Quiet Moments: How? For most of us, quiet moments are rare. Life is short. There is so much to do, so much to see. How can we stop what we are doing for quiet reflection? Life hands us so many roles. With a full-time job, there’s barely enough time to run errands, prepare food, keep …
Monthly Archive: August 2007
We occasionally have times when the television and radio are off and all is quiet, we find ourselves alone with our thoughts. This golden opportunity affords us the privilege of a bit of self-evaluation.
-Edward A. Beiersdorf
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It take a thousand voices to tell a single story.
-Native American Proverb
Daisies and Roses in our backyard at our previous home in Milwaukee, WI. Each day I write a post on topics that I believe are inspiring. I do not have a PhD in philosophy, psychology or theology and have no accreditations to specifically label me as an expert in the field of inspiration. Instead, what …
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I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work.
Being a realist means being able to focus energy on making a difference in life. It can bring real change and excitement which is the opposite of what one might think. It seems exciting to think about lottery tickets or quick and easy wealth schemes, traveling to exotic destinations we cannot afford, luxury cars and …
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You give but to yourself. He who understands the concept of giving must laugh at the idea of sacrifice.
-A Course In Miracles
One of the things I find most inspiring is the sound of birds in the fresh, cool air of the early morning. When a bird sings, it has no idea that its song is an inspiration to me. Bridge over a wilderness marsh in Porcupine Mountains State Park near Ontonogan, Michigan. You never know when …
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Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.
Materialism Prevents Happiness There is an absolute irony in materialism. When we focus our efforts on acquiring material possessions, it is with the intention of making ourselves happier, but instead we are feeding an obstacle to happiness. Cathedral Falls in Gauley Bride, West Virginia (thanks Tina and Bethany for reminding me where I took this …
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Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
Poor Listening Leads To Isolation and Lack Of Inspiration For many of us, it is a challenge to listen to another person without formulating our own response. We seem to believe that our value to another person will increase if we can say something impressive. Though focusing on talking rather than listening leads to the …
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