Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2014’

What Holds Us Back

DH Lawrence - Sue Hines

When I was was 35 years old, I had a chilling revelation that changed my life. I was reminded of it the other day as I chatted with my very kind and wise friend. Here’s the story (names have been changed to protect the innocent): When I was 9 years old, I used to spend time with a friend who …

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Drive, Impulse and Inspiration

Your inner engines    Looking at where you are going and focusing on the tasks ahead is all about the future. It is about the idea of applying something now for a later goal. In a society with a strong focus on immediate gratification, future thinking that is to be of any value needs to actually engage an inner resource – …

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Don’t Ignore These Signals

trust signals from intuition

Knowing when you know, and when you “know”    The next time you think you have made a rational, logical choice about which home, car, or computer to buy, know your rational brain has tricked you. What are the signals that your very own brain is tricking you into thinking you are being logical? Signals You Can Trust There are …

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Doubting But Choosing Anyway

doubting but choosing

I agree with Sir Francis Bacon, who said “there is no fatal necessity in the stars, but that they rather incline than compel.” This is as true for our circumstances and our genetics. Even when we are guided or led, we always have a choice. Free will is a decision. We do not have the physical characteristics that enable us …

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Seduction, Uproar & Secrets

seduction uproar and secrets

The Antidote to Inaction Our dueling needs for Certainty and Uncertainty can drive us nuts!  You like where you are, but you want excitement. You don’t like where you are, but you fear change. In the end – cautious steps forward. Is caution simply a cop-out?  After all, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” The alternative? …

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