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Miscommunicating and Making Assumptions

Isn’t life a series of interactions with others? That being so, it makes getting along with people of primary importance. After all, if our interactions are pleasant, we’ll have a happy life, but if they are filled with conflict, rancor, and resentment we’ll be unhappy. Why do so many people struggle with getting along with others? Two of the many …

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Thoughts about Our Thoughts and Our Subconscious

Imagine rummaging through the attic and coming across an old, wooden chest. Not recognizing it, you pry open the heavy lid. After clouds of dust scatter, you peer into the chest. You’re puzzled by what you see: seeds. Thousands and thousands of seeds of every imaginable type. Some smaller than a grain of sand, others larger than a coconut. Seeds …

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Live by Intuition and Inspiration

“Live by Intuition and Inspiration And Let Your Whole Life Be Revelation.” (Eileen Caddy)” Today’s article is prompted by a 44-year-old Egyptian computer professional (Lead Technical Applications Engineer), working in Qatar, where he is joined by his wife and three children. Our reader asked me to write about intuition. As I haven’t written about this important subject before, I welcome the opportunity …

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Amazing Power Resides within Us

What is it that lies at the core of our being? A great power. The power of creation and transformation. Ralph Waldo Emerson pleaded with us not to forget this fact when he wrote, “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” Regrettably, some of us are asleep …

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The Nature and Importance of Love

I was asked by a reader, “What is the most important thing in life to you?” Since many of us may occasionally ask ourselves the same question, I thought it would be a good idea to share my answer with all our readers. By the way, you are also invited to ask me a question or suggest a topic for …

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The Path to Happiness Is Straightforward

Happiness is not a happenstance, not a coincidence. It is a state of being, our natural state, which is released when we shed our negative thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and behavior. But how do we shed these impediments? The answer is by becoming the person we want to be. We can guide ourselves to becoming that person by asking ourselves three …

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Making the Right Choices

The American Lawyer and Politician William Jennings Bryan wrote, “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” By “destiny” he meant our future. In other words, our future doesn’t come about by chance and isn’t something that happens to …

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The Power of Forgiveness

In the previous issue I wrote about apologizing to others. But what should we do if someone apologizes to us? Forgive them, of course! This issue deals with the power of forgiveness. Children’s eyes may light up when given a new toy, but the excitement quickly fades. Yet, one kind word may impact an entire lifetime. Aren’t gifts of the …