Tag Archive for: Personal Power

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

3 Mindset Shifts You Can Implement Right Away To Transform Your Life

20 Oct
October 20, 2016

Mindset Shifts to Transform Your Life

Here are three simple mindset shifts you can implement right away to promote powerful changes in your life and give you more inner peace.

MINDSET SHIFT #1:  Stop Figuring Out Why

I used to be obsessed with working out why things happened.  I couldn’t leave anything not figured out, explained, analysed and neatly assigned to a mental compartment.  I would obsess about finding the answer to why someone did, didn’t do, said, or didn’t say, something.  What was their motive, agenda, frame of mind?  With the precision of a scientist, I would trace back events, leaving no stone unturned, until I had gathered all the ‘facts’ I needed to come up with the perfect answer. ...keep reading

Arresting The Cycle: How You Can Take Your Power Back And Avert Crisis

21 Nov
November 21, 2014

How to take your power back and avert a crisis - Unusual Wisdom

Nobody likes crises.  Yet most who have survived one would be able to tell you that they gained something valuable from the experience and how it’s made them better persons.  I believe that crises often happen to help steer us back on the path that is aligned with our soul:

Sometimes, it happens after we’ve failed to see and follow repeated signals that our soul had been giving us; when anything short of a crisis would not get our attention.

Other times, it happens because the crisis is deemed to be the best way for us to learn specific lessons. ...keep reading

Channeling Creativity from Endings, Losses and Disappointments

17 Jun
June 17, 2014

Channelling creativity from loss, endings, disappointments with Amyra Mah

I was listening to Srinivas Rao’s The Unmistakable Creative podcast where he interviewed Allison Gryphon, who upon being diagnosed with cancer channeled her energy into something she calls “fearless filmaking” – both as a coping mechanism and an inspired project.  She described the moments just after she had learnt the news, where she experienced life being fully present for the first time: walking on the beach she felt sand like she never felt sand before; eating strawberries and drinking expresso, and truly tasting them for the first time.  She reminisced about how wonderful it would be if that is the place people start off with, rather than wait until we are faced with death to start being truly alive. ...keep reading

The Power Of Naming Your Fears

15 Jul
July 15, 2013

Learn the power of naming your fears with Amyra Mah
I was speaking with someone about the role of awareness in preventing the progression of negativity and found myself using the story of Rumpelstiltskin as an analogy.  Since then I’ve been reflecting on the lessons we can extract from this fable about dealing with fear.

Most of you will already know the Brothers Grimm’s story of Rumpelstiltskin.  It goes something like this:

A man boasts to the king that his daughter can spin straw into gold.  The king locks the girl up in a room full of straw and forces her to do just that.  Should she fail, she’d be killed.  A creature shows up and does the job for her, in exchange for her necklace.  The king puts her into a bigger room with more straw, promising he will marry her if she can do the same magic.  The creature appears again and offers to perform the task; the price this time is her firstborn child when she becomes queen.  The king marries the girl and they have a child.  The creature returns to claim its prize… unless she can guess its name within three days.  She sends a guard out to spy on the creature, who is found dancing around a fire, arrogantly singing its name.  When it appears the next day, the queen utters its name, “Rumpelstiltskin”.  Shocked to its core, the creature wobbles away and vanishes from the face of the earth. ...keep reading