In 2003 Stanford University published research showing that people who meditated on “Success Words” reported higher weekly accomplishments. These were the top 6 words chosen.
People say love is pure, painful, sweet, and dreadful — all at once. The truth is, love is a basic necessity in everyone’s life. Everyone needs to be loved to live a proper and healthy life. Love has various definitions. Ask someone and they will give you their own definition of love. Love is a variety of feelings, emotions, and attitude. For some love is more than just being interested physically in someone, it’s an emotional attachment.
Memories ultimately will be what we hold on to when the experiences end. Memories of loved ones carry meaning, but also thinking about how we are remembered matters. Our lives will go from physical--walking, talking, breathing bodies--to psychological--we’ll just exist in the memories of others. Our entire legacies will eventually live in the minds of the people who succeed us. Memories are literally our legacy, and we’ll exist in memories far longer than we actually live on earth.
A journey gives us a sense of purpose. Purpose is really what matters most above and beyond passion and effort. Purpose gives meaning to both your passion and effort, that without it true success may never be attained. Further, we all tend to see our lives as a story - and it is a story we want to share with others. Seeing our lives as a journey combines purpose with the story of our lives in a very unique and powerful manner.
Scientifically, a dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. But in this context they represent our wildest and deepest longings and aspirations. In both contexts, a dream is something seemingly impossible yet you can still experience it. Having goals so large they are considered dreams can push you to achieve new levels of success by constantly reaching for the sky.
This word is very motivational for many people around the world. Meditating on this word brings about both the thrill and the beauty of being alive - being sentient. Caring with and for others. Everything is made possible by your being alive, and interacting with the lives of others. It is a powerful word because it reminds us that we only get one lifetime, and so every second really does matter, and every day counts towards achieving your goals.
The word heart denotes an organ in your body, but is much more complex, with a connotation that is a paradox of both courage and vulnerability. It encompasses what we love, the passions that consume us, the choices we make, and the promises we keep. Our heart keeps us going, we depend on it. It is both fragile and strong. It is often associated with phrases like “heart of gold” or “heart of a lion”.