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Are You Bored with Being Bored?

Since you are interested in personal development, there is little chance that you suffer from boredom. How do I know? Simply because if you are interested in anything, you are not bored. After all, boredom is the absence of interest and enthusiasm. The words of Blaise Pascal were filled with passion when he described the horror of living a life …

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What Is Peace of Mind and How Do We Attain It?

We dream of living in a peaceful world, but before we can do so, we have to discover our own inner peace. It is only after experiencing contentment that we can sow peace in our family, neighborhood, workplace, and community. What is peace of mind? It is not the absence of problems, a big bank account, or a beautiful home, …

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Loneliness is not lack of company; it is lack of purpose

Tennessee Williams wrote: “We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.” By ‘solitary confinement’ he was referring to the cage or prison called loneliness. Loneliness and aloneness are not the same. Aloneness is a state of being, while loneliness is a state of mind. We all know people who live alone and are perfectly happy. …

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Is It Time to Question Your Questions?

You probably heard the expression, “A penny for your thoughts…” Isn’t that an offer that is far too little to hear the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs of our friends? For if we were to listen carefully to what they have to say, I’m sure there is a great deal we can learn. How about your thoughts? How much are they …

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The Effects of Laughter

Plato‘s remark that “Even the gods love jokes.” must be correct, for the value of laughter is recorded in sacred scripture. For example, the Quran states that “He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.” By the fourteenth century, the healing power of humor was recognized by the medical community. An important French surgeon, Henri de Mondeville, wrote “Let the …

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Bring Some Magic into Your Life by Journaling

We are the authors or sculptors of our lives. To become the person we want to be, we should reflect on our thoughts and actions and then make whatever changes we consider necessary. After all, our thoughts solidify into actions, each step of which helps to shape our lives. However, to take the art of self-creation a step further, rather …

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3 (of the many) Laws of Life

1. We Get what We Expect What kind of day will you have today? How about this week? Will it be filled with excitement or tedium, problems or adventure, happiness or misery? I’m not a psychic, but I can predict your future by the answers you give to these questions. That’s because we create what happens to us with our …

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Cancer is a Word, Not a Sentence

”The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” −Jalaluddin Rumi Cancer runs in Linda’s family (not her real name) and she tested positive for the BRCA (BReast CAncer) 2 gene, indicating that she is at higher risk for cancer than the general population. Moreover, she has already had cancer twice. Understandably, she is troubled, and has written asking …