Category Archives: Self-actualization

Gatherings

Expect people to be better than they are; it helps them to become better. But don’t be disappointed when they are not; it helps them to keep trying. ~ Merry Browne Often we are required to participate in gatherings.  From … Continue reading

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Wear Life Loosely

The Law of Detachment says that in order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you have to relinquish your attachment to it. ~ Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success If we simply saw life as a loose … Continue reading

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Movies of Your Mnd

Imagination is more powerful than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein Your life is created by the movies of your mind.  What you picture, your body experiences and your life becomes.  You are a character playing a role, but who wrote the … Continue reading

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Listen to the Sounds

Deafness is darker by far than blindness. ~ Helen Keller We hear a great deal, but do we listen to what we hear?  For me hearing is not about the sound waves in my environment being sensed by my acoustic … Continue reading

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Praise

The sweetest of all sounds is praise. ~ Xenophon Praise is seen in your eyes when you look at your beloved.  Praise is felt in your touch when you embrace.  Praise is heard in your voice when you speak to … Continue reading

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Genes, Psyche and Soma

Part of learning to love ourselves is appreciating our own miraculous body, not just externally, but what is much more interesting and truly awesome to me, internally, as complex body chemistry generates internal messages that reach every necessary cell. The … Continue reading

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Poetic Relief

“Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” ~ Rita Dove If you don’t write poetry, you are missing a great opportunity.  The other day I greeted my wife at the back door and then put away several … Continue reading

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Where’s Home?

Show me a man who cares no more for one place than another and I will show you in that same person one who loves nothing but himself. ~ Robert Southey As I stepped of the plane after a recent … Continue reading

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Inspiration

“Inspiration comes from theHeart of Heaven to give the lift of wings, and the breath of divine music to those of us who are earthbound.” ~ Margaret Sangster When I speak to respiratory therapists the words inspiration and inspire relate … Continue reading

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Teachers

When the student is ready, the teacher appears. ~ Taoist Saying The Sufi poet Rumi said, “Criticism polishes my mirror.” He taught me that everyone is my teacher.  If you are trying to be a better human being, then look … Continue reading

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