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    Finding the Magic in You

    We’re a results-oriented society, thus the outcome of an activity is paramount to Americans. Planning is integral to the process. And with that, control over it. Outcome begins with intent. What…

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    My Life Story Arc

    Imagine stepping out of yourself and becoming the all-seeing, omniscient observer of the person you are and have been. You have full knowledge, of course, and complete, as opposed to flawed,…

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    Saying hi to your anger

    For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. – Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s easy to acknowledge and accept the truth of Emerson’s statement. Sages…

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    Smelling the roses

    We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. – The Buddha One threat to 21st-century…

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    The Capacity for Wonder

    I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes—a fresh green breast of the new world. Its vanished trees, the trees that made way for…

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    Sic Transit Gloria

    “Beware the Ides of March,” the soothsayer warns Julius Caesar in Shakespeare’s rendition. The Bard effectively took advantage of poetic license. His phrasing still packs power conveying a sense of doom.…

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    Love, A Many Splendored Thing

    There are more songs written about love than about any other notion or emotion. That makes sense because love, like poetry which song lyrics essentially are, is non-rational. They—love, poetry, and…

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    My Barbaric Yawp

    The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me—he complains of my gab and my loitering. / I too am not a bit tamed—I too am untranslatable; / I sound my barbaric…

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    Song of Yourself

    Following one’s bliss sets one on a course from which, once begun, there is no turning back. The trek is usually started on after a soulful review and finding one’s life…

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    Solstice Lament and Hope

    A thought from Joseph Campbell: Mythology begins where madness starts. A person who is truly gripped by a calling, by a dedication, by a belief, by a zeal, will sacrifice his…