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Cultivate Life! Magazine #43

Cultivate Life!

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Quotes of the Week:
"What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny."
—Maxwell Maltz

"You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."
—Dale Carnegie

"Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility."
—Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

"To assume is to be deceived."
—Yiddish proverb


Feature Articles:
Laurie Nadel / Gregg Braden, Is There Science Behind 2012 Prophecies? 
Curious about the gloom and doom 2012 prophecies? Scientist Gregg Braden, the best-selling author of “Fractal Time,” puts it into real-time perspective. Did you know that the Earth is presently moving across the equator of the Milky Way? When we talk about the changes that are coming up in 2012, some of those visible Earth changes are apparently in response to the astronomical changes that are being created by the Earth’s crossing of the Equator of the Milky Way. Read more…

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Jim Rohn, The Ant Philosophy

Over the years I've been teaching children about a simple but powerful concept - the ant philosophy. I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing
four-part philosophy, and here is the first part: ants never quit. That's a good philosophy. If they're headed somewhere and you try to stop them; they'll look for another way.

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Cultivate Life Weekly Writers:
Guy Finley, The Spiritual Secret that Allows You to Defeat any Discouragement
As we all know, there are trying times when states of discouragement literally dog us—following us around as if they’re waiting for us to fall down, never to rise again. On these days, our own lackluster emotions are hounded by thoughts barking at us that nothing is right with our lives.
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Chuck Gallozzi, Feeling GUILTY? What a SHAME!
If you're feeling guilty, that's a shame. Why? Because guilt, shame, and other negative emotions have the potential to rob us of happiness and limit our growth. For convenience I may refer to emotions as "positive" or "negative."
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Beca Lewis, Forgive Us Our Debts
Debt is everywhere. If you think I mean debt as in credit cards, I do. But, not just debt as in owing money, but also debt as in owing anything at all to anyone, anywhere.
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Steve Wickham, Why Leave a False Impression When a Simple Apology Shows Your True Strength?
Perhaps this has happened to you. Enter work to a clear schedule with hope to ease through the day - an uncommon luxuryThen, in the midst of juggling three tasks, a call comes through requiring both recall and conscious thinking ability (a combination I find frustrating when the cognitive space is maxed).
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Cultivate Health:
Andrew Weil, Are All Synthetic Fats Unhealthy?
Question: What can you tell me about synthetic fats? Are they all bad for you?
Answer: Synthetic fats are commercially produced substitutes for the real thing that provide fewer calories or no calories at all.
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Chris Robertson, Reduce Stress Through Hypnosis
These days it seems everyone is stressed about something. Whether it's the daily pressures of life in general or a major life-changing event such as divorce, death of a family member or a medical injury, some people can cope better than others.
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Cultivate Life Lessons:

Chris Kanyane, Lessons from Rome
I recently attended an international conference that was themed: "Reclaiming and Living out the Values of a Just and Caring Society." The conference started lamenting about low base morals and values characterizing people and organizations across the globe.
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John Murphy, Lessons from Geese
As geese flap their wings, they create an uplift for the bird following. By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if any bird were to fly alone.
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Cultivate Life Extras:
Lisa Marie Jansen, Moving Forward by Moving Within
Change happens no matter what; sometimes crazy and abrupt, other times slow and purposeful. We've all experienced sudden changes in relationships, jobs, or day to day circumstances.
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Gabriella Kortsch, Guilt: Useless or Useful?
Your feelings of guilt are threatening to drown you. "How could I" - you ask yourself - "have ever done such a thing?" You were unfaithful; you lied to your best friend.
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Joyce Shafer, Do You Feel Empty or Full?
Perhaps you have certain feelings or longings that are vague, or sharp. These are callings from your soul, drawing attention to areas of you that need to be filled.
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Linda Sapadin, Rules to Follow, Rules to Ignore
Should you follow the rules? It depends.We all know that some rules are made to be broken, don’t we? If you’re the owner of an obsessive personality, however, it may feel tough to ease up on any of the rules. (A 7 o’clock invite means you’re there at 7 promptly.)
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Cultivate Life Partworks:
Pam Garcy, Part 18 — Staying focused
If you're still with me, then you've been doing a great job of listening to your inner guidance as you decide upon your life pursuits. Give yourself a pat on the back!
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A Course In Miracles, Lesson 34 plus Commentary by Allen Watson
I could see peace instead of this.
The idea for today begins to describe the conditions that prevail in the other way of seeing. Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter. It must begin with your own thoughts, and then extend outward.
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Charles F. Haanel, The Master Key System, Part Nineteen
Fear is a powerful form of thought. It paralyzes the nerve centers, thus affecting the circulation of the blood.This, in turn, paralyzes the muscular system, so that fear affects the entire being, body, brain and nerve, physical, mental, and muscular.
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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. Our first author this week, Chuck Gallozzi, says if you're feeling guilty, that's a shame. Why? Because guilt, shame, and other negative emotions have the potential to rob us of happiness and limit our growth. Steve Wickham then looks at the power of an apology. And finally this week, Linda Sapadin considers: what rules should we follow, and what rules would it be best to ignore.

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