Dictionary For Success and The Mighty Power of Words

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We have all experienced the power of words.  Those kind words we needed on a bleak day.  Those biting words that burst our bubble.  Speeches that put us to sleep.  Inspirational leaders that motivated us just by their presence.

The controversial work of Dr. Masaru Emoto showed water exposed to positive music, photos and sounds would create beautiful crystals.  Water exposed to harsh music, negative words and imagery would create deformed crystals.  This is demonstrated in the video below for those curios sorts. (more…)

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Freedom or Bondage?

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“You will not succeed in being partial hostage to the ego, for it keeps no bargains and would leave you nothing.  Nor can you be partial host to it.  You must choose between total freedom and total bondage, for there are no alternatives but these.  You have tried many comprises in the attempt to avoid recognizing the one decision you must make.  And yet it is the recognition of the decision, just as it is, that makes the decision so easy.” Coures In Miracles

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Conflict Part Three: Conflict to Consciousness

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Yesterday we talked about the ‘rewards’ of conflict.  For some of us drama can be exciting, it can validate we have something happening in our lives, it gets our juices flowing, our minds reved up, and makes us feel powerful..  So it’s important to identify what we get out of conflict.

Conflict can be a sort of ‘manic defense’.   If we are always busy buzzing from one thing to another then there is very little time for self reflection and even less time for intimacy.  All this ‘busy’ can be a great defense to intimacy, self realization and feeling.  We may race around to avoid uncomfortable feelings.  We may stay ‘busy’ and disconnected to hide deep rooted insecurities.

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Conflict Part Two: I'm Right. You're Wrong. So There.

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Conflict can be the beginning of consciousness.  Conflict is like a washing machine it takes everything you put in there and agitates it.

It only takes one person to have a conflict; we’ve already talked about our own internal conflicts.  It also only takes one person to dispel conflict.

Ever notice how some people are conflict magnets!  They usually talk a lot, have great stories, can be very entertaining and they may say things like “I just don’t want any drama”.  hahaha.  We’ve probably all been guilty of this at one time or another, because let’s face it drama can be exciting, it can validate we have something happening in our lives, it gets our juices flowing, our minds reved up, and makes us feel powerful.  So those are the rewards we get from it and some of the reasons why we may keep doing it. (more…)

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