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Self Confidence

“The success of our lives and our future depends on our motivation and determination or self confidence” His Holiness the Dalai Lama As we have explored in earlier writings, we have an idea that not only are we a product of what we eat, but more importantly, we are a product of how and what […]

Inaction

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;” King Henry Henry V Act 3 scene 1   Have you ever felt stuck, full of great ideas, but nothing ever happens, nothing materialises, you just keep doing the same old thing trying to get ahead? Take a moment to review your life so far; How […]

Using Emotions

“Emotion is 24 times more powerful than logic!” Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1466 – 1536) From the depths of despair to soaring on the wings of love, both wonderful and important feelings, but what causes them, where do they come from how can my body stay the same and my feelings change? How can I feel […]

Making Mistakes

“The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything”                                                           Edward John Phelps (1822-1900)   We all know that horrible sinking feeling when your stomach clenches, your breathing becomes shallow, the muscles in your neck tighten, your world stops….   YOU got it WRONG! YOU made a MISTAKE! YOU are an instant FAILURE! […]

Friendship

“Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name… And they’re always glad you came.”              Theme song from ‘Cheers’   “Norm!” every-body shouts out! Every time Norm enters the bar, he is welcomed by the same resounding chorus. Everybody in the pub is genuinely happy to see him! He is nothing special however, an […]

Fredom

“Have you ever considered that any real freedom(is the) freedom from the opinions of others, freedom from the opinions of yourself?”                                                                                                 Colonel Kurtz Apocalypse Now          Who is your jailer, if not yourself? Who limits you, if not yourself? Who dreams for you, if not yourself? Who implements for you, if not yourself? […]

Pleasure and Pain

“To complain of the age we live in, to murmur at the present possessors of power, to lament the past, to conceive extravagant hopes for the future, are the common dispositions of the greatest part of mankind.”                                                                           Edmund Burke 1729 – 1797          Most of us, are motivated to move away from pain and […]

Cut the Clutter in your Life

“To thine own self be true” William Shakespeare How much of your dis-ease, unhappiness, worry, illness and other external manifestations of inner turmoil is created by your perceived need to respond to other peoples stuff? Last night I was watching a series on my laptop. I started to feel depressed, insecure, and overwhelmed. I paused […]

What Matters to You?

  “Would you tell me, please, which way to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to go,” said the Cat “I don’t much care where…” said Alice “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat LEWIS CARROLL – Alice in Wonderland   We have already dealt […]

Your Hero or Heroine!

Who is YOUR Hero? “Behaviour that is admired is the path to power among people everywhere” Beowulf “I am Ripper… Tearer… Slasher… Gouger. I am the teeth in the darkness, the talons in the night. Mine is strength… and lust… and power! I am Beowulf!” Beowulf Us Humans are strange and complex creatures yet we […]

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