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SO MANY PEOPLE are operating without a vision or sense of purpose today. Most of my working life has been spent helping others find direction and inspiration, uncover their dreams and grow the confidence to reach new goals. This is my series of online courses to give you some great opportunities for self-discovery and the…

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Dilemmas, Contradictions and Dichotomies – Living in a Complex Universe

  Me, I love a good dichotomy. It’s when I’m surest of all, that I’ve likely stumbled on something useful.  I think of a dichotomy as a kind of mind-bending contradiction; a higher order of contradiction that involves points of particular value. In the pursuit of our Vision and Purpose, we will especially find early on in that…

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Courage and Change

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr; it’s tempting to finish right there.  I mean really, what else is there? With thanks to Jenn Manning & Random Thoughts n’…

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Meditation as a Path to Peace, Part II

Part I of this post is here. A definition of meditation, for which I insert Wikipedia’s introduction (ref): Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind and/or induces a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit, although it can be argued meditation is a goal in and of itself. The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices…

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There’s nothing wrong with money – except your attitude to it.

Wow!!  I know how challenging this will be for the ‘type’ of person that regularly reads my blog.  That ‘type’ being largely liberal, socially-minded, wanting to change the world, and probably more than a little miffed at the behaviour of the archetypal corrupt corporation, of which we seem to have many. Many of us have,…

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The Amazing You!

When we start letting go of the negative thoughts and judgments we have about ourselves (and others), not only can we have more energy to focus on the positive, but in fact we must fill up this new space.  A void created by departing negative thoughts will quickly refill with new ones – not to mention…

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Global Citizenship

A word in favour of contribution. Whether or not you think in terms of your vision being global or local, designed to impact the lives of others or just your own, everything you do does impact globally, and does impact the lives of others. I love the theory of the butterfly effect, which you can…

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Obstacles to clarifying and implementing our Vision and Purpose

99.9% of obstacles to being able to develop and implement our Vision and Purpose, are in our head. We are our own worst enemies.  And conveniently, we generally choose to blame a lot of other things and people and events. Our most common self-imposed obstacles: Over-thinking – many of us think waaaaaay to much, and in the…

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Vision and Purpose

Vision and Purpose. Common enough words these days, but pretty difficult to figure out.  There’ve been so many words like this used and misused in corporate circles and the ‘happiness’ industry, that it’s any wonder some value remains in them today. They are though important and useful words.  They can provoke a wide range of definitions, so…

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