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Breadcrumbs to Contentment

The strange thing about lasting inner peace and happiness is that you wonder once discovered why it was so hard to find, and why the fuck it took so many years! 😂 Because the concept seems so easy in retrospective…

The world is full of self help books, card decks, journals and online courses that promise to find the sacred land. But when you break it down, in the essence everyone is telling you the same. Why are so many people still not able to enjoy life with easiness, when the world is full with the knowledge about it?

We discovered, that there is not the ultimate fit’s all solution, it is more like breadcrumbs someone has to find and work on by themselves. And to do this groundwork, someone has to decide for it again and again and again. The catch, what have worked for someone else might not work for you!

Sometimes you find a life changing breadcrumb in a book, sometimes from a therapist, sometimes from a friend or a Social Media Post, sometimes during meditation.
And you cannot say, that it always has to be a linear way. We discovered the following breadcrumbs to be necessary for our way.

Each topic is so extensive by itself, that we suggest, if something relates to you, to google it up or follow our book suggestions.

Even if it is a list, it does not have to be in that order, but there might be the nugget inside it, which helps to melt down one of your barriers.

1) Self worth and not being enough.

Working with the inner child on past traumas. It does not have to be so drastic, like what Sarah experienced by watching her father die, it can as well be something like a experienced rejection, or lacking support during childhood or youth.

Books and Terms on this topic:

  • Transactional analysis by Berne
  • The Big Leap by Gay Hendriks⁠
  • Communication Training by Vera F. Birkenbihl (only in German)⁠
  • The Child in You by Stefanie Stahl⁠

2) Letting go and the decision for change.

There is the saying: Where attention goes, energy flows. It’s true. If you regularly bathe in melancholy, don’t be surprised if you find it difficult to find lightness. It all starts with a decision to change where you focus your attention on. Life is great.

Great Books about this topic:

  • Letting go by Hawkins
  • A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill⁠ by Matthieu Ricard
  • Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom⁠ by Rick Hanson

3) Taking responsibility for the life.

It is a paradigm shift from a victim mindset to a creator mindset. From scarcity to abundance. From thoughts to emotions. It is about forgiving yourself and people who have influenced you. The new mindset is: Everything is happing for you, not to you.

Books on this topic:

  • 7 habits of highly effective people by Covey
  • Becoming supernatural by Dispenza
  • Personality isn’t permanent by Hardy
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad by Kiyosaki

4) Trust and inner Silence

Being courageous to follow the gut. Strengthening the bond between you and nature. Everything in this universe is created out of the same three elements. The Ego can hinder growth.

Books and topics:

  • Zen Mind Beginners Mind⁠ – Shunruy Suzuki
  • Practicing Yoga and Meditation (non guided)
  • Zen Training: Methods and Philosophy⁠ – Katsuki Sekida
  • Cosmos by Sagan
  • The Mind Illuminated

And ultimately. Don’t take yourself so serious. Becoming no one is way more fun than becoming someone!

Do you have a suggestion that has helped you?