Cultivate Life! Magazine #38

Cultivate Life!

This issue contains:

Quotes of the Week:
"Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things."
Albert Einstein"

To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart."
Pearl S. Buck"

If you start to think the problem is 'out there,' stop yourself. That thought is the problem."
Stephen Covey"

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumedHappiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."
Denis Waitley

Feature Articles:
Lori Radun, Things I've Learned about Parenting
While my lessons are invariably different than the parenting lessons you've received, I thought I would share five lessons that have become clear to me over the years. You will never be finished learning about parenting

Jahiel Yasha Kamhi, Is Genetics our Destiny, —or Not?
Recently, I was talking to an angry parent. He was upset with his son’s behaviour, his marks in school and his lack of desire to achieve any goal. “I don’t blame my son, but I blame my family’s ‘bad genes’. My son is like my father

Cultivate Life Weekly Writers:
Guy Finley, The Secret Understanding That Makes Painful Events Disappear
We may deny that we value our aches, but on the other hand, we think about them all the time. We have yet to recognize the fact that our thinking about any painful event as something real, solid and unavoidable is one of the conditions that perpetuate it

Chuck Gallozzi, To Bear Misfortune Is to Overcome It
We may not agree with everything that happens in life, but what should we do when we are embroiled in events that we would not willingly choose? Should we fight them or accept them as the inevitable cost of being alive? Ah, that is the question!

Beca Lewis, Choosing The Filter
My daughter asked, “Didn’t you get my email?” That’s when I realized that I hadn’t been receiving my main email account for over a week. This meant that for at least 7 days I didn’t notice that emails that come every day had not arrived, that people who usually write to me weren’t, and that I wasn’t receiving notices of orders from our websites

Steve Wickham, Changing Moods by Addressing Triggers
Moods are states that seem quite mysterious and what leads to them cannot always be consciously known. But the truth is moods are so often propagated via a trigger or triggers

Cultivate Health:
Rachel Broune, Carrot Juice the Benefactor
Carrot juice contains many healthful benefits. Carrot juice is widely used in the diet. Carrot juice is very effective for the health and contains the body essential vitamins. Now a day carrot is used as treatment for the specific diseases

Sarah, Improve Asthma
Asthma is common condition that affects thousands of people all over the world. There is no cure for asthma but there are definite ways to improve your quality of life. Living with asthma can be easy as long as you can figure out what triggers your asthma attacks and how to avoid these triggers

Cultivate Meditation:

Carol E. McMahon, Meditation Meets Western Efficiency
They say “practice makes perfect.” When it comes to meditation however, the rule doesn’t apply. “After twenty years,” warned a Zen master, “you can finally say you’ve begun to learn how to sit.” Practice skill in meditation (and its associated benefit) is slow to develop. Indeed, you can get even less effective with practice!

Hai Liang Tan, Let's Meditate!
The mention of meditation usually brings to mind an old sage sitting crossed-legged in a cave. You don't have to be old or go to a cave to practise meditation. In fact, meditation is something that everyone can learn and practise in our daily life so that our mind is calm and free from worries

Kip Mazuy, How To Meditate Yourself To Bliss In 6 Easy Steps
As you may already know, meditation has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to experience inner peace and happiness and dramatically improve every aspect of your life. So it can truly be a life changing event to learn how to meditate

Cultivate Life Extras:
Linda Sapadin, Cleaning Your Clutter
Stuff, stuff and more stuff. How are you going to deal with all that stuff? Somewhere within the deep recesses of your brain, you know what you should be doing. Create categories for your stuff by deciding what to keep, what to toss, what to file, what to organize, what to put back in its place

Alan Zimmerman, How to Get People to Work Hard Together
The true measure of a leader is not getting people to work; neither is it getting them to work hard. The true measure of a leader is getting people to work hard TOGETHER!

Joyce Shafer, A New Way to View Goals and Desired Outcomes
Goals and desired outcomes seem to come in two flavors: the ones easier to achieve and the ones we struggle with. There’s a word you can apply to both that can shift the quality of your experiences and take some of the “charge” out of struggle

Maurice Turmel, Atlantis Rising Spirit
Atlantis provides the fundamental framework for where we are today versus where we are going in terms of our spiritual quest. We are leaving Old Atlantis behind, that is its second phase that morphed into greed, competition and annihilation of others who were not like us at the time

Louis Daintree, Zen Games
Zen Games is an innovative new way to bring your mind to higher states of consciousness. It is no secret that perceiving a world without the filters we put up by living in everyday reality can stop us from experiencing the great beauty of true nature

Karla Brandau, I Heard It Through the Grapevine
When you hear the words, "I heard it through the grapevine," do you sing along with Gladys Knight and the Pips? Or Marvin Gaye? Both recorded the song originally produced by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Each put their own twist and sound on the music written by Norman Whitfield and Barry Strong

100 Words, Peter Russell plus From The Shelf
Peter Russell, MA, DCS, is the author of ten books and producer of two awardwinning videos. His work integrates Eastern and Western understandings of the mind, exploring their relevance to the world today and to humanity’s future

Cultivate Life Partworks:
Pam Garcy, Part 13 — Gathering the support of others
By now you have learned that you don't "need" the support of others in order to walk upon your own path. In fact, there are often times when you will encounter resistance as you move forward in your own direction. Sometimes your growth is threatening to others

A Course In Miracles, Lesson 29 plus Commentary by Allen Watson
The idea for today explains why you can see all purpose in everything. It explains why nothing is separate, by itself or in itself. And it explains why nothing you see means anything. In fact, it explains every idea we have used thus far, and all subsequent ones as well. Today's idea is the whole basis for vision

Video of the Week:.

Life Is Like A Cup of Coffee - Inspirational Video Movie.

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, Lori Radun shares five lessons about parenting. Bringing up kids is hard, and that's why it's such a perfect way to learn about ourselves and enhance our own development. Then Chuck Gallozzi explains the role of acceptance, wisdom and a positive attitude in dealing with misfortune and difficult circumstances. Finally, Kip Mazuy teaches us how to meditate deeply and profoundly in 6 easy steps, skipping unnecessary beliefs and dogmas often associated with meditation.

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