college, as I was a theater major then. This, also, it interesting, because I will often go to auditions with 100 men who look much like me and only one of us will get the job. So, last year, I did nine commercials, which still wasn’t enough to live the life I used to live. This year, I’m not sure how or where this whole acting thing will take me, but I’m willing to give it one more year to see.

In summary, I think that, as Emerson says, maybe I should not be looking at how to live the life I used to live. Maybe I should be looking at how I can live a life that is balanced between having nice things and maintaining my spiritual practices. I believe balance is the key. You can have millions if it does not deter you from being led by Spirit. But, even this may be a learned condition. So, I am taking to the streets and letting God lead me down a path of balance for this year. Prosperity and more spirituality is my goal, never holding too much in my hands and always appreciating that which I have in this moment.

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This year, if you desire to commit to a change for a New Year’s Resolution, do it with your MIND first. Remember, as in the title of my new book coming out just in time to help you with this (in January)… lol… that all change happens in your mind, first. You must change your Old Story, to make a consistent and long lasting change in Your Life.Screen Shot 2015-12-28 at 8.42.10 AM

Please be looking for “YOUR NEW STORY, YOUR NEW LIFE, Unlock Your Seven Spiritual Discoveries” in bookstores and in online bookstores in January 2016!

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Are you in need of Life or Spiritual Coaching? I’ve been a life coach and clinical hypnotherapist and minister of New Thought for 25 years. I do my sessions online, so you can even have your session in bed, so that you can go directly to sleep during the hypnosis session. You must have a laptop or a notebook to do these sessions, either on Skype or Facetime. You can give me a call at 954-253-6493. My fee is $95 for an hour.

You can find all of my Books by Category at http://www.bosebastian.com/new-page/ All of these books have been birthed from my own spiritual growth. I guarantee you’ll enjoy how each will help you maintain a positive mind, body, and spirit. Also, if you click on the Amazon site, you’ll see all of my 15 book— Cookbooks, Novels, Self-Help Books, a Yoga DVD! All great gifts from your friend—Bo Sebastian. Simply go to this link at www.Amazon.com or type in my name. Find great gifts for yourself, family members, and friends by supporting another friend in the process! Thank you.

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What would you feel like if everyday you loved yourself a little more…

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If you could imagine yourself so connected to God Source that everything you thought and every action you completed you trusted could heal yourself and, ultimately the world around you?

Create a Better Life with One Healing Session with Bo Sebastian

Call 954-253-6493 (All Sessions are done via PHONE, SKYPE or FACETIME.)

www.bosebastian.com

Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy any of his wonderfully inspired books: ]

 

 

 

 

 

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The Infinite in Smiling Repose! #becomingconscious #whatstrending #emerson #spiritualliving

Ralph Waldo Emerson writes: “For it is only the finite that has wrought and suffered; the infinite lies stretched in smiling repose.”

When I heard this quote, my mind began to race. For me, this is the sign of a great quote! This one sentence has so many possibilities that all I can do is begin to imagine what it means. Emerson is one of my favorite authors because he provides depth and spirituality to his essays, from an era of literature that certainly was more religious than spiritual. Yet, his writings lasted through the ages for a spiritually mature audience to enjoy long after his death.

This particular quote plays with the difference between the finite or tangible human existence and the infinite, intangible spiritual one. He suggests that the human experience is wrought with suffering, but the heavenly experience is peaceful. At least, that is my first thought at a cursory look at this quote.

However, as I dig deeper, and read the parts of this essay that few quote, I notice that the essay is more about the conversations of those who speak about spirituality and those who speak about themselves and changing things like politics, cultural differences, and material goods.

Emerson writes “God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please, and you can never have both.” In other words, no person can have both at the same time. One is diametrically opposed to the other. When you talk of true spirituality, you cannot become idealistic, egocentric, or have a particular view of that which is Universal Law and unchanging. Law is peace, love, joy, always recreating itself.

Emerson goes on to say, “It is the property of the religious spirit to be the most refining of all influences. No external advantages, no culture of the tastes, no habit of command, no association with the elegant, or even depth of affection, can bestow that delicacy and that grandeur of bearing which belong only to the mind accustomed to celestial conversation,—all else is but gilt and cosmetics, beside this, as expressed in every look and gesture.”

So, today, when you feel anxiety or depression coming on, think on the things that do not change. Converse about spiritual law and the dynamics of beauty in the universe. Remember that all things are in order, even though you may see chaos. A higher power exists that has us on a path toward perfect repose, if we so choose to see it, believe it, and surround yourself with people who speak of it.

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Today’s featured books are “Meditation” and “Finding Authentic You.” It’s a book birthed from my own spiritual growth. I guarantee you’ll love the 365 daily readings that will help you maintain a positive mind, body, and spirit. Also, if you click on the Amazon site, you’ll see all of my 15 book— Cookbooks, Novels,  Self-Help Books, a Yoga DVD! All great gifts from your friend—Bo Sebastian. Simply go to this link at www.Amazon.com or type in my name. Find great gifts for yourself, family members, and friends by supporting another friend in the process! Thank you.

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A Single Session w/Bo Sebastian

What would you feel like if everyday you loved yourself a little more…

What would you be if you loved and gave compassion unconditionally… to yourself first and then to others?

If you could imagine yourself so connected to God Source that everything you thought and every action you completed you trusted could heal yourself and, ultimately the world around you?

Create a Better Life with One Healing Session with Bo Sebastian

Call 954-253-6493 (All Sessions are done via PHONE, SKYPE or FACETIME.)

www.bosebastian.com

If you are a gay man or woman, you may want to direct your gaze to my newest blog: Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. This blog is an extension of my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UncommonGaySpiritualWarrior/) and group meetings about the rare combination of spirituality and “being gay” defines the most important part of us, even in relationship. Join me at: http://uncommongayspiritualwarrior.blogspot.com/. 

Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy any of his wonderfully inspired books: ]

 

 

 

 

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That Iron String: Trust Your Authentic Self! #Emerson #ironstring #psychology #authenticyou #beingyou

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Trust thyself: Every heart vibrates to that iron string.” Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) led the nonreligious spiritual movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and showed knowledge of events before they took place, even with the overwhelming pressures of a society founded on religion, not spirituality. He shared his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 lectures across the United States.

In my search to understand what most people find as one of Emerson’s greatest quotes, I found no references on Google to iron strings, even where I’d imagined they first existed, constructing acoustic instruments. Hence, I decided to give my own take on this quote.

Iron, in the time of Emerson, was the strongest metal available. So, to vibrate in strength to the solo melody of plucking of one individual strong string is our most amazing feat as humans. Emerson is, also, quoted in this same essay as saying:

There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.

In all of this particular essay, Emerson’s spiritual take is to come back to finding your authentic self, use it to bless the world, and get very comfortable in your individual gifts. This should be your primary goal as a human being.

We all have within us an amazing something that can only be defined by stripping ourselves of the attributes that may make an unauthentic posier:

  1. Anywhere in your life that you are imitating another person, dissolve the idea that you need to be like anyone other than yourself. You have been perfectly created with a consciousness that has the power to change anything in your mind or body that isn’t resonating to your greatest good.
  2. Trust that all you are and were created with (your looks, your size, your lacks, your peculiar traits) is a gift. Think of one of the many stars who became famous from his/her individually. No one has ever become truly famous imitating others.
  3. And most importantly, we all must realize that we have only what we are given to work with. So, why try to till your neighbor’s soil, when your plot of land lies in waste and full of weeds. Tend to you own land with strength and endurance, and you will always see the power of Divine Consciousness working through your authenticity in your planting, nurturing, and growing of your dreams to full fruition.

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Today’s featured book is “Finding Authentic You.” It’s a book birthed from my own spiritual growth. I guarantee you’ll love the 365 daily readings that will help you maintain a positive mind, body, and spirit. Also, if you click on the Amazon site, you’ll see all of my 15 book— Cookbooks, Novels,  Self-Help Books, a Yoga DVD! All great gifts from your friend—Bo Sebastian. Simply go to this link at www.Amazon.com or type in my name. Find great gifts for yourself, family members, and friends by supporting another friend in the process! Thank you.

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A Single Session w/Bo Sebastian

What would you feel like if everyday you loved yourself a little more…

What would you be if you loved and gave compassion unconditionally… to yourself first and then to others?

If you could imagine yourself so connected to God Source that everything you thought and every action you completed you trusted could heal yourself and, ultimately the world around you?

Create a Better Life with One Healing Session with Bo Sebastian

Call 954-253-6493 (All Sessions are done via PHONE, SKYPE or FACETIME.)

www.bosebastian.com

If you are a gay man or woman, you may want to direct your gaze to my newest blog: Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. This blog is an extension of my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UncommonGaySpiritualWarrior/) and group meetings about the rare combination of spirituality and “being gay” defines the most important part of us, even in relationship. Join me at: http://uncommongayspiritualwarrior.blogspot.com/. 

Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy any of his wonderfully inspired books: ]

 

 

 

 

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