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Cultivate Life! Magazine #29

Cultivate Life!

This issue contains:


Basil E. Gala, In Search of Meaning
For thousands of years in all cultures and in all places, our ancestors have sought to find out what is virtue, good behavior, and how to attain it. Much of the search for goodness has been clothed in religious terms: the practice of piety and the avoidance of sin.

Linda Sapadin, Twain-isms
Everyone loves short, witty comments that portray the essence of the human condition. And no one does it better than Mark Twain - who left this earth exactly 100 years ago. Here are 21 Twain-isms that remain fresh, accurate and totally applicable to 21st century living..

Owen Waters, Your True Inner Nature
Sooner or later every man and woman wakes up to the fact that they are divine beings. Despite the appearance that we are physical in nature and that reality is filtered through the perceptions of our physical brains, there is much more to each human being than their physical aspect.

Chuck Gallozzi, Facing Fear
Not living your dreams because you're living your fears?
When you were a child, did you believe in ghosts? Were you frightened by 'strange' sounds in the night? If so, the fear you experienced was real. So were the physical effects: a dry mouth, a racing heart, and perspiration. Yet, your fear owed its existence to something unreal.

Marlene Lockwood, Claiming the Empty Spaces
The Importance of Idle Time in a Fast-Forward World
You're just about to leave for your dentist appointment, when you receive a phone call saying the dentist has been called out on emergency and will have to reschedule your appointment. Congratulations! You are the winner of one unexpected free hour!

Guy Finley, Principles of Invisible Justice 
We can never hope to be free as long as any part of us struggles with, or suffers over what others are doing, have done, or won’t do with their lives.  If we could remain aware of the often-compromised state of our own character, that is, how we still do those things to others that we don’t want to do, this awakened conscience would stir in us a new need.

Beca Lewis, No Fixing Required
I thought it was a rag lying in a puddle of water, but when I looked closer it was a tiny baby bird. “Oh so cute,” I thought as I knelt down to look closer.  It didn’t move, so I carefully touched its wing producing a tiny hop from the bird.

Steve Wickham, Mind Constraints - Working Within Them
The limitations of our conscious thought have us scurrying in next to no time as pressure bears down. The key is to always remember, these panicked moments too shall pass.

Gabriella Kortsch, Feeling Compassion: Only for the Hungry, or Also for People Who Hurt You?
Most people have no problem in understanding how to feel compassion for the poor and hungry from third-world countries, or even those in similar positions in our own wealthier nations. And certainly, most people understand why we would even begin to entertain the idea of feeling compassion for people in such a predicament.

Pam Garcy, "I don't have a clue what I want to do." Part 4
Are you tied to what others are telling you to do because, deep down, you don't have a clue what you want to do? What you "put in" is often mirrored by what you get out. If you want to get more out of your life and you want to develop greater clarity of vision, you may have some "putting in" or "paying" to do first.

Piercarla Garusi, Are We Happier Today?
I am sure you would agree that people would like to be happy, but are we happy? Are we happier today? If not, why? What is preventing it?

Charles  F. Haanel, The Master Key System, Part Twelve
"You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do." If you concentrate upon the thoughts given, if you give them your entire attention, you will find a world of meaning in each sentence, and will attract to yourself other thoughts in harmony with them, and you will soon grasp the full significance of the vital knowledge upon which you are concentrating.


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Peter Shepherd
Listen to this issue's Metamorphosis Podcast:
Each week Peter Shepherd produces an audio version of the Cultivate Life! Magazine, including several selected articles. To begin this week, Owen Waters says that despite the appearance that we are physical in nature and that reality is filtered through the perceptions of our physical brains, there is much more to each human being than their physical aspect. Then Piercarla Garusi asks where does happiness come from and what are some common causes for people not to be happy? And Gabriella Kortsch wonders about feeling compassion: should this be only for the ill and hungry, or also for people who are very different from you, and even those who hurt you?

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