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What Is Love

What is love? Everybody uses the word love in daily conversations. There are millions of movies and songs based on love, but do we really know what it is?

Here are some Greek definitions of love:

Eros: romantic love of passion, physical longing, deep intensity, and intimacy. Often initial love that attracts a couple. Attracted to what it finds desirable, or beautiful–often knowing no limits and searching without satisfaction through many objects of desire.

Philios: characterized by sharing, companionship and shared values, it exemplifies friendship-based and brotherly love. It is more comprehensive and less self-seeking than eros.

Storge: family love between parent/child or between two incredibly close people. It is instinctive, and does not need to be requited.

Agape: considered purest, most comprehensive and most mysterious form of love, which loves unconditionally. Agape dissolves our separateness from God, others, and ourselves, as instead of seeking the security and consolation of seeking to be loved, we are love. Agape is the love of altruism, of giving without asking anything in return.

A famous Bible verse in 1 Corinthians 13 states other qualities of love:
Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way: it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

So how do we attract love into our lives? We get love by giving love, for as we give, so do we receive. Life is a mirror and will reflect back to us what we put out. Want more love in your life? Then I invite you to demonstrate to a friend or family member real AGAPE love. Call someone up for no other reason than to tell them you love them.

LOVE IS PATIENT: Imagine for a moment what patience could do in your life? What would your home be like if everyone had great patience? What would the world be like if all people had patience with each other? What is love? Love is Patience and it begins with each of us.

LOVE IS KIND.
Kindness is directly connected to patience. Patience endures injuries and insults and kindness pays them back with good deeds and kind actions. In Greek the word kindness means useful. Love is kind means we express God by being kind, by being useful and of benefit to others.

Who is born of love is born of God for God is Love.

Confidence Is The Language Of Success

The language we use programs our brains. Mastering our language gives us a great degree of mastery over our lives and our destinies. It is important to use language in the best way possible in order to dramatically improve your quality of life.

Even the smallest of words can have the deepest effect on our sub-conscious mind. It is like a child, it doesn’t really understand the difference between what really happens and what you imagine. It is eager to please and willing to carry out any commands that you give it – whether you do this knowingly or not is entirely up to you.

“Try”

It is a small word yet it has an amazing impact upon us. If someone says, “I’ll try to do that” you know that they are not going to be putting their whole heart in to it, and may not even do it at all. How often do you use the word try when talking about the things that matter to you? Do you say “I’ll try to be more confident” or “I’ll try to do that” or “I’ll try to call”?

Think about something that you would like to achieve, and say it to yourself in two different ways. Firstly say, “I’ll try to …” and notice how you feel. Next say “I will do …” and see how you feel.

The latter made you feel better than the first one didn’t it? It gives you a sense of determination; a feeling that it will be done. Listen to the people around you and when they say they will try notice if it gets done or not. Eliminate the word try from your dictionary and see how your life improves.

“Can’t”

This is another small word with big impact. It dis-empowers us, makes us feel week and helpless, and damages our self-esteem. It limits our infinite abilities and stifles creativity. Rub it out from your internal dictionary and replace it with something that makes you feel great.

Instead of saying you can’t, why not say something like “I choose …” or “I choose not to …”. Using words like this allows you to take back your power and to be in control of your life.

Words may appear small and insignificant, yet they can have a deep and lasting effect on us. Mastering your language gives you the power to live whatever life you desire.

What words do you use a lot that dis-empower you? Make a list of words you commonly use and then write next to them some alternatives you can use. Make these alternatives words that make you feel fabulous, not only about yourself, but about life and what you are doing!

Your Magical Success Formula 101

Your Magical Success Formula

Are you looking for the secret or magical success formula?
Do you think it’s a well-guarded, password-protected valuable locked away in some private vault? Good news! In this article I open wide the door to the success formula
vault.

Here’s The Secret…

The secret to success is having a strong vision and the perseverance and determination to overcome whatever obstacles get in your way, along with the courage to make a difference. Not what you wanted to hear? Read on.

When Amadeo Peter Giannini (better known as A.P.) was only 7, his father died in a fight over one dollar. Times got real hard. Eventually A.P.’s mother married a man in the produce business. At age 14 A.P. quit school to work with his stepfather. By 19 he was a partner in their thriving enterprise. It was here that A.P. built his reputation for integrity and honesty. At 31 years of age he had all the money he needed or wanted, and announced his retirement.

At 32, A.P’s real career started when he was asked to join the board of the Columbus Savings & Loan society. It wasn’t long before A.P found himself at odds with the other directors. He wanted the bank to loan money to hard-working immigrants, but at that time banks catered only to business men and the wealthy. His ideas of loaning money to the working class were scoffed at.

But A.P. was determined to make a difference for immigrants too – he had the vision, the perseverance and determination. He raised $150,000, and bought a converted saloon across the street from the Columbus S&L. A. P. kept the bartender on as an assistant teller, and opened the Bank of Italy. It was here he began to make a difference – to devise his real success formula.

It was considered improper and uncouth, but A.P. began ringing doorbells and talking to everyone he could about his bank. He advertised. He kept the bank open longer hours and on weekends to fit into working people’s schedules. Business boomed. He knew he was beginning to make a difference.

But making money wasn’t A.P.’s sole measurement of success. He believed he could make a difference by making other people’s dreams come true, too. He helped the California Wine Industry get started. He bankrolled Hollywood when they were trying to make movies popular. When Walt Disney ran $2 million dollars over budget on Snow White, he stepped in with a loan.

A.P.’s story exemplifies the secret to success — a strong vision, the perseverance and determination to overcome obstacles thrown your way and the courage to make a difference, even in the face of opposition.

OK, I Gave Away The Secret — Now Here’s The Success Formula Integrity combined with “giving back” is the real success formula. This was A.P.’s personal success formula. What began in 1904 as the Bank of Italy is now the Bank of America — the world’s largest bank.

And what about A.P.? Did he die a billionaire?

When he passed away at age 79, A.P.’s estate was worth less than $500,000. This was purely by choice. A.P. looked down on great wealth. He believed it would make him lose touch with the people he wanted to serve. He worked without pay for years. One year he was given a surprise $1.5 million bonus and promptly gave it to the University of California.

It’s a winning success formula — integrity plus “giving
back.”

There’s One More Thing –

By every standard, Amadeo Peter Giannini was a success. But his true measure of success was to make a difference every day of his life. I hope that will be your measuring stick as well. To achieve success, you’ve got to have a strong vision, and the perseverance and determination to overcome the obstacles that will come your way, permeated with integrity. Adding to that, give back to your community – make a difference and you’ll be successful indeed!

Become The Master Of Your Future

One of the secrets of success is to not work so hard with your physical body; instead, use your mind to work out the details of how to be the person you want to be. Are you motivated to spend 10 minutes a day envisioning the future you want to create for yourself?

By deliberately mentally rehearsing the experience of success in your mind, you can turn aspirations into realities. See yourself free from the old negative habits that have wasted your time, energy, and money. Forget willpower for now and imagine yourself with positive behaviors. See yourself handling any challenging situation that normally triggers your old habits and see yourself using new strategies and doing it with
ease.

Success experts say your imagination is your own personal workshop of the mind. This is particularly true when you want to program yourself towards new habits of success.

Visualize Yourself as the Person You Want to Be with Mental Rehearsal.

Mental rehearsal is the most powerful way to tap into your creative process and overcome old behavior patterns. Mental rehearsal can be used in all areas of your life, from seeing yourself as a non smoker, seeing yourself as the weight and size you want to be, and even seeing yourself as calm during challenging times.

Mental rehearsal is a tool that can help you reduce the effects of stressful situations. Now you will be more resourceful, reducing the possibility of reverting to your old habits. All areas in your life can benefit from imagery. It doesn’t matter what level your goals are on: physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.

Use visualization to improve your abilities. Because the body follows the mind, if you start seeing yourself in a different light, then your body will follow suit — maybe by not craving the things that hurt you, or by motivating you to exercise more. It’s up to you to experiment. Who knows what miracles you can create in your life by using this
powerful tool?

Counselors and therapists who recommend using mental rehearsal say it is the true key to tap your potential. Their research reveals that all of our skills are learned through the image-making process, whether it’s driving a car, reading a book, or changing a habit.

You use your mind to picture the activity before you actually perform it. Think of it like this: Your mind works like a movie projector, screening an endless reel of memories and scenes of situations both real and imagined. You have the power to direct your movie projector (your mind) to reach your desired goals. Once you imagine something new for yourself, you begin to be flooded with ideas about how to realize that image. All of this will come about when you have allowed yourself to break through your own worst limitation, what you believe are your capabilities.

Dowsing The Lottery Review

Dowsing The LotteryI came across this book “Dowsing The Lottery” while doing some research on dowsing and divination. I was so intrigued that I purchased the e-book and dove right in. The book is about $14 and it really piqued my interest. Dowsing is typically regarded as a way to locate water and I just had to see how it could be used to win the lottery.

Now I usually play $6 in the lottery each week. I usually get a couple numbers out of all six tickets. Pretty pathetic if you ask me. But I keep trying.

In the e-book he goes into detail on how to Dowse the lottery and the steps you have to perform in very precise detail. You need a clear crystal pendulum and some paper. I bought the clear crystal pendulum for about $10 and I had the paper. So my total cost was about $24 dollars. You will also need to learn how to quiet your mind and get into a relaxed meditative state prior to Dowsing.

I dowsed the lottery one time and I played one ticket in the mega game. I hit 2 out of 5 numbers and I was real close on two of the other numbers. Now this may not seem like a big deal unless you take into consideration that I have been playing for years and very rarely would ever get two numbers on the same ticket. As I progress with my Dowsing skills I will post my results for all to see. There is definitely some merit to this technique and is worth the small effort.

Below is a little bit about Dowsing if you aren’t familiar. This is from the Dowsing the Lottery e-book.

What is Dowsing?

Dowsing is an ancient technique used to obtain information via metaphysical means. The nonphysical component of our being relays information to the physical body’s central nervous system through an autonomous function called the ideomotor response. This ideomotor response is accountable for moving the dowsing instrument.

Dowsing 101

Dowsing can take many different forms. Dowsing can be done with many different devices such as divining rods, willow branches, and pendants. This method relies on a dowsing pendulum.

It is a common belief that dowsing can open up channels of communication between the dowser and negative energy. Dowsing is a technique and the pendulum is a tool. The intentions, feelings, and emotions of the dowser are what allow for connections to a particular energy. It is important to have the right frame of mind, and approach with good intent prior to dowsing. If your intentions are negative or you are suffering from emotional problems, you are leaving yourself vulnerable to negative influences. These negative influences can potentially stick around and wreak havoc on your daily life.

The intention of this guide is teach you how to use a dowsing tool. It will be used as a means of connecting to an event, not a positive or negative conscious entity. The dowsing tool is a powerful mechanism and can be used for more than just dowsing the lottery. Protect yourself!

http://www.Dowsethelottery.com

Pave Your Spiritual Path With Gold

Pave Your Path With GoldContrary to what you may have heard being broke and indigent is not a requirement for spiritual awakening. It is what you do with the riches that has an impact on your development. This is not to say that extraordinary wealth could not corrupt you but if your mind and heart are pure and you attain wealth you can use it productively.

How much easier would your path of spiritual enlightenment be if you didn’t have to worry about finances all the time. It is an energy drain to always worry about how you will pay the mortgage or if you have enough money to keep the electric on. How can you pay for the kids college or are you able to afford the best nutritional foods for your family. These seemingly constant reminders will keep you mired in lower dimensional energy realms. You can’t hope to break free of these lower energy thinking patterns until you have broken free from your hamster like mentality of running and never getting anywhere.

Finish reading  Pave Your Spiritual Path With Gold

Why Fear Limits Your Life Potential: Fight Your Fears And Phobias

Fight Fears And PhobiasHave you ever felt like fear was preventing you from reaching your full potential in life?  If so, you are certainly not alone because fear is one of the biggest obstacles that many people face when trying to create better life circumstances.

Below are some of the most common ways that fear can hold you back.

Fear can prevent you from making positive changes.

Sometimes fear can make even the smallest changes seem extremely uncomfortable.  For example, you may be deeply dissatisfied with your job, but feel nervous or uncertain about finding and applying for a better one.  Or you may have always dreamed of buying your own home but worry that the responsibility would be too much to handle.

Fear can prevent you from breaking destructive habits.

We all know that smoking, poor dietary choices, excessive alcohol and a sedentary lifestyle are a recipe for health problems, but we often gravitate toward these habits because they help numb our anxious or fearful feelings.  If you have ever tried to break a bad habit like this, you know how stressful it can be because suddenly you are filled with anxiety and you don’t know how to handle it except to run back to your “pacifiers” – the very habits you are trying to break.

Fear can prevent you from taking risks.

Many of us shy away from risk because we fear negative consequences.  For example, you may hesitate to invest your money because you fear losing it, or avoid starting a new relationship because you were so hurt by the last one.  What most of us fail to realize is that risk can also bring great rewards.  Avoiding risk may help us avoid negative possibilities but we also miss the excitement and joy that come from positive outcomes.

Fear can prevent you from pursuing your goals.

Have you ever dreamed of doing something great but were never able to push yourself to do it?  Perhaps you dreamed of being a stand-up comedian but dreaded the thought of public speaking, or you desperately wanted to be a bestselling author but were too afraid to pen that novel lurking inside of you.

Fear can prevent you from expanding your life.

Social anxiety is another common way that fear can limit your potential.  It may prevent you from attending networking functions so your career or business can’t grow properly, or you may avoid taking that much needed vacation to relax and explore other cultures because you fear flying or being on a cruise ship.

How to Stop Fear from Limiting Your Potential

It’s important to note that all of these fears are most often groundless.  They are merely a perception that things “could” go wrong – but that doesn’t mean they will.

Rather than trying to force your way through the fear, you may find it easier to explore the many ways that fear can be effectively released from your mind, emotions, and body.  When you know how to release the fear, you simply handle it as you would any minor obstacle and then continue on your way to creating the best life you possibly can.

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