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Cultivate Life! Magazine #48

Cultivate Life!

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Quotes of the Week:
"All important decisions are made on the basis of insufficient data.”
~ Sheldon Kopp.

“Responsible choice is the conscious road to empowerment.”  
~ Gary Zukav.

“Being grown up means you can have your own way ... at your own expense.”  
~ Hal Rogers.

“Life is unsafe at any speed... therein lies much of its fascination.”  
~ Edgar Ansel Mowrer.

“If you're going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance.”  
 ~ Anonymous

Feature Articles:
Eldon Taylor, A Beginning: Preparing for the Journey 
Our adventure begins with a prima fascia look at how we might acquire some, if not all, of our beliefs.  I might ask, “Are you hypnotized?” Not long ago I met a business associate from Germany in Las Vegas.  He loves magic so we decided to take in a magic show while there.  I was asked to assist the magician by pretending to have lost my watch, a watch that he would find.  I wondered, how many tricks are really not tricks but rather staged events? Read more...

Margie Warrell, What the Japanese can teach us about courage in crisis
Courage and honor lie at the very heart of Japanese culture. And amidst one of the most catastrophic disasters of modern times we have seen it shine through in the most inspiring ways.  The immensity of the disaster is still incomprehensible to me. As I sit in my comfortable home watching TV footage of what were once ‘homes’ to thousands of others being decimated by a devastating tsunami I am left with not only extra-ordinary compassion, but also with a sense of disbelief.  Read more...

Cultivate Life Weekly Writers:
Guy Finley, Learn Life's Great Lesson
Our life on Earth is a spiritual path. Our life is our path. There is no other. The path to the perfected life, to fulfilling the promise of our True Self, must be found and traveled within. Some of us realize this great lesson early on. Most of us have to learn it the hard way!

Chuck Gallozzi, Spiritual People 
Lillian was hired as an office clerk. After several years of dedicated study and hard work she was promoted to middle management. A few years later, she joined another company to further advance her career. After further study and long hours in the office, she advanced as high as possible in the company.

Beca Lewis, Let The River Flow
One day I tried a new running route by the river. The first day of the new route I felt as if I had run a long way. On the second day I ran past the place where I had turned around the day before and realized that I had hardly gone far at all.

Steve Wickham, Instantaneous Courage for Relationships
Things do not change with ease in this life; not unless it's change that others - in their wisdom, or via their position - bring in and over the top of us. Add to this the fact that we'll never be taken seriously unless we act in courage.

Cultivate Health:
Rachel Broune, New Self Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
There are various treatments of anxiety include psychological and drug treatments and depend to a certain extent on the type of symptoms or disorder the person is suffering from.

J. Brian Keith, Diet Fads
The more you understand about any subject, the more interesting it becomesAs you read this article you'll find that the subject of Diet Fads is certainly no exception.

Cultivate Optimism:

Philip E. Humbert, Winners Choose Optimism Over Realism
What is the biggest, most important key to success in life? Philosophers, coaches, teachers, preachers and consultants have wondered about that since the dawn of time. Fortunately, I think I have the answer!

Holly McDorman, How to Boost Your Optimistic Attitude
Optimism is a state of mind. Therefore, it can be achieved with some exercise and useful tips. Being optimistic means looking on the good side of things and believing that even in a tough situation a good thing will come from it. Learning way to boost an optimistic attitude will bring more smiles to your face and lessen stress.

Cultivate Life Extras:
Laura M. Turner, Personal Alchemy: Three Steps To Positive Transformation
Lately, I've become intrigued by the idea or process of "alchemy." Funk & Wagnall tells me alchemy is a transformation, "a change in nature, form or quality." So how to take charge of your own personal alchemy?

Jahiel Yasha Kamhi, What have you done to improve your life?
I was seated with a group of people when someone said to me: “What have you done to improve your life?” I didn’t expect that kind of question, so I asked for clarification.

Alan R. Zimmerman, How to Deal With the Complainers in Your Life
Remember your first couple of days at work? They were exciting. You had your orientation session, learned about the history of the company, became familiar with its products, and discovered the benefits of working there.

Linda Sapadin, In Defense of Disobedience
To obey or not to obey? That is the question. And it’s one that’s not easily answered. Sure, we want obedient citizens, soldiers, subordinates and students. But there’s a disturbing downside to the tendency to obey that needs to be understood.

Cultivate Life Partworks:
Pam Garcy, Part 23 —Listening to the self: inner guidance and happiness
In one way or another, these newsletters have been preparing you to get more in tune with what is in your heart so that you can allow your life to be about what is important to you.

A Course In Miracles, Lesson 39 plus Commentary by Allen Watson
My holiness is my salvation.
If guilt is hell, what is its opposite? Like the text for which this workbook was written, the ideas used for the exercises are very simple, very clear and totally unambiguous. We are not concerned with intellectual feats nor logical toys. We are dealing only in the very obvious, which has been overlooked in the clouds of complexity in which you think you think.

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