Thursday, July 26th, 2012 Focus: I forgive myself for my failures, and I forgive others for theirs as well.

Most of us have some corner where we cannot forgive ourselves. Our hearts ache for the choices made or denied, and we bury that ache beneath a blanket of guilt or high-minded justifications.

It is no crime to be less than our dreams, or to stumble and fall on life’s path. The crime is in refusing to get up and move toward the light, or in being unwilling to embrace those around us who have fallen in their own way.

If we can forgive ourselves for our failures — not seven times, but seventy times seven — we can forgive others for their failures. We know that we are all humans, struggling by the lights we have toward our vision of good.

Excerpted from: Can You Forgive Yourself? by Kent Nerburn.

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 Focus: I activate my sense of purpose and discover strengths I didn’t know I had.

Since we each look out onto a different corner of the planet and bring with us our own particular portfolio of interests, skills, and experience, we are touched by different concerns and called to respond in different ways.

When we become aware of an emergency and rise to the occasion, something powerful gets switched on inside us. We activate our sense of purpose and discover strengths we didn’t even know we had.

Being able to make a difference is powerfully enlivening; it makes our lives feel more worthwhile. We not only give but we receive in so many ways as well. The approach is not about being dutiful or worthy so much as it is about stepping into a state of aliveness that makes our lives profoundly satisfying.

Excerpted from: Active Hope: Becoming An Active Participant in Creating the World We Desire by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone.

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Monday, July 16th, 2012 Focus: Regular exercise helps me release stress and keep my energy flowing.

Keeping your physical body stagnated or in poor condition will affect you both emotionally and spiritually. Maintaining a regular exercise routine will help you to release excess energies or stresses.

Different activities can help you in different ways. Walking or jogging outdoors will allow you to stay grounded and connected to the Earth plane. Swimming and water activities will cleanse your aura and dilute dark energies that you may be harboring at the end of the day. Taking a dance class will help you to express and release pent-up creative energies.

To keep your energy flowing, you need to avoid sedentary living.

Excerpted from: Taking Care of Yourself: Proper Care of The Lightworker Soul by Sahvanna Arienta.

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Sunday, July 16th, 2012 Focus: My choices matter. So — what will I do? Who will I be?

Your choices and mine matter. The freedom to nurture, cultivate, and choose is a gift that begins with you. Freedom from something is always about freedom to do or to be.

So — what will you do? Who will you be? Your daily choices can lead to living a conditional life or they can birth the emerging truth of your new way of being.

Yes, you are still learning, evolving, and being birthed in new ways of becoming fully alive. And you are invited to a new way of being human, marked by unconditional love and compassion.

Excerpted from: Next Step for Humans: Becoming Fully Alive by Robert V. Taylor.

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 Focus: I let go all fears about making a “wrong” choice.

Youth is so burdensome because we have to decide which direction to take in many domains at once. Choices made in our twenties feel like the hinges upon which the rest of our lives will swing.

By the time we become elders, we have the benefit of every crossroad we have already passed. There have been hundreds of roads not taken. We worry much less about making a wrong choice, since some of our carefully considered decisions have led to dead ends and some of our gut impulses have led to unforeseen gains.

We realize that the very idea of a wrong or right choice is falsely polarizing. No matter what decision we make, we know we may end up pining for some aspects of the life we declined even as we celebrate the many advantages of having moved on.

Excerpted from: Decision-Making: What is the Right Decision? by Wendy Lustbader.

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Monday, July 9th, 2012 Focus: When I ask a question, I sit back and listen to the response.

When you ask someone a personal question, do you sit back and listen to their response without any interruptions? Or do you fill in the waiting period with more questions and other talking?

Most of us would right away say that we are like the first type of person or at least we want to be. Oddly enough, most people are like the second and don’t realize it.

As an experiment, try asking a question to someone you love. Then just sit back and listen, allowing the person to take all the time they need to answer.

Excerpted from: How to Listen: Ask… Then Listen
by Joyce Vissell.

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Breaking News Alert The New York Times Sunday, July 8, 2012 — 5:38 PM EDT —– Ernest Borgnine, Oscar-Winning Actor, Is Dead at 95, Spokesman Tells the A.P.

Ernest Borgnine, the rough-hewn actor who seemed destined for tough-guy characters but won an Academy Award for embodying the gentlest of souls, a lonely Bronx butcher, in the 1955 film “Marty,” died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 96.

 

The death was confirmed to The Associated Press by his spokesman, Harry Flynn.

 

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