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Inspiration is derived from emotion

detachment
Yesterday another random find on Pinterest. Spiritual strength is required for detachment and healthy, balanced living. Detachment and serenity are twins.

 

Listening to a podcast yesterday on balance i was struck by the absence (in the podcast message) of any sort of spiritual element.

Perhaps this omission is driven by the adage, “At work, never talk about sex, politics, or religion.”

What else could it be?

Spiritual awareness, spiritual values, and spiritual action.

Inspiration is derived from emotion.

Emotion is to spirit as movement is to health.

Foundational.

Necessary.

Non-negotiable.

 

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Authenticity

No one likes living with inaccurate labels

Grinnell Glacier Trail
What does each see in the other?

 

When you walk in humility and confidence, you dance with two partners who look like opposites.

The partners are confidence and arrogance.

This is challenging.

Why?

Perception.

Temptation.

People will talk behind your back about how glaringly opposite your partners are.

Arrogance and confidence.

And other people will respect and honor the habits and results you’ve carved out of your intentional life.

To eat, rest, and move with great consistency is glorious.

The confidence you gain can be misread.

Does anyone like living with inaccurate labels?

Be intentional anyway.

 

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This Might Change Your Life

Forgive yourself and then prove it

Daily noticing
Yesterday morning at big intersection returning from cycling to breakfast.

 

Daily noticing
Sure, notice the clouds, and sometimes messages are at our feet.

 

Daily noticing
Real life in real time. No staging. Ever.

 

Daily noticing
Straight ahead is the main north Cast Member entrance for Walt Disney World.

 

Daily noticing
So weird…Safety, right? And just a few hours ago the worst massacre in US history.

 

Daily noticing
Notice. Be intentional. It’s such a gift.

 

Forgive yourself and then prove it.

Second chances are constantly in front of us.

We rarely see them because they are so prolific.

When was the last time you spent three days in a row doing these four things:

  1. Begin the day on your knees
  2. Watch the sun rise
  3. Stare at the clouds for at least two minutes without distraction
  4. Watch the sun set

Those four are tip of the demonstrable behaviors iceberg.

PS. Can you imagine doing those four things every day for the rest of your life?

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Unanswered Questions?

What possesses you to write every day?

Every dang day i write five differently-themed blog posts.

The unanswered question is, “Why?”

Why start?

Why continue?

Every single day since April Fools Day 2009.

Seven-plus years.

Thirteen thousand plus blog posts.

No end in sight.

Impossible is nothing.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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Live like you mean it

No one builds a reputation on their intentions

Homemade stir fry
Yesterday morning i didn’t tell Cheryl i was making stir fry for dinner. Instead, i texted a photo at dinner time.

 

A person who is well has no need for a physician. Was reminded shortly after waking this morning that Jesus came to help the poor in spirit.

In a hard-to-explain way, i write to do the same thing.

Our son (15) began blogging again last night after a two-year hiatus. But first he deleted every post he wrote since 2008. i told him not to announce that “I’m blogging again, blah, blah, blah”.

Rather, i suggested that he write, and at some point in the future announce it.

Don’t tell us what you’re gonna do. Tell us what you’ve done.

No one builds a reputation on what they’re gonna do.

 

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