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The other self of me--my personality--is based on my early training, indoctrination, and conditioning, such as the thinking and beliefs of my parents, relatives, teachers, and others, who implanted fears, superstitions, and other false beliefs in my mind when I was too young to reject them. I can change this personality of mine. I am doing it right now and will continue to give my subconscious mind life-giving patterns of thought and imagery by affirming: God's love fills my subconscious obliterating all negative patterns of fear. God's river of peace floods my mind. I am full of faith and confidence in the goodness of God, and I know God is guiding me in all ways and Divine right action governs me. I radiate love and goodwill to my professors and all those around me. As I align myself with the Infinite ocean of love, power, and beauty, I know I am cleansed and made whole. God loves me and cares for me, and as I draw nigh unto Him He draws nigh unto me. This young medical student went back to college a new and transformed man and wrote me a lovely letter, saying, I know the meaning now of The light dispels the darkness,' and I also know what happens to the crossword puzzle when the answer is known. <a href=''>Many</a> dermatologists confirm this; <a href=''>Alternatively,</a> you can also use healing clay, or a mild face-cleansing milk as a body wash. <a href=''>These</a> products have a cleansing effect without throwing the skin off balance. <a href=''>Skin</a> problems often clear up when we switch to baby shampoo or baby shower gels. <a href=''>Those</a> who do not have a problem have no reason to switch, but if you have dry or sensitive skin, give it a try. <a href=''>There</a> is no overall cure, but it is remarkable that we aggressively remove oil from the skin with shower gels and so on and then try to get it halfway fit again with lotions and creams. <a href=''>The</a> skin can take good care of itself if we let it. <a href=''>Cleanliness</a> is important, but our selection of products is crucial in order to feel fresh without burdening the skin with additional chemicals, regardless of how moisturizing, gentle, or nurturing the advertisements make them out to be. <a href=''>This</a> is also true for the face. <a href=''>If</a> at all possible, don't use face creams every day. <br /><br /><a href=''>Wisdom</a> works withthe big picture', one that accurately incorporates the moral, practical and interpersonal detail, however inconvenient, and tries to find a solution that fits and respects this complexity as well as possible. Wisdom does not search the rule-article for templates and generalities that the situation can be forced to fit. It tends to go back to the moral and human basics and custom-build a response that reconciles as many of the constraints and desiderata as possible. Wisdom is uncompromising about fundamental values, but flexible and creative about the means whereby they are to be preserved or pursued - sometimes surprisingly or even shockingly so. A Zen master astounded his monks by burning statues of the Buddha to keep warm. Jesus cut through a convoluted moral predicament by telling his confused and angry followers to obey the law, but keep their spirits free, by rendering unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's'. <a href=''>A</a> wise action may seem to disregard convention, or even rationality. <a href=''>In</a> desperate situations, where all other avenues are blocked, it may be wise to do something apparently absurd. <a href=''>When</a> in 1334 the Duchess of Tyrol encircled the castle of Hochosterwitz she knew that the fortress, built on a steep rock rising high above the valley floor, was impossible to attack directly, and would yield only to a long siege. <a href=''>And</a> so it proved. <a href=''>I</a> use the affirmation regularly. <a href=''>I</a> am a new man. <a href=''>This</a> fledgling doctor could have added what happens to the poison pockets of the subconscious of self-pity, self-denial, and self- punishment when you let in the Infinite ocean of love, light, truth, and beauty into the polluted stream of the mind. <a href=''>It</a> is cleansed and made whole. <a href=''>He</a> discovered two natures within himself--the natural man (the five-sense man), usually conditioned by heredity, environment, and false theological beliefs, and the spiritual man, which means the presence of God called I am in the Bible, which means pure being, the life principle. <a href=''>He</a> exalted the spiritual powers within him and aligned mentally with them, causing these Divine forces to govern his thoughts, feelings, beliefs, actions, and reactions. <a href=''>Then</a> the old personality died and the new man in God was born. <a href=''>Your</a> thoughts come in pairs. <a href=''>The</a> aggressive thoughts of the five-sense or material person must be destroyed, and the thought of God must be resurrected and live in you. <a href=''>And</a> I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me (John 12:32). <br /><br /><a href=''>Of</a> course, advertisements try to convince us that we will look like a collapsed souffle within a short amount of time if we don't use them daily (and possibly even nightly as well). <a href=''>After</a> all, the big companies want to make money and they do make huge profits. <a href=''>However,</a> too much care can make the skin lazy and can irritate it and even damage it in the worst-case scenario. <a href=''>Many</a> of us seem to forget that the skin is an organ. <a href=''>After</a> all, we wouldn't glue our eyes, heart, or kidneys shut. <a href=''>This</a> comparison is a stretch, of course, but we should be aware that the skin is first and foremost a natural organ that wants to (and can) do its job. <a href=''>The</a> best anti-wrinkle treatment is having healthy blood flow through movement, and the blood needs quality nutrients that are absorbed through our diet. <a href=''>Once</a> again, we're looking at the body as a whole. <a href=''>When</a> the mirror instills fear in you because your skin looks pale or flat, or you have circles under your eyes that rival those of a panda bear, you should be grateful that your body is sending you signals. <a href=''>Something</a> is wrong. <a href=''>Eventually</a> both the defenders and the Duchess's troops were on the verge of giving up. <a href=''>The</a> defenders were down to their last ox and their last two bags of barley. <a href=''>The</a> attacking soldiers were becoming bored and unruly, and there was pressing military business elsewhere. <a href=''>The</a> commander of the castle, at this point, seemed to lose his sanity. <a href=''>He</a> ordered the ox to be slaughtered, its carcass to be stuffed with the barley, and the body thrown over the ramparts, whence it rolled down the cliff and came to rest in front of the enemy camp. <a href=''>Upon</a> receiving this disdainful message, and assuming that anyone who could afford such an extravagant gesture must be well provisioned and in good heart, the discouraged Duchess gave up the siege and moved on. <a href=''>If</a> a predicament can be solved by d-mode, it does not need wisdom. <a href=''>Wisdom</a> has been defined asgood judgement in hard cases'. In hard cases personal values may conflict: to choose the course of honesty is to risk the sacrifice of popularity; As with the bystander studies' which I mentioned earlier, publicly to go to someone's aid may risk your being late for your appointment, getting your clothes dirty, or looking a fool when the situation turns out to be a student prank. <br /><br /><a href=''>Recharge</a> Your Mental and Spiritual Batteries <a href=''>Some</a> time ago I had a conversation with a businessman, who finally said to me, How can I get a quiet mind in a troubled and confused world? <a href=''>I</a> know that it is saidA quiet mind gets things done. I said to him that I would attempt to throw some light on his problem; I pointed out that if his thoughts morning, noon, and night revolved around war, crime, sickness, disease, accidents and misfortune, he would automatically bring on the mood of depression, anxiety, and fear. But if, on the other hand, he gave some of his time and attention to the eternal laws and principles which govern the cosmos and all life, he would automatically be lifted up into the mental atmosphere of inner security and serenity. His Spiritual Medicine As a result, three times a day this man filled his mind with the following truths: The heavens declare the glory of God; I know a Supreme Intelligence governs the planets in their courses and controls and directs the entire universe. Everyone has a bad day now and then, but when this turns into a permanent state you have to come clean with yourself and think about what you can change overall. (Crataegus spp. Hawthorn is fairly well known as a heart-strengthening plant. In addition to teas, we can also take advantage of convenient ready-made concoctions in the form of pills or capsules, which is a good idea if you can't make peace with its slightly musty taste. In the healing science of the Travelers as well as in Alpine regions, people know that the heart-strengthening effect is ultimately emotional in nature. Hawthorn helps all those with a broken heart, a heavy heart, or otherwise suffer from heart pains. Folk sayings are often very specific in their terminology. Next to linden blossoms, hawthorn is plant helper number one whenever you suffer from love sickness. Hawthorn stabilizes the metabolism. It can balance out blood pressure that is too low, but too high as well, which means that it ensures the correct measure.

Hard cases are those where important decisions have to be made on the basis of insufficient data; The conditions in which wisdom is needed, in other words, are precisely those in which the slow ways of knowing come into their own. To be wise is to possess a broad and well-developed repertoire of ways of knowing, and to be able to deploy them appropriately. To be able to think clearly and logically is a constituent of wisdom, but it is not enough on its own; One needs to be able to soak up experience of complex domains - such as human relationships - through one's pores, and to extract the subtle, contingent patterns that are latent within it. And to do that, one needs to be able to attend to a whole range of situations patiently and without comprehension; He had had one year's experience thirteen times. In short, to be wise one needs the tortoise as well as - perhaps even more than - the hare. Allowing oneself time to be wise is vital in the context of caring professions such as counselling and psychotherapy. Robin Skynner, co-founder of both the Institute of Family Therapy and the Institute of Group Analysis, and author, with comedian John Cleese, of the articles Families and How to Survive Them and Life and How to Survive It, has talked of his perennial confusion on working with a new group or a new family. I know there is Divine law and order operating with absolute certainty fashioning the entire world, causing the stars to come nightly to the sky, and regulating the galaxies in space; I move mentally into the stillness of my own mind and contemplate these eternal truths of God: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee (Isa. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27). For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace . let the peace of God rule in your heart . Focusing on the big things of life This businessman turned away from the concerns and worries of the day and gave attention to the great principles and truths of life, contemplated them, and focused his attention on them. He forgot the little things and began to think about the great, the wonderful, and the good.