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Do You Really Want to Change Your Financial Future?

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 Jay Peroni (August 18, 2008)  When Charlie met Frank at a bowling league in November 1998, they hit it off instantly and became the best of friends. Charlie had always been a hard worker, sometimes working two or three jobs as a plumber and an electrician. He made a good living, but never seemed to save enough to get him closer to financial freedom. Now in his fifties, Charlie had the expectation that he would .. (Inspirational)

Somewhere in Time and the Lesson

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 Leyla Najma Latrimurti (August 17, 2008)  Somewhere in Time I trusted the path. The soul traveled and took me in a direction I had never been before. There where moments when I looked around that I was afraid of what I might experience. The thought of what might be or could be plagued me to no end. As I walked the path the view at times became blocked with a mirage of what I thought was familiar and safe. I knew that if I .. (Inspirational)

Imagination is the Mother of Knowledge

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 Awdhesh Singh (August 17, 2008)  It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. Every invention also leads to creation of a new knowledge. Thus knowledge is created to fulfill the necessity of the human beings. How the necessity or the desire of man does get converted to knowledge? The answer lies in the ability of human beings to imagine what is beyond the sensual perception It is through the human imagination .. (Inspirational)

We Do Have the Key!

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 Cathy Bendzunas (August 17, 2008)  As I was out running errands the other day, the Eagles song “Already Gone" came on. Now I don't know how many times over the last 35 years (yikes, showing my age here) I have heard that song. For some reason this time, the phrase “often times it happens, we live our lives in chains. And we never even know we have the key" jumped out at me. Why havn't I ever noticed that .. (Inspirational)

Are You a Game Show Contestant?

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 Billie Chainey (August 16, 2008)  Do you notice when watching a game show how excited the contestants are? They come to the stage and you literally see people break out into sobs or kiss each other and jump around expressing joy and stating that they are going to win the prize no matter what it takes. Guess what? The producers have carefully chosen the contestants based on their happy enthusiastic attitude. They do not .. (Inspirational)

There's Someone in the House

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 Billie Chainey (August 16, 2008)  I was sound asleep at 6: 30 in the morning, May 20, 2002, when I heard a voice in my right ear. The voice was calm and spoke clearly, “There's someone in the house. " I immediately opened my eyes, and standing on my chest no more than 2 inches from my face, looking me directly in the eyes was my black Egyptian cat, Isis. My first response was to grab the remote control for the .. (Inspirational)

The Lord Will Fulfill His Promise to Be Your Everlasting Comfort

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 Huldah Jones (August 14, 2008)  "I Will Be With You, I Will Never Leave You or Forsake You. " Hebrews 13:8 "Does that mean when I've lost my job?" Be strong! Be courageous! Do not be afraid (of them)! For the Lord your God will be with you. He will never fail you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 "But I feel forsaken, betrayed, overwhelmed. . . the mortgage and car payments are due. . kids need clothes, school stuff, .. (Inspirational)

How to Succeed by Creating a Positive Change in Your Life

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 Kevin Sinclair (August 14, 2008)  There are many different steps that are necessary to succeed by creating a positive change in your life. Our “present" is generally fueled by one of two things. This is, we either hang on to the past in a relentless manner, or we look ahead to our future. While it is good to look to the past, as well as to the future, we should make every effort to do so in a positive and .. (Inspirational)

Your Intuition is Asking - Can You Hear Me Now?

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 Lynn M. Scheurell (August 14, 2008)  "Trust yourself and you will know how to live. " ~ Goethe There are three things that a soul-based business owner needs to have to be successful in business (and in life, really): knowingness, trust and traction. And the first one is a whopper. . . so how do you know what you know? Let's look at what happens when you don't know what you know. . . sometimes it's easier to learn something . (Inspirational)

The Road That Leads to Nowhere - The Road That Leads to You

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 Robert A. Meyer (August 14, 2008)  In the song “Pilgrim" Enya beautifully sings about a philosophy of being-a metaphysical way to joyously live your life. The second verse reveals timeless wisdom. "One way leads to diamonds, one way leads to gold, another leads you only to everything your told. In your heart you wonder which of these is true; The road that leads to nowhere, the road that leads to you. " One Way .. (Inspirational)

Daily Humor - Solving Problems

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 Christina Sponias (August 14, 2008)  She goes to the party, even though it's late. Remembering all the moments they spent together, when someone finally opens the door, she enters the house still involved in the romantic mood that her memories brought. She had to wait a long time until someone finally heard the bell because the music was too loud. There are so many people inside there that she cannot find her friend or .. (Inspirational)

Just Like a Kid

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 Bronwen Hall (August 13, 2008)  Recently I was at the playground with some friends and our children enjoying some time together. My friend commented on how as a child she loved playing on the swings, loved the feeling of the wind in her hair and the sense of freedom she got from flying back and forth. As the swings were not being used, we decided to have a go on them. As I we swung the memories came flooding back of .. (Inspirational)

The Sky is the Limit

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 Elsabe Smit (August 12, 2008)  I have recently had one of those moments where the little globe in my head popped and became a massive chandelier that waved at me, and I experienced an amazing moment. I followed this up by breaking an inch-thick piece of wood with one hand, but that is another story. I want to take a step back and give you some background from quantum physics - don't worry, it will be easy. In the .. (Inspirational)

How to Learn Fast - Get Through School Easy

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 Nils L Evensen (August 12, 2008)  So you want the easy way out It's ok, we all do, it is not wimpy at all. I don't want to be kept inside all day studying for finals and I am sure you do not either. Here is my fun little story of how this changed in my life. You see I had a problem, even if I didn't know I had one. I was your average student, ok social life, grades were alright but not extremely high. I used to play . (Inspirational)

Shine - You Deserve It

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 Eric Coggins (August 12, 2008)  It does not matter who you are or where you've been. Young or old, rich or poor, prince or pauper, the most or least pure, from a developed or third world country, you are a masterpiece and worth the best life possible. You simply need to believe that this is true and you will be well on your way to the life of your dreams. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is one of the longest running . (Inspirational)

Everything's Changed

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 Aj Gentry (August 12, 2008)  Sometimes even I get slightly jaded to the daily routine when I am sharing the same information with so many people. To each person or new group the information is fresh, but I sometimes have to talk about it for hours on end throughout the week. That can become somewhat routine if one is not careful to focus on the moment at hand. One moment in all of my seminars and training that .. (Inspirational)

It's Just a Butterfly

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 Jon F. Hansen (August 12, 2008)  Picture this. A group of men are working outside, loading furniture into a pickup truck. A monarch butterfly flits past, dips down to check out the truck, then disappears into the bushes. "I wonder what that means?" asks one of several women standing nearby. "Um. . . I think it means a butterfly just flew past, " answers another woman (who happens to be one of my clients). The other . (Inspirational)

Where's Your Center of Balance?

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 Jon F. Hansen (August 12, 2008)  Once upon a time, I was a marathon runner. So I was intrigued when a friend mentioned a radio story she'd heard about a new technique to help people run more easily and with fewer injuries. As my friend described it, the technique has to do with shifting your center of balance so that you have to run or you'll fall over. My running days are behind me, so I haven't tried this out. (My .. (Inspirational)

Unlocking Potential

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 Lynn M. Scheurell (August 12, 2008)  Cosmic evolution is dancing through you right this minute. . . it's a pretty big deal. In case you've never thought of it, you are the physical expression of the universe, just like a single grain of sand creates a beach. Being the physical expression of the cosmic universe is an honor that only the heartiest souls can handle. And by just being who you are, you have a unique ability to .. (Inspirational)

Channeling - Where is That Wisdom Coming From?

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 Lori Wilson (August 12, 2008)  In the past few years, more and more people are asking themselves. . . where are this ever increasing “hits" of wisdom coming from. You may be at work or greet a loved one and “sense" that something is not quite right. Sometimes you might feel an unrelated physical symptom just jump into your body. What are these pieces of information that bombard us each day and where are .. (Inspirational)

How to Be Inspired Whenever You Want

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 Trevor Hill (August 12, 2008)  We have all had some experience of being inspired. It may recent or in the dim and distant past but we know what it's like to feel fully alive. We've been supercharged with energy and we've heard ourselves speak with passion. It's a great feeling - we get loads of energy. We gain ‘fresh eyes’ so we can ‘see’ what is truly important, what really matters. That .. (Inspirational)

How to Program Your Subconscious Mind For Happiness, Health, Riches and More

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 Gerri D Smith (August 12, 2008)  If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started. - Quote by, Marcus Garvey Image all the things you want and dream about everyday. You can actually program your subconscious mind for the happiness, health, creativity, and riches that you deserve just by focusing on what it is you desire to happen. . (Inspirational)

Behaviour Patterns - Are Your Behaviours Getting You Ahead Or Dragging You Down?

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 SK Hall (August 12, 2008)  There are areas in your life where you are enjoying great success, and there are areas in your life that are maybe not quite so successful. Sound familiar? Why is that? You have probably heard the saying before that we are creatures of habit. Whether you call them habits or patterns, it is the things that you do on a regular basis that will determine where you are in your life. They may . (Inspirational)

The Letter

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 Michael MacDonald (August 12, 2008)  Today is GLBT Pride day. I love this day. I love that fact that I am a gay man and I am proud of who I am. I came out of the closet at the age of 16. It was difficult to come out of the closet at that age in the 70's, and as result I went right back in for a few years. I it took a couple of coming in and out of the closet. But, I am fully out and proud and so happy that I am a part of .. (Inspirational)

The Hole in the Gut

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 Michael MacDonald (August 12, 2008)  About a month ago, I was assisting in leading a weekend retreat for Queer Men. The theme of the weekend was “Heal Yourself and Heal the Planet. " It was truly an amazing experience to be in the presence of these men and walk through their experiences as well as mine. A common theme throughout the weekend was a fear to let go and be healed and not know the outcome. Many times .. (Inspirational)

Gratitude - If You Want More Out of Life, First Be Thankful For What You Have

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 SK Hall (August 12, 2008)  When was the last time that you stopped to truly appreciate what you have in your life. Advertising and the media often trains us to focus on what we do not have in our lives. You want a bigger house, new car, a holiday overseas, or the latest electronic gadgetry. You want to work less and earn more. Please do not get more wrong, there is nothing wrong with any of these aspirations. .. (Inspirational)

Quiet Grace on a Crowded Train

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 Audrey Valeriani (August 11, 2008)  Having ridden the Orange Line (in Boston) for some 30 years now, I can honestly say that I have seen and/or experienced almost everything. From rowdy, troublemakers harassing passengers to gropers rubbing against women (I walked one woman to her office before going to mine just to make sure she was safe from the pervert following her) and have even had the opportunity of viewing the .. (Inspirational)

Ten Tips For Loving Yourself

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 Laurie Brenner (August 11, 2008)  Working with the law of attraction is an adventure to be sure. Instead of living life on autopilot and taking what comes, why not try a different tack and you will experience dramatic change in your life. A majority of the people alive today did not receive what was needed when they were growing up to help them develop an appreciative attitude in their adult years. Appreciation brings .. (Inspirational)

Live Life to the Fullest - 7 Steps to Show You How

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 Sonali S (August 10, 2008)  Be comfortable with your image: Most of our worries and stress crop up from our unhappiness with the way we want to see ourselves-a superhuman, excelling in relationships, at home and in our profession. In fact, the root of all our diseases lies in the word dis-ease- we are never at ease with ourselves. So, your first step is to change that. Love yourself and be comfortable with what .. (Inspirational)

Life is a Reflection of What You Hold in Mind

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 Sophia Dario (August 10, 2008)  Have you ever heard it said that your life is a reflection of what you hold in mind? If you can summon any other seemingly harder philosophy to contemplate, then consider yourself Confucius. (just joking) How is it that “life is a reflection of what you hold in mind?" More importantly, how do we make sense of it in a practical way so that we can finally begin to use our innate .. (Inspirational)

Knowledge Alone is Not Power, Knowledge in Action is Power

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 Bronwen Hall (August 10, 2008)  As a creator of motivational prints, I am always on the lookout for new and inspiring quotes. The other day, a friend sent one to me that really resonated with me. (Thank you, Jeff!) It is "Take what you learn and make a difference with it. " - a quote from Tony Robbins, one of the world's leading peak performance coaches. How often have you attended a seminar, completed a course or .. (Inspirational)

What's in a Smile?

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 Kevin Sinclair (August 10, 2008)  Do you know the difference between a real smile and a fake smile? Most people can tell, even if they don't know how to define just what the difference is. In fact, many people can tell that a fake smile is fake or vice versa just by listening to the person talk. Every culture on the planet recognizes that a smile is an expression of happiness. It can reflect contentment, joy, inner .. (Inspirational)

Goal Achievement - Why You Should Never Let Anyone Steal Your Dreams

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 Nickolove Lovemore (August 10, 2008)  Olympic goal achievement is very special indeed as Dara Torres, having competed in the 1984, 1988, 1992 and 2000 Olympics and harnessing an impressive medal haul knows all too well. Unlike, say five-time Olympian, Ian Thorpe, who retired from competitive swimming at age 24, Tores is still as highly motivated as ever. However, leading up to the Beijing Olympics there was an online .. (Inspirational)

The Choice is Yours

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 Terry Weber (August 09, 2008)  Just ahead, there may be a fork in the road of your life. It is true. As you swing around the next bend, you may see where the road splits. A signpost on the left says: “TO GET. " Another sign points to the right and it says: “TO GIVE. ' Which road you decide to take is entirely up to you. You have to make a choice but before you decide please consider these facts: If you .. (Inspirational)

And the Iron Flew!

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 Adebola Oni (August 09, 2008)  When Orville and Wilbur Wright conceived the idea of creating an “iron" that will be used as a means of transportation, a lot of people thought they were crazy. “How on earth can an iron fly, let alone carry people in it?" Was one of their sarcastic remarks. The two brothers believed in themselves and their ability to bring to pass their dreams. They went about their daily .. (Inspirational)

The Receiving Station

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 Jesse Sherer (August 09, 2008)  Being the proud owner of a cellular phone store I happen to be overly interested in obscure things like radio signals. Radio signals enable us to communicate from across the globe. I often spend my days on cell phones communicating with businesses and friends on the other side of the nation. Amazing! These invisible signals travel across entire nation to communicate with another human .. (Inspirational)

Making Things Disappear More Slowly

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 Herb Lobsenz (August 08, 2008)  What started me writing was watching things disappear. The flowers on the dining table disappeared fast; the rubber plant on the radiator cover, more slowly. The gaunt woman in the black bonnet and black dress down to her ankles who came every Wednesday, ate one boiled egg, one boiled potato, and washed our laundry on the scrubbing board in the laundry sink next to the kitchen sink .. (Inspirational)

The Psychology of Altruism

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 Saberi Roy (August 08, 2008)  On why altruism is not completely altruistic and yet ultimately good for humanity. . . In my discussion on ambition, I left out altruism and in a way that exclusion was intentional. Personal ambition would be directly arising from a personal need whereas altruism by definition is going beyond self and going beyond personal needs. Altruism as coined by French philosopher Auguste Comte .. (Inspirational)

Deep Transformation

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 Frank Desmedt (August 08, 2008)  The caterpillar was very happy to inch its way up the tree that had always been it's home. It felt comfortable and secure creeping along the rough bark of the big tree that sheltered it's existence. Everyday, long before dawn, the caterpillar began its journey from the roots of the tree to the thin top branches, the place where it would find the tender leaf shoots that made up it's .. (Inspirational)

Translating Experiences

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 TB Wright (August 08, 2008)  Experiences can be powerful and all encompassing. Their meaning to us can also be hard to define, and certainly hard to communicate to others. Depending upon how different from our everyday experiences they are, we can even go into denial about the effect of what we have gone through. This denial, and then the inherent difficulty of communicating experience directly to an other, are .. (Inspirational)

80-0 MPH in 3.7 Seconds - My Wealth Realisation Experience

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 Adam Shaw (August 07, 2008)  As a child I was told to save my money. The pennies were saved up religiously and credited to my post office account along with my birthday and Christmas money. For all of my youth I saved my money. In the days when you could get four sweets for a penny, that represented a big investment. I looked at every pound as four-hundred sweets. Serendipity strikes at the most opportune of .. (Inspirational)

Peter Carvell's Abs Transformation Story - What Can You Learn From It

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 John Davenport (August 07, 2008)  The story of Peter Carvell is an emotional and educational journey which anyone who is interested in diet and fitness should be interested in. I bring it before you today because I believe it can teach you a lot about the dangers and the possibilities each one of us has and faces. Peter Cavell was a fit young man, who watched his diet and exercised regularly. But then, life set in and .. (Inspirational)

The Importance of Character

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 Kevin Sinclair (August 07, 2008)  If you look around you and the world that you are part of, you will quickly discover that many individuals engage in activities and display behaviors that are quite questionable. Many of these individuals display these behaviors and engage in activities that are considered to be questionable in order to accumulate riches and succeed in life. While it is true that many of these .. (Inspirational)

Walk the Walk

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 Barbara Shanahan (August 07, 2008)  This weekend my daughter and I will walk 60km in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. It brought to mind the whole concept of walking our walk - not just talking the talk. How often in life do you find yourself dispensing your ‘sage’ advise or voicing your opinion, saying you believe in . . . (insert belief here) only to see - if you are looking with a clear vision- that you do . (Inspirational)

Taking a Bath!

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 Jerry Aragon (August 07, 2008)  As a woodcarver for over 25 years, I am out of the art and craft world, and I have no writing background whatsoever. Over the years, I have participated and sold my work, in over 40 arts and crafts shows, all around the state of New Mexico (USA) where I live. On this day, I was participating in a three day outdoor show, on the Plaza in Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tourists from . (Inspirational)

What is Holding You Back From Becoming the Person You Were Meant to Be?

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 Adrienne Smith (August 07, 2008)  People often complain that they don't make enough money, they can't pay their bills on time, they will never get ahead in life or they are just not happy. There is always something holding them back. If you were to go and talk to someone about your current circumstances, they would probably start with your childhood. Something from your childhood is holding you back. Sound familiar? .. (Inspirational)

Michael Phelps is Average

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 Paul Johnson (August 07, 2008)  Michael Phelps is the gold standard in the swimming pool, but don't think of him as exceptional and special. He is just like you and me. Average. How can that be? At the 2004 Athens Olympics, Michael Phelps claimed 8 medals: 6 gold and 2 bronze. He holds 4 world records and 11 individual world titles. Phelps is favored to break still more records at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. .. (Inspirational)

Lose an Arm - Gain a Life

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 Rick Hurst (August 07, 2008)  Kasey Edwards, 18, of Okeechobee, Fla. , lost his left arm after unexpectedly grappling with the 11-foot long alligator in a canal at 2 a. m. Sunday, June 22, 2008. Three days later he had this to say to Fox News “"It seems like there's a crossroads, " Edwards told WFLX-TV. “Either you have a positive attitude, you know, just make the best of a bad situation, or just sit .. (Inspirational)

Living From the Soul's Perspective - Freedom is Power

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 Jacques Ractliffe (August 06, 2008)  Whatever connection happens on the inside of you will manifest on the outside. These days as soon as a thing is introduced into the market with an opening sale, within a few days it will be on the closing sale. Our modern lives are, for the most part, quite rushed ("diplomatic enough?"). Before you know it, your face will be out of fashion and the shoes you bought last week - will .. (Inspirational)

A Good Dream About Who You Are, Part 2

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 Tracy Crowe (August 06, 2008)  According to Don Miguel Ruiz and Toltec belief, the first thing you need to do is to be aware that your belief system is based on lies. There is no need to blame society, but it is time to stop this mental abuse now. You must create your own dream about who you are. You must reprogram your mind, by adopting alternative agreements with yourself. You need to break the agreements that make . (Inspirational)




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