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Developing Self-Control

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power. - Alfred Lord Tennyson — I’ve often found myself fluttering in the wind so to speak, in regards to the events in my life.  I was– and sometimes still am –of the opinion that things happen to me and that all I can do is react.  I respond to catastrophe’s or a stroke of good luck and... read more

Affluenza

More than ever, we have big houses and broken homes, high incomes and low morale, secured rights and diminished civility. We excel at making a living but often fail at making a life. We celebrate our prosperity but yearn for purpose. We cherish our freedoms but long for connection. In an age of plenty, we feel spiritual hunger. – David Meyer — People don’t need enormous cars, they need... read more

Taking a Step Back

What was once called the objective world is a sort of Rorschach ink blot, into which each culture, each system of science and religion, each type of personality, reads a meaning only remotely derived from the shape and color of the blot itself. –Lewis Mumford, “Orientation to Life,” The Conduct of Life, 1951 — Influence is a powerful weapon in both the right and wrong hands. ... read more

Inspire Yourself

You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions. – Aldin Sinclair — You can’t be serious. I realize how incredibly trite and even more incredibly bias the title sounds seeing as this site is completely based around inspiring yourself and others, but I’m not writing... read more

Keeping it Clean

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk? – Laurence J. Peter — Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as they say.  Religious connotations aside, this article is all about keeping your house, apartment, cottage, room, desk, floor, kitchen counter or whatever other surfaces and areas you inhabit are, clean. I would imagine that most of us, if not... read more

Doublethink

If one is to rule, and to continue ruling, one must be able to dislocate the sense of reality. For the secret of rulership is to combine a belief in one’s own infallibility with the power to learn from past mistakes. – George Orwell — For you cunning literary types reading the articles here, you might have already heard about Doublethink, but for those who haven’t I shall provide... read more

There’s No End-Game to Success

Focus on the journey, not the destination.  Joy is found not in finishing an activity, but in doing it. – Greg Anderson — It occurred to me recently that most of us talk about success, money and indeed even life as if there is some grand destination at the end that all of humanity is racing towards. But… there isn’t. When you finally start making a success of working at what... read more
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