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Cultivate Life! Magazine #36

Cultivate Life!

This issue contains:

Quotes of the Week:
"Insight occurs when, and to the degree that, one knows oneself."
— Andrew Schneider

"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."
— Abraham H. Maslow

"Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment."
— Tao Te Ching

"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
— Gautama Buddha

Feature Articles:
Jim Rohn, Where Do You Go For Your Intellectual Feast?
Pity the man who has a favorite restaurant, but not a favorite author. He's picked out a favorite place to feed his body, but he doesn't have a favorite place to feed his mind!

Annie Burnside, Compassion and the Family
As we leave another holiday season, a time of much giving and receiving behind us and enter a brand new year, it is vitally important that we seek to deepen our family's understanding and outpouring of compassion

Cultivate Life Weekly Writers:
Guy Finley, Learn to See What's Right Before You
When we do finally learn the lesson, it isn't that the lesson wasn't always there, but that somehow we had been looking somewhere else. All of our lessons are never not evident... what's missing is something in us that is able to perceive these lessons

Chuck Gallozzi, Give H.O.P.E. and H.elp O.ther P.eople E.njoy life
Once again it is that time of year when we think about gift giving. Holiday decorations, joyful music, and smiling faces create an atmosphere of happiness

Beca Lewis, Love Knows
As my granddaughter nimbly climbed up onto the counter to open a cupboard I asked her if she was allowed to do that. Her answer, "But Mom doesn't know." When I asked her if that was a safe thing to do her answer was, "I am very careful with myself."

Steve Wickham, You Tell Me - What Was It Like for You?
How can we possibly tell what the truth is so far as our relationships and performance outcomes are concerned when we only see one shallow fraction of reality - our own? We are best to seek feedback to augment our truth

Cultivate Health:
Andrew Weil,The Worst Health Habits?
Question: If you had to give up one bad habit, what would it be? Can you rank the worst habits in order of how bad they are: smoking, stress, drinking, drugs, not enough sleep, not exercising, not flossing?

Nishanth Reddy, Tips for a Healthy and Shining Skin
Water has long been considered as the most efficient natural treatment or an almost free treatment for any skin condition because of its being alkaline, with pH 7.3. It prevents dehydration which is capable of producing sebum or oil from the sebaceous glands

Cultivate the Law of Attraction:

Peter Shepherd, Crisis and Alignment
Does the Law of Attraction have a role to play in the resolution of ecological and financial crises worldwide? A friend pointed out to me: "I don't know if there will be some help from spiritual forces to help us make it through this time of human crisis, or if they are leaving us alone to see if we can make it from awakening after facing the truth."
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Warren Wojnowski, Essential Law of Attraction Lessons From Wallace Wattles
In his book The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles lays out the formula by which any of us can put the "science" of law of attraction to work for ourselves and become rich and prosperous

Into 2011:
Marlene Buffa, A Year of Discovery
When the clock struck midnight at the end of December 31st, we realized that even though we may not want to move forward into the New Year, we ran out of the old year. The end of the road. It's done, it's over, it's gone

Philip Humbert, I've Had It With Gloom and Doom!
Back in 1979, President Carter delivered what became known as his Malaise Speech. He listed the discouraging trends and negative beliefs and low expectations that were afflicting America. It was pretty disheartening!

Cultivate Life Extras:
Rob McBride, Masks
During the first months of our lives, those who surround us love us for who we are. When we are first born, we bring smiles and understanding. Even when we cry, people love us and know we cry not for attention, rather for good reason

Alan Zimmerman, Five Ways People Screw Up Their Lives
Life itself is a fairly neutral process. It does not pre-select some people for success and others for failure. It does not pre-determine who will be rich and who will poor. And it does not pre-destine some people to a life of happiness while it leaves others stuck with a life of sadness

Debbie Pincus, Dealing with Your Child's Temper Tantrums
Why are temper tantrums so difficult for parents to handle? Besides the fact that they're loud, annoying and embarrassing, we often feel it's our job requirement to make our kids act the way we feel they should behave. If we can't do that, we feel ineffective

100 Words, Sonia Choquette / From The Shelf, The Nature of Personal Reality
Sonia Choquette, PhD, has been a world-renowned visionary and revolutionary psychic and teacher. She specializes in helping people see their soul’s plan which leads to satisfying and successful lives. She is the author of ten bestselling books, including The Psychic Pathway, Your Heart’s Desire and Trust Your Vibes. Educated at the University of Denver, and the Sorbonne, Paris

Cultivate Life Partworks:
Pam Garcy, Part 11 — Affirmations
Affirmations are present-tense statements which you say to yourself to program yourself toward an outcome. Usually, affirmations refer to positive statements. When you use a negative statement to program yourself toward an outcome, you usually wouldn't call it an affirmation

A Course In Miracles, Lesson 27 plus Commentary by Allen Watson
Today's idea expresses something stronger than mere determination. It gives vision priority among your desires. You may feel hesitant about using the idea, on the grounds that you are not sure you really mean it

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, Philip Humbert explains why he has had more than enough of hearing about doom and gloom in the year ahead. Then my own article about the alignment of spiritual forces, and how that can help us in times of crisis in our lives or the world as a whole. Finally, Annie Burnside says that as we leave another holiday season behind us and enter a brand new year, it is vitally important that we seek to deepen our family's understanding and outpouring of compassion.

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