In this issue:FEATURE: Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Geri O'Neill, Your Amazing Brain Christopher K. Randolph, Asking the Right Questions Guy Finley, Realize Your True Self in Stillness Daniel Linder, The Most Important Relationship Desiderata / Sharon Elaine, Affirmations, Patience Wider Screenings, World Cinema and The SecretEventsReviewsEarlier issues Submit Article
means “the things you
amid the noise and haste, and remember
what peace there may be in silence.
Meditate. Take some time to block away the constant chatter in your
mind. There are always thoughts passing through it about so many things
at the same time. These are haphazard thoughts and will cause needless
worries and the inability to concentrate. Relax, release your worries
even for just 30 minutes and think about one single positive thought.
If you can, maintain silence “in” there. You will find it refreshing.
You will feel renewed and revitalized. There is nothing to compare with
the feelings of finding solace within your mind. There is perfection in
there. Everything is as you wish them to and as you will them to be.
As far as
possible without surrender be on good
terms with all persons.
Do not bear grudges. If you do, you are allowing other persons to take
control of your life. Every time you see them you are forced to do
something you wouldn’t have done. They can make you angry and ruin your
day. Forgive and be free. Whatever that person did that you considered
wrong will never be right even if you hate him/her for a very long
time. Your life is in your hand, you are powerful beyond comprehension,
take charge or others will do it for you. Most of all forgive yourself.
truth quietly and clearly; and listen to
others. even the dull
and the ignorant; they too have
Affirm every chance you get. Repetition is the key to make changes and
to manifest your desires. Say positive things about yourself and about
the things you want. Say it loud and clear for yourself to hear. And do
not waste your words on gossips and negative observations. Speak only
what you truly mean. Keep your promises and never promise what you
can’t keep. Listen and hear other people. There are messages for you
everywhere. Messages that will lead you towards the fulfillment of your
goals. People seemingly not connected to you may have the key to the
doors you want to open. So be receptive.
and aggressive persons, they are
vexations to the spirit.
Be careful with whom you confide your desires to. As much as possible
keep it to yourself. Some people tend to be negative or jealous.
compare yourself with others, you may
become vain and bitter; for always
there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
If you look at yourself relative to another person, you cannot get your
true measure. Each one of us is a unique individual and comes in
different sizes and packaging. Big or small we are all important. Take
for example the anatomy of our body. There is no doubt that the bones
are found everywhere. It is found in your head down to your toes. The
kidneys are much smaller in size and coverage, and they are not even as
hard as the bones. However, you cannot downplay the importance of the
kidneys. Some people made that mistake and they are all bones right now
and resting fix feet below the ground! We cannot all be made equal in
everything or there is no point in living anymore.
achievements as well as your plans.
They say “Life is a journey not a destination.” Be happy with
successfully manifesting your desires, but have fun during the
manifesting efforts as well. It is by believing that your wish has
already been granted that you will truly manifest your desire. It is by
getting so frustrated and forcing its realization that your desire will
elude you all the more. Every time you are successful (not just in
manifesting), give thanks heartily. You will attract more of the same
interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real
possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Enjoy and appreciate what you have now. It is okay to have wants and
goals, but learn to value what you have now. Blessings come forth to
those who know how to value them.
caution in your business affairs; for the world
is full of trickery. But let this
not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons
strive for high ideals; and
everywhere life is full of heroism.
Always look at things positively and always look for the goodness in
people. This may be a tall order if you have been betrayed or you have
experienced injustice before. However, if you keep a negative mind-set,
your life will be full of negative energy leading to stress, stress,
& stress. So keep the positive things in mind, and you will
have more of the same.
This is the best advice.
do not feign affection. Neither be
cynical about love; for in the
face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as
perennial as the grass.
Love is the most powerful energy of all. Give it to all people you
meet. Give it to the stranger who sat beside you in the bus, give it to
a friend whom you know to be suffering at this moment, give it also to
the one who is celebrating. Give it to the one who is angry, to the one
who is frowning, & most of all to your enemies. It does not
mean you will fall in love with them but it means radiating a positive
energy by sending them wonderful thoughts or offering a prayer for them.
the counsel of the years, gracefully
surrendering the things of youth.
Start small and until you are confident enough to manifest bigger
things. Continue learning and continue manifesting. Learn how to
distinguish what you want and what you need. We often want something
and realize later that we do not really need it. Be wise with your
strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not
distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears
are born of fatigue and loneliness.
They say the FEAR means Forever Experiencing Another Reality. The
energy of fear will stop your manifesting process dead on its track. If
you fear something, there is no place for a positive thought in your
mind. Examine your fear. Why do you fear it? You maybe magnifying
things out of proportion. Or some things may just have to be freed.
wholesome discipline, be gentle
with yourself. You are a
child of the universe, no less than
the trees and the stars; you have a
right to be here.
Love yourself. You can only embrace abundance if you deem yourself
worthy of such. How can you say you deserve it if you do not love
yourself and you have a low opinion of yourself?
or not it is clear to you, no doubt the
universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be
at peace with God, whatever you
conceive Him to be,
However you see it, everything is as it should be. Once you send out
your intention to the universe, do not force it but rather be peaceful
and trust that it has been received. The universe will not stop in its
track and change everything just to accommodate you, remember there are
other people too. It has millions of ways and means to give you what
you want. It may not be in the manner you envision it to be, but the
result is the same.
your labors and aspirations, in the noisy
confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
Faith will keep you at peace. After sending your desire, let it go. If
you are planting a seed, let it grow.
With all its
sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a
beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be
Max Erhmann, Copyright 1952.
Original text of Desiderata
(in bold) by Max Erhmann.
"Desiderata" was written in
1927 by Max Ehrmann (1872-1945). In 1956, the rector of St. Paul's Church
in Baltimore, Maryland, used the poem in a collection of mimeographed
inspirational material for his congregation. Someone who subsequently
printed it asserted that it was found in Old St. Paul's Church, dated 1692.
The year 1692 was the founding date of the church and has nothing to do with
the poem. See Fred D. Cavinder, "Desiderata", _TWA Ambassador_, Aug. 1973,
tempting to quote the old saying here: "I want patience, and I
want it right now!", but I won't lower myself to that. Wait... oh
well, moving on...
It's important when focusing on patience to
NOT focus on NEEDING MORE patience, for then the Universe will bring
you circumstances in which you can test yourself on how to overcome
impatience. Use affirmations as if you are already the master of
your emotions; it works much quicker and easier.
I choose to be patient with and kind to myself today My patience is an attribute I have much patience and understanding I possess deep patience I now have the patience I've admired in others Today I stay patient through all things I have patience to spare I find the time to be patient today I am the epitome of patience I am patient with myself and others today Patience is my middle name today and always I'm patient with allowing myself to forgive myself Patience is easy when you're living in the moment I give all patience and time thoughts over to God I am patient with my lack of patience I remain patient in all areas of my life today I'm patient with myself and my insecurities My patience is wearing thick Life is a test of my patience and I pass with flying colors Patience and I are now good friends I appreciate the patience of others today
The above affirmations are taken from Sharon Elaine's, The Book of Affirmations
with which the reader can make a powerful, positive difference in their
life with only a few minutes of positive self-talk a day. We do have
power over our thoughts! This books shows that the future is ours to
create whatever life we want for ourselves. Change our mind and we
change our reality! In this book Sharon Elaine has created carefully worded affirmations for almost every possible need.
"Sharon's affirmations will undoubtedly help anyone on their spiritual journey." — Deepak Chopra