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Ego Echoes

I sometimes get hit by waves of memories of negative things people have said to me over the years. But most are merely ego echoes from which I’ve already learned the lessons offered. They aren’t reflections of the present on which I’m focused. With Love, … Continue reading

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“We Took The Leap Together” (From My Poem “The First”)

This post is for those of you who enjoy experiencing the process I go through when attempting to develop a song lyric from one of my poems. You may recall reading the paragraph in an earlier post about the direction … Continue reading

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Letting go, Appreciating, and Looking Forward

“Sometimes you just have to let go of what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.” (Source: Lets Be Positive Together) I’ve been there and will be again. Based on my experience, I’d say this … Continue reading

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A Birthday Present These Employees Will Never Forget

When company employees gathered to help him to celebrate his 81st birthday, Bob Moore a co-founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods gave a present to them instead. The entire company! http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2011111010_birthdaygift18.html Russ

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Embracing the Present

“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” (seen at the wonderful site I Stop For Suffering. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/I-stop-for-suffering/263956387017672 ). Russ

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Eckhart Tolles’ Keys to Happiness

I believe there is much wisdom in these words: “Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing … Continue reading

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