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March 2013 Vol 7 No. 3  



Love Is Who You Are

Think of what matters most to you. You'll find that it directly or indirectly connects with your desire to love and be loved--the most powerful force in the human soul. I know you have many other needs and desires, but each of these can be tied in with the basic core need to give and receive love. Let's look at both the giving and receiving. To love...you want to give and express your love because that is who you are. That is your urge to self expression, and it actually connects with your sense of identity and purpose in life. To be loved...this need is so strong because deep inside yourself you know that you are a beautiful, precious being, and you want to be seen, known and loved for who you are.

It takes courage to express your love. It's easier to hide your heart, and pretend that you're not the deeply loving being that you truly are. Show your courage by writing letters of love to the people you love and have loved the most, living or not. You don't have to deliver these letters, unless you want to. You will benefit just through the simple expression of your love in writing. Express your gratitude and appreciation to these people who have touched your heart, and then...because you're courageous...deliver the ones you choose. Look at the faces of these people expressing their love, and watch these preschoolers as they explain the depths and complexities of love. Feel the love--it's who you are.


There Is So Much More To You

The amazing story told in Dr. Eben Alexander's Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife will point you toward the amazing mystery of your true human nature. The author's very personal story gives very strong evidence that we have life that is not entirely dependent on our physical bodies. Not only did he experience full recovery from an illness most do not survive, he was able to give a full detailed account of his experiences during the 7 days that his body showed zero brain activity. This transformed him from skeptic to believer regarding the reality of life beyond the physical. So here's a thought...right now, are you physical? Are you more than physical? The answer is yes, and yes. Contemplate the nonphysical dimension of who you are for a moment. As Dr. Alexander and mystics throughout the ages have suggested, this nonphysical aspect of you is your true nature, and its nature is love, joy, and profound appreciation of the miracle of life.

 

Imagine for a moment that you are indeed as brilliant and as strong as you've dreamed of being. Consider that this dreamed-up magnificence comes from the nonphysical greatness that is who you really are. Whether you believe that this is true or not, the mere contemplation of these possibilities will enhance your sense of who you are, and expand the horizons of who you can become. It is possible that all of your self-limiting beliefs are errors, and every thought that warms your heart and lifts your spirit is true.


Inspiration, Critters & Creativity

For some hilarious and surprising glimpses into the minds of first graders, check out this proverb exercise where a class was asked to finish some common proverbs. Schools are getting better and more creative every day, as evidenced by this fun video about Minnieland Academy. Discover an entirely different kind of "school," in this beautiful video about Horses For Orphans. You'll also enjoy this video story about Afghan orphans finding hope through performing music in a new-found freedom of expression. Discover more about the power of determination and willpower in these two pieces called, Ballerina Dreams and Willing Yourself To Feel Better. And speaking of feeling better, find out how happy thoughts and imagery can really make you happier. Now, take a seat and make a friend with the fun folks in this Soul Pancake video. And I know you'll feel good watching these people tell how they met the love of their lives. To see how great wealth can lead to great good, read, The World Is Getting Better--Quickly.

Now let's dive into some pure fun with a whole string of Etrade baby commercials, Titus the 2 year old basketball whiz, and a really good ad (extended version) featuring a Clydesdale foal. You'll also have fun with flying jetskis, signs of laughter and an elk calf playing in a puddle.

 Quotes from Great Goodfinders

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
--Christopher Robin to Pooh

"In the absence of certainty, there's nothing the matter with hope."
--Bernie Siegel

"
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do."
--Benjamin Spock


"
It's never too late to become the person you might have been."
--
George Elliot


"
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."
-
-Carl G. Jung
 




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