Month: February 2018

The value of positive thinking

Does positive thinking have any value?  Is it simply another way to say “wishful thinking”?  You know, I totally get that question.  By itself, positive thinking is not very successful.  One must also include positive action to be successful. Making it work. If you buy a lottery ticket and surround that ticket with positive thoughts …

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My enemy is my definition

Right off the bat I want to say I do not believe in an enemy.  I face the world knowing that it takes all kinds of people to make it go around.  Some of these people I agree with, others I do not agree with.  However, if I were to label someone as my enemy, …

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I wish

I wish I were the person my dog thinks I am.  It doesn’t matter if this morning I left without a proper good-bye, he is happy to see me in the evening.  If the food I served him was not up to par, he doesn’t seem to care.  When I yell at him for what …

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Moment by moment

No matter how long our lifespan is, we measure the time moment by moment.  Individual grains of sand passing through a single point.  Then they are gone. forever. The analogy. Think of an old fashioned hourglass.  If we think of each breath, each experience, as one of those grains of sand passing through the glass …

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On-line scams

On-line scams are out there, and yes, even spiritual people can be drawn into the craziness.  The power of these things is that somewhere inside ourselves we want something for nothing.  The trap for spiritual people is that we tend to look at the world from a place of love rather than suspicion. Jaded vs …

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Valentine wishes

Here we are, Valentines Day 2018.  No other day of celebration is more associated with love, and heartbreak than this. I hate this day! Oh yes, you will hear many people saying they hate Valentines Day.  Some will be people who have no significant other in their lives to bring them candy, flowers and beautiful …

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Taking the next step

Our minds can only take us so far in this journey we have embarked upon, the rest takes the heart.  Our mind will help us resolve simple questions.  It will help us balance our checkbooks, but it will not resolve the most pressing issues of our lives.  That takes the heart.  While so many things …

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My money

All of us worry to some degree about money.  Would you like to be financially independent? mWhen someone tells me they don’t worry, frankly, I have to wonder why they are telling me they don’t worry!  So much of our lives is devoted to earning a living.  This is not news to you, of course, …

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The innocent remark

Throughout our lives we have been subjected to the innocent remark.  These are words that are meant to be funny, or helpful, but actually hurt us deeply.  Benign phrases such as “Wow, what happened to you?” leave us searching for what might be wrong with us.  “I can’t sing either,”  is a backhanded put-down.  “Put …

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