Monthly Archives: July 2012

Reflections: Seeking Solace In Tragic Times…

Re-blogged from  “I am sick of the solace of sorrow, And fear what the prophets foretold; I am tired of the tears of tomorrow, And wish that things were as of old; I have felt of the force of … Continue reading

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Report: My Day as a Lab Rat

In his book “A New Earth” Eckhart Tolle wrote acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. Following through on my experiment stated here yesterday was quite enlightening and proved Tolle’s point. As best I could … Continue reading

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Lab Rat Day

An interesting experiment I am going to conduct today: count how many times I complain or criticize, even in the smallest way, while I keep track of how frequently I express or sense gratitude, even for near trivial things. Every … Continue reading

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How You Play The Game

Being an ambitious and driven person it has been results I’ve focused on most for the majority of my life. I suppose that will never completely change. However in recent years I’ve learned to have a lot of respect for … Continue reading

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To Find Rest In Knowing Inwardly

Something I read once said people come in three basic varieties: 1. People who find something bad regardless of how good things may be. 2. People who find something good regardless of how bad things may be. 3. People who … Continue reading

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As Much Distortion as Reality

Look not at the days gone by with a forlorn heart. They were simply the dots we can now connect with our present, to help us draw the outline of a beautiful tomorrow. Dodinsky Holding memories too closely isn’t healthy. … Continue reading

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A Multi-Colored Continuum

At four years old I had all the world I wanted: Davy Crockett gloves with fringe, a tricycle, parents I still thought were cool and grandparents who fussed over their oldest grand boy. The world was a giant mystery that … Continue reading

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If You Have Something to Say

Her Facebook page says “I am a myth. The myth is real”. If you go searching for information about C. JoyBell C. you won’t find much other than her quotes which are deep and frequently inspiration. All I can tell from a … Continue reading

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The Gift to My Life

Sometimes a picture truly is worth a thousand words. When I saw this photo for the first time this morning, feelings of intense gratitude for my son washed over me and brought a happy tear to my eye. He is far … Continue reading

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Mac and The Banger

While not a first-hand personal experience, I have had friends who knew they were in the last few months of their life and had them share some of the wisdom facing death brought them. To a person the near end … Continue reading

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