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Mental Clarity & Calmness

Partner with Life ~ Partner with Surprises

April 29, 2014
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Do you like surprises or do surprises throw you off balance? I realize that I have some fear about being surprised. I want surprises to be planned! I have often heard it said that control is the master addiction.  Or rather, the illusion of control is the master addiction.  If you don’t like surprises you may […]

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Quotes about Meditation

April 28, 2013
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“Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.”  Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) “No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation.” Walter Bagehot (1826-1877) “Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”  Buddha (563-483 BC) “I know but one freedom and that […]

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Willful versus Willing

January 28, 2013
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Are you in the flow or intensely focused on your personal or professional agenda? Are you open to feedback from others and the universe? Are you more willful or willing? Definitions According to dictionary.com, willful is “deliberate, voluntary, or intentional; unreasonably stubborn or headstrong; self-willed.”  Willing is “inclined; cheerfully consenting or ready.” To me, willful […]

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If You Spot It, You Got It

September 22, 2011
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What upsets you? Do you get upset if someone breaks a promise to you?  Where does the upset come from?  And how can you use outer experiences to learn more about what is going on inside of you?  Definition of Psychological Projections According to Wikipedia, psychological projection is a psychological defense mechanism where a person […]

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Choose Your Thoughts Well

July 31, 2010
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How many thoughts do you have each day?   Should you believe everything you think?  Can your very own thoughts sabotage you?  How can you have more positive thoughts? Number of Thoughts per Day It is estimated that we have between 12,000- 60,000 thoughts per day.  This range is attributed to factors such as your level of […]

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In a Hurry…In a Worry?

April 30, 2010
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Do you sometimes want to know the answer to something, or the outcome of a situation, right NOW?   Do you sometimes rush to get a project, or an errand, done?  Do you sometimes walk as if you are walking through a bad neighborhood when you are not?  In your hurry, do you sometimes break a dish, […]

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Acceptance and Patience

November 15, 2009
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“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson On my way to write an article about patience I discovered a significant prerequisite for peace of mind and patience – acceptance.  After all, how can you be patient if you don’t acknowledge and accept what is present in your life?  When you resist […]

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Breathing is Not an Option

August 19, 2009
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You’re going to breathe all day anyway, so why not make the best of it?  Studies show, and eastern cultures have known for centuries, that proper breathing habits can increase calmness. And the great news is that you have personal control of your breathing habits, you can practice rain or shine, and it’s free! The Power […]

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An Effective Way to be Present – Do Not Compare

July 27, 2009
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Do you want to live more in the moment, but don’t know exactly how to do it?  Have you heard that living in the moment can bring you more calmness and joy?  Would you like to live less in the past, less in the future, or both?  One practical way to be present is to […]

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