The six step pause

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 – 1962 Most of our days — and therefore most of our lives — are filled with routine, mundane events. But many days we encounter pivotal moments, also known as key moments, as well. These are moments fraught with emotional stress: disagreements with a co-worker or a loved one; being criticized by your boss, spouse or close friend; discovering your work or home routine will be significantly changed. …
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What are you missing?

There are none so blind as those who will not see. English Proverb During the commuter rush hour on a morning in January 2007, a young man stood playing a violin in one of Washington D.C.’s metro stations. Roughly 2,000 people passed him as they entered the station. Most barely noticed him, though a few stopped and listened for a short time. At the end of an hour of playing, he had collected $32. To the casual observer, he appeared to be a typical street musician in blue jeans and a baseball cap. But he was anything but typical. He …
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Wishes, hopes, and prayers

Do not let your deeds belie your words, lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself, “Why do you not practice what you preach?” St. Jerome c. 342 – 420 I once knew a woman in a church service organization. The meetings for this group were held at the church, and at the end of each gathering, members would express their special needs and ask others to remember those intentions in their prayers. There was one woman who always ended her intention request by asking everyone to pray for world peace. Now, that’s a very noble intention. …
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