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A Wealth of Wisdom  I believe in creating your own reality, feeding your mind good stuff, and doing what excites you. Created & run by Ruben Chavez.

I'm partnering with @mantraband to give away 10 custom bracelets! They've been kind enough to make some limited edition bands which feature a mantra that is central to the TGP philosophy: "Feed Your Mind Good Stuff" (shown above)
Lately, these words have been so relevant to my life. I've been reading and learning more than ever before. A core belief of mine is that we become what we consume — that's why I always try to feed my mind good stuff.
For chance to win this limited edition silver bracelet:
1. LIKE this photo ♥️
2. COMMENT a mantra that has been important to you and your personal development 👇
3. FOLLOW @mantraband 📲
I'll choose 5 people from the comments and send them each 2 bracelets. I might even post your mantra here!
Winners will be sent a direct message on 7/25.

How do you find your passion, path, or purpose in life? Here's a method that has helped me:

Start taking action on the small things that excite you from moment to moment and day to day. These things are the threads that will connect you to your larger passion, path and purpose in life.

BUT — and this is a big "but" — this process only works when you are truly honest with yourself about what genuinely excites you. There's a big difference between doing something that actually excites you and doing something that's just a convenient distraction from what you actually want to do. Learn to recognize the difference.

Truth is, it can be difficult for some people to face the things that genuinely excite them because they’ve ignored and suppressed them for so long. This isn’t surprising, since our society tends to equate doing what makes you happy with being selfish or lazy.

The more often you recognize and act on the small things that excite you, the more often you will be presented with larger and more exciting things to act upon. This is the formula for a magical life.

What's something you've been excited about lately? Comment below 👇

When you try to please everyone, you end up pleasing no one, least of all yourself.

You got this.

As we go through life, we often accumulate beliefs, mental programs, and psychic baggage that do not belong to us. They were passed down to us by someone else.
Maybe it was a friend's offhand negative remark that you took personally. Maybe one of your parents unintentionally transferred their own limiting beliefs to you.
A lot of what weighs you down isn't yours to carry. Let go of what isn't yours. Take inventory of your beliefs and the mental patterns you follow without even thinking. Do they belong to you? Or did you unwittingly inherent them from someone else?

This was my spontaneous answer when @JonathanFields interviewed me on the @GoodLifeProject podcast about a year ago. While I stand by this statement, I know there are many more aspects to the idea of a "good life," including service to others, self-awareness, freedom, and others...but this is a good start. What about you? What does a good life mean to you?

Although this can be an unsettling thought, it's also a very powerful realization -- at least it has been for me.
Over the years, I've often found that the qualities that annoy me about others are either qualities I've possessed at some point in my past or qualities I would like to express but don't.
Both of these realizations have lead me to either an increased compassion for others or a sobering self-awareness, respectively. In this way, others can serve as mirrors for our own state of consciousness and help us to recognize the places where we still might need to do some healing and self work.
If you find yourself feeling irritated by someone, try looking inward first. I highly recommend thinking deeply about this quote from the highly influential Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Initially, it can be an unpleasant mental exercise but, well worth it in the long run.
—Ruben Chavez

Beliefs are the stories we tell ourselves about our abilities, our circumstances, and the world around us.
Limiting beliefs are those specific stories that hold us back in some way from becoming who we truly want to be. Often, they are unquestioned and/or unconscious.
If we want to create lasting change in our lives, we need to let go of our limiting beliefs and cultivate empowering beliefs that support our growth.

The person you will be in five years depends largely on the information you feed your mind today. When you are conscious about the kind of information you allow into your world, it's only a matter of time before your reality reflects your improved quality of thought.

Who can relate? It's amazing how many life-changing epiphanies and mindset shifts I've had while reading. Learning from those who have gone before me has been an invaluable part of my journey and learning process.
Although I love the process of reading, I've found audio to be a more effective learning medium for me lately. For the past couple months, I've been consuming most of my books through @audible_com and I'm currently taking several courses from @thegreatcourses.
As always, I listen to podcasts to fill in any gaps in my day. Some of my favorites lately are The @TimFerriss Show, The @JoeRogan Experience, and Neil deGrasse Tyson's @StarTalkRadio.
It's interesting to me that, as humans, we've been learning auditorily far longer than we've been reading printed text. Oral tradition vastly predates literacy so it makes sense that this would be an effective learning medium for some people.
What are your thoughts? What have you been listening to or reading lately?

"When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you."
—Lao Tzu

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