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Cultivate Life! Magazine #35

Cultivate Life!

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Quotes of the Week:
Forgive, but do not wonder how you must act. Forgive, but do not try to convince another to forgive. Forgive, but do not hold yourself superior that you have done so. Simply forgive. Wrap your forgiveness around you like a cloak of light, a spiritual barrier that protects your happiness and your peace, but closes no one out.
—Hugh Prather.

"Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values."
—Joshua LLiebman.

"Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident. Riches take wing. Only one thing endures. And that is character."
—Horace Greeley.

"Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement."
—Donald ALaird

Feature Articles:
Rashmi Khilnani, Silence
Silence and time alone are great qualities to assist you into a manifest space of peace and serenity. It is very difficult for you to do this until you switch off your mobile phones, computers, TVs, and so on. It is a good idea to get out of the habit of always using your car and to learn to walk or cycle instead.  Read more...

Florence Scovel Shinn, The Game of Life
Most people consider life a battle -- but it is not a battle, it is a game. It is a game, however, which cannot be played successfully without the knowledge of spiritual law, and the Old and the New Testaments give the rules of the game with wonderful clearness.  Read more...

Cultivate Life Weekly Writers:
Guy Finley, The Secret of Soul-Remembering
Have you ever fought over a parking place? Have you ever jumped up to make a phone call to straighten someone out? Have you ever snapped at a family member? These are moments when you sell your soul. Read more...

Chuck Gallozzi, Thought Power
What do you think about thinking? Most of us probably think we do a lot of it, but we don't. True, for most of us, there is an endless stream of chatter drifting through our consciousness. But self-talk isn't thinking. It's just commentary. Read more...

Beca Lewis, The Squirrel and Two Power Cords
I have a squirrel friend who must know the spiritual law, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." Perhaps squirrels automatically teach it to their children and perhaps in a squirrel family it is actually believed and acted upon. Read more...

Steve Wickham, Never Explain, Never Complain
For direction in life and purpose to meet all the wiles that inevitably come, the four-worded title above—one which is attributed to both Henry Ford II and Benjamin Disraeli—is quite a boon for wisdom that can only benefit us. Read more...

Cultivate Health:
Ken Munro, We Must Love People Back to Health
We must love people back to health. We must address all the needs of the entire patient - love, faith, sense of purpose, etc., and not just his/her disease. In the words of Dr. Jerome D. Frank, American psychiatrist: "Any treatment that does not minister to the human spirit is grossly deficient." Read more...

Nick Mutt, Do You Know the Natural Remedies for Depression?
In this condition a person due to something complex experiences sad feelings and also downturn in their mood. It is a mental state which is characterized by inadequate negative sense and also lack of activityIt is a mental disorder which is associated with reduced pleasure or interest in almost all the activities. Read more...

Cultivate Forgiveness:
Karla Brandau, Wrap Up Forgiveness and Feel the Love!
As you wrap 2010 and wrap up your gifts this holiday season, wrap up something that costs absolutely nothing but gives you high dividends in relationships: Wrap up forgiveness. Read more...

Lori Radun, Forgiveness - Breaking the Cycle of Resentment
Over 20 years ago, my mother disowned me for a period of 10 years of my life. It wasn't something I could ever imagine doing to one of my children, but it happened. It was one of the most painful times of my life. I was angry at her. Read more...

Cultivate Life Extras:
Karen Wright, I Will
We use the word "will" often every day. But, what does it mean? The dictionary says that will is an auxiliary verb - an extra verb that's followed by the REAL action in the sentence. I will get more sleep, I will go shopping, I will see you tonight. I will achieve my goals. Read more...

C. Lynn Beebe, Gain Control Over Holiday Stress
The holiday season is upon us. Does that statement make you jump for joy or wish you could hide under the covers for the next month or so? Holiday stress is an unwelcome visitor that plagues far too many people each year. Read more...

Gabriella Kortsch, Companions That Shape Your Life
John was recently told he has a tumor. Malignant or benign, he will not know for about three weeks, after a series of tests and the results that they offer. Marguerite was taking her husband’s suits to the cleaners and found a hand-written note — not his handwriting — in the breast pocket of one of the jackets: Your love makes life worth living. Read more...

Linda Sapadin, The Art of Asking
Wouldn't it be nice if you could start off this school year with a fresh approach to dealing with your kids' responsibilities? Read more...

Phil Evans, Time for Some Personal Freedom?
What does that really mean?   How important is personal freedom to each and every one of us? How many of us are stuck in feeling some sort of guilt, shame or embarrassment? Read more...

From The Shelf, Notes to Myself by Hugh Prather
Reading Notes To Myself is one of those rare experiences that comes only once in a great while.  The editor who discovered the book said, "When I first read Prather's manuscript it was late at night and I was tired, but by the time I finished it, I felt rested and alive. Read more...

Cultivate Life Partworks:
Pam Garcy, Part 10 — Visualization
Tiger Woods knows it.  Michael Jordon knows it. So does World-Record Olympian runner Lee Evans. Not to mention Olympic ski jumper Adam Malysz, and famous gymnast Mary Lou Retten, who had figured it out by age 16. Read more...

A Course In Miracles, Lesson 26 plus Commentary by Allen Watson
My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.It is surely obvious that if you can be attacked you are not invulnerableYou see attack as a real threat. That is because you believe that you can really attack. Read more...

Charles F. Haanel, The Master Key System, part fifteen
Experiments with parasites found on plants indicate that even the lowest order of life is enabled to take advantage of natural law. This experiment was made by Jacques Loch, M.D., Ph. D., a member of the Rockefeller Institute. Read more...

Carolyn Evers, Going Within, part four
I believe that observation is our teacher for factual information, along with emotional growth and development. If you pass a field of flowers and you are caught up in other thoughts, the flowers might not come into your awareness. However if you become aware of them, you might notice colors of yellow in varying shapes, some of them you haven't noticed before.  Read more...

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Cultivate Life Podcast:
Peter Shepherd
Listen to this issue's Podcast:
Each week Peter Shepherd produces an audio version of the Cultivate Life! Magazine, including several selected articles. To begin this week, Chuck Gallozzi asks, isn't it time we thought a bit more? Real thinking, not just the endless stream of chitter-chatter that drifts through our consciousness. And then Steve Wickham points out why neither explaining nor complaining rarely do us any good. Finally, Karla Brandau recommends that for this Christmas, wrap up forgiveness as a present for everyone you know... and feel the love that boomerangs back to you. You'll experience a warm assurance that the world is great place to live.

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