Thursday, October 29, 2009

Listening - An Abandoned Art

We spend between 50 and 80 percent of our waking life communicating. On average, half of that communication time is spent in listening. Listening should not be an inactive activity.

"Most people listen without hearing" Leonardo da Vinci

"We are interested in others when they are interested in us"
Publilius Syrus, Roman Poet

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Retire Your Bad Habits

There is an old truism that "if you keep doing what you've been doing, you'll keep getting what you've been getting".

We all know how easy it is to get into a rut. Challenge yourself to retire an old, worn out, unproductive habit and replace it with an empowering, enriching, and rewarding one.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Identify Your Habits

"First we form habits, and then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you."
Rob Gilbert

Make an effort each day to identify which habits are propelling you forward and which ones are responsible for stalling your progress.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Let Truth Be Your Guide

There is no rushing the discovery of truth. No matter how hard we try, it always seems that we end up knowing what we need to know when we need to know it. Arriving at and developing an increased capacity for seeing the truth is what will keep us on our path.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An Excerpt From The Tao

Serve the needs of others,
and all your own needs will be fulfilled.
Through selfless action, fulfillment is attained.

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's All About The Journey

Instant gratification is offered and promoted in abundance for most every aspect of our lives. Focusing on the journey can provide enrichment other wise missed with our haste to always” have it now.” Take a deep breath, pull back your blinders, and check out the scenic tour every once in a while.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Growth Through Change

There is no standing still. Either we move forward or backward. Life moves on whether we participate or not. Our habits, decisions, and actions determine which direction. If we change the way we look at things, the things we look at begin to change. Open your minds. Challenge the limitations that restrain understanding.