Archive for category: Self-Actualisation

The Power Of Wordless Communication

28 Apr
April 28, 2017

the power of wordless communication by Amyra Mah

Have you ever wanted to shoot off that email right away, or to speak to someone face-to-face urgently, gripped by impatience?  We seem to think that if we don’t do it right away, we would be disadvantaged in some way.  We think our words, written or spoken, have so much power that we must assert this power right away.  We may be so accustomed to using words that we can’t see the value of not using words.

Suppose I ask you to communicate or take action without using words.  How would you handle it?  What are some of the non-word ways of communicating?  If you’re like most people, you’d probably have to think about it before answering. ...keep reading

Is Compassion For Others Overrated?

22 Apr
April 22, 2017

is compassion overrated by Amyra Mah

In spiritual circles, it is common for people to state that we should “come from compassion”.  Whilst compassion is a high vibrational state, actually few really know how to practise it.  The way that many people purport to practise it actually takes them a few notches down in the spiritual evolutionary ladder.

If we’re talking about true compassion, yes, coming from compassion is the way to go.  But most people misuse it, to the detriment of their own wellbeing.

There comes a point in our spiritual growth when whenever we see someone behaving badly, our first inclination may be to say, “Oh, but we must have compassion.”  As a result, we may tolerate bad behaviours when others treat us badly or are abusive towards us. ...keep reading

Why Getting Started Before You Can “Afford” To Can Bring In The Magic

25 Feb
February 25, 2015

Why Getting Started Before You Can Afford To Can Bring In The Magic - Amyra Mah
Here’s a scenario I often see:

You have a creative project that you’ve been ‘sitting on’.  The project may be writing a book, creating a business out of a cool idea, travelling to a place that particularly draws you, going back to school to study something you love, or learning a creative art form.  You love the idea of the lifestyle you imagine you’re able to have once you have embarked on this project.  But you think you need to achieve certain financial goals before you can afford to do it.  Years go by while you tell yourself that you need to wait until you have more money, saved enough money, win the lottery… and instead of moving closer to actualisation, the project increasingly becomes a mere fantasy. ...keep reading

Tony Robbins Is Wrong: Why Taking Action Is NOT The Most Powerful Way To Shape Your Life

25 Aug
August 25, 2014

Taking Action with Amyra Mah - Unusual Wisdom

“The most powerful way to shape our lives is to get ourselves to take action,” says self-help guru Anthony Robbins.

I like Tony and admire his work; as far as motivational teachers go, few can stoke my inner fire for motivation, and get me going and taking actions quite like him.  But whilst I appreciate the power of taking actions to move towards what we want in life, I disagree that it is the most powerful way to shape our lives.

There’s a whole lot more involved that needs to be taken into consideration than just making yourself take actions.  Yes, taking action is important but his statement requires some caveats. ...keep reading

Fear Of Success: Are You Sabotaging Your Success?

18 Jul
July 18, 2014

Spiritual healing and transformation with Amyra Mah to overcome fear of success

I’ve been noticing at this time that those of us who are on the path of conscious evolution are being nudged to the next level of awakening to our true selves.  As a therapist and soul worker, I feel called to assist in lifting the collective veil so that we live more authentic lives.  For me, it means continuing to challenge conventional wisdom, to find new pathways towards our evolution.

One thing I have noticed increasingly is that many people who regularly consume self-help and spiritual healing products remain stuck in unhappiness.  Chasing after the next new book, course, seminar, healing modality has become an addiction in our quest to liberate ourselves from continued suffering.  Yet, as the high of the promise and hope of the product leaves you, you find yourself back to where you’d started: ...keep reading

When Failure Is Success

30 Sep
September 30, 2013

Overcoming Fear of Taking the Risk of Failing with Amyra Mah
I was talking to a friend about the show she gave as a performance artist and telling her how much I admired her bravery in giving such a raw performance.  She said that stepping onto the stage was huge for her growth; as a perfectionist, she wanted everything to go perfectly.  “I failed… many times,” she said.  “But of course, that was my success.”  I felt shivers.

That last statement was a big inspiration to me.  Suddenly, I saw how often so many of us stop ourselves from doing the thing we love to do, just because we refuse to take the risk of failing.  We hold on so strongly to ‘succeeding’ in a certain way, as the only way, so much so that we end up depriving ourselves of seeing our dream manifested. ...keep reading

Why Law Of Attraction Is So Yesterday

28 Aug
August 28, 2012

How to practise law of attraction more powerfully with Amyra Mah
Ever since the movie ‘The Secret’ came out in 2006, a whole new sector in the global self-help industry has blossomed.  Suddenly, people were finding the message that we can create our own reality an empowering alternative to what they had put up with previously: being stuck, sick, poor and unhappy.  Six years later, after countless of books, audios, videos, programmes and systems being produced to cater to a mass of people hungry for more info, more details, more secrets to master this ‘secret’ – I see two things in terms of where this has taken us in our conscious development. ...keep reading

How Failure Can Lead You To What Your Soul Yearns

24 Jan
January 24, 2012

Discover your soul yearning with Amyra Mah
In the horror film ‘Vanishing On 7th Street’ there is a scene where John Leguizamo’s character Paul is led into a tunnel.  As he follows to the end of the tunnel, he finds himself facing a dead-end.  He turns around and sees the light furthest to him black out.  Then the next furthest light dims, and the next….  What struck me most was not the sensations the producers of the movie must have wanted to evoke in the audience, ie. to feel Paul’s increasing terror as darkness inches closer and closer.  Rather, it was how the remaining light becomes increasingly brighter as the light dims one by one. ...keep reading

Are You Afraid To Step Out And Do Your Thing?

11 Dec
December 11, 2011

Are You Afraid to Step Out and Share Your Gifts? - Amyra Mah
If given a choice, I could spend a lot of time focusing on my own growth.  Since I rate spiritual growth as my top personal value, it’s easy for me to devote lots of time to psycho-analysing myself, processing my issues and healing my pains.  Admittedly, it can get close to the level of self-indulgence if I don’t watch myself!  From time to time, I’m jolted to awareness of how self-centered I have been, to be focusing on my own inadequacies when I could be looking at how to help more people.  I then get redirected internally to make it less about me and more about others. ...keep reading

How To Be Free And Spontaneous – Without Hurting Yourself

07 Sep
September 7, 2011

Being free and spontaneous with Amyra Mah
One of our greatest desires is to be free and spontaneous.  If you look at most personal and social problems, you will see that somewhere along the way we were striving to be free from our physical, emotional and mental constraints.  To be able to express ourselves freely and spontaneously, to be freed from our fearful beliefs and the emotional pains that grip us – these desires are what sprouted the whole self-help and human potential movement.

But the desire to be free and spontaneous can become a trap.  In our efforts to get unstuck, we can lead ourselves to a place of even greater stuckness.  This does not mean, however, that we shouldn’t strive to be free, for I believe that freeing ourselves from feeling trapped is our spiritual purpose.  The journey of unshackling ourselves is both exciting and rewarding, to be savoured throughout our lives, as every bit more freedom we gain moves us closer to becoming our ultimate self. ...keep reading