Being presented with uncountable wonders

We know that wherever we are, whatever the circumstances surrounding us, we are always in the right place at the right time to further our relationship with the Divine. Implied Exercise: It is never what we are in a hurry to win that makes us real winners in life. Real …

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Claiming no special knowledge

The word confront means to face. It is a relational term, and its purpose is to bring reality to a relationship to foster intimacy. The goal is not alienation but closeness; The stockpile belongs to your new mothering relationships. For example, confrontation may mean bringing up mom's detachment and how …

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Living life with meaning and purpose

A Teacher expands your knowledge and pushes you to become better every single day. Successful people know this; Many people don't invest in their own mastery. They live a life of stasis, thinking they know all they need to know. Some of them leave school, complete their apprenticeship, get their …

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Putting an illuminating frame on human best practices

So while you're sweating it out thinking that everyone is talking about you and critiquing your actions, they're actually absorbed in worrying about what people are thinking of them! In fact, chances are you've hardly made a blip on their radar. The spotlight' effect -- as it's been called -- shows people …

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how can we live effectively?

I unfolded my two white deck chairs, propped up a small whiteboard, and wrote on it with a black marker pen: Pop-up philosophy. Stop, sit down, and just think. Trying to step into the body of Aristotle, I sat down on my deck chair and tried to contemplate. It was …

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Which moments do you look forward to the most?

The next time (and every time) you catch some negative thought or feeling that says, I am anxious, I am scared, I am mad, or I am in so much pain--the first thing to do is to come wide awake to yourself. By taking the following inner action, you can …

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Continue to invest a great deal into researching

No matter what you say or reveal about yourself, this person is on your side and wants to help, even if she disagrees with or disapproves of what she hears. Warmth and empathy provide the basic groundwork of safety and trust that are missing in the adult who had an …

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Gave me very clear instructions

And, best of all, the critical voices are hushed. Bring out the confetti and the party hats. In the zone, you feel as if you are cocooned in that complete concentration (which only lasts a limited time before you start to think about the urgency of watering that plant). All …

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How low do you go?

If you've grown up in a democracy that respects civil liberties and freedom of speech then you've likely never felt compelled to risk your life for the greater good. Consider yourself fortunate. But regardless of your good fortune in life -- or lack thereof -- we're all called to make a stand …

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Why do some people say less is better?

By rewiring our thoughts, we could achieve the goals we had set ourselves. NLP was invented in California during the 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people had attended NLP training. In the UK alone, there were over 30,000 licensed NLP practitioners …

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How can you tell if your body is ready?

Val thought for a moment, then responded, Three things: relationship, relationship, relationship. GETTING STARTED In the last article we discussed the problem of the Phantom Mom and the needs that may not have been met by this kind of mother. In this article we provide the steps to getting those …

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Showed me different shapes and colours

You are going to need to step up and step out, to reach out and diversify your network to include those with skills, talent and qualities that feed your growth, to transform your current into your future, to connect with those who will fast-track your success. Edmund Lee gets it …

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Showed me many different roads

So I thought I would create a document that could act as a catalyst for people seeking to complete the 100 Goal Challenge. I wrote an e-article with 400 examples of goals that you can review, use as thought provokers or copy in eight key areas. The e-article is called …

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The rationale for minimalism

How does this manifest? You may temporarily revert to emotional ruts, feel fatigued, feel restless, or be overtaken by inertia. No need to panic. Internally, you're stirring things up, invoking emotional growth, which may take some adjustment. Try to ease into this shift, breathing your way through it. Unlike prisons …

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Providing some background on minimalism

With this happy thought she reached down to pick up the small pot off the ground. What happened next caught her off guard; The pot seemed stuck to the earth--like it was glued there! So, collecting her will, she gave it a small tug, thinking maybe some dirt had dried …

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Put the issues in to perspective,

Being a dinner guest in Japan and your host is serving pufferfish (not to be confused with puffin). It can kill you When Autopilot isn't Useful During sex (sometimes) When you're eating in a Michelin five-star restaurant On any holiday with your children And as its loveliness grew with each …

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But What About Natural Talent?

And that's the idea of not making things worse--to set the stage for resilience by doing no more harm as quickly as possible. Can you think of a time when your reaction to a rock-bottom situation improved the situation rather than making it worse? Can this reaction be repeated in …

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Harnessing Adaptability

You can frame your story around themes of your resilience or themes of your damage. You can find reasons to be proud in some of your worst memories, or you can let yourself be overwhelmed by the harm of it all. Anybody can be a reframer. It's not something that …

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Mental Representations

Often men go from erection to ejaculation like race cars. I had spent a week masturbating, trying to improve my technique. I was learning to get in touch with my arousal cycles and how to distinguish orgasm from ejaculation. I had always thought of them as one and the same …

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The Gold Standard

And right now, Mia goes on, you're Blair Cunningham's favorite pity party. Jealousy does not look pretty, I think. I feel embarrassed for Mia. Her attitude makes her look desperate. But I can't help wondering if part of what she's saying is true. If Blair will eventually kick me to …

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The Road to Extraordinary

She does now, Emily says. I glance back toward the counter. Luis pays for his drink and leaves. I guess he knows he's not welcome at a place like Jilly's. You know he's weird, right? Blair asks. She's watching me closely. I try to keep my expression neutral. AVOID EXTREME …

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Where Do We Go from Here?

I sat there for a while, studying the black rubber head as it was moving around in circles, like a dancing worm. I took my clothes off, opened my laptop, put on a random porn clip, set a timer for twenty minutes, applied a generous amount of lubricant, and started …

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