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Meet the Best
"There are two great days in a person's life. the day we are born
and the day we discover why." - William Barclay
Being on-line for more than 12 years -- as we have -- gives us an
Beginning with the first edition of each month we are going to
introduce you to whom we have met during the past month.
Feel free to share whom you have met that have made a difference
in your business and personal life.
Here are two voices that have touched us deeply and we are
pleased to share them with you today in this new category
we call Meet the Best.
Introducing this month's "meet the best"...
Pema Chödrön and Michael Masterson.
We first found Pema while searching for some comfort in our
From her book When Things Fall Apart : Heart Advice for
Difficult Times we found the following thoughts...
"Times are difficult globally; awakening is no longer a luxury
or an ideal. It's becoming critical. We don't need to add more
depression, more discouragement, or more anger to what's
already here. It's becoming essential that we learn how to relate
sanely with difficult times. The earth seems to be beseeching us
to connect with joy and discover our innermost essence. This is
the best way we can benefit others." [p.121]
"There are three techniques [methods] for working with chaos,
difficulties, and unwanted events in our daily lives." [p.121]
"The main point of these methods is to dissolve the dualistic
struggle, our habitual tendency to struggle against what's
happening to us or in us. These methods instruct us to
move toward difficulties rather than backing away. We don't
get this kind of encouragement very often." [p.123]
Michael came into our lives when we needed some guidance
to take us to the next level in our business.
Michael's concept of "ready fire aim" has given us the momentum
to act when our thoughts are at their highest and refine our actions
as we proceed. Read more on this here
Material wealth does matter. It gives you the ability to help your
friends, provide for your family, pursue your interests, and be an
inspirational role model as a financial supporter of worthy causes.
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