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Creating Change

Selfishness and The Airplane Rule

There is a reason the flight crew is directed to instruct you that, in the case of an emergency, do not be a martyr: put your own mask on before helping someone else. How does the genius of this request not make it past customs? Here are some of the next-level insights it imparts: 1.…

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Small Changes, Big Consequences

Question: If this is the only thing I accomplish today, will I be satisfied with my day? If not, why not do the one thing that would make the day a success? (Not the 5, 15, or 500. Find one thing that, alone, would make you satisfied with your day or consider it a success.)…

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On Wishing.

“Wishes are recollections coming from the future.” – Rainer Maria Rilke My girlfriend sent that quote to me yesterday. She said she thought I would like it. She was right. It makes me smile. I’m a ‘what if…’ kinda human. I like to play that game. And I especially like to play it with thoughts…

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Innoncence v. Ignorance v. Cynicism

“Ignorance is not knowing anything and being attracted to the good. Innocence is knowing everything, and still being attracted to the good.” Clarissa Pinkola-Estes We tend to think that ‘ignorance is bliss’, because increased knowledge inevitably brings with it increased sorrow, pain, and despondency; and that innocence, while beautiful perhaps, is essentially a state of…

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Doing The Right Thing

What is the right thing to do? We want to do the right thing. And I’m not necessarily talking about the ethical or moral thing. We can be a little more gritty, a little more earthly – a little more personal than that. When I say we want to do the right thing, I mean:…

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Tarot, Astrology and Coffee Grinds: Part Two

This is Part Two of: thoughts on tarot, astrology, and woo-woo readings of all kinds. (See last week’s Tarot, Astrology and Coffee Grinds: Part One here.) In Part One I talked about allowing yourself to have some authority in deciding whether the reading (or ‘divination’) works/worked or not. And also, allowing yourself to use and…

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Resentment

“Resentment is the poison we swallow hoping the other person will die.” I’m sorry, because I know how compelling it is to think otherwise – but its true. Stop drinking the poison. It’s not working. Not in the way we want it to anyway. It is slowly eating away at us; slowly increasing the toxicity…

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Our Deepest Fear: Part Two

Yesterday I posted the following quote from Marianne Williamson’s A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves,…

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