Your life will go along pretty nicely with a lot of happiness
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Principle # 1 : The Principle of "Letting Whatever Happens Be Okay"
“Things are the way they are." Addictions or attachments to things being different than they are need to be upgraded to preferences, so when "what is" is not what you want it to be, you do not suffer over it and your happiness and peace are therefore not controlled by forces outside of your control.
Accept what happens to you and what you think and feel, even if it is uncomfortable. When we stop resisting, the discomfort stops also.
Principle # 2 : The Principle of Threshold
People with a high threshold for what they can handle coming at them from the world remain happy, peaceful, and centered even when they are around difficult people or in difficult situations. When the threshold eventually becomes so high very little can cause a person to be pushed beyond the point where these feelings and behaviors are triggered.
The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.
- TenzinGyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
Principle # 3 : The Principle of Chaos & Reorganization
This map is your concept of who you are and what your relationship is to the rest of the universe. Therefore, letting the map go through the evolutionary process of going into chaos temporarily and reorganizing at a higher level results in relieving the problems and limitations of the old map and a new ability to deal with what was previously stressful or overwhelming. It is helpful to remind yourself that this is the prelude to positive change.
Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
Principle # 4 : The "Map is NOT the Territory" Principle
You can create the better map. It is very helpful to learn and recognize your favorite methods of trying to find the better map, which is not based on the mistaken idea that when the old map falls apart, you are falling apart.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. - Helen Keller
Principle # 5 : The Principle of Responsibility as Empowerment
You are responsible for every feeling or behavior you have, in the sense that it is either your chosen response to something that happens, or an automatic unconscious response based on the way your internal map of reality has been structured.
The foolish man seeks happiness
in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
- James Oppenheim
Principle # 6 : The Principle of Conscious Change
To become conscious, it is necessary to identify our favorite ways of going unconscious by stepping outside ourselves and watching what we are doing, feeling, etc. When this happens, many non-resourceful feelings, behaviors, and approaches to life fall away and are replaced by healthier approaches that bring happiness and peace to one's life.
“To know the true reality of yourself, you must be aware not only of your
conscious thoughts, but also of your unconscious prejudices, bias and habits.”
Principle # 7 : The Principle of Witnessing
"There I am, doing ___" or "There I am feeling ____". This needs to be done, however, without attachment to the outcome. In other words, you are doing it to objectively and curiously watch what is happening, not to change anything. The ability to step aside and watch yourself as you feel and act is an acquired skill and takes time and practice to develop, but it will totally change your life. Using Holosync naturally develops your ability to do this.
“There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.”
Principle # 8 : The Principle of "Good & Bad" Generalizations
These generalizations divide different aspects of us and the qualities we may have into two categories, those that we think are "good", or acceptable, and those we think are "bad" or unacceptable. In reality, there is nothing about any of us that is innately bad. Holosync facilitates this healing. Any generalization about yourself that is painful to you, however, is probably not true.
All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.
Principle # 9 : The Principle of the Neutral Universe
The old saying "Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so" is true. This is why different people find different things to be good or bad, and can assign completely different meanings to the same thing. It is the ultimate reason why you have the ability to create whatever kind of world you want just by assigning meaning to things in your life in whatever way you like. Make everything good, and the world is good; make everything bad, and the world is bad.
"It's okay to play Hamlet, but don't fall into the trap of thinking you are Hamlet."
If you think you are Hamlet, your life is a tragedy, because everyone dies by the end of the play. If you know you are just playing, you can have fun with it. Similarly, if you know everything is innately neutral and that you have assigned all the meaning (including good/bad) to everything in life, you are playing, and you can therefore be the creator of your own experience.
I hope these principles will be helpful to you. When you are in distress, check to see if you are violating any of these principles, or if viewing the situation through the filter of these principles creates a shift for you. Be well. - Bill Harris, Director Centerpointe Research Institute