Control Your Temper

Below is an inspirational short story about the effects of anger. The author is unknown. Control Your Temper There once was a little boy who had a very bad temper. His father decided to hand him a bag of nails and said that every time the boy lost his temper, he had to hammer a nail…

I am at the Center of Peace

I am at the Center of Peace by Louise Hay   I affirm the following: The outer world does not touch me. I am in charge of my own being. I guard my inner world, for it is there that I create. I do whatever I need to do to keep my inner world peaceful….

The Butterfly

Below is an inspirational short story about the beauty behind struggle. The author is unknown. The Butterfly A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Until it suddenly stopped making…

The Group of Frogs

Below is an inspirational short story about encouragement and the power of our words. The author is unknown. The Group of Frogs As a group of frogs were traveling through the woods, two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs crowded around the pit and saw how deep it was, they told…

A Pound of Butter

Below is an inspirational short story about honesty. The author is unknown. A Pound of Butter There was a farmer who sold a pound of butter to a baker. One day the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting the right amount, which he wasn’t. Angry about this, he took…

Thinking Outside The Box

Below is an inspirational short story about the power of creative thinking. The author is unknown. Thinking Outside The Box In a small Italian town, hundreds of years ago, a small business owner owed a large sum of money to a loan-shark. The loan-shark was a very old, unattractive looking guy that just so happened…

Prosperity

by Louise Hay You can never create prosperity by talking or thinking about your lack of money. This is wasted thinking and cannot bring you abundance. Dwelling on lack only creates more lack. Poverty thinking brings more poverty. Gratitude thinking brings abundance. There are a few negative affirmations and attitudes that are guaranteed to keep…

Relaxing Into the Feeling of Being Alive

by Leo Babauta There’s a practice so simple that many people will discount it as not worthy of trying. They’ll miss out on the transformative power of that very simplicity. The practice is this: Sit still for a moment, and just feel what it feels like to be alive. Then relax into that feeling. Yes, I…

Dream and Dream Big!

By TheMasterShift in Mastershift It seems as though at one time or another we feel stuck; whether it be in our job, relationship, or just life in general. This is wonderful and completely understandable. It’s wonderful because we are questioning ourselves. If we did everything in life without questioning our happiness; life would be dull and unrewarding. We…

A 6-Step Path to Making the World a Better Place

  By Karen L. Garvey in Mastershift 1. Love Yourself First Self-love is potent and the foundation for all positive change in oneself and in the world. When everyone truly loves him or herself, the world will be a better place. 2. Stop Judging To hate others because of their religion, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, appearance, economic status,…

The Elephant Rope

Below is an inspirational short story about the power of belief. The author is unknown. The Elephant Rope A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp, and he spotted that the elephants weren’t being kept in cages or held by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece…

7 Easy Ways to Enhance Your Meditation Practice

  If you are just starting out, or even if you have been practicing for several years, here are some easy tips on how to enhance your meditation practice: 1. Prepare the body. Hatha yoga was designed to ready the physical body and mind for meditation. Even if I can’t spend an hour on asana beforehand, I make sure to focus…