Category Archive: Perspective

Perspective

May
05

Free Will Versus Fate

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.
-Mary C. Crowley

If everything happens for a reason and our fate and destiny are already determined, how can we have free will? Are our lives predetermined by destiny or do we have the free will to map our own experience? The answer is Yes. Both are true. Free will and destiny are not opposites. We tend to …

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Apr
08

In Silence We Find Our Genius

There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.
-Minnie Aumonier

When our hearts are calm and silent, We see things clearly. We build strength. We are in tune to unlimited creativity. Our intelligence sours. Nothing can disturb or interrupt us. We are unstoppable. It is in moments of clear, focused silence, that we can identify with and cooperate with God, and therefore, gain access to …

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Apr
07

How to See God

"I was six when I saw that everything was God, and my hair stood up, and all," Teddy said. "It was on a Sunday, I remember. My sister was a tiny child then, and she was drinking her milk, and all of a sudden I saw that she was God and the milk was God. I mean, all she was doing was pouring God into God, if you know what I mean."
-J.D. Salinger
Teddy

God is everywhere and everything. We often fail to recognize God when we focus on things we find displeasing, when we lack gratitude and when our thoughts are loud and busy. Here are a few tips we can use to remove the obstructions to our view of God: Be still and silent whenever you can. …

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Mar
07

Inspiration In a Dark World

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
-Hans Margolius

Sometimes, when we look at the world around us, all we seem to see is adversary, war, terrorism, poverty and competition. We may wonder where is the evidence of God’s influence. Where is the inspiration? The fact is, the influences of conflict are loud, dynamic and demanding of attention, while the influences of inspiration are …

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Jan
17

Letting Go of Future Expectations

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
-Winston Churchill

As a younger, single man, I would obsess over the idea of finding someone to spend my life with. Most of my relationships were short lived. I worried so much about how they would end up, that I couldn’t take the time to enjoy the person I was with. After several failed relationships, I finally …

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Jan
16

Forgiving Mistakes of the Past

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
-Alexander Pope

The past is gone. But, it is a piece of the experience that defines who we are today. All fear, stress and regret come from the past. We can be free of them entirely by choosing to live in this moment. In this moment, life is simpler, mistakes are less devastating, work is more productive …

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Dec
13

Laugh

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
-Woody Allen

This is the fourth post in a series expanding on 20 Things I Learned from My Toddler. When food tastes really good, laugh. Toddler’s don’t usually concern themselves with personal development, planning or working to improve their circumstances. They take things as they come. If the moment gives them pleasure, they smile and laugh. If …

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