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[success]Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. ~ William Shakespeare[/success] It happens to us all. We’ve all had those doubting, self-critical thoughts: I know I’m going to make a complete fool of myself. How about I’m going to make an ass of myself…heavens to Betsy.  What if I invest my time and money not to mention energy and I still mess it up…in other words I fail. They’re much younger, better, more intelligent, more capable and already more successful than me…I’m such a loser. It’s okay.  We’ve been trained to deal with fear and self-doubt in ways that aren’t helpful: by resisting it, or relying on over analysis to quell those dastardly thoughts and we can end up believing we’re pretty pathetic for experiencing them in the first place. When I first started to study Neville Goddard some…ahem…years ago it…

Today I have the greatest pleasure to introduce you to our Encourager of the month Harriet Cabelly. Read on and be encouraged.   [success]The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. – Lao Tzu[/success] We’re all very good at seeing the problems in our lives, in other’s lives, in the world at large.  It seems to come easy to see what’s not working, what’s not going well, to focus on our ‘issues’. We even hesitate to sometimes ask, ‘How are you’ for fear of a long ‘shpiel’ of the problem of the day. Much of our communication with children is around what they’re doing wrong.  “You spilled your milk again; your shirt is sticking out; you left your stuff all over the place…..”  Children receive lots of attention for misbehaving.  Yet we all know that attention fuels more of the same behavior.   And…

[success]It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller[/success] What was your vision for the day?  Did you decide beforehand you you’d feel when the day was over? Were you following your dreams? Did you ask yourself what you wanted to do, or what you needed to do?  And did you choose? Anything. Or did you wander from task to task, putting some off here, or wanting to get another just perfect? Did you have any sense of purpose today? I know I fall short here…more often than I care to admit. Working on it. I mean well, but there are times when my follow through is less than stellar. Two things stand in my way.  Even though I’ve begun to imagine it being other than this in my life, the reality hasn’t yet caught up with how it’s working out in my mind’s eye. So…

[success]Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort. ~ Peter McWilliams[/success] Have ever found yourself in a state of discomfort? I’m not talking about physical discomfort, more the kind that swells from deep within and reaches into every aspect of your life.  Where you feel odd.  You’re not yourself.  You feel squiggly.  Something doesn’t fit.  You don’t feel like you. Have you ever been there and wondered what the heck…or words even stronger.  Not being a cursing woman myself I don’t quite have the vocabulary.  Not that I’ve anything against cursing…it sounds great coming from someone else.  But for some reason any time I’ve tried it, people snort with laughter, apparently it doesn’t sound right. Oh well. It lasted two weeks.  Not the cursing state, the state of discomfort. It didn’t even begin slowly.  It just arrived one day. At first I didn’t know what was happening.  I wasn’t depressed,…

We’ll find out more as I welcome our Encourager for the month of March, Arvind Devalia. Arvind is committed to making a difference to those around him. He brings many gifts to us and to our world and aims at supporting us all in discovering our deepest purpose, enabling us to live a fully expressed life, filled with peace, love and wellbeing. A man after my own heart folks. And I would add a kinder more selfless person you couldn’t hope to meet. Plus it’s pretty perfect timing, since yesterday was International Happiness Day! This is a bright and sunny guest post from Arvind. There are some people who somehow always seem able to look on the bright side of things, no matter what is going on in their life. Then are other people who seem to delight in looking at all the things that are wrong in the world and…

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