"An open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart."
To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge."
"A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power."
"We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel."
—Marshall B. Rosenberg
Tami Simon / Gangaji, Awakening is Endless Gangaji is an American-born spiritual teacher dedicated to sharing
the path of freedom through simple and direct self-inquiry. This year
marks her twentieth year of teaching, as she continues traveling the
world speaking to people with whom she shares her direct experience of
the essential message she received from her guru, Papaji, on the banks
of the Ganges in 1990 Read more...
Eileen McDargh, Retreat To Advance Into A New Decade From my second floor bedroom, I look out at a massive 150 year-old
eucalyptus tree that almost overpowers the expanse of the Pacific and
the Channel Islands. Starlings, crows, doves, and woodpeckers dart
among the withered arms of ancient oaks. My window opens with a rusted hand crank and a hand-hewed teak starburst looks down from the ceiling Read more...
Life Weekly Writers:
Guy Finley, Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude Rebecca had decided that her best chance of getting hired by a
company doing geological survey work in the Alaskan wilderness was to
earn a private license to fly twin-engine planes. A few days later she
began taking lessons from a wise old bush pilot, highly respected
throughout the region for his cool and collected ways of dealing with
the worst possible situations.
Chuck Gallozzi, Every Path Has Puddles and Every Life Has Problems Life and problems, they seem to go together. Well, that's not
always true, for although some people find a problem with every
opportunity, others find an opportunity in every problem. But for now,
let's call the obstacles, challenges, and difficulties we have to face
'problems.' How should we deal with them?
Beca Lewis, House Lessons Isn’t it amazing how the little things that happen in life point
the way to the Truth of our being? Once the house we were living in
taught me three lessons Read more...
Steve Wickham,Indebtedness — Cogent Elixir 'Curing' Self-Pity It's a sneaky thing; pity of the personal kind. Beyond the empathy
expected of genuinely caring others it's taken along the continuum of
calamity and strains respect for common rapport. No sound-minded person
enjoys a pity-party in full swing Read more...
Paul David, Anxiety and Panic Help In the process of writing this book I covered the feeling of
detachment from oneself, otherwise known as depersonalisation: an
emotional disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own
personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness,
also a sensation of ones environment looking or feeling ‘strange’ and
unusual Read more...
Janet Cohen, Aromatherapy for Headache Headache is a condition of pain in the head. Sometimes neck or upper
back pain may also be interpreted as a headache. Most people with
headaches can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning
ways to relax, and occasionally by taking medications Read more...
Annie Burnside, Self-Esteem and True Power To be passionate about the intricacies of our life without being
attached to specific outcomes, while simultaneously living true within
our own skin, is a sure sign of self-esteem and authentic power Read more...
Alan Zimmerman, How to Raise Someone's Self-Esteem and Productivity In October of 1987, the first national conference was held on
self-esteem. In January of 1989, the Gallup Poll found that the
second-most important thing to Americans was a good self-image Read more...
Larry Crane, Abundance: The Three Core Truths Here's an example of some common "I can't" feelings experienced by
people who struggle endlessly with abundance:"I always have to work
hard to make money."
Owen Waters, Your Inner Compass One constant that you can count on in life is change. Change exists
because life is in motion, and motion is one of the three aspects of
the original consciousness that underlies all of Creation. Everything
in the universe springs from two complementary aspects of consciousness
- thought and feeling - set into motion Read more...
Rob McBride, Good and Bad The concept of Yin Yang captures the essence of what normally
happens in life. In all that is good, there is a little bit of bad and,
in all that is bad, there is a little bit of good. When we understand
the best and worst of times will come to an end, we can look at life
from a different perspective Read more...
Philip E. Humbert, How to Live a G.R.E.A.T. Life! There are lots of ways to maintain a positive attitude. Personally,
I love humor and a bit of mischief, great books, exercise, time with
friends (and my dog!), and I listen to good audio programs almost every
day. I find journaling helps, and of course my coach keeps me focused
and productive Read more...
Pam Garcy, Part 19 —Days of Rest Do you take a day off every week for R&R? Some
of the folks I've seen have the attitude that the world will fall apart
if they take time off. They are afraid that their families won't
function, their jobs won't produce, their friends will melt and their
communities will dissipate!
A Course In Miracles, Lesson 35 plus Commentary by Allen Watson My mind is part of God's. I am very holy Today's idea does not describe the way you see yourself now. It
does, however, describe what vision will show you. It is difficult for
anyone who thinks he is in this world to believe this of himself Read more...
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, Alan Zimmerman, describes how you can help raise a person's self-esteem; the other person's performance is easily and automatically increased. Annie Burnside then explains the connection between self-esteem and authentic power. And finally this week, Rob McBride considers the good which comes from even the most difficult of circumstances. While not everything is rosy and bright, we can extend and magnify the magical moments in our lives.