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You Don’t Have the Right to Defend Yourself

What would you say to someone who said you do not have any right to defend yourself? Understand this is in relationship to a conversation, an exchange of words and thoughts, not fists and guns. You don’t have the right to defend yourself. What does that mean? Every individual has the right to self determination, for self-expression, and most certainly the right to speak on one’s own behalf. Now get up and speak. Get out […]

Vulnerable Kindness is Strength or Weakness?

world mosaic: a tribute to flickr portraits Originally uploaded by pardeshi Facebook is filled with Applications that people circulate through invitations. Buy and Sell friends, Flirt till your blue in the Facebook, Triumph over opponents, share iThink opinions, and many others. Many of these Apps involve assessing your ‘friends’ on Facebook. This week, a Weakness was noted for being Too Kind, and it caused a pause of humorous delightful wonder. I was delighted and wondered […]

Believe! Just Believe!

Who can beat belief? There are moments, ever-so-brief, that express a level of certainty. Not only is the thought clear in the mind, the thought was precipitated with a strong physical sense expressing certainty of what was to come. As the feeling is noticed, the awesome feeling is felt fully, wondered at, and recognized to the moment, the thought, and the rightness of it all. I’ve had a few of those beautiful moments in my […]

How to be positive

Hi, can you tell me how to be more positive? I am finding my self not to be positive about a lot of things. I sure can’t cast any stones for getting caught in that vice-grip. To change… wow… to change. It can be a journey, or it can be a decision. This is most likely the most accurate truth that can be offered. The Journey Not believing anything that your experience is teaching you, […]

The Art in Being | Empowered Life and Relationships

An Artist has a gift for seeing the common everyday normal events, places, and people as something far more revealing in its’ complexity and simple beauty. For some it is in the drawing and painting, for others it is in the molding and shaping, and so on. The landscape that fascinates me and comes to life on a page is the human experience, society, and our behaviors. What I see never ceases to amaze me. […]

What is Possible? | Defy the Doubt | Try Anyway!

From the archives September 13, 2006 A topic of interest relates to a dog, Sassy, who I take out walking Saturday’s and Sunday’s. When I took up the assignment, I was warned about the dog, a Jack Russell Terrier, and her behavioural problems. Avoid other dogs, hang tight around squirrels, she’s very aggressive, and so on. Everything I heard sounded wrong; it didn’t sit well with me as I listened to all of these instructions. […]

Change Your Mind, Change Your Luck | Positive Thinking Attitude

From the archives July 23, 2005 When I was a young man, even a teenager for that matter, I always had an optimism that was hard for others to overcome. Even in the midst of the all the negative influences from family and peers, this positive optimism was difficult to beat down. I was powerful, I was lucky, life was magic. I remember it like it was yesterday. It didn’t matter how many times I […]

Courage & Love Prevails

Weary to the bones, feeling the heaviness and despair, the fatigue demands you to sit and breathe awhile. As you sit and withdraw within the burdened mind and heart, you pant for breath, for life to return. A gust of wind stirs and refreshes you momentarily, clearing away the dark thoughts of the day, the months, and the years, and you raise your head and eyes to observe. “How did I not notice this?” you […]

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