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  goodfinding.com       W.G. DeFoore, Ph.D. November 2008 Vol 2 Issue 11   


You Have A Brilliant Mind!

The fact that you're reading this tells me that you have a normal level of intelligence--which means you have a brilliant mind! That's right, it's part of the standard equipment you came with, and it has nothing to do with education or IQ scores. The only question is...are you using the full extent of your brilliance? Here are several ways you can increase the use of your brilliant mind:
  • Become a Goodfinder--it uses more brain capacity to find and focus on what is good, right and working about you, your health and the world around you.
  • Look at the big picture, long-term view--it activates your higher brain function and it will give you relief from fear about the short-term picture...for example, when looking at our current economical scenario.
  • Spend more time in positive emotional states. Joy, love and contentment activate higher brain function while fear, anger and anxiety shut down the smarter parts of the brain.
Learn more with our Goodfinding CD, Goodfinding Commentaries, or by learning to meditate, which puts you in direct contact with your brilliance!


The Greater Good & Just Plain Good

I've just discovered two new sources for Goodfinding. On the Greater Good magazine web site, you will find information on "The Science of a Meaningful Life" and "Science For Raising Happy Kids." Learn about the upcoming "Happiness and Its Causes" conference, and read in past issues about, paying it forward, the politics of gratitude and how gratitude is essential to healthy, happy relationships. While the magazine called simply, "Good" is actually a lot about politics and business, they actually donate 100% of your membership fee to the charity of your choice! They define themselves as "a collaboration of individuals, businesses and nonprofits pushing the world forward." What feels so, uhhh...good to me is that there seem to be more and more people all of the time getting together and making efforts to create more balanced, optimistic and helpful media, organizations and communities for the benefit of all of us.



  Ho'oponopono...Love and Forgive

Dr. Hew Lin tells of helping criminally insane inmates without ever laying eyes on them, using this technique. His approach, described most recently in Joe Vitale's book, Zero Limits, is one of speaking directly to your own divine inner nature with the simple words, "I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you." The idea is that when you see suffering around you, you take responsibility for your part in creating it rather than going into fear, anger, blame or resentment. Try it--the next time you are upset about something, anything, just imagine you are talking to your own divine spiritual nature, and say, "I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you." It is indeed powerful. This simple technique points to the power of freedom and responsibility that each of us possesses for making the world a better place, moment by moment, starting with ourselves. Watch this video to help you on your journey.



Relationship As Soul Education 

I've heard many people say over the years, "That relationship failed," or "I have two failed marriages." While there is certainly a sense of failure when things don't work out, what if you just look for the good in each of your relationships, and ask yourself, "what have I learned?" Imagine for a moment that every relationship is a part of your soul's journey, a part of the education that is taking you to the best you can be. This can help to ease the pain of breakups and being divorced. News flash--guilt serves no purpose! Learn from your experience, and use your brilliant mind to be better and smarter from everything that happens. If you are in a marriage or committed relationship and want to make it better, consider the role that you have chosen, and how you can be responsible and free while bringing joy and love to your partner. Learn more in this preview of Sacred Roles In Marriage.


 Quotes from Great Goodfinders


"Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many."
--Charles Dickens


"Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
--Mahatma Gandhi

"Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness."
--Burton Hills

"In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it and your faults will drop away like dead leaves when their time comes."
--John Ruskin


 





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