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Sunday Sayings – Meditation

A Cottage in sweden Weekly Saying Man kan sola sig en hel dag i en varm tanke "One can lie in the sun a whole day with just warm thoughts" Swedish proverb Thoughts and Meditation One of the benefits of incorporating a regular meditation practice into your life is in helping to settle the mind.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Meditation

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Sunday Reflections – Better Communication and Listening

Recently I have been writing about how we can listen better to what others are saying with the intention of improving our communication. Effective listening incorporates taking note of the pitch, rate and timbre of the voice as well as facial expressions, non-verbal postures or actions. Non-Verbal Communication " Watch out for the man whose… Continue reading Sunday Reflections – Better Communication and Listening

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A Moral Dilemma

Moth: "I gave you my life." Flame: "I allowed you to kiss me.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan There is always going to be suffering. It’s how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it, that will define you.~ Mark Twain We might sit in the privileged sector of the world looking aghast at… Continue reading A Moral Dilemma

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Words to Ponder About

Life is like a mirror; we get the best results when we smile. So talk about your blessings more than you talk about your problems. Just because you're struggling doesn't mean you're failing. Every great success requires some type of worthy struggle to get there. I don't have any record of who said these words,… Continue reading Words to Ponder About

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Norwegian Wisdom in Words

Some years ago, I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marvelled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age. These often humble words, offer us knowledge; knowledge that is passed to us in much the same… Continue reading Norwegian Wisdom in Words

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Sunday Sayings – Planting Trees

“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~Greek ProverbGoodreads.com The Chinese sages also appreciated their value: Let us not forget the importance of creating nature; fostering and nurturing Mother Earth. Trees provide so many benefits to our everyday lives. They filter clean air, provide fresh… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Planting Trees

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Gratitude Finding Three Things

It is fairly well recognized that counting your blessings, as opposed to your burdens can have a huge impact on your psychological health. Studies have demonstrated that showing gratitude for even the most basic things can have reduce depression and increase contentment. How to Find Gratitude in life? Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It… Continue reading Gratitude Finding Three Things

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Is Life Getting Harder?

If we only look at things through one filter, one lens, they will always seem the same. Never forget that no matter what anyone does, you are responsible for how you feel. The brain is a powerful filter that moulds experiences and perceptions of reality. If you think the world is a dangerous place, your… Continue reading Is Life Getting Harder?

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Worldly Wisdom

 No one can climb a tree with no branches - Finnish proverb What do you think the underlying message says. Does it refer to the support of friends and family that folk find so essential to personal growth and development? Or, could it refer to the many divergent paths one might consider, or does take… Continue reading Worldly Wisdom

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It Started with the Door

I was washing the Schnauzer Dog this morning and the young pup and rest of the family kept interrupting me, pushing open the door hitting me in the shoulder, when I was working with the dog in the tub, full of shampoo. If it wasn't the pup pushing open the closed door latch, it was… Continue reading It Started with the Door

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Herd Mentality

The Honey bee is successful because it is a master of teamwork and collective decision making. They use their communication system to allow good decisions to spread and diminish information that is unhelpful. Joanne Reed According to Author Joanne Reed, humans in a group, are influenced by what the majority of others are thinking, or… Continue reading Herd Mentality

History & Traditions, Motivational, Philosophy

Weekly Quote and Proverb

Proverbs and Quotes provide us with wisdom from days past. These words, generally anonymous and uttered so succinctly, can teach us so much, in just a few words. Here are this week offerings: The greater love is a mother's; then comes a dog's; then a sweetheart's - Polish Proverb In these times of pandemic and… Continue reading Weekly Quote and Proverb