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The Journey to a Meaningful Life

I am grateful to offer my perspective on the pathway to a meaningful life. I hope that these insights assist you on your journey. I have found these to be the basic principles of a well lived life: Know we are life itself Express life with passionate loving intent Experience the privilege of forgiving others and accept forgiveness graciously Celebrate daily Live life a moment at a time When we understand that we are life itself, it frees us from the unconscious terror of feeling alone. We become aware that we are the very breath that sustains the bodies we inhabit.…

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6 Positive Intentions For Getting What You Want

Energize your imagination to get more of what you want. Be as specific as you can with how it feels, tastes, sounds, smells, to live your dream now. Write your dream down in words that makes you feel good when you read it and read it daily. Make your dream a priority by setting up systems of accountability to get what you want. Set up a mastermind group, hire a coach, dedicate time every day to focus on your dream daily, offer to help people who have achieved your dream. Set specific parameters for your dream so you become a filter for…

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Life Begins When You Do

That each decade of my life I learned my lessons from my obstacles and my joys. I collected them in writing. In my twenties I wrote my longings: these were foundational to my life manifestations. Create. Write. Inspire. Serve. These days that's called the law of attraction. The ancients said and I saw it as true - our lives become what we think about. Or, "what you feed, grows." In my thirties I gathered my intentions: Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Laugh. Play with abandon. Practice wellness. Continue to learn. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your…

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Steps to True Happiness

Under the umbrellas of intention and authenticity lie core values we can foster which will help lead us to, and maintain, the ultimate state of happiness - to be happy with yourself. Values such as integrity, compassion, empathy and trust are the cornerstones of personal growth and fulfillment. Living with intention simply means to be mindful that your actions are purposeful with forward movement. You intend to be compassionate, you intend to forgive, and you intend to choose love. Shed your expectations of others. No one is perfect, nor should you expect them to be. Flaws can build character; acknowledge…

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The Unstoppable Human Spirit

The world and all the earth's people are at a crossroads in time. This is the time to take a look and see the path that is desired. Life is being talked about in many avenues and by many amazing people. There is so much talk about this in an effort to enlighten the importance of each human being. Humans are the most beautiful creatures there are on this planet with the will and intelligence to make this world all that it has always been meant to be. The human spirit is unstoppable when it is on the path intended…

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7 Ways to Slow Down and Live Full Today

Often times, our days get ahead of us and by the time night falls, we cannot even remember what we did or how the hours passed by so quickly. Here are some ways you can catch yourself from running blindly through your day like a tornado, missing everything, so that you can live fully and with intention.  Set intentions. This may sound silly, but the way in which you wake will determine much of your day. When you open your eyes (before anyone - human or companion animal - notices you are awake), take a few moments to pay attention to…

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Ask A Luminary

How Can I Learn to Hear God?

"I was raised a Christian and have prayed for 50 years. Lately it seems that God isn't listening. How can I increase the connection to make my life work better?" ~ Bob, Prince Edward Island, Canada Dear Bob, God talks in many ways, aurally, visually, empathically, noetically… any of your senses can be utilized. An important tool is learning to acutely discern what I call the “BIG MIND” and the chatter of “little mind”. ”BIG MIND” thoughts drop cohesively into the top of my head, just like an idea. Personally, I hear it much like I hear an idea when it…

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Art Markman

Looking Back to Move Forward

There are all kinds of strategies for thinking about time that aim to inspire. We often look forward in order to envision the life we want and then use that aspiration to create a plan to create our future. Of course, we are also cautioned to “live in the present” so that we do not allow precious hours to slip away. After all, tomorrow never comes, it is always today. But, I would like to suggest a different orientation. At least once a year, it is important to take a lesson from research on regret. When you ask young people…

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Is It Possible to Control My Thoughts In the Moment?

"I have been reading the Power of Now and rereading A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. So much of what he says resonates with me. I have been trying to apply many of the principles. Because I tend to live so much in my head, it's not an easy task to quiet my mind or simple just observe my thoughts. However, I am working on it :-) The most challenging part for me is with my kids. I try hard not to react but instead respond. When I set this intent, it works for a little while but then I…

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Daily Intentions

By Gail Lynne Goodwin. Yesterday's Inspirational Luminary, Larry Hochman, spoke in his interview of how he stays on track, by setting daily intentions through writing letters to himself. We asked him to share a sample with our community, which he has done below. If you haven't listened to the interview yet, please do as there's some great free content there for you to learn from and enjoy. Sample Daily Intention Good Morning Buddy! OK, let's get to work. Today I intend to feel organized. I intend to make a vet appointment for the cat. I intend to exercise strong and…

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Get Out of the Book!

This weekend I had the pleasure of speaking on the topic of success at the Thin Air Summit in Denver. Part of the experience was a Q&A session where my friend Brian asked, "What do you do when you have a bad day? How do you get out of it?" Well, today is one of those times so I thought I'd answer the question best by sharing the process with you. Most mornings I wake up and write. This morning I woke up to an early telephone call and felt like someone not only threw the book at me, but…

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