Try the Spirits

It is said that spirits pique feelings, which then coalesce into thoughts, words, and actions. Think about that for a moment. Spirits give rise to feelings, which then may become thoughts, words, and actions. Notice the use of the word "may." The feelings you have cannot force you to think, say, or do anything. You …

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Heart and Mind

One of life's greatest lessons is one that relatively few people ever learn. It is quite a simple lesson, actually, but its implications are profound and somewhat difficult to put into words. The lesson is this: your mind and heart must come into alignment for you to be truly effective in life. You've probably heard …

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Your Current of Inspiration

Consider these two statements this morning: You cannot give what you do not have. You tend to inspire in others that which you have within you. If there is not peace and tranquility in your heart and mind, it is highly unlikely that you will bring succor to those within your field of responsibility. You …

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The Soul of Your Feelings

"A man is what he thinks about all day long." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Every feeling has a soul, a seed of spirit from whence it germinates. Feelings derive from both good spirits, such as love, generosity and blessing and ill spirits, like hatred, cursing and stinginess. Your feelings are carriers for the spirits you …

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Authority and Critical Analysis

"The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis." ~ Dalai Lama We considered in a previous post that you are the master of your fate and the captain of your soul. Humanity, in this sense, is a collection of agents who navigate their lives within a framework of culture, custom …

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Don’t give that ghost a body!

Are you afraid of ghosts? If not, maybe you know someone who is. Either way, you should read on. We human beings are endowed with sentience, that is, we have the ability to feel or perceive. Western philosophers call the "raw feels," like the pain of a headache, the taste of a pleasant cheese or …

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Time to Think

A colleague and dear friend of mine gave me an excellent book the other day called "Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind" by Nancy Kline. I read it yesterday afternoon and I am strongly contemplating making this required reading for the entire company. The author began the book's introduction with a story …

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