Overcoming the Inertia of Human Nature

If it is true that history repeats itself and there is nothing new under the sun, why then do you insist on judging your circumstances and others? Can you simply observe without interpolating, comparing, drawing conclusions, or asking yourself “How can I get the most out of this?” Can you watch and listen objectively, act …

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Forward-Upward!

Circumstances have a wonderful way of letting you know if you're on the right or the wrong track. They provide useful feedback that, thoughtfully reviewed, compels changes in approach or direction and occasionally in underlying orientation. Those in the habit of bemoaning their circumstances often miss these cues as they are so busy reacting to …

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The Value of Decision

Lexi, my Red-tailed Hawk hunting partner, has taught me a great many things over the last two-and-a-half years. I have a deep respect for her hunting style, which centers around an uncluttered capacity for decision. Human beings have it relatively easy. We don't, generally speaking, have to risk life and limb every time we eat. …

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Expression and Refinement

"Sheltered behind the wall of repression our kindest thoughts, our deepest feelings of appreciation, are worthless unless translated into word or act that make them real to hungry waiting ears, or eager watching eyes. Corked up in the silence of the unspoken, they do not exist. It is only expression that counts. All the light, …

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The Right Emphasis

That which you emphasize determines in large measure the nature of your experience. When you are grooming or clothing yourself, for example, it might be worth looking at whether you spend more time covering up that which you don't like or if the greater part of your emphasis is on highlighting that which you do. …

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True Knowing

"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse." ~ Henry Van Dyke I appreciate Mr. Van Dyke's quote as it demonstrates the natural progression from recognition to realization to actualization found in any successful process of growth and development. …

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