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Converting Eternal Peace into Creative Consciousness

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (2)

"We don't realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace."  ~Elizabeth Gilbert

I suspect Eli...

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Embrace and Set Free Your Greatest Self From Within

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” 

~William Shakespeare

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Emotional, Mental Attitude Effects Thought, Behavior, Health and Love Sensitivity

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Why do good people habitually submit themselves to negative thinking, speech, circumstances or people or groups of people who harbor bad attitudes towards themselves, others, and life in general (especially those who are aware of how detrimental doing so is to emotional, mental and physical health)?

It should be no news flash that [negative] stress, if not well managed, can kill by various mea...

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A New Year Blessing to Self: An Agent of Positive Personal Change and Development

Posted on January 2, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Forget about it, already. 2011 is history, no doubt, and 2012 is a new year for a new beginning, or an extension of positive development carried forward. Regardless if one plays the game of proclaiming [new] resolutions, or not, like this new year, each day the sun rises from the dusk to usher in the dawn, we may choose perceptions of awareness that lead to greater becoming and spiritual growth; it's an opportunity for change!

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Social Protest: Those Who Occupy Wall Street and the Canvas of Institutions of Higher Learning

Posted on November 21, 2011 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

“Grown men can learn from very little children, for the hearts of the little children are pure. Therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people miss.”  

~Black Elk (Native American Indian)


Certainly, most who are blessed...

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The Stress of Getting Positive Things Accomplished in the Negative Thickness of Perceived Chaos

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

At one point in your life you either have the thing you want or the reasons why you don’t.  ~Andy Roddick


Not only at one point, but at many points throughout one’s journey do we realize, or not, the manifestation of desired outcomes. These various dreams deferred do or do not materialize as often or as quickly as we may wish them into being. D...

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Penn State's Scandal: Too Big to Fail the Test of Moral Depravity?

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A living legend, Joe Paterno (a.k.a, JoePa), former head coach of Penn State University’s football program, and the architect of 409 victories, is learning the harsh lesson about loyalty for the wrong reason(s). Paterno’s former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, was arrested earlier this week in relation to child sex abuse charges leveled against him. According to reports, Paterno was aware of at least one of the criminal ...

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Giving and Getting: A Time of Economic Uncertainty and Opportunity for Thankfulness and Gratitude

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The world is filled with not only multitudes of blessings, but as many pot holes and pitfalls as well. I often wonder, however, how many of us are mindful and thankful for blessings and good times and good circumstances. Do we recognize and give thanks only when times are good, or when good things occur, or do we remember humility when the road is troubled? I suspect, considering the current (seemingly) chaotic state of western world...

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The Villain or Victim in the Trial and Verdict of Michael Jackson's former doctor, Conrad Murray

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

By now the world has become aware of the fate of Michael Jackson’s former doctor, Conrad Murray. "Just minutes after Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of one felony count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, the judge in the case denied the cardiologist bail and ordered him held in jail until his sentencing later this month."



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Enslavement or Salvation of Mind: Is Man or God the Architect of Religion, Theology or Spirituality?

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

"If your understanding of the divine made you kinder, more empathetic, and impelled you to express sympathy in concrete acts of loving-kindness, this was good theology. But if your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, of self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God’s name, it was bad theology" (Karen Arm...

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The Spiritual Zone: Never Still Your Positive Flow and Kill the Dream of Heart's Desire

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (1)

When an artist paints or when an architect sketches a final piece of creative work, in all likelihood, the result of consistently pushing [back] temptations of doubt, hopelessness, mediocrity and fear (of the unknown) is what others come to recognize as integrity. Creative giants are those who do not allow their positive flow [zone] to be denied or disturbed, or its course altered. And while creativity takes on various forms, the pro...

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