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How Are You Using Your Mind?

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices… – William James Perhaps replace “thinking” with being thoughtful? People are always thinking . . . Their monkey minds always chattering away . . . How about you? Are you merely thinking, or being thoughtful?

What You Become

On this solemn day, a reminder of the most fundamental of truths: The mind is everything. What you think you become. – Siddharta (aka Buddha) That is all.

The Truth Also Rises

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha The Sun will rise each day The Moon will rise each evening. And the truth will arrive each and every day. What you make of it, and do with it, will determine whether you evolve that truth – or it …

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The Price Must Be Paid

Human labor, through all its forms, from the sharpening of a stake to the construction of a city or an epic, is one immense illustration of the perfect compensation of the universe. The absolute balance of Give and Take, the doctrine that every thing has its price, — and if that price is not paid, …

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What is Fear?

I was reading something from Michael Neill (his e-mail newsletter, if you’re curious) and he said something useful: fear is a function of the mind, not circumstance. So if fear is (just a) thought, and not anything real or tangible, then I can think differently. And not be afraid as much, or even anymore. I …

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What Is Labor Day?

Labor Day is more than a three-day-weekend or the cut-off for wearing white shorts/pants. Click here for a little history. It’s a time to honor and celebrate those who have worked so hard to make all the things we have, use and eat, and so on. It should also be a time to reflect on …

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Grow in the Stretching

Our aspirations are our possibilities. – Robert Browning We never reach further than we are willing to look. Whether or not something is beyond your grasp is irrelvevant. Reach anyway – you’ll grow in the stretching.

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