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    Saturday, January 24, 2009

    The Line At Which All Good Things Happen - The Line Where All The Stars Align

    Every night before I lay to rest, I connect with the Universe to give thanks and praise for what I have, for the people within my life, my gifts, my health, nature and to all living things. I am thankful to be able to live the life I live and in return I try to help those whom wish to live a similar life.

    Today I am blessed with the opportunity to share my thoughts, views and theory’s in a documentary related to spirituality and higher consciousness. Not many people have the opportunity to live a life filled with dreams driven by passion. Life for many is a constant struggle from one day to the next, from the day-to-day battles and environmental noise that engulf their world leaving them feeling lost, disconnected and furthest away from the line at which all good things happen – the line where all the stars align.

    There was a time in my life not long ago when I was engulfed by the very same influences that many of you experience today. I searched for answers to all my questions for many years. I never abandoned my quest for happiness and freedom, for many years I asked myself:

    “Why - Why is life the way it is - why do I have to do what I don’t want to do - why I do have to listen to what others feel they need to say - and why can I not live the life I feel I know exists?”

    By age 31 I thought I had discovered the answer. By age 32 I began living my answer. By age 33 I knew I could not possibly have all the answers, and soon, as I turn 34 I know now I will never ever have all the answers. But, what I do know and all that will ever matter to me is that my life is only about me - How I feel, and what I do will determine how long I stay at the line at which all good things happen, the line where all the stars align.

    What I learned at age 31 was that I was consumed by the illusion of life that was created by the world around me, mostly driven by fear. By age 32 I learned that it was okay for me to be me – all of me. And at age 33 I finally let it all go and became vulnerable so I can be who I knew I wanted to be, and that is ME.

    Today, because I am ME, I get to live my dreams, driven by passion and no fear.

    Happy Saturday!

    Bruno LoGreco Master Life Coach and Mentor
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    14 comments:

    abby villa said...

    congratulations! you learned to let go and be vulnerable at 33. for others it takes longer than that. still others, die without ever doing that. keep on enjoying who you are and enjoying life. enjoyed reading your post

    Bruno LoGreco said...

    Welcome Abby Villa! Thank you for your kind comment. I have a saying:

    If you're in your 20's, write your goals you will be thankful later
    If you're in your 30's, don't worry the answer is near
    If you're in your 40's, you better slow down and learn what you do not want to know about yourself
    And if you're in your 50's, don't worry almost everybody gets it by 65

    Sue said...

    You were 31? hahaha. I had thought otherwise. Wow. Then again, it feels like I've known you a lot longer than it's been. :-D

    Bruno LoGreco said...

    31.. But that was only at the beginning. March 25, 2007 is when it really happened. There is still a story that I have not shared about that special day. It almost like I have two birthday's.

    JulietduPreez said...

    Hi Bruno

    Wonderful to hear your progression!
    I think I'm on a similar time-line.

    (I missed out on the goals in my 20s, but I'm making up for it now ;)

    juliet

    Bruno LoGreco said...

    Its never too late Juliet - to be honest I didn't start until I was 31

    Nola said...

    Environmental noise....I liked that description...it is so apt. Who really ever gets to sit in total silence and contemplate. Some people would never even have "heard" total quiet...hmmmm
    I am 48 and it is only recently I have been "brave" enough to discard some of the people around me that make me stress.
    I look forward to reading your "2nd birthday" story!

    Liara Covert said...

    Glad to hear you sense progress along new levels of awareness. every moment is meaningful just as it is. Human beings sometimes forget but can always learn to recall.

    Aniya said...

    All too true!!! I'm in my 40's and didn't learn these things until my late 30's there's still a lot to learn in life but nice meeting interesting people along the way. On the subject of learning, where are the widgets etc.,? ;-)

    Bruno LoGreco said...

    Nola - we are constantly blasted by noise at every turn. Sight, smell, touch, taste and what you hear - anytime you expose any of your senses to the outside world, you are being inundated by environmental noise. If all your senses are being blasted constantly, when does Nola get a chance to figure things out for herself and not because of the influences? You have to be able to turn down the noise to think for yourself and with clarity. If you do you will be well to rid of unwanted people and things.

    Hi Liara and thank you for your comment! Everything just is and not appreciating what it is would be resistance and resistance throw you off balance. No fun. :)

    Better late than never. The more people that experience it, the more likely other people will want it. 30's, 40's, or even in your 50's, it doesn't matter when you get it, because it's the journey that makes it what it is. :)

    And on that note - I'm still learning - I played with it yesterday but ran out of time. I will finish today. There are other API's that I think can do more right on your blog.

    jojo said...

    no fear, no fear, no fear...it would only be a dream...if only...

    Mona said...

    wow, love your last, multi-sentence paragraph..."consumed by the illusion of life", "okay for me to be me" and finally "let it all go and became vulnerable"...i've been on this path too...what a wonderful path to be on (: you go bruno!

    Bruno LoGreco said...

    I'm hear you jojo, smile and hugs :)

    Thanks Mona! People often wonder what I really mean when I say, "I just don't care" :)

    Mona said...

    you mean exactly what you said (:

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    Ten Powerful Self-Coaching Tips

    By Bruno LoGreco

    Are you living the life of creativity and happiness that you've always dreamed of, or are you allowing your fears or other outside factors to influence you?

    Following the path that your heart's desires requires courage and might require a shift in attitude. There are several methods you can use to act as your own life coach and start working toward the life you dream of.

    Ideas for self-improvement

    You don't need to change every aspect of your life at once in order to improve your attitude and outlook on life. Self-improvement can feel daunting if you try to change everything at once.

    A good way to embark on your journey of self-coaching is to make one change and see what kind of impact it has upon your life. The following tips are designed to help you improve your life and become your own life coach. Try out one of the following tips at a time to positively impact your attitude and daily life.

    1. Find some ‘you' time. Everyone needs time alone to meditate and recharge. You may think you don't have extra time in your day. Start with 10-20 minutes to use for meditation or silent reflection.

    2. Ask yourself what you truly want in life. Are you living your life according to your true dreams and desires? You may be unaware of your desires that lie hidden beneath your surface needs and wants, so take the time to find out.

    3. Write everything down. Even if your thought seems silly, write it down! You may be surprised by the inspiration and ideas you can come up with.

    4. Journal daily, but with a twist. Instead of just writing about today, try writing about yesterday.

    5. Keep track of the "happy moments." Each day has potential for many small moments that bring joy and happiness. If you don't make a special note of them, you may not even recognize the small joys in your day.

    6. Choose one task each night to complete the next day. This way, you have focus, and you accomplish at least one task. Tasking and taxing yourself with effort is important in reaching goals.

    7. Smile when you wake up. Smiling is contagious. By smiling you improve your mood and can potentially improve someone else's day as well.

    8. Give thanks each night. Gratitude will improve your outlook on life and help you see all the good and wonderful moments of your day.

    9. Try something new. A new experience fuels creativity and your enjoyment of the day.

    10. Create at least one memorable moment each day. Make each day unforgettable, even if in a small way!

    Taking the next step with a life coach

    Self-coaching tips are great ideas for helping you improve your life. However, you can take your life to the next level with a life coach and mentor. A professional life coach can help you set goals and help you move forward with your dreams. If you're looking for the right path toward happiness, a life coach can help you discover the path your heart truly desires.

    Want to learn more about self-improvement? Bruno LoGreco is a Life Coach Toronto and mentor. Visit BrunoLoGreco.com and find out how to unleash your potential for success and happiness.

    The Success Indicators on Your Life Path

    Many people seek out a particular goal in their life path and are content when they achieve it. The chance to broaden their horizons or learn new things within an existent structure is not as appealing to them as it is to some others. This is an issue that arises in many individuals because they mistakenly think they have achieved what they wanted to in their lives. The plethora of environmental noise around them begins to infringe upon their goals and forces them to lose sight of what they truly wanted.

    A good way to think of this problem is to envision a large square box. This is not just any box though. Rather, in this case, your box has been divided into three separate, but equally shaped rectangular boxes, all stacked on top of one another. Each of these rectangular boxes is a highly important expression of your life goals -- individual levels of success. Within each of these levels of success is an indicator that tells you how close you are to becoming successful in this area of your life.

    Every area of your life that you identify as a potential path for success can be further divided, containing the many different events and obstacles you will encounter as you strive to reach your goals. Think of each sector of your life as being divided even further, with three new sections within one of the three stacked boxes (sectors). Within each stacked box are three separate sections, divided by dotted lines that make up the life path you will follow. These dotted lines are not the same as the solid lines dividing the sectors -- they are a path that you have envisioned since childhood -- a series of goals and pathways to success that you want to follow.

    As young people, these life paths may not be fully formed. Or they might be crystal clear in our minds--long, straight life paths from the early days of college and adult living to the ultimate goal of success that you have always strived for. You can see exactly what you need to do to reach each success indicator and achieve what you have set out to accomplish. And you probably did just this. After all, your goals as a youth were to be successful in the same way that you saw thousands of others live their lives. You wanted to reach your success indicators and experience the measure of success by which you would measure you life for decades to come.

    However, nothing is ever as simple as we envision it during youth. There are countless factors that interfere with your ability to clearly see those success indicators and life paths to success. These factors, or "Environmental Noise," can be detrimental to even the most focused of individuals. Think of what would happen if you dumped the contents of downtown New York into your box and tried to maintain your focus on those goals. Would you even be able to see your life path anymore?

    Everyone must travel their life path with environmental noise inundating them from all sides. It begins to become cloudy. The dotted lines, our life paths, begin to look like the straight lines and the success indicators start to be confused with any number of different distractions.

    And then something will happen and you will realize that you are in fact nowhere near the original success indicators you set for yourself. Everything has changed and yet you are stuck in a way. You are deep within the center of the middle rectangular box and you have no idea which way to go or how to get back on track. The noise only grows louder and you grow dizzy trying to regain your focus.

    It is in this instant that you must clear the noise and return to the basic, almost instinctive mode of thought you experienced as a child. What did you want from life? Where did you want to go? What do you need to get to that point? What was my life path? All of these questions must be asked without the distractions of the world around you muddying up your thought process. When you can revert to a very simple perspective of the world and only spend time thinking of what you want from life, you can be that much more successful.

    You can succeed in life despite the environmental noise, cruising down your life paths and moving through your rectangles with ease, but oftentimes you need a helping hand to clear away the noise and look at life with fresh eyes. There is nothing wrong with asking for help to weed out these distractions and remove the clutter from your life sectors with a professional life coach.

    Is your life path inundated with environmental noise? Learn how you can lift the noise and begin reestablishing your success indicators today. Visit www.brunologreco.com a Life Coach Toronto today.

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    Top 10 Benefits to Journaling

    By Bruno Logreco

    There are countless reasons to maintaining a journal. The top ten benefits of journaling may differ from person to person. However, there seems to be general themes that are attractive in the collective unconscious. Many people are looking to daily entries of their personal experiences to reap some of the following rewards.

    Maintaining a journal is a natural way to exercise the brain. People who make regular entries are taking time to develop writing and communication skills that are very valuable in everyday interactions. This mental exercise also helps to allow your thoughts to flow freely.

    Creativity is a second benefit to consider. This is an important aspect of journaling. The right hemisphere of the brain is associated with visual, imaginative and intuitive facets of thought. When you take time to write, you free the right hemisphere. The ideal entry will be one that puts the inner editor on hold. Thoughts and ideas should flow freely and naturally.

    The uninhibited nature of this form of writing serves a third benefit of developing self awareness. People often create different faces to meet various circumstances. We tend to recreate in distinct situations including the work environment, the community and even when at home.

    The process of keeping a journal helps you recognize the various aspects of your unique personality. The growing self awareness is a powerful force that can lead to even greater benefits in the future. Gaining insight into the self is among the most important aspects to maintaining a journal.

    The fourth benefit is the ability to set priorities. Once you get a grasp on the thoughts and emotions that are filtered through your personal experience, you begin to gain control of them. The process eventually leads to a greater understanding of what is and what is not important.

    The ability to re-see the past is another great benefit of keeping a journal. The pages can be revisited with a fresh perspective. It can be very surprising how much your understanding of an event changes over a relatively short period of time. Some writers find great moments of epiphany when rethinking and rereading entries.

    Journaling is a fantastic problem-solving resource. The approach of using entries to come up with various solutions to troubles is a little different than approaches for self awareness and growth. Many people choose temporary brainstorming techniques that serve to give viable solutions to problems.

    The seventh benefit of journaling is variety. You can choose what kind of entries you want to make. Common choices include brainstorming sessions, automatic writing and reflective notes. Personal journal entries can be made upon inspiration, when you first wake or right before you fall asleep. Some choose to do a combination of these.

    Purging is the eighth benefit to this practice. Many people find it helpful to place negative thoughts and feelings down on paper. Once the negative energy is placed on the page, they are free to let it go. This practice also works well when dealing with anger towards another individual. Purge the negativity and work towards a constructive approach.

    The ability to communicate with others is another benefit of keeping a journal. Those who work with life coaches can find a wealth of resources for sessions. Journaling can help you tap into your fears and dreams, helping your coach gain insight through entries that you choose to share.

    The tenth benefit is improvement in your overall health. Journaling reduces stress. It provides time for you to meditate. The process helps to make the positive forces in your life surface and it helps to bring the harmful elements into light. The result of personal journaling is a new perspective on how you can take control of many aspects of your life.

    Want to learn how online journaling can help you reach goals and problem solve? Learn more about life coach Toronto at brunologreco.com and journaling at iijournal.

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