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Self-Mastery

Self-esteem and what makes life worth living.

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~ E. E. Cummings Self-esteem is obviously important because it helps prevent you from eating sh**. Even when packaged in a sweet, candy-covered shell. Self-esteem is important because as Chuck Reid remarked, “In theory, there is no difference between…

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Easier Said Than Done. – But Still Worth Saying.

“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” ~ Henry Ford Ah yes. Indeed. ‘Tis so. I won’t pretend I can tell you how. How often spans the better part of a lifetime and usually involves most things and their opposite, for example: listen to yourself – listen…

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Because I had a friend.

“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” ~ Abraham Lincoln What a remarkable admission. Whether you believe him or not, whether you want to rattle off the dozen character traits, innate or otherwise, you consider responsible for Lincoln’s success – consider that a distraction…

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The Grass Is Greener …

“The grass is greener where you water it.” ~Neil Barringham The grass is greener where you water it. It may always be greener on the other side because human beings are irrevocably dissatisfied and fickle – maybe; but it is definitely always greener where it’s been watered. Remember that, when you find yourself coveting another patch:…

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Expect To Grow Spiritually.

“Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.” ~ Eileen Caddy Expect to grow spiritually. With this one phrase Caddy has taken what might otherwise have drifted away as the height of new age delusion – and injected it with the rock-hard solid…

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Wounds.

  “What do sad people have in common? It seems they have all built a shrine to the past and often go there and do a strange wail and worship. What is the beginning of happiness? It is to stop being so religious like that.” ~ Hafiz ‘It is to stop being so religious like…

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Forgiving and Forgetting: Part Two

“Find exemplary examples.” ~ Catherine Collautt, Ph.D. My last post, Forgiving and Forgetting: Part One, you may have found to be, ‘a hard one’ – simply by virtue of the fact that it was on forgiveness. Forgiveness is hard because of the level it asks us to engage with life on; one we often spend…

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Forgiving and Forgetting: Part One

  “The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.” ~ Thomas Szasz There is definitely something important and insightful in Szasz’s statement, but I want to amend it to say: The stupid neither forgive nor forget;the naïve forgive and forget;the wise forgive and – learn.…

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Do We Really Need Do-Overs Or What?

“We were built to negotiate and champion life by evolving, re-crafting, and transforming – not, by hitting the reset button.” ~ Catherine Collautt, Ph.D., On Having One Life. Or What’s True About Reincarnation. So often I have found that as we change – which we inevitably do in the course of this thing called Life…

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