July, 2010 Archives

EAA AirVenture Air Show in Oshkosh (B’gosh!)

For the last few days Darryl and I have been in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, for EAA’s AirVenture Air Show. We’ve been meeting with airplane manufacturers with the hopes of finding an airplane for the Global Hug Tour. Here are a few shots from the show… hope you enjoy! (Just double click the image to enlarge, read more detail and be able to comment, thanks!)

From Sunset to Moonrise: An Evening on Flathead Lake

All of these photos were taken on Flathead Lake, sequentially, from 8pm to 10pm yesterday. I’m amazed at the changes on the lake, from the beautiful sunset to the west and the brilliant moon rise to the east. Check out the photos and I think you’ll see what I mean.

Putting the LIGHT back into Enlightenment: An Action Plan

Free yourself from judgment. Each judgment you have is a complaint with the Divine Mystery. Let go of your attachment to being right. This doesn’t mean you can’t be right, only that you can’t keep score. Let go of your attachment to being wrong. Scrutinizing your actions to identify your “mistakes” is a justification for self-judgment. The opposite of being wrong and the opposite of being right is the same-just being. Stop trying to fix yourself. You are not broken, you don’t need repairing, and you don’t need to try harder. All you need to do is accept yourself as you are. Get over thinking… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Gini Gentry

Fast Company Asks- “How Influential Are You?”

How influential are you? Just asking that question makes many people cringe with negative connotations of the meaning of the word “influential”. If we go a bit deeper, the dictionary defines, “influential” as one who exerts or possesses influence. “Influence” is defined as the act or power of producing an effect without apparent exertion of force or direct exercise of command or, the power or capacity of causing an effect in indirect or intangible ways. In some way, if you’re reading this blog, you may have been influenced by the content we provide each day on InspireMeToday.com. (Hopefully in a… Read more.

The Real Definition of the Word Inspire

In today’s world of transformation and the emerging consciousness of positive human potential, the word inspire is very often uttered into the air. “I’m inspired.” “You inspire me.” “That was inspiring.” We are often inspired by those teachers and role models that speak most directly to our hearts, but what does the word inspire really mean? It comes from the Latin ‘in’ which means ‘inside’ or ‘to infuse with’ and ‘spirare’ which means ‘breath’. In essence to inspire is to infuse with breath! An alternate meaning is to breathe life into! When I found this out I wanted to share… Read more.

Montana Sunset over Flathead Lake 7/19/10 @ 9:45pm!

Montana-Hail in July!

Interview with Sir Richard Branson

10 Tips to Get Through Hard Times

Each morning as we wake up we have a choice to determine the direction of the day. We can go into default mode and wake up fearful and worried about things like how am I going to pay the bills, heal this relationship, find a job, etc….. or we can make the conscious decision to choose the kind of day we’d like to experience. Many times the events of the day happen so quickly, we get caught up in the drama and we truly feel that we don’t have a choice. Things just happen. Bad things happen to good people…. Read more.

Transforming Mountains to Molehills

What I think is a mountain today, is a molehill tomorrow. – Gail Lynne Goodwin In 1991 – 1992 I attended Jean Houston’s Mystery School. I clearly remember an exercise we did one morning. Through a guided visualization process she asked us to focus our attention on a problem, challenge, difficulty we were currently experiencing in our lives. As the process continued she instructed us to view the problem as though it has occurred 1 year ago, 5 years ago, 10 years ago, 100 years ago. Not only did my mountain turn into a molehill – from the vantage point… Read more.

Outside of the Boundaries

So often in life we stay within the same lines, do the same thing and play it safe. Yet, there is a great big unexplored world out there… just waiting for us to be a bit more adventurous. At those times when we dare to venture into the unknown, amazing things can happen. This past weekend I had the perfect tangible example of this principal. Our extended family was visiting from Seattle and we decided to take the family water skiing and tubing on Flathead Lake. For those that have never done this, please allow me to explain some of… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Deremiah CPE

Today’s Brilliance from Patrick Pedraja

When was the last time you saved someone’s life? Most of us have never had that chance even though we all say we would if we could! Well, did you know that you CAN do something really simple to possibly save the life of someone, maybe a kid like me, who desperately needs your help? My name is Pat, I’m 13 years old and I have Leukemia. Even though I do not need a marrow transplant there are 35,000 people, who are just like you and me, out there searching for a matching donor right now! A simple cheek swab… Read more.

What is Your Destiny?

Destiny is defined as the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future, or the hidden power believed to control what will happen in the future; fate. Some believe that everything is controlled by destiny and we have little control over the outcome. Others believe that our thoughts alone control our future. Regardless of your personal belief, I hope you enjoy the following story which I found and loved… During a momentous battle, a Japanese general decided to attack even though his army was greatly outnumbered. He was confident they would win, but his… Read more.

Use it or Lose it: Connections Matter

We’ve all heard the expression “Use it, or lose it”. Just a few days ago I was talking with a professor about neural pathways and how if we don’t continually think certain thoughts or perform specific practices, we literally lose the neural pathways that have been established in our brains. The wiring just stops working.  If at some point in the future we choose to re-establish those connections, it’s like starting from ground zero. I was struck by his terminology in saying “if you don’t use the connection, it’s gone”. Not only does that have significant meaning for the connections… Read more.

Inspired Interview: Kelly Bouchard

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