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Archive for April, 2008

A brain scientist watches her brain shut down

A friend sent me this very inspiring video, definitely worth
watching !!

“Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor
<http://www.ted.com/speakers/view/id/203> had an opportunity few
brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she
was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her
brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement,
understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is
a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to
the world and to one another. ”

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/229

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A loss of perspective

Today I watched a bird get stuck in our pool enclosure screen.

When he couldn’t find his way out he became more frantic as he flew head on into the screen. I opened one of the doors very close to were he was but he didn’t even go close to it.  Instead he continue to fly into the screen in the corner he was in.

He didn’t have a true perspective of his situation. There was a wide open door for him to fly through and onto freedom, but he  didn’t see it.

How many times do we get stuck somewhere in our lives that we never expected and we continue to try to move forward by doing the same thing over and over?  There can be a wide open door to freedom just a few steps away yet we become frantic and don’t see it.

When we lose perspective and cannot seem to be able to get unstuck, we need to slow down and listen to other’s perspective. We need to stop doing what we naturally think will work and fly in a totally different direction.

If you are stuck or confused then relax, breathe, and fly in a different direction. change your perspective and you can see the open door.

The Founding Fathers

I just spent the week in Washington DC with my family. I was deeply struck with how forward thinking the founding fathers of America were. They were dreamers who took chances, lived big, and didn’t listen to the nay sayers around them. I think I would have liked them.

Let me remind you of Jefferson’s famous words – “All men are created equal, they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among these are life , liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

These words sound a lot like the declaration Jesus Christ made when he said that He came for the very purpose of making it possible for all men to live life abundantly.

There is a theme among great leaders and visionaries that we are not to settle for a life lived by default but we are to strive to live our Neverland.

I believe we all need to be reminded from time to time, and sometimes more often, to shake things up and go after the life we want.

What is your neverland?

Go get it!

Millions are crazy

Giving in is a good thing but millions give up.

Give in to your true self but don’t give up to self defeat.  Millions are unaware that they have totally given up. How do you tell a quitter? a quitter…..

  • Imagines he is normal when he is anything but.
  • Has crisis days because he doesn’t believe that all things can be for his good and that. his truth can turn anything that appears negative into a raging positive.
  • Fills her emptiness with trash. She doesn’t believe she is worth more.
  • Has learned to love his ill tempered nature.
  • Shades the truth when she explains her life.
  • Drives himself crazy with self defeating thoughts.

Don’t follow the example of these millions of crazy people. You don’t have too.

Give in to your truth that can make you whole and set you free. It is as easy to do as reading this blog post. Just let go and give in.