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Awe?

Is one of the great joys of life, to be awed in a moment, by something special in the universe? Is our breath taken away and do our hearts skip a beat, at the sight of a wilderness sky filled with stars, a first glimpse of the Grand Canyon, looking at the Sistine Chapel or witnessing the birth of a child?

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Reading?

Is reading about a lot more than learning letters, words and phrases? If we stop there, are we short-changing ourselves? Does reading give us a chance learn from some of the great minds of history? Does it open the world for young and old alike?

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Thoughts?

Do we freely choose the thought on which we are focusing? If so, how do we select that thought? Why do we select that thought? Do some thoughts seem to kidnap our mind and take off with it, without our conscious approval?

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Wait?

If we care for someone, do we not want them to know how we feel about them, how much we value them, how much we love them? Is sharing these authentic feelings more important than keeping them inside, like some carefully guarded secret? While many people are hesitant to share their emotions and feelings, is it not of value to express them, especially to the person who generates them?

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Past! Present! Future! ???

Is the past the key to the present? Could the present be considered the key to the future? Is the past worth revisiting? Is it better to ignore the past and charge ahead? Are there advantages to accepting the past and learning from what happened?

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WORDS?

Do we limit ourselves by the use of some of words that inhibit or restrict our possibilities? Are mindsets limited by focusing on should instead of want, will, or commit. Do such words play with our subconscious? Are we selling ourselves short by the words we use to describe our actions, decisions, behavior or even ourselves.

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RESOLUTIONS OR GOALS?

As we approach the end of the year, is it time for people to enter the annual running of the bulls…, otherwise known as making resolutions? Do many make resolutions for the year, to drastically change themselves? Is this dramatic change to be accomplished by giving up a bad habit or starting a good habit? […]

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Can People Change?

Can people change themselves? Would the simple, absolute and obvious answer be, yes? Would the process to make a dramatic change, however, be very complex and challenging? Why is it so difficult to make meaningful change?

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POLITICS?

The expansion of political fanaticism by the politicization of “damn near everything” is a consistent presence in our lives. Is there anything that has not been seized by political parties attempting to identify with their constituencies? Is it even about identifying with their constituencies? Would it be more accurate to say, attempting to influence their constituencies to accept the proclaimed biased and often inflamed views of the party?

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LEGACY?

What is a legacy? Is a legacy the financial windfall that people leave for their family or charitable causes? Is it the material assets designated for distribution at death, because no one has discovered how to take it all with them, into the next world?

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SHOULD?

Why do people do or not do what they should do? Is the should do task often chosen over items of greater priority or importance? Do people do what they should do over something that resonates with their goals?

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Noise?

Is noise everywhere? What is the difference between sound and noise? Would there be a lot of individual variances in what is labelled sound and what is labelled noise? Are we also bombarded with noise that is not received through our auditory system?

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LAUGHING?

Are children the gurus of laughter? Is the laughter of children very infectious? When watching a group of people is it often the child who inspires the adults to erupt into fits of laughter?
Is life, in general, better because we laugh, (outwardly or inwardly) or at least observe others who do?

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DECISIONS?

Is it true that every one of us makes thousands of decisions every single day? Are many of these made instantly? In this category would there be minor seemingly insignificant choices that have little apparent impact? Would it also include crisis decisions that arise quickly and yet can be of life-or-death importance?

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IS IT HOT ENOUGH?

As the world swelters and suffers through one of the hottest years ever recorded, are people, nations, businesses and organizations ready to accept the results of our centuries old assault on the environment?

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STEP-BACK and REFLECT?

Have you ever wished that you could step-off and let the world spin without you, at least temporarily? Have you ever wanted to take a deep breath and get off the treadmill? Have you ever felt like a rat on an exercise wheel?

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assumptions?

We all make them, don’t we? Why do we? What leads us to assume things about people, about situations, about events? Can we control our assumptions?

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Where Are You?

WHERE are you now? WHERE were you in the past? WHERE will you be in the future? Do you really know where you are now, in relation to your goals and aspirations? Do you know where you want to be? Do you know how to get there? Are you on the right path to get there? How do you know? How do you assess the appropriateness of your chosen path?

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Subconscious?

What great insights are running around below the level of consciousness in our subconscious mind? How can they these insights be reached and released?

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A FUNKY MINDSET

How do we deal with feeling funky, especially, when we do not know why we are in a funk? Do most of us go through such a malaise like disconnect, at times? Do we feel generally out of sorts? Have you felt that angst, without experiencing any strong emotions, like anger, frustration, sadness or disappointment?

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The Past? Or is it?

Is the past a problem? Is it a source of encouragement? Is it something from which to learn? Is the past a base for growth and development? Do we all have a distinct perspective on our past? Do we understand that tomorrow, today is part of our past? If one tries to live in the […]

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Why Wait?

Who do we wait? Are we waiting for the right time? What are the consequences of waiting? Do we know?

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Golden Rule Day?

Are you aware that Tuesday, April 5th is the International Golden Rule Day? A day to celebrate the 2022 theme “Treat others and the planet as you would like to be treated”? Did you even know that there was such a day and that it was of international significance? Of all the “Day” celebrations that are held throughout the year, would you think this might be one worth celebrating?

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YOU?

Who are you? Do you know? How do you know? Why do you do what you do? What makes you who you are?
Are you the same person you were a month ago? What is different about you today from the you of yesterday? Are we constantly changing? Could we be exactly as we were before this moment?

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Excess Baggage?

Why do many people seem to cling to excess baggage from their past? Are people are often hobbled by this excess baggage they carry? What causes us to hang-on to negative events, relations or actions from the past?

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Attraction?

What attracts us to other people? What attracts us to pursue some activities over others? Why are we attracted to certain careers? What attracts others to us?

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DO YOU BELIEVE IN YOU?

When you peer into the mirror in the morning who is looking back at you? Is it a friend? Is it a person who scares you? Is it a person with whom you want to spend the day? Is it someone who believes in you? Is it someone in whom you believe?

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Questions ???

Warning! This blog is for those who prefer questions over answers! If you are looking for answers you need to look elsewhere. This blog is about opening your mind to self-reflection.

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No?

Would you consider No to be a simple or a complex word? Is it hard to pronounce? Is it hard to understand?

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Frustration?

While all of these may be a factor in frustration, on closer examination, could it be more a reflection of our own personal mindset? Do we become frustrated, when our expectations are not met? Is our disappointment, even with unrealistic expectations, the catalyst for our resultant anger, frustration or sadness?

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Gratitude?

Gratitude? Could there be a better word upon which to reflect during this holiday season? As we celebrate with friends and family, as we consider our wishes and goals for next year, do we not become aware of our gifts and blessings? Is this a great opportunity to be grateful for who we are, for what we have and for our lives?

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Why are questions asked? Is it always to get an answer? Sometimes is it to foster thought and discussion?

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