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Ezine 543 | 16 June 2017

When individuals, communities, and countries work together as a team everyone's work is enhanced and more appreciated because everyone benefits. A little effort goes a long way, and before you know it great strides are achieved that otherwise could not have been accomplished with only someone's single efforts.. Things can and do become actualized in days rather than weeks or months when everyone pulls metaphorically the same cart in the same direction.

2017-06-20T09:36:09+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 542 | 9 June 2017

Turning the other cheek and shaking off the hurt is the so-called right thing to do, but it often causes people to take advantage of our goodness and exploit our willingness to suck it up for the good of the cause. By speaking up and confronting someone we may be giving them the gift of insight into their behavior and ourselves the gift of foresight as to what will happen if we allow this form of action to continue.

2017-06-20T09:33:46+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 541 | 2 June 2017

Try giving people encouragement instead of advice. That is a sure way to influence people positively. Just ask yourself who and what you listen to when someone speaks to you. I bet the majority of the time, you shrug off the advice or categorize it in the pigeonhole it belongs in, but encouragement is a bird of another feather. Advice reeks of self-importance, and a know-it-all attitude from the giver. Encouragement means to empower another person and not to inflate yourself. Try giving encouragement for each person in need and see how you are relieved of being on duty for the solution to their problem. Encouragement arms people for their own defense, advice or help keeps people little. Being little is not being grownup, and empowerment is the eagle of the bird kingdom, and staying little is the sparrow.

2017-06-20T09:30:49+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 540 | 26 May 2017

Do most of us really apply accurate thinking? I had a experience with learning a lesson with that principle this past weekend. Traveling to Virginia for a wedding, we stopped at my home in KY for overnights there and back. Then the rains came. On Friday morning there was water in my basement and enough coming in so that I had to empty my second China cabinet and move furniture. The source was the rain and the water was accumulating steadily at the bottom of the basement steps. Next, it flowed into the basement area. I went downstairs and inspected both drains - one indoors and one outdoors. They appeared to be in order, but the water was accumulating. Finally, I decided that a plumber was needed, but as a last attempt I wanted to check the amount of backup underneath the lid and thought maybe once removed I could force something down and get the water moving. I pulled off the cap, and guess what?

2017-05-30T09:16:21+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 539 | 19 May 2017

Albert Schweitzer states: "Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light." Just suppose that you are meant to be one of those Light Bearers for those people around you who need to be rekindled. You, too, might just be the vehicle for the breeze of grace that needs to flow in someone's direction today. We do not always have to be the recipient, but can become the conduit for the delivery of goodness and joy that someone may need to experience in their life now.

2017-05-19T08:41:49+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 538 | 12 May 2015

Philosopher Thomas Carlyle wrote "Even in the meanest sorts of Labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work." Manual labor and mental labor can be fulfilling, but they are not the same thing. Physical work opens a pathway to our creative thinking and imagination via our subconscious mind. When we are engaged in a physical work activity, our mind is free to roam and explore ideas and opportunities that may be pushed to the back of our thoughts because other thoughts have priority. When we focus on "paint the fence," "wash the cars," and "sand the floors" as seen in the Karate Kid, we move into the flow of the repetitive motions and get lost in the ebb and tide of the activities we are processing.

2017-05-16T10:31:05+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 537 | 5 May 2017

Stepping outside of our everyday activities causes us to access what is important in our lives. More often than not, I find myself missing home. Home to me is where I go to be in my own space within my own time frame, and comfortable with my own thoughts. I do not want to be on someone else’s schedule, do someone else’s tasks, or be beholden in any way to another. Home has a special ambience that encompasses memories from the past, hopes for the future, while living in the timeframe of the ever present now. Time can and does stand still at home, and transcends whatever is the concern or diversion for the moment. Both my ancestors and descendants form an embracing circle of caring that is comprehensive and only understood in the moment. I call that moment home.

2017-05-05T09:47:22+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 536 | 28 April 2017

Dr. Wayne Dyer states: "Your life must be open to Spirit's guidance in order for you to feel inspired. So whatever it takes to feel joy, you simply must act upon it." In other words, what brings us joy makes us feel enthusiastic, and enthusiasm is the fuel we need in order to start our engines. Ask yourself what makes you joyful, and you will find a direct path to enthusiasm. Pay attention to what inspires you and causes your heart to leap. This is the first step in the direction of your life's purpose.

2017-05-01T09:28:49+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 535 | 21 April 2017

Action is what determines our level of leadership in the world today. Sitting back, noticing and not responding, waiting and hoping, and looking for a sure thing all contribute to a dormant attitude followed by non-action. If we wait for just the perfect moment to respond, we are not on the cusp of leadership, we are usually on the tail end.

2017-04-21T14:51:57+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Ezine|