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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Alan Loomis:New blog posts concerning inspiration,perserverance and thankfulness

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 My friend Allen Loomis has some very interesting and helpful new topics on his blog concerning Self-Improvement.

The first one deals with Inspiration. In his blog post Allen first defines what "inspiration" is, then he helps us understand what sources of inspiration we humans can draw upon when we need to. In this blog post he also shows us how we can stay inspired and what personal action is necessary on our part to achieve success after we have been inspired. I hope you click on the link directly below to read this very helpful discussion of "Inspiration".

Alan has also written a blog post entitled:

"5 Videos That Will Inspire You To Take Another Swing!"
This blog post can be accessed by clicking on the following link: 

In this blog post, Alan talks about the fact that we all have had times in our life when we did not succeed at something we wanted to succeed at. Alan empathizes  with us and acknowledges that it is difficult to want to try again at something, when we have not succeeded. He offers some good advice regarding how to approach your next efforts in trying to achieve this goal you have set for yourself. Please click on the link directly above this paragraph to view and hear these videos.

A third new  new blog post Alan has recently created deals with our need to be thankful in our lives. Alan, in his blog post entitled, "100 Things To Be Thankful For"  that one of  the best ways to deal with a negative situation or a period of negativity in our lives is to do something. To find out what Alan suggests we do when we are in these circumstances, please click on the following link:

I certainly have benefited from reading these instructive and very helpful lessons and I know you will as well!

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.