Cultivate Life! Magazine #40

Cultivate Life!

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Quotes of the Week:

"Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
—Friedrich Nietzsche

“You are free to believe what you choose and what you do attests to what you believe."
—A Course of Miracles

"Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can."
—Richard Bach

"Every human has four endowments — self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the power to choose, to respond, to change."
—Stephen R. Covey

Feature Articles:
Eckhart Tolle, The Present Moment and the End of Suffering
 For two years, a small man sits quietly on a park bench. People walk by, lost in their thoughts. One day someone asks him a question. In the weeks that follow there are more people and more questions. Word spreads that the man is a “mystic,” and has discovered something that brings peace and meaning into our lives.
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Amanda Gore, How to Be a Great Speaker 
I became a speaker after meeting Ron Tacchi at the first conference I ever presented. He listened as the MC and when I had finished said "you should be a speaker" and I said "what's a speaker?"! Needless to say he had a lot of coaching to do and bless him — he did! For the next 5 years he taught me so many things I rarely hear now.
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Cultivate Life Weekly Writers:
Guy Finley, Never Feel Sorry for Yourself
One thing that makes it so difficult to drop feeling sorry for ourselves is how real it feels when we are full of self-regret. But any perception of reality that requires us to submit to any such self-centered suffering is always a lie!
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Chuck Gallozzi, Why We Criticize and What to Do about It
What do you think of people who descend on their friends like vultures, criticizing, maligning, ridiculing, scorning, blaming, insulting, and belittling them? Actual vultures feed on carrion, but these human vultures pick their friends apart while they are still alive.
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Beca Lewis, Did I Understand What You Said?
Once I read two very funny stories representing the concept of “Mondegreen” which is the idea of mixing up words so that what is said is not what is heard. When these word mix-ups are funny, we laugh. However, these stories made me think about how many times in a day we misunderstand each other.
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Steve Wickham, Resisting Feelings of Uselessness and Worthlessness
Even megastars experience feelings of uselessness and worthlessness.Just the thought of having all we've done, or all that we're doing, as being stripped away is usually enough to achieve this.
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Cultivate Health:
Rudy Silva, Learn How to Shower To Keep Your Skin Healthy
Everyday you wash, shave, shampoo, clip your nails, wash, and dry your hair. Personal grooming, for most people, is a series of well-entrenched habits. And in most cases it is over doneWould you be willing to change your routine if doing so made your skin look more attractive and created a better-looking you?
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Roseanna Leaton, Don't Be Fooled By Your Symptoms
Why do we so easily get fooled into focusing upon symptoms and blinded as to their causes? The very act of focusing so fully upon the symptom itself distracts your attention away from its root cause. This is true of many things in life, be it work, relationships or health. We pay dearly for this folly in every area, but none more so than in our health.
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Cultivate the Law of Attraction:

Sean McView, The Facts Behind Law Of Attraction
Why do every individual on this planet think that the goal they have set in their life is always just out of reach? It is because they do not understand the Law of Attraction. This universal law is based on the premise that the universe is a mass of energy and we are all a part of it, a view also shared by the subject quantum physics.
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Sophie Jones, Using The Law Of Attraction And Manifesting Abundance
Financial hardship is the reason many people eventually stumble onto the Law of Attraction. Almost everyone intuitively realizes that some aspect of our inner persona plays a significant role in our financial condition. It might be difficult to acknowledge, but for better or worse you’ve manifested your financial situation through one of the Laws of the Universe: the Law of Attraction.
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Cultivate Life Extras:
Leo Babauta, The Spiral of Successful Habits
Many people have so many things they want to change about their lives they don’t know where to start. It’s overwhelming: you might smoke and eat junk food and need to exercise and want to be more productive and eliminate debt and start doing work you love and simplify your life to find time for your family and find things to be passionate about.
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Rob McBride, A Little Magic
We all live in different circumstances, yet we are all the same. The way the human body works is magical and this magic is inside each and every one of us. Incredibly, this marvelous magical machine in which we all live continues to function most of the time with very little maintenance.
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Natalie Kimbrough, Council of N: "Lava and you"
Let's take a look today at Mother Earth and some of her stuff. You know at her core Mother Earth is hot... smoldering hot... too hot maybe at her core for many of you to get too close..yet, the more we observe her and look at her upwards characteristics the colder, more embracing — maybe tolerant she gets... varied surfaces but inhabitable in most instances. Even those places many don't consider that.
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Linda Sapadin, Dreamer Personalities
We hear so much about hard-working, hard-driving, enterprising personalities, that you may be forgiven for forgetting that there are also many people who are just the opposite. Yes, lots of people are easy-going and laid-back. This doesn't mean they're stupid or lazy or slothful. Indeed, they may be quite bright, creative, and even ambitious.
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From The Shelf, The Power of Less
With the countless distractions that come from every corner of a modern life, it’s amazing that we’re ever able to accomplish anything. The Power of Less demonstrates how to streamline your life by identifying the essential and eliminating the unnecessary – freeing you from everyday clutter and allowing you to focus on accomplishing the goals that can change your life for the better.
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Cultivate Life Partworks:
Pam Garcy, Part 15 — Your Word
Just a little secret you might like to know. Your outward behavior affects your ability to access your inner wisdom. This may seem a bit surprising and even odd.
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A Course In Miracles, Lesson 31 plus Commentary by Allen Watson Today's idea is the introduction to your declaration of release. Again, the idea should be applied to both the world you see without and the world you see within. In applying the idea, we will use a form of practice which will be used more and more, with changes as indicated.
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Video of the Week:.

Power of Thought - A Quantum Perspective - By Kent Healy.


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. Our first author this week, Guy Finley, says there is nothing real in our past--regardless of how disappointing or painful it may have been--that can grab us and make us its captive, any more than dark shadows have the power to keep us from walking into the sunlight. Chuck Gallozzi then looks at why we criticize and what to do about it when we ourselves are the target. Finally this week, Rob McBride points out some ways we can bring magic into our lives.

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