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Cultivate Life! Magazine #44

Cultivate Life!

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Quotes of the Week:
"An open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart."
David Augsburger"

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."
Copernicus

"A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power."
Mark Rutherford

"We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel."
Marshall B. Rosenberg


Feature Articles:
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
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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
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Cultivate 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.
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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?
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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
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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
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Cultivate Health:
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
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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
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Cultivate Self-Esteem:

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
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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
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Cultivate Life Extras:
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."
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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
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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
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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
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Cultivate Life Partworks:
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!
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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
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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, 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.

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