On television we see a lot of people who want to have a make-over. They change their appearance on the outside, which has an influence on their inside. Great! But how about changing the inside first and THEN look different? This question popped up with me, as I was watching a television show in the Netherlands. We saw this mother in her forties, who wanted to sell expensive houses. At first we saw her trying to sell a house, she was wearing huge glasses and she was dressed in an old fashioned way. No make-up there. So, the team that is doing the make-over, decided to help her and gave her the look of a self insured young woman, with trendy, though classic clothes and sent her to a good hair dresser and a make-up stylist. Then her teeth were bleached. A totally different look! She looked much younger, with much more self esteem and got lots of compliments!
I love this programs but I also know that these programs search for a few people to make the show with. So, this cannot be done for everyone.
Now, here comes the kicker; why not achieve this from the inside? Why feel dependent from The Others in order to change our appearance?
When I look at people that came to my office in search for psychological help, I have seen them come in with hanging shoulders, depressed, not believing in themselves…as I started to work with them, this changed. And all of a sudden they began to change on the outside too! Because they changed their beliefs, they wanted to look at the outside, like they began to feel on the inside! Same result! Isn’t that miraculous? And cheap!
My first suggestion would be to read the book: “Happiness Is A Choice” by Barry Neil Kaufman.
This book is as good as it sounds! Barry Neil Kaufman is the co-founder of The Option Institute in New England, America. He is the creator of many more books, all written to help people how to empower themselves and how to create more happiness in their lives. He is an amazing teacher and a most lovable person. Barry Neil Kaufman has been the motor for many people who decide to drive their car in a different way. It has to do with beliefs, beliefs we think of to be our own, but most of the time we bought them from others. This book was given to me by my dear friend Iris from the Netherlands, just before she left to America, where she married Mark. They are a real good team together and creators of more wellness to The Others. The newest project by them is: Relate to Autism, helping parents to help children. (www.relatetoautism.com)
Both of them started at The Option Institute. (www.option.org) Mark is a good writer as well and a very passionate creator, and that isn’t all. Together with Iris, Pete and Butch they form a real good band called: No Room For Jello! With performances in, for example Great Barrington MA, at Fuels coffeeshop. A real treat for both body and soul!
Iris told me about The Option Institute before she left. I have read “Happiness Is A Choice” six years later. Why? Before that, I did not have the feeling I was ready to read it, after six years I was ready for it. I bought an air ticket after reading the book and went to The Option Institute. This has definitely changed my life, like it has changed the lives of many, many other people. I therefore want to ask our readers to take a look at the beautiful site of The Option Institute. From all countries, all over the world, people come to the Institute. To change their lives, to live more happy, to create their renewed view on life. And talk about their experiences, so the ripples in the water are increasing…
I tell people who come for help to my office about the change I was given there. It is a gift for life.
When you are not in the ability of going to America in person, order the cd’s! By listening to these cd’s, you will be able to develop another view on your life. At the entrance of the Option Institute you can read: A Place for Miracles… I totally subscribe that statement!
To create you personal make-over is possible! Convince yourself! Empower yourself! And have the life you always wanted to have!
To all of our readers I want to say; belief in yourself will change your world…! But believing that your beliefs are changeable into a whole new view is even better! To let go of the old beliefs that were withholding you, to let go of the old beliefs that are not really YOU is a relief! And very easy to do!
A make-over is better than a hang-over! Which can be explained in different ways, a hang-over as a bending over your problems, your unsatisfying life, your same old beliefs, can bring you a headache and too little solutions. A make-over is a gift to yourself and most of all; it’s just around the corner, waiting there to be grabbed. To change your life the way you want it to change.
Take a look at: www.option.org or go to Google and type in: The Option Institute.
Miracles do exist…..