Tony Fahkry's Blog Entries

  • The Next Chapter of Your Life Begins with the One You’re Living

    Something of Benefit also Comes with its Problems New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. ~ Lao Tzu Are you always looking to the next chapter of your life because you’re fed up with the one you’re living now? You wouldn’t be the only one since many ...
  • Why Being Hard On Yourself Is Working Against You

    You Will Never Be Good Enough You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. ~ Louise L. Hay I want you to take an honest look at whether you are hard on yourself? I realise this has different implications for people, ...
  • Everyone is Carrying a Heavy Burden we Know Nothing About

    Foster Understanding and Kindness Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always. ~ Brad Meltzer I want you to do a simple exercise: close your eyes and think about an issue affecting you that few people know about. Consider the situation carefully and feel...
  • Why Strong Roots Help us Withstand the Storms of Life

    None are Immune to the Ravages of Life For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Think of a current problem causing you distress. Imagine it as best you can without getting caught up in the details. Have you given any thought to why this experienc...
  • When You Let Go of The Rules, Things Get Simpler

    Life Changes At The Drop Of A Hat “The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.”—George Bernard Shaw What rules do you live by? I’m not talking about those that govern what you eat or how you dress but something more meaningful. What rules dictate your life? For...
  • Why it's Always too Early to Quit

    It's always too early to quite ~ Norman Vincent Peale The late American minister Norman Vincent Peale summed it up best in his book You Can If You Think You Can, writing a chapter titled: It’s Always Too Early To Quit. He was making the case for persisting instead of quitting ahead o...
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  • What Does it Mean to Love?

    Love Does Not Diminish Love creates an “us” without destroying the “me.” ~ Leo Buscaglia How do you define love or the experience of it? What is it like to experience yourself on an intimate level? I don’t mean physically, but emotionally and spiritually? Som...
  • The Only Way out of Judgement is Through the Power of Gratitude

    Judgement And Gratitude Are Opposing Forces The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings.  ~  Henry Ward Beecher Did you know that judgement impairs our ability to identify what is really taking place in a situati...
  • Don't Get Stuck on the One Thing that Ruins Your Day

    The Futility Of Holding Onto Negative Emotions One small positive thought can change your whole day.  ~  Zig Ziglar Do a mental exercise with me: Think of a recent situation that ruined your day? Perhaps you received a message from someone and suddenly you were caught up in negativit...
  • How to Stop Trying to Control Life Through the Art of Surrender

    Striving Less To Get What You Want The moment of surrender is not when life is over, it’s when it begins. ~ Marianne Williamson Are you happy with your life? Is it unfolding as it should or do you face difficulties and challenges you cannot overcome? It’s important we know whether ...
  • Everything Experienced is Preparing You for What You Asked for

     What Are You Giving Your Attention To? Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be ~ Kahlil Gibran What are you experiencing in your life that is causing you trouble? Try to get a sense of the emotions when you think about the situation. Now, reflect on w...
  • Why Your Soul Knows What the Mind Cannot Understand

    Your Soul Knows the Best Path For You The soul has been given its own ears to hear things that the mind does not understand. ~ Rumi Have you ever experienced a sense of oneness? A feeling of connectedness with life and the universe? What did it feel like on an emotional level? These types of ...
  • Your Beliefs Control Your Destiny

    Are Your Beliefs Serving You? You begin to fly when you let go of self-limiting beliefs and allow your mind and aspirations to rise to greater heights. ~Brian Tracy Your beliefs control your destiny because they are the imprint upon which the future is cast. Take a moment and reflect on your c...
  • When You Heal Yourself First, the Rest Will Fall Into Place

    Nothing is an Accident But Results From Our Thinking Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. ~ Kahlil Gibran How would you describe your relationship with yourself? Is it a kind, compassionate and nurturing one or does it encompass...
  • Embrace the Life You Have Now

    The Grass Is Rarely Greener On The Other Side We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ~ Joseph Campbell Let’s be truthfully honest: Are you happy with your life or do you wish things were different? For example, how wo...
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  • Remaining Positive in a Negative Situation

    The Difference Is What We See And How We Interpret It Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit. ~ Napoleon Hill When was the last time you experienced a negative situation? Recall the event as best you can and think about how...
  • How to Overcome Being Easily Offended

    Is Being Offended Serving You? When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger. ~ Epictetus How do you react when someone offends you, whether it be intentionally or otherwise? Do you allow it to get the better of y...
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  • 7 Ways to Accept Yourself Through With Unconditional Love

    Reconnect With Your Purposeful Self Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.~ Steve Maraboli It is important for our personal development to learn how to love ourselves. If we don’t, it is hard to expect...
  • The Importance of Being Present in All our Relationships

    Listening Requires Being Silent The first duty of love is to listen ~ Paul Tillich How engaged are you in your relationships? Are you present within the relationship? I don’t mean physically present since that is a given. I’m talking about being mentally, emotionally and spirituall...
  • Learning to Grow from Your Mistakes

    Sometimes I Wish I Knew Better Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit. ~ Napoleon Hill Think about a recent mistake and consider how things could have turned out differently for you. Whilst hindsight is a wonderful faculty, it ca...
  • How Quality Sleep Can Improve Your Overall Health

    Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together  ~  Thomas Dekker I wish to dedicate this post to sleep and its effect on your health. One of the most underestimated areas of health and wellbeing is the amount of sleep you get per night. In my work as a post-r...
  • Why Fear Prevents Us From Feeling Wonderment

    How To Disassociate From Fear   “What is the biggest thing that stops people from living their lives in the present moment? Fear—and we must learn how to overcome fear.”—Brian Weiss Consider the last time you experienced a fearful thought or emotion? Think about the s...
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  • We Think we're Done with Our Past, Your Past is Never Done

    Recycling The Past Into The Present Moment Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson...
  • Your Heart's Deepest Desire Is To Simply Be At Peace in STRESS

    Renew The Commitment To Yourself “We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love Place your hands on your heart. What do you feel? I don’t mean the beating of your hear...
  • Why Controlling Your Desires Is The Basis For Personal Power

    Succumbing To the Egoic Needs “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.”—Aristotle   The most significant thing we can do to control our desires is to let go of the attachment we have to them. ...
  • Why we Must Integrate Ourselves to Heal

    Nurture the deepest part of your core nature The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. ~ Caroline Myss Healing involves integrating our fragmented parts into the entirety of our being. However, the paradox is: we are not broken but merely disas...
  • Why Your Emotional Pain is a Portrait into the Past

    The Healing Power Of Love Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love? ~ Leo Buscaglia Emotional pain is a portrait into the past due to recycled memories...
  • The Quality of Your Life Comes from What You Hold in Your Heart

    Foster A True Connection With Yourself Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. ~ Buddha Take your hand and place it on your heart. What do you feel? Some would say nothing while others can attune to the energy in that area because the heart has a s...