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1. Tough times never last, but tough people do. - Robert H Schuller 2.
Like many of us, you might feel that there's a true purpose to your life but you haven't yet found or discovered it, especially when trapped within a life that's unfulfilling or feels out of synch with your true purpose for being. Teachings of Eastern mystics say each of us have a particular purpose in life, though we might not know how to recognize it. Interestingly, some new research suggests ways to discover and pursue your true purpose. Moreover, having a purpose in life is found to help you protect yourself from mental decline -- not a bad byproduct. Some are awakened to it from an event or moment of illumination that opens the way.
by Lori Deschene “I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~Joseph Campbell As I write this, I am two hours away from my first weekly acting class in Los Angeles. I’ve been here for almost two years now, and though I loved Community Theater as a kid, I never so much as researched acting classes until a couple weeks back. I frequently said I wanted to do it, along with painting classes, which I’m starting next week, but I always made excuses not to start either.
This article was featured in Times Magazine, 5 November . There's a shorter version in the Ideas Bank section on the current Wired magazine .
post written by: Marc Email Don’t try to be perfect. Just be an excellent example of being human.
The day has come, one of my oldest projects Enlightr.com has finally come to an end after 5 years. As a recap for those who aren’t sure what Enlightr was, as a short description, Enlightr.com was a service which takes self improvement blogs and then conveniently summarises them for you. The reason I’ve decided to shut it down is because I’ve been neglectful for over 2 years. The site security has been breached 4 times since then which requires extensive rewriting, and upgrades. And on top of that, due to my neglect, incoming traffic has reduced 99% from its 2010 glory year.
photo: *clairity* We’re all capable of the occasional social blunder. Of course, some of us seem more prone to it than others, but even the savviest people aren’t impervious to such gaffes.
While most exercise is focused on strengthening and improving your physical body and muscles, there is very little focus on keeping your brain sharp and healthy. This is interesting because the brain is obviously the most important organ in your body, not only controlling the muscles people spend hours working to build up, but also your memory, thought process, attitude, etc. Don’t get me wrong, abs are great, but the brain needs to be supplemented too.
It is been said that it takes about 30 days to form a habit. The ones that are good for you require cultivation and determination.
As a lanky, gangly human being with rather large hands and feet — I’m the physical epitome of awkward. In addition, I’m often tentative, unsure of myself, indecisive and sporadically shy. This results in the occasional awkward moment when I’m in a social environment.
Success is each to his or her own, but let’s call it like we see it: when you survey the landscape of your creative world, your industry, your career or hobby–whatever field you’re in– there are several fundamentals to achieving success, regardless of the measure. There are commonalities that are undeniable. So here’s a list of thirteen such things that you should be doing right now – let’s call it your hit list:
Photo by Casey David By Gail Brenner “The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – Ben Franklin, famously “Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as set forth by the infatuated Franklin …” – Mark Twain
post written by: Marc Email Be true to your values. Be honest.
Are you ready to clean up your life? The Clean Sweep Program is a checklist of 100 items which, when completed, give one complete personal freedom. These 100 items are grouped in 4 areas of life with 25 in each group: Physical Environment, Well-being, Money and Relationships.