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This week, as we are still in the reflective energy of Mercury retrograde, we look upon the past and discover how it has led us into our future. Nora Caron shares a story about "How My Tree-Planting Mother Turned Her Vision Into Reality", while Barbara Jaffe asks "Twenty Years From Now . . .?" A new author to InnerSelf, Erin Nichole Johnson shares her thoughts in "Why I Wouldn't Change My Life After An Emotionally Abusive Childhood". Matthew McKay shares his personal journey "On The Train To Find The Son I Lost".
Our day-to-day actions affect the future we create for ourselves, no matter what our past was, and Vishnu Swami guides us in that daily experience in "How To Practice Spiritual Surrender and Integrate Your Purpose In Every Moment". Paulo Coelho shares a story that sheds light on our continually striving for something that we already have in "The Fisherman and the Business Man". And Robert Jennings reflects on "Innovation In The Age Of Amazon, Walmart, IBM and Ayn Rand".
The aforementioned articles are the Editor's Choices of the week, however, we have in total 55 new articles for you to enjoy. Scroll down below to the "Additional Articles" section for articles on a great variety of topics from asthma and ADHD, to binge TV, cheese, cats, climate, dementia, and on to indoor gardens, justice, kids, research, shoelaces, taxes, and much much more.
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 Nora Caron.
When I was ten years old and attending an elementary school called Mountainview School, my mother decided to have a little chat with my school director about the lack of trees on the school property. She argued that although the view of the mountain was lovely, the boring grassy lawn was not.
Read article here: How My Tree-Planting Mother Turned Her Vision Into Reality
Written by Barbara Jaffe, Ed.D.
In my younger years, I focused on unimportant issues, punctuated by worry and anxiety. My perfectionist attitude and fear of making mistakes forced me to assure everything was in order, often making unimportant events a priority, for I was concerned about how my life looked to others. I am not proud of my focus, but it is the truth.
Read article here: Twenty Years From Now . . .?
Written by Nigel Wellings.
For many of us, family competes for our meditation time. This is perhaps one of our greatest struggles: how can we find time for ourselves without taking it from them?
Read article here: Is It Possible To Fit in Time to Meditate Around Family?
Written by Erin Nichole Johnson.
I’ve spent my life hiding my scars. I cope so well that no one, not even my husband knew the extent of what I deal with on a daily basis. Therapy has revealed my deepest hurts, brought them to the surface, and forced me to experience the pain I’ve been hiding so deeply in order to finally release it.
Read article here: Why I Wouldn't Change My Life After An Emotionally Abusive Childhood
Written by Matthew McKay, PhD.
We are on our way to Chicago to meet a man who has found a way for the living and the dead to talk. He knows how to induce a state in which those who grieve can hear directly from the ones they have lost. I don’t fully believe, but it’s all I have.
Read article here: On The Train To Find The Son I Lost
Written by Vishnu Swami.
Spiritual wisdom is not simply meant to be philosophy, some ambiguous jargon, or blank promises. It is meant to be relished, and used practically in every action and in every millisecond of life.
Written by Paulo Coelho.
There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village. As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite few big fish. The businessman was impressed...
Read article here: The Fisherman and the Business Man
Written by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
When comparing notes with a neighbor I stated we are ordering more and more from Amazon. She on the other hand ordered from Walmart.
Read article here: Innovation In The Age Of Amazon, Walmart, IBM and Ayn Rand
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