Category Archives: How do you define success?

Forgiveness: Choosing not to drink the poison

cup-of-hope“Bitterness is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” —Blaise Pascal

In Canada, our summer draws to a close and a new season of activities awaits. In other parts of the world, spring approaches with its potentials for newborn projects. No matter what part of the world we live in, this time of year calls us to cleanse ourselves and begin anew.

Are you holding on to bitterness? Are you drinking poison, swirling it in your mouth, and savouring its flavour?

Can you see it as poisonous only to you and not to the other person or other people?

Forgive, pour out the glass of bitter poison and begin again. 

Live Large, Size Matters

I’m taking a summer blog break. While I am refilling my creative well, live large! Enjoy this piece from Soulseeds.

“Anyone or anything that does not bring you alive is too small for you.” —David Whyte in “Sweet Darkness”

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Live Large Size Matters

http://www.soulseeds.com/grapevine/2012/06/live-large-size-matters/#.UGwzV8JC2vk.wordpress

Name your cows, get more milk: Scientific American

I’m taking a summer blog break. While I am refilling my creative well, ponder who or what in your life could be more productive if given a little one-on-one attention?

“Farmers who have named their cows, she adds, “probably have a better relationship with them. They’re less fearful, more relaxed and less stressed, so that could have an effect on milk yield.”

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“Cows with names make more milk”

http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post/cows-with-names-make-more-milk-2009-01-28/?id=cows-with-names-make-more-milk-2009-01-28

Let go of materialism, be more content: Scientific American

I’m taking a summer blog break. While I am refilling my creative well, enjoy insights into contentment from Scientific American. 

“The longest ever study on this topic finds that becoming less materialistic leads to more contentment in life—and suggests ways to get to that happy place.”

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“How to Let Go of Materialism”

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-let-go-of-materialism/

 

12 steps to your dreams: Paulo Coelho and Alan Cohen

I am taking a summer blog break. While I refill my creative well, enjoy more thoughts advice from Paulo Coelho.

“. . . a system of twelve steps to help people to rediscover their “blessing.”

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“Dreams: the 12 steps”

http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2012/09/25/dreams-the-12-steps/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PauloCoelhosBlog+%28Paulo+Coelho%27s+Blog%29

 

The myth of psyche: Paulo Coelho

I am taking a summer blog break. While I’m refilling my creative well, enjoy the insightful writing of the incomparable Paulo Coelho. In “The Myth of Psyche” he ponders the elusive nature of love, and how he learned to follow the strange language of “signs.”

“Each moment shall be lived and enjoyed, but whenever we try to understand it, the magic disappears.”

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“The Myth of Psyche”

http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2012/08/20/the-myth-of-psyche/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PauloCoelhosBlog+%28Paulo+Coelho%27s+Blog%29

 

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