I recently picked up Yehuda Berg’s new book If You Don’t Like Your Life, Change It! Instead of writing up a summary or a regular review, I want to share some of the insights I picked up as I read it. Enjoy!
The size of greatness inside of you is measure by the challenges you overcome.
If you have problems with a co-worker for example, what lesson is that unpleasant colleague here to teach me? To learn patience or new communication skills?
Difficult situations are like flags indicating where your soul’s work lies.
Repetition is the best way to reinforce a new neural pathway in the brain.
If you died today, what legacy would you leave behind?
Fight the desire to make excuses. Take ownership.
What specific parts of your life are the least fulfilling? Look at the good side of these issues, what would you see??
Where and who do I relate to people in the same way that I relate to my parents? Map out where your parents consistently come into conflict with you and where and how those same issues show up in their dealings with other people.
See your parents as people in their own right.
Take whatever your parents gave you by the way of a childhood, find the good in it, and apply that to what you want to do with your life.
See the times you felt hurt and victimized as actual blessings. What lessons have you learned from the way they raised you or didn’t raise you?
The size of the transformation or the degree of difficulty to be surmounted, determines how much Light is revealed.
Other people provide the best ways to find the root cause of our own ego, moments when they’re pushing our buttons.
Keep asking yourself: What am I supposed to learn from this?
The universe cannot judge us until we judge somebody else. No negative energy.
Our addictions tell us where our garbage is, so we can clean it up.
You can never drink enough alcohol if you’re an alcoholic. Addiction begins with awareness of our underlying thoughts.
Where am I addicted to another person’s approval?
Try being completely silent for 6-12 hours. By giving up another important activity for this, you will prove to yourself that you can reassert self-control.
Where do your thoughts come from? If you’re focused on personal transformation, tolerance and compassion, these are the kinds of thoughts you’re going to draw down.
By doing things that take us outside of ordinary thinking, we can access previously untapped parts of our awareness.
Light becomes internalized when we work through our pain, when we break through our patterns, when we stop seeking approval, when we share selflessly.