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The Greatest Challenge for All of Us

Each of us has faced challenges that may have seemed insurmountable.

Our challenges may appear in the guise of life-draining, outer circumstances such as war, the sudden death of a loved one, the slow, grinding presence of chronic poverty, overt or covert racism, or political repression. In these circumstances, our biggest challenge may be to not surrender our humanity, our creativity, and our capacity to love and contribute over to the suffocating grip of cynicism, hate or apathy. This was the challenge and triumph of people like Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

From Results to Accomplishment

"Please don't tell me about how to produce results. I'm an expert at it," Frank said at the beginning of our first LifeCoaching® meeting. His voice was an equal mixture of frustration and resignation. "I know all the steps and tricks. I know how to specify my goals, visualize the outcome, pick a date by when it will be done, go into action, get feedback, make corrections, and take action again until I've achieved the result."

Feeling Great is Your Natural State

"Feeling great" is a multi-dimensional experience. Physically, it may occur as a feeling of vitality and relaxed energy. Emotionally and mentally, it may express itself as joy, as love, as a sense of deeply satisfying well-being, filled with an embracing appreciation for the present. At the causal dimension, it can arise as a powerful experience of authorship for one's own life. At the spiritual dimension, it may arise as direct knowing of being one with all of life and being an expression of Creative Spirit.

Why Most New Year's Resolutions Don't Work!

In the early hours of the morning on January 1, 2001, billions of people on earth will raise a glass or two, and with heartfelt proclamations, will make one or more New Year's resolutions. They will resolve to lose weight, start to exercise, stop smoking, relieve stress, stop getting angry, be more patient, make a difference, start a new career, finish their education, express their love to their spouse and children, and finally act on fulfilling the dreams they have been putting off for years.


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