10 Ways to Reclaim Your Self-Esteem

 by Michelle L. Casto
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The way you feel about yourself impacts how and why you do everything in life. If you feel good about who you are, then what you do will be an outside reflection of your innermost thoughts and feelings. Contrary to popular belief, self-esteem is not something anyone or any accomplishment can give you. Just because more »

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Beyond The Walls

 by Will Nesbitt
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The very walls we build to protect our hearts from the possibility of repeating past experiences of hurt and pain are the very same walls that block our hearts from experiencing the ever-present light of the blessings of love and happiness here and now. Open your heart and allow the light of the here and more »

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We’ve all had a vision or a great idea and had someone who knows better squash it. We’ve all decided to clear our debts, but been tempted by the next great offer. We’ve all been determined to save up for a holiday or some other thing that will enhance our lives and then been clobbered more »

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Do you love amusement rides?  When I was a girl growing up I loved roller coasters, the faster, more intense, the crazier the better.  What a rush!  What a thrill.  I remember on my favorite, The Beast—I would get off and run to get back in line to do it all again. Pure adrenaline addiction.  more »

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It is important to note that the only way the crazy train ride can exist is if there are two willing participants, you and your partner. Both of you are responsible for how crazy the ride gets.  You are energetically hooked into each other and that is where the power comes from.  Once one or more »

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Kindness Or Weakness?

 by Will Nesbitt
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People will often mistake your kindness for weakness, but to respond in anger is to make the mistake of allowing people to weaken your kindness. When you recognize that you are being taken advantage of, it can be tempting to prove how strong you can be by lashing out or retaliating. Don’t. It’s a test more »

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On Empathy

 by Sam Vaknin
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1999 edition) defines empathy as: “The ability to imagine oneself in anther’s place and understand the other’s feelings, desires, ideas, and actions. It is a term coined in the early 20th century, equivalent to the German Einfühlung and modelled on “sympathy.” The term is used with special (but not exclusive) reference to more »

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What if every experience in your life is sent to you so you can understand who you are and what your life is all about? Just for a moment consider the possibilities within that question. What if it were true, would you be prepared to pay more attention to the events in your life and more »

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The Path of Illumination

 by Michelle L. Casto
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Change is a mythological journey, where we hear the call; go with uncertainty into unknown dangers, until we finally find our way home.  You can become what your spirit intended you to be—whole, perfect and free.  To free yourself, you must step into the light, be brave and take action.  Although you may feel safe more »

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The Three Hearts of a Japanese Man

 by Charlie Badenhop
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Well it’s Friday night and I’m pretty certain my friend Tabata-san will be hanging out at the usual place. So I decide to go have a talk and perhaps a beer as well. Sure enough, I find him sitting with a couple of young men telling them what Judo used to be like in the more »

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A closed mouth can’t be fed, but the mouth that’s always open eventually bites off more than it can chew. (Temperance)

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There’s only ONE place to find God….everywhere. (Omnipresence)

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Either let your light shine or live in someone else’s shadow. It’s your choice. But just know that choosing the latter would not be too bright.

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Never explain or justify your vision to people who have none.

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Don’t waste a moment of your precious life worrying about what other people will think of you. No good can come of it. The truth is that you’ll waste far more energy imagining what others think of you than those people will ever invest in it themselves. Most people are far too preoccupied with their more »

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