Cultivate Life! Magazine #37

Cultivate Life!

This issue contains:

Quotes of the Week:
"Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask, but when we are challenged to be what we can be."
Morris Adler

"Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life."
Sanskrit poem

"The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one's life."
Dalai Lama

"Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
Albert Einstein

Feature Articles:
Deborah Sandella, Ancient Lessons for Thriving in Difficult Times
The ancient sages described the most effortless way to bond with the universe and fulfill our desires was to act in accordance with the laws of nature. Recently, when I hiked among a grove of amazing redwood giants in Yosemite National Park, their stories revealed powerful lessons about surviving

Darryl Van Kirk, The ‘I Can’ Philosophy
You were born to win at life and in business. You can be successful in starting a business or anything else you choose to do in life. Have you ever met someone who just made you feel like you could do anything? I have a friend who has that much confidence in me and that's why she is a very special friend, indeed

Cultivate Life Weekly Writers:
Guy Finley, In God Whom We Trust
I recently watched a documentary where a popular singer gave a rousing performance of John Lennon's song "Imagine" at a religious gathering. By the time he brought the song to a climactic end, thousands of people were caught up in a frenzy — crying out in a unison of heated passion over love and its possibility for bringing peace to a weary world

Chuck Gallozzi, For Success in Life
Happy New Year! The purpose of celebrating New Year’s is not to celebrate the start of a new year, but the beginning of a new YOU, an improved you, a more enlightened you, a more powerful you. And we start our journey to a new, improved self by making New Year’s ResolutionsDo you agree?

Beca Lewis, A Rule With No Exceptions …
It was just a black kitten. But, for a moment, as I ran towards it in the dark dawn, I thought it was a big black dog coming towards meWith apologies to all dogs, in that moment my body reacted in fear as I thought it was a dog prowling the streets and I didn’t know how it would react to me

Steve Wickham, Bold, Savvy and Now! …
The fact of the present sheds new light on the moment, which lands us still on the cusp of time as we're creating history. Yes, history-makers we all are. Today we're writing another page in our personal and interpersonal history books

Cultivate Health:
Jan Peterson, Lose Weight Fast By Eating Good Carbs
You really are attempting to shed abdomen fat and additionally get back into shape and yet you have virtually no concept where to beginStarting out is without a doubt the toughest aspect. You think you're going through everything properly with the new weight loss plan however you're not seeing virtually any results

Roseanna Leaton, Getting Through The Winter Blues
Everybody seems to be talking about the weather. Yet again in the Isle of Man, and throughout much of the UK, it has been a disappointing summer. Too little sun and far too much rain would seem to be the general consensus

Cultivate Time Management:

Kristine Geimure, Time Management Tips
To achieve maximum success and productivity in the work place it is essential that we understand how we use our time at work. Like many things in life, we take time for granted and give little thought to it until we no longer have enough of it

Ron Finkelstein, Cut Out Interruptions
Effective time management serves us well at any stage of life, and using time wisely is a skill that is vital to achievement in just about every significant endeavor. For the businessperson or entrepreneur, success may well hinge upon avoiding distractions and interruptions that prevent effective time use

Cultivate Life Extras:
Rashmi Khilnani, Sense of Humor
Your sense of humor can dissolve the greatest tumor (of sadness, pain, frustration). If you want to connect quickly to the energy of laughter and the cosmic joke Goddess of joy and exuberance of Ancient Egypt—no matter how dreadful or dramatic the dramas on the screen of your life may be—you can always choose to take a deep breathe and somehow find the funny side to the story line

Philip Humbert, Focus on What You Can Control
As I write this, the sun is rising over the hills to the south-east, hidden behind a pillar on the corner of my home. When I sit at this table during the summer, the sun rises off my left shoulder, but now it has moved dramatically to the south and is almost in my eyes

Gabrielle Kortsch, Controlling Ourselves …
Many of us fall into the fallacy of believing that we can control our environment and the persons who people it. Therefore, we steadfastly cling to the mistaken belief that if only we could make our spouse more emotionally available, or if only we could make our parents less intrusive..

From The Shelf, The 7 by Glenn Beck and Keith Ablow
Radio and television host Glenn Beck has experienced the rollercoaster of life like few others.  From the suicide of his mother when he was just thirteen, to his eventual alcoholism, depression, divorce, unemployment, and health scares—Glenn has weathered life’s darkest storms

Cultivate Life Partworks:
Pam Garcy, Part 12 — Creating a plan and mapping it out
This part will focus upon helping you to create a plan for yourself. When you have a master plan, you can then create a "to do" list based upon the mini-steps to get each step accomplished

A Course In Miracles, Lesson 28 plus Commentary by Allen Watson
Above all else I want to see things differently
Today we are really giving specific application to the idea for yesterday. In these practice periods, you will be making a series of definite commitments

Charles F. Haanel, The Master Key System, Part Sixteen
The vibratory activities of the planetary Universe are governed by a law of periodicity. Everything that lives has periods of birth, growth, fruitage, and decline. These periods are governed by the Septimal Law

Video of the Week:.

Time Management and the 80-20 Rule.

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, Ron Finkelstein points out that our success may well hinge upon avoiding distractions and interruptions that prevent effective use of that precious commodity, time. Then Philip Humbert says there are many things over which we have no control. Fortunately however, there are many things we can influence, and a few powerful things we can pretty much control as we see fit. Finally, Gabrielle Kortsch asks the eternal question: how do you change or control yourself? What is the magic formula? Is there a silver bullet? And the simple answer is choice. Knowing that no matter what you feel, think, say, or do, you always have choices and alternatives, is one of the most enriching and liberating thoughts there is.

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