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Peace, Contentment, Inner Peace

Sep
05

Overcoming Trauma Through Forgiveness: Forgiveness, Part 3

Forgiveness is another word for letting go.
-Matthew Fox

This is part 3 of a 4 part series on forgiveness. Part 3 in this series covers how to overcome trauma by forgiving perpetrators and events of the past. The parts in this series are as follows: Why Should We Forgive? Building Deep, Meaningful Relationships Through Forgiveness Overcoming Trauma Through Forgiveness Forgive Yourself and Find …

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Sep
03

Why Should We Forgive? Forgiveness, Part 1

Not forgiving is like swallowing rat poison and waiting for the rat to die.
-Anne Lamott

This is part 1 of a 4 part series on forgiveness. The topic of forgiveness is much to large to cover in a single post. It is central to living an inspired life and can be very difficult to accomplish. This first part, Why Should We Forgive? covers the benefits of forgiveness and the harm …

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Sep
01

7 Ways to be Inspired When Surrounded by Negativity

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
-Robert Fulghum
Uh-oh - Some Observations From Both Sides Of The Refrigerator Door

When we focus on unhappiness, it multiplies. We can change our focus to enjoy life. But, what if we choose to be positive, but the people around us do not?

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Aug
31

Quiet Moments for a Better Life

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

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 …

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Aug
27

Abandon Materialism and Find Peace of Mind

Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.
-Douglas Horton

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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Aug
24

Living in the Moment

The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

This Moment Is All Of Life We have never nor will we ever know any moment other than this moment. It is eternity. Tomorrow is not here, it is not reality. Yesterday, or even five minutes ago, does not exist. The experiences of the past are memories: thoughts from which you can choose your focus …

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