Being out numbered has pros and cons – we need to decide which
Each morning, taking personal time to reflect, pray, read, write, plan. These are all weapons against apathy.
And yes, I’m acutely aware of the degree of difficulty.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell. – Buddha
Sharpen our knives, clean our rifles, and check our provisions, while the enemy rests.
Life is meant to be lived on the offensive.
what would you name the title for the "Movie of your life"?
The one thing we have the most control over, yet ignore? We have the capability (and obligation?) to do one thing without anyone’s permission:
Make your life your message.
PS. Would never name my movie “A Cat in Paris”.
Life's real battle is with the man in the mirror
Humans are powerful creatures. But we are also easily bruised. In order to gain a decent level of self control, I’ve had to work hard to let go of old paradigms, hurts, memories.
I define self control not as complete mastery over self, but as a firm conviction that complete mastery is a possibility. Eventually. And it will take a lifetime. And it may be impossible.
Peace, the Fruit of Small Surrenders
— unknown “Small surrenders make up a stained glass mosaic.”
As you read this, on this day (Sunday), what comes to mind for you?
There are many possible directions and interpretations.
It reminds me, at first glance, the daily surrender necessary to overcome addiction.
One day at a time.
A small surrender to desire.
And sometimes in one day, there are many small surrenders.
And then tomorrow, begin again.
Repeat until death.
Where’s the humility in posting your name on your blog?
Not sure it has anything to do with humility at this point. It has to do with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Others call it Search Engine Marketing (SEM).
By any name, it’s really about helping and serving others.
How can you help someone if they don’t know who you are and especially if they don’t know that you would like to help? SEO and SEM help get the word out when people use Google, Yahoo, and other search engines.
This site is one of five, as I experiment with a “retirement” project to step up my efforts to
Make the World a Better Place before I die.
Mid Life Celebration.com – Rethink. Reprioritize. Recommit.
Lane 8.org – Dream Big. Get There. Stay There.
jeff noel.com – Do Something Great.
jungle jeff.net – Daily Reflections On Excellence.
jeff noel.org – Surrender. Self Control. Service.
Ever get to a point in your life where you say, “I’m going to quit dreaming and start doing”?
I have. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂