Making choices

Brand-New Day BY MADISYN TAYLOR

We can start fresh in this very moment, not needing to wait for a new day to start anew.When today is not going well, it is tempting to focus on tomorrow as a blank slate with all the possibilities that newness provides. It is true that tomorrow

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Visuddha (Throat Chakra Poem) by Beth Beard

A repressed voice behind a rehearsed smile Kept quiet, silent…hidden Careful not to anger or offend Guarding my lips Locked utterances knotted in my throat Doubting and devaluing my thoughts Muffled and bruised. Hushed and censored Weary from tuned out, deaf ears Connecting with Divine Source Learning

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Manipura (Poem for the Solar Plexus) by Beth Beard

  Advancing forward in my strength Honoring myself…believing in myself Choosing how to frame history- No longer the victim…fatally injured A humble yet proud warrior glimmering with color My agonies transform to liberty My pain shifts to opportunity My core is engaged Blazing rays of light from

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Shedding the Old

The slithering snake is a learning tool when we observe its frequent removal of the outer skin. Little is gained in a lifetime if what you believe at age seven is still how you feel at age thirty-seven. It is necessary to shed old ideas, habits, opinions,

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Marshmellow Study on Willpower

Article from JamesClear.comIn the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies. During his experiments, Mischel and his team tested hundreds of children — most of them around the ages of 4 and 5 years old — and revealed what

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Willpower Affirmations

“The first step toward building willpower is to celebrate the fact that you’ve got it.” – Steve Chandler I nurture the habit of willpower every day. With every breath I take, I am bringing more and more control into my life. The more I exercise my willpower,

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You Are One With All That Is

You Are One With All That Is Much of this world is your own reflection. People reject this because it puts the burden back on them. Criticizing an external world is so much more convenient. Deluded by ignorance into identifying himself with a specific body, a human

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Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson

Chapter One I walk down the street.  There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I fall in.  I am lost …. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault  It takes forever to find a way out.   Chapter Two I walk down the same street.  There

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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

This is a metaphor of transformation for the month of March. And we sure have been experiencing the lion with so much ice and snow. C’mon lamb! I’m soooo looking forward to warmth and flowers! This metaphor also applies to our transformation as we grow in awareness.

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Our Beliefs Affect Our Success

A man was selling oranges in the middle of a road. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He put some signs along the road and spent the whole day praising the flavor of his wares. Everyone bought from him and the man thrived. With the

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