appreciation

63 Be sad yesterday

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Kahlil Gibran What a relief! The sorrow comes first. The carving tool gets out of the way before you fill the vessel. Most of the search results for “sorrow into joy” point to the Bible. However, citing authority is less powerful than concrete example. Consider instead the rewards of PMA (positive mental attitude) and action. Many success coaches, not only grief counselors, start their stories saying, “I’ve been there.” In the business world the shared sorrow is scarcity. Leaders show how they transformed that into abundance. …

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50 Dreaming failure

My presence entered the building hesitantly, floating in like a photography drone getting a closer view. Unaware of the exterior of the building, I recalled no means of conveyance that had delivered me present in mind and not body. Dreams are like that: concentrated impressions lacking physicality. The extent and purpose of the building were not evident. The greeter at the door was apparently the superintendent of some program. Speaking unclear instructions, he handed me an unusual illumination device. After several attempts I was able to produce a steady light. With that, he admitted me to roam freely. I did …

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