When The Past Is Present

In the book, ‘When The past is Present’, David Richo goes into how our past can still influence what is taking place in our present This was a book I read in 2012, so I can’t remember any specific details about it.

However, I had an experience recently that clearly demonstrated how what took place in the past can impact the present. I often spend a certain amount of time in an environment where, at times, I feel as though I’m walking on eggshells.

Unstable

As to whether or not I can relax depends on if a certain person is there or not; if they are, I feel as though I have to be on alert and, if they are not, I can settle down. When I crossed paths with this person a little while ago, my inner world soon changed.

And what added to this experience was when this person ended up making a big deal over something that hadn’t been done. I already felt tense, and I ended feeling emotionally overwhelmed.

The Outcome

Afterwards, part of me became angry and I thought about getting my own back. I could have felt like a victim and seen this person as a perpetrator, which would have meant that I played no part in what took place.

One way of looking at this would be to say that there was absolutely no reason for me to feel this way as my life was not under threat. But, when this situation is looked at from a deeper place, it is possible to see the bigger picture.

A Mirror

There are two parts here: what happened between me and the other person, and what caused me to spend time in this environment to begin with. How I feel when I’m around this person is similar to how I used to feel around my mother as a child – she was emotionally unstable, to say the least.

Many years have passed since that time but, the trauma of those years had stayed within me. How I felt, along with the beliefs I created during this time, is then what played a big part in me having this experience and being drawn to this environment.

Self-Awareness

Now, it wasn’t pleasant for me to have this experience, and if I hadn’t been aware of what was going on, I would have believed that I played no part in what took place. This doesn’t mean that I’m ‘special’ or have a special ability; it’s simply the result of all the work I have put in to understand myself since 2003.

The experiences that I had as a child set me up to feel comfortable with being around people who were emotionally unstable. This became what was familiar, and what is familiar is what is safe to the ego mind.

Final Thoughts

Before this incident took place I was aware of how an early wound was being played out with this person, yet my awareness increased after this took place. Up until this point, it was as though I was looking though a window that wasn’t completely clear.

Due to the work I had done on myself, I was able to observe what was taking place within me. If, on the other hand, I had been identified with it, it would have stopped me from being able to see how my external world was mirroring back what was taking place within me.
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If you can see that there are certain patterns that continually play out in your life, and you want to embrace your inherent power, it might be a good idea for you to reach out for external support. This can be provided by a therapist or a healer, for instance.

Teacher, Prolific writer, author, and coach, Oliver JR Cooper, hails from England. His insightful commentary and analysis covers all aspects of human transformation, including love, partnership, self-love, and inner awareness. With over one thousand eight hundred in-depth articles highlighting human psychology and behaviour, Oliver offers hope along with his sound advice.

Killer Powerpoint Templates That Help You Ace Your Presentation

There are hundreds of PowerPoint templates in the Microsoft Office library and thousands other available for download online. What are the criteria for choosing a PowerPoint template that could help you to ace your presentation?

Here are the top four points I have just brainstormed:

  1. Match your topic: the PowerPoint template should have the theme built in to every slide. You need a template that assists you to speak on your topic. If you are doing a presentation related to classical music, there is no point choosing a template that has a IT theme. This is very clear!
  2. Simple and clear: do not choose a PowerPoint template that has too many colors as background and distract your audience from reading the content. Do not choose an animated template unless your topic matches closely with that theme.
  3. Right Font: do not use a template that have a lot of pre-set small text. There is nothing wrong to use bigger font size but it’s definitely a problem using a very small font size. Remember! Your audience needs to read your stuff! Do not exact them to read your stuff on your printed copy of PowerPoint presentation.
  4. Graphic built-in: there are some websites out there that have ready-to-use charts and graphics. This will save you the time to redesign all these nice stuff. Why re-invent the wheel if someone has already done it for you.

At the end of the day, there is one main clear point to remember: WE as PRESENTERS are the number one visual for our audience. Our PowerPoint templates are just be there to assist us.

Does Your Network Marketing Opportunity Presentation Suck? Use This Technique, Get Results in 60 Sec

Do you feel that even with your best Network Marketing Opportunity Presentation people just don’t join your organization? I know how you feel – I spent years experimenting & not getting anywhere. So I fully appreciate your frustration.

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They need to know:

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WARNING: Neglect any of the above or take longer than 60 seconds and you’ll blow it!

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