Monthly Archive: November 2007

Nov
13

Peeing in the Pool is No Fun Anymore

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
-Gloria Steinem

Many years ago, I worked in a halfway house with adolescents with drug problems. There was a common belief in the field that, once someone with a drug problem goes through the process of treatment, they lose the ability to enjoy using drugs. They have seen a better life and are aware of the depth …

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Nov
12

Independence

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
-Steve Jobs

It seems that, by default, we live our lives as if our body is eternal. The moments when we truly face and understand our mortality are exceptional. It is in those moments that we find courage and are able to follow our heart and intuition. So often, we look to others for answers, assuming that …

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Nov
10

Web Authors Who Inspire Me XII

The expression of our gifts contributes to a cause greater than ourselves.
-Tina Su
Think Simple. Be Decisive.

Here’s a quick list this weeks blog posts that inspired me: Life on Purpose: 15 Questions to Discover Your Personal Mission – written by Tina Su at Think Simple. Be Decisive. Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Quieting the Mind – written by Todd Goldfarb of We The Change as a guest post at …

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Nov
09

Hearing the Voice of God

Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so there's no room left for worry thoughts.
-Howard Chandler Christy

This is the third and final post in an impromptu series on the voice of God. I started writing on this topic with the intention of writing a single post, but now believe that this topic needs much more than that. In fact, I would like to invite you to participate by commenting or posting …

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Nov
08

The Voice of God, Part 2

Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
-Malcolm Muggeridge

Inside North Fork Road at Glacier National Park. I ended yesterday’s post in the middle of a story of how God lead me through the voices of others and events in my life to run my own business and start this website. Where I left off, my wife and I both found ourselves unexpectedly unemployed …

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Nov
07

The Voice of God, Part 1

People see God every day, they just don't recognize him.
-Pearl Bailey

Have you ever heard the voice of God? If you are familiar with stories from early religious text such as the Holy Bible, you probably remember stories in which God speaks directly to people. Perhaps you have wondered why God was so vocal in early human history while we don’t seem to hear much from …

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Nov
06

You Have No Limits

Oh man! There is no planet, sun or star could hold you, if you but knew what you are.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nearly all religious and spiritual teachings throughout history assert one common idea: that we are eternal. Our soul exists beyond our physical lives which are a tiny blink in our entire existence. We are spiritual beings who have temporarily taken on human form. To truly understand this and live according to this reality, we begin …

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