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Seeds Which Won’t Survive Without Our Nurture

At the beginning of September, with the approaching spring, I planted a packet of hollycocks in a seedling tray.  They are tall, beautiful plants, especially when they burst into flower in mid-summer.  I had already earmarked the flowerbed which would …

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Why does the Race of Life cause such Stress and Anxiety?

In my quest to find a reason behind our insistence on coping with stressful working lives, I stumbled across the following analogy…

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A Loaf Of Bread …A Drop In The Ocean.

Outside the supermarket where I’d stopped to buy bread, a young man somewhere in his twenties stepped up to me, asking for loose change.  He wore recently-washed jeans, and the beginnings of a beard, and his eyes were swollen and …

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What If Today …

Friday 5th November was one of those idyllic days. The sun smiled. Good things happened. We signed two lucrative bookings for our guesthouse, and accomplished a whole lot of other things at work. We visited friends, in the evening, and swapped stories with them.

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Its All About Your Reaction

Think back to the last time you were hospitalised, in order to cure some medical problem which had arisen. It might have been for some minor operation, or for major surgical intervention. Your hospitalisation could have lasted a day, a week, a month.

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Every Action Results in a Reaction

Human life reflects the Newtonian principle that every action results in an equal and opposite reaction. When you give, you will receive. Every person, in every age, who has applied this has found it to be true.

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SA School Projects – The Chaeli Campaign

My first hero, or more accurately group of heroines are Chaeli Mycroft, her sister Erin and her friends Justine, Tarryn and Chelsea Terry.  Chaeli is thirteen years old.  At eleven months, she was diagnosed as being cerebral palsied.  Shortly after …

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The Quest for Self Improvement

The $80 000 per month executive wants his salary raised to 85K; that the driver of the Lamborghini starts to find small faults with his vehicle, and begins to eye the newest model Mazzerati with increasing desire; that the stock exchange player who has just sold his Intel shares at an impressive profit, is hoping to make a killing this week with his General Electric shares. No mansion is big enough when this restlessness takes hold, and a walk-in wardrobe containing thirty suits, four score and three shirts and a hundred neck ties is not yet good enough.

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The Crucial Ommission in the Self-Help Book ‘The Secret’

Rhonda Byrne’s self help book The Secret, and the DVD that accompanies it, has sold many thousands of copies, and generated a great deal of publicity over the past few years. Deservedly so.

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What is Our Purpose in Life?

I’ve been pondering on the word Purpose. A difficult notion, and one which most of us spend not enough time thinking about. This word purpose is bandied about, far too readily, from pulpits and soapboxes, and our leaders, political and religious, incline towards shrink-wrapping the concept into a conveniently labelled package.

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