At Christmas time, we all seem to take on bi-polar personalities. We find ourselves filled with passion and thrusting from extreme joy and excitement to extreme frustration and fear. Memories from the past bring warm nostalgic feelings and mournful sorrow. The gift giving tradition fills us with abundance, joy, apprehension and debt. Expectations are high, …
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Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year - and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority.
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Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
The mouth of the Big Carp River flowing into Lake Superior in the back country in Porcupine Mountains State Park in Michigan. Most of us do not enjoy conflict. We usually seek peace and symbiosis in our relationships with others, our jobs and the many things we juggle in our lives. Sometimes though, conflicts arise, …
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Remember we're all in this alone.
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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The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.
This is part 4 of a 4 part series on forgiveness. Part 4 in this series discusses forgiving yourself and finding peace with your 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 True Inspiration It is …
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To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
This is part 2 of a 4 part series on forgiveness. Part 2 in this series covers how to apply forgiveness in your relationships to allow them to grow. 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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Not forgiving is like swallowing rat poison and waiting for the rat to die.
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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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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