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Lifetime learning

Make no mistake about it, everything we do in this lifetime is about learning.  We learn to walk, talk, socialize, make a living and countless lessons in-between. The choice of learning Without getting into the esoteric considerations of life, we are always at choice as to what we  learn.  How many times have you learned …

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Emotions

We spend huge amounts of energy trying to avoid showing or feeling emotions.  In doing this we deprive ourselves of a huge amount of joy in our lives. Emotions are not bad Despite what we have been taught, experiencing an emotion is not a bad thing.  Emotions are part of our being.  They are there …

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Rising above it all

Let’s face it, once in a while we all lose control of our emotions.  We all lose control of that wonderfully evolved person we have become.  It doesn’t matter how much work we have done to love everyone (from near, or perhaps far) the stuff of life sometimes just creeps up on us.  But there …

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Living in compassion

What is compassion?  How do we effectively live in compassion?  As defined in Websters Dictionary, compassion is sympathetic, consciousness of others distress.  Websters goes on to clarify that this consciousness is coupled with a desire to alleviate it.   To be sympathetic and conscious of another person’s distress is a wonderful thing.  Wanting to help alleviate …

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It’s OK

It’s OK to feel sad, it’s OK to feel happy.  It’s OK to doubt ourselves, It’s OK to walk in absolute confidence.  Way too often in the world of positive thinking we get the idea that when we inevitably find ourselves feeling out of sorts that we are doing something wrong.  This is simply not …

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Choice

Few emotions rob us of our sense of well-being more than the feeling of powerlessness.  When we feel we are not in control of our lives, when we feel we have no choice about what we are doing we loose our identity.  But there is good news, you always have a choice. Having choice in …

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Fretting

Well, how did you do?  Did you fret your taxes for months, wait until the last minute to file, and now are you beginning a new cycle of fret in case you are audited by the IRS? If you, like I, did indeed do some fretting about filing your taxes, this is a great time …

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Messages of Love

Is there anything more wonderful in our lives than love?  Is there anything more difficult in our lives than love?  Love is one of the most difficult of emotions/experiences we humans have, for the simple reason that we tend to overthink the whole thing and miss the point. Love can be an experience; by this …

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Emotions

    I suppose it would be easy to get the idea from these posts that my goal is to eliminate all emotions from my life, but this would be untrue.  Emotions are a playground for our hearts.  Emotions are where we learn our life experiences, so emotions are very important to our growth.  They …

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The Rest of the Story

One of the reasons I write frequently about the dangers of gossip is that gossip is one side of the story.  It is one side of a story told with overlaid emotions specifically intended to get the listener to buy into the story being told.  To buy into One Side of the Story, and usually …

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