Category Archive: Perspective

Perspective

Oct
25

Lonely in a Crowd

Remember we're all in this alone.
-Lily Tomlin

Jean Browman at cheerfulmonk.com wrote a post earlier this week, At Home in the Universe, in which she writes about the feeling of loneliness that some of us can feel sometimes and fears that go along with feeling alone. She has opened up a discussion on this topic and has asked several bloggers, including myself, …

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Oct
24

Joy is Time Management

Energy is equal to desire and purpose.
-Sheryl Adams

For years, I struggled with time management. I always had a million things to do. I was delaying gratification and working all the time. I felt as if I was getting nothing done. My to-do list was always growing, and I had no free time. Now, I have many times as many responsibilities and still …

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Oct
23

Wonders, Ladybugs and Empowerment

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I was recently pondering the wonder of ladybugs. Each one of them has a slightly different shade of orange or red. As I observed one crawling along the window pane in my bedroom, I thought, “There may not be another living thing on the planet that looks exactly like this one.” Then I squished it …

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Oct
17

Tips to Alleviate Boredom

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.
-Thomas S. Szasz

Boredom is often a warning sign of one or more of several different problems including the following: We are not living our lives to the fullest that we can. We are taking ourselves too seriously. We are lacking in patience and tolerance. We are not respecting our time. We are allowing others to be disrespectful …

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Oct
12

What’s Wrong with Rose Colored Glasses?

If an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say, in a pleasant and hopeful voice, "Well, this isn't too bad. I don't have my left arm anymore, but at least nobody will ever ask me whether I am right-handed or left-handed," but most of us would say something more along the lines of "Aaaaah! My arm! My arm!"
-Lemony Snicket

I have written quite a few posts reflecting on the power of a positive attitude. In my post, Change Your Body by Changing Your Perspective, I quote Dr. Wayne Dyer from his book, The Power of Intention where he says the following: Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at …

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Oct
11

We’re All Going to Die

Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.
-Pope Paul VI

This past year, I have attended more funerals of people I know and love than I had attended in the past decade. I am always amazed at how thoughts of death and mortality become so real to me when I am faced with the death of someone I love. The part that amazes me most …

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Oct
05

Enjoying the Journey

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
-Greg Anderson

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 and learn. All of life’s stresses …

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