Monday, May 06, 2013

Flexibility and Playfulness in Goal Directed Behaviors

"Flexible Goals:  Goal setting is important for getting what we want out of life.  However, how we go about achieving our goals can become a real impediment, creating resistance to change, shutting us down, and even resulting in failure.  Loss of vitality, being stuck, or aging can often be traced to way we approach our goals.  By learning to hold goals loosely, you give your brain opportunities for discovering new ways to fulfill you fondest dreams.  You will accaccomplish more, with less suffering, and open up to new possibilities.  Vitality and health are fostered by adopting a free, flexible, playful attitude towards goals, embracing mistakes, and making room for mireacles."
-   Anat Baniel, Move into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality, p.20.

Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality
"1.  Moving with Attention, Wake Up to Life, Mindful Movements
2.  The Learning Switch, Bring in the New, Lifelong learning, Retraining
3.  Subtlety, Experience the Power of Gentleness
4.  Variation, Enjoy Abundant Possibilities
5.  Taking Your Time, Slowing Down, Not Rushing, Luxuriate in the Richness of Feeling 
6.  Enthusiasm, Turn the Small into the Great
7.  Flexible Goals, Make the Impossible Possible  
8.  Imagination and Dreams, Create Your Life
9.  Awareness, Cultivating Mindfulness, Thrive with True Knowledge"

-   Anat Baniel, Move into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality

Move into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality  By Anat Baniel.  New York, Harmony Books, 2009.  Index, bibliography, 306 pages.  ISBN: 9780307395290.  VSCL.  

Nine Essentials Summary

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