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This week we look at courage... the courage to do things differently, to follow our heart, to do the "right" thing, to just be true to ourselves. While these don't seem as courageous as saving someone from a burning building, or jumping into a turbulent ocean to save a child, they nevertheless require courage.
Joyce Vissell writes "There Are Many Unsuspected Heroes Among Us" while Alan Cohen recommends "Going Where Life Leads". Ransom Stephens, author of The Left Brain Speaks, the Right Brain Laughs, brings you "5 Keys for Unlocking Your Innate Creativity". One of those five keys is moving out of your comfort zone, which also can require courage.
Scroll down for more "Editor's Choice" articles and of course the numerous additional articles that have been added to the InnerSelf website this week. And remember, as Tama Kieves shares, that once you decide to take those steps forward "An Extraordinary Life Is Calling You".
Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by Ransom Stephens, Ph.D.
A blank canvas. An empty music score. A newly opened Word document or electric circuit simulation. Trying to harness creativity at will haunts artists, scientists, technologists, and even bureaucrats. How can we open our minds and wander into new, innovative territory?
Read article here: 5 Keys for Unlocking Your Innate Creativity
Written by Joyce Vissell.
In 1960, I was fourteen years old and my mother was the first civil rights activist that I knew. She did not march the streets. She lived her beliefs. She had Blacks, Muslims, Gays and other minorities over to our house for dinner almost every Sunday.
Read article here: There Are Many Unsuspected Heroes Among Us
Written by Alan Cohen.
What seems to be a dead end sign is an arrow pointing you in another direction. The universe is saying, “This is not it. There is a better direction for you. Go that way and you will find what you are looking for.” No movement in life is wasted. It all has a purpose. You just have to know how to read the signs.
Read article here: The Year of Redirection: Going Where Life Leads
Written by Paulo Coelho.
Many things we do are imposed on us by necessity, or by the absurd. Why wear a tie? The fact is, many of the rules we obey nowadays have no real foundation. Nevertheless, if we wish to act differently, we are considered “crazy” or “immature”.
Read article here: The Importance of the Cat in Meditation
Written by Margaret M. Lynch.
People tend to lump all money issues together, but they can actually be divided into five categories, each representing a different aspect of how you deal with and manage your money and wealth. It’s important to look at these categories individually, since each elicits its own set of feelings and beliefs...
Read article here: Is There a Mind/Body/Money Connection?
Written by Tama Kieves.
I doubt you want a “mediocre” life. I doubt you want to just pay your bills or settle for a sort of loving relationship and call it good. I think you want to cry with gratitude when it’s all said and done. I’d like you to cry with gratitude before then.
Read article here: An Extraordinary Life Is Calling You
Written by Sam Bennett.
Of the approximately sixty to seventy thousand thoughts we have each day, most of them are exactly the same as the thoughts we had yesterday. Not incidentally, most of these thoughts seem to be negative or critical, which is why...
Read article here: How To Replace Old Mind Tapes with New Thoughts
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