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Personality is created by personal reality: now change

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Dr. Joe Dispenza (in You are the Placebo) mentions that “Your personality creates your personal reality.”

But I would argue that it goes both ways: your personality is also the result of your personal reality. We are the sum of our life experiences, situations and even traumas.

What is your personality?

“At its most basic, personality is the characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that make a person unique.” (Kendra Cherry)

Your personality is the sum of your thoughts, beliefs, emotional awareness and responses, and even your subconscious responses (such as the nervous system). Most of these responses can be tracked back to events that discovered this was the most valuable and resourceful response. Continue reading Personality is created by personal reality: now change

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Accepting change: thriving & growing

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While change may be constant in life – something “out there” – accepting change, when it impacts you personally, is a challenge.¬†Ideally, of course, we want to not only accept it, but continue thriving and growing through it, because of it, and with it!

But thriving and growing in the face of change is not easy – especially as we grow older. We typically reach a moment where life has plateaued, we have become accustomed to “how things are”. We seek the comfort of the known. Inertia builds up, with a tendency to do nothing.

And then change comes along as a disruptive force. Continue reading Accepting change: thriving & growing