Archive | May, 2012

A child’s viewpoint

31 May

Something inspirational:

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

JOHN LENNON

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Our mission in life

30 May

Something inspirational:

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.”

VIKTOR FRANKL

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CP Diary news

29 May

Just to let you know I will be adding more encouragements and quotes to the Feature page over the next few days while I work my way through one or two personal challenges. Many thanks for …

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Walk your own path

28 May

As human beings we are unique as well as being individual. Even though we will experience similar or the same things in life, we will still be uniquely different.

No two people will see the same experiences in the same way. If we did, we’d all be clones of each other. Things tend to get complicated emotionally when we copy others. Unfortunately expectations are put on us from a young age to behave in a certain way or follow a certain …

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We are responsible

27 May

Something inspirational:

“I’ve learned… that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.”

OMER B. WASHINGTON

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Spirituality and me

26 May

I never tire of writing or wanting to learn more about spirituality, particularly if it means making my life easier in some way.

Spirituality over the years has given me the power to choose how to see and create my own realities. It has also shown me that my life is a reflection of what I put out into the world and that …

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Making comparisons

25 May

Something inspirational:

“From the very beginning you are being told to compare yourself with others. This is the greatest disease; it is like a cancer that goes on destroying your very soul because each individual is unique, and comparison is not possible. I am just myself and you are just yourself …

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The human mind

24 May

The mind is a complex and powerful tool. It enables us to think, remember and reason with ourselves and with others, as well as problem solve.

The mind also helps us assess complex thoughts, recall past experiences and turn our ideas into realities, but for it to work effectively it should be used in conjunction with our intuition if we are to accurately assess and problem solve on issues such as illness, relationships …

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Accepting criticism

23 May

It’s funny how as soon as someone criticises us, we feel the need to retaliate. A little button inside our head goes off as we begin to defend ourselves.

Criticism is nothing more than another person’s observation of us; how they see us react or act, or deal with other people. The problem we have is that what they see is not normally what we see or think of ourselves. We see it as a slur on us, but that’s not what it is, it’s a slur on our behavior. It’s basically our behaviour that other people will struggle with.

I have to say that in …

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Our path to wisdom

22 May

Something inspirational:

Without winter… there can be no spring; without mistakes… there can be no learning; without doubts… there can be no faith; without fears… there can be no courage. My mistakes, my fears and my doubts are my path to wisdom, faith and courage.

UNKNOWN AUTHOR

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