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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Humility and Gratitude

Even if you are good at something, you will still have the experience of hitting a ceiling, breaking through and then having to face the turbulence and discomfort of function at the new level. That process is best met in the spirit of humility and gratitude. It's fine to celebrate when you reach a new …

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Everyday Epiphanies

"Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world." - John Milton What would your life be like if you had an epiphany every day? For starters, it would be constantly refreshing...never a dull day as they say. Every evening …

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A Different World

I had a remarkable conversation with a relatively new friend the other day. Her enthusiasm, desire to be of service to her fellows in every sphere of her living and boundless gratitude for the privilege of ongoing growth and development personally, professionally and spiritually were absolutely infectious. What stood out to me more than her …

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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 Courage to Face Ingratitude XIX

"Let us conceive of gratitude in its largest, most beautiful sense, that if we receive any kindness we are debtor, not merely to one man, but to the whole world. As we are each day indebted to thousands for the comforts, joys, consolations, and blessings of life, let us realize that it is only by …

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