To accept anyone else’s point of view, you must pay attention to hear them.
You’ve got to pause the chatter (whoever that is) for at least a minute to really listen.
You must silence everything else (at least for a moment) to get the idea.
Are you ready to be more generous, respectful, and forgiving?
Meet the uplifting you. It’s that place somewhere inside that quietly whispers, “Of course they are wrong, and I still love them because we’re both human after all.”
Have you ever lost yourself in a project to the point of barely taking time to catch your breath or even forgetting to eat?
Being consumed by this kind of task is like being in the zone. You feel highly engaged, creative, productive, and satisfied.
You believe in telling like it is.
In fact, you think being to the point is the best approach.
You don’t mince your words. After all, they’re really only words.
It’s not your fault then if someone feels hurt. Or fearful. Or actually do just about anything to avoid you (or your sarcasm or wrath).
Sometimes you just can’t help it. You dig yourself in deep when you don’t like the way something is going.
You feel safer in that spot, almost protected from all the contrary ideas.
Maybe you’re tired.
Are you ready to inspire all you possibly can in your own unique way?
When you possess two important qualities, you generate something far more mightily.
Think about your power as being potent, compelling, and inspiring.
Each of us wishes to be seen.
We want our talents and ideals to be recognized and appreciated.
Yet so many times, we find people bristling at the ideas of others, fearing the tightness of frictions, and shutting down opposing points of view.
What if we had the courage to celebrate those differences as they occur?
You know you must be more tuned toward what could be.
You want to imagine what new influences could offer.
You seek to realize what fresh ideas and brand new eyes could reveal.
You get that the risk of not discovering and creating is far greater.
You are a veritable force for goodness.
Yet, how is it possible that your greatest gift is your giving of yourself?
Almost as if generosity were an infinite and lush loop of caring for another that actually enhances you somehow?
It’s Christmas. Whether you celebrate this holiday or enjoy another beautiful tradition, there’s no better time for us to envision a dove to help us conjure up peace together today.
Let her quietly show us the way toward universal goodwill.
Her benevolence need not be rare.
Yuletide carols and holiday music are in the air. Perhaps you are humming along to one of your favorite songs right now.
Have you stopped to think about making your own special music?
You must! Each of us has such a distinctive song to sing.
Want the magical secret to being thankful and showing appreciation?
It’s actually very simple (notice, I did not say easy).
Shift your instinctual thinking about what is missing or threatening.
Actually there’s way more than enough. There’s plenty.
Power pervades every aspect of your life.
If you are like most people, you know power when you see it. But can you really define it?
Let’s go beyond the traditional ideas of force, fear and arrogance as some of the typical means of power. Look at in a new light.
Place your hands on your heart for a second.
Feel into that miracle that lies beneath your flesh and your bones.
Protected, safe and completely out of sight, it’s often forgotten. Still, instinctively, it beats (and beats, and beats).
Standing on the shore, I watch the ocean breathe.
Won’t you join me?
One wave in, then another out.
These magical waves just keep coming.
Unstoppable in their journey, yet relentless in their consistency, they ceaselessly repeat their dance.
Ahhhh, joy, my elusive friend.
You mean the world to me.
You run, you jump, you leap for the outermost reaches of a life entirely lived. Taking me by the hand, you playfully pull me along to explore the light.
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