October 1, 2019
“In the egoic state, your sense of self, your identity, is derived from your thinking mind – in other words, what your mind tells you about yourself: the storyline of you, the memories, the expectations, all the thoughts that go through your head continuously and the emotions that reflect those thoughts. All those things make up your sense of self.”… Eckhart Tolle
How are you doing these days?
We all seek two basic needs in our lives. They are  being loved and  being accepted/included. From my perspective, that’s the core of our being. When we are exhausted with lack of validation through love and acceptance, we tend to be self destructive. We make bad decisions, we feel depressed, inadequate, hopeless and unloved. In some respects, we are “out of control!”
FACT: The U.S. is one of the most depressed countries in the world, according to the World Health Organization.
In terms of quality years of life lost due to disability or death – a widely adopted public health metric that measures the overall burden of disease – the U.S. ranked third for unipolar depressive disorders, just after China, which ranked No. 1, and India.
India, China and the U.S. are also the countries most affected by anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to the World Health Organization WHO.
About one in five adults in the U.S. experiences some form of mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, but only 41 percent of those affected received mental health care or services in the past year.
From my research, we are:
- Over medicated
- Over stressed
- Over extended [personal debt]
- Over self focused
- Over compromise of values
If any of these conditions apply to your life, begin to take personal ownership of your present situation. Seek wise counsel from professional counselors/psychologists, seek inner peace by practicing your religious faith, exercise, practice restraint in areas of personal finance and avoid relationships that are not healthy. Reading a good book on personal development such as my book “LIVING YOUR LEGACY NOW! [Inspiring Life Lessons for a Successful and Fulfilling Life]” will help in your journey! I would also suggest Jordan B. Peterson’s book “12 Rules For Life – An Antidote To Chaos”.
Remember: YOU are the determining factor in how you live your life. Decide TODAY to make positive changes in your life that will give you hope and inspiration!
What are you going to do?