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You may be familiar with the often-quoted reference to "being in the world but not of the world". Obviously, we are in the world: we live here, we work here, we play here. But we don't have to be of the world... we don't have to agree with the status quo, we don't have to go along just to get along. We can march to the beat of our own heart and sing our own true song -- a song of togetherness and of love for the other inhabitants of this planet of ours. A song of unity in our diversity, a song of respect for ourselves and for others.
The "Editor's Choice" articles this week resonate with the message of taking action in togetherness. My article (Are You Watching From the Sidelines?) emphasizes the need for us to participate in our life and in the world around us. The new articles this week encourage us with messages such as: RX to Move from the Past...; Finding The Tribe That Celebrates Your Specialness; Five Socializing Tips for Introverts; Discover and Inspire...; Give and You Shall Receive...; Resisting...
The numerous additional articles offer varying perspectives on life, health, climate, aging, as well as the possibilities and future for the social and political situation on the planet...
We invite you to find your own niche of participation, the one where you feel joy and a feeling of satisfaction at being alive and doing your part, where you discover your role and play it to your heart's content... and to the benefit of the world around 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 Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.
People are taking a stand on what they believe in. And while some believe in things you may not believe in, yet at least people are speaking out, taking a stand, and making choices. They are no longer being just spectators. They are participating...
Read article here: Are You Watching From the Sidelines? Life Is Not A Spectator Sport
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
The most dominant destructive attitude of the twelve possible core attitudes is that our attention is in the past or future. This attitude is related to the emotion of fear.
Read article here: RX to Move from the Past and Future and Land in the Peaceful Present
Written by Sam Bennett.
In his dazzling book Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon points out that while we are all members of the tribes we are born into (part of our family, our geographical area, our native language, and our era), we also must seek out the tribe that celebrates our specialness.
Read article here: Finding The Tribe That Celebrates Your Specialness
Written by Barton Goldsmith PhD and Marlena Hunter MA.
Here are a few tricks that have worked for me and may help you, as well. Using these tips can make a potentially uncomfortable evening a pleasant one for those of us who are introverted. This stuff is easy and it works, so give it a try.
Read article here: Feeling Shy to Join a Group? Five Socializing Tips for Introverts
Written by Linda Kohanov.
The Leader, unlike Dominants who sometimes stir up trouble to gain influence, radiates a compelling, pulling energy, drawing others forward, motivating the herd through inspiration and optimism.
Read article here: Discover and Inspire: Leadership through Relationship
Written by Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, PhD.
How can we remain stress-free in the face of cultural pressures to react instantly to communications and demands? Giving of ourselves is a stress reliever that yields immediate emotional benefits, bringing meaning to our lives.
Read article here: Give and You Shall Receive: How Giving and Goodness Restore Calm
BY INNERSELF CO-PUBLISHER, ROBERT JENNINGS:
Written by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com.
The idea of resistance to an authoritarian regime is long, proud, and ultimately successful.
Read article here: Resisting An Administration In Search Of Its InnerDarthVader
This weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read more
It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.
We add articles to the website daily. Rather than wait for the newsletter, you can visit each section according to your interests throughout the week. Each section listed below is designed as its own "mini-website".
The "Living in Harmony" section includes articles on Health & Well-Being, Home & Garden, Pets, Leisure & Creativity, Finance & Careers, and Science and Technology.
The "Personal Development" area covers Attitude Adjustments (which includes Fear, Anger, Gratitude, Forgiveness), Relationships & Parenting, Spirituality & Mindfulness (including Meditation), Intuition & Awareness (including astrology), and Happiness & Success.
"Social & Political" covers topics that affect us personally yet deal with a more "societal" or "political" sphere. This area covers Environment & Climate, Democracy, Justice, Inequality, Economy, and more. These topics are very relevant for our communal journey on Planet Earth.
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