Do One Thing

You have heard the old adage, “The only thing I have to do is pay taxes and die.” Wrong, the one thing you must do right now is LIVE…. Death and taxes will take care of themselves. Just live.

Psychologist, Dr. Henry Cloud, in his sensible book, 9 Things You Simply Must Do to succeed in Love and Life, categorizes nine life skills that are vital to living well. I understand and agree with them all, BUT in a nutshell what Dr. Cloud is really advising readers to do is live and live YOUR life well.From the case studies documented in the book, many of his clients and a myriad of other people who are stressed, depressed, and need to give negativity a rest are in the spiral of malcontent because they lack the courage to truly live.

My advice: Be selfish, Make changes in your life that best for YOU!

Leo Tolstoy says, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, no one thinks of changing themselves.”

Change Yourself

As of today, right now – the one thing you must do is fearlessly create the change in your life that powers your soul. Select your passion, feel the excitement of choosing to live the life you want to live.

Do that one thing and be ecstatic about it.
Live your joy, that is the one thing you must to.

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You are Merlin

Deepak Chopra, in the book – The Return of Merlin – weaves an engaging story about Arthur and Katy’s quest to find the illusive Merlin. Dragons, magic, Tarot, the Holy Grail, and even Arthur’s sword are a part of Chopra’s complex tale of discovery.

You are Merlin

Merlin is you. Unlike Arthur and Katy, you need not follow deadly trails, climb over cliffs, be frightened by tales of wizardry…all you have to do is accept the you can be and do exactly what is personal and powerful to you. All of your Merlin talent is within.

Rhonda Byrne, mega successful creator of The Secret , says that Merlin exists when you are grateful. She adds, “Never let a day pass without looking for the good, praising, appreciating, blessing and being grateful.”

Gratitude is free, no travel required. Inculcate gratitude in your life as a daily practice, release your Merlin.

Merlin is Gratitude

Goodness is priceless. Being good, thinking good, doing good, expressing good is more than any American Express can buy. Smiling is a good act – and it is free. Letting go of criticism and withholding a complaint is good. Serving others is good-this is gratitude for the good in your life in action.

Merlin is You

Wherever you travel, whatever you do, whomever you are with – Merlin is with you because Merlin is you. You are never without Merlin, thus you are never alone. When you practice good, praise rather than resort to cynicism, appreciate everything, count your blessings, and show active gratitude you are personifying Merlin.

It’s a fact – Being more grateful for the little things enhances your self-control, according to David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University. “By taking time to count your blessings and focus on things that you are grateful for, you are enhancing your self control,” DeSteno offers. In essence, he says: Be Merlin

Become a better Merlin – YOU!

A short Merlin like story:
O Magazine wrote a story in its May 2016 issue about a dozen 5th graders in Peoria, Illinois who spend their recess time practicing sign language so they can better communicate with their deaf classmate.

These students are being power Merlin – they are good, they are empathetic, they are grateful appreciative, kind, happy, servants. In essence, live Merlin by showing the active behavior and character within themselves. ?

What’s Your Merlin story?

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Discover Beauty

“We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.”
~Kahlil Gibran
026                         (this beautiful earth)
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Fight Fear

Shonda“This year I made myself a promise that I was going to do stuff that terrifies me.” ~Shonda Rhimes

What fear will you promise to fight?

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Be Unselfish

“Be unselfish.  That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness.  If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking your source of development which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.”  ~George Eliot (pen name-Mary Ann Evans)

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Know the Truth

“No one of us is so great, so wise, so powerful, that we have a right to rule over other people. But, we also have something that sets us apart as humans: Each is possessed of the divine power to know the truth.” ~Calvin Coolidge

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World Needs

026“What the world needs now is more empathy in action.  Not just to care but to act; not just to look but to see, and not turn away.” ~Jo-Anne McArthur (quoted in More magazine, May 2014)

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