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Entries for July 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010
Which Dreams Make the Best Stories?
By Robert Moss

Andrew Lang (1844-1922), a prolific Scots author best-known for his popular "color" books of fairytales, wrote a book on dreams that is one of my favorites. Titled The Book of Dreams and Ghosts, it was first published in 1897. Lang affected a cool skepticism towards this subject material, which allows him to slide readers cunningly into the deep end, as he recounts case after case of timefolding and interdimensional travel in dreams.

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personal growth, book excerpts
Thursday, July 15, 2010
15 Ways to Practice Compassion on the Way Home for Dinner
By Karen Maezen Miller

As a Buddhist priest, I hear quite a bit about compassion, that brand of unconditional love we imagine ourselves to be incapable of having for one another. Talking about compassion may be one reason it is so frequently misunderstood as something that we should be doing. But compassion doesn't need doing. It exists already in the harmony of things just the way they are.

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personal growth, Buddhism
Friday, July 09, 2010
Four Basic Steps for Effective Creative Visualization
By Samy AbulEla

An excerpt from Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain:

Creative visualization is the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in your life. There is nothing at all new, strange, or unusual about creative visualization. You are already using it every day, every minute, in fact. It is your natural power of imagination, the basic creative energy of the universe, which you use constantly, whether or not you are aware of it.

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personal growth, Shakti Gawain, book excerpts
Thursday, July 01, 2010
The Power of One Minute, One Breath, One Thought
By Marc Allen

One minute of clearly focusing on a dream or goal can overcome months, even years, of misguided thinking.

One minute of visualization can overcome a great many doubts and fears and bring you a step closer to realizing your dream. One minute of prayer can work miracles.

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personal growth, Marc Allen