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Cultivate Life! Magazine #32

Cultivate Life!

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Miles Murphy, Why did the Buddha Cross the Road?
Q: What did a Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor? A: Make me one with everything. We don't often associate Buddhism with humour. After all, the principal teaching of Buddhism is suffering, and, at first glance, suffering seems antithetical to humour.

Beca Lewis, What A Difference A Perception Makes
Once I had a little yard that was filled with weeds.  I couldn't find time in my day to weed the yard so it got worse and worse.' One day without thinking, I bent down as I walked to the car and pulled a weed.' On the way back into the house, I pulled a few more.' Within a few weeks, my yard was free of weeds. One weed at a time made a difference.

Chuck Gallozzi, A Yearning for Learning
We have a natural yearning for learning. Infants have an insatiable hunger, responding to each sight, sound, smell, taste, and tactile experience with curiosity. As toddlers, they roam everywhere, soaking in as much information as possible in their attempts to discover the nature of the world.

Laura M. Turner, Green Tea: Help Or Hype?
There's been lots of health-hype lately surrounding the benefits of green tea. I'm certain you've heard it, too. Have you ever wondered: "Is it really worth my while to drink tea of the green variety?" Stick around and decide for yourself.

Louise and George Altman, Why is Handling Conflict So HARD?
In the late 90's we created and led a very successful public seminar on Conflict Management. In the ten years that followed, we met thousands of participants who attended those seminars armed with their workplace war stories.

Guy Finley, New Powers to Help You Perfect Your Relationships
There is always a moment before a problem starts with another human being where we realize that what we want is not going to happen. Ordinarily we'll say the other person is about to "ruin my day." But there is, for those of us who want to understand, not only a way for our day not to be ruined, but a way for us to elevate both ourselves and the other person, or at least give them the opportunity to change their lives as well our own.

Pam Garcy, Part 7, Choose Your Attitude
The word attitude is used to describe how your beliefs, feelings, values and actions combine to create outcomes. Often, we have the opportunity to choose our attitude. Other times, our attitude is the result of a psychiatric condition.

Robert Darby, The Unruly Mind
Learning how to free ourselves from the tyranny of the unruly mind is not easy. Most of us have been the victims of the chaos of our own mind for so long that we don't even recognize that there is a need to do anything about it. What problem?

Jahiel Yasha Kamhi, What is above our genes?
When I was at the university, our education included genetics, the science which taught heredity and variation in organisms. We learned that our genes control our life: Our bodies and our behaviour are pre-determined in our genes. For many years this was the dogma (a truth without proof), and nobody challenged the validity of this fact. The only problem with this "fact" is that it is no longer scientifically correct!

Linda Sapadin, Type A Worriers
Are you a Type A Worrier? Not sure? To find out, answer these questions.
Do you have difficulty relaxing?
Do you think about all the horrible things that could happen to you (or a loved one) if...?

Victtor Da Ponte, The Eternal Presence Behind Life's Pains
The Eternal presence is everywhere. It is in the air. It is in the trees, the oceans, the rivers and everywhere you look. But not only is it in the physical world outside of you, it is also within you. You may wonder where I could find it within me. Is it in my mind? Is it in my body somewhere?

Steve Wickham, Becoming Truly Great -- Become Smaller
John's rejection of greatness was at the same time an attraction of greatness. One of my little anthems relates to greatness - personal and interpersonal greatness - and that, for everyone around me who wants it. It's a beautiful concept.

Anne Hartley, Letting Go of Fear
I was woken from a deep sleep by blood curdling screams. I knew the screams weren't human and my first thought was that possums were fighting outside my bedroom window. As I lay in the dark trying to work out where the screams were coming from two of my cats ran into the bedroom and circled my suitcase, which I'd left lying on the floor the night before. My heart started pounding and I felt real fear thinking a rat, or something worse, was lurking in my bedroom.

Carolyn Evers, Going Within, Part Three
There is much more to Jeshua's teachings than we perhaps understand. We have the ability to connect with all consciousness whether it is a star, grass, a tree, the Masters, or Prime Creator. We have the ability to stretch our consciousness throughout the entire cosmos and bring back the information that resides there.


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