It’s not rocket science

Appreciation is the magic formula you’ve been seeking. —Abraham (Excerpted from the workshop: Albuquerque, NM on September 01, 2004) I learned in the twelve-step program of Al-Anon that making a list of the things I was grateful for and sharing that list with someone else was a quick-fix for a bad attitude or what they called ‘stinkin thinkin’.  They told me if you’re in such a bad place that you can’t think of anything to be grateful for then take out your wallet. “Do you have a driver’s license or an insurance card?” they asked. The purpose of the exercise…

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Same = Safe. YUCK!

My ego got one over on me the past couple weeks. It has been disguising its fear as a pain in my arm and eye strain, which subtly, unbeknown to me became excuses for writing less and not taking steps toward my dreams. I know why too. My ego is afraid of failure and, it’s afraid of success and, it will resort to sabotage to preserve and protect its delicate balance. I’ve spent considerable time thinking about the ego. For the most part it has such a negative undertone that I wonder what purpose it really serves. According to Google,…

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