COMPASSIONATE POLITICS #1:  Bring Compassion to Your Politics      Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, once famously said… “Our maturity will be judged by how well we agree to disagree and yet continue to love one another, to care for one another, and to seek the greater good of the other.” The power…

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  ADVANCING BY REVERSING #1:  The Setup      This episode’s teaching begins with a personal, short story. My grandfather used to take me to a fishing camp on Florida’s beautiful Withlacoochee river. On one particular trip, I had a harrowing experience that taught me a valuable lesson about life. This lesson came the day we…

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  HOW TO STOP WORRYING #1:  Act and Then Let Go      Many years ago, when I was going through a rough patch, I was given a card that illustrated a beautiful oak tree on a hillside overlooking a stunning sunset. Below the picture were the words, “When the day is over, and you have…

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  DISCOVERING WHO YOU ARE #1:  Know Thyself      Throughout the 5,000 years of Earth’s recorded history, there is one piece of advice that was consistently taught by our species’ greatest philosophers and sages. In 1400 B.C., this advice was inscribed on the walls of Egypt’s Luxor Temple; in 700 B.C., it was etched above…

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  FEELING PAST DEPRESSION #1:  Question Your Thoughts      In my hometown of Orlando, Florida, there used to be a tourist attraction called, The Mystery Fun House that had a dimly lit mirror maze. In the maze, because of its opposing mirrors, you couldn’t trust your eyes; and because of the way sound bounced off…

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  SUPERCHARGING YOUR WILLPOWER #1:  Take Command of Your Own Free Will      We’re all visiting here having the temporary, physical experience of living life as animals. We animals feel the pull of two powerful survival instincts: the instinct for food and the instinct for sex. These are not bad instincts… obviously, they are very…

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  THE FLOW OF LIFE’S PERFECTION #1:  Let Go of Outward Perfection      Perhaps you’ve seen the internet meme of a man on his hands and knees with a pair of scissors cutting a single blade of grass. The caption reads, “Perfection is the enemy of progress.”  We all see things about our lives that…

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  3 WAYS TO FIND TRUTH #1:  Feel for Truth       The elegant logic of math is the only real universal language. It transcends culture and spoken word… and it enables us to understand the physical world around us. With math we can build models for predicting anything from hurricanes to genetics. But as effective…

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  GUIDANCE, PURPOSE, AND LOVE #1:  See Constant Guidance in Every Experience of Life      You don’t have to be religious or even spiritual to see that life speaks to us through experience. And it does this with 2 tools: harmony and disharmony. These tell us what works and what doesn’t work. Take an inventory…

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