"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
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...
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! Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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! Read more...
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. Read more...
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? Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. 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, Margie Warrell, illustrates what the Japanese can teach us about courage in crisis. Philip Humbert then discusses the importance of attitude and decides that winners choose optimism over realism. And then Linda Sapadin looks at the subject of obedience; the majority of people will obey an authority, when they would never act the same way on their own. Finally this week, Pam Garcy describes how to go about listening to the self for inner guidance and happiness.