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How All Things Spring from Our Thinking

My life works best when my thought is straight. I think every average Joe understands this simple truth. But today I'd like to take this idea several steps further and consider that all existence, all action, all things spring from our thinking. Think negative thoughts; we get negative results. One of my deepest beliefs in life is that the good I do equals the good I receive. So I do know that all that I do in life starts first and evolves from thought, from my thinking. When things start to go bad, I've learned to not try to change…

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Apply the Golden Rule To Yourself

Most of us have grown up with some version of the Golden Rule that includes doing unto others as you would have them do to you and loving your neighbor as yourself. Most of us think of the rule as encouraging us to be kinder to others. Such thinking is completely backward. We already do love our neighbors as ourselves. The problem is that most of us have never learned to love ourselves and to see ourselves as a source of love. We can never really accept or love anyone else until we learn to accept and love ourselves. Even…

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Why You Need To Embrace Your Greed

Greed is good. Embrace it. Love it. Live it. In fact, greed may be the one thing that can save us. Don't believe me? Greed was the foundation for this country. The brave souls who risked their life to settle in a new country did so out of self interest. Our forefathers recognized the importance of self-interest in the Declaration of Independence where they emphasized our unalienable right to pursue happiness. Greed is good not just for your own life but for others as well. By elevating your life, you can radically elevate your family's life, your community, and yes,…

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Embracing Our Global Family

Anyone who has faced the prospects of leaving one's words for posterity for real instead of a theoretical exercise and survives is blessed beyond words. Sharing the following words becomes a privilege and yes, even a responsibility. There is nothing more certain in my mind than we are all members of the family of Man. Over the years it has become commonplace for leaders all over the globe to obscure the light represented by acknowledging that our family, while at times dysfunctional should be guided by love and never hate. The legacy I would like to survive me is that…

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Romancing The Mind

Question: what is 100 x 365? A relatively small number nevertheless, but likely bigger than the number of sunsets that you and I may experience in our lifetimes. Ever watch the changing colors of the light from yellow to purple and wonder how we came to be to experience the sun in all its majesty? What makes the colors, how do we see them, and what does our brain reveal? This is what makes us human and different from a rock. Did you try to ever hug a rock? Not to belittle rocks, but life is short, and every day…

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Meditating from Panic to Peace

"I think I had an unhappy childhood!" I announced to a therapist at the age of 58. It's amazing what my brain had done to hide that fact from me. I'd developed a panic disorder at the age of 15. Terrified of the mental illness and sadness stalking my family, I'd self-medicated in high school, stashing a flask of vodka in my ever-present pocketbook. Over the next forty years, however, with the help of anti-anxiety medication, I managed to build a wonderful life for myself. I married a loving husband, had two beautiful sons, and enjoyed success in several different…

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Let Go of the Past and Embrace Your True Self

We are not physical beings trying to be spiritual, we are already magnificent beings of spirit, choosing to play around with the experience of being in physical form. Experience life fully. Embrace all of life. Allow it to flow through you and manifest however it needs, no matter how unconventional that may appear. Life, energy, force, power: they are the same thing. The sensation of life flowing is sometimes alarming when you are not used to it, and most of us have been used to quelling it in an effort to appear adult and rational. Start allowing it now. Let…

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Reclaim Your Attention, Reclaim Your Power

What do you pay attention to? As you read this, become aware of how you're attending to these words. Are you distracted or focused? How do you pay attention? Your attention is powerful - full of power. The kind of attention I am talking about is your non-judgmental, welcoming, loving attention. This attention energizes and enlivens all things in your life. Your attention arises from inside you, from that presence we'll call your inner self. What you pay attention to and how you pay attention is how you use your power. When you reclaim your attention, you reclaim your power,…

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Change The World By Raising Your Consciousness

The outer world is made from manifested thoughts and ideas held in your mind. These ideas are the foundation of consciousness, and the nature of these ideas gives consciousness its character. Everything we create has a belief behind it, an idea once held in someone's consciousness. Because consciousness is shared, it includes the thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and sensitivities held by all people. Therefore, every condition, circumstance, or situation in the material world is the embodiment of humanity's mental equivalent, whether it is war or peace. War is an expression of an idea held in consciousness by the human race. Human…

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10 Fantastic Reasons to Meditate

"Meditate: Daily relaxation exercises may cut the risk of death from heart attack by 30 percent and cancer by 49 percent." The light I read by was dim, so I held the magazine nearly to my nose. Yep, that's what it said. Cancer runs in my family. Both of my parents, my grandmother, and too-many aunts and uncles all died of it. But the good news, at least for me, is that I've been meditating for nigh onto 28 years. Where is the brilliance in this? The brilliance is that we can all differ from our conditioning, veer from our…

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Use The Astonishing Power of Kindness

1. Think kind thoughts about yourself and others. 2. Speak kind words about yourself and others. 3. Act in kind ways toward yourself, others and the earth. Developing a "kindness consciousness" is one of the most powerful ways to get out of our analytical, "it's all about me" mindset and into our true nature, which is joy and love. When we are projecting the qualities of love, kindness and compassion, we immediately disconnect from the egotistical self, which creates most of our unhappiness in life. If this seems unrealistic, simply try it for yourself. Think, speak or act kindly and…

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Today’s Brilliance from Jillian Coleman Wheeler

Sooner or later, almost everyone asks the existential question: Why am I here? I believe we as human beings share a common purpose, but each of us also has an individual mission in life. Our common purpose is three-fold. We're here to create physical reality, to channel pure love and to experience joy. In the beginning was God. Or Spirit. Or Source. Or as the physicists might say, the Unified Field. In actuality, we as human beings cannot begin to approach any real understanding of the reality behind the concept, so it doesn't make much difference which words we use.…

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What Do You WANT to Happen?

For thirty-five years as a psychologist, business consultant and writer, I have tried to help clients and readers keep the difficult people at work and at home from driving them crazy. To that end, I can offer one inspirational piece of advice: In difficult situations, before you do or say anything, stop and ask yourself, "What do I want to happen?" The reason this simple advice works magic has to do with the structure of your brain. At times, that same structure also makes this advice surprisingly hard to follow. Here's why: Human consciousness is a messy pile of thoughts,…

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3 Magic Moves for Vitality and Creativity

Consider this amazing fact: what you give attention to grows. So no matter where you are right now in your life, if you practice three magic moves, you can expand your vitality and creativity while continuing to open a flow of love and connection with others. The Three Moves 1. Do your best to speak honestly, rather than concealing the truth. When you focus your attention on noticing your body sensations and describing them, sharing your feelings as they arise, and especially sharing what's familiar in any conflict, you immediately open more aliveness in you. You also solve problems more quickly…

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The Universe Has Your Back

Many years ago, I'd been living what I'd thought was the 'right life'. I was in a corporate dream job and living with the man I'd thought of as my dream man. Then I realized I was living in someone else's dream. After many sleepless nights, I ended my relationship, moved out, quit my job, and did a lot of soul searching. At first I didn't know what I was experiencing was positive change. I thought I was a victim of drama. Lots and lots of drama! Then what happened was truly magical. The path appeared before me and I…

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The A-B-C’s of Life’s Purpose

To Love and Create - this is the essence of life. But to be able to create the life you want, you must first be able to love the life you have. When you do, you are then able to enjoy a true sense of freedom and inspiration while engaged in the exciting process of creating the life of your dreams. If you follow these A-B-C's of Life's Purpose, you'll be well on your journey already. Accept Responsibility (For Everything) From the economy to that difficult person in your life, to the speed of traffic during your daily commute—the external events…

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15 Things To Remember Every Day

Remember that you are already the hero of your own life. You did not earn this title. You did not have to. You were born the hero. It is your birthright. Remember that Connection and Abundance are our natural state of being, and that Collaboration and Inspiration are our natural way of doing. Remember that the word 'Inspiration' means 'to breathe life into' and that when you inspire others every day, you are filling the world with the very breath of life. Remember that you are always connected to the immeasurable Creation, even in those moments when you feel most…

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The Reality of Finding Balance

The biggest issue people have when trying to schedule their upcoming week is they are attempting to bring this "Work-Life Balance" theory into the realm of reality. The thing is, this "Work-Life Balance" notion is a completely hypothetical theory - and not a fact-based practice. Believe it or not, motivational speakers can make a handsome living simply by inserting the words "work", "life", and "balance" into any seminar title. I receive phone calls regularly from people who want me to help them achieve this critical balance between their work and their lives. It seems that balance is something that most…

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The Power of Confident Belief

Believe in yourself. To be successful in your personal and business life, you must display confidence for others to also believe in you. When you are uncertain about performing well, seek expert help to get you past your fear and uncertainty. Help may come in many forms including self-help, reading materials, taking a class and hiring a coach. Once you do take advantage of the expertise of others, you will possess the knowledge you sought and become more confident than ever before. For instance, early in my sales career, I would become a nervous wreck in anticipation of meeting with…

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Now… Be Human

Live in the moment, as that is all we have. It's a fearless way to live and drink of the delicious nectar of this beautiful planet. This is the most amazing time of our history to be living on this planet, especially as a woman. These are fearful times and we have the opportunity to move through our fear and embrace our sword of courage to achieve our dreams to help ourselves and help the whole world. Help our planet heal. Find your tribe and listen to your personal call to action. You may not know what that call may…

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3 Practices to Light Your Life

The greatest gift that I have learned in this lifetime is to live my life by these three phrases: Love your ego, love your life and lead by example. Like many souls, I once believed that enlightenment was reached by ridding oneself of ego. In my early teens, I was so frustrated by the power my ego had over me that I broke down in uncontrollable tears. I asked the divine why I was struggling with detaching from my ego. Then, like a divine lightning bolt hitting me I realized, "trying to rid yourself of ego is your ego's work".…

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