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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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I want more

If you want more in and from your life the first thing you must do is to express your gratitude for what you already have, no matter how humble what you have may seem.  If you find yourself complaining that you do not have a new car, stop and give thanks that until now you …

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Where are you going?

Head down, shoulder to the grindstone, keep plodding, don’t give up.  These are wonderful suggestions for life, that is until we discover we have been so focused on the individual steps we take in life, that we have forgotten why we are taking those steps in the first place. The parent who willingly works long …

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The last place we look

“I found it in the last place I looked.”  Now, isn’t that a funny saying?  I mean, once you found it, why would you continue to look? That being said, we spend so much time and effort looking for inspiration, peace, love and prosperity, yet we overlook the one place that is the true final …

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Fighting against

Which approach do you think is the most effective– fighting against something, or fighting for something?  You might be surprised to discover that the most powerful position we can take is to fight for something if we have to fight at all. Let’s take a specific example; if I choose to fight against a woman’s …

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Listening Ahead

When I find myself listening to some else speak one of the things I have to remind myself not to do is to listen ahead.  Not to shut out what is being said in favor of reaching my own conclusions before the other person is finished saying what they have to say. In my book Bear …

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Where there is no trail

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote; Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.”  Ponder that for a moment or two, what does it mean to you?   For me it means recognizing that I may not be everyones cup of tea, heck I am certain …

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The Great Conspiracy

Sometimes it feels like everyone, and I mean everyone, is out to get us.  People are working in the background to sabotage our work, steal the credit for our work, and to just make our lives miserable.  I will not say that this is never true, however most people are so busy covering their own …

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Divided by Words

Which poet said the English and Americans are divided by a common language?  Let’s take that a step further, we Americans are separated by a common language too.  It is the subtlety of the use of our language which divides us. If I say “I love you” that can mean about a half a million things! …

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