Tag Archives: focus

Caring and Courage

I still care greatly what friends and family in particular think of me, but do what I do anyway. I believe it’s a bit like being afraid but not letting fear control my life. I acknowledge it’s there and most … Continue reading

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My Focus and Wish

To do what I love with those I love, be grateful for everything, foster connection and ease suffering, and help people see the greatness and goodness within themselves and others. May your New Year be filled with blessings. With Love, Russ

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Struggles, Suffering, Joy, and Connection

Too often when I’ve focused primarily on myself it has led to greater struggle and suffering. When I focus my efforts and energy on creating and maintaining relationships and communities that share similar priorities, values, ethics, and goals, I often … Continue reading

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A Man With a Treasure

A Man With a Treasure  I know a man  Who has  A true treasure  For a wife  Yet too often Chooses  To focus  On her relatively few faults  Instead of celebrating  And  Being grateful  For all the ways  He is … Continue reading

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Amazing Things

I would never bet against anyone with high integrity, laser-focused purpose, and indomitable spirit. To me, it would be a sucker’s bet, as life proves to me over and over again the amazing achievements otherwise ordinary people accomplish with these … Continue reading

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It’s a Matter of on What We Choose To Focus

While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love. ~ Bo Bennett (Source: Smile at me) With Love, Russ

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Big Changes Coming

I’ve become increasingly concerned that over time this blog has become a mish-mash of too many different tones and topics. Those who like my posts with quotos (a term I may have coined for photos with quotes) and other humorous … Continue reading

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The Corrosive Power Of Ego

I believe that ego corrodes relationships, self-confidence, and feelings of self-worth. My ego used to run nearly constant unnecessary and harmful replays in my mind of instances that happened long ago that brought on feelings of shame, guilt, pain, and … Continue reading

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A Free-Range Mind

You’ve heard of free-range chickens or cattle. Well, the thought came to me when I was trying to focus on something detail-oriented and important today, that I have a free-range mind. It wanders all over the dang place! Love, Russ

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A Beautiful Choice

I just read a saying at https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/I-stop-for-suffering/263956387017672?sk=photos_stream that I liked and thought you might too: “It’s up to you to find beauty in the ugliest days.” When I read it, this popped into my head: A Beautiful Choice Ugly is … Continue reading

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