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Posts Tagged ‘empowering’

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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Q: Real or Magic? A: Both.

‘I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.’” ~ Louis C.K. Question: Real or magic?…

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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 Mythical Money Magnet: Compounding.

Arbutus Compoundis: the tree that grows money. This is what we’ve all been told money doesn’t do, but wish it would do: grow on trees. We’d all love a tree that grows money. But we’re told they don’t exist, so we dream instead of second best: winning the lottery. (The odds are better, we think…

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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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Let’s Hear It For The Boy.

“Within the masculine psyche, there is a creature, an unwounded man, who believes  in the good, who has no doubts about life, who is not only wise but who also is not afraid to die.” Clarissa Pinkola-Estes, Women Who Run With The Wolves Ahhh Alan Garner (Zach Galifianakas’ character in The Hangover, above) … Just kidding. Or…

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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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